I Lorna Brooks Princes Square, Buchanan Street, 221 0324. 9pm. £8. Tickets from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs and Once A Tree, Princes Square. Local chanteuse performs as part of Princes Square’s music festival.

I Lifeform 281, The Untitled Eclectic and Liberatus Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm.

I South Bound Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road Toll, 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.

I Elvis Tribute Bourbon Street, George Street, 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£19.50 with dinner). Uh—huh-huh.

I Open Stage The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 4—8pm. Free. Weekly jam session for local musicians.

I Big Kahuna The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 8.30pm. Free.

I Transit McChuills Way Out West, Kelvinltaugh Street, 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Vagabonds Waxworks, Candleriggs, 552 8717. 9pm. Free. Covers.

I Beating Hearts Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. I Gunz 'n' Rozes Motherwell Concert Hall, 01698 267 515. 8pm. £8 (£6). Tribute to Axl Rose’s troubled LA rockers.

Edinburgh I The Silencers The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £7. The

popular Celtic rockers perform classic hits such as ‘Answer Me’ and ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ along with material off their new album due out this month.

I Bridget Storm, Suckle and The International The Attic, Dyer’s Close, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Manchester-based Bridget Storm feature violin and cello as well as traditional rock instruments in their line-up.

I Foil, Degrassi and Indafusion Cas Rock, 104 West Port, 229 4341. 9.30pm. £3. For Foil see Fri 12.

I Tom McNiven's Neural Interface Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £5. Band on stage midnight. A vibrant and polyrhythmic future jazz exploration from this five-piece, taking in soul, hip hop and funk along the way. DJ Lewis supports.

I Soul City Scruffy Murphy's, 49 George IV Bridge, 225 1681. 9pm. Free. 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 BeaTmasters final featuring The High Fidelity King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 7.30pm. Free with ticket. Final of the student music quiz with live entertainment from Glaswegian space pop combo The High Fidelity.

I DJ Pogo's Lyrical Lounge The Arches, Midland Street, 221 4001. 9pm. £8 (advance), £9 (door). Live hip hop jam between Dr Pogo, MC Ty, poet/beatbox Uncle B Nice, MC F..V. Press Deeg and a band including some of Courtney Pine’s

I Gunz 'n' Rozes and The Counterfeit Clash The Cathouse, Union Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5 plus booking fee. No age restriction. Are you a rocker or a punk? A tribute night of two halves.

I Suckle and Bridget Storm The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 8pm. £4. [Ex-Vaseline and yoga teacher Frances McKee leads this intriguing combo who combine mournful strings with haunting melodies.

I Chairman Mouth and The False Address Club Mouth, The 1301 Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £2. Regular celebration of indie sounds with live music, including the band who gave the club its name.

I Says Who, Ten Percenter and Guano Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm.

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Yo La Tengo American masters of beauteous minimal pop play a rare Scottish live date with Sonic Boom and Robyn Hitchcock bolstering the live line-up. Glasgow: Mitchell Theatre, Sat 73 May.

Grandaddy Even more gentle musical introspection from this Californian quintet of beardy weirdies who adopt Mercury Rev-esque leanings towards patient innovative, almost psychedelic guitar rock. Their album The Sophtware Slump is spectacular testament to this. Glasgow: King TUt’s, Sun 21 May. Mystery Juice, Pollen and Silver Pill A damn handy triple bill of three quality items straight out of Edinburgh. Mystery Juice live up to their name with an intriguing rock, folk, blues and hip hop blend, while Pollen create a SOphisticated indie jazz concoction. Silver Pill are the more raucous of the three, ploughing a staccato noise pop furrow. Edinburgh: Bongo Club, Thu 77 May.


The House Of Dubois Once again this band of wayward types bring the most exciting in underground electronica to Edinburgh with Warp Records artist Mira Calx playing one of her first ever live sets and the likes of Max Tundra making an appearance too. Edinburgh: Cafe Royal, Wed 77 May.

Leftfield Huge phat (their word not mine) bass, pounding tribal beats and some of the finest live electronic music anywhere. Leftfield (above) play so loud that several Belgian gig-goers asked for their money back as the show was too loud for them. Wusses. Glasgow: Barrow/and, Thu 77 May.


Mr McFall’s Chamber A maverick collective of musicians who adopt the ideas and techniques of rock, jazz and world music into their chamber line-up and play the music of everyone from Ray Davies to Shostakovich. Edinburgh: Queen’s Hall, Thu 18 May. FOLK/WORLD

Shooglenifty and Asian Celt Sound System Two prime progressive pioneers of Celtic music together on one bill. Shooglenifty's bonding of traditional and customised instruments with sampling and sequencing technology and the Sound System's blending of bhangra and Celtic sounds guarantee an eclectic night's entertainment. Glasgow: The Temple, Thu 25 May.

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Museums and Galleries Month 2000

A series of Musical Events to mark the Final Weekend

Welcome nght: Late and leel Friday 26 May, 5pm - 10.30pm, Royal Museum and Museum of Scotland. ALP Scots Music Group.

Radio Scotland's Celtic Connections: Blow Mel

Saturday 27 May, 10pm - midnight, Royal Museum and Museum of Scotland. BBC Music Live.

Drapen Cholr, Norway

Sunday 28 May, 2.30pm, Royal Museum.

BBC Music Live Perfect Day: NYCoS Edlnburgh Chlldren's Cholr Monday 29 May, 3.40pm, Royal Museum.

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