rock & pop


Gigs are listed by date, then by cit . 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).


I Reba McEntire (ilasgow Royal (‘oiicert llall. Saucliieliall Street. 287

55 I I. 7 30pm S( )I .I) ()I 'T. Million- .selliiig t'laiiie-liaiied country diva w liose populaiity in the States l'itially Iiltered o‘. er the Atlantic. llet songs

coy ei t‘\t_*i'ytlit!if_' I'i'oiii \_\lIIIt‘ trash tiiisery to titiasliaiiied good times

I Buddha Crush, Fabulous an.) Lady Exchange King Tut's \Vali \\‘.iIi llttt. St \‘incent Street. 22I 52"). 8.30pm £3.50 plus booking tee. Kicking ol'l' .i nttiitbet' ol triple band bills at Tut's it uh a I'ioiii T in the l’.itk and Mark and laid l.i\our'ites Buddha t‘rtisli. who had ll'xtlll 'I'Iiurso.

I Oversoul, Squander Pilots and Khaya The I3tii .\'ote (are. King Street. 553 I638. ‘lpltl. L2. ( )\ersotil were

prey iotisiy known as ('tiba. while lsli;ty;t are .iit lttliiibutgh»based baud \\ lio haye ttittic'tl heads w itlt their Hi 'i t' (rut /\)/I\‘Illt'\ J lilllt \ like l’littie album.

I Brown Eye Superfly Nice ‘n‘ Slea/y. SaticliiehaII Street. 333 ‘)(i37. 0pm.

I Irish Rovers Grand Ole ( )pry. l’aisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5396 7.30pm. £2.50

it; I .50 members i.

I Rough Justice Kilkeiiiiys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Live Music (‘ayei‘ti Bar. Sti'atliclytle L’iiiyci'sit} liiioii. Ioliii Street. 552 I805. ‘lpitt l-i'ee. Students and guests


I Portnoy anti Clench .-\lllc. 1);. L‘Is Close. (‘ow gate. 225 8382. 2. 30pm. £3. I Colin Steele's Grits 'n' Gravy .Ia/z .loiiit. 8 Morrison Sheet. 22! I288.

I0pin 3am ib.iiid on stage .ziotiiid llpmi. £4 (£3) .la/z .sotititls ll'UIl) I’aul Harrison. I’addy l-Iaherty and Kenny IiIIis assisted by Is'tslti and the Liz/aid lounge I)Js.



I Reba McEntire (ilasgow Royal ('oiicet't IIaII. Sattcliiehall Street. 287 7.30pm. {22.50/{20 plus booking lct' St‘c‘ 'l‘lltll' 2'.

I Mibby, Kingsize .Illtl Swedger King Tut's “all \\'.iIi IItit. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘) 8 30pm. 2.3 50 plus booking lee.

I Hickory Wind (train) ()le t )pry. l’aislt‘} Rtiatl Tull. 42‘) 5396. 7 3llptti. L250 i t l .50 members i. (‘otintry

I Feed and The Cause (It‘s ei'ii Bar. Sti'.ithclyde I‘iiixeisity I'iiioii. .Ioliii


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Street. 552 I895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.


I Hub Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22I I288. I0piii-«3ain. £5 (£4). An acoustic residency from the Iidiiibtirgh band specialising in urban soul. I)Js Sly Si and Ktilti provide background sounds.

I Graeme McDonald Susie's Diner. 53 West Nicholson Street. 667 872‘). 7pm. l‘il't‘t‘. Cm ms of the likes til Bowie. RliM. the Cranberries and The .lllllL’lr' Him/t.

I dour Stroke Sive .Iazl. .loiiil. s Morrison Street. 22I I288. 10pm 3am. £4. I.i\e hip hop with a jazz edge

I Habit Attic. Dyers (‘Iose. (‘owgatc. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3.



