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 8r Pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow) and Rodger Evans (Edinburgh).
Tickets for most medlumllarge goﬂcerts can be bought from the o o g:
Virgin, Argyle Street. 2.04 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 The Australian Pink Floyd Show The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 572 1120. 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Remarkable Floyd soundalikes (though they don‘t look anything like Gilmour. Waters. etc) who perform a selection of material from the back catalogue drawing mainly on the Dark Side ()f'T/tt' Mun/r, lVlS/l You Were Here period.
I Tam, Castillo and Catcher King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £3.50. Triple bill headed by Tam. who walked off with last year's In The City unsigned band prize. and mainstream popsters Catcher who have a couple of self-financed singles to their name and a live compilation CD entitled B/(lC/(ll‘ufc’l‘. The first fifty folk in tonight apparently get a free copy of their new sin vle.
I ilded Lil The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £2. Edinburgh rabble-rousers who give it loads in a trashy glam punk garage sort of way. Plus special surprise guests. See Singles. I Beretta, The Cause and Planet Fuse Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 221 6511. 9pm. £3 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to post-gig club. See Tue 27 for Planet Fuse.
I Torino and Cornerstone Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Live Music Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Grandaddy, Snowpony and Hobo Talk The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £5. l.o-fi Americana from the beardy headliners with support from Snowpony (ex My Bloody Valentine and Stereolab. see Singles) and lidinburgh's own Hobo Talk (now living it tip alongside The Verve and Gomel. on Hot Records).
I Damon and Naomi Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £4. fix-Galaxy 500. Go see if you like your tunes off the wall.
I Brickhouse NB‘s‘ Bar. Balmoral Hotel. Princes Street. 556 2414 9.30pm. Free. Seventies tribute malarkey.
I Paul Towndrow Quintet Ja/J. Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm--3am. £4. Fresh five piece playing tunes from the likes of Miles Davis.
Glasgow I The Jungle Brothers Qudos. Queen
Margaret Union. University Gardens. 33‘)
9784. 7.30pm. £9.50 plus booking fee.
No signing-in policy. ()riginal old skool hip hop ensemble. ‘keeping it real' or whatever. after all this time with their warm. funky vibes. Plus a support line-up of Peanut Butter Wolf and MC Rasco. and Psy-phi's Paul Cawley and Alex Horton. See Clubs preview.
I Hypermello, Volley and Cherry King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. The jolly Volley promote their recent single ‘Volley Play Foxy Music”.
I El Hombre Trajeado and Cylinder Shakespeare Street Youth Club. Shakespeare Street. Maryhill. 8pm. £2 on door. A 10 Day Weekend community show. What will the kids make of the two bands‘ experimental approach to noise‘.’ I T] McColI Country Band Grand ()le ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country vibes.
I Donut, Team Mango and Husband Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 221 6511. 9pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to post-gt ' club.
I The Magic Blues Su ers McCliuills Way Out West. Kelvinhaugli Street. 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free.
I Positive Drive MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.
I The Stereophonics Motherwell Concert Hall. Windtnillhill Street. 01698 267515. SOLD OUT. Workaday Welsh phenomenon who have captured the hearts ofa nation with their unremarkable plod rock.
I Live Music Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Mojave 3 and Ellis Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Nouveau country melancholia courtesy of the Nick Drake-inspired Mojave 3 as they take a brief break from touring with Bernard Butler.
I Holly Tomas Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. 226 1416. 7.30. Free. Highl lauded singer/songwriter.
I Hu Central Ja/J. Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm--3am. £4. Cool funk meets breakbeat chemistry with vocals from Tony King.
I MB Players Midnight Blue. Cale Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. 9.30pm~2am. £6 (£5). Latino night it lift the MB Players complimented by Ronnie Goodman from Samba Funk.
I The Cherry Pickers, Gallus and Chickweed Cas Rock. West Port. 22‘) 4341. 8pm. £3. Local indie rockers. The Cherry Pickers. promoting their new lil’. And don't miss Chickwced. favourites of Radio ()ne‘s Mark and Lard. See Singles for Cherrypickers.
I Carol Laula Pleasance Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 623 0168. 8pm. £6 (£4 1. Singer invoking comparisons with Joni Mitchell and Joan Armatrading.
I Bootleg Abba Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 10pm. £6. They really are supertroopers.
I Salsa Viva The Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. 8pm. £5 (£3 before 11pm). Latin club night at the \'enue with a band who include Paco Rivera. ex-Santana percussionist.
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I The Black Crowes ()udos. Queen Margaret Union. l'niversity Gardens. 9784. 7.30pm. £13.50. No signing—in policy. The deep South longliairs reintroduce their hippy gumbo to a British audience with their first dates here 111 two years. Current single ‘Kicking My Heart Around‘ is rootsy rocking as per usual and an album In lira/“Side will follow in the new year. I JTQ The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 572 1120. 7pm. £9 plus booking fee. Tickets from Missing Records. Wellington Street. 400 1776 and Ripping Records. lidinburgh. CC booking: 0870 601 002. James Taylor and his \eteran acid jar/l. combo get the Garage lumping with their 60s-inspired Hammond organ
grooves. with a splash of soul and funk. w ,
I The Mutton Birds King Tut‘s Wah
Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). Acoustic set. 2pm. £5. Electric set. 8.30pm. £6. Antipodean melodicists consolidate their hard-gigging reputation with two sets in a day — the kind of madness you might expect of the likes of Bjorn Again. rather than these more delicate types.
