roCk & pop
Gigs are listed by date. then by ci . Performances Will be listed, provi ed that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Rock and Pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow) and Rodger Evans (Edinburgh).
The prices given are for tickets . alone. in many instances there WI" be an additional booking fee. Some venuescharge a bookin fee even when tickets are bough on the door.
Tickets for most mediumllarge concerts can be bought from the following:
Virgin, Argyle Street, 204 5151 Credit card bookings from: Ticket Link: 227 5511.
Virgin Princes Street. 220 3234. Ripping Records South Bridge. 226 7010.
Assembly Rooms George Street.
I Luke Vibert The 13th Note Cltrb. Clyde Street. 243 2177. 9.30pm. £5. The man more usually knowrr as Wagon Christ performs a live set of his sculptured techno.
I Dream City Film Club The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 I638. 9pm. £2. Totally sonic rock 'n‘ roll from this combo whose current single 'Nerveshot‘ provides a taster for forthcoming album In THU (‘u/(I Ire/ii Off/10 rifrirrri/ig.
I Speeder and Riser King Tut's Wah Wah Htrt. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 plus hooking fee. Local Combo Speeder play hell-for-leather melodic garagey pop.
I Johnson, Heirloom and Smackvan Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Smackvan's atmospheric single ‘Generating'l‘Coast To Coast' should still be available from all reputable vinyl emporia.
I The Abba Revival Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£22.50 with dinner). Tribute to the Scandinavian Fab Four.
I Oasisn't Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. .lohn Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests. Tribute to the Mancunian Fab Five.
I Camhanach Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Miles Hunt, Gallus and UN. Blonde The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £6. Hunt is accompanied by guitarist Malc Treece for an acoustic set including the promise of some Wonderstuff oldies. It's our money he‘s after. baby.
I e Roods Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. llpm. Free.
I The King The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm. £12.50 in advance from Ripping Records or Virgin. Much hyped Belfast Elvis reaches Scotland with his cunous routine of Presley singing other dead people‘s numbers.
I Blue Nun NB’s Bar. Balmoral Hotel. Princes Street. 556 2414. 9.30pm. Free. I Bespoke Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Six-piece trip hop outﬁt.
I Charlie Landsborough Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10/£12.50/£l4.50. Old country eezer.
I Gold Blati , Pink Krossand Ex- Cathedra The 13th Note Club. Clyde Street. 243 2177. 8.30pm. £4.50. See preview for the hi-octane cool cats Gold Blade. supported by garage scream queens Pink Kross and ska punkers Ex- Cathedra.
I Swelling Meg and Valuta The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £2. Strident set with its roots in folk.
I Higher, See Saw and Hemispheres King Tut’s Wah Wah H ut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 plus booking fee.
I The Goldenhour Asylum. Caledonian University. 332 068 1. 9pm. Students and guests. Retro tunesmiths promoting their single ‘Until I See You Again'.
I Traveller and Red Line Seven Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Red Line Seven are a Paisley band. formerly known as The Brown Family. who are preparing for the release of their debut EP.
I Blues Brothers 98 Bourbon Street. George Street. 5520141. 7pm. £5 (£24.50 with dinner).
I Big City Grand ()le ()pry. Paisley Road T011. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country night out.
I Fused and Seraphin Fury Murry's. Maxwell Street. 221 6511. 9pm. £3.50
(advance); £4 (door). including entry to post-gig club.
I The Room and Phonefreak Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I I'n'l Oneness McC‘huill‘s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Reggae.
we presume. Edinburgh
I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Church. Broughton Street.
1 9.30pm. £6 (£5). DJ Tinku gets the
Squeeze spin their urban myths one more time at Glasgow Barrowland, Tue 8 Dec.
groove up and running before the MB players let fly with their funky take on jazz. Subie Coleman provides the vox while guest Lorne Cowieson of Glasgow's High Heel Sneakers blows her own trumpet.
I Fat Vibration The Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). The Ugly Groove Movement do their funk-soul-jazz-Latin-groove thing. I Ten Benson, Blind and Everlong Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7pm. £4. See singles for the bonkers sound ofTen Benson.
I Pop Tarts NB‘s Bar. Balmoral Hotel. Princes Street. 556 2414. 9.30pm. Free. Britpop sounds.
