Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Mon 5

Mar ease

The Kylie love boat which rolled into Glasgow was enough to convince anyone to set sail on the high seas, Jane McDonald style. The pop princess dropped onto her showboat stage clinging to a sparkling anchor and embarked on a breathtaking show packed with cheesy disco and

cabaret razzmatazz.

Pole dancing and ass shaking satisfied the excitable crowd, who shook their asses with equal vigour. Without doubt the diminutive sex bomb had the audience eating out of her hand after her opening rendition of ‘Loveboat’, and by the second change of her skimpy costumes, she had the crowd drooling with her stunning performance of ‘Put

Yourself In My Place.’

Only the die hard Minogue-ists would have been disappointed by the absence of ‘Locomotion’ in the set, but the wild throng greeted ‘Better The Devil You Know’, ‘Step Back In Time’ and ‘Turn It Into Love' with all the excitement of ten year- olds at their first school disco. The static appreciation of Kylie’s album material was notable, despite her forthcoming single ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ being fantastic. The track combines her trademark camp

magic with a rubbery house bassline. Oh yes, don’t mock, you too may find yourself shaking your bits to this floor filler. The biggest surprise on board the Kylie cruiser this evening had to be the strength of her voice. Miss Minogue was obviously helped by two excellent backing singers, but managed to belt out a sultry version

Despite the high glam, disposable set and amateur dramatic dancers, the pint-sized pop goddess pulled it off.

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Ship shape and Bristol-disco fashion

of Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Physical,’ a jazz inspired ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ and the

disco shrieks of ‘Spinning Around’ all with

the confidence of a seasoned performer. Despite the high glam, disposable set and

amateur dramatic dancers, the pint-sized pop goddess, pulled it off. She was every bit as credible and legendary as rival pop divas and did it all in such a tongue-in-cheek style the audience were left baying

for more.

Cap’n Minogue commanded the crowd and her own style with startling talent, and the message from

the Scottish disco kids was clear: ‘Carry on Camping, Kylie’. (Rachel Richardson)

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Hothouse Flowers Old Fruitmarket. Glasgow. 31 Mar.

* Ruby 13th Note Club. Glasgow. I Apr. Paradise Lost Garage. Glasgow, l Apr. Toploader Com Exchange. Edinburgh. l Apr. * Orange Goblin Cathouse. Glasgow, 1 Apr. Powderfinger Garage. Glasgow, 2 Apr.

Manic Street Preachers Barrowland. Glasgow. 2 & 3 Apr. SOLD OUT

Stereo MCs King Tut‘s. Glasgow, 3 Apr. SOLD OUT

* Black-Eyed Peas Venue. Edinburgh. 3 Apr. Barenaked Ladies Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. 5 Apr.

* Broadcast King Tut's. Glasgow, 5 Apr,

"’ Alabama 3 Venue. Edinburgh. 5 Apr: King Tut's. Glasgow. 6 Apr.


POP BELLE AND SEBASTIAN Glasgow University. Wed 28 Feb.

‘You should all get a coupon to come back and see us fOr free once we've


' declares Stuart Murdoch

at this 'election rally' to publrcrse the B88 frontman's race to become Glasgow University Rector 200 students and Murdoch's electron rival

Alasdair G

ray are shoe-horned into

this 'church hall' venue for a 30- minute stagger. saunter and shuttle through the highlights of their last LP.

The occaSIonal stuffiness of their recorded material is eliminated here and their serene and intricate melodies make most sense. Even a ramshackle rendition of 'Sympathy For The DeVil' cannot fail to distract from their obvrous muSical skills. And he still lost the election. Politics' loss is our gain. llvlark Robertson)

ROCK POP FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Wed 7

Mar see

And so the N00 Yelk Italian Mafia gangster wannabes of rock hit town,

and verily

the good people of

Edinburgh are putty in their hands. Huey Morgan and co are consummate showmen. ooz'ing charm all over the place so that us lesser mortals can only swoon in their enigmatic presence. Alas. while that's all very well for a short time. gradually the band's slippery. schmaltzy take on the world begins to make yOu reach for the sick bag. Sure singles like ‘Scooby Snacks'. 'Love Unlimited' and recent free- Miller-for-life guarantee 'Loco' are undeniably likeable lounge nonsense. but too much of the band's material is frankly dreadful dullness incarnate. And all the charm in the world can't turn that into a riveting evening's entertainment. (Doug Johnstone)

Ticket information: Tickets for most medium/large concerts can be bought from the following: Glasgow: Virgin, Buchanan Galleries. 332 4400 0 Credit card bookings from: Ticket Link: 287 551 1 8. Way Ahead: 339 8383 Edinburgh: Virgin - Princes Street. 220 3234 - Ripping Records South Bridge. 226 7010 - Way Ahead 0141 339 8383

Dido Barrowland. Glasgow, 6 Apr.

