rock & pop

listi n gs Gigs are listed by date, then by ci .

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).

Ticket information

Tickets for most mediumllarge concerts can be bought from the follo ng:


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

Way Ahead 0141 339 8383



I Iron Maiden and Halford SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 5511. £20 plus booking fee. See preview.

I Mansun, King Adora and My Vitriol Queen Margaret Union, University Gardens, 339 9784. 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Mansun have come back down to earth after the glorious prog folly of their last album Six. Follow-up Little Kit is more straightforward epic pop, meaning they are back to being the indie U2. Support from Manic Street Preachers wannabes King Adora (‘is that a boy or a girl?’ ask the nation’s dads) and the infinitely more interesting indie rock u starts My Vitriol.

I Bio azard The Garage, Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7.30pm. £9 plus booking fee. No age restriction on this show. Low-key show for this hard as nails metal outfit. Handle with care.

I Esther. Fukk Picture and Travler King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door). Three band bill with two to be confirmed to replace the postponed . . .And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead show which is rescheduled for 28 Nov.

I Cacus, Useful Idiot, Choknah and 5m Deep Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm.

I Oddfish, Guano and Funksis The 13th Note Club, Clyde Street, 243 2177. 8pm. £3. Local band triple bill.

I Indian Bone, Solus and Accolade 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 Engine and The Flying Matchstick

Men Rico’s. Ann Street, Greenock, 01475 783 705. 10pm.

: Edinburgh

I Hefner and Life Without Buildings The Venue, 17-21 Calton Road, 557 3073. 8pm. £7. John Peel favourites Hefner are geeky loserboys from London who create naive indie tunes with worldly-wise, kitchen sink lyrics. A Smiths for this generation. Support comes from art-rockers Life Without Buildings.

I Shutdown 66 and Heakawis Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 9pm—midnight. £4 (£3). Two Australian bands hailing from Brisbane and Melbourne share their retro garage punk sounds.

gigs this fortnight

Queens Of The Stoneage In a month when the original monsters of rock come to town with AC/DC and Iron Maiden both playing, it takes a gang of mouthy, substance-abusing Yanks with a canon of class new tunes to show ‘em how it’s done. See feature. Barrow/and, Glasgow, 76 Nov.


Jill Scott This much radio-hyped soul sensation has the potential to outshine Macy Gray with her smooth vocal melodies. See listings. Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Sun 72 Nov. BLUES

North Mississippi Allstars A trio of young Americans whose earthy blues skills belie their years. See preview. 73th Note Club, Glasgow, Tue 74 Nov


Martin Kershaw Another young 'un who can play the crumblies at their own game, as Kershaw's expressive soundings cannot fail to captivate. See preview Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 70 Nov


Batons And Bows Conductor/violinist Jaime Laredo returns for another collaboration With the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. See preview. Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Thu 2 Nov; City Hall, Glasgow, Fri 3 Nov.

; I The Silver Pill and Degrassi Potterrow,

Britso Square, 650 9195. 8pm. Free. Twice the guitar fun with a double instalment of big gunky, noisy, cheatin’ lyin’ geetars wit’

fellas bellowing over the top. Degrassi are

very much heads down Sluggers, where The

Silver Pill go for a more strategic, bob and weave approach which seems to serve them


I Fail, The Cherryfire Ashes and Houdini La Belle Angele. liastie's Close, 225 7536. 7.30 pm. £5. An evening crammed with big nasty distorted guitars with this technique being expounded most proficiently by Foil, whose album Never Got Hip on Mute records is worth keeping

an eye out for.


I The Who and Joe Strummer & The

Mescaleroes SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287

5511. £29i£25 plus booking fee. The mantra ‘hope I die before I get old’ comes back to haunt one of the greatest British bands of all time. Support from old punk lag Strummer and his band of young bucks.

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IC Scotland Angel Eye Princes Street Gardens East. Edinburgh 7th December - 3lst December

Eye on New Talent

Scottish Unsigned Band Competition Get paid to play! Duality Prizes to be w

Demos 8 Biags to: Purple V Reductions in Randolph Crescent Edinburgh


tel. 07000 790 273 Deadline 30th November

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