I Dream City Film Club, lady Exchange and Moniack Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £4. The Club are billed as ‘a seedy Tindersticks‘ which has to be heard to be believed. Lady Exchange include an ex-member of Yummy Fur and Moniack are at their hap iest back in the garage.
I l-i)ub Central Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. lOpm—3am. £4. Cool funk meets breakbeat chemistry with vocals from Tony King.
I You Too Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 10pm. £6. Free before 1 1pm. U2 covers band. you will doubtless be shocked to ﬁnd out.
I Holly Tomas Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free. Highly lauded singer/songwriter.
I Status Quo SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 7pm. £19 plus booking fee. Great things are expected of these young guns who are out to clear away all the dead wood in rock music these days. Yet bizarrely Radio I won‘t play them. How can this be'.’
I Charlie Landsborough Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10/£l2.50/£l4.50. See Fri 4.
I Ether, Swiss Family Orbison and Polak King Tut's Wah Wah Hill. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4 plus booking fee. Welsh trio who are tnore of a straightforward pop experience than a certain other Welsh trio with whom they share a manager.
I Counselled Out Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £6 (£24.50 with dinner). Soul revue in the style of The Commitments.
I Burning Boy, Texas Chainstore Masochists and Beauty School Dropouts Nice ’n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I The Ducks McChuill's. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Pacey garage R&B and sotne slower moodier tracks forth the basis of The Ducks“ set.
I Tony Goodacre Band Grand ()le ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.
I Surround and Workshy Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Drunk A Funk McChuill‘s Way ()tit West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free.
I Guilty Waxy’s. Candleriggs. 552 8717. 9.30pm. Free.
I Open Stage The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 I527. 4—8pm. Free. Jam sesh for local musicians.
I Morph The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9.30pm. Free.
I Nimmo Brothers Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 5—7pm. Free.
I The Soul Kings Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Bad Influence The Wharf. Yoker' Ferry Road. 959 2016. 9pm. Free.
I Jimmy Riff Latitrec's (downstairs). Woodlands Terrace. 9pm. Free. Residency for this folk. roots and rock performer.
I Magella and The Moondogs Cumbernauld Theatre Bar. Kildrutn. Cumbernauld. 0(236 732 887. 9pm. £2.50.
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sarkinéi‘a chord in our hearts this fortnight.
PJ Harvey Her new album Is This Desire? is a lot more uneven than To Bring You My Love but if the recent show at Edinburgh Festival is anything to go by then she can still mesmerise with that primal voice. Glasgow: Barrow/and, Wed 9 Dec. Manic Street Preachers Rock stars with a conscience are a rare commodity so hats off to the Manics for digging deeper than the usual fluff. Just remember to head to the bar for the more dreary of the tracks from the new album. Support comes from the stonking Catatonia. Glasgow: SECC, Sat 72 Dec.
James Often unfairly tagged as nothing more than a crap student band, James are easily in the top five when it comes to live gigs. Still not sure about the 'Sit Down’ remix though. The Stereophonics support. G/asgow: SECC, Mon 74, Tue 75 Dec
Rickey Woodard This hot US tenor saxophonist makes a welcome return to Scotland, and will team up with trios led by two of our best musicians in these gigs, Brian Kellock (Edinburgh) and Nigel Clark (Glasgow). Glasgow: Part/ck Burgh Hail, Fri 4 Dec. Edinburgh: Tron Tavern, Thu 3 Dec.
Scott Hamilton and Dave McKenna Neither of these celebrated US stars are exactly strangers to Scottish stages, but the combination should spark some fireworks in a mainstream vein. Glasgow: Moir Hall, Sat 72 Dec; Edinburgh: Queen’s Hall, Fri 7 7 Dec.
I Haud Yer Wheesht Canon's Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 4481. 9pm. Free. Folk rock with bongos to go go.
I Proi Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 1 1pm. Free. Ska shenanigans. I The Fuse and Shore Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Good time baggy vibes from Leith urchins Shore.
I Goldblade and Pink Kross Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £4. Gospel punk glitter kids. Go see Jon Robb's Goldblade. And don't miss bad rocking inammas Pink Kross. See )review.
I Colin Steele's Grits 'n Gravy Preview Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm--3am. £4 (£3). First chance to see this new jazz ensemble.
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