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) and Jim Byers (Edinburgh).

Ticket information

Tickets for most mediumllarge concerts can be bought from the to ow ng:

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, 2226 7010.

Assembly Rooms George Street. 220 4349



I Super Furry Animals and Grandaddy Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. No age restriction. The incomparable Super Furry Animals continue their richly deserved ascent. reaching hallowed Barrowland status. In a musical landscape which has time for the likes of Shed Seven and ()cean Colour Scene. it's affirming to know that a group with imagination and hooks can make a splash too. Support from a sublime bunch of US melancholics whose Urn/er 'l‘lie ll’esiern l-‘rt'eii'uv album makes for great downer listening.

I John Martyn FuncT. The Ferry. Clyde Place. 553 0606. 8pm. £10 (advance). £l2 (door). Another mix of old and new from a 30-year career which has seen Martyn‘s mellifluous voice master blues. pop and jazz styles.

I Alabama 3 and Koot King Tut's Wait Wait Htit. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £5.50. The irreverent Reverend 1) Wayne Love brings his band of disciples to the comparatively small King Tut's stage for some techno testifyin'. There'll be a whole lotta love and shakin' going on.

I Impact The Arches. Midland Street. 221 4001. 10.30pm. An evening organised by the Cyber .lan. Division. The aim is to combine improvised jazz grooves with electronica and vi.leo art. The I)S Murray Quartet and Ground Control l).l.s are among the confirmed acts.

I The Male Nurse, Gilded Lil and Minx Grill l)ivally‘s. Maxwell Street. 221 4567. 9.30pm. £4. including fanzine type

programme thingy from Missing

Records. Wellington Street/Gt. Western 5 Road. A night of rock ’n' roll deviancy from Edinburgh's Bosque Records empire featuring bands from London. Edinburgh and Bradford respectively and excerpts from Kenneth Anger's Scorpio Rising and the work of local filmmakers. I The Room, Biffy Clyro and Free For 1 All The Cathouse. Union Street. 248, 6606. 8 in. £3.

I Combat Clergy, Backlash and Late Night Foreign Radio The I3th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £1. Clash tribute.

I Churn, Eye Sore, Product Of Fear and Liar's Tale Strawberry Fields. ; Oswald Street. 221 5911. 9pm. £3. 1 I The Eddie Felson Trio The State Bar. Holland Street. 332 2159. 9.30pm. Free. l Acoustic country.

I Chemical Imbalance and Five Metres Deep Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I The Blues Poets (‘lutha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. ()pm. Free. Month-long residency from the Rtkli veterans.

I The Monday Club featuring Varssie McChtiills Way ()tit West. Kels inliaugh Street. 221 556‘). 9.30pm. Free A regular 'l‘liursday night event for time-iiavellers cveryw here.

I Unplugged The Hall Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 8pm. Free. Open stage. I Bjorn Again Magnum Centre. The I Harbour. Irvine. 01294 278381. 7.30pm. £l0. As if they don't pack them in regardless. Bjorn Again will surely be benefiting from the iiurovision hysteria (well. mild excitement) which has been prevalent these last few weeks.


I Mike Flowers and The Strum/s Super/i Singers Liquid Rooms. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 9pm. £6. The king of kitsch who scored a hit in 1005 with an easy listening version of ()asis' ‘\\'onderwall'. which went to Number Two in the national charts. Would you believe me if! told you that one of his singles ( ‘A Grooy y i’lace‘ i was remixed by Aphex Tw iii'.’ Would you also believe me if I told you that Flowers has remixed a track by Nicolette t'Nigliimare' i. Strange. but true folks.

I The Cherrypickers, Fabulous and Planet Caravan The Attic. Dyer's Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Edinburgh's Cherrypickers feature ex- members of Huva and deal in incendiary guitar indie/rock. Fabulous are a Radiohead-ish band from Glasgow currently touring the UK. Planet Caravan are a local act.

I Jazz Joint Henry's Cellar Har. Morrison Street. 22| 1288. 10pm. £4 (£3). The real. exciting underground music scene in Fdinburgh. where it's all about fusion of styles and breaking dow ii the barriers between li\e music and club DJing. Believe? (I feel like Martin Luther King here). Paul Harrison. a young Scottish jazz musician. is_ioined by Colin Steele. Brian Shiels and Des Travis. the four collectiyely known as I’ll 3 + l.

Alabama 3 spread the gospel of sweet acid country house. Glasgow: KTWWH, Thu 14; Edinburgh: Venue, Fri 15 May

I The Pulkas and Ninth Circle (‘as Rock. “est I’m”. 22‘) 4.34 I. 8.30pm. L“. A hutch-touted hardcoie band. fasouritcs of ( )rgan Records.


I Joe Satriani, The Michael Schenker Group and Uli John Roth (‘lytle .-\uditorium. Sl-ICC. Finuieston Quay. 287 7777, 6.30pm. £15 plus booking fee. I’Ianet It‘i‘etwank ahoy as lovers of arduous and indulgent guitar solos practically orgasm at the thought of these axe 'giants‘ together on the one bill.

I The Montrose Avenue and The Dandys King Tut's Wait Wait Htit. St Vincent Street. 221 52"). 8.30pm. £5. Two new Hrit combos on .i trad guitar pop trip. The Montrose Aycnue have rootsy elements. while The Dandys are more yer .tyerage indie pop model.

I Withdrawn, Slavearc anti Breakfall The l_‘sth Note Cafe. Kiiig Street. 553 I638. ‘lpm. £2. ilard core fun and giggles.

I Confusion Corporation and Pig God Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchichall Street. 333 0637. 0pm. £3. lleayy industrial metal night. if that set your sparks a-flying

I Beaver Creek (irand ()le ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country rockers with a somewhat suggestive name. [)6 their mothers know"?

I The Third Way, The Gist and Broadcast Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University L'nion. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Bulb Chutney, Swine and Mirrormakers The Arena. ()swald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). includin ' entry to the post-gig club.

I Brick ouse MacSorleys. Jamaica

. Street. 572 010‘). 9pm. Free. . I I Rev Doc And The Congregation

McChuiIls. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. ilai'monica-drenched Rikii.

. Edinburgh

I Alabama 3 and ('tm/ The Venue.

(‘QIIIUII Road. 557 307.“. 7.30pm. £6. Madcap country-meets-gospel-meets-

acid house. with Larry Love. The Very

Reverend Dr I). Wayne Love. The Mountain ()f Love. Sir Real Congamaii Love and The Spirit. There are others.

but I think you get the picture. Look otit

for recent Top 40 single ‘Ain't (JOIIF To Goa and material from last year‘s album lz'ti/e ()ii ('n/t/litir/miu' Lune.

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Saturday 28th November

Glasgow SECC

Tickets $21.50 adv (abject to booking fee) avaldale (mm SECC 8/0 0141 287 7777. Ticket Centre. Candlen'ggs, Virgin Records (Glasgow 8. Edinburgh) 8. Way Ahead 24hr Credit Card bookings 0141 339 8383

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Sunday 29th November

Aberdeen AECC

Tickets €21.50 adv iralyx1tnmrqln") available from Aberdeen 8/0 0124 62m11, Grouchos (Dundee) & Way Ahead 24hr Credit Card bookings 0141 339 8383

The new album ‘Fresco’ out now featuring the hit singles

48 TIIELIST 14—28 May 1998

‘Angel St’, ‘Just for you’ & ‘Fantasy Island‘.

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plus special guests