rock & pop


Gigs are listed by date, then by ci . Performances Will be listed, provi ed that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Rock 8t Pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow) and Jim Byers (Edinburgh).

Ticket information

Tickets for most mediumllarge concerts can be bought from the following:

Virgin, Argyle Street. 204 5151 Tower Records Argyle Street, 204 2500.

Credit card bookings from: Ticket Link: 227 5511.


Virgin Princes Street, 220 3234. Ripping Records South Bridge. 226 7010. '

Assembly Rooms George Street,

220 4349

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I Celtic Connections See. separate listings.

I Paradise Lost The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 248 6606. 7pm. £8 pltrs booking fee. No age restriction in order that hoary metalltirgists Paradise Lost can corrupt the youth of today.

I Mike Peters King 'l‘ut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7. The ex-Alarm man may no longer sport the wild. lacquered hair btrt he still tries to squee/e statliurrt-sized passion into intimate venues where the faithful congregate to hear his rebel songs. Sadly. everyone else tuned out a long time ago. I Counterfeat Bourbon Street. George Street. 5520141. 9pm. £3 (£12.95 with dinner). Ramalama boogie-woogie Little Feat tribute crew.

I Soulfinger and The Hair Pocket Nice 'n' Sleazy. Satrchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. .‘vlelotlic alternative sounds front The Hair l’ocket.

I Trampas (irantl ()1e()pr'y. Paisley Road 'l'oll. 429 5396. 7pm. £2. Country knees-up with live hand. cheap booze and much jollilication.

I The Cobramatics McChuill's. High Sll‘t‘t‘l. .552 213.5. 10pm. i'ilt‘C.

I Live Music Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.


I Jackie Graham Cavendish. West 'l'ollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Classic 80s pop from the woman who scored chart success with hits like ‘Set Me Free'. ‘Matetl' and. ofcourse. ‘Could It Be l'm Falling 1n l.ove'.".

I Solaris, Beamer anti Fungola Cas Rock. Westport. 229 434 l. 10pm. £3. Local guitar pop and rock.

I Big Eyed Beans The Tap ()'l.auriston. Lauriston Place. .229 4041. 9pm. Free. Whistle Bmkie regulars who peddle a nice enjoyable litre in pop. rock and funk. I Midnight Blue ('al'e (.irafliti. Mansfield l’lace Church. Corner of Broughtorr Street. .557 8003. 10.30pm. £4. Live music for a younger crowd of jazz. soul and ftrnk fans.

I Freebase Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. Midnight. £4 (£3). Ftrrtk.

I Dave Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2. Small Faces' style rocking from this local batrd with the prolific graffiti artist.



I Celtic Connections See separate listings.

I Green Day Barrowland. Ciallow gate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. No age restriction. The lirst of two sold otrt nights demonstrating that there will always be a place in our hearts for dumb- ass adolescent thrashing from Yankee nerds. See preview.

I Foil, Hurt and Silverback King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4. See Famespotting for Foil. Edinburgh's latest scary export. Support Flurt are a poppy contrast to Foil‘s hard noise. with a Bluetonesy sound.

I Speeder and Chickweed The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 10pm. £3. See singles for Speeder. With support from an Edinburgh indie crew who got Mark Radcliffe‘s single of the week recently with ‘Squawk'.

I Bangtwister and The Thanes Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauclriehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £2.50. The spirit of MC5 lives on in the psychedelic garage sounds of Bangtwister who have just released ‘Grounded‘. an authentic-sounding pastiche of late 60s rock ‘n' roll. available on wax cylinder. Tire Thanes take a similar archivist approach to rock. but it's all good for the heart. soul and feet.

I Tommy Truesdale Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road T011. 429 5396. 7pm. £2. The rocking end of the country spectrum with Tommy Truesdale and his band. a sort of Gallon Drunk for the older generation.

I The Dazes Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 9pm. £3 (£12.95 with dinner).

I Fred Quimby Quartet MeC‘httill‘s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Latin and an vibes front the popular combo. I T e Cobramatics McC‘huill‘s Way Out West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 221 5569. 9pm. Free.

I The Vagabonds Waxys. Candleriggs. 552 8717. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Nimmo Brothers Kilkennys‘. John Street. 552 3505. 5—7pm. Free.

I Live Music Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.


