Music rock & pop listings
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I Gary Lightbody, Stuart Nicol and Antihero Potterrow Union. Bristo Square. ()781 1 407963. 7pm. £3 students (£5 guests). An acoustic evening featuring (iary Lightbody (of Snow Patrol and Reindeer Section fame). Stuart Nicol (from The Zephyrs) and Antihero (from London. as featured on Radio 1). Please note: this is at students only event. Students may sign in up to 4 guests.
I Runrig L’sher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £16.50—£l8.50. Tedious but inexplicably popular folk rock anthems from a band so mince even the singer left.
I Marti Fellow and BBMak SIiCC. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. 7.30pm. £22.50 plus booking fee. ‘Brave' Marti continues his renaissance as a serious vocal entertainer. revisiting Wet Wet Wet material. adding a few sensitive ballads of his own and rivalling P I)iddy in the shiny suit stakes.
QTori Amos and Ben Christophers (‘Iytle Auditorium. SIECC. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. 7.30pm. £20/£18.50/£I6.50 plus booking fee. See preview.
I Teenage Fanclub, Astrid and Reindeer Section (ilasgow School ()fArt. 167 chfrew Street. 332 0691. 8pm. £5. Charity event in aid of Starfish. See Surface Noise.
I Fish The Garage. 4‘)() Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £14.50 plus hooking fee. ()ver-14s show. The ex- Marillion singer.
I Nile, Behemoth and Regorge The Cathouse. I5 L'nion Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. ()ver- 14s show. Major heaviosity from the Iigyptology-obscssed Nile. Hope they perform the delightful Masturbating The War (iml described by singer Kurt Sanders as ‘symphonic in a death metal sense'. Cannae wait.
I The Owls The 13th Note Cltib. 260 Clyde Street. 243 2177. 8pm. £5. ITS indie combo.
I Beatles Beat Christmas Party Bourbon Street. 108 (ieorge Street. 552 ()141. 7pm. £7.50 (£24.50 with dinner). Fab Four tribute takes the stage for the Christmas festivities.
I Acoustic Open Stage The Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 8.30pm. Free.
I Open Mic The Scotia. 112-114 Stockwell Street. 552 8681. ‘)pm. Free.
0555 Records Night featuring Kid 606, Gold Chains, Joan Of Ass and Steward 11 La Belle Angele. Hasties Close. 225 7536. 8pm. £tbc. 555 Records presents a plethora of esoteric electronic gurgles taking in skewed beats.
sleazy electro and wild disjointed hip hop guaranteed to delight and disorientate in equal measure.
I Stereolab and Quasi The Liquid Room. ‘)c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm. £10. A more melodic turn for these willfully wayward sonic experimentalists has kept things fresh. their sound encompassing everything from Kraut rock to hip hop and lounge pop. See preview.
I Mystery Juice and DJ Dolphinboy The Wee Red Bar. College ofAn. Lauriston Place. 22‘) 1442. ‘).30pm. £4 on door. The ‘Juice have been recording their debut album. due out in April through Vertical Records. a record which will hopefully capture the true essence of their sardonic hip hop blues. I Dry Riser, Kelpie, K.T. & Friend and Andie Neate Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 8pm. £4 (£3). Rockers Dry Riser headline this varied bill of new and original music.
Lucy Kaplansky and Alice Peacock The Famous Bein Inn. (i1enfarg.01577 830216. 8pm. £15. Two Chicago singer songwriters grace the stage with folk harmonies from Kaplansky and bluegrass sounds from Peacock.
I Stereolab, Quasi and Mount Vernon Arts Lab The Arches. 253 Arger Street. ()‘)01 022 0300. 8pm. £9. The ‘Iab supported by the Lab. Ho ho. See preview.
I Martyn Joseph and Sarah Masen King Tut's Wah Wah Htit. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £12.50 plus booking fee. Sensitive singer/songwriters united.
I Frenzal Rhomb The Cathouse. I5 L'nion Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. ()ver- 14s show. Punk fun.
I MX, Tie, Spandex Ballet and Colony The 13th Note Club. 260 Clyde Street. 243 2177. 8pm. £3. Student indie combos.
I Beatles Beat Christmas Party Bourbon Street. 108 (ieorge Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £7.50 (£24.50 with dinner). See Wed 5.
I London Community Gospel Choir Motherwell Concert Hall. Civic Centre. Motherwell. 01698 267 515. 7.30pm. £1 1.50 (£10). The country's best- known gospel choir with a rather clinical take on sweet soul music.
I Roost Studio ()ne. (irosvenor Hotel. (irosvenor Terrace. Byres Road. 341 6516. ‘)pm. Free.
I The Vagabonds The Scotia. 112—114 Stockwell Street. 552 8681. ‘)pm. Free. Popular covers.
I Jam Session Samuel Dow's. 67—‘)1 Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.
