I Blue States The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm. £5. Live dance music with an ambient house feel in the same ball park as Faithless and The Orb. Special guests still to be confirmed.

I [spungeL Hug Lorenzo and Whitmore La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close. 225 7536. 8pm. £6—£8. See Sun 4. I Acoustic Underground Whistlebinkies. 4-6 South Bridge. 557

51 14. 10pm—2.30am. Free. ()ne of the most popular open mike spots in town. hosted by Peter Michael Rowan.

Tuesday 6 Glasgow = I Slipknot Sli(‘(‘. l‘innieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. (‘A.\'(‘lil.1.lil).

I Midge Ure .‘vlotherwell (‘oncert Hall. Civic Centre. Motherwell. 01698 267515. 7.30pm. £13.50. Hot on the heels of a ‘best of‘ compilation. L’re soldiers on with his latne adult pop. I Backyard Babies and Danko 5 Jones The ('athouse. tinion Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. Over- 14s show. Kick-ass rock ‘n'roll is promised by both bands. the former from Sweden. the latter from Canada.

I The Parkinsons and Lucid King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5 plus booking fee. l’urther garage rocking. as the whole musical world gets back to rock ‘n'roll basics.

I Nova Express, Nibushi Shang Hong and Micronesia The 1311i Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 8pm. £2. lndie pop action from these local bands who are also projecting films they have made during the evening's events.

I Hawcats .\lc(‘huills Way Out West. Kclvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 9.30pm. Free. Rockabilly.


I Endorphin, Shamanic and Frantic Chant La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close. 225 7536. 8pm. £4 (£5). liclectic triple bill of local indie and alternative types.

I Kenny Miller and Gold In Virginia Whistlebinkies. 4—6 South Bridge. 557 51 14. 9pm. Free. Classic rock and blues numbers.

Wednesday 7


I The Waterboys Barrowland. (iallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £16.50 plus booking fee. ()ver- 14s show. With a second instalment of fisherman 's Blues and last year's windswept epic A Rock In The Weary Land to perform. Mike Scott's raggle taggle troupe are well and truly re- activated.

I Dimmu Bogir The (‘athouse. lfnion Street. 248 6606. 7.45pm. ()ver- 14s show. lixtreme black metal from Scandinavia. with all the church-burning associations that brings.

I Angus Lyon King Tut’s Wah Wah Hill. St Vincent Street. 22l 527‘). 8.30pm. £4 plus booking fee. Album launch.

I San Quentin, Single Point Of Light, Wolf Colonel and Late Night Foreign Radio Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. A grand line-up of obscure but hugely rewarding guitar magic. in particular Wolf (‘olonel who specialise in fuzzy. lliisker Dii-alikc indie with a heart while Single Point Of Light go for a darker but no less exciting take on the genre. Late Night lioreign Radio on the other hand. mix brass. guitars and electronics into an intense but rewarding mash.

I Macrocosmica’s Karaoke Hell The Residents. The 13th Note Cafe. King Street. 553 1638. 8pm. £3. Macrocosmica commence their month-long residency by getting everyone else to perform.

I Bubblecraft and Meka MAS. 2‘) Royal lixchange Square. 221 7080. 8.30pm. £4.50. l)ebut solo acoustic show for Meka with harder rock from Bubblecraft in a kind of cross between Radiohead and Placebo kind of way.

Mogwai The 'Gwai's second visit to the Barras finds them in the enviable position of promoting a potential album of the year in The Rock Action and a twenty-minute sonic horse race of a single. ‘My Father. My King‘. Expect much noise. much quiet. much beauty and much fret-rattling magic. Barrow/and. Glasgow, Thu 8 Nov. Smog Kicking off this issue‘s ‘young geezers wot sound like old geezers who sing the blues’ type phenomenon is the sonorcus Bill Calahan. With a neat line in blackly comic blues it's no coincidence he‘s been booked to play the Grand Ole Opry. Any man who could write such heartfelt ponderances as ‘Dress Sexy At My Funeral“ has got to be worth further investigation. See preview. Grand Ole Opry. G/asgow. Mon 72 Nov; La Be/le Ange/e. Edinburgh, Tue 73 Nov.

is ballboy While the hordes continue to unsuccessfully ape those ingenious boys at the top of this Hitlist. ballboy stand out for their singular mindset and sound. Gordon Maclntyre's frank. sincere tales are sung with both heart and a sense of humour. giving definition to what we once called indie but which got lost in the post—roclv’nu metal/baggy mire some years back. See preview. Sloan 's. Glasgow, Fri 9 Nov: Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Sun 77 Nov. Bonnie ‘Prince' Billy The second of our 'surely he‘s not some lad in his twenties? He sounds about 70‘ performers in this issue. Will Oldham delivers often comically bleak but compelling songs of love. loss and much. much. much more. Arches. Glasgow. Mon 5 Nov.

The White Stripes Over—hyped crazed Yanks of the issue award must go of course to the momentous White Stripes. Even if the fact that the lofty claims made about them taking over the world are somewhat unfounded. they do however do the early Dylan vs early Cramps thang to a tee. Something we should all be thankful for. See preview. QMU. Glasgow, Thu 75 Nov; Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Fri 76 Nov.

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