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Gigs are listed by date, then by
city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Rock and pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow) and Mark Robertson/ Henry Northmore (Edinburgh).
Tickets for most medium/large concerts can be bought from the following:
Virgin, Buchanan Galleries. 332 4400
Credit card bookings from: Ticket Link: 287 5511.
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
0 The Charlatans and Starsailor SECC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. £20