rock & pop
Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances Will be listed, provi ed that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Rock and pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow) and Rodger Evans (Edinburgh).
Tickets for most mediumllarge concerts can be bought from the following:
Virgin, Argyle Street, 204 5151 Credit card bookings from: Ticket Link: 287 5511.
Way Ahead: 339 8383.
Virgin Princes Street, 220 3234. Ripping Records South Bridge, 226 7010.
Assembly Rooms George Street, 220 4349
Way Ahead 0141 339 8383
I Pavement and Salako Barrowland, (iallowgate, 552 4001. 7.30pm. £9 plus booking fee. Pavement sound like they are chasing their tail a little on current album 'I’ermr 'l'ii'i'liglit but Glasgow has always been a stronghold for them so they should be facing an appreciative crowd as usual. Salako are part of an increasingly unusual breed these days — a band who can combine 60s influences with originality.
I John Paul Jones The Garage, Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7pm. £16 plus booking fee. No age restriction on this show. Led Zep’s former bassist tours to promote his new album Zooma, his first solo outing since Zep imploded in 1980. lixpect lots of intricate fretwork from one of the leaders in his field.
I Illegal Eagles Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 8pm. £14.50»‘£l3.50 £11.50 plus credit card booking fee. Tribute to the hoary old MOR giants.
I Tam, Spleen and Bubblecraft King Tut‘s Wah Wah llut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance); £4 (door). I Odeon Beat Club and Astronaughty Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street, 333 9037. 9pm.
I Nerve and Dog Toffee The l3th Note Club, (‘lyde Street. 243 2177. 9pm. £2. Punk and rock-inﬂuenced sounds.
I Battle Of The Bands Queen Margaret Union, University Gardens. 339 9784. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 members). Students and guests. Line-up to be confirmed.
I Fenster, C.| State, Puc and Subway Strawberry Fields. Oswald Street, 221 7871. 9 m. £3. Big Issue benefit night. I Ratt ers Bite and Space Sheep The Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 567 5000. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I The Vagabonds The Scotia. Stockwell Street. 552 8081. 8.30pm. Free. Residency. Cover versions.
I Jimmy Riff and Francis Anthony The Hall Bar, Woodlands Road, 504 1527. 9pm. Free. Roots, folk and pop material from Mr Riff.
I Jam Session Samuel Dow's, Nithsdale Road-123 0107. 8.30pm. Free. Weekly jam.
I Hobotalk and Verbal Rico's, Ann Street, Greenock, 01475 783705. 10pm. £2.50. New Scottish combo. trailing from Dunbar and Edinburgh, who are inﬂuenced by timeless songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Tim Hardin. See preview. Edinburgh
I Dougie McQuillan Club Java, 40
Commercial Street, 555 5622. 7.30pm. Free. Album launch.
I Sylvia Rae Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 9.30pm-3am. £4/£3. Exquisite jazz vocals covering a range of standards and originals.
I Hemlock Attic, Dyers Close, Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3.
I Andy Neate Common Grounds, 2/3 North Bank Street, 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.
I Jammy Devil Bar Java, 38—42 Constitution Street, 467 7527. 9.30pm. Free.
I James Taylor Quartet The Garage, Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £9 plus booking fee. The original acid jazz combo are scene veterans by now, but if you dig the funky sound ofa Hammond (daddio) this is the nightclub to swing by toni ht.
I King Prawn, Ex-Cathedra and HFS King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4.50 plus booking fee. The headliners are a London-based ska-punk foursome, promoting their new EP Your Worst Enemy accompanied by local punk
sup ort acts.
I T e Frank And Walters, Elmo and Haywire The Cathouse, Union Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. No age restriction. The Frank & Walters are a quirky 1rish trio who made some minor ripples in the early 905 with lovable tunes such as ‘Fashion Crisis Hits New York’. Now they’re back with sensible haircuts and clothes, but will the spirit still be there? Support includes Elmo, a band whose members are students at the RSAMD.
I Billy Mahonie and Aereogramme The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 8.30pm. £4. Krautrock-descended stuff from Billy Mahonie (a band. not an individual) and touted local gang Aereogramme.
I Eska (tbc) Nice’n’Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. Local noiseniks who exhibit a fondness for all things American and under round.
I The Alpacinos, T e Messiahs and Neon Fury Murrys, Maxwell Street, 221 6511. 9pm. £4, including entry to post- gig club.
I The Yummyfur McChuills, High Street, 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Twisted nuggets from the ever-improving Yummyfur. lt’s pop Jim but not as Steps know it.
