357 3868. 8pm. £12. The opening night of the West End Festival turns up the heat with a South American and salsa night featuring Venezuelan vocal star Carlos Pena and Glasgow-based reggae collective Zuba.
I Dave Bubble Lounge. Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 567 5023. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Cobblestone Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road Toll, 429 5396. 7.,30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.
I Diana Ross/Whitney Houston Tribute Bourbon Street, George Street, 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£19.50 with dinner). Tribute to the two soul divas.
I Open Stage The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 4—8pm. Free. Weekly session for local musicians.
I Glasgow Songwriters The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 8.30pm. Free.
I The Datsuns McChuills Way Out West, Kelvinhaugh Street, 221 5569. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Vagabonds Waxworks, Candleriggs, 552 8717. 9pm. Free. Popular covers.
I Pretzel Logic Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.
I Pilotcan. Degrassi and The Mighty Joe Young Trio The Attic, Dyer’s Close, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Local band triple-bill featuring the three guitar indie rock assault of Pilotcan.
I Grits And Gravy Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £5. Band on stage midnight. Homester funk and groove from this outfit, which features up-and-coming drummer Paddy Flaherty, who’s been a regular instalment at The Jazz Joint for some time now. Andy B takes care of the turntables.
I Futuristica La Belle Angele, l‘lastie’s Close, 225 7536. 10.30pm—3am. £7. RainerTruby, of the delightfully named German label Compost, does his DJ stuff, alongside residents Joseph and Daryl G. I Point Blank and The Rodents Heriot- Watt Student Union, Riccarton, 451 5333. 9pm. Free. Students and guests can enjoy classic indie pop and kick ass vocal and guitar harmonies from this evening’s local double bill.
I Live Music Bar Java, 38—42 Constitution Street, 467 7527. 9.30pm. Free.
I West End Festival Opening Parade 8: Street Party Byres Road. 3pm. Free. Info: 341 0844. Annual street party to inaugurate the West End fest with the parade starting at 3pm and music on a variety of stages from 4—8pm. Much of Byrcs Road will be a traffic-free zone for the duration.
I Looper and Evil Bob King Tut’s Wah Wah llut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6 plus booking fee. [ix-Belle & Sebastian bassist Stuart David and fellow space cadets present their lo-ﬁ pop and electronica embellished by short films and projections. Evil Bob is a character the group met while on tour in the States. I Bis ()ptimo, Planet Peach, Queen Street, 226 8990. 11pm. £5 (£4). The bouncy electro pop trio play a set at the eclectic club night by way of drawing attention to their forthcoming mini- album, released tomorrow.
I Tarwater and Appliance The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 8pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. Krautrock-inspired electronica from these two outfits. Like Bis, Appliance have a new mini-album Six Modular I’ieces out tomorrow.
I Quinn, Cosmic Rough Riders and Stylus Automatic Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. Three diverse local bands will have their sets beamed into your living room via a webcast on channelflycom. Quinn have just released a groovesome new single "The Next Time’.
I Lennie Gallant Tron Theatre Bar, 'l‘rongate, 552 3748. 8pm. £6. Canadian singer/songwriter up close and personal. I Paul Carrack Paisley Town Hall,
Abbey Close, Paisley, 887 1007. 7.30pm. £14.50 (£10.50). The Mike and The Mechanics vocalist embarks on a hefty solo tour to promote his new album Satisfy My Soul.
I Tommy Truesdale Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road Toll, 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.
I The McCluskey Brothers MacLachlans, West Regent Street, 332 0595. 8pm. Free. Intimate gig for the ex- Bluebells siblings.
I The Blues Poets The Seotia, Stockwell Street, 552 8681. 4pm. Free. Fortnightly residency for the R&B veterans.
I Button Up Corinthian, Ingram Street, 552 1101. 8pm. Free. Residency for this loungecore instrumental combo.
I Live music Bannerman’s, 212
Cow ate, 556 3254. 9pm. Free.
I Si ouette Brannigans, Dundee Street, 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free.
I Gabrielle Cottier Theatre, llyndland Street, 357 3868. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. No age restriction on this show. Contemporary soul survivor enjoying a return to commercial form with her new material. Part of the West End festival. I The Czars The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 8pm. £4. Melancholy country and folk-influenced sounds from this group who have recently released an album on Bella Union Records, the label founded by ex-Cocteau Twins Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde.
I Soundtrax Part IV The l3th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £2. Lapsus Linguae, Kormaboy, The Poison Sisters, Aether Flux, Free Radicals, Nepalese and Hamish from My Machines provide ten minute soundtracks for the accompanying visuals.
I Gordon Grahame The Monday Rhymes, Brel, Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 9pm. Free. The ex-Lost Soul Band frontman provides a musical interlude during the regular performance poetry evening.
