BBB MUSIC LIVE
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I The Steve Martland Band Slt‘itlhc‘lyde Suite. Royal Concert Hall. 287 551 l. l0pm. Free. The contemporary British composer whose crew cut. muscle-bound image has helped him cross over to a wider audience. Here he returns with new works including a cotntnission of tnttsic by Joe Duddell for piano and percussion.
I The Whistlebinkies lhc Renh-t-w Ferry. 553 0000. 8pm. l‘t'ee. 'I'raditional Scottish sottttds frotn one of the longest established groups on the folk scene. The line-up includes celebrated Ilautist/eomposer l-Iddie .\Ic( iuire. lllis performance will he recorded for the ‘ltttet'national Recital' series.
I Orchestral Pops (ieorge Square. 5pm. Free. The force will he with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as they play through a progranune of w ell lo\ ed classics and film scores such as 'li’ttuxic. Star Wars arid more. ()smo \ iinsk‘a conducts.
I Ranters, Lovers and Chanters "I he Piping Centre. 552 0888. 8pm. to. The best-loved songs of Robert Burns performed by The Song Factory aceotnpanied by the South Side ("twins and St. Francis Pipe Band with readings by Stuart linnis.
I Ciaradh Seachdain ('otticr 't tit-.tue. 357 3868. 9pm. Free. An evening of lighthearted banter and by e celtic music in civilised surrouiulings.
I Ilia Gringolts Gallery ()1 Modern .\rt.
33] I854. lpm. Free. The kind of prodigy who is deeply unlikely to smut I. your bitch up. llia (iriugolts is a sixteen- year-old Rttssian \ iolinist who will be playing the sonatas of Ray el.
I Mire ri Moir Festival studio. Arg) le Street. Want. Free. Morag .‘ylacDonald treats its to a few pearls of w l\tltllll with celtic sotttids flung in for good measure. I New bands (ieorge Square. 8pm. Free. Home grown talent on display.
I Iain Anderson l‘estiyal Studio. -\tg . le
Street. 2.30pm. Free. See \\'ed in.
I BBC Radio 2 Roadshow Buchanan Street. 2pm. Free. See Thu 27.
I Radio 3 Classics Princes Square. lptii. Free. See Thu 27.
i SATURDAY 29
I The Mavericks and The Felsons Sli(‘(‘. 287 7777. 7.30pm. £17.50. These .-\meriean sensations pay Scotland another visit. bringing its more of their easy on the ear. Latin influenced country with a little help from the llayana Horns. Their hit single ‘Dance The Night Away" was Radio 2's most played single of I998. Support comes frotn lidinhurgh country rockers 'l‘he l'L‘lStttlS. who were specially asked to tour with ‘l he .\la\ericks after playing with the hand in \ash\ die. I Paul Oakenfold and Pete Tong The ‘l‘uunel. 204 I000. l0.30pm. LIZ (L'l0i. lyy o of the [AK's itiggesl l).l.\ have sound .uid \ isuals from their sets at the Homelands dance festival iii Hampshire beamed live to (ilasgow as part of the Radio I lissential Mix. Paul ()akeufold recently finished a legendary residency at l iyerpool‘s superelub ('ream. while Pete lng is more than just rhyming slang he‘s the titan behind the influential ffrr dance lahcl. Radio l's champion of house and. if Jilin/A magazine is to he helie\ ed. the most powerful person in contemporary dance music. I Mike Westbrook Orchestra Slrathclyde Suite. Royal (‘oticel‘t Hall. 3.87 55l l. 7pm. L l 5. A spectacular 22- pi.. e modern iaz/ orchestra grace the stage performing some Westbrook originals as well as reworkings of Duke lillitlglotl t'l.t.\sics. Scottish ll'lo .'\.'\i3 linish the hill Ioi all evening of classic ia/z entertaimnent. I Nectarine No.9, Phantom Engineer and Twitch Ramshorn Theatre. 552 2I89. 