I Guevara, Closer and Fractal Jack Asylum, Caledonian University Union. Cowcaddens Road, 332 0681. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Tommy Truesdale and The Sundowners Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road Toll, 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country rock.
I Abba Disco Party Bourbon Street, George Street, 5520141. 7pm. £5 (£16.50 with dinner). Featuring an Abba tribute act.
2 I Brown Eye Superfly and Traveller
The Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 567 5000. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Bronx Samuel Dow’s. Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. Sounds of the 705.
I Live Music McChuill’s Way Out West, Kelvinhaugh Street, 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live Music Bar Java, 38—42 Constitution Street, 467 7527. 9.30pm. Free.
I Holly Tomas Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street, 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.
I Basic Collective Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £6/£5. New cool soul jazz collective.
I Green/Orange and Papa Kane Attic, Dyers Close, Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3.
I Zapruder Tap O’Lauriston, 80 Lauriston Place, 229 4041. 9.30pm. Free. I The Make UpVenue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 7.30pm. £6 in advance, £7 on
door. See preview. And note early start - the fun will be over by 10.30pm.
I The Best Elvis Show In The World . . . Ever! King Tut’s Wah Wah Hui. St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. Elvis impersonator Steve Preston comes with a royal seal of approval, having appeared at the Royal Variety performance. And we all know those corgis love to rock ‘n’ roll. Preston’s show starts with the seminal 68 Comeback Special and goes right up to the tragic burger abuse period.
I Sid Griffin The Polish Club, Park Grove Terrace. 7.30pm. £5 (advance); £6 (door). Tickets from Virgin, Real Music and Salvation Sounds. Call 942 6041 for further info. Solo acoustic show from the man who normally fronts the Coalporters and many moons ago formed raunchy country rockers The Long Riders who were tipped to go places along with REM. 1! seems that much fun can be had with the Polish vodka at this venue.
I Cube Fitter & Firkin, Dumbarton Road. 339 5741. 9pm. Free. New Leeds- based combo operating in the indie sphere who have recently released their debut album Fast Food and are playing some of the many Firkin pubs in the country as part of the latest Melody Maker-sponsored Maker Breaker tour.
I Real Easy The Ferry, Clyde Place, 553 0606. 9pm.
I Voice Crack, Fiend and Inversion Scatter. The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 8.45pm. £4. Another evening of avant-garde noise courtesy of the Scatter team. Voice Crack are a veteran Swiss duo who have just appeared at the London Jazz Festival. Their thing is apparently transforming everyday electronic devices into musical instruments.
I Bangtwister, Moniack and Empire Builder Nice’n’Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. Garage rock.
I Ramblin' Fever Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road Toll, 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.
I Dexter and The Revelations Bourbon Street, George Street, 5520141. 7pm. £5 (£16.50 with dinner).
I Drift and Haven The Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union. John Street, 567 5000. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Faith McChuill’s, High Street, 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I The Solution McChuill’s Way Out West, Kelvinhaugh Street, 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free.
I Maxwell’s Wheels Waxys. Candleriggs, 552 8717. 9pm. Free.
I Open Stage The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 4—8pm. Free. Weekly session for local musicians.
I Castillo The Hall Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 9pm. Free.
I The Believers Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.
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This issue's best gigs
The Make Up They rock like crazy Manosts, See prewew if you are unclear as to how the gospel-yeh- yeh sound subverts the capitalist economde/nburgh: The Venue, Fri 79 Nov.
Chemical Brothers It'll be fun, you know, and fun is what we need in these ever-darkening days. Let your hair down and bounce about the room like a tartrazine-crazed two- year-old. Glasgow: Barrow/and, Thu 25 81 Fri 26 Nov.
London Philharmonic Orchestra Under the baton of their new principal conductor Kurt Masur, the London Philharmonic continue the Concert Hall's peerless International Series with Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 and Bruckner's Symphony No. 7. Glasgow, Pavilion Theatre, Tue 23 Nov.
Carla Bley The acclaimed and influential composer and keyboardist (pictured) is accompanied Steve Swallow on bass, and one-time Torville and Dean collaborator Andy Sheppard on sax. Edinburgh,
Queen ’5 Hall, Fri 79 Nov.
Shoots and Roots A four-day celebration of all aspects of folk music, with concerts, ceilidhs, workshops and talks. See folk listings for further details of performers and events. Edinburgh; The Hub, from Thu 78 Nov.
The debut album ‘BEFORE THE CALM’ out now
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