rock &- pop


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I The Bluetones and Jack Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £11 plus booking fee. S()1.1)()IIT. No age restriction on this show. Those mild- manner janitors of indie pop The Bluetones charm with their surprisingly insidious tunes. London-based seven- piece Jack are far more starry-eyed than the down-to-earth 'Tones. documenting their Wildean excesses with lush strings and glam tunes. as should most certainly be investigated on their bonzer current album The Jur: xl er.

I All American Solid Gold Rock 'n' roll Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. £17.50/£l5.50/£1.3.50. 7.30pm. The hits of the classic rock 'n‘ roll era performed by those who were there. including Brian ‘Sealed With A Kiss' Hyland. Little ‘l.ocoinotion' liva and Chris ‘'s Dance' Montez.

I Radar, Pink Monkey Bird and Cinefilm King Tut‘s Walt Walt llut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £3.50 plus booking fee. l.oeal hand hill.

I The Circle, Old Solar. Ice Bound and The Keys Nice 'n’ Slea/y. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Leisure Head and Cornerstone The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £2.

I Stonesound, Wasted and The Crow Road Fury Mtirrys. Maxwell Street. 221 6511.9pm. £3 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to post-gig club. Plus one other band.


I Electrasy, Moa and Stellar The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £5. The headliners are post Verve/Embrace type geezers thwarted at '1' in the Park by an exploding PA. See albtiiiis for Moa who shuffle the trip hop deck and come tip aces.

I Proi, Django Kill and Ac Rid Walkers. Slianzlwick Place. 270 5425. 8pm. £3. Pr'oi are on a ska tip.

I TheTarantinos The Ark. Semple Street.—-229 7733. 8pm. £5. All your favourite tunes from the Quentin Tarantino‘films performed with tongues firmly in Cheek.

I John'Trigg Quartet NB's Bar. Balmoral'Hotel. Princes Street. 556 2414. 9.30pm. Free.

I Madeleine Eastman with the Brian Kellock Trio Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 9pm -3am. £7 (£5). San Francisco's fittest jazz singer returns fora one-night stand. Get there early.



I Trisha Yearwood Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. £17.50/£15. 7.30pm. A few tickets left at time of going to press. Contemporary country giantess promotes her current album Where Your Rout/s Lend.

I The Tarantinos King Tut‘s Wait Wait Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6 plus booking fee. A bunch of Tarantino character semi-ltmkylikcys (well. they all wear sharp suits) perform the funk and blaxploitation tracks which adorn the soundtracks to the great man‘s films.

I Soeza, Bilge Pump and Archbishop Kebab (the) The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £2.

I Texas Chainstore Masochists, Hate Fax and Machine Gun Etiquette Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. I Tommy Truesdale 8: The Sundowners Grand ()le ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country rock.

I Antennae, The list and The Fuse Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 221 6511. 9pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to post-gig club.

I Magic Blues Surfers tvicC‘huill‘s. 11iin Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.

I Riser McChuill‘s Way ()ut West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free.

I Crossfire and Jinx MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free. Crossfire per form classic rock covers.


I Glass Tap ()‘l.auriston. 80 l.auriston Place. 22‘) 4041. 10pm. Free. Power pop. I Fat Vibration The Bongo Cltib. 14 New Street. 558 7604. llpm~3am. £5 (£4). Club night featuring The Ugly Groove Movement. a band who wear their sunglasses after dark. Funky with a splash of soul and a shot of1.atin flavour. I The Phonics Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Young indie contenders who make a nod to ()ccan Colour Scene type sttiff.

I Holly Tomas Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. 226 1416. 7.30. Free. Highly lauded singer/songwriter.

I MB Players Midnight Blue. Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. ‘).30pui--2ain. £6 (£5). Latino night with the MB Players complemented by Ronnie Goodman from Samba Funk.

1 I Poptarts NB’s Bar. Balinoi‘al Hotel.

Princes Street. 556 2414, 9.30pm. Free. Brit pop fun.

I Hub Central .laz/ .loiiit. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm —3aiii. £4. Cool funk meets breakbeat chemistry with vocals from Tony King.


Glasgow I Alisha's Attic King Tut’s Walt Walt

lltrt. St Vincent Street. 221 5279.


I AB/CD and Nerve 'l‘lie (‘athouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Missing Records. Wellington Street. 400 1776 and Ripping Records. litlinbtii'gh. (‘C booking: 0870 601 0002. No age restriction. Tribute to Bon Scott and the antipodeaii rockers.

I Stinking Polecats, W.O.R.M. and The Destructos Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Glen Mitchell 8t Band Grand ()le ()pry. l’aisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.

