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MONDAY 29 Glasgow

I Eurythmics SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. 6.30pm. £35/£25 plus booking fee. Annie and Dave are rocking for Amnesty, blatantly flaunting their roots in the Live Aid change-the-world 805. How will all those electro-pop hits go down in the cynical 905? Very well, we should imagine, given the current appetite for 805 nostalgia of a Blondie/Culture Club/Madness/Tight Fit bent. We made up the last one, by the way.

I Ian Brown Barrowland, GaIIOWgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £12.50 plus booking fee. No age restriction. The monkey man ex-jail bird is back with a new album Golden Greats which appears a mere year or so after his debut solo album. Quite a feat for a former Stone Rose.


I Jonathan Kemp Common Grounds, 2/3 North Bank Street, 226 1416.

7.30 m. Free. See Mon 22.

I A tered Beats 99 Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £3. See Mon 22.



I Ian Brown Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £12.50 plus booking fee. No age restriction. See Mon 29.

I Jimmy Nail Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £20/£17.50/£15 plus booking fee. Single seats only at time of going to press. The taciturn Geordie singing actor musters enough enthusiasm to slouch onto a stage once more.

I Ooberman g2, Sauchiehall Street, 353 3111. 7.30pm. Pop saviours or dippy no- marks? The jury’s still out on Liverpool’s Ooberman whose debut album The Magic Treehouse is a stew of euphoric pop and Cardiacs-style mania.

I Ben Christophers and Puresound King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4 plus booking fee. Christophers is a dab hand on the potters’ wheel but, unlike fellow celebrity potter Johnny Vegas, Christophers is actually fairly talented. Check out his debut album My Beautiful Demon for a taste of his fey worldview. I No Use For A Name, Consumed. Tilt and Mad Caddies The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 8pm. £7. Tickets from Virgin, Argyle Street. No age restriction on this show. Big bad sounds from the skate punk underground.

I Live Music Stylophone, The 13th Note

Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. Free.

I live Music Glory Box, Curlers, Bytes Road, 338 6511. 8.30pm. Free.


I Colin Campbell Common Grounds, 2/3 North Bank Street, 226 1416.

7.3 m. Free. See Tue 23.

I T e Dynamic Duo Show Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £4. See Tue 23.


I Brand New Heavies Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. POSTPONED until next April.

I Martyn Joseph Cottier Theatre, Hyndland Street, 357 3868. 8pm. £8. Christian singer/songwriter who draws on folk and pop influences.

I Sneaker Pimps Boxed Set, STV, Cowcaddens. 7.30pm. For free tickets, call 300 3721. There’s been a tentative thumbs-up for the rebirth of the Pimps following the departure of singer Kelli Dayton. This free concert is the first of a new series of recordings for the music show Boxed Set.

I Will Haven The Cathouse, Union Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. No age restriction on this show.

I Spoutmouth and The London Baby Gap Nice’n’Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm.

I Mainline 3, Fifth Member, Fred's and Stratus Strawberry Fields, Oswald Street, 221 7871. 9pm. £3.

I Wig Warn Bamz Flares, Bath Street, 331 5160. 9.30pm. Free. Glam tribute sounds.

I Jonny Logue Brel, Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. Free. Acoustic residency.

I Open Stage The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 9pm. Free.


I Doberman The Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 8pm. Ticket price to be confirmed. Spunky guitar upstarts, and labelmates of Travis, whose debut LP The Magic Treehouse is just out.

I Norman Lamont Common Grounds, 2/3 North Bank Street, 226 1416.

7.30 m. Free.

I T e Music Club 232 Cannon’s Gait, Canongate, 556 4481. 9pm. Free. See Wed 24.

THURSDAY 2 Glasgow

I Fun Lovin' Criminals and The King Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. The Crims return with a less than inspired stop-gap album

Mimosa which features loungey versions of some of their best-known songs, plus a few cover versions in a laid-back vein. But the live show should still be rocking in a groovy Manhattan kinda way. See Frontlines.

I Charlie Landsborough Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £15/£13/£10 plus credit card booking fee. Downhome country bloke with easy listening appeal. I Coldcut The Arches, Midland Street, 221 9736. 10pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Arches box office and Virgin, Argyle Street. The acid house pioneers, remixers and Ninja Tunes moguls return with a new audio-visual concept Pirate TV which involves cutting and pasting video samples to run concurrently with their music.

