rock & pop
Gigs are listed by date, then by city Performances will be listed, provi e that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Rock and pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow) and Mark Robertson & Louisa Pearson (Edinburgh).
Tickets for most medium/large concerts can be bought from the following:
Virgin, Buchanan Galleries, 332 4400 Credit card bookings from:
Ticket Link: 287 $511.
Way Ahead: 339 8383.
Virgin Princes Street, 220 3234. Ripping Records South Bridge, 226 7010.
Assembly Rooms George Street, 220 4349
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THURSDAY 19 Glasgow
I a1 and Soda Club Clyde Auditorium, SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. £15 plus booking fee. Anonymous boy band fare.
I The Bluetones and Phoenix Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10.50 plus booking fee. No age restriction on this show. The sharp-suited ‘Tones fire out those highly melodic indie pop hits with support from a euphoric 70s-sounding French pop combo who like their Todd Rundgren. I Lonestar Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £13.50 plus booking fee. No age restriction on this show. Remember that single ‘Amazed’ which hung about the charts for an eternity earlier this year? No? Then you are fortunate. Yes? Well, this is the band responsible, and there’s more where that risible mawkish drivel came from.
I Linton Kwesi Johnson The Ferry, Clyde Place, 429 8676. 7.30pm. £10. Dub poetry and bowel-quaking bass of the highest order. Part ofBig Big World. I Micronesia, Sivy, Pupkin, Senna and Pariah King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door). Smiths tribute night. I The Czars, Heirloom and Fickle Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. The headliners are an American combo in the alt.country vein.
I The Pedestrians, Fine Day, The Modern, Insight and Everlone The Cathouse, Union Street, 248 6606. 7.30pm. No age restriction on this local band showcase.
I Squander Pilots and Sputniks Down The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 423 2177. 8pm. £3. Electronics meets guitar squall on this feisty double bill.
I Nepalese The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £2. Plus DJ Hatch of Knucklehead/My Machines.
I Felix Fly, Tiger Style and Kiness Strawberry Fields, Oswald Street, 221 7871. 9pm. £4.
I The Vagabonds The Scotia, Stockwell Street, 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free. Popular covers.
I Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. I Annie Christian and The Hype Rico’s, Ann Street, Greenock, 01475 783 705. 10pm. £4. Atmospheric indie combo who are back on track after major label tribulations.
I Queen Adreena and Little Hell The Venue, 17—21 Calton Road, 557 3073. 8pm. £6. Searing noise and abrasive guitars collide with angelic vocals when Queen Adreena take to the sta e.
I Abba Magic and The Boot eg Bee Gees Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £10.50. This double-bill of tribute gloss promises ‘100% pure entertainment’. And with ‘Super Trooper’ and ‘Tragedy’ on the one bill, you can hardly disagree.
I Dysfunction Live with Substate The Attic, Dyer’s Close, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 9pm—3am. Free. Alternative club night with an accent on rock, skate punk and hardcore, featuring live music from hardcore/metal merchants, Substate. Fans will be pleased to know the club is currently pursuing a free entry policy.
I Graeme E Pearson Jolly Judge, James Court, 225 2669. 9pm. Free. Folk and pop.
FRIDAY 20 Glasgow
I David Gray and The Czars Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. No age restriction on this show. Gray is one of the year’s great success stories, having slogged for years with his unremarkable material before hitting big with the White Ladder album. See Thurs 19 for The Czars.
I Soulwax and Brassy King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. SOLD OUT. Belgians in suits railing against ‘Too Many DJs’ on their current single. Support from the sassy Brassy, fronted by Jon Spencer’s sister Mufﬁn.
I Kate Cassidy, Garrison and Indian Bone Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm.
I Lummox, Shank. Pellet and Midi Mode The l3th Note Cafe’, King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Free.
I Jakob, The Furys and Escobar Fury Murrys, Maxwell Street, 221 6511. 9pm. £4, including entry to post-gig club.
I Diesel Cowboys Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road Toll, 429 5396. 7.30pm. £3 (£2 members). Country.
I Abba Disco Party Bourbon Street, George Street, 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£17.50 with dinner). Featuring an Abba tribute act.
I Screaming Through December Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.
I C.l. State and Locosea Pine Trees Inn, Stirling Road, Dumbarton, 01389 726610. 8pm. £4.
