I Z, Ninebar, King Kirby, Bogus Callers and Silver Obsession Strawberry Fields, Oswald Street, 221 7871. 9pm. £3.
I Planet Jaune and Solution Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 567 5023. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Assert and Confusion Corporation The Arena, Oswald Street, 221 3010. 7.30pm. £3.50. Heavy rock and punk sounds.
I Gemma Mac Kilkennys, John Street, 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. I Live Music The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 9pm. £3. Line-up to be conﬁrmed.
I Superstar Attic, Dyers Close, Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £5.50/£4. Brian Wilson, REM and Rod Stewart are all big fans of the splendid Superstar. Wh not join the club?
I artin Kershaw Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £3. I Andy Neate Common Grounds, 2/3 North Bank Street, 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.
I Rodeohead Whistle Binkies, Niddry Street, 557 5114. 11pm. Free.
I Yush and The International Havoc, La Belle Angele, 225 7536. 10pm-2am. £5. Former Blacka’nized line-up with hip-deep reggae funk grooves to knock you sideways. Supported by no-frills fourpiece generating A&R interest with their hypnotic, futuristic vibes. DJ Laird on decks.
FRIDAY 29 Glasgow I Ocean Colour Scene and Shack SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. 6.30pm. SOLD OUT. Ocean Colour Scene are an enigma on a par with The Stereophonics. How do bands so bereft of talent and ideas sell records by the truckload? Anyway, they’ve got a new one out, One From The Modern, available from all record stores, even Woolworths, now. See preview for Shack.
Solo and soulless: Bernard Butler
I Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £12.50 plus booking fee. No age restriction. It’s a big time for this young lad and his band of desperadoes. People keep going on about some former incarnation who changed the face of popular music and still makes boys of a certain age wet their pants in excitement. Mind you, if you watched the excellent Clash documentary a few weeks ago, you can appreciate what an iconic bunch they were.
I Stereolab and Notwist The Garage, Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £8 plus booking fee. Not remotely reeling from being awarded zero out of ten in NME for their latest album of electronic squiggles and Gallic hauteur, Stereolab return to boﬁin rock the masses.
I Richie Hawtin Pressure, The Arches, Midland Street, 221 4001. 10.30pm. £13.50 plus booking fee. Canadian minimalist maestro Richie Hawtin does his Dex FX and 909 semi-live routine for Pressure’s lst birthday.
I The Crocketts and Nerve The Cathouse, Union Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. No age restriction.
I Angel Tech, Fretlin and Rize King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door).
I Tandy Blackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5924. 8pm. £5. Alt country rock.
I Valuta and The Helen Reeves Band The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £3 (£2). Tickets from Missing Records, Wellington Street/Great Western Road. Valuta are inﬂuenced equally by contemporary pop/rock sounds and Weimar cabaret. Helen Reeves’ music encompasses country, roots, folk and pop. Part of 0105 ay.’
I Kirby and Dri Asylum, Caledonian University Union, Cowcaddens Road, 332 0681. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Rising Son and Second Skin Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 567 5023. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Sack Trick. Smuj, Indian Bone, Huxley and Subway Strawberry Fields,
Oswald Street, 221 7871. 9pm. £3.
rock & pop MUSIC
£5/£4. Cool new funk/groove outﬁt drawing on Blue Note and Verve rare groove.
I Holly Tomas Common Grounds, 2/3 North Bank Street, 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free. I Engage Tap O’Lauriston, 80 Lauriston Placx, 229 4041. 10pm. Free. I Imperial Racing Club, Cinnamon Skin and The Silver Pill Cas Rock, 104 West Port, 229 4341. 9pm. £3.
I Texas and Bernard Butler SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. 6.30pm. £19/£17 plus booking fee. No age restriction. Local heroes do their slick pop thang with many a nod to heroes like Blondie, Abba and Marvin Gaye. Support from the ex-Suede guitarist who is overly fond of guitar solos and striking a pose with his trusty axe.
I Minority Of One. Screemer and Side Project Fury Murrys, Maxwell Street, 221 6511. 9pm. £4, including entry to post-gig club.
I Abba Disco Party Bourbon Street, George Street, 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£16.50 with dinner). Featuring an Abba tribute combo.
I New Diesel Cowboys Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road T011, 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country sounds.
I The Curtains The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 9pm. Free. I The Dagmars Waxys, Candleriggs, 552 8717. 9pm. Free. Rock ’n’ roll.
I James Brown Night Midnight Blue, Cafe Grafﬁti, Mansﬁeld Place Church, Broughton Street, 557 8003. 10pm-2am. £5. Edinburgh’s own sex machine Tony King pays homage to the godfather of soul. I High Heel Sneaker Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am.
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