MUSIG rock & pop
ROCK & POP: GLASGOW, SAT 18 cont.
I The Vagabonds Waxy's. Candleriggs. 552 87l7. 9pm. Free.
I Jinx MacSorley’s. Jamaica Street. 572 0l99. 6pm. Free. Classic rock covers.
I Itchycoo Park MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free. Recreation of 60s mod sounds.
I Die Happy Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Banovitch 8r Mackenzie The Scotia. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free. Blues duo.
I Counterfeat Kirkhouse Inn. Strathblane. 01360 770 62 I. 8.30pm. Free. Little Feat tribute band. known to their heroes.
I EAR. and Mount Vernon Arts Lab Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 8pm. £5. See Fri I7.
I Divide 8r Conquer The Tap O‘Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 404l. 8pm. Free. Tuneful US hardcore. with a support band to be added.
I The Dynamos Bannermans. Cowgate. 556 3254. 8pm. Free. Original rock material.
I Jazz Joint Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 22l I288. l0pm. £5 (£4). The Ugly Groove Movement mix 70s soul with funk and jazz. This place ﬁlls up very quickly so get there early!
I The Propellorheads The Arches. Midland Street. 22l 4001. 9pm. £9 plus booking fee. Ace big beat duo with a bit of soundtrack panache. creating epic dance tracks. Their commercial take on the sound has drawn condescending remarks. but what‘s wrong with creating accessible beats? The 'Heads and Bentley Rhythm Ace are right up there.
I The Hollies Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 55 ll. 7.30pm. £l6/£l4. Grey-haired oldies rambling through some 60s back pages.
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I Smash Mouth, Space Monkey and Manbreak The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. Smash Mouth are the groovy US combo who had a ‘surprise‘ hit with ‘Walking On The Sun’ a few months ago and more than that we do not know. but it certainly bodes well. Support from two young combos straining at the leash.
I John Foxx 8: Louis Gordon and Dig King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8.50. John Foxx! Not the John Foxx?! ‘Tis he! Former singer with Ultravox before Midge made them all commercial and crap (say the electronica purists) and creator of the. ahem. seminal ‘Underpass' (no Diana jokes please).
I Moniak. Cylinder and James Orr Complex The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 I638. 9pm. £2. Groovy experimential stuff from Cylinder.
I Clancy Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£ I .50 members). Country.
I The Ultimate Elvis Experience Nice 'n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. An Elvis tribute show which takes us all on ajourney from GI Joe to Burger King. Calm down at the back.
I Hypermellow The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 l527. 9.30pm. Free.
I Ian McVie. Liar‘s Tale and Twist Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Jam Session MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 572 0l99. 6pm. Free. With Randy Sava e And The Ninja Rabbits.
I Cu a and Silverback The Wunderbar. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 56| 7208. 9pm. Free. Haunting melodies from Cuba.
Idlewild go, er. wild at Glasgow's Nice and Sleazy. Tue 21 Apr.
I Finley Quaye, Martyn Bennett and Annie Christian Ross Theatre Princes Street Gardens. Tickets for Ross Theatre are sold out but a limited number of free tickets for the Gardens are available from the Playhouse. Usher Hall. Virgin and Ripping. Everyone‘s favourite pop/reggae star plays live at this. the launch of Edinburgh's Hard Rock Cafe. Proceeds go to the Forth Help A Child Appeal. Support comes from the musical magpie Mr Bennett and his band as well as recent V2 signings. Annie Christian. I Paddy Quinn Bannermans. Cowgate. 556 3254. 8pm. Free. Contemporary and traditional acoustic.
I Jazz Joint Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 22I I288. l0pm. £3. New talent night for original bands looking to create a good vibe.
MONDAY 20 Glasgow
I The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Pietasters The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. No age restriction. Although The List would never advise musical eugenics. we could be persuaded in the case of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones who are contaminating the good name of ska with their impurities. Oh dear. some of them even think it’s a good idea to wear pork pie hats. (Look where it got No Doubt. ed)
I Plan B and Superhero Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 l895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Acoustic Jam Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Hosted by Gerry Lyons.
I John Foxx and Dig The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £8.50. The original Ultravox singer. before Midge Ure came along and started singing about small. European capitals. brings his semi-dance orientated. electronic music to the capital. With help from what appears to be Gary Numan‘s ex-backing band.
I Scalpel Wilkie House. Cowgate. 225 5583. 9pm. £3. Four-piece from Cologne. Germany. using custom-built electronic and acoustic instruments in an extemporaneous set which morphs from ambient to industrial. Life's never simple. is it?
I Jazz Joint Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 I288. l0pm. £3 (£2). Drum 'n' bass tneets jazz at this creative night. hosted by various DJs and musicians.
Glasgow I The Dandy Warhols The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm.
£6.50 plus booking fee. Slamming psychedelic garage band who are a bit obvious but get away with graverobbing through their sheer verve and nerve.
I Arnold, Ducks and Javaal King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8.30pm. £4. See preview for Arnold. Creation's latest reflective posse. I Idlewild and pH Famin Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £4.50. ldlewild will rock you. ‘Nuff said. See singles.
I Carbona Not Glue, The Panics and The Ranters The l3th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 I638. 9pm. £1. Good value package including garage rockers The Ranters.
I Salvador, The Red Eyes, The Waltzers and The Cheese Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 338 65l I. 8pm. Free.
I Origin and The Shining Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 I895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests. I Nimbus Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 9pm. Free. Acid jazz octet. alternating DJ and live sets each week.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Johnny Hill Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9. l5pm. Free. Acoustic set from the funky dude. Plus open mic guest spot. Arrive early to book your place; priority will be given to first-time performers.
I Pitchshifter The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £5. Extreme noise terror from this industrial rock band. Come and have a listen . . . if you think you‘re hard enough.
I Songwriters' Showcase Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 8.30pm. £1. Information: 66I 5275. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a fifteen minute set.
I Grant Macaskill Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. The Mound. 226 l4 l6. 8pm. Free. Traditional and contemporary styles. mixed with introspective original material and well- known covers.
I Proi and Bombskare Wilkie House. Cowgate. 225 5583. 9pm. £3. Ska.
I Jazz Joint Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 22l l288. 10pm. £3. Freestyle hip hop night hosted by local DJs. rappers and musicians. Well worth a visit to experience the underground vibe at its rawest.
I Kelly Joe Phelps King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Blues man who has supported BB King in the past. Yeah. but can he sweat like a pro?
I 999 and Buzzbomb The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5 plus booking fee. Punk resurrectionists.