I Unity, Starsky and Bespoke The Attic, Dyer’s Close, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 7pm. £tbc. A triple bill of local bands with the focus on quality melodic songs with a twist.
I Graeme E Pearson Jury’s lnn, Jeffrey Street, 200 3300. 9pm. Free. Folk and
SATURDAY 21 Glasgow
I Chris Rea Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. CANCELLED.
I Idlewild, Turn and de salvo Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £9 plus booking fee. No age restriction on this show. The compelling Edinburgh tykes play their largest Scottish headline show to date in support of current single ‘Roseability’.
I Queen Adreena, Little Hell and Soundbuggy The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 8pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. Former Daisy Chainsaw rufﬁans Katy-Jane Garside and Crispin Grey return in an only slightly mutated guise as Queen Adreena with Garside still doing her soiled ragdoll routine with great presence.
I I Am Kloot. Shawn Lee and Kings Of Convenience King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5 plus booking fee. IAm Kloot and Kansas-based multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee come to you from the Wall Of Sound subsidiary We Love You. Introspective Norwegians Kings Of Convenience join them as guests on the tour bringing their gorgeous folky melodies with them.
I El Hombre Trajeado. Life Without Buildings and The James Orr Complex Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. A triple bill of post-rock experimentalists. The headliners release their second album on Monday.
I Debris and Scatha The l3th Note Café, King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £3. Noisecore, if that’s the right term.
I Corn Dogs Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road Toll, 429 5396. 7.30pm. £3 (£2 members). Country.
I George Michael Tribute Bourbon Street, George Street, 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£17.50 with dinner).
I Open Stage The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 4—8pm. Free. Weekly session for local musicians.
I Celtic Wah Wah The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 8.30pm. Free.
I Rollin' Joe And The Jets McChuills,
High Street, 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Back to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll.
I Kong Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. Rock.
I Graeme E Pearson Scruffy Murphys, Melville Place, 226 404. 9.30pm. Free. Folk and pop.
SUNDAY 22 Glasgow
I The Go Betweens King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. SOLD OUT. See preview for these venerable Australian tunesmiths, together again after over a decade.
I Gunz 'n' Rozes and Read It And Weep The Cathouse, Union Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. No age restriction on this show. Tribute to Axl Rose (courtesy of a former Stars In Their Eyes contestant) and his rocktastic mates.
I The False Address The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £2. I Krakatlt Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm.
I The Cobramatics The Scotia, Stockwell Street, 552 8681. 4pm. Free. Fortnightly residency.
I Bloco Vomit and The Sufri Drummer Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 9pm-3am. £5.50 (£3.50). Punk sambistas Bloco Vomit return from their tour of Brazil to join forces with the Sufri Drummers in this benefit ig for Trident Ploughshares. I Snibgli er Heriot-Watt Students Union, Riccarton, 451 5333. 9pm. Free. Glasgweigan rock pop veterans make the trip cast.
I a1 and Soda Club Playhouse, 18—22 Greenside Place, 0870 6063424. 7.30pm. £15. See Thu 19.
I The Waterboys Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £15 plus booking fee. See preview for the return of Mike Scott.
I Hugh Cornwell The Ferry, Clyde Place, 429 8676. 7.30pm. £10. Ex- Stranglers frontman struts his nice ‘n’ sleazy stuff asspart of Big Big World.
I Ripcage, C and X-Grrlfrtend The 13th Note Cafe’, King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £3. Various shades of contemporary rock from this triple bill.
I Acoustic Jam Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. Weekly jam hosted by Gerry Lyons.
I James Corn Exchange, Newmarkct Road, Gorgie, 443 2437. Beloved of many a student, James stroll through their pop hits at this one off date.
I The Moonshiners The Attic, Dyer’s Close, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Guitarist Jimmy Moon leads this Glasgow-based bluegrass troupe, who
DF Concerts by arrangement with Helter Skelter presents
+ special guests
Friday 8th December GLASGOW SECC
Tickets available from: SECC Box Office: 0870 0404000, Virgin Megastore (Glasgow & Edinburgh), Ticketcentre (Candleriggs) 24hr TICKET HOTLlNE: 0141 339 8383 (Way Ahead) www.gigsinscotland.com www.tickets-online.co.uk
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