10.40pm. l-ormer main man III cult Scottish hand The Fire lingines. l)a\cy Henderson‘s Nectarine \o. 9 specialise in skewed surrealist rock. not unlike Salyador Dali ftotttiltg ’l‘eley isioii. For Drool. check out their /“I'I'¢ t/ l‘irtl‘ Ii/Ht' .llt'lt'lrul album on (‘teepitig Bettt. Phantom lingineet are all all-improv ised. ll't‘“ folk-noise unit founded by David Keenan after he split 'l'elstat Ponies. l‘w itch. meanwhile. is a Hi from techno club Pure. I Young Person’s Guide To The Orchestra Royal (‘oncert Hall. 287 551 l. ".3Ilpm f8 L l 8 The celebrated eotiiposet' l conaid Slatkin and the BBC Symphony thcliestm perform three orchestral tayourites Biittcn's .l lint/re l’t'rmu'v (inn/c In My (hr/n \mi. Bruch's Lin/in ('mnt rlu .\’r'./ Ieaturing the young Russian \iolinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Shostakoy ich's Symphony No.5. This is a hit special as Slatkin hasn't visited Scollttlltl since “)55. I Feeder, Straw and Muse 't he Garage. 332 ll20. 7pm. £7.50. liceder are the lsitld of spandex-free. forward thinking alternative rock outlit w ho the heavy metal iiiaga/ines seem to favour so much these day s. Straw. meanwhile. are a 'cotpot‘ttle indie‘ Ltt’l \y'ltose jauuty tunes on the Shop/(fling alhttm disguise the Usual I’m-dead—hitter~and—twisted~nie Iy t‘ics. ('hris liyans lo\cs ‘ein. the poor
Lassie come home: Gail Porter presents Top Of The Pops, Archaos, Thu 27 May
I Sound Control Live 99 - The Music Show SFLCC. 357 167 l. Today and Sun 30. l()am—-5pm. £5 (£4). Sound Control. the UK's biggest tnusic retailer. have booked the SiiCC for a large-scale instrument sale to rttn over two days. As well as selling the latest developments in instruments arid recording equipment. the event will play host to some live music. 'I‘oday. Pressure Funk (aka Slain DJs ()rde Meikle and Stuart McMillan) will be performing between noon—2pm. See Frontlines. page 5.
I Songs Of Praise George Square. 3pm. Free. A l500-strong choir gather in the Square for a special one-off recording of the God-related TV show. Please note: The Stone Roses will ttot be reforming for a performance of ‘I Am The Resurr‘ection' at this event. Pity.
I Radio 1 Roadshow George Square. l0am. Free. (‘hris Moyles. the obnoxious. over-rated DJ described by John Peel as ‘l)LT in waiting'. brings his own style of anarchic humour to Glasgow as host of this Radio I institution. Ré’eB divas The Honeyz are appearing live on stage. but don't let that stand as any recommendation.
I Yvonne Tipping King Tut‘s Wah Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8.30pm. £5. A veteran of (iv! Your/let 'logctlter. Tipping cart also boast that she has Hire And (‘ry‘ man Greg Kane in her hand.
I Minstrels In The Gallery (ilasgow Cathedral. 7pm (Audience tnust be seated by b.45pm). Free. A festival of religious music celebrating the diversity of modern church sounds with pieces of gospel and tnore. Those appearing are all competing for the I999 Radio 2 Church Minstrels ()f The Year Award.
I Bugs! A Family Concert Royal Concert Hall. 287 551 l. l lam. £4-~£8. The BBC Concert Orchestra invite people of all ages to come dressed as their favourite creepy crawa and hear music about bees. fleas. wasps. butterflies and a whole range of other incredible insects. For children of all ages.
I BBC Singers Gallery ()f Modern Art. 33] I854. 3pm. Free. Stephen Cleobury conducts works by early and contemporary Scottish composers.
I Jazz Record Requests Exhibition Hall. Royal Concert Hall. 287 55] 1. 5pm. Free. Pianist David Newton and saxophonist Bobby Wishart perform in a special edition of the Radio 3 programme Jazz Record Requests.
I European Roots (‘ouier Theatre. 357 3868. 8pm. Free. (Live broadcast — no lateeotners admitted). Archie Fisher and Anne Marie Middleton present top folk and celtic musicians frotn Scandinavia and liastern liurope as well as showcasing some of the best homegrown pipe. fiddle and vocal performers.
I Tiompan (‘ottier Theatre. 357 3868. Want. Free. Margaret Maelennan presents a show of new celtic music.
