rock & pop
Gigs are listed by date, then by city; Performances w ll be listed, provi d that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Rock and Pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow) and Rodger
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I The Creatures King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £9.50 plus booking fee. With the demise of the Banslrees. Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie return as drum 'n' voice duo The Creatures with their third album Animu Animus on their own Sioux Records. Note change of venue for this show.
I Eska, Sand and Black Sun Machine The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £2.50. Driving guitar noise from Eska.
I Cato, The Shore, Degas and Devonred Nice ’n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Verbal. Starsky and Drift Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 221 6511. 9pm. £3 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to the post-gig club.
I Singing Brickie Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road T011. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Watch out for low-slung jeans.
I Jeg, 5m Deep and The Perfect Body Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 567 5023. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Chaosphere and Brutal Goose Bar One. Brandon Street. Motherwell. 01698 251 304. 9pm. £1.
I Graham Leroni and The Leopards The Liquid Room. 90 Victoria Street. ()131 225 2564. 7pm. £4. Cutting edge Glasgow culture comes to Edinburgh in the shapely forrn of two Creeping Bent acts. Graham Leroni will read from his novel Cum/tjfltm Martyrs with music courtesy of Mick Slaven‘s Leopards.
I The Big Eyed Beans Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. llprn. Free.
I Andi Neate Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free. I Grits 'n' Gravy Trio Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. lOprn-3am. £4 (£3). Latin. funk. jazz and breakbeat. featuring Scottish Young Musician of the Year Paul Harrison on keys.
I The Music Club 232 Cannon’s Gait. Canongate. 556 4481. 9pm. Free. Open mic night.
I The Dazes Finnegan's Wake. 98 Victoria Street. 226 3816. lOpm—lam. Free. I Andy Neate Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free. I Rodeohead Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. llprn. Free.
I Brighter, Voices and The Charm Walker's. Shandwick Place. 0131 476 7013. 9pm. £3. Local band Brighter specialise in a distinctive brand of Hammond-driven groove with a 70s vibe thrown in for good measure.
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I Neil Diamond SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 6.30pm. SOLD OUT. A real maestro of a performer if MOR is your thing. It obviously is for plenty of people as Neil has sold out three nights in the big red shed. He wrote the pop classics ‘I’m A Believer‘ and 'A Little Bit Me. A Little Bit You'. collaborated with Burt Bacharach and even ﬂirted, with prog rock (oh yes). but his most recent forays have been into country territory. I Rae And Christian King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. The Mancunian production duo of Mark Rae and Steve Christian breathed new life into jazzy hip hop with last year's Non/rent Sulphuric Soul album. For the live set-up. they expand their line-up and opt for a bit of freestylin .
I The Yummyfur and Gilded Lil The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £2.50. A noisefest of a double bill if ever we heard one. Yurnrnyfur play their brand of twisted pop as showcased on their Guided Missile album Sc’.\'_\‘ World. See preview for Edinburgh alley cats Gilded Lil.
I Back Clash Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Clash tribute combo.
I Valuta and Oswald Asylum. Caledonian University Union. Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681. 9pm. Free. Students and guests. Valuta describe themselves as ‘mangled cabaret with a Kurt Weill inﬂuence‘ and include stage props such as the all-new Islamic prayer clock.
I Boots And Saddles Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road T011. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.
I Vinyl Reverb, Omniscience and Remedy Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 221 6511. 9pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to the post-gig club.
I Hustler Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 567 5023. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I The Radoos McChuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I Capone And The Bullets McChuills Way Out West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free. Veteran good-time ska merchants.
I N17 Molly Malone's. Hope Street. 332 2757. 9pm. Free. Saw Doctors tribute.
I Isis Samuel Dow's. Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.
I Counselled Out Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 10pm. £6. Free before llptn. Dance-soul band.
I Freddy King's Big Band Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 I288. lOpm-3am. £5 (£4). Ten-piece big band playing soul- jazz and fronted by a renowned 60s
I Al s All Night Joke Shop The Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 10pm—3am. £8/£6. Live performances and video and Internet link-up. Featured artists include Mystery Juice. Earl Okin. the unforgettable Nuns ‘n‘ Moses. and Drew Fairley.
I Graeme McDonald Susie’s Diner. 53 West Nicholson Street. 667 8729. 7pm. Free. Covers from the likes of Bowie. REM. Ella Fitzgerald and The Jungle Book.
I Transaudio Tap O’ Lauriston. 80 Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 10pm. Free. I Absent Friends Finnegan's Wake. 98 Victoria Street. 226 3816. 10pm-lam. Free.
I MB Players Midnight Blue. Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. 9.30pm-2am. £6 (£5). Expect a whole lotta soul from these brassy Midnight Blue regulars.
I Poptarts NB’s Bar. Balmoral Hotel. Princes Street. 556 2414. 9.30pm. Free. I Quicksand and Perfect Blue Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Energetic indie tunes.
I Holly Thomas Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.