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56 THE LIST 2‘.) Nov— 13 Dec 2001
Too vacuous for some. too relentlessly upbeat for others, Basement Jaxx are still considered the great white hope for British house music. No matter what you thought of this year's second album, Booty. it's hard to believe that an act who could create such a wonderland mix of R88. soul and acid were once touted as the British Daft Punk. As bigger dance acts explore deeper and darker registers of dance music every day. Basement Jaxx just stick to the shallows. Was there ever a more summery single than this year's ‘Romeo'? Was there ever a colder. darker time in which to seek out a bit of that sun? (Tim Abrahams)
I Basement Jaxx play Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Wed 72 Dec; Barrow/and,
Glasgow. Thu 73 Dec.
I Therapy?, Defenestration and Nerve The Liquid Room. ‘)c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm. £10. Northern Irish trio celebrating ten years of indie punk rock rabble-rousing. Heading a bill of hot young punk acts including Glasgow's Nerve.
I Sunshine Delay and Legendary Hearts The Venue. 17— 1‘) Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £3. Roots and alt.country.
I Slade ll, T-Rextasy and Dr 8: The Medics Playhouse. I8~~22 (ireensidc Place. 0870 6063424. 7.30pm. £17.50. (11am rock fest with the original members of Slade (minus Noddy Holder unfortunately). perhaps the most accomplished T—Rex tribute band around and Dr 8: The Medics of ‘Spirit In The Sky‘-fame.
I Breakestra La Belle Angele. Hastie‘s Close. 225 7536. 8pm. £10—£I2. Funky jazz. drum 8: bass and hip hop sounds from this American nine-piece act with back tip from Da Break I)Js.
I Songwriter Nights The Waverley. St Mary‘s Street. ‘)pm. £1. See Thti 2‘). I Ronnie Rootsie Carters Bar. Morrison Street. 623 7023. ‘).30pm. Free. See Thti 2‘).
I The Bluetones Barrowland. 244 (Iallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £12.50 plus booking fee. Like Shed Seven. you have to admire The Bluetones‘ refusal to retire gracefully. despite never bettering the material on their first album from those heady days of the mid-90s.
I Alec Empire The Cathouse. 15 Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £8 pltis booking fee. ()ver- 14s show. Atari Teenage Riot head honcho with a solo show which will probably have much the same level of tmforgiving industrial brutality as ATR gigs. Mummy. tell the scary man to stop.
I Zen Guerilla The 13th Note (‘lub. 260 Clyde Street. 243 2177. 8pm. £7. Rock‘n'soul combo from San Francisco. described as ‘trailer trash rock‘.
0555 Records Night featuring Kid 606, Gold Chains, Joan Of Ass and Steward The 13th Note Club. 260 Clyde Street. 243 2177. 11pm. £7 (advance). £8 (door). See Wed 5.
I Bebado All Stars Woodside Social Club. 32‘) North Woodsidc Road. 337 1643. ‘)pm. £3. A fusion of Samba and contemporary hip hop beats featuring live samba from the Bebado All Stars (with members of SambaYaBamba and Macumba). samba dancing by Thaisa and eclectic leftlield hip hop and electro from Dog. Chief and (i-Man.
I LA Doors King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £9.50 plus booking fee. Veteran tribute to The Doors. Indecent exposure and bathtub death scene not included.
I Dystopia and Third Degree Burns Strawberry Fields. 56 ()swald Street. 221 7871. 7.30pm. £4. including entry to post-gig club. Metal line-up.
I The Blimp Nice'n'SIeazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)pm. The Blimp are threatening to play for two- and-a-half hours in their I)r John-inspired stvle.
I Robbie Williams Tribute Christmas Party Bourbon Street.
108 (ieorgc Street. 5520141. 7pm. £7.50 (£27.50 with dinner).
I Electro Cougat .\1c(‘huills. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I Frank O’Hagan The Scotia.
112—1 14 Stockwell Street. 552 8681. ‘)pm. Free. Residency.
I Pretzel Logic Samuel Dow’s. 67—‘)I Nithsdale Road. 423 ()107.
I Jools Holland And His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra Playhouse. 18—22 (ireenside Place. 467 5200. 7pm. £19.50. Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock ‘n‘ roll tunes.
I Annie Christian, Huckleberry and Tycho The Liquid Room. ‘)c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm.
£5 -£6. Indie rock from these Iidinburgh favourites with support from the Hammond-based Huckleberry and beats. samples and guitars all thrown into the mixer by Tycho.
I Roguestar, Pseudo Funk and Sempiternal Hoon The Mercat. 28 West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 7.30pm. £3. Indie from Livingston's Rogucstar and funkier numbers from Pseudo Funk and The Hoon.
I Pam Mitchell’s Songwriters ()n The Mound. North Batik Street. 226 68‘)‘). 7.30» ‘).30pm. Free. See Fri 30.