I John Carmichael Band Henry Wood Hall. (3.30pm. Free. ()ne of Scotland's most respected eeilidh bands.
I Concerto Caledonia Foyer. Royal (‘oncert Hall. 287 55 I l. (ipm. Free. A selection of early evening rntrsie from the countr "s premier baroque ensemble.
I Racin 2 Saturday Morning Show Borders Books. 222 7700. 3pm. Free. The show comes from the Buchanan Street book shop with chat. classic hits and live performances.
I Janice Forsyth l-‘estival Studio. Argyle Street. I lam. Free. Janice Forsyth is your host for this brunch time live broadcast where she presents guest interviews. exclusive live acoustic performances and an edition of the ‘(‘onnections Quiz'.
I BBC Radio 2 Roadshow. Buchanan Street. 2pm. Free. See Thu 27.
I Radio 3 Classics Princes Square. lpm. Free. See Thu 27.
I New Bands George Square. 8pm. Free. See Fri 28.
I On The Streets - City Of Design Various venues. 0845 309 9899. From noon. Free. A day of live music on the streets of Glasgow organised by BBC Music Live in association with Glasgow 1999 — City ()fArchitecture And Design. See feature. page lo.
I Texas and The Supernaturals Barrow'land. Gallowgate. 552 460I. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Scotland‘s two premier pop hands together on one bill. The new Texas album The Hush mixes up Abba and Prince into the sound of sophistication. and went to Number One on release. Meanwhile. if you look tip the word ‘jaunty‘ in the dictionary. there‘s a wee picture of The Supernaturals. If you didn't manage to get tickets for this show. then you'll be pleased to hear that tickets are available for the Texas gig at the SECC on Sun 31 ()ct. Call 014] 287 7777.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus BBC Singers Royal Concert Hall. 287 551 I. 7.30pm. £8—L‘l8. This Joseph Swensen conducted reading of Mozart is Rec/trim: and his Jupiter Symphony brings the week's classical programme to an end. Geraldine McGreevy is soprano. Louise Winter is mezzo-soprano. John Mark Ainsley is tenor and David Wilson Johnson is bass. I AC Acoustics and Quickspace The Arches. 22l 400l. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Two cracking bands in this gig presented by Radio Scotland‘s Bert! I’utml. Glasgost AC Acoustics offer abrasive indie. while Quickspaee plough an individual furrow of considered rock with a real groove. DJs frotn Hi Karate will also be playing on the night.
I Glasgow Festival Strings Cottier Theatre. 357 3868. 2pm. £7 (£5). An afternoon concerto featuring Mozart Divertimento. the McGuire Viola Concerto and Dvorak Quintet in G.
I Sound Control Live 99 — The Music Show SECC. 357 l()7 1. Today and Sat 29. 10am-5pm. £5 (£4). Sound Control. the UK‘s biggest music retailer. have booked the SECC for a large-scale instrument sale to run over two days. As well as selling the latest developments in instruments and recording equipment. the event will play host to some live music. Today. Scottish techno-heads QFX at 3.30pm and San Franciscans Mirv will be showing us their Zappa-esque stylings. See Frontlines. page 5.
I Dave Pearce Club Night The Arches. Midland Street. 22l 4001. llpm—«lam. £14. Hot off the stage at George Square. Pearce drops more tip-front dance sounds for an up-for-it crowd. lie is joined by Paul Van Dyke.
I Accent On Youth Royal Concert Hall. 287 55l 1. 6pm. Free. The cream of Scotland‘s young talent promise an original evening‘s entertaimnent with the emphasis on classical and jazz.
I The City Waites John Street. 4pm. Free. A selection of linglish popular music frotn the 17th century.
I Brian Kay’s Sunday Morning Borders Books. 222 7700. 9am. Free. A morning of chat and music from Radio 3's Brian Kay as he presents his show frotn the Buchanan Street bookshop. Guests inelttde Julian Llyod Webber with pianist Rebecca Woolcock and The Brass Company a brass quintet. tnade up from members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Seottish Opera Orchestra.
I The Reel Blend Festival Studio, Argyle Street. I lam. Free. An eclectic mix of Scottish music. poetry and quizzes is guaranteed in the capable hands of Robbie Shepherd.
For information on all BBC Music Live events call 0845 309 9899. The ticket hotline is 0141 287 5000.