GLASGOW, TH E COTTI ER THEATRE
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Plus Special Guest Kim Richey
Concert Hall Thursday 21 October
Plus Very Spatial Guests
Eliza Carthy 6r Saul Rose
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Friday 22nd October p a rf y
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Plus Special Guest CUT/.8 CUFUS
CLASCO W CL YDE A UDI TORI UM SA TURDA Y 23rd OCTOBER
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40 THE LIST 24 Jun—8 Jul 1999
Glasgow: RSAMD New Athenaeum Theatre, Sat 26 Jun—Thu 1 Jul.
Georges' best: Carmen
Talent spotters and opera enthusiasts alrke should take note that the RSAMD, whose Opera School has developed somethrng of a reputatron for the hrgh standard of us productrons, rs stagrng Georges Brzet's Carmen as rts lrnal productron thrs term. Wrth a young cast drawn not only from Scotland and England, but France, Argentrna and Canada, thrs
Carmen pays testrmony to the Opera School’s polrcy for the trarmng of
provrdrng more of a structure to nurture therr talents rn a more strategic way'
With a new, purpose desrgned burldlng to house the Opera School, the faCrIrtres for young srngers are envrable Carmen's drrector, Cynthra Buchan, rs returnrng to an RSAMO rendered vrrtually unrecognrsable srnce
l young srngers. 'The reputatron for opera tratnrng rn the UK rs very hrgh T mdeed,‘ says Trmothy Oean, Head ot Opera at the RSAMD, 'and we lrke to thunk that we are part of that The Academy has always had a great reputatron for srngers, but now we are
her days as a student there. 'We're ;
really pleased about Cynthia drreCtmg,‘
says Trmothy Dean 'She's Sung the We '
role herself over 100 tunes and really knows the prece from A-Z Thus rs her ﬁrst full scale venture rnto productr0n, and she has a very clear, unfussy mSIght Into the Opera '
Takrng rnsprratron from her are two Carmens m an alternatrng cast 'They're both French,‘ says Trmothy Dean, ‘and as we are performrng rn French, they certarnly add a lot of authentrcrty’ (Carol Marn)
Man or Astra-man? Glasgow: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Tue 29 Jun.
Any rock band worth therr wergltt m effects pedals have an offrcral hrstOry
I and a seam hrst0ry Usually the latter rs
the most grrpprng, but wrth leftfreld dreamers Man or Astro-man7 the approved versron us much more entertarnrng
The truth goes somethrng Irke thrs Three drsaffected college krds prefer frets to frats and form a band as a
E drstractron from the borrng, beery
rituals of campus lrfe rn Alabama Cheesed off by the sombre, tortured- artrst posturrngs of early 90s alt-rock they assume mondo brzarro stage names and pretend to be alrens, releasmg a strrng of albums whrch blend sUrf gortar actron wnh a shrny SCI-fr schtrck
Here's the offrmal versron Crash
Space cadets: Man or Astra-man?
landrng on Earth, three ETs Integrate
Wrth human socrety by [along on the alrases ol (ollege students, later decldrng that by formrng a tourrng band they have the perfect excuse to traverse the globe and study Our
habrts Thrs arn't rock 'n roll, this Is sclentrfrc research Whatever truth you choose to
belreve, the fact rs that Man or Astro- man7 have released four albums or off- bearn rndre rock whrch manages to stay 0n the good srde of the thrn red It’ne marked wacky Therr latest,
EEVIAC, rs an electrrfyrng gumbo of 3
0er Dale, Sun Ra, the ReSIdents and Kraftwerk 'EEVIAC stands for Embedded Electronrc Varrably Integrated Astro Console,’ explarns Brrdstuff (real name Brran) ‘It's a supercomputer of our own desrgn whrch erl run thrngs Irve,
makrng sure that Ours rs the greatest
show on Earth ‘ (Peter Ross)