I Neil Diamond SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 6.30pm. SOLD OUT. See Fri 19.
I The Counterfeit Stones
Pavilion Theatre. Rentield Street.
332 1846. 7.30pm. £10. The genuine Stones aren't playing until the summer. so in the meantime get
some satisfaction from these tribute geezers.
I Annie Christian and Riser
g2. Sauchiehall Street. 353 3111.7pm. £5 plus booking fee. Tickets from Missing Records. Wellington Street. 400 1776 and Ripping Records. Edinburgh. CC booking: 0870 601 0002. Strident Edinburgh indie poppers with a bit of glam on the side who are touring in support of their debut album Tll‘l/ig/ll.
I Straw, Little Mothers and Soundbuggy King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5 plus booking fee. Headliners Straw have been described as Bluresque. Support from Little Mother's. a new London combo who have attracted comparisons to the off-kilter Beta Band and the neo- blues of Gomez. and local trio Soundbuggy who provide a heady pop thrill.
I Camera Obscura and MacMeda The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. Free.
I Jackson Cage Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.
I George Michael Tribute
Bourbon Street. George Street. 5520141. 7pm. £5 (£16.50 with dinner). Does this include the American cop get-up and the community service?
I Huxley McChuills Way Out West. Kelvinhaugh Street. 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free.
I Open Stage The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 4—8pm. Free. Showcase for local musicians.
I The Struts The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9.30pm. Free.
I Nimmo Brothers Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 5—7pm. Free.
I Saul And The Soul Trains Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Vagabonds Waxys. Candleriggs. 552 8717. 9pm. Free. Popular covers.
I The Dazes Molly Malone's. Hope Street. 332 2757. 9pm. Free. Popular
I Real Easy Samuel Dow‘s. Nithsdale Road. 423 (1107. 8.30pm. Free.
I Remedy Tire Wharf. Yoker Ferry Road. 959 2016. 9pm. Free.
I Haud Yer Wheesht 232 Cannon's Gait. Canongate. 556 4481. 9pm. Free. Folk rock with bongos to go go.
I Yumbambe Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10prn—3am. £5 (£4). Brand new Latin jazz band deploying horns and funky percussion to scintillating effect. With DJs from Thelonious.
I Crannachan Finnegan's Wake. 913 Victoria Street. 226 3816. 10pm—larn. Free.
I Coco 8: The Bean Lizzard Lounge. Cafe Grafﬁti. Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. 10pm—2am. £6 (£5). Laid back jazz-soul from local stalwarts of the Lizzard scene. You will be impressed.
I Brickhouse NB‘s Bar. Balmoral Hotel. Princes Street. 556 2414. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Pachinos Attic. Dyers Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3.
I Magicdrive, The Junket and Buddha Crush Cris Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. It didn‘t quite work out for Magicdr'ive and their now ex- major record label. but the cartoon. kitsch kiddies are back and sounding better than ever. The best band Edinburgh has produced since The Rezillos.
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Underworld Karl Hyde, Rick Smith and Darren Emerson are back with an amazing new album Beaucoup Fish and have decided to grace us with some live dates. Will it be a non-stop techno party or will they still be grumpy from their bust-up with the Fun Lovin’ Criminals? See feature, page 14. Glasgow: Barrow/and, Thu 4 Mar.
Rae and Christian The Mancunian production duo (pictured above) behind Grand Central records and last year’s excellent Northern Sulphuric Soul album cruise into town for an evening of mellow soul, hip hop, funk and jazz. Glasgow: King Tut’s. Fri 79 Feb.
Billy Bragg and The Blokes The Bard of Barking proves he’s still suitable for miners as he tours in support of stonking new album Mermaids Songs. This album of recently discovered Woody Guthrie lyrics was recorded With the American band Wilco and has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Contemporary Folk Album category. Edinburgh: The Liquid Room, Tue 2 Mar.
Bobby Watson This is the great New York-based alto saxophonist’s first Scottish visit since he was composer- in-residence at the Glasgow Jazz Festival in the mid-90$ and will feature him with a trio led by the rising star if the Scottish jazz piano, Paul Harrison. Edinburgh: Queen’s Hall, Fri 26 Feb; Glasgow: Moir Hall, Sat 27 Feb.
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I Sick Of It All, Ensign and Indecision The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from Missing Records. Wellington Street. 400 1776 and Ripping Records. Edinburgh. CC booking: 0870 601 0002. No age restriction. Doorny metal onslaught.
I Saint and The Crow Road The 13th Note Club. Clyde Street. 243 2177. 9pm. £1. Epic but not bombastic indie rock from Saint.
I Zebedee Numbchunk The I3th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £1. Spacey noise merchants. along the Mogwai lines.
I Gringo, Starsky and Patch Kit Nice'n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.9pnr
I Toe The Line Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road T011. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.
I The Dazes Molly Malone's. Hope Street. 332 2757. 9pm. Free. Popular
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