rock & pop


Gigs are listed by date, then by ciy'. 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 8: Louisa Pearson (Edinburgh).


I Leftfield Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 9pm-2am. £16 plus booking fee. Rhythm .‘l/JLI Stealth wasn’t quite the comeback that many hoped for, but Leftfield remain one of the top quality crossover dance acts who can generate mass euphoria.

I Soulwax and King Adora King Tut's Wah Wah liut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5 plus booking fee. Soulwax are feisty Belgian indie rock while King Adora sparked widespread derision when their nancy boy photo was wielded in the Glasgow office.

I Imperial Racing Club, Soya, Obaben and Sputniks Down Virgin, Buchanan Street, 353 2993. Free. Edinburgh’s Human (Tondition Records celebrate their tenth birthday of underground sounds with some of their current fare. Obaben’s ‘Nineteen’ single was one of last year’s most unusual and hypnotic offerings.

I The Leather Jacket Club The llalt Bar, Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 8.30pm. Free. Folk. pop. blues night hosted by Jimmy Riff.

I The Vagabonds The Scotia, Stockwell Street, 552 S681. 8.30pm. Free. Residency for this Covers band.

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

I Live Music fiat Drink Man Woman, King Street, 552 9260. 9pm. Free.


I Glorious Cas Rock, 104 West Port, 229 4341. 9.30pm. £3. With su port.

I Mystery Juice, Pollen and T e Silver Pill Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 10pm. £4 (£3). Three of Edinburgh’s top bands on the same bill. Mystery Juice mix up rap. funk and blues while Pollen create hypnotic indie-jazz and The Silver Pill heat things up with molten punk-pop. See preview for more details.

I Brian Kellock Trio Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 9pm—3am. £4 (£3). Band on stage 9.30pm. The Brian Kellock Trio, fronted by one of Scotland’s foremost jazz pianists, supply the tunes, with decks effects from new Thu night resident Joseph Malik.

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 Gtrls World Brannigans, Dundee Street. 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free.

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

Glasgow I Paul Weller Barrowland, Gallowgate,

F 552 4601. 7.30pm. sou) our. The

Modfather (can we please change his official title to The Dadrock Dad?) continues to frown in the face of sceptics who say he is sleepwalking his way through banal retro territory with his new album Heliot‘e/ztrtc.

I The Strawbs C‘ottier'l‘heatre,

; llyndland Street, 357 3868. 8pm. £13.50. , The Strawbs came out of the late 60s

British folk boom (all music seemed to be booming back then) and the likes of Sandy Denny and Rick Wakeman passed through their ranks before they released their most successful ditty ‘Part OfThe Union’.


and his rhythm & blues orchestra

Paisley Town Hall Mon 22 May, 8pm(£19.50/£15.50)

0141887 100711010

snueusr 11-23 m, mo

Unbelieveable Truth return after being dropped by a major label with new material

and a new label Shifty Disco, who are more apreciating of their melancholic downbeat rock.They play at the Venue in Edinburgh on Mon 22 May.

I Snuff and Less Than Jake The Garage, Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £7 plus booking fee. Breakneck punk trio who were doing the rounds long before Green Day with their nice line in cover versions, the latest of which, on their current Numb Nuts album, is Fatboy Slim’s ‘Rockafeller Skank‘.

I Howe Gelb The 13th Note Cafe, King Street. 553 1638. 8pm. £8. Enigmatic leader of prolific US combo Giant Sand who have spawned a number of offshoots and an even greater number of offbeat country-inflected albums over the last twenty years.

I Sputniks Down, Micronesia and The Marvellous Mechanical Mouse Organ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door). Local band triple bill.

I Foil, Motor Life Co and Cosmic Rough Riders Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. Lean alternative rock from Foil, leftfield US- influenced tunes from Motor Life Co and country sounds from Cosmic Rough Riders.

I Astrakhan, Degas, Minola and Subtitled The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 8.30pm. £3. Launch gig for a new compilation album Astrophubia released by NGM, the label associated with North Glasgow College’s music

I Nirvada, Overhaul and TFTL Fury Murrys, Maxwell Street, 221 6511. 9pm. £4, including entry to post-gig club. Nirvada are a Nirvana tribute band, unsurprisineg enough.

I South Bound 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 0141. 7pm. £5 (£16.50 with dinner). Featuring an Abba tribute act.

I Elmo The llalt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 8.30 W. Free.

I Dreadnoug t McChuills Way Out West, Kelvinhaugh Street, 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free. Reggae night with live percussion, trumpet and toasting.

I Real Easy Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.


I Melting Pot Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £5. Band on stage midnight. Trumpeter Colin Steele (Midnight Blue Band) leads his six-piece through a daneefloor-minded jazz set, with the emphasis on the funk. The Joint’s resident DJ Andy B minds the decks.

I Big Beat Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50—£7. Big Beat welcomes The Soul Providers, fronted by renowned funkster Lee Fields, whose raw vocals can be spotted on many a classic soul disc including the much sought after Lets Talk It Over. As always, expect the best dancefioorjazz DJ action from the resident Big Beat team of Simon, Stuart and Tinku.

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

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

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



I Paul Weller Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See Fri 12.

I Yo La Tengo Mitchell Theatre, Granville Street. 7.30pm. £12 plus booking fee. Tickets from the Ticket Centre, Virgin, Buchanan Street, John Smith‘s, Byres Road and Missing Records, Great Western Road and Wellington Street branches. Yo La Tengo perform two sets with Sonic Boom and Robyn Hitchcock joining them on stage. See preview.

I Point Blank. Melodia, Cosmic Rough Riders and Transaudio King Tut’s Wah Wah llut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door). See Fri 12 for Cosmic Rough Riders.