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I AC Acoustics and Chut The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 9pm. £4. The Acoustics have mellowed out in their sound over the last couple of years, but they are still far from mimicking their moniker.

I Soundbuggy, Stylus Automatic and Kasino King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door). Tight indie pop from Soundbuggy, a trio whose time will come.

I The Insects The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. A Psych Out evening of psychedelic, garage sounds. I Buzzer Fury Murrys, Maxwell Street, 221 6511. 9pm. £3, including entry to post-gig club.

I Nine Bar, Soft Porn Eddie and Fine Day Strawberry Fields, Oswald Street, 221 7871. 9pm. £3.

I Mariana Trench and Primary Colours The Arena, Oswald Street, 221 3010. 8pm. £3.

I Dynamo Hum. Aura and Dan Frandisco Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 567 5023. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Bloody Sarks Kilkennys, John Street, 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.


I Sylvia Rae Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. lOpm-3am. £3. See Thu 7.

I Mystery Juice Virgin Records, 124 Princes Street, 220 2230. 6pm. Free. in store appearance from band described as Frank Zappa jammin’ with Shooglenifty.

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I Basement Jaxx Barrowland, Glasgow, Sat 13 Nov.

I Catatonia SECC, Glasgow, Sun 5 Dec.

I Charlatans Barrowland, Glasgow, Thu 21 & Fri 22 Oct.

I Eminem Barrowland, Glasgow, Wed 10 Nov.

I Fun lovin' Criminals Barrowland, Glasgow, Thu 2 & Fri 3 Dec.

I James/Cast SECC, Glasgow, Thu 9


I Logical Progression Potterrow, Edinburgh, Sat 23 Oct.

I Mogwai Barrowland, Glasgow, Sat 23 Oct

I Ocean Colour Scene SECC, Glasgow, Fn' 29 Oct.

I Pet Shop Boys Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Sat 4 Dec.

I Skunk Anansie Barrowland, Glasgow, Wed 13 Oct.

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: Suede. Barrowland, Glasgow, Wed 3


I Super Furry Animals Barrowland,

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The dates listed below are for one- off or ticketed shows; see below section for free residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Abigail Bremner.



I Hans Theesink New Dawn Folk Club, Riverside Club Fox Street, 445 6271. 8.15pm. £5 (£3). A special visit from Dutch guitarist, playing some cool blues. I 21st Century Descarge The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 221 4001. 9pm. £8 (£7). A huge salsa celebration from the Lizzard Lounge team as part of FuncT, featuring music from Venezuelan sonero Carlos Pena and future Latin-jazz exponents Latino 2000 plus MCs from Blacka’nized, vocals from Jamaican dancehall queen Nubia and Afro-Cuban dance from Cutumba.


I Surprise Jazz Party Night Cellar No. l, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298.

9pm—1 am. Free. A varying weekly line- up with some of Scotland’s top jazz musicians.

I Sylvia Rae Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). A contemporary, mainstream selection of jazz numbers from vocalist Rae, better known as one-third of The Lanterns. Accompaniment comes from Brian Kellock (piano), Kenny Ellis (bass) and John Rae (drums). Unkle Fawaz has the vinyl solution.

FRIDAY 8 Glasgow I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, 221 3154. 7.30pm. "The Duke Steps Out’ with Tom Moulds. Further details from Ernie Speirs, l4 Glendee Road, Renfrew, PA4 OAD. 0141 886 2949.


I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti, East London Street, 557 8003. lOpm—Zam. £5. Kicking off the new season featuring Subie Coleman and a brand new set of dancefloor soul jazz classics. Supported by Big Beat’s DJ Stuart.

I Groove Diggaz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. lOpm—3am. £5 (£4). The city’s fortnightly slot of seriously heavyweight soul-funk courtesy of vocalist Tony ‘Edinburgh’s answer to James Brown’ King and the gang, including Martin Kershaw on sax. Decks eflects come from Sly Sy.

I Bill Kyle's Backbeat Band Cellar No. 1, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 10.30pm-1am. Free. Modem jazz from this group, who fill the Friday night residency slot at Edinburgh’s Cellar No. l.


I Elemental MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 10.30pm. £6 (£3). A bit of a homecoming for this Stirling-formed collective, who peddle their smooth jazz-funk grooves as part of MacRobert’s late night jazz series.



I The Blackbyrds Big Beat, Cafe Grafi'iti, East London Street, 557 8003. lOpm-Zam. £10. The legendary funk phenomenon make their Scottish debut at Big Beat’s sixth birthday celebrations. All five members studied under Professor Byrd at Howard University in the 705 - since then they have worked with the likes of Parliament and Stevie Wonder and recorded such dancefloor hits as ‘City Life’ and ‘Walking In Rhythm’. So, if you want to experience the cream of the jazz-funk crop - don’t miss this.