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 are compiled by Fiona She herd (Glasgow), Jim Byres (Edinburg ).

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



I Dust Junkys and Bullyrag The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. Rpm. £6 plus booking fee. The artist formerly known as MC Tunes and his merry band of dance cohorts spin some groovy tunes such as recent single ‘What Time 1s 1t'.". Bullyrag are dub metal noiseniks.

I Castillo, Superhero and The Few King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). H.30pin. £3.50. \"aried triple bill featuring Stonesy rifting. punk and Beatley pop respectively.

I The 087s, Cool Loop Return and Silverback Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. ()pm.

I Bangtwister The Hui Note (are. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £1. Psychedelic garage rifting in deference to The Stooges and the MC5.

I Nimbus 13th Note Club. Clyde Street. 221 0414. 10pm. £3. Info: 553 I638. Acid jazz collective.

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

I Filmstar and Globe Fury M urrys. Maxwell Street. 221 6511. 9pm. £3 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to post-gig c1ub. Plus one act to be confirmed.

I Battle Of The Bands and The Beekeepers Strawberry Fields. ()swald Street. 221 591 1. 9pm. £3. The grand final. with The Beekeepers featured as special guests. Their album Third Party. l’t'ur/l/it/ The]! should go down well with those who like Stereophonics-like ‘honest' mundane post-punk alternarock. I Redwing The State Bar. Holland Street. 332 215‘). 9.30pm. Free. Bluegrass.

I Shah-mak Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I The Bathers Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. 8pm. £8 (£4). Chris Thomson‘s soundtrackesque collective cast some moody shapes.


I David Dickson Common Grounds. 2/3 North Batik Street. The Mound. 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free. Acoustic guitar.

I Jazz Joint Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm. £4 (£3). Live soul/jazz fired off by Kulu's Tigers.


I G Love And Special Sauce The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 248 6606. 7pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. The laid- back blues/funk/hip-hop combo dish out

H it list The hottest lobe-tidrlers over the next fourteen days.


James Like your favourite cardigan, James are getting on a bit and the colours aren’t as bright as they used to be, but they are still the comfiest thing around. See preview. Glasgow: Barrow/and, Mon 73 Apr

Ray Davies The former Kinks man swings by for another evening of tunes and tale-telling. They don't make them like that anymore. Glasgow: Pavilion, Fri 70 Apr.


Tommy Smith Quintet The opening dates of a Jazz Touring Collective tour for the saxophonist‘s latest line-up, playing the c1assrc Ellington and Strayhorn material from his excellent The Sound of Love album. Stirling: Tolbooth Theatre, Wed 75 Apr; Edinburgh: Tron Tavern, Thu 16 Apr. FOLK

Shoots And Roots Four days of iolking about with the cutting edge of traditional musrc including concerts by Loyko, Deaf Shepherd and Michael Marra. See prevrew. Edinburgh: Teviot, Caledonlan Brewery Thu 9—5un 72 Apr. Edinburgh Harp Festival The seventeenth Harp festival brings concerts from as far afield as Paraguay, Finland and China, alongside Scottish, Welsh and Irish material. See panel. Edinburgh; Pleasance, Fri 3-Wed 8 Apr.

their Beck-like grooves and general bonhomie. I Helen Shapiro, The Searchers and

. The Swinging Blue Jeans Solid Silver

60s. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10.50/£13.50/£l4.50. Usual nostalgia package featuring Stu/1r In Their lines fave Helen Shapiro and two beat groups who were the Savage Garden of their day and hit the big time with 'Needles And Pins' and ‘Hippy Hippy Shake' respectively.

I Toaster and The Karelia King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4. See Fainespotting for some ‘perspective’ on Toaster and their loony tunes. Support from the rim (-Irir Karelia whose strutting sound is a smooth as Toaster's is manic.

I Midget and Speeder The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5 plus .boola'ng fee. Pogo-friendly punk pop pups with a heavy edge supported by a new local band with a garagey sound.

I Bedlam Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Regular goth club with some live music element.

I Trampas Grand Ole ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Country vibes.

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