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Greenock Arts Guild Sat 20th May 01475 7 23 038
Edinburgh Royal Lyceum Theatre Sun 213i May 0131 248 4848
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Friday-5th May
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TICKETS FROM: Venue Box Offices, Glasgow: Virgin; Edinburgh: Virgin & Ripping; Aberdeen: One Up; Dundee: Grouchos; Perth: Goldrush. CREDIT CARDS: Ol4l 287 SS", 0870 7300 247 (lo-toll), 014i 339 8383
“THE LIST l7 Feb—2 Mar 2000
ROCK 81 POP: EDINBURGH, MON 21 FEB cont.
I Rarefraction 2000 Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Pioneering experiments in drum & bass with live performances from Paul Harrison’s Rare Faction and Martin Kershaw’s Green Juice with DJs Input and Hitchins on the decks.
I Bottleneck Duo Whistle Binkies, Niddry Street, 557 5114. 11pm. Free.
TUESDAY 22 Glasgow I Day One and LSK King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4 plus booking fee. Day One are a Bristol-based duo brought up on folk and jazz who are signed to Massive Attack’s Melankolic label and supported Gomez last year. One of their Beck-meets-Folk Implosion- sounding tracks was featured on a Caterpillar ad. I Arab Strap and Stereototal The Beat Room, 02, Sauchiehall Street, 353 3111. 7.30pm. Free. Momus presents the last recording in the current series of the BBC Choice music show featuring Falkirk mumblers and fumblers of some repute plus a German/French combo who combine Euro cool with skiploads of irritating tweeness. I Thee Headcoats and The Downliners Sect Glasgow School Of Art, Renfrew Street, 332 0691. 9.30pm. £6 (£5). Students and guests. Tickets from the Art School and Virgin, Buchanan Street. See Mon 21. I Laide Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 567 5024. 9pm. Free. Students and guests. I Dogs Die In Hot Cars, Grasshopper and Smokestack Glory Box, Curlers, Bytes Road, 338 6511. 8.30pm. Free. I Live Music The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 9pm. I Live Music Stylophone, The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 9pm.
I Discographas Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £3. Occasional live performances bolster a night of the finest selections of Latin, soul, hip hop and funk platters dropped by a whole host of the capital’s most skilled and chilled DJs.
I Edinburgh Songwriters CasRock, 104 West Port, 553 3067. 9pm. £2. A weekly open mic night for original material, performers get in for free and there’s even a club guitar available. Performers signin in time is 8.30pm.
I Colin Campbe Common Grounds, 2/3 North Bank Street, 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.
I Splash Brannigans, Dundee Street, 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free.
I Open Mic Night Whistle Binkies, Niddry Street, 557 5114. 11pm. Free. Folk free for all.
WEDNESDAY 23 Glasgow I Momus and Stereototal The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 9pm. £6. Tickets from venue, Virgin, Buchanan Street and Virgin and Ripping Records, Edinburgh. Edinburgh man Nick Currie has recently enjoyed his most successful album with Stars Forever, song portraits of anyone who sent him enough money which combine the usual sardonic lyrics with what can technically be described as plinky- plonky backing. See Tue 22 for Stereototal. I Joe Pernice and John Crooke The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £6. Info: 942 6041. The lead singers of melancholy country sorts The Pemice Brothers and Jolene perform acoustic solo
I Odeon Beat Club, Wireless and Coma Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 567 5024. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Open Stage The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 9pm. Free.
I Day One and LSK The Attic, Bytes Close, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3.50—£4. The latest signings to Massive Attack’s Melankolic label, produced by Mario ’Beastie Boys’ Caldato Jr., with help from Tim ’Mo’Wax’ Goldsworthy, Day One have all the right reference points and the first tracks to emerge sound promising. Live they should come into their own. Support comes from LSK, who feature the driving forces behind live hip hop dramatists Bedlam Ago Go.
I Shang-A-Lang Brannigans, Dundee Street, 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free. Bay City Rollers cover band who chuck in some pular 70$ tunes too.
I Bu weiser Battle Of The Bands L’Attache (under the Rutland Hotel) Shandwick Place, 229 3402. 10pm. £tbc. Elysium, The Gents and Mutterfly all compete for a place in the final in March. I Colin Wilson Common Grounds, 2/3 North Bank Street, 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.
I Jazz Singers Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). An evening of Edinburgh’s ﬁnest vocal talent hosted by Cathy Rae and Subie Coleman. Singers and players from far and wide descend on the Jazz Joint to entertain the masses.
I Live Music Whistle Binkies, Niddry Street, 557 5114. 11pm. Free.
THURSDAY 24 Glasgow I Faze Action The Arches, Midland Street, 221 4001. 9pm. £7 (advance), £8 (door). Tickets from the box ofﬁce and Virgin, Buchanan Street. Fortner Orange Juice drummer Zeke Manyika steps out front to lead a riot of funk, Afro sounds, electronica, jazz and deep house. I Dukakis, Dieselbone and Indian Bone King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door). I Swelling Meg, Pickle and Jakob The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 9pm. Spooky folky soundtrack stuff from Swelling Meg. I Sustained, Puresound, Spleen and Union Street Strawberry Fields, Oswald Street, 221 7871. 9pm. £3. I Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.
I Holly Tomas and Becky Duke L’Attache, Shandwick Place (below Rutland Hotel), 10pm. £3. Talented accoustic singer songwriter Tomas pefonns at this showcase for new local talent.
I 05 Murray Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3).Newcomers to the Jazz Joint but known on a national scale thanks to the release of their acclaimed album Home Movies. Expect funky free jazz mixed with hip hop beats.
I Semi acoustic set The Soupdragon, 27-31 West Port, 221 1099. 9pm. Free. Acoustic performances at what was formerly Christies.
I Jammy Devil Bar Java, 38—42 Constitution Street, 467 7527. 9.30pm. Free.
I Scott MacDonald Common Grounds, 2/3 North Bank Street, 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.
I Rhythm Nation Brannigans, Dundee Street, 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free. I The Roods Whistle Binkies, Niddry Street, 557 5114. 11pm. Free.
FRIDAY 25 Glasgow I Dr John and Ben & Jason Old Fruitmarket, Albion Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £20.50 plus booking fee. See feature. I Bush Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £11.50 plus booking fee. So you’ve sold 15 million records in America? That don’t impress me much, you bland runge rockers. I Rachel Stamp and lukan The Cathouse, Union Street, 248 6606. 8pm.