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 and pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow), Brian Donaldson (Edinburgh).

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FRIDAY 20 Glasgow I Pram. Nimbus and Kersland King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4. A varied bill headed by Pram. out-there experimentalists with guitars and various bits of electronica. as can be heard on current album North Pole Rat/l0 Station. They are supported by acid jazz octet Nimbus who also go off on Hawkwind-like jazz odysseys and. if you behave yourselves. they might even play their version of the Grange Hill theme tune. New kids on the block Kersland have just produced five tracks of lo-fi dance entitled Whose Luml Is It Anyway."

I Tommy Truesdale And The Sundowners Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road T011.429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Country rockers.

I The Laments, Coaster and My Legendary Girlfriend Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3 (advance). £3.50 (door).

I Gringo, The Small Gentlemen and The Alkahounds The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to post-gig


I Phud, Strawberry and Liquid Lunch Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I ltchycoo Park MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free. Tribute to the mod era.

I The 81002 Kangaroo: McCliuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.


I Jimmy Webb Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 8.30pm. £14. The only Scottish date from the titan who gave you 'Galveston’. ‘Up Up And Away In My Beautiful Balloon‘. and ‘Wichita Lineman.‘

I Asian Dub Foundation The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073.

7.30pm. £6. Since their formation in 1993. ADF have refused to stick to one formula. continually recycling and reinventing. Breakbeats. rap and punk merge through a filter of traditional Indian and spiritual sounds. Look out for a new album in April.

I Motown Magic Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 12.30am. £6. A night of magic and Motown. hence the name. Party on down. as they say on the streets. as the hits of the golden age of po come flooding right back.

I K Subs and Gun Rubber Cas Rock. West Port. 229 43-11. 9pm. £5 (£4). ()r if the punk ethos of the 70s is more your sack. get your gob prepared for ejection as the Subs remind you of the good old days with moving tracks such as ‘The

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I El Cometa All-Stars Kulu's Jazz Joint. Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm. £5 (£3). Latin- jazz extravaganza from the Edinburgh- based All-Stars.

I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti. East London Street (Mansfield Church). 557 8003. 10pm. band on-stage around 11.30pm. £5 (£4). Solid 60s soul-jazz grooves front singer Soubie Coleman and trumpeter Colin Steele. plus 01s.

I Mayonnaise, Sophia 147, Fungola Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Up-and-coming Edinburgh guitar bands.

I Holly Tomas Common Grounds. North Bank Street. 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free. Singer/songwriter who gained much acclaim at last year‘s Edinburgh Festival.

I Holly Tomas WJ Christies. West Port. 229 7486. 9.30pm. Free. No. your eyes aren't fooling you. After her Common Grounds show. Tomas hotfoots along to Christies for another set.

I Blocko Vomit Gallery. Cowgate. 225 5583. 9pm. Free. Punks with a hankering for samba. if you very well please.

I Green Orange Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 10.30pm. Free.



I Glenn Tilbrook and Dave Sutherland King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8.50. The former Squeeze singer/songwriter (he's the one with the high. quavery voice rather than the in-his-boots bass) continues his successful solo jaunts.

I UK Subs and Red Eyes Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Punk diehards what will they have to say about life under New Labour?

I Counselled Out and Canvash Boogie Nights. The Ferry. Clyde Place. 553 0606. 9pm. £6. A disco inferno of an evening with the soul collective getting funky with support from a combo who relive the era of spangly boob tubes and rollerboots.

I Way Out West Grand Ole ()pry. Paisley Road. Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Country.

I Peat Loaf Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£19.50 with dinner). Tribute to the big man - Meat Loaf that is. for those not conversant with the ‘hilarious‘ panning names these tribute acts choose.

I Miss World, Ghijk and The Charm Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I The Hellfire Club The Halt Bar. Wmdlands Road. 564 1527. 9.30pm. Free. Country rock combo. not to be confused with the monthly bondage club. oh no. That could be very embarrassing for the city's rubber-lovers.

I Jinx MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 6pm. Free.

I The Deep End MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9.30pm. Free.

I Nimmo Brothers Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 5pm. Free. Acoustic session.

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

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

I Black Star Steel Band McChuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.

I Double Trouble MCChuills Way ()ut West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 221 5569. 9pm. Free.


I Annie Christian and Ellis La Belle Angele. Hasties Close. Cowgate. 225 2774. 10.30pm. £5. Stardom isjust around the corner for Annie Christian what with their signing to V2 label and

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I Lizzard Lounge Cafe Graffiti. East London Street (Mansfield Church). 557 8003. Club starts 9.30pm. band on-stage

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Travis, Catatonia, Idlewild Top notch bill of savage guitar delights. ldlewrld are manic thrash monsters, Travis are happy go lucky rockers and Catatonia are finally enjOying large scale success with their album International Velevet. See feature, page 14. Glasgow: Barrow/and, Tue 24 Mar.

Asian Dub Foundation When ADF played as part of the Bratbus tour last January they were incendiary. Catch them now before they explode or are banned for inciting dance frenzies. Edinburgh: The Venue, Fri 20 Mar.


Loz Speyer Quartet Trumpeter and composer Loz Speyer makes his Scottish debut with his own band, playing music which branches Out from a bop base in more contemporary directions. Edinburgh: Tron Tavern, Edinburgh, Thu 26 Mar.


The Corrs Irish family quartet whose attempts at presenting a modern face of folk have not been hampered by the three sisters‘ extremely fair aspects. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Fri 20 Mar. CLASSICAL

Royal Scottish National Orchestra The RSNO is jomed by the Chorus for the final concert in its contemporary musrc week. Glasgow Cathedral provides an imposing setting for the world premiere of James MacMillan’s Cantos Sagrados in its revised orchestral form. Glasgow Cathedral, Sat 27 Mar.

midnight. £10 (£7). Lounge regulars The Basic Collective are tonight's live band. I New Leaf Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. Polished pop from a football learn-sized band. if memory serves correctly. This is their farewell gig. we are told.

I Swirler Kulu‘s Jazz Joint. Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm. £5 (£3). Kevin MacKenzie's powerful electric outfit fill the Saturday night residence. featuring the guitarist with the Bancroft twins. pianist David Milligan. and bassist John Spiers.

I Chl Gallery. Cowgate. 225 5583. 10pm. Free. A night to remember for Edinburgh‘s top prog punk outfit Chi as they launch their mini album Si/it't'rilv Is A Boy ('ulleil Del. See albums.


I Travis, Catatonia and Idlewild Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Radio 1’s [Evening Session are sponsoring this round-the-country jaunt featuring chartbusters Catatonia (see feature) and two rising Scottish acts. Travis have already reached a wider audience for