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 8: Pop Listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow), Jim Byers (Edinburgh).

Ticket information

Tickets for most medium/large 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 55I I.

Virgin Princes Street. 220 3234. Ripping Records South Bridge, 226 70l0.

Assembly Rooms George Street, 220 4349



Kid Creole And The Coconuts Pavilion Theatre. Renlield Street. 332 I846. 7.30pm. £l I. August Darnell walks among us again. The man who syrnholised 80s cool for some (those with a rather limited conception of sophistication probably) rips through those hits 'Annie I'm Not Your Daddy'. ‘Stool Pigeon’ and. erm. the other ones. I The High Fidelity and Steever King Tut's Wah Walt lltrt. St Vincent Street. 22I 5279. 8.30pm. £4.50. The Iliin Fidelity are a newish venture featuring among others. ex-Soup Dragon Sean Dickson with his analogue/digital approach to making music. Their second single 'Conie Again' is out now. Plus support front one of Francis McDonald‘s zillion hands.

I Dominic Waxing L rical, Cicada, Phonefreak and App eby The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £3.50. The final of the Bacardi Unsigned Baird competition. featuring a quartet of hands with sortie profile already and. in the case of Dominic Waxing Lyrical. a lot of Iron! too. Pri/es for this year's competition include a trip to New York to record at Jiirri Hendrix's Electric Lady studios. Nice.

I Capone And The Bullets and Dubware Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. A Faslarre benefit night featuring the reggae and ska sounds of the grooving Capone And The Btrllets. I Polythene The I3th Note Cafe. King Street. 55.3 I638. 9pm. £I. Plus support. I The Starlets Bargo. Albion Street. 552 2680. I0prri. Free. Launch party for the canrp. glam poseurs and their perky pop single '(jite My Regards To Betty l-‘oi-tl'STOP PRESS: Cancelled

I Miss World and Last Year's Men Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 I895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Capricorn One, The Brown Family, Funkmish and Cornerstone Strawberry Fields. ()swald Street. 221 59I I. 9pm. £3.

I Johnny Gator And The Bourtree Hillbillies The State Bar. Holland Street. 332 2159. 9.30pm. Free. Cajun/zydeco. I Mistreated MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.

I Big Rain Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Unplugged The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 I527. 8pm. Free. Open stage.


I Speed Racer and Low Priority The Attic. Dyer's Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Local indie.

I Bench. Theme Park and Khaya

Wilkie House. Cowgate. 225 5583. 8pm. Free. Alternative noise with samples from Bench. Khaya go for the same self- Ioathing. lo-fi paranoia and alcoholism as Arab Strap. See singles.

I David Dickson Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. The Mound. 226 I416. 8pm. Free. An easy-going mix of 70s US pop and traditional folk from this accoustic guitarist.

I Jazz Jornt Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 I288. l0pm. £4 (£3). Kulu‘s Tigers take a wee break. while the slot is filled by DJ Eh'.’ Wun! and a band likely to be headed by Phil Bancroft.

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I Crystal Gayle Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 55l I. 7.30pm. £16/£I4/£I2. The woman with the absurdly long hair croons through her country hits like ‘Don‘t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue'. Know what you‘re saying. mate.

I Fleetwood Bac King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 22] 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Hoary old Fleetwood Mac covers combo. Are they having tribute affairs with each other. we wonder?

I Red Apple, Moody and The Storm Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.9an

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

I The Finger Creams, The Hardy Boys and The Twisted Melons Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 I895. 9 in. Free. Students and yuests. I The Chain, Origin and Freefa I The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 30I0. 9pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to post-gig club.

I Hip'operation McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2I35. I0 in. Free.

I Cyber Jazz Divisron McChuills Way Out West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 22l 5569. 9.30pm. Free.

I Brickhouse MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 572 OI99. 9pm. Free.

I The International Playboys Elizabeth Lodge Pub. Sandyhills Road. 778 9722. 9.30pm. Free.

