rock & pop
Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Performances will be listed, provi ed that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Rock 8: Pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow) & Jim Byers (Edinburgh).
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I The Lighthouse Family and Ali Clyde Auditorium. SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 7pm. £15/£l3.50/£12. No age restriction. so absolutely anyone can become stultified with boredom at this bland ‘soul’ outfit.
I Faithless and Pauline Taylor The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7pm. £9.50 plus booking fee. If you want soul. funk and general boogie on down beside a number of dance genres. try this lot. Live. the variety can let them down — the up-for-it crowd won‘t be able to dance themselves dizzy. given their fondness for quirky ditties and ballad-like moments. but ifyou fancy a show which covers a lot of ground. go see.
I China Crisis Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £7.50 (£22.50 with dinner). A China Crisis track was featured recently on I’m Alan Partridge. as the wake-up call on Radio Norwich‘s breakfast show. Did any of you children ofthe 80s think it would come to this? A harmless pop band of your adolescence being held up to ridicule — tsk. tsk.
I Montrose Avenue, The Honeyflys and The Radoos King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. Up and coming guitar band with slight country influences and an ex-member of the dreaded Menswear. who they sound nothing like we hasten to add.
I Greg Garing Nice ’n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £4. An artist with his roots in country. but an eye on contemporary developments. He’s
collaborated with Ruby's Lesley Rankine on his new album Alone.
I Els Red. Freeloader and Tonic The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). including ent to post-gig club Blag.
I The Cobramatics McChuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I Doctor No MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.
I Get Fruity Waxy Dargles. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 0885. 9.30pm. Free. 70s soul and disco covers.
I The Fall and Foil The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £9. John Peel‘s favourite grumpy pissed Manc genius returns to the capital — a city he loves so much he wrote a song about it (‘l’m An Edinburgh Man Myself‘). To further the Edinburgh connection. the tour support Foil - signed to Mute Records - also hail from the Reekie. Get your tickets pronto folks. because this one is going to sell out.
I Nick Harper Cafe Royal. West Register Street. 346 7231. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Nick Harper — son of Roy — returns to Edinburgh following his outstanding performances at last year's Festival. Look out for material from Harper‘s latest album Alcopop which was produced by Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze. Expect strong confident singing and a percussive guitar style combined with inventive
son writing and sharp humour.
I T e Glitter Band Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. The original backing band who used to rock the joint with Gary.
I Bangtwister and Kill I The Tap O'I.auriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Retro 70s rock from the excellently named Bangtwister who have just done a Peel Session.
I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Corner of Broughton Street. 557 8003. 10.30pm. £5 (£4). New Friday night slot for this vibing club night which aims to take a fresh look at the jazz scene by adding soul vocals and a wee bit of hip hop attitude.
I Makossa Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 11pm. £4 (£3). African rhythms
I Sunjamming and Super Van City Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2. Bright and breezy indie in a Dodgy style from Sunjamming. similar stuff but with a harder edge from the support.
I Pigpen Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. A wild mix of pop. rock. funk and folk from the born-to-be eclectic Pigpen.
I Glenn Tilbrook King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £9. The former Squeeze mainstay with the affecting high voice and winning ways with sharp. knowing pop songs.
The Fall's Mark E. Smith smiles upon The Venue Edinburgh, Fri 21 and The Garage , Glasgow, Sun 23
I China Crisis Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 ()141. 7pm. £7.50 (£22.50 with dinner). See Fri 21.
I MacFloyd and Maxwell’s Wheels The Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 ()599. 9pm. £5. Scottish Floyd tribute crew who Choose to ignore the pre-Dark Side Of The Mmm material — in other words. the good stuff.
I El Hombre Trajeado and The Karelia Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Strutting sounds with The Karelia‘s Noel Coward aristo classiness. as heard on new single ‘I.ove’s A Cliche’. Doing :1 Scary Spice to their Posh Spice is El Hour-“e Trajeado.
I God's Boyfriend, Kayenta and The Laments The Arena. ()swald Street. 221 3010. 9.30pm. £3. Bolshy East Kilbride quartet with a single ‘Pond‘ out now. who confessed in the last issue of The List that there will always be a Joan Jett element to their music. Support from Edinburgh and Aberdeen combos.
I Funkmish and Supernova Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I DS Murray Quartet McChuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Hard bop. I Vagabonds Waxys. Candleriggs. 552 8717. 9.30pm. Free. i I Itchycoo Park MacSorleys. Jamaica ' Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free. Tribute to the mod era.
I The Nimmo Brothers Kilkennys. . John Street. 552 3505. 5—7pm. Free. | I Die Happy Kilkennys. John Street. 1 552 3505. 9pm. Free. Funk rock and storming covers.
I Red Greens Blues Band Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I ABICD The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £5. Yup. you guessed it. an AC/DC tribute band.
I Dorian and Microsurf Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Talented
young Edinburgh band currently courting interest from the likes of V2. Passion Records and Island Music. With retro 70s rock from Microsurf.
I Sugarfree, Chickweed and Honeypot Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. Sugarfree are currently in the process of signing a deal with an indie label. Chickweed follow up their ‘Perfect Day‘ single on Human Condition with the forthcoming ‘Squawk’ on Evol Records — they also have a new vocalist called Donna and a lorryload of new tunes.
I The Flying Emporers Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Eight-piece showband who have been to The Cavendish several times before and gathered quite a wee following.
I Mystery Juice The Bongo Club. New Street. 556 5204. 10pm. £4 (£3). Edinburgh's suave groovers and hip hop hunters. fresh from a Real World funded recording session. host an evening of exemplary entertainment. Also performing are cabaret killers Hipopera and DJs Smack and Wreckage from club night Boogie Mo Dynamo.
I Archbishop Kebab The Tap ()‘l.auriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Experimental. offbeat punk from this local band. This is an ACE benefit.
I Jazz Syndicate Cafe Grafﬁti. Mansfield Place Church. Corner of Broughton Street. 557 8003. 10.30pm. £6 (£5). West Coast groove merchants led by drummer Paddy Flagherty make their second appearance at this very popular club night. Be advised to arrive early for this one.
I The Fall and Foil The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £9.50 plus booking fee. The brilliantly cantankerous and ever-inventive Fall show how to still do it after twenty years railing against the biz we call show. during which time they’ve produced 30 albums including newie Lei'irate. Surely it's time for a Mark E. Smith This Is Your Life?
I Man . . . 0r Astroman? and Toenut King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Crazed aliens who have adopted the earth form of music known as ‘surf instrumental' to communicate with terrestrial life forms. Haven't a clue what they‘re on about but
j it sure as hell entertains. ' I Judy Tzuke Bourbon Street. George
Street. 5520141. 7pm. £9.50 (£24.50
with dinner). The MOR chanteuse
renowned for her hit ballad ‘Stay With Me Till Dawn'. even though she's had eight albums hit the Top 50.
I AB/CD and Venus The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5. AB/CD tribute band promise to shake you all night long. Well. half an hour anyway.
I Fineline, Peri and Crackdown Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
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