Scandinavian loons Whale (as opposed to a whale).

I Acoustic Jam Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. Weekly session hosted by Gerry Lyons.


5 I The Star Club The Attic, Dyer’s

f Close, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. Q £4. This episode of The Star Club

features acoustic guitar from Colin Reid. the dextrous Belfast performer whose eponymously-titled debut album has received critical acclaim. With support from Holly Tomas.


I Juno, Josephine and Ghijk King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door).

I Ltfeform 281 and Meta The 13th Note Cafe. King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £2. Rocky double bill.

I Jiva, Midas and Catharsis Glory Box, Curlers, Bytes Road. 338 6511. 8.30pm. Free.

I Paul Gallagher Piano Bar, Corinthian, Ingram Street, 552 1101. 10pm. Free. R&B ivory-tinkling residency.


I Rowena Wells Bar Fez, 16a Queen Street, 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Folk, jazz and soul from this one time Blacka’nized vocahst

I Men In Black Brannigans, Dundee Street, 228 5885. First band on 9pm. Free.


Glasgow I Afterglow, Cato and Donut The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 8pm.


I Battle Of The Bands Final Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm.

I Dust Byte and Greebo Strawberry Fields, Oswald Street, 221 7871. 9pm. £4.

I Acoustic Open Stage The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 8.30pm. Free. Weekly unplugged session.


I John Martyn The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7.30pm. See Mon 26.

I A.C.E. Benefit The Attic, Dyer’s Close, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 9pm. £3 (£2). A Mutiny Collective Presentation. I Badness Brannigans, Fountainpark, Dundee Street, 228 5885. 9pm. Free. Madness tribute.



I Manganese, Old Solar and Cinefilm Nice ‘n’ Sleazy 333 9637. 7.30pm. £3. A Mint records presentation

I Ten Percenter, Celtic Wah Wah and Suburbia King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door). Local triple bill.

I Otis Grand Bourbon Street. George Street, 552 0141. 7pm. £7.50. The blues brother gets the crowd goin .

I The Muddy Pedals The Wha?, The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 8pm. £4. The Muddy Pedals continue to deliver the grooves and the goods as the house band of The Wha? club night.

I Mulatto, Wireless and Colossal Fury Murrys, Maxwell Street, 221 6511. 9pm. £3 including entry to post-gig club.

I The Blues Buddahs 396 The Bar, Sauchiehall Street, 332 9052. 9pm. Free. Launch of their debut album.

I The Vagabonds The Scotia, Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free. Residency for this covers band.

I Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. I Verbal The Beat Club. Rico's, Ann Street. Greenock, 01475 783 705.

The best gigs this fortnight

ROCK/FOP Bloodhound Gang Smart guys acting like bozos, the album Hooray For Boobies is either an ironic work of genius or a pathetic teen fantasy. See 'em live to decide. Glasgow: Barrow/and Sun 25 Jun.


Cypress Hill The blunted boys wonder make a triumphant return to form. Glasgow: Barrow/and, Thu 22 Jun. HIP HOP/WORLD

Rizwaan-Muazzam Qawwali and Fun<Da>Mental The teenage masters of traditional Sufi music meet the sampladelic, hip hop/punk rock loons. A soundclash to be savoured. Glasgow: The Arches, Thu 6 Jul.


John Martyn The old growler returns with an album Glasgow Walker and a trio of dates to show them off to the world. Glasgow: Renfrew Ferry, Mon 26 Jun; Ayr: Gaier Theatre, Tue 27 Jun and Edinburgh: Liquid Room, Wed 28 Jun.


Glenmorangie Glasgow Jazz Festival An eclectic programme of traditional and new music performed by both international and home- grown acts including Tommy Smith, Terence Blanchard and George Benson. Glasgow: Various venues CLASSICAL

Mr Emmet Takes A WalkThe latest dark, blackly comedic music-theatre work from the pen of English, Orkney-based composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum Theatre, Fri 23 Jun; Glasgow: Tron Theatre, Sun 2 Jul.

10.30pm. £2.

I Lifeform 281 The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9.30pm. Free.

I Live Music The Cathouse, Union Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £3. No age restriction on this unsigned band night.


I Soul Collective Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 10.30pm-3am. £tbc. Funky ten-piece who are expert purveyors of a soul/funk/hip hop blend. I Dysfunction Live The Attic, Dyer’s Close, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £4. Alternative club night with an accent on rock, skate punk and hardcore, with live music from Dog Toffee and The Rockets.

I Tropicana Brannigans, Fountainpark, Dundee Street, 228 5885. 9pm. Free. A tribute to Wham and George Michael.

I Jammy Devil Bar Java, 38-42 Constitution Street, 467 7527. 9.30pm. Free.

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