I E.A.R. and Mount Vernon Arts Lab East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 01355 26I000. 8pm. £5. Ex-Spacenien 3 bloke Sonic Boom embarks on sorrre Experimental Audio Research going under the name of [)atarape 2000 which seems to involve previously unexplored uses for those 70s Speak & Spell toys. Support from Glasgow’s audio experimenters Mount Vernon Arts Lab.


I Yes The Playhouse. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 8pm. £25 (£22). Yes hit the capital armed with material from their first new album in four years Open Your Eyes (Eagle Records). As ever. expect a flamboyant stage show from one of the most influential. if long-winded rock bands of the late twentieth century. And all for £25? A barvain’.’

I The High Fide ity, Moniack and Red 2 Cars Rock. West Port. 229 434 I. 9pm. £3. Sean ‘stop saying ex-Soup Dragon‘ Dickson's new band. supported by Edinburgh garage guitar freaks and promising young up-and-comers.

I The Threats, Combat Clergy and The Droogs The Attic. Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Local punky rock.

I Instant Agony and Overspill The Tap O'Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 8pm. Free. Instant Agony (now that's what I call a real name) bring the early 80s punk noise.

I Holly Tomas Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. The Mound. 226 I4I6. 8pm. Free. Original songs from the winner of the I997 Edinburgh Festival Original Songwriters‘ competition.

I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Corner of Broughton Street. 557 8003. 10pm. £5 (£4). Live soul/jazrjblues from an

exciting set oflocal musicians. Tony King from rockers Hub is special guest vocalist tonight.

I Jazz Joint Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm. £4. Basic Collective and the El Cometa Allstars play live.



I Massive Attack and Alpha Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 460I. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. The moody Massive Attack finally play the gig that‘s been floating around the schedules for eons. By now everyone will have downloaded their copy of Mezsunine and cast some broody shapes.

I 60ft Dolls and The Hormones King Tut’s Wah Walt Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. New single ‘Alison's Room' is a rousing return for the 60ft Dolls who deserve to wipe the floor with their countrymen The Stereophonics.

I The Eva Six and Lungleg Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Slits/Raincoats-styled spiky punk po from Lungleg.

I Fiend, Fukuyama and The Universal Pansies The l3th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £2. Fukuyama are a new venture featuring two members of Ganger. See singles.

I Indiana Grand Ole ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50

I .50 members). Country.

I Casino. Jade and Temporal Shift Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 I895. 9pm. Free. Students and ruests.

I The Blue S ins The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 I527. 9.30pm. Free. Soul covers.

I Frank 8r Alan McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2l35. 10pm. Free.

I The Hoolits McChuills Way Out West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 22| 5569. 9.30pm. Free. Rockabilly blues.

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Massive Attack The Bristol trio bring their Mezzanine album on the road. Look out for a slow burn, langorous take on what the band refer to as ‘dance music for yoar head rather than your feet.‘ Glasgow: Barrow/and, Sat 78Apr.

Jesus And Mary Chain The most messed- up, scuzzy feedback merchants the world has ever seen haul their sorry asses north of the border for what will probably be a a complete shambles of a gig. Unmissable. See preview. Glasgow: Garage, Thu 23 Apr.


Maginni Quartet James Macmillan's Why Is This Night Different? gets its Scottish premiere along with works by Benjamin Britten and Eleanor Alberga. Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall, Sat 25 Apr. JAZZ

Tommy Smith Quintet The saxophonist completes his stint for the Jazz Touring Collective. playing the classic Ellington and Strayhorn material from his excellent The Sound of Love album with an exciting new band. Edinburgh: Tron Tavern, Thu 16; Glenrothes: Rothes Halls, Sat 78; Paisley Arts Centre, Mon 20; Glasgow: Tron Theatre, Mon 2 l.

16—30 Apr 1998 THELI8T49