I The Make-Up and Lungleg King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5.50. The coolest cats in Christendom leave their Washington DC HQ to spread their gospel yeh-yeh message to a hungry ﬂock. Mandarin collars. pointy boots. loads of hairspray and manic punk blues testifying are the order of the day. And remember — don’t step on the children.
I Citemikill, Wasted and Intrigue The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5 (advance). £5.50 (door).
I Itehyeoo Park The Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 0588. 9pm. £6. See Sat 22.
I Riser The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9.30pm. Free.
I Borderlord Waxys. Candleriggs. 552 8717. 9.30pm. Free. Country.
I Jam Session MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 3pm. Free.
I Never On The Sabbath The Bongo Club. New Street. 556 5204. 2pm. £1. See Sun 23.
MONDAY 1 Glasgow I Blur and Super Furry Animals SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 6.30pm. £l6/£l4 plus booking fee. No age restriction. Blur’s second arena tour of the country. but as the first one saw them achieve the unthinkable — an atmospheric concert in this barn — don‘t be put off by the thought of having to view them through opera glasses. See feature. page 8. for Damon Albarn‘s opinions on a variety of entirely unrelated topics. I Louise Clyde Auditorium. SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 7pm. £12.50 plus booking fee. The alleged sexiest woman in the world performs her vapid pop hits to a potentially slavering crowd. However. getting hot under the collar is not an option given Louise's deodorant sponsors — you‘ll have to be fragrant and dry instead. I Tom Robinson Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £12. Veteran singer/songwriter who was 'Glad To Be Gay‘ and now performs a World Aids Day gig. I My Life Story, Imogen Heap and Ether The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. A cast of thousands making a diverting. but hardly essential. orchestral pop noise. like the midpoint between Pulp and The Divine Comedy. I Eska. The Ranters, Dp Le Odd and Idlewild The 13th Note Club. Clyde Street. 221 0414. 10pm. £4. Inaugural gig for the new 13th Note club (open till the wee small hours) which is. like all the rest of the week's gigs at the venue. in aid of HIV/sexual health awareness group Network. Fittingly. 13th Note
regulars Eska lead the fray.
I Beatles Beat Christmas Party Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £24.50. Well. it is December.
I Beta The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. Price tbc. Acclaimed new London-based band with Scottish connections who mix dance and rock in a Stone Roses/Primal Scream exciting crossover way.
I T.I.A The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 220 4381. See Mon 24.
I The Charlatans and Bentley Rhythm Ace Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. A residency for the likeable Mancunian retro-poppers who seem to have become enormously popular while everyone was diverted by Oasis shenanigans. Support from the sampladelic Bentley Rhythm Ace who kick off the dance party nicely.
I BMX Bandits, Eugenius and The Starlets The 13th Note Club. Clyde Street. 221 0414. 10pm. £7 (£6). Another Network benefit gig featuring those nice boys BMX Bandits and their old muckers Eugenius. See Thu 27 for The Starlets.
I Wig Wam Bamz Glam Rock Christmas Party Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £24.50. The era of 70s glam dissected. with added tinsel. Not a bad idea. given that the likes of Wizzard and Slade contributed to the most memorable era for Christmas pop hits.
I The Beta Band Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £4.50 plus booking. See Mon 1.
I Mystery Machine. Superunknown and The Melon Farmers Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free.
I Vagabonds Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Larry Guild Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Art Garfunkel soundalike. Plus open mic guest spot. Arrive early to book your space; priority is given to first-time performers.
I My Life Story, Ether and Imogen Heap The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £7. Glorioust camp. foppish orchestral pop in a similar style to Divine Comedy usually featuring a full complement of string and brass musicians. With support from Imogen Heap. an off the wall singer-songwriter. I Songwriters' Showcase Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 8.30pm. £1. Information: 661 5275. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a fifteen minute set.
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An evening with
GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL
Monday 24th November
With Special Guests Richard Shiodell and Betty Elders
8. THE DUKES
Special Guests Buddy 8. Julie Miller
GLASGOW BARBDWLAND WEDNESDAY 26th NOVEMBER
DUNDEE CAIRD HALL
THURSDAY taut DECEMBER TICKETS: 01413398383
TICKETS FROM VENUES, VIRGIN (GLAS & EDIN), TOWER, SECC B/O & WAY AHEAD (1141-3398383 (24HRS).
Saturday 13th / Monday 15th December - 8pm
GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL
Tickets £15/£13 (plus booking fee) from 0141 287 5511
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EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE THEATRE
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