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Glasgow I Celtic Music Recital Htitcheson's Hall. l58 lngram Street. 552 839l.

rock & pop

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



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I Grits 'n' Gravy Trio Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 I288. l0ptn—3am. £4 (£3). Featuring Scottish Young Musician of the Year Paul Harrison on keys. Latin. funk. jazz and breakbeat. Sweet.

I Rodeohead Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5l l4. llpm. Free.



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I Dominic Waxing Lyrical, Universal Panzies and Riser King Tut's Wait Wait

I Jazz Incident Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22l I288. l0pm—3am. £5 (£4). Contemporary jazz and big beat as sampled by many hip hop artists.

I Proi and Swell Bellys Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Ska night.

I Bangtwister and Soulfinger Tap O‘l.auriston. 80 Lauriston Place. 229 404 l. l0pm. Free. Taking that guitar sound to it's more frightening extremes. I Al's All Night Joke Shop The Bongo Cltib. l4 New Street. 558 7604. l0pm—3am. £6 (£4). Cabaret. live video and magic. Bands and DJs in one room. cabaret and acoustic performances in the

Htit. St Vincent Street. 22l 527‘). 8.30pm. £3.50 plus booking fee. Bacardi Unsigned-wimiing elaborate pop from

1 other. all going otit live on the lnternet. ' Music from the likes of4 Stroke 5. Christa Hughes Explosion and A'Mish

listings. I The Third Way and Macrocosmica King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent

l.l5pm. £2.50. Students of the BA Applied Music degree perform a programme of Celtic music.


I Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh Universtiy. Bristo Square. 650 2423. l.l0pm. Free. Pupils of St Mary’s Music School perform as part of the unversitys popular series of lunchtime concerts.

I Caritas Candlemas Concert Christ Church. Morningside. 667 3633. 7—8.40pm. Free. Caritas Music Publishing celebrate their first birthday with a promotion and refreshments. followed by an organ recital by Michael Bonaventure. featuring works by James Douglas and l.efebure-Wely.

Glasgow I La Kamerata City Hall. Candleriggs. 287 55l l. 7.30pm.

Street. 22] 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 plus booking fee. Guitar cacophony from MacroCosmica with the occasional tranquil moment.

I Midi, lcebound, Degas and Cato Nice ’n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.9an

I Kent Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 567 5023. 9pm. Free. Students and guests. Swedish band who should appeal to lovers of epic guitar music as created by bands like the Manics and Mansun. with their third album Isa/u which has otitsold the likes of The Cardigans in their native country. I 30 Scream The l3th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 l638. 9pm. £2.50. A benefit for Anti Fascist Action with more bands to be confirmed.

I Live Music Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

Edinburgh's Dominic Waxing Lyrical.

I The Commercials, Napoleon 4 and The Goldenhour g2. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7pm. £3 plus booking fee. Tickets from Missing Records. Wellington Street. 400 I776 and Ripping Records. Edinburgh. CC booking: 0870 60] 0002. Retro rocking from The Commercials who supported the likes of laii Dury last year. btit can attract a decent crowd of their own. This gig is a launch for their new EP ‘The Power ()f Love' and support comes from two more of Glasgow‘s most established live bands.

I The Oraclesand Senna Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Satichiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Rough Chaps Grand Ole ()prv.

Paisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.

I Northern Tonic, Snib Glyder and Antenna Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street.

U2. 1 really am not making this up.

I MB Players Midnight Blue. Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. 9.30pm—2ani. £6 (£5). Expect a whole lotta soul from these brassy Midnight Blue regulars.

I Andy Chung WJ Christie‘s. 27—31 West Port. 228 3765. 9pm. Free. Folky

, singer songwriter.

I Holly Tomas Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. 226 l4 16. 7.30pm. Free. Highly lauded local singer- songwriter.

I Jeggro Whistle Binkies. Niddry

; Street. 557 5| l4. llpm. Free.


5 Glasgow

I Celtic Connections See separate listings.

Edinburgh 22l 65] l. 9pm. £3.50 (advance). £4

I Zoviet'France and Stock Hausen (door). including entry to the post-gig Walkman Upstairs at Cafe Royal. West club.