I Real Easy The Ferry. (‘lyde Place. 553 0606. 9pm. Retro sounds iii a contemporary setting.

I Peat Loaf Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 ()141. 7pm. £5 (£19.50 with dinner). (‘rypttcally-titled Meat l.oal tribute jainhoree.

I Guilty Wasy's. (,‘andlei'iggs. 552

8717. 9.30pm. Free.

. I The Dagmars Mct‘hurli's Way ()ut

West. Kelvinhaugli Street. 221 556‘).

: 9.30pm. Free. Aineiican-style rock 'n' roll . I Jinx MaeStirleys. .latiiaiea Street. 572

019‘). 6 8pm. Free.

I Bon's Balls MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 ()19‘). 9pm. Free. Second AC/DC tribute act of the night.

I Open Stage The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527.4—8pm. Free. Jam session for local musicians.

I Kirsty The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9pm. Free. Melodic country. I Nimmo Brothers Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 5—7pm. Free.

I Screaming Through December The Wharf. Yoker Ferry Road. 959 2016. 9pm. Free.

I Jimmy Riff Bar Lautrec's (downstairs). Woodlands Terrace. 9pm. Free. Residency for this singer/songwriter performing rock. roots and country material.


I Jockney Rejects Tap ()’l.auriston. 80 Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 10pm. Free. Would you Adam and Five it a Cockney Rejects tribute?

I Dominic Waxing Lyrical and This Year's Model Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. More off the wall pop and performance from the ever barking Dominic and the support is prett ' good too.

I Hucaleberry and Pigpen Cas Rock. West Port. 2294341. 9pm. £4. Huckleberry plough an idiosyncratic furrow with their Hurt/ Luck Stories album. Check otit those crazy organ rolls. I Joyce Big Beat. Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. l0pm~2am. £8. The legendary Brazilian songstress makes her Scottiin debut at Big Beat‘s fifth birthday bash. See preview.

I Soul Providers NB‘s Bar. Balinoral Hotel. Princes Street. 556 2414. 9.30pm. Free. There‘s a clue in the name.

I Elemental Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. l0pm--3am. £5 (£4). Jazz funk. I Catfish Keith Pleasance Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 650 2349. 8pm. £6. .-\merican blues singer and guitarist.



I Billy Bragg And The Blokes and Hefner The Arches. Midland Street. 221 4001. 8pm. £10 plus booking fee. See feature for chief bloke Billy Bragg. Support from Hefner. who are an intriguing trio iii the classic gawky white boy mould. Their album Breaking (int/iv Heart is one of the year's best debuts with twisted ditties and affecting vocals. I Salako and Electric Sound Of Joy g2. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7pm. £5 plus booking fee. Tickets from Missing Records. Wellington Street. 4(X) 1776 and Ripping Records. Edinburgh. CC booking: 0870601 0002. A pity that Salako clashes with Hefner at the Arches. Their appeal is similar intelligent old school indie with inventive embellishments. Electric Sound ()f Joy are an liast Midlands combo whose singer recently quit. so they've continued in an instrumental capacity creating soundscapes with analogue keyboards. Plus DJ Tony.

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Blondie Something of a nostalgia trip awaits the audience as the First Lady of punk pop revives her career. It seems unlikely that Harry will end up at the business end of the charts again but someone probably said that about Culture Club. See preview. Glasgow: Barrow/and, Thu 79 Nov. Cat Power Unusual and often unearthly singing from the mysterious Chan Marshall. Well worth investigation if you have a penchant for eerie female vocals. See preview. Glasgow: The 73th Note, Mon 9 Nov. Billy Bragg Woody Guthrie’s words are brought to life by one of the few remaining pop stars with a conscience. See feature. Glasgow: The Arches, Sun 8 Nov.

JAZZ Tommy Smith Group Fresh from a

triumph with the SNJO’s brilliant Miles and Gil tribute, the saxophonist tours the Ellington and Strayhorn material from his superb The Sound of Love album for the first time, with a classy US rhythm section. Edinburgh: Queen’s Hall, Ffl 6 Nov; Glasgow: RSAMD, Sat 7 Nov.

John McLaughlin The guitarist parades his finger-busting licks in his current heavyweight fusion outfit The Heart of Things, featuring saxman Gary Thomas and drummer Dennis Chambers. Glasgow: Royal Concert Hall, Tue 70 Nov.

Tina May and Nikki lles Tina May has emerged as Britain's leading jazz singer, and this duet with pianist Nikki Iles, heard on the excellent Change of Sky album, is an outstanding setting for her. Edinburgh: Tron Tavern, Thu 72 Nov



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