rock & pop


Gigs are listed by date, then by cig'. Performances WI" be listed, provi ed that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Rock 8r Pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow) 8i Jim Byres (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 55 ll.


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

Assembly Rooms George Street, 220 4349



I Chickweed, Remedy and The Slide King 'l‘ut‘s Walt Walt Hut. St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8.30pm. £4. Chickweed are an lidinburgh indie band who recently released a corking single ‘Stitiaw k'.

I Whipsnade and Hyde The Arena. ()swald Street. 221 30l0. 9pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to post-gig club.

I Stash and Starsail Nice 'n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 3339637. 9pm. lndie rock from Stash.

I Biffy Clyro, The Shining aitd Miss World Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student linion. John Street. 552 l895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I The Bailey Brothers Grand ()le ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7pm £2.50 l .50 members). Country dudes.

I Dubskelper McChuill's. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Former mad Scots clan .\‘y ah Feai'ties who’ve been on the go long enough to manage an impromptu appearance btisking on The Tribe back in [he early 80s.

I Randy Savage And The Ninja Rabbits MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.


I Ray Lewis Cavendish. West 'l‘ollei‘oss. 228 3252. 9pm 3am. £5. Fix-Drifters lead singer hits low it.

I Head Like A Buffalo (‘unon‘s Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 448 I. 10pm. Free. Modern rock with a close connection to the indie scene. Watch out for a review of their debut albtun Iiitt' 'l/it' Derit/ 'liit/pn/e

Snow Patrol show their icicles at The Attic. Edinburgh, Sat 7

in next issue.

I Moniack The Tap ()‘l.auriston. [.auriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Rock ‘n' roll action in a Mudhoney- meets-The Stooges style.

I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. corner of Broughton Street. 557 8003. l()pm. £5. Local jazz musosjam it tip. With a lively crowd and a nice atmosphere.

I Gallus and Anakin The Gallery. 369 Cowgate. 467 907 1. 8pm. Free. Energetic indie with traditional Celtic influences. I EI Cometa All Stars Henry's Cellar Bar. Moriisoii Street. 22l I288. l()pm. £5 (£3). Nine-piece Latin jazz extravaganza. Plus l)J.s.

I Dive, The Phonics and Answer Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2. Post-grunge attitude from Dive plus support from two highly recommended local outfits.

I Stages Of Cruelty Cils Rock. West Port. 229 434 l. 9pm. £3. Goth night. goth band.



I Nick Lowe King Tut's Wait Wait lltit. St Vincent Street. 22! 5279. 8.30pm. £9. See preview for the respected singer/songwriter with a formidable CV. I Itchycoo Park Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 ()Hl. 7pm. £3 (£l4.50 with dinner). Sixties and mod sounds recreated r— is that not what ()cean Colour Scene are for'.’

I Ripcord, Antenna and Ghijk Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 l895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Dead Or Alive Grand ()le ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Presumably not Pete Burns‘ lli-NRG disco combo. but another country band to soundtrack your litte- dancing.

I Get Carter McChtiill‘s. High Street.

552 2135.

l()pm. Free.

I The Pop Tarts MaeSorleys. Jamaica

Street. 572 0l99. 9pm. Free.

I The Vagabonds Waxy"s. Candleriggs.

552 87l7. 9pm. Free.

I Die Happy Kilkenny‘s. John Street.

552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Globe Clyde Bar. West Clyde Street. Helensburgh. 0l~l36 673 257. 9.30pm.



I The Outrageous Blues Brothers Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pin-3ain. £5. No prizes for guessing

what this one's all about.

I Blind, Snow Patrol, Coney Island Cyclone and Candystore Profits The

Attic. [)yer's Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7pm. £3. Smashing line-up of indie guitar

crews. Coney Island Cyclone provide a

harder edge. I Cruyff and Smokescreen The Gallery. 369 Cowgate. 467 907 l. 8pi

Free. Cruyff have a single ‘Dic HGPPY‘

otit on Monday. See next issue fora review.

I Clockwork Pig Canon‘s Gait. 232

Canongate. 556 448 l. l()pm. Free. Psychedelic funk rock. I Bangtwister The Tap 0‘ l .auristo

[.auriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free.

Grunge rock with 60s influences.

I Lizzard Lounge Cafe (lirat'titi. Mansfield Place Church. corner of Broughton Street. 557 8003. 9.30pm (£5). Live bands and [Ms at this meg popular night of jazz. Latin. hip hop rock.

. £6 and

I Swirler Henry’s Cellar Bar. Morrison

Street. 221 I288. Jazz-funk. hip hop. drum ’n' bass Swirler do all this liv Soulful songs and hard-hitting groov

from this powerful otitfit. plus l)J.s in

support. I Live Music Cas Rock. West Port. 434 l. 9pm. £3. With a band the.

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rock & pop MUSIC

Hit list Ah. the glare of the lights. the crash ofthe the hotafroftheego



Primal Scream Brace your lugs for sonic terrorism as Gillespie cranks up the banks of samplers, keyboards, decks and amps. All the better to distort your world with. Glasgow: Barrowland, Sun 8 Feb.

Meredith Brooks Top sock-rocking guitar action in an American stylee from Brooks and no doubt a slew of earnest women in rock articles from the broadsheets. See feature, page 23. Glasgow: Old Fruitmarket, Thu 79 Feb.

Julian Cope When The List asked Copeys PR people for an interview, the beleagured publicny guy sighed and said, 'We'd love to, but he's gone.’ ’Gone?‘ we queried. 'Vanished,’ confirmed the PR. Good to see that a whiff of eccentricity still hangs around the man. No doubt they’ll find him in time for the concerts. Glasgow: Arches, Tue 7 0 Feb; Edinburgh: Assembly Rooms, Mon 9 Feb.


Herb Geller The veteran West Coast alto saxophonist has made a favourable impression on recent gigs in Scotland, and now returns in a more intimate setting which should suit his elegant, melodic playing perfectly. Edinburgh: Tron Tavern, Thu l2.

Nikki Yeoh's lnfinitum Pianist Yeoh is one of the brightest creative forces to emerge in recent British jazz, and is joined here by her regular collaborators, Mike Mondesir and Keith Le Blanc. Glasgow: Tron Theatre, Tue 17; Stirling: Tolbooth, Wed 78; Edinburgh: Tron Tavern, The l9.


Scottish Opera In a radical deviation from the norm, Scottish Opera presents two contemporary pieces by lndian composer Param Vir. Tosca it ain't. See Agenda, page 24. Glasgow: Theatre Royal, Wed 18 Feb.

Friday 22nd May


DF Concerts by arrangement with Primary Talent International present

Lighthouse Famil

plus special guests Saturday 23rd May .:l::.;3;

Aberdeen AECC Glasgow S EC

Tickets £17.503dv (Staniomiiberdeen BoxOlfice01224 320011, Grouclios (Dundee) & Way Ahead 0141 339 8383 (Mrs)


Tidiets £1750tidv (STBFl from SECC Box Office 0141-2137-7777, Tidiet Cadre Candeiiggs, Virgin (Glas & Edn) & Way Ahead 0141 $9 8383 (24in)

6—19 Feb 1998 THE U3T 51