Register Street. 556 I884. 7.30pm. £7 I N17 Molly Malone's. Hope Street. 332 from Avalanche. First Edinburgh gig in 2757. 9 m. Free. Saw Doctors tribute. four years from the headliners. favourites I Min slide and Fine Day Cavern Bar. of Wire magazine. Strathclyde University Union. John

I Garbage and Moloko SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 7.30pm. SOLD ()UT. See feature for the all- conquering industrial pop of Garbage. Support frotn the quirky duo who sound like an insane amalgam of Bjork. Portishead and Sneaker Pimps.

I Storefront Hitchcock GFI‘. Rose

£7—£ l 5. Greece‘s leading chamber orchestra perform music by Eleni Karaindrou. composed for the films of cult Greek director Theo Angelopoulos whose lilm Eternity Arid A [Mr goes on general UK release iii May.


I Afternoon Tea Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 3pm. £5. RSAMD student David McGrory gives a piano recital featuring Mozart's Sonata in F Major and Rum/u in I) Mir/(tr. Chopin's Btl/Ittt/t' Nu 3 in .4 Flu! Major and works by Bach and Rachmaninov. Ticket price includes afternoon tea.

I Paragon Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.45pm. £9 (£45). See Fri 2‘).



I Celtic Music Recital Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. University of Strathclyde. 950 3476. l.l5pm. Free. See Tue 2.

I Musica Electronica Hunter Hall West. University Avenue. 330 4092. 4pm. See Thu 2 l.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Satichiehall Street. 287 55l l. 7pm. £7.50--£ l 2.50 (£2—£4.50). Alexander Lazarev conducts the orchestra in the third of their five ‘l)iscovery Series‘ concerts. this time accompanied by violin soloist Kurt Nikkancn. Tonight’s programme features Rimsky-Korsakm's Tsar Sci/tun Suite (including the infamous ‘Flight ()fThe Bumble Bee‘ ). Mozart's Vin/in Concerto No 5 and Korndorf’s .S'vmp/tmiv NH 4.

I La Traviata Citizens‘ Theatre. ll‘) Gorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. 7.30pm. £6~£l5 i£4»-£l0). ()pei'a ()n A Shoestring continue in their quest to bring opera to the masses. with their brand new production of Giuseppe Verdi's tragic love story.

I Laurelin Quartet ()blomov. 372 Great Western Road. 33‘) 9l77. ‘)--l lpm. Free. See Thtt 28.


I Don Giovanni Festival Theatre. l3-2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000.

7. l 5pm. £4.50—£l7.50. As part of the celebrations marking the opening of the Alexander Gibson ()pera School. RSAMD students present Mozart's dramatic masterpiece.

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I The Lanterns The Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. l0.30pm. Price to be confirmed. Scottish soul/pop/dance combo receiving much radio airplay in recent weeks. Radio ()ne has hammered their debut single ‘HighRise Town'. See singles.

I The Illegal Eagles Festival Theatre. l3—2‘) Nicolson Street. 5296000. 7.30pm. £l2.50/£10.50/£8.50. Concessions available. Take it easy. Don Henley. here come some new kids in town with a homage to The Eagles. running through their career frotn 72 to 8|. Doesn't that just take it to the limit'.’

Street. 567 5023. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.


I Cruyff, Unreal and Stella Cas Rock. West Port. 22‘) 434l. 9pm. £4. Stalwarts of the local scene. Cruyff are back with some more of that indie rock and a slightly changed line-up. Gimme gimme. Rising songwriting from Stella.

I Graeme McDonald Susie‘s Diner. 53

West Nicolson Street. 667 8729. 7pm. Free. Covers froin the disparate likes of Bowie. REM. Ella Fitzgerald and The Jungle Book.

Street. 332 8 I28. 2pm. £3.25 (£2) or £9

(£6) for any three films in this NME

series of rock 'n' roll-related celluloid. See film section for this film about cult singer/songwriter Robin Hitchcock.

3 I Orange, Cinefilm and Bubblecraft

King Tut's Wait Wait H ut. St Vincent

Street. 22| 527‘). 8.30pm. £3.50 plus booking fee.

f I The Underground Apes The l3tli

Note Cafe. King Street. 553 I638. 9pm.

£l. Psych-out night.

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The Commercials advertise their new EP along with Napoleon 4 and The Goldenhour at 92, Glasgow, Fri 22.