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I Fear Factory, Spineshank and Kilgore Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 7.30pm. £l0 pltts booking fee. Tickets from Missing Records. Wellington Street. 400 I776 and Ripping Records. Edinburgh. CC booking: 0870 60l 0002. No age restriction nor signing-in policy on this show. Industrial metal outftt whose third album ()lM'u/(‘It' apparently advances the concept 'that man is obsolete'.

I Cha Cha Cohen The l3th Note Club. Clyde Street. 243 2 I77. l0.30pm. £5. Chemikal Underground Christmas party with a live performance from one of their signings. an American girl with a British band.

I The Wildebeests The Beat Room. The Polo Lounge. Wilson Street. 7pm. Free. For info. call Bev on 338 3|23. The Brut Room is a music and chat show on BBC Choice. Each evening. two programmes are recorded. each featuring a battd and guests. Claire Grogatt is tonight’s special guest.

I T e Few Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. .lohn Street. 552 I895. 9pm. Free. Students attd guests.

I The Vagabonds \N'axys. Candleriggs. 552 87l7. 9pm. Free.

I Acoustic Jam Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 3339637. 9pm. Regular night for local hopefuls.


I AC Acoustics, Pilotcan, Layto and The Zephyrs The Attic. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3 Expect a new single from AC Acoustics in the New Year and the satne goes for Pilotcan who also have their second album. The Boy Who Knew .lIu/is on the way. Likely to be an entertaining night.

I Altered Beats 99 Preview Phase One Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22l I288. l0pm—3am. £3. Drum 8; Bass The Jazz. Element.

I Living Room Legends W) Christies. 27—3! West Port. 228 3765. 9pm. Free. Live acoustic set.

I Martin Pollard Rose & Crown. Rose Street. 225 4059. 8pm. Free.

I Bottleneck Duo Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 51l4. llpm. Free. Blues.



I Soundbuggy The 1301 Note (‘ltth Clyde Street. 243 2l77. 9.30pm. £2 or free with a ticket stub from the band‘s King Tut‘s gig. See Fri I8.

I The Amphetameanies and Pink Kross The Beat Room. The Polo lounge. Wilson Street. 7pm. Free. For info. call Bey on 338 3I23. 'l‘ln' li’t'ul RHUHI l\' a music and chat show on BBC Choice. Iiach evening. two programmes are recorded. each featuring a band attd guests. See Sat l9 for The

Ant )hetameanies.

I T e Radio Sweethearts The |3tIt Note Cafe. King Street. 553 I638. 9pm. £ l. The country rockers continue to host their own evening of maudltti tttelotlicism.

I Apres Ski Bourbon Street. (ieorge Street. 552 0l4 l. 7pm. £5 (£27.50 with dinner).

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Alex Osborne Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.15pm. Free. The Sottgwrtters' mainstay presides ox er this year‘s Christmas party. the only meeting of the year at which cover versions are permitted. Plus opett mic gttest spot. Arrive early to book your place; priority will be given to first-time performers. The Songwriters will return on 26 Jan I999.

Edinburgh I Annie Christian, Stellar and Khaya

The Liquid Rootn. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £6 itt advance from Rtppittg or Virgin. Eye liner and rests"? Yup. it can

Stellar play Edinburgh's The Liquid Room with Annie Christian and Khaya. Tue 22 Dec

only be Edinburgh's very owtt Annie Christian. Never tnittd the sartorial inelegance. though. this is rock of the ass kicking persuasion. somewhere between the Manics and Placebo. Khaya are a wee bit like Belle and Sebastian bttt barking where B&S are twee. Songs to long for from Stellar.

I Ligament, Pilotcan, Cha Cha Cohen, Macrocosmica and The Young Team The Attic. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Great mixed bag of indie sounds from the hypnotic to the frankly off his chump sounds of M acrocosmica. Pilotcan provide a touch more of a pop sensibility and the Young Team are a very special bunch of guests who are better known uttder another name which we can't divulge. Not that it requires ntttclt working out.

I The Dynamic Duo Jail. Joint. s Morrison Street. 22I I288. l0pm--3am. £3. Winners of last year‘s Northern Mixing Championships joined by rappers and musicians for hip hop and ia/ly vibes.

I Bigger Than Bob 232 Cannon's (iait. Canongate. 556 448 l. 9pm. Free.

I Lightning Brothers Whistle Bitikies. Niddry Street. 557 5| I4. l0.30pm. Free.


I The Beatles Beat Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0l4 l. 7pm. £5 (£27.50 with dinner). Tribute to the Fab Four.

I Bubblecraft, King Kirby, Brown Eye Superfly and Slipper Limpets Strawberry Fields. ()swald Street. 22! 787 l. 9pm. £3. Local band showcase.

I Nimbus Colliers. Hyndland Street. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. See Sat I9.

I Starsail Nice 'n' Sleazy. Saucltiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I The Dazes Kilkennys. .Iolut Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Red Line Seven Shaft. Bridge Street. Paisley. 10pm Free.


I Polly Phillips and The Real Norman Lamont Common (irounds. 2/.3 North Batik Street. 226 I4 l6. 7.30pm. Free. Local sitiger-songwriters.

I Bigger Than Bob Cellar Bar. Cannon's‘ Gait. Canongate. 556 448 I. 8pm. Free. Regular Wednesday nightclub hosted by Bigger Than Bob attd open to all aspiring artists.

I Cathie Rae's Jazz Singers Night Jazz. Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 I288. l0pm—3am. £4 (£3). Ms Rae hosts an evening of mellow sounds with assorted guests joining the Brian Kellock Trio.

I Nowhere Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Unplugged.

I The Transporter The Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. llpm—3am. £3 t£2). Live music mayhem where almost anything goes.

I Buzzbomb and Room 101 Wilkie House. 233 Cowgate. Edinburgh. 225 5583. 9pm. £3. Guitar riot a-go-go with the in your face Buzzbomb.


: Glasgow : I Counselled Out and Sally Carr The

Ferry. Clyde Place. 553 0606. 9pm. £l0.

; Commitments-style soul revue

encompassing sottl attd R8:B classics and original tttaterial. Supported by ex- Middle ()f The Road singer Sally Carr.

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep. indeed. I El Hombre Trajeado and The James ' Orr Complex The l3th Note Cafe. King

Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3. Fluid largely instrumental textures from El Hombre

'I‘raieado. Check ottt their current album


I Sonus, Subway and Akira King Tut‘s

Wait Wait Hut. St Vincent Stt‘chtt. 22] 5279. 8.30pm. £4 plus bookittg fee.

I The Abba Revival Bourbon Street.

(ieorge Street. 552 0l4l. 7pm. £7.50

(£29.50 with dinner).

1 I Drunk A Funk McChuilIs. High

Street. 552 2 I35. l0pm. Free. Former members of the Fred Quimby combo. I The Dagmars McChuiIls Way Out West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 22| 5569. 9.30pm. Free. .-\mertcan-style rock 'n' roll.

I Zuba Havana. Hope Street. 248 4466.

8.30pm. I‘TCL'. See Ft'l I8.


I Christmas Special .Ia/l Joint. x Morrison Street. 22! I288. l0pm-—3am. £5 (£4), Regular .laz/ Joint groovers Hub Central host a cool Yule party.


. Glasgow I Live Music The Halt Bar. Wotxllands

Road. 564 I527. 9.30pm. Free.