I Val Doonican Pavilion Theatre. Renfteld Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £9.50/£8.50. Cardigan king sings the songs that make the whole world cry (sortie with laughter).
I Empress, International Airport and The Famous Boyfriend The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £2. The 10 Day Weekend present a triple bill of upcoming talent from Leeds. Glasgow and llaslingden respectively.
I Big City Grand Ole ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.
I Saint Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Big floaty guitars taking a lead from the swirly likes of the Cocteau Twins.
I Abba Revival Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£19.50 with dinner). Tribute to the ace Swedish popsters.
I Valuta and leg Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I The Hoolits McChuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I Open Stage The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 4—8pm. Free. Jam session for local musicians.
I The Red Eyes The llalt Bar. \y'oodlantls Road. 564 1527. 9pm. Free. I The Dazes Waxys. Candleriggs. 552 8717. 9.30pm. Free.
I Jinx MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 6-8pm. Free.
I Bon's Balls MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 5720199. 9pm. Free. AC/DC tribute band.
I The Nimmos Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 5—7pm. Free.
I Explosion The Wharf. Yoker Ferry Road. 95‘) 2016. 9pm. Free.
I Veer, New Rising and The Dynmaos Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. We‘re all lying in the gutter. bttt Veer are looking at the stars. The Dynamos claim to be trapped inside 70s bodies ~ a most curious ailment.
I Fire, Water 8r Ensemble Jazz. Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £5 /£4. Live samba collective with DJ support from DJ Zamba.
I The Real Abba Gold Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. 8pm. £8 (£6). ()flicially endorsed by Benny. It
says so here.
I Bernard Butler, Mojave 3 and Sunhouse Qudos. Queen Margaret l'nion. University Gardens. 3399784. 730pm. £8.50. No signing-in policy. l~ormer Suede guitar hero liarnest Bernard. as he should henceworth be called. has been known to have his mercurial moments. some of which will probably feature iti this concert. but he also has the axe hero's tendency to make a meal of his solos. See preview for Mojave 3 who have a much lighter. countril'ied touch. as do Sunhouse who provided the music for the film 'Iii't'n!vl‘nurSt'reri.
I Gomez The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 572 1120. 7.30pm. SOLI) ()UT. .\’o age restriction on this show. Mercury Music Pri/e winners who take classic angular blues inlluences like Captain Beelheart and Tom Waits and make an absolute dog's breakfast of them. Some folk obviously like ‘clii though.
I Ninja Night g2. Sauchiehall Street. 572 1120. 10pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Missing ReCords.
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Gomez A woozy update on the blues won these affable blokes the Mercury Prize. They’re all ridiculously young which has led curmudgeonly old pundits to dub them not so much Howling Wolves as Yapping Cubs. Jealousy is so ugly. Glasgow: Garage Sun 25/Mon 26 Oct.
Stereophonics Unashamedly a rock band, The StereOphonics’ bruising songs have given the Welsh trio a head-spinning level of success in a very short time. The only way is up. Support from promising Edinburgh glam/drama/BOWIe outfit, Annie Christian. Edinburgh: Assembly Rooms, Sun 25 Oct; Motherwe/l Concert Hall, Fri 23 Oct.
Page And Plant Yes, they're old and. yes, they’re wrinkly but the former Led Zepsters could give many a young whippersnapper a run for their money when it comes to balls-to-the-wall rocking. Glasgow: SECC, Mon 2 Nov. WORLD
Big Big World More rhythms from around the globe. Look out especially for Papa Wemba, Busi Mhlongo and Robin Williamson. See previews and listings, Glasgow: various venues, until Sat 37 Oct.
David Sanchez Assembly Direct launch a new Sunday night series at the Cottier With the exclting jazz- meets-Caribbean fusion characteristic of the powerful, senuous music of this Puerto Rican-born saxophonist. Glasgow: Cottier Theatre, Sun 25 Oct.
Dave Brubeck Forty years on from his debut tour of the UK, the veteran pianist makes a return visit on the back of a new album of his distinctive compositions, So What’s New. Glasgow: Clyde Auditorium, Sun 7 Nov
Wellington Street. 400 1776 and Ripping Records. Fdinburgh. CC booking: 0870 601 002. Acts featured are Irresistible Force with Mixmaster Morris. Clifford Gilberto. Roots Manuva & Mk and Atnon Tobin.
I The Freed Unit, Kersland and Electroscope The l3th Note Club. Clyde Street. 221 0414. 9pm. £3. Triple bill featuring local live dance act who have released a couple of self-financed CDs and the w'ibbly wobbly theremin world of Electroscope.
I Sirke. Sarkanais Octobris, Bowling Boy and Ray Speedway The 13111 Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm.
I Hickory Wind Grand ()le ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country sounds.
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