MUSIC rock & pop



Rick Ross Mon 8 ember

The former Deacon Blue front-man performs a solo set.


Craig McMurdo’s

Cool Yule Mon 15 December A Christmas special featuring the smooth sounds of the top crooner and his band That Swing Thong. £4/£8

Pitch Perfect’s

Christmas Box Sun 21 December

Enjoy a sparkle oi Christmas magic with corals and music, mulled wine and mince pies.

£2/£6 All Shows 7.30pm

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58TllEIJST 5—18 Dec 1997

ROCK & POP continued



I Oasis and Travis SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 6.30pm. SOLD OUT. The Manc lads should have no problem rocking the SECC in what must be an ‘intimate' show for them. Good call for local angst rockers Travis who are supporting for the whole tour.

I Alan Price Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £12.50 (£32.50 with dinner). See Sat 6.

I Healer. Saint and Peter McKay King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4.

I The Verukers Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Hellfire Club The Halt Bar.

Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9.30pm.

Free. Country rock combo. I Borderlord Waxys. Candleriggs. 552

8717. 9.30pm. Free. Country.

I Jam Session MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. Starts 3.30pm. Free. I Ricky Ross Harbour Arts Centre. Harbourside. lrvine. 01294 274059. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). The cit-Deacon Blue man plays the first of a few Scottish shows to promote his latest album.

I Peter O'Hare East Kilbride Arts Centre Cafe. ()ld Coach Road. Fast Mains. East Kilbride. 013552 61000. 2.30pm. Free. Unplugged session.


I l.X. Polvadine Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Your one option for live music in Edinburgh tonight and nobody seems to know anything about them.

MONDAY 8 Glasgow

I Oasis and Travis SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 6.30pm. SOLD OUT. See Sun 7.

I Echobelly, Rialto and Bennet The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. The prospects for superior pop at this gig look slim. with Echobelly still flailing around playing undistinguished indie slop to smaller returns and newer bods Rialto and Bennet sounding. respectively. too derivative of Pulp and too damn jolly and irritating by half.

I The Abba Experience Christmas Party Bourbon Street. George Street. 5520141. 7pm. SOLD OUT. They look nothing like the Swedish gods. but they‘re still billed as Scotland's No.1 Abba tribute act.

I The Elvis 97 Comeback Special Nice 'n' Sleazys. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Takes the forin of an lilvis jam night. Get in their early if you want it) do ‘Suspicious Minds'.

I National Park and International Airport Glasgow School ()fArt. Renfrew Street. 3320691. 8.30pm. Free. Plus illumination DJs. Shapes will be thrown. stars will be reached. no money will chan e hands.

I Ricky oss Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). See Sun 7.


I Rock Salt 8: Nails and Gallus The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £5. Traditional Scottish music from the Shetlanders who have a very good female singer. with support frotn the folk-punk rockers Gallus.

I Dive and Pretty Kamikaze The Attic. Dyer's Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 9pm. £3.

I Jazz Joint The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 2204381. 10.30pm. Band on stage at midnight. £3 (£2). Musician Union members free. An evening of progressive jazz. hip hop and funk with resident band The Jabba Collective.

I 2I4 Blues Session Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 446 2277. 8pm. Free. The last 2/4 Blues session of the year. All players and listeners welcome. Grab that moothie!

Weller searches for the lost chord at Glasgow's Barrowland, Tue 9 & Wed 10


. Glasgow

I The Prodigy and The Foo Fighters SFICC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 6.30pm. £15 plus booking fee. .\'o age restriction so the adolescents 01(ililsgtm can be depraved by the naughty Prodigy current controversial single 'Sinack My

Bitch L'p'. Still a demonic rock force live

and one of the ctmlest-looking bands around. They dig the Foo Fighters. so

asked Dave (irohl and (‘o on tour as their

fairly incongruous melodic garage rock support.

I Paul Weller and Carleen Anderson Barrowland. (iallowgate. 552 4601.

7.30pm. S()l.l)()1."1‘. \Veller‘s been a

naughty boy too recently. throwing a

: strop. spending the night behind bars and emerging in the morning with a pelted

lip. But the fans don't care - he's still the

.‘yltxlfather. doing his best to remain the Steve Winwood of his generation. Support from former Young Disciple Carleen Anderson. who has sung many a backing vocal for Weller in her time.

I Car Wash Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. S()l.l)()l"l~ .-\n

act which recreates the glittery disco ei'a.

I The Laments, Parker and The

Shining Glory Boy. Curlers. Bytes Road.

334 1284. 8.30pm. Free.

I Vagabonds Kilkennys. John Street.

552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring

Thomas Cameron Btaeki'riais. Bell

Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. launch

night for the fourth Glasgow Songwriters compilation Cl). Plus open mic guest

spot. Arrive early to book your place;

I priority will be given to first-time



' I The Damned and The Grisly Ghosts

Of Guy The Venue. Calton Road. 557

3073. 8pm. £9. Yes. it's them. It‘s The

Damned and they're out on a 20th anniversary tour. reliving those moments

when they ranked alongside seminal

bands such as The Pistols. The Clash. The Stranglers and The Bu/Jcocks. Needless to say. this line-up does of

course feature l).ive \Xtiiiaii and his nutty iiiate (‘aptain Sensible. With support from a local baiid who weie. in fact. founder members ot'l'lie Damned fanclub. They are also mad as fuckin' liattei‘s.

I Songwriters’ Showcase ‘t‘i-on Tavern. llunter Square. 8.30pm. £1. Information: 661 527.5 Weekly forum for lidinbui'gli-lmsed singer soiigwiiteis.

w itii anybody \yelcoiiie to perform a fifteen-iiiiniite set.

I Fireside Aliens and The Selfish Gene ilVllt‘ :\111L’. “yet A\ (.ltl\C. (.11“ fittit‘. 225 8382. 9pm, £3. llaid-hitting ptiiik from The Aliens. alternatne l'S. rock (it la Sonic Youthi from the support.



I Paul Weller and Carleen Anderson Harrow land. (ialloyy gate. 553 4601 730pni. St )1.1) ( )1 "1 See The 9,

I The Three Bees liouibon Street. (ic‘ot'gc‘ Street. 55311141 “pm $01.1) ()1‘1‘ Bee (iees tribute w hich also comprises three brothers.

I Ca one And The Bullets, The

Amp etameanies .llltl Proi Skaiik ‘ii‘ i’tcklt‘. .lillt‘ 13111x01t‘(.llll‘.(il)klk‘Silt‘t'l. 321 ()4 I4 10pm. £3, The ska/punk club is the first of the former 13th Note's iegular clubs to stage a gig at the new late-night club. featuring ska veterans (‘apotie And The Bullets and The .-\inphetanieanies. featuring ietugees front a number of familiar (ilasgow bands.

I The Kaisers .‘s'iee 'ii' Slea/y. Sauchiehall Sheet. ‘33 963" 9pm Better than any tribute band. The ls'aisei's evoke the early days of \y hite man's rock ‘n' roll with quifftastic results Just tiy soiling out the coy eis fiom the oiiginal material. I King Kirby, Shah-Mak, Atlantis and Chemical Imbalance King Tut‘s watt \Vah litit. St Vincent Sheet. 221 5279. 8.30pm. ‘2' 3. .\ quartet of bands from North (ilasgow ('ollege

I The Beekeepers. Venus and Cortez Strawberry l‘lelds. ()syyald Street. 321 5911. Spin. £3.

I The Dazes Kilkennys. .lohn Street. 52