I Metallica Untitled (it-T. Rose Street. 332 8 I 28. I.30piii. £3.25 (L2) or L“) t£6) l'oi' any three films in this NIH-I series of i'ock 'n' roll-related celluloid. See Film Listings and I-‘roiitlines.

I Evan Dando and Eugene Kelly Nice ’n' Sleazy. Saticliiehall Street. 333 9637. 0pm. {I All proceeds go to the .\'ordol’t‘ Robbins I‘titid. This should be a complete car crash or a gig.

I Maxi 5, Oversoul illltl 6th Member King Tut's \\'ah “ah lltit. St Vincent Street. 22I 527‘). 8.30pm £3.50 plus booking lee. Mast 5 provrde a gi‘ooty combination of funk and rap. while the other two bands are more gtiitar-orieiitated. I The Dagmars Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0142. 7pm. £4 IL‘ I450 w itli dinner). Rock 'n‘ roll trio.

I New Diesel Cowboys (ii-ant) ()Ie ()pry. I’aisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5306. 7.30pm. £2.50 til.50 iiieiiibersi. ('otintry. I Polly Phillips Borders. Buchanan Street. 222 7‘00, 7.30pm. Free. The lust of a \L‘l'lt‘S oi informal gigs takitig place iii the booksliop's cale. I’olly Phillips is a mainstay ol the Iidinbtirgli Songwriters group. btit served her musical apprenticeship as a ReviIIos backing singer. I Plastic Soul and The Twisted Melons Cavern Bar. Strathclyde I'iiiversity Ilnioii. John Street. 552 I895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I The Vagabonds Waxy s. (‘aiidleriggs 552 87I7. ‘).30piii. Free.

I The Nimmo Brothers Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 5- 7pm. Free.

I The Soul Kings Kilkeiinys. .loliii Street. 552 3505. ()pm. Free.

I Open Stage The Hall Bar. \Voodlatids Road. 564 I527. 4-8pm. Free.

I Live Music The Hall Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 I527. 0.30pm, Free.

I Live Music The \‘s'liat‘l'. Yokei' Ferry Road. ()5‘) 20I6. 0 30pm, l‘l'L‘L'.


I Yumbabe .Ia// loiiit. 8 Morrison Street. 22I I288. IIIpiit 3am. L5 (L4). Brand—new I..itiii ia// collective.

James Lavelle (left) and his Unkle project headline at Glasgow's Queen Margaret Union with ldlewild, Delakota & Llama Farmers, Sun 10 Jan

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I Idlewild and Beef Wellington Cas Rock. West Port. 22‘) 434 I. 9pm. £5. Having topped The List's poll of Scotland‘s 40 most important bands. Iidiiiburgh's Idlewild return to their old moshing ground iii soiriething of~ a warm- tip for their NMI'.‘ Premier dates which kick oil in (ilasgow lottiorTow. You can expect a clutch of spirited punk-pop tunes from their excellent albums ('uptui/t aitd l/upe /.\' Important.



I The Offspring Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 460]. 7.30pm. L'I I plus booking fee. Bozo US tnetaIIers whose latest album .-I/iierrt‘u)itt moves from heavy duty rock to idiotic ditties The Presidents ()f‘ The I’iiited States would reject for being too wacky. A band oi contradictions who water down their political edge with lowest common denominator nonsense.

I Unkle, ldlewild, Delakota and Llama Farmers Queen Margaret I_.'iiioii. University Gardens. 33‘) 9784. 7,30piii. £8 plus booking fee. The .\'.Ill:"s annual showcase for tip-and— coining artists. James I.aveIle takes some I‘or'iii of his DJ Shadow-assisted I'iikle project on the road. while Iidiiibtirgh's totally punk rock Idlcw ild w ill be the big draw for over-excited youngsters everywhere. Llama Faritiers are a punk pop combo barer ottt of short trousers. See preview for Delakota.

I Nerve Nice 'n' Sleazy. Saticliiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Trampas Grand Ole ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50

it; I .50 members).

I The Globe KiIkeiiiiys. John Street.

552 3505. 8pm. Free.


