I Open Stage The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 4—8pm. Free. Weekly session for local musicians to show off their myriad talents.
I The Red Eyes and Just Another Dream The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 9pm. Free. Pop punk and indie rock respectively.
I Athletico Glasgow McChuills Way Out West. Kelvinhaugh Street, 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free. Hip-hOp.
I The Vagabonds Waxys, Candleriggs, 552 8717. 9pm. Free. Covers band.
I Beating Hearts Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.
I NuSpirit Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm-3am. £7. Nuspirit hosts the live debut of Neon Phusion, the latest collaboration to come out of the Bugz In The Attic stable. Featuring vocals and percussion, plus flute and keyboard skills from Kaidi Tatham, they will be performing tracks from their new album The Future Air: '1 The Same As It Used To Be.
I Swellbellys, Chinese Burn and Intake The Attic, Byres Close, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £4. Three band line-up at the Attic.
I Ketone, TWP and Eskimo CasRock, 104 West Port, 229 4341. 9.30pm. £4.
I Messenger Sound System Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 11am—3pm. £tbc. Five-piece dub reggae band the UK Players are joined on stage by the ‘I ‘n’ l Oneness’ vocal crew for this live music special.
I Rowena Lord Bodo’s, Dublin Street, 477 2563. 10pm. Free. One time Blacka’nized collaborator Rowena plays an acoustic set of mixingjazz, folk, blues and pop for an appreciative crowd.
I Live Music Bar Java, 38—42 Constitution Street, 467 7527. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live Music Whistle Binkies, Niddry Street, 557 5114. 11pm. Free.
I Blink 182 Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. No age restriction on this show. Kids! Do you think those nasty sports metal bands like The Offspring and Dog Eat Dog are too radical and noisy? Then Blink 182 are for you. In their latest video they seem to be trying for some hideous hybrid of ‘hard’ rock and boy band sheen.
I Shola Ama g2, Sauchiehall Street, 353 3111. 10pm-3am. £6 plus booking fee. The soul diva with the formidable ﬁngernails plays her own show in advance of her Simply Red support slot. How will she fare now that Gabrielle has returned and swept all before her? See feature on page 20.
I Dark Star King Tut’s Wah Wah llut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5 plus booking fee. See preview for the psychedelic trio who recently made Top Of The Pops bearable for three minutes. I Negative Entropy, Novia and Opaque Scatter, 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 8.30pm. £3. Another evening of avant-garde sounds courtesy of Scatter.
I Minola, Silver Obsession, Stonesound and Sleepy House Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. Free.
I Ice Cool Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road Toll, 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.
I Button Up Corinthian, Ingram Street, 552 1101. 8pm. Free. Residency. Jazzy, loungey soundtrack on which to end the weekend.
I Geneva The Venue, 17—21 Calton Road, 557 3073. 8pm. £6. See Sat 4.
I John Trig Trio Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 9pm—3am. £4. A new addition at the Jazz Joint, featuring the mellow, guitar-led sounds of Trig and co. I Foxy and Greathead BriggsCasRock, 104 West Port, 229 4341. 8pm. £4. Foxy contain ex-members of Social Distortion.
I The Soul Messengers Brannigans, Dundee Street, 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free.
I Shelley Stevens Explosion Brannigans, Dundee Street, 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free.
I Folk session Whistle Binkies, Niddry Street, 557 5114. 11pm. Free.
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I The Wannadies and Soulwax King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. Swedish indie pop combo whose ‘You & Me Song’ has been released about a dozen times in an effort to drive the entire country mad. Following record label hassles, they have now written some new songs and produced a single and album of ﬁzzy pop, both called Yea/t. Support from an up-and-coming Belgian group with an innovative melting pot of a sound.
I Horse Tower Records, Argyle Street, 204 2500. 7pm. Free. The local chanteuse will be appearing with a string quartet to promote Both Sides, the new live album of her Barrowland collaboration with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
I Closer, Swingpark and Drown The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638.
9 m. £2.
I Seth Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 567 5023. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Acoustic Jam Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm.
I D] Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £3. The Jazz Joint turns to DJ-only nights, with Mondays on a drum & bass tip.
I 5 Night Stand The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 8pm. £5. 16 local bands ﬁght it out in this competition organised by 3 Monkeys Promotions and The Liquid Room. Prizes include trips to New York and studio time. so expect to see Edinburgh’s finest giving it their all. I Mark Neal Common Grounds, 2/3 North Bank Street, 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.
I Bottleneck Duo Whistle Binkies, Niddry Street, 557 5114. 11pm. Free.
I Casa Club Budda, St Vincent Street, 221 5660. 11pm. £2 tickets from Bar Budda. Casa describe themselves as jazz, funk. pop and rock. What, no folk or metal‘.’
I Acoustic Night Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union. John Street, 567 5023. 9pm. Free. Students arid guests.
I DJ Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £3. Tonigltts decks effects have a jazz, funk and soul feel.
I Life! Brannigans, Dundee Street, 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free.
I Tribute To Nothing, Raging Speedhorn, Charger and Confusion Corporation King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. Big value thrash punk quadruple bill. Their songs are all 30 seconds long; that’s how they can fit so many bands in to the line-up.
I Echoboy The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 8pm. See preview.
I Stylus Automatic Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. Shades of The Clash to this band’s rcggaefted rock.
I The Originals Flares, Bath Street, 331 5160. 9pm. Free. Sounds of the 70s.
I Open Stage The llalt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 9pm. Free. Regularjam session.
The best gigs this
I .I ,t,l \. Electronic/Rock Primal Scream Bob G and his cohorts
bring the full-on sonic assault that is their new album Exterminator to Edinburgh’s newest live venue. Despite the garage/punk meets techno axis of their latest work, they still know how to put on a show. Edinburgh: Corn Exchange, Mon 13 Mar.
Five Years Of Chemikal Underground It’s their birthday, b~b-b-birthday (in the words South Park’s Eric Cartman). See Mogwai, Arab Strap and The Delgados among others take over the Garage for the evening. Glasgow: Garage, Sun 72 Mar.
Paragon Ensemble The UK Premiere of Glassworks along with a selection of chamber works. Glasgow: Royal Concert Hall, Mon 6 Mar.
An Unfinished Song A substantial bill of international names including Ceolbeg, Hamish Henderson, Salsa Celtica and lnti Illimani play in a benefit show for the Victor Jara Foundation. Glasgow: Royal Concert Hall, Sun 5 Mar.
Ladysmith Black MambazoNot many can claim Paul Simon and Heinz Beans as assisting their careers but Ladysmith’s massed vocal stylings have earned them a reputation as one of the finest a cappella groups around. Edinburgh: Playhouse, Thu 76 Mar.
I Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 9pm—3am. £4 (£3). Hosted on fortnightly rotation by Cathie Rae and Subie Coleman, this night sees both established singers and newcomers take to the stage in an open mic session. Frosty J and Tinku alternate on decks.
I Rowena Bar Fez, Queen Street, 226 2530. 10pm. Free. One time Blacka’nized collaborator Rowena plays an acoustic set of mixingjazz, folk, blues and pop for an a preciative crowd.
I Dancing In The Streets Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £12.50—£16.50 (£9.50—£13.50). Mary Wilson ofThe Supremesjoins forces with Edwin Starr and Martha Reeves for a night which recreates the legendary sound of Motown.
I Budwieser Battle Of The Bands Final L’Attache, Shandwick Place (under Rutland Hotel). 10pm. £tbc. The culmination of three weeks of heats sees The Gents and Timebomb Soldiers and one other lucky outfit battle it out for some tasty prizes and a place in the Area Final on 28 Mar.
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