MUSIG rock & pop

ROCK & POP continued


I The Bootleg Beatles Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 8pm. £15/£13. See Sat 13.

I The Beatles Beat Christmas Party Bourboti Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. SOLD OUT.

I Arab Strap, Magoo and Starsail Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. The Strap spread a little happiness and cheer with a special Christmas concert of their favourite carols and Yuletide sotigs. They've also penned sortie of their own carols and early reports hint at titles such as 'l‘ather Christmas ls A Manic Depressive Alcoholic' and ‘Rudolf'l'he Red .‘s'osed Drugs Mule Can't (iet A Bird'.

I Superstar 'l'lte l3th Note ('ltib. ('lyde Street. 221 (NH. lllptti. £4. Heart- breaking pop from Joe McAlinden.


I The Supernaturals Liquid Rooms. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm. £7.50 in advance frorn the Assembly Rooms and Virgin (lidinburgh and Glasgow). ()r front Way Ahead's 24 hour credit card line on 0141 339 8383. See l~'ront1ines. I Chris Barber Jazz And Blues Band Usher Hall. l.ot|iiati Road. 228 1155 7pm. £15. £16. £ 1 7. Jill]. and blues with special guest Paul Jones.

I Rainmaker, Liquid Lunch arid The Yardheads The Attic. l)yer's Close. Cow gate. 225 8382. 9pm. £3. Three rockin' local indie bands.

I Jazz Joint The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 220 4381. 10. 30pm. Batid on stage at midnight. £3 (£2). Musician Union members free. See Mon 9



I Machihehead, Entombed anti Misery Loves Co Barrowlaiid. (iallowgate. 552 4601. 7 l0pnii'8p1tts booking fee. No age restriction. ;\ois_v young chaps who play their guitars lat too loud.

I The Supernaturals, Ether and Soundbuggy The (image. Saucliicltall Street. 248 6606. 7pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. See l-rontlines.

I Chaser, Nevertheless and Late Night Foreign Radio King Tut's Walt Walt Htit. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50.

I Car Wash Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 014 I. 7pm. SOLD ()1 "1'. See Tue 9.

I Remedy. Casino arid Nova Express Glory Box. Curlers. Bytes Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free.

I Vagabonds Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Alex Osborne Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Songwriters tnainstay plays tracks from his album Let Me ll'titt'lr lbttr Lips Move. Plus open mic

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Arab Strap tie up a very successful year with gigs at Glasgow's Nice 'N' Sleazy, Mon 15: Edinburgh the Attic Tue 16

guest spot. Arrive early to book your place; priority will be given to first-time performers.


I Arab Strap. Pilotcan and Macrocosmica The Attic. Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 8pm. i’rice tbc. What else to say about the rather fantastic Arab Strap'.’ 1 think I'll take this opportunity to thank them personally for restoring my faith in Scottish indie music. Thanks guys and 1 mean that from the bottom of the part of my body whiclt used to like The Pastels. Willi support from iidinburgh's answer to the wigged otit antics of Sebadoh. who will be firing out songs front their Social/v lite/u limo (livol Records) album.

I Amnesty International's Clash Of The Classrooms The Jaffacake. Kings Stables Road. 557 2957. Five bands from schools in and around lidinburgli

compete iti front of a learn of judges. The


winners get a day's recording at Rlil. Studios and support front Forth 1~.\l. This event has been organised to support the plight ofcliildren in Uganda.

I Songwriters’ Showcase Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 8.30pm. £1. ltiforriiatioti: 661 5275. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a fifteen-minute set.

I Jazz Joint The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 220 4381. 10pm. £4 (£3). le. members free. Batid on stage at llptii. See Tue 9.


I Counting Crows and Betty Serveert Clyde Auditorium. SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 7pm. SOLD OUT. See preview.

I The Abba Experience Christmas Party Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. SOLD OUT. See Mon 8. I Kato, Slightly Under and Gavin Taylor The Vale. Dundas Street. .332 4928. 9 m. Free.

I The azes Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I The Johnny 7 Brel. 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. Party night with the moustachioed maestros of cheesitiess.

I Blackstone and Middle Men

Harle s. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 01698 4581 4. 9pm. Free.


I Superstar, Annie Christian and Tantrum The Attic. Dyer’s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. £3 in advance. £4 on the door. Bellshill-style Glasgow indie from Superstar. With support from V2 signings Annie Christian and Tantrurn

who we at The List think are rather nice . because they sent us copies of their

'Tantrum ligg' Cl) on Floppy Records.

I Jazz Joint The Honeycotiib. Blair

Street. 220 4381. 10pm. £4 (£3). .\l.1.'. rnetnbers free. Band on stage at I 1 30pm. See Wed ll).



I Life Of Agony The (‘tilliotiscfi lillltill Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. Nosebleed noise merchants.

I Catcher, Flurt arid Captain 22 King

Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. l'lnergetic rock front Catcher.

I Rumours Bourbon Street. (ieoige Street. 552 0141. 7pm S()l.1)()1"1'. See Thu 11.

