rock & pop
Gigs are listed by date, then by cit . Performances wrll be listed, provi ed that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Rock 8: Pop listings compiled by Damien Love (Glas ow) and Roger Evans (Edinburgh .
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 Chris Hillman Big Big Country. ()ld lr‘ruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. CANCELLED.
I Big Country The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 248 6606. 7pm. £10 plus booking fee. Veteran bagpipe rockers. not to be confused with a certain country 'n' western festival taking place in the city at this moment in time. Will their 90s model be as. ahetn. forward-thinking as Simple Minds?
I Mark Cohn King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8.50. The man who made a packet ‘Walking In Memphis' tickles those rootsy regions in concert.
I Volley and Brown Eye Superfly The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £1. Jovial indie pop from Volley.
I Bosley, Widescreen, Strawberry and Phonefreak The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £3. Extensive bill featuring the sampled cut-and-paste of Bosley. the alternative guitar sounds of Widescreen and the trippy beats and guitars ofAberdeen's sublime Phonefreak.
I Casino. Second Field, Stonesound and Moody Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Crucial Vibe Man Strathclytle University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 8pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Team Mango, Free For All and Peri Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 221 6511. 9pm. £3 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to post-gig club.
I Workshy, The Storm, Substitute and Half Cut Strawberry Fields. ()swald Street. 221 5911. 9pm. £3.
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I Johnny Gator And The Bourtree Hillbillies The State Bar. Wotxllands Road. 564 1527. 9.30pm. Free. Cajun/zydeco.
I The Blues Poets Clutha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 9pm. Free. Residency from the R&B veterans.
I Big Rain Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9 m. Free.
I The onday Club featuring Varssie McChuill‘s Way Out West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free.
I Unplugged The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 8pm. Free. 0an stage. I Bionic Rico‘s. Ann Street. Greenock. 01475 783705. 9pm. £2.
I Gratis Quo Harley's. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 01698 458174. 9pm. Free.
I Holly Tomas Elephant House. George 1V Bridge. 220 5355. 7.30pm. Free. Britain‘s answer to Sarah McLachlan. whose album 'Iimlrum Child is out now. I TantrumlMayonnaise Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Local dream popsters Tantrum plus the multi-national Mayonnaise. who will be taking part in this year‘s Planet Pop festival. Let's hope they don‘t spread themselves too thinly.
I Mr Wish, Killer Car Stereo and Swings 8r Roundabouts Yo Yo. Blair Street. 225 6885. 8pm. £3. Part of the Atnnesty International l-‘mgel-Me-Nu! Week.
I El Cometa Kulu's Jau. Joint. Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm—-3am. £4. More jazz. and dance floor grooves.
I Rodeohead Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 11pm. Free. Country rock.
I David Dickson Common Grounds. North Bank Street. 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free. liclectic folk.
I No FX and Dance Hall Crashers Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 8pm. £8 plus booking fee. No age restriction or signing-in policy. From the Crashers' press-release: ‘Kinda pop. kinda ska. kinda pink; upbeat music. dark lyrics'. I Kenickie and Seafood King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. See preview for the full feisty.
I Chris Smither, Gail Davies and Peter Mulvey Big Big Country. 010 Fruittnarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Smokey voiced folk-blues guitar stylings from Stnithers. At the forefront of the ‘new' female country scene. the fiercely independent Davies has marked time with the likes of Lennon. Phil Spector and Neil Young. Mulvey has been described as combining aspects of Leo Kottke. Prince and Michael Stipe. which needs seeing to be beheved.
I Crescendo, Acquiesce, My Large Ego and The Wasters Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
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Eden Court Theatre 01463 234234 Fri 3rd July
IMiss World and Gringo Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 8pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Hiho Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members).
I Glass, Feel and Filmstar The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to post-gig club.
I Touch And Go MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.
I Soft Porn Eddie, Colossal and Orphy Derby Inn. Mossend. Main Street. Bellshill. 01698 747794.
I The Diablos McChuill‘s Way Out West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free.
I Fly Agaric McChuill's. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free
I The Jennifers,Motor Life Co and DJ Slack Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. Having snuck onto The Chart Show with their last power pop offering. Human Condition noiseniks The Jennifers are promoting their debut l.P Dressed Fur/1 Dog '5 Life.
I Basic Collective Kulu‘s Jazz. Joint. Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm. £4. Soul/jazz. with a twist of 90's groove.
I Rockaragnarock Tap ()‘ Lauriston. 80 Lauriston Place. 2294041. 10pm. Free. Punk's not dead.
I Cat Scratch Fever Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 11pm. Free. Nor is its cousin. country punk.
I Holly Tomas Common Grounds. North Bank Street. 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free. See Elephant House. Thu 28.
I Lorraine Crosby Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 10pm. £6. Free before 11pm. Singer who dueted with Meatloaf on ‘1'” Do Anything For Love‘.
I VVM 1.e Weekend. Tolbooth Theatre. Broad Street. 01786 473544. 7pm. £6 (£4). Two tickets for gigs on the same night can be purchased for £9 (£6). or a super saver season ticket for all [e Weekend happenings is available for £24 (£15). First night of Stirling‘s‘ kineg new contemporary music festival. See preview. VVM rub XX Spectrutns up against Apple Macs for that avant electro vibe. lsh.
I Peter Blegvad Trio l.e Weekend. Tolbooth Theatre. Broad Street. ()1786 473544. 9pm. £6 (£4). See above for ticket deals. Blegvad has operated with prog sorts Henry Cow and Slapp Happy. and has been described as ‘an eccentric pop genius'. All this. you understand. likely means that he is very mad.
I Loudon Wainwright Ill and Carol Laula Big Big Country. Old Fruitn‘arkel. Albion Street. 287 5511. 7.3'1pm. £11.50 (£9). The superlative London is. modestly. one of the greatest and most- loved singer-songwriters o? -)Ul‘ times. so tickets should go quickly l'JT this show.
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ROCK Le Weekend Three days of the weird and wonderful from the cutting edge of the aural frontier. Look out for The Peter Blegvad Trio, Future Pilot AKA, Evan Parker and many more. See preview. Stirling: Tolbooth Theatre, The Changing Room, Fri 29—Sun 31 May.
Kenickle The Sunderland rabble rousers (pictured) make a welcome return north of the border. Action-packed with sass, wit and outrageous tales, this is where the real girl pow/er is. See preview. Glasgow: King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. Fri 29 May.
Big Big Country The bulk of Glasgow's annual celebration of Americana rides into town. Hold on to your hat for the gospel good time vibes of The Blind Boys Of Alabama and quiver before the hard-rockin’ onslaught of the Walter Trout Band. Glasgow: The Old Fruitmarket, The Ramshorn Theatre, until Sat 6 Jun.
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I Annie Christian, Fabulous and Genic King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4. Bowiesque glatnster. garnering garlands wherever he goes. So far.
I Dig Vern ’n' The Shootahs Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £9.50 (£24.50 with dinner).
I The Commercials and Townsend Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.9pni
I The Jennifers and Motor life Co The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. See Fri 29 for The Jennifers.
I Counselled Out The Ferry. Clyde Place. 553 0606. 9pm. £6.
I Rancher Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members).
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