I Sixteen Ton and Urban Soul Ensemble .Ia// John. 8 Morrison Street. 22I I288. I0piii 3am. £3. Swing jazz arid subterranean sounds.


I Acoustic Night Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. (‘ome as you are Mr local musicians.

I Live Music (‘averii Bar. Strathclyde I'niversity l'nioii. John Street. 552 I805. 9pm. l'icc. Students and guests.


I Altered Beats 99 Phase One Jazz hunt. is Morrison Street. 22I I288.

I0pm 3am. L‘3. I)tum (k Bass -- The Jazz lilt‘lllc‘lll.

I Living Room Legends w.) Christies. 27-3I \\'est Port. 228 3265, 9pm. Free.

I rye acoustic set.



I Tin Comic, Mystery Juice and Westernised The 13th Note Cale. King Street. 553 I638. ()pni. LI. Tin (‘otiiic are indie tykes lTOlIl I-Idinburgli.

I John Friendly (‘avei'n Bar. Stiathclyde I'nt\ei‘sity liltltttl. John Street. 552 I805. 9pm. Free Students and guests.


I The Dynamic Duo .|a// .loiiit. 8 Morrison Street. 22l I288, I0piii 3am. £3. The w iiiiieis oi the recent Northern Mixing (‘Itaiiipioiiships \\ ill be ioiiied by rappeis .tntI tritisiciaiis tor hip hop and ia/zy vibes. li\.pect more scratching than backstage at a I.e\ellers gig.

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I Celtic Connections See separate listings atid preview. pag 2s _

I Sonus, Whatever, Bogus Callers ant) Screemer Strawberry Fields ()swaltl Street. 22| "87|. ‘Iptti. L3 I.ocaI band

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Here’s a dose of musical liver salts to get your New Year moving. Take auraily.

a?” .3 ROCK UNKLE, ldlewild, Delakota and Llama Farmers The annual NME- organised shindig promises to kick the musical year into life With a diverse programme. If UNKLE’s dance odysseys don’t clear the cobwehs then ldIeWiId's (pictured) punky squalls \‘Jlll definitely do the trick. See INCVICVV for Delakota, Glasgow: Queen Margaret Union, Sun 70 Jan, Mercury Rev After years in the semi- wilderness, 1997 proved to be Mercury Rev's year With their new album Deserter’s Songs topping many an end of year poll. See preVIew. Glasgow. Garage, Thu 74 Jan FOLK

Celtic Connections Stretching the horizons of Celtic niuSic to new limits, this nineteen day festival encompasses everything from the traditional sounds of lock Duncan to the ttitting edge experiments of John Cale From Ricky Ross to the Tartan Ainoehas, all areas of Celtic music are given a shakedown and a chance to shine If you fancy a break from the music, there's comedy clubs, talks and workshop programmes See preView and listings on page 24. Glasgow various venues, Wed 13~-St)/i 37 Jan

I Gratis Quo Flares. Bath Street. 331 5 I60. 9pm. Free. Tribute to the mighty


7 I Live Music (‘averu Bar. Strathclyde

l’nivei'sity I'iiioii. John Street. 552 I895. 0pm. Free. Students atid guests.


I Cathie Rae’s Jazz Singers Night Jazz John. 8 Morrison Street. 22! I288. IIIpiu--3am. £4 i£3). Ms Rae hosts an evening Ul. IllL‘llt)\\’ \()llll(l.\ with assorted guestsiloining the Brian Kellth Trio.

I The Transporter The Bongo Club. I.) New Street. 558 7604. I Ipiii-~3atii. £3 (£2). live music iiiayIieiii.


Glasgow I Celtic Connections See separate listings and preview. page 24.

' I Mercury Rev The (iarage. Sauchiehall

Street. 332 l I20. 7pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Missing RCCUHTS. Wellington Street. Jill) l776 alltl Ripping Records. lidiiiburgh. ('(‘ booking: 0870 60! 0002. See preview.