rock & pop


Gigs are listed by date, then by cit . 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 & Louisa Pearson (Edinburgh).

Ticket information

Tickets for most medium/large concerts can be bought from the followung:

Virgin, Buchanan Galleries. 332 4400 Credit card bookings from:

Ticket Link: 287 55l I.

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 My Vitriol, Mo-Ho-Bish-O-Pi and Thirteenz13 King 'l‘ut's Wah Wah lltit. St Vincent Street. 22] 527‘). 8.30pm. to plus booking fee. My \i'itriol continue to tour their iii-octane indie rock into the ground. Support from cra/y cats Mo-llo-Bisli-O- Pi.

I The Squander Pilots. Aether Flux and Kasino 'l‘he l3th Note Club. (‘lyde Street. 243 2177. 8pm. £3. Headlined by mellow electronica merchants Squander Pilots.

I Fancy ‘n’ Spook, Kid Serious and Fang The l3th .\'ote ('al‘e. King Street. 553 lb38. 8pm. £2.

I Shot At Dawn, Chaos Theory and Shine l-‘ury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 22l 651 1. 9pm. £3. including entry to post-gig club.

I Vagabonds The Scotia. Stockwell Street. 552 868 I. 8.30pm. Free. Popular

I Jam Session Samuel Dow's. Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.


I Smiler and Dry Riser Ileriot-Watt University L'nion. Riccarton. 45l 5333. 8.30pm. Local band night.



I Westlife SliCC. liinnieston Quay. 0870 0-10-1000. 6.30pm. SOLD OUT. Pop's Midwich cuckoos continue to sweep all before them. The little girls scream. while their grans ask ‘what‘s that'.’ It's got a nice tune.‘

I Paul Rodgers Barrowland. (iallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £l(i.50 plus booking fee. Hoary 70s rocking in a Stillwater style. How much are they charging for a backstage pass‘.’

I Goldirapp Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. SOLI) ()L'T. Spine-tingling soundtrack from the sublime Goldl'rapp whose debut album Felt Mountain revealed this duo to be a happy Portishead.

I Porcupine Tree and Rothko King Tut‘s Wah Walt Hut. St Vincent Street. 22] 527‘). 8.30pm. £9 plus booking fee. Compelling prog/kraut rock shapes from these two English bands.

I Carnival, Server and D/Compute The l3th Note Cale. King Street. 553 1638. 8pm. £3.

I Pariah, Stupid Acting Smart and Senator Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Sleepyhouse, Haywire and Redpath Strawberry Fields. Oswald Street. 221 787l. 7.30pm. £4.

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The best gigs this fortnight

ROCK/POP Mark Eitzel This addition to the gig schedule permits only a perfunctory fawning but this man is a near god. The former frontman of American Music Club, Eitzel can hold a room spellbound With only his goitar and soaring v0ice like few others can manage. His inactiVity on the recording front means this may be an evening of live tryouts for new numbers, so miss at your peril, 73th Note Club, Glasgow, Tue 27 Feb Evan Dando The Lemonheads are no more and big chief Dando is striking out on his own (despite the fact it was his band anyway). A pared-down acoustic set showcasing his heartfelt tunes and honeyed vocal With songs new and old guaranteed. See preVieW. Wi‘lkie House, Edinburgh, Sat 77 Feb; King Tut’s, Glasgow, Sun 78 Feb.

Arab Strap A bit heavy on the old morose fellas Singing With guitars I know, but it's a prime week for it. Maybe Arab Strap should get their own permanent slot in here for the number of appearances they’ve made, but the strength of their newest offering, the ingenious The Red Thread, carves out new territory for the duo, and re-affirms them as a band to welcome With open arms. Arches, Glasgow, Wed 28 Feb.


Ugly Duckling Be sure this is no kids fairy tale, no sir, this Ugly Duckling (above) parade good Vibe, quirky Brit party hip hop. Yet another group of great unsung heroes, the UK proves it can do hip hop With style and class. Arches, Glasgow, Tue 20 Feb


Scottish National Jazz Orchestra The SNJO hook up With Maria Schneider, Who as one of America’s finest Jazz Orchestra composers is the natural heir to Gil Evans’ throne. Her collaboration should prove to be nothing short of spectaCUlar. See preVieW. Queens Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 76 Feb.


Royal Scottish National Orchestra Marin Alsop a rarity in classical mUSlC being a female conductor leads the RSNO in premiering Michael Torke’s Percussion Concerto, the lead player on which Will be local hero Colin Currie. See Famespotting page 7?. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Thu 22 Feb; Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 23 Feb.

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