rock & pop
Gigs are listed by date, then by cit . Performances Will be listed, provi ed that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Rock 8r Pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd and .lim Byers.
Tickets for most medium/large concerts can be bought from the following:
Virgin, Arger Street. 204 5151 Tower Records Argyle Street. 204 2500.
Credit card bookings from: Ticket Link: 327 551i.
Virgin Princes Street. 330 3334. Ripping Records South Bridge. 226 7010.
Assembly Rooms George Street. 220 4349
I Annie Christian, Fabulous arid Riser King Tut‘s Walt Walt “at. St \'incent Street. 33l 537‘). S.3()ptii. £3.50. .-\ trio of rising bands lioni (iiasgtm and Iidinburgh. Annie (‘hristian recently signed to V3. their debut single /.rtt'(’ This Life should be out in March.
I The Pearsons Bourbon Street. (ieorge Street. 553 (ll-ll. 9pm. £3 (£13.95). Soul band from Aberdeen.
I Superunknown, Gringo and De- Nature (Tavern Bar. Stratther University l'nion. Johti Street. 553 1805. 9.30pm. I-‘ree. Students and guests.
I Hazel Dean (‘asentlish West Tollcross. 33.S 3353. 9pm 3am. £5. Classic Slis pop iront the diva who brought us ‘Searchin' ’. Smart dress only“. noieans. no trainers.
I Live Music (‘anon's‘ (iait. 333 Cationgate. 556 4-18 I. Spin. liree. With a band t.b.c.
I Divide And Conquer The Tap ()'I.auriston. I.atiriston I’Iace. 33‘)-I()~1I. 8pm. Free. Local rockers.
I Tin Comic & Dragonball The Attic. (‘owgate 335 8383. 7.30pm. £3. Local indie op group with dtial vocals.
I Ca mer Subway. (‘tmgatcn 335 (i766. 8pm. £3. ()tltlill)‘. breezy poppy indie action from this (ialashiels-based band.
I The Verve Barrowland. (ittIIt)\\ gate. 553 Jbiil. 7.30pm. S()I,I) ( MT The Verve continue to sweep all beloie them. These two gigs were sold otit pi‘acticaII)‘ before they \\ ere announced. How does a skinny Iad \HIII sunken cheeks do it‘.’ See Iirontlincs‘. page 3
I Born In The USA Bourbon Street. George Street. 553 ()H 1. 9pm. £3 (£I3.‘)5). I'nstitpristngl}; a Bruce Springsteen tribute act.
I The Amphetameanies, The Finger Creams and Captain 22 King Tut‘s Walt Walt IIut. St Vincent Street. 33l 537‘). S.3()pni. £3.50. Triple bill. including the all-star ska action ot'The Allipiiclillllt‘ttlllCS.
I Spong and The Brown Family Ratnshorn Theatre. Ingram Street. 553 348‘). Spin. £3 (‘4 I .50).
I The Stills, Casino and Ian McVie (‘avern Bar. Strathclyde l'ntversitv L'nion. .Iohn Street. 553 lt\")5. 9.30pm. Free. Students and guests.
I The Nimmo Brothers Ktlkctitt\'s. John Street. 553 3505. 5 -7pm. I‘tee.
I Die Happy ttbc) Kilkenns s. John Street. 552 3505. 9.30pm. I‘i'ee.
I The Nimmo Brothers (‘Iytle Bar.
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i Ear plugs in for the New Year noise core.
[it ‘ \ FOLK Celtic Connections The fifth festival of Celtic music touches down to give the January blues a solid kick up the hoolie. From the ultra traditional to the avant- garde via the contemporary With a twist. all musical life is here and thrivrng, including Natalie Mactvlaster (above). '
on pp 32. Glasgow: various venues, Thu 75 Ian-Sun 7 Feb.
The Verve As ’Bittersweet Symphony’ and ‘The Drugs Don't Work' top the singles polls in almost every publication's end of year round-up, The Verve are
i riding a tidal wave of acclaim. Catch them before Richard Ashcroft throws a strop and throws in the towel Glasgow, Barrow/and, Sat 70 8' Sun 77 Jan.
The NME Miller Tour Thrusting, hot new talent from The StereOphonics,
and Ultrasound. Check them now before they play stadiums. Or at least the Barrowland. See preview, pp 55 Glasgow: The Garage, Thu 15 Jan. CLASSiCAL
Poles Apart The BBC Scottish Symphony celebrate the musrc of
, Poland including Gorecki’s Third Symphony as well as works by Szymanowski, Paderewski and Lutoslawski. Jerzy tvlaksymiuk conducts in the atmospheric Surroundings of
. Greyfriars Kirk. Edinburgh: Greyfriars Kirk, Fri 76 8 Wed 27 Jan.
. Kenny Davern Always a welcome viSitor, the great American mainstream clarinetist wrll be iomed by the Tom Finlay Trio down in deepest Partick. Glasgow; Part/Ck Burgh Hall, Wed 14
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See separate preview and listings section
Asian Dub Foundation, theaudience (sic)
West (‘Iydc‘ Street. Iit‘Iettsbut'gh. (H436 073 357. 9.30pm. Free. A quick dash ; from (ilasgow to perform this acotistic set.
I A Tribute To Tom Jones ('ax'endish.
West 'I‘ollcros's. 338 3353. 9pm 3am. £5.
Tom Jones co\ers from the tribute act that \Hili on 'Stars In Your Eyes.
I Sugarhouse Nobles Bar. Constitution
? Street. l.eith. 553 3373. 9pm. I‘ree. High
calorie R 'n‘ H otttltt.
I Unique Freak The Tap ()'I.aurtston. I.atiriston Place. 33‘) 40-1 I. Upni. I-‘ree. I.ocal rock.
I Live Music Henry's Cellar liar. Morrison Street. 33l I388. 9pm. I’rice t.b c. With a band the.
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GLASGOW OLD FRUITMARKET THURSDAY 19th FEBRUARY
oNLY SCOTTISH DATE
KING TUT’S WAH WAH HUT SATURDAY 7th FEBRUARY
EDINBURGH ASSEMBLY ROOMS SUNDAY 1st MARCH ABERDEEN MUSIC HALL MONDAY 2nd MARCH
'5‘ 1"! J: I?!" first ‘9 (r? GLASGOW ARCHES SUN_DAY 25th JANUARY
ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION
Illa/70h]!!! theaudience GLASGOW GARAGE THURSDAY 15th JANUARY
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