The Living End Garage.

Glasgow, 7 Apr. Barenaked Ladies Barrowland. Glasgow. 7 Apr. SOLD OUT

Annie Christian Venue.

Edinburgh. 8 Apr. Barenaked Ladies Barrowland. Glasgow. 8 Apr.

Feeder Barrowland. Glasgow, 9 Apr. Terrorvision Garage. Glasgow. |() Apr.

* Alfie King Tut‘s. Glasgow, ll Apr.

Less Than Jake Barrowland. Glasgow. 1 1 Apr.

Ocean Colour Scene

Corn Exchange. Edinburgh.

13 Apr.

Mogwai Rothsay Pavilion. Bute. 14 Apr. Northern Soul Night Barrowland. Glasgow. 14 Apr.

* Autechre Wilkie House. Edinburgh. l5 Apr.


Steve Malkmus Garage. Glasgow. IS Apr. Fear Factory Garage. Glasgow. I6 Apr. Napalm Death King Tut‘s. Glasgow, 20 Apr. Neil Finn Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow. 23 Apr. Gary Moore Barrowland. Glasgow, 24 Apr.

The Soft Boys Garage. Glasgow, 24 Apr.

* Anti Product Cathouse. Glasgow, 25 Apr. Elbow Venue. Edinburgh. 25 Apr; King Tut‘s. Glasgow, 26 Apr.

Shed Seven QML’. Glasgow. 25 Apr.

Nick Harper Venue. Edinburgh. 26 Apr. Cosmic Rough Riders Garage. Glasgow. 27 Apr. Wheatus QML'. Glasgow. 2‘) Apr.

The Ataris Calhousc. Glasgow. 2‘) Apr. Napalm Death Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 29 Apr. Lionel Richie SECC‘. Glasgow. 30 Apr.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Barrowland. Glasgow. I May.

* AFI and Stampin’ Ground King Tut‘s. Glasgow, I May.

* Fish Garage. Glasgow. 3 May.

Spooks Garage. Glasgow-1 May.

Ash Barrowlands. Glasgow. 5 May. Orbital Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. It) May; Barrowland. Glasgow. 1 I May.

Clive Gegson and Boo Hewerdine Pleasance Cabaret Bar. Edinburgh. l2 May. Average White Band Liquid Room. Edinburgh. l8 (8: 19 May. Motorhead Barrowland. Glasgow, 18 May.

Glenn Tilbrook Garage. Glasgow. l9 May. Alice Cooper Playhouse. Edinburgh. 2| May.

Goldfrapp Wilkic llotise. Edinburgh. 22 May.

Ozric Tentacles Liquid Room. Edinburgh 24 May: Renl'rew Ferry. Glasgow. 25 May.

Echo And The Bunnymen Garage. Glasgow. 25 May. Deacon Blue Playhouse. Edinburgh. 25 May; Clyde Auditorium. Glasgow. 26 May. Gordon Giltrap Pleasance (‘abaret Bar. Edinburgh. 26 May.

The Donnas Garage.

Glasgow. 27 May.

* Everclear Barrowland. Glasgow, 28 May.

* Papa Roach Barrowland. Glasgow, 30 May.

Mary Chapin Carpenter Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow. 30 May.

* Incubus Barrowland. Glasgow. 7 Jun.

* Tool Barrowland. Glasgow 8 Jun.

* Semisonic ('lyde Auditorium. Glasgow. ll Jun.

Reel Big Fish Garage. Glasgow. ll Jun.

Limp Bizkit SE(‘('. Glasgow. ll Jun.

Roxy Music SECC. Glasgow. ll Jun.

* Guns ‘N’ Roses SECC. Glasgow. 12 Jun. Judas Priest Barrowland. Glasgow. 13 Jun.

Suzanne Vega Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 27 Jun; King Tut's. Glasgow. 28 Jun.

88 King Princes Street Gardens. Edinburgh. 8 Jul. * Beach Boys and Status Due Edinburgh Castle. l9 Jul.

Mark Knopfler ('lydc Auditorium. Glasgow, 20 Jul.

Tom Jones Edinburgh Castle. 2!) & 21 Jul. Robbie Williams Hampden Park Glasgow, 3 & 4 Aug. SOLD OUT

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