I Blue River Giants Nice 'n‘ Slea/y. Sauchrehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm

I Big Wednesday and Shallow

Straw berry Fields, ()swald Street. 221 .5911. 8pm. £3. Local popsters.

I Soft Porn Eddie, The Chosen arid Nucleus Fury .‘slurrys. .‘slasw ell Street. 221 6511. 9pm. £3 (advance). Lil (door). including entry to post-gig club Loveshack.

I Johnny Gator And The Bourtree Hillbillies The State Bar. Holland Street. 332 2159. 9.30pm. Free. Caiun and zydeco.

I The Dazes Wasy's. ('andlettggs. 8717. 9.30pm. Free.

I Seattle Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Open Stage The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 8.30pm. Free. See Thu 11.

I Live Music MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free. Bands from North Glasgow College.

I Cuba Waxys Dargles. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 0885. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Commercials Rico's. Ann Street.


Greenock. 01475 783 705. 10pm. £2.


I Flsh Liquid Rooms. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. £7.50 in advance from Ripping Records and Virgin. The Stilti‘c'lx OI; Empire tour - which began in Scotland back it) May and has since visited eighteen countries worldwide returns to tartan soil for what should be a sell-out affair. Following this tour. Fish will be starting work immediately on a new album.

I Gasglant and Sofia 147 The Attic.

Dyer's Close. Cowgate. 225 8.382. 9pm. £3. I Jazz lolnt The Honeycomb. Blair

Street. 220 4381. 9pm. £2. M.L'.

members free. Band on stage at midnight. See Thu 11.


Dates listed below are for one-off and ticketed shows: see separate section for free residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least

ten days before ublication.lazz

listin s compile by Kenny Mathieson.

Glasgow I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre. 72 Berkeley Street. 221

3154. Membership details from lirnie

Speirs. 14(i1endee Road. Retifrew. 1‘A4 ll.-\l). SSb 2949 5‘ 30pm John l’atkes l‘raises "The Reriiatktble (‘armell .loties'


I Scott Hamilton with Guy Barker and Herb Geller ()tieen‘s Hall. (‘lerk Street. 287 5511. LS. £9501L'6). .-\ gathering of ace horn players. who will be heard Ill various combinations with the rhythm section. Tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton and trumpeter (itiy Barker are regular visitors. while Herb (ieller's‘ unctttous alto sax work made a huge impression on those who heard his support slot to Sit/antic

Bontiar earlier this year. Hartitltotis new alhutti is a collection of (’htistmas tunes. so be prepared to be seasonal.

I lools Holland and His Rhythm and

Blues Orchestra t'slit-t Hall. rotittan Road. 228 1155 7.30pm. £14 50. Jools‘s lit/l credentials are pretty llllll. btit he does play some fine boogie-\yoogte piano

I Midnight Blue (‘afe (itaffiti. liast London Street (Mansfield Church). 557 8003. 10 30pm 2am. band onstage around 11.30pm. All tickets on door. £4. .\lttstc from (‘oltn Steele's (iroove

.\lerchants. feattttitifl \ocalist Sottbie


I Bongo Club Cabaret New Street Hindu“. () l-l .\'t‘\\' .Slt't‘t'l. 5.50 5204558 7601. 10pm 3am L5 (l; 3 i. (‘abaret night with that master of 1111/ hokrim. l-iarl ()kiti. plus guests.

I Beat l.;l lit‘llt' Allgt'lt‘. lltls'llt‘s (’lose. ('ow gate. 225 2774 11pm 3am. batid on stage lam L6 ( £51 L 3 before 11.30pm l.tve riiusrc from the 1 (union- based lurik-ia/l otitt'tt liow l1 To '1 lie Bone


Glasgow I Scott Hamilton with Guy Barker and Herb Geller Mott Hall. Mitchell

'l‘heatte. (iranville Street. 287 5511. 8pm

£8.50 (9.6) See in 5


I Lizzard Lounge Cafe (itattttt. i-Last London Street (Mansfield Church). 55" 8003. Club starts 10 30pm. band on-stage tiitdtitglit. All tickets on door. £6 (£5) Popular _i;i//-t'tirik/l..ttitt club night. Tonight's ltse band are the Basic Collective.

I Power of Scotland Big Band Henry's Cellar Bar. 8 .‘slorrtson Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. Midnight. £4 (£3). No confirmation of Henry's December programme as yet. so check with serum to make sure this is happening.



I John Rae Trio Henry's Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp ABC Cinema). 221 1288. 10pm. £3 (£2). Brian Kellock (piano). Kenny Fllis (drums) and John Rae (drums).



I T.I.A (Transient lschaemlc Attack) Kulu‘s Jazz Joint. The Honeycomb. 36—38a Blair Street. 226 2151. 10.30prn—3atn. band on stage midnight. £3 (£2). Mellow jazz-funk dancefloor

s ibes from the Jabba crew.