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 & Pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow) and Rodger Evans (Edinburgh).
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 5511.
Virgin Princes Street. 220 3234. Ripping Records South Bridge, 226 7010.
Assembly Rooms George Street. 220 4349
I Garbage Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. The all- conquering Garbage continue to sweep all before them on the ‘strength' of a rather uninspired second album. Heavy-duty guitars. dance-influenced rhythms and Shirley Manson's compelling stage presence have made for good live shows in the past. so maybe they can turn Version 2.0 into something mercurial in concert. I Sleater-Kinney, The Yummyfur and Sour Tooth King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £5. Female trio from the States making a precocious guitar-based noise with idiosyncratic vocals providing the focus. A gig worth catching if US underground sounds float your boat. See Festival Famespotting for local tykes Yummyfur. I Fig God, Hernandez andOne Root Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchieball Street. 333 9637.9pnr
I Monlak and Trout The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. ‘)pm. £1. Acoustic set from Trout.
I Sack Trick, Bubblecraft, Parker and Cornerstone Strawberry Fields. Oswald Street. 221 7871. 9 m. £3.
I Donut and Pond; Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 221 6511. 9pm. £3 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to the post-gig club.
I Deovolente Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 567 5000. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Live Music Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Jazz Machine NB's Bar. Balmoral Hotel. Princes Street. 556 2414. ‘).30pm. Contemporary jazz. No Fast Show references. please.
I El Cometa 10 Kulu's Jazz Joint. Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. l()pm-3am. £4. Afro Latino ftrnk jazz.
I Tin Comic. Cinnamon Skin and TBA Vaults. Niddrie Street. 558 ‘)052. ‘)pm.
I ldlewild, Foil and Macrocosmica Planet Pop. The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £5. Planet Pop hits The Venue with a bang as three bands from the more raucous end of the spectrum splash down. See Festival Frontlines for ldlewild.
I Sizzling Songwriters Common Grounds Coffee House. North Bank Street. 226 1416. 8.30pm. £3 (£2. £1 floor spots). Spicy new songwriters from Edinburgh and further abroad. Thu—Mon it's hosted by the talented Holly Thomas. while on Tue and W'd Andy Neale is your host.
I The International Pop Assasins The Martell Leisure Centre. Burnbank Road. 01324 621764. 9pm. Local band who‘ve picked up Radio One interest.
I Garbage Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See Thur 27.
I Racing Green, Lady Exchange and Gun Rubber King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £3.50. Boisterous indie rock bill.
I Roxx, Feel and Bogus Callers Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 567 50(X). 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Live Music McChuills Way Out West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 221 556‘). 9.30pm. Free.
I The Mutton Birds and Ellis Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £5. Tickets in advance from Ripping. Melodious types in a Crowded House vein. See preview in Festival music section.
I Sweet As NB‘s Bar. Balmoral Hotel. Princes Street. 556 2414. ‘).30pm. Acid jazz meets funk.
Embrace demonstrate just how serious they really are at Glasgow Barrowland. Fri 4
I Basic Collective Kulu's Jazz Joint. Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. l()pm—5am. £4 Breakbeat and soul.
I Comet Gain, The Yummy Fur and Rockaragnarok Planet Pop. Cas Rock. West Port. 22‘) 4341. ‘)pm. £4. Brighton rock from headliners boasting the most malnourished drummer in the world. True. See Festival Frontlines for Ytnnmyfur.
I Jimmy James 8: The Vagabonds Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 10pm. £6. Free before 1 1pm. 70s soul. I DDI and Ambush Tap ()'l.auriston. 80 Lauriston Place. 22‘) 4041. 10pm. Free. Italian punk rockers plus industrial metal geezers.
I Sizzling Songwriters Connnon Grounds Coffee House. North Bank Street. 226 1416. 8.30pm. £3 (£2. £1 floor spots). See Thti 27.
I Ocean Colour Scene, The Supernaturals and Breeze Stirling Castle Esplanade. SOLD OUT. They‘ve sold a whopping thirty thousand tickets despite critical striping so there's a lot of retro R628 and soul fans out there. The Supernaturals will pep things up a bit with their winning pop. See Frontlines.
I The Flaming Stars and The Titty Twisters King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £5. Former Gallon Drunk drummer Max Decliarne fronts The Flaming Stars. at suaver version of the same quifftastic philosophy. combining primal riffs with cocktail bar chic.
I Counselled Out Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£19.50 with dinner). Many-tentacled soul and R&B collective who perform a Commitments-style show.
I Ambush Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. ‘)pm.
I Transaudio and The Butterfly Collectors Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 567 5000. ‘)pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Soul Agenda McChuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I Nimmo Brothers Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 5—7pm. Free.
I Die Happy Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9.30pm. Free.
I Bad Influence The Silver Tassie. Hamilton. 01698 422155. 9.30pm. Free. I Open Stage The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 4—8pni. Free. Relaxed jamming session and showcase for local musicians.
I Live Music The Halt Bar. \N’oodlands Road. 564 1527. 9.30pm. Free.
I listings MUSID
Who needs the Festival anyway?
home with Butch and the boys to spread the word on Version 2. 0, their latest opus. While the album is selling by the truckload, it isn't going to make it into too many end of the year Top Tens. Fortunately, Manson is a bit of a live wire when transposed to a stage. Glasgow; Barrow/and, Thu 27/Fri 28 Aug.
Ocean Colour Scene They’ve sold enough tickets to double the population of Stirling which makes them one of the biggest bands in Britain and they’ll top it all by being the kings of the castle when they play three nights at Stirling Castle. Stirling: Stirling Castle, Fri 28-Sun 30 Aug. Belle And Sebastian The ever elusive pastoral pop heroes play two gigs to promote the release of their third album, the intriguingly titled Boy With The Arab Strap. See album review. Glasgow: Maryhill Community Central Hall, Mon 37 Aug/Tue 1 Sep.
Cornelius Mix and match magic from a Japanese pop wunderkind who is becoming more and more in demand for his remix work. We said that his last album was like all the best bits of all your favourite albums which can't be at all bad. See preview. Glasgow: 92, Sun 6.
I Live Music McChuills Way Out West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 221 556‘). 9.30pm.
I The Mutton Birds and Splendid Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £5. See Friday 28.
I Poptarts NB's Bar. Balmoral Hotel. Princes Street. 556 2414. ‘).30pm. Britpop.
I Mara Ensign Ewart. 521 Lawmarket. Royal Mile. 225 7440. 9pm. Free. Acoustic folk-rock.
I Buzzbombs Tap ()‘1.auriston. 80 Lauriston Place. 22‘) 4041. 10pm. Free. Ramones tribute band.
I Thee Headcoats. Thee Headcoatees and The Wilderbeasts Planet Pop. Cas Rock. West Port. 22‘) 4341. Garage at its best from the legendary Billy Childish and als.
I Sizzling Songwriters Common Grounds Coffee House. North Bank Street. 226 1416. 8.30pm. £3 (£2. £1 lloor spots). See Thu 27.
I Ocean Colour Scene, The Supernaturals and Breeze Stirling Castle Esplanade. SOLD OUT. See Frontlines.
I Manson Grant And Dynamos Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members).
I Rock'n'roll'n'R'n'B Dance Night Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 9pm. £3. The evening begins with a jiving lesson and continues with live R&B and rock ‘n' roll music to soundtrack your newfound dancing skills.
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