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 Mark Robertson (Edinburgh).
Tickets for most medium/large concerts can be bought from the following:
Virgin, Buchanan Galleries, 332 4400 Tower Records Arger Street, 204 2500 Credit card bookings from:
Ticket Link: 287 $511.
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
THURSDAY 17 Glasgow
I Yes Clyde Auditorium, SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. £32.50/£25/£20 plus booking fee. You wait twenty years for a Yes show and then two come along within the space of two years. Last time the mighty prog rockers managed to keep their show down to two hours but the hardy fans seemed happy with everything from ’Close To The Edge’ to ’Owner OfA Lonely Heart’. Mock at your peril — this could be Radiohead in ten years.
I Sidewinder King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5 plus booking fee. A night of dance sounds, courtesy of Soma Records and their subsidiary label Fenetik, which continues the King Tut’s birthday celebrations. DJs include Paul Cawley and Alex Horton of Psy-Phi and Universal Principles feauring Stuart McMillan, Nick Peacock and Glenn Gibbons.
I AC Acoustics Nice ’n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. £TBC. The Acoustics return with not one but two new albums worth of material which takes them in a mellower direction than before. I Cortex, The Method and Miss Black America The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 9pm. £3.
I Diskono The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 9pm.
I Mutterfly, Pulse, Bedhead and Ten Percenter Strawberry Fields, Oswald Street, 221 7871. 9pm. £3.
I Mytha o, The Horny Goats and It's A Shame A out Craig Fury Murrys, Maxwell Street, 221 6511. 9pm. £3 (advance), £4 (door), including entry to post-gig club.
I The Rye Brothers Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road Toll, 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.
I Abbamania Motherwell Concert Hall, 01698 267 515. 8pm. £13.50. (£12). The Real Abba Gold present their Thank You For The Music show.
I Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.
I Raging Speedhorn, Ninth Circle and Confusion Corporation The Attic, Byres Close, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Three band line-up including Ninth Circle who supported Napalm Death late last year
I Muse The Venue, 17-21 Calton Road, 557 3073. 8pm. £6. Billed as ’the best new guitar band in the country at the moment’, Muse are the latest bunch of strummers to have the ’new Radiohead’ shackles placed
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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). The self-proclaimed ’Jazz Brat Pack’ have never been graced with the presence of Charlie Sheen or Matt Dillon, but they do have Paul Harrison, Mario (‘aribe and Paddy Flaheny assisting Kershaw in bringing you some cool jazz vibes. Willi DJ Fawaz on the decks.
I Jammy Devil Bar Java, 38—42 Constitution Street, 467 7527. 9.30pm. Free.
I Sweet Sensation Brannigans, Dundee Street, 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free. I Rodeohead Whistle Binkies, Niddry Street, 557 5114. 11pm. Free.
FRIDAY 18 . Glasgow
I Everything But The Girl Barrowland. Gallowgate, 552 4601. CANCELLED. So no need to contact the babysitter after all. I Nerve, Tempting Kate and Shatter Hand The Cathouse, Union Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £3.50. No age restriction on this show. Nerve are a local punk pop trio, ’like a toddler on six packets of dextrose’. according to metal bible Kerrang.’
I Palomino and Pariah The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 9pm.£1‘BC I Cadmus, Grasshopper and Overdrive Fury Murrys, Maxwell Street, 221 6511. 9pm. £4, including entry to post-gig club. I Cactus Green and Little Green Apples Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 567 5024. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Hickory Wind Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road Toll, 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.
I Abba Disco Party Bourbon Street, George Street, 552 1041. 7pm. £5 (£16.50 with dinner). Featuring an Abba tribute act.
I The Babahill The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 9 m. Free.
I Mish Mash Co ective McC‘huills Way Out West, Kelvinhaugh Street, 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free.
I lsrs Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.
I Faithful Dawn and These Crimson Dreams CasRock, 104 West Port, 229 4341. 9.30pm. £4.
I Big Henry's Soul Cats Potterrow, Bristo Square, 650 9195. 9pm. £7 (£5). Funk band play as part of club night Funk Train.
I Carlos Pena Y Sus Muchachos Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 10.30pm. £6 (£5). Venezuelan vocalist and his band lay on the Latin vibes.
I Live Music Bar Java, 38—42 Constitution Street, 467 7527. 9.30pm. Free.
I Jonathan Kemp Common Grounds, 23 North Bank Street, 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.
I High Heel Sneakers Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. ' £5. Big, fat-assed grooves from this old skool t'unk outﬁt.
I Live Music Whistle Binkies, Niddry Street, 557 5114. 11pm. Free.
I Englebert Humperdinck Clyde Auditorium. SECC. Finuieston Quay, 287 7777. POS'I'PONFD until 27 Apr.
I Muse and Soulwax King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. SOLD OUT. The ﬁnal gig of Tut‘s 10111 birthday celebrations features
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'they' say) who do a mean Radiohead impression and generally sound like they’re getting their guitars in a twist over very little.
I Chicks On Speed and The Girls The 13th Note Club. Clyde Street, 243 2177. 8pm. £6. '1 ickets from venue, Virgin, Buchanan Street and Virgin and Ripping Records, Edinburgh. Punk meets brutal techno with this Munich—based trio who sport a nice line in frenzied shouting and homemade stage outﬁts.
5 I Bap Kennedy and Bill Mallonee The 3 Polish Club, Park Grove Terrace. 7.30pm.
£6. Info: 942 6041. Acoustic show featuring Bap Kennedy, an erstwhile member of rootsy rock combo Energy Orchard and Mallonee, the vocalist with Georgian band The Vigilantes Of Love.
I Travler and Levitator Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 567 5024. 9pm. Free. Students and guests. I Kevin Fowler Band Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road Toll, 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.
I Cher/Tina Turner Tribute Bourbon Street. George Street, 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£16.50 with dinner). Tributes to the rocking grannies.
I Open Stage The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 4—8pm. Free. Weekly session for local musicians.
I Safe The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road,
564 1527. 9pm. Free.
I The Soul Flames McChuilIs, High Street, 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I Button Up McChuills Way Out West, Kelvinhaugh Street, 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free. Lounge jazz covers of ﬁlm themes, etc.
I Kong Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 4230107. 8.30pm. Free. Rock.
I Live Music Waxys, Candleriggs, 552 8717. 9pm. Free.
I Green Orange Whistle Binkies, 4—6 South Bridge, 557 5114. midnight. Free. This Edinburgh rock group perform their own material. I Ben And Jason The Attic, Byres Close, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £5-£6. THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED. I Primate, Spine, Unique Freak and Divide CasRock, 104 West Port, 229