I Whiteout La Belle Angele. llastie's Close. Cowgate. 225 2774. 11pm. £4. The North cltrb night kicks off its season of indie beats with a live set from Greenock guitar merchants Whiteout. Listen out for their excellent new comeback single ‘Kickotit'.

I Thanes, Moniac and Macrocosmica Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. Authentic beat sounds from The Thanes and unholy chaos from Macrocosmica. Brendan O‘Hare‘s new band.

I Bootleg Buddy Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. A tribute to the late. great Buddy Holly.

I The Phonics and The Small Trees The Attic. [)yer's Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Let your hair down to The Phonics' Ocean Colour Scene rockouts. orjust sing along to The Small Trees' indie covers. This is an under 18s night. hence the earl I start time.

I Grisly Ghosts 0 Guy and The Social Leper The Tap O'l.auriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Horriiic garage punk from Edinburgh's favourite scary band. with support front 1)warves- ish high speed hardcore act with a rather unpleasant name.

I Lizzard Lounge Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Corner of Broughton Street. 557 8003. 9.30pm. £6 (£5). The Jazz Upsetters. featuring Colin Steele and Paddy Flagherty. play live at this immensely enjoyable cltrb night. Expect an older crowd and a cool retro soundtrack which covers soul. funk. Latin and the like.

I Live Music Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. Midnight. £4 (£3). With a live band the.

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I Celtic Connections See separate listings.

I Green Day Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. No age restriction. See preview.

I Dubstar and Santa Cruz The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 9pm. £8. The gossamer pop of Dubstar is not best suited to the live environment. btrt if watching a young lady with long eyelashes standing immobile at her microphone arrtl cooing gracefully is your bag. you‘re gonnajust love this gig. Support from a hotly-tipped thrusting new combo.

I Biffy Clyro Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street 333 9637. 9pm.

I Cimarron Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7pm. £2. Country. I Tabasco Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Live Music Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.


I Shooglenifty The Bongo Club. New Street. 5.56 5204. 9pm. £8 (£6 concessions and kiltwearers). Celebrate Burns Night with one of Edinburgh's funkiest outfits. Other special guests will present renditions of the band‘s popular and lesser known songs. DJ Wreckage will provide tunes in the bits inbetween. Free dram on entry while stocks last.

MONDAY 26 ' Glasgow

I Celtic Connections See separate listings.

I Barry Manilow SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 6.30pm. £12.50/£20/ £25/£35. He sings the songs that make the whole world cry big Bazza and his amazing keyboard skills are not to be underestimated. Look what Take That were able to do with ‘Could It Be Magic'. if you cart brave the rampant mums. this could be showtime.

I Nimbus Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. Free. Acid dub funk electronic septet. No. really.

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rock & pop MUSIC

H it list Tune in, turn on and listen up. Prepositionson‘ 415.

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David Byrne All rise and give a warm welcome for the man who has explored most musical forms and emerged with credibility intact. See preview, page 30 Glasgow: Old Frultmarket, Tue 27 Ian; Edinburgh: Queen ’5 Hall, Wed 28 Jan. FOLK

Celtic Connections The fun, trolics and hearty bewy sessions continue as all things Celtic and musical combine to reach heaven and raise hell. Look out for James Taylor. John Prine, Iris DeMent and a concert hall full of other stars. See Celtic Connections section, page 30. Glasgow: various venues, until Sun 1 Feb.


Simon Purcell Octet A rare visit from the pianist, with his imaginative Octet, featuring saxophonist lean Toussaint and the rhythm team of Steve Watts and Gene Calderazzo. Worth checking out. Glasgow: Tron Theatre, Tue 27; Stirling: Tolbooth, Wed 28; Edinburgh: Tron Tavern, Thu 29.

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall presents

Kirov Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Stravinsky


internationalsenes m

Friday 30 January 7.30pm EBB-£14.50. Discounts available

2 Sauchtenali Street, Glasgow 62 31le

One of the most distinguished orchestras in the. world perform in Glasgow for the first time under the baton of the inimitable Valery Gergiev.

Conductor - Valery Gergiev Soloist - Alexander Toradze

Francesca da Rimini

Concerto for Piano and Wind instruments Rimsky Korsakov Prelude, Invisible City of Kitezh Symphony No2


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Info 0141 353 4137 Booking 0141 287 5511

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