I Geneva Boxed Set, STV, Cowcaddens. 7.30pm. For free tickets, call 300 3721. See preview for Geneva. I The Vagabonds The Scotia, Stockwell Street, 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free. Residency for this covers band.

I Live Music Nice’n’Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm.


I Jammy Devil Bar Java, 38—42 Constitution Street, 467 7527. 9.30pm. Free.

I Andy Neate Common Grounds, 2/3 North Bank Street, 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.

I Live Music bannedBase, L’Attache, under Rutland Hotel, 10pm—3am. £5 before 11pm.

I Ensign, Unique Freak and Swellbellys Cas Rock, 104 West Port, 229 4341. £4.

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Ticket information

Tickets for most medium/large 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 Billy Bragg And The Blokes Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Sun 5 Dec

I Bjorn Again SECC, Glasgow, Sat 11 Dec

I Blur Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Tue 7 Dec SOLD OUT

I Elvis Costello Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Tue 7 Dec

I Culture Club/Belinda Carlisle SECC, Glasgow, Sun 12 Dec

I Eurythmics Barrowland, Glasgow, Mon 29 Nov

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

I Macy Gray Barrowland, Glasgow, Tue 14 Dec

I James/Cast SECC, Glasgow, Thu 9 Dec I Morrissey Barrowland, Glasgow, Sun 5 Dec

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

I Scottish Opera Spring/Summer Season Cal10141 332 9000/0131 529 6000 for details. Tickets on sale from Mon 29 Nov.

I Stereophonics SECC, Glasgow, Fri 3 D

ec I Sting SECC, Glasgow, Thu 23 Mar I TraVIsCorn Exchange, Edinburgh, Mon 20 & Tue 21 Dec; Barrowland, Glasgow, Thu 23 & Fri 24 Dee SOLD OUT



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.

THURSDAY 18 Edinburgh . I Opus De Jazz Eden, Picardy Place, 478 7434. 8pm. £3; free before 10pm. A new club night, featuring mellow jazz vinyl from the Impulse, BlueNote and Stax vaults courtesy of DJ Tinku (Midnight Blue), plus live soul sounds from Nicola King (Basic Collective). I Sylvia Rae Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 9.3(lpm—3am. £4 (£3). A contemporary, mainstream selection ofjazz numbers from vocalist Rae, better known as one-third of The Lanterns.



I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, 221 3154. 7.30pm. ‘Personal Jazz Nostalgia’ from guest Jim Hill. Further details from Ernie Speirs, l4 Glendee Road, Renfrew, PA4 OAD. 0141 886 2949.


I Carla Bley, Steve Swallow 8: Andy Sheppard Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8.30pm. £1 l—£l3 (£6). Acclaimed composer and keyboardist Bley, who is behind such enduring memorials as Escalator Over The Hill, teams up with long-time collaborator Swallow on bass and Sheppard on sax. The Paul Harrison Trio open the concert with a new commission, funded by the SAC.

I Louise Holden 8: The Jeremy Devlin- Thorp Trio The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, 468 0762. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Edinburgh-based chanteuse Holden joins pianist Devlin-Thorp and his trio for great jazz standards from the 30s.

I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti, East London Street, 557 8003. ltlpm—Zam. £5. Colin Steele’s eight-piece MB Band heat things up with a healthy helping of Latin jazz to keep awa ' the autumn blues.

I Basic Collective Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). Edinburgh diva Nicky King provides the vocals to the Basic Collective’s mellow soul-jazz sound. Other band members are DJ Aqua Bassino, whom we presume plays an instrument as well, Stevie Christie, Willy Molleson and Sly Si. DJ Porridge Fudge mans the decks.


I Brazilliance MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 10.30pm. £6 (£3). An outfit who specialise in a broader ranger of genuine Brazilian music than is generally heard outside South America, featuring Lynne Ramsay on vocals.



I John Surman CCA at MeLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. 8pm. £12 (£6). A solo set from English saxophonist Surman, who has been somewhat of a mover and shaker in the contemporary jazz scene over the past three decades. He appears as part of the CCA’s 301h anniversary celebrations for ECM Records.


I Carlos Pena Y Sus Muchachos Lizzard Lounge, Cafe Graffiti, East London Street, 556 8003. 9.30pm—2am. £7 (£6). . Edinburgh ’5 favourite Venezuelan sonero is accompanied by his backing band for his last ever gig at Liuard Lounge. Simon Hodge of Club Latino and Big Beat DJs.

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