rock & pop


Gigs are listed by date, then by cig'. Performances WIII 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 following:

Virgin, Buchanan Galleries, 332 4400 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 Otis Grand 8. The Blues Band King Tut’s Wah Wah llut, St Vincent Street, 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. An Assembly Direct presentation.

I The Waco Brothers, Sally Timms and Kelly Hogan The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £8. A triple bill of all. country acts on Bloodshot Records. The visceral country combo The Waco Brothers feature John langford of The Mekons, supported by his former bandmale 'l'imms whose music is of a more mellow bent.

I Superhero The 13th Note Club, (‘lyde Street, 243 2177. 9pm. £3.

I Oddfish, Citizen X and Cherry Red Nice ‘n' Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3.

I Brooklyn, Baracus and Big Kahuna Fury Murrys, Maxwell Street, 221 6511. 9pm. £3 (advance). £4 (door), including entry to post-ng club.

I Street Talk, Punani, HFS and Unity Strawberry Fields, Oswald Street, 221 7871. 9pm. £3.

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


I Moby The Liquid Room, Victoria Street. 225 2564. £8. SOLD OUT.

I Swirler and The Konks The Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 556 5204, 1(lpni-«3am. £5. Contemporary jazz from Swirler and Kinks covers from the Konks as part of insane multi-media club night Al‘s All Night Jokeshop.

I Scott MacDonald Common Grounds, 2.3 North Batik Street, 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.

I Martin Kershaw Quartet .1321 Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). Kershaw teams up with Paul Harrison, Mario Caribe and Paddy Flaherty to bring you Scotland's self- proclaimed ‘jazz brat pack’. With keen assistance from DJ Fawaz on the decks. I Live Music bannedBase, L’Attache, under the Rutland Hotel. 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 Devil Bar Java. 38-42 Constitution Street, 467 7527. 9.30pm. Free.

I Mutton Dressed As Glam Brannigans, Dundee Street, 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free.

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



I Bellatrix. Crashland. Widescreen and Akira King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, St

The best gigs this fortnight

ROCK/POP Death In Vegas With a live line-up the size of a football team, Death In Vegas reproduce their Cont/no Sessions album with startling skill and force. A bleak, but oddly uplifting experience live, witness Richard Fearless and pals show everyone how to do the death-dub-hip hop-garage-electro skank. Glasgow: Arches Sun 13 Feb.

Creeping Bent Records launch their Bent Boutique Chasing The Chimera compilation album With the help of Creeping Bent recording stars Vic Godard, Nectarine No.9 and The Bitter Springs. Glasgow: 13th Note Sat 12 Feb.


Nuspirit The opening night of this new monthly event sees an appearance from Victor Davies, a man whose work has been compared to the likes of soul jazz legend Terry Callier. Davies plays a one-off Scottish live show along With 015 in residence Scott Rapson, Bob Cairns and Mikey Stirton. Edinburgh: The Jazz Joint, Sat 5 Feb.


BT Scottish Ensemble The ensemble present a varied programme of mUSlC including works by popular US composer Aaron COpland as well as ’Adagio For Strings' by Samuel Barber and Adam’s 'Shaker Loops'. Glasgow: Royal Concert Hall, Fri 11 Feb; Edinburgh: Queen's Hall, Sat 12 Feb.

Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5 plus booking fee. The headliners are an energetic Icelandic combo (must be all the fish they eat), now domiciled in London, who embellish their euphoric pop tunes with violin and keyboards. Their new single ‘The Girl With The Sparkling Eyes’ precedes their debut full- length album. Crashland appear to share the same bouncy spirit and share a label with Travis.

I Elmo The Cathouse, Union Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £3. No age restriction on this show.

I The Rodents, Smokestack and Sunflower Trip Fury Murrys, Maxwell Street, 221 6511. 9pm. £4, including entr to ost-gig club.

I S rin ing Violet and Mainline 3 Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union. John Street, 567 5024. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

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

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

I The Outpatients Samuel Dow‘s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. I Live Music The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 9pm. £3.

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