I Zuba Tower Records, Argyle Street, 204 2500. 7pm. Free.
I Acoustic Jam Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. Weekly session hosted by Gerry Lyons.
I Furstorung La Belle Angele, llasties Close, 225 7536. 8pm. £8. Glitch electronica and free jazz with a one off perfomance from ten ballet dancers.
I The Monday Social Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £2. Laid-back tunes with the king of musical eclecticism, Joseph Malik (Lizard Lounge).
I Gabrielle Cottier Theatre, llyndland Street, 357 3868. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. No age restriction on this show. Part of the West End festival. See Mon 12.
I Surround, The Blend, Vagrant and Grasshopper King Tut’s Wah Wah llut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door).
I Chris Mills 8: Mike Daly The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 8.30pm. £6. Alt.country in the vein of Son Volt and Wilco from young singer/songwriter Mills who is accompanied by Whiskeytown‘s Daly. I Biffy Clyro Tower Records, Argyle Street, 204 2500. 7.30pm. Free. See preview.
I Fred, Kooper and Smiler Glory Box, Curlers, Byres Road, 338 6511. 8.30pm. Free.
I Paul Gallagher Piano Bar, Corinthian, Ingram Street, 552 1101. 10pm. Free. Ré’cB ivory tinkling residency.
Edinburgh I Goddard Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 10pm—3am. £2. Up-and-
coming funk outﬁt playing a mix of original and classic tunes.
I Rowena Wells Bar Fez, 16a Queen Street, 226 2530. Folk, jazz and soul from this one time Blacka’nized vocaHsL
I Male Order Brannigans, Dundee Street, 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free.
Glasgow I Rachels Glasgow School Of Art,
Renfrew Street, 332 0691. 8pm. £7 plus
booking fee. An entirely acoustic performance on piano, viola and cello featuring material from their Music For Egon Schiele album. Seating will be available and chin-stroking is permitted. Support from Ali of Appendix Out who will also perform an acoustic set.
I Biffy Clyro King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. Free. See review.
I S uan er Pilots, My Legendary Girl riend and Single Point Of Light The l3th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £2.
I Manganese and Cosmic Rough Riders Tower Records, Argyle Street, 204 2500. 7pm. Free. Cosmic Rough Riders have a country rock ﬂavour to their sound while Manganese are Mint records prime exponents of articulate fuzz pop rock.
I Kain, Oceanica and Blue Orbit Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. First semi-ﬁnal of the Sleazy’s Battle of the Bands.
I Acoustic Open Stage The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 8.30pm. Free. Weekly unplugged session.
I Space Age Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 10pm—3am. £3. Live music from scratch funksters about town, Bench, with their powerhouse brand of live dance music. Also on the bill are Bob Landers. DJs Dophin Boy, AJ (Blacka’nized), Neil T and Rodney Relax play tunes into the wee small hours.
I Alfonzo, Endorphin and Nothing Sacred The Venue, 17-21 Calton Road, 557 3073. 8pm. £3. Triple bill of local bands.
I Candy Store Prophets Bannerman’s, 212 Cowgate, 556 3254. 9pm. Free.
I Good Vibrations Brannigans, Fountainpark, Dundee Street, 228 5885. 9pm. Free. Beach Boys tribute.
I Idlewild Virgin, Buchanan Street. 8.30pm. Free tickets available from the store. Indie heroes Idlewild celebrate the launch of their new single ‘These Wooden ldeas’ with a manic instore performance.
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rock & pop MUSIC
The best gigs this fortnight
lliott Smith That other Mr Smith
(not Mark E.) has surpassed himself with his latest album Figure 8, which deservedly notched up a five star review in The List. Prepare to be bewitched. Glasgow: The Garage, Sun 18 Jun.
Cypress Hill Enjoying a renaissance of sorts with their Skull And Bones album, the original funkiest and doobiest swagger back to the Barrowland for an evening of nasal rhymes and mammoth beats in a cloud of ’herbal’ cigarette smoke. See preview. Glasgow: Barrow/and, Thu 22 Jun.
Salsa Celtica Whipping the crowd into a frenzy with their Celtic and South American fusion, they bring the real party to the West End festival, previewing tracks from their forthcoming album. Glasgow: Cottier Theatre, Fri 16 81 Sat 17 Jun; Edinburgh: La Belle Angele, Sun 18 Jun.
RSNO Proms The Proms continue to make classical music accessible for all with a diverse programme of events. 'Not Strictly Ballroom' presents 'dance music’ as it was thought of originally; 'Romeo And Juliet’ is a selection of popular works from the likes of Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Bernstein; Kids Prom includes the work of Danny 'Simpsons’ Elfman and 'Bond And Beyond' showcases the genius of John Barry. Glasgow.“ Royal Concert Hall, Thu iS—Thu 22 Jun.
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