rock & pop


Gigs are listed by date, then by a? 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 Mark Robertson (Edinburgh).

Ticket information

Tickets for most medium/large concerts can be bought from the followmg:

Virgin, Buchanan Galleries, 332 4400 Credit card bookings from:

Ticket Link: 287 55]].

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 Celtic Connections See separate listings and preview.

I Barry Manilow Clyde Auditorium, SECC, Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 6.30pm. SOLD OUT. Unsurprisingly, tickets went sharpish for one of the undisputed kings of theatrical performance. Expect dancers, expect bleeding hearts at the piano, expect a blast of an evening.

I Bego, Cho-Cho and Empire Builder King Tut’s Walt Walt llut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door). Local band triple bill.

I Loose Cylinder and Firestone Scatter, The 13th Note Cale, King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £2. Another Scatter night of avant-garde sounds.

I Fifth Member, Guano, Stranger and Colossal Strawberry Fields, Oswald Street, 221 7871. 9pm. £3.

I Jam Session Samuel Dow's, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. I Live Music Nice ’n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm.


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

I Martin Kershaw Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Kershaw teams up with Paul Harrison, Mario Caribe and Paddy Flahcrty to bring you Scotland‘s self- proclaimed ‘jazz brat pack'. With keen assistance from DJ Fawaz on the decks. I Live Music bannedBase, L‘Attaehe, under the Rutland llotel, 10pm—3am. £5 before 11pm. Up and comers of all shapes, sizes and sounds showcase at this night promoting the local live scene.

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

I The Boyz Brannigans. Dundee Street 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free.

I Rodeohead Whistle Binkies, Niddry Street, 557 5114. 11pm. Free.


I Celtic Connections See separate listings and preview.

I Kasino, Transaudio and Drift King Tut’s Wah Wah llut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door). Local band triple bill.

I Summersalt The 13lh Note Club, Clyde Street. 243 2177. 9pm. £3.

I Slipper Limpets Nice ’n‘ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm.

I Trouble In Mind, Shrinking Violet and Voices Fury Murrys, Maxwell Street,

The best gigs this fortnight


Moby and Hardknox A double bill of electronic delights headlined by the mild mannered janitor of dance music. Still touring in support of his album Play, Moby contradicts his off-stage persona by throwing himself about like a loon on stage. Edinburgh: The Liquid Room, Thu 3 Feb.

Man 0r Astro-man? They think they’re from outer space but they’re actually from the US (which is near enough) and have names like Coco The Electronic Monkey Wizard. lf instrumental sci-ii surf punk tunes are your bag, then these space cadets are your gods. Glasgow: g2, Tue 25 Jan; Edinburgh: The Liquid Room, Wed 26 Jan.


Hebrides Ensemble The World premiere of The Millennium Songbook five new pieces from five Scottish composers, including Sally Beamish, Craig Armstrong and Lyell Cresswell is the highlight of this eclectic affair. Glasgow: Royal Concert Hall, Wed 2 Feb; Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall, Thu 3 Feb.


Celtic Connections Continuing to raise the profile of Celtic music, not just in Scotland, but internationally, the bill for the second week is no less wide- ranging or interesting. Swap with Ivan Drever, Horse McDonald with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Berraghuetto are among the highlights this issue. See page 16 for previews and listings and page 44 for opening weekend review. Glasgow: Various venues, Thu 20—Sun 30 Jan.

3 221 6511. 9pm. £4, including entry to

post-gig club.

I Abba Disco Party Bourbon Street, George Street, 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£14.50 with dinner). Featuring an Abba tribute combo.

I Solar Fire Allstars The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 9pm. Free. I Bronx Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.


I All About Eve Calton Studios. 9pm. £tbc. Early 90$ folky goth types return after a mystically long absence for an evening airy fairy guitar business with Julieanne Reagan and co.

I Rancher Cas Rock, West Port, 225 2564. 7.30pm. £3. Local heroes touted by the NME as sure fire gonna be popstars. Sound like the Super Furry Animals after too many Pina Coladas.

I Live Music Bar Java, 38—42 Constitution Street, 467 7527. 9.30pm. Free.

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Wednesday 16th Radio 1 Session in Scotland presents

BIFFY CLYRO, SOUND BUGGY + Special Guests Hosted by Vic Galloway and Gill Mills

Friday 18th Comedy Night PHIL KAY 8 ROSS NOBLE (Perrier nominee)

Saturday 19th MUSE + Soulwax

Tuesday 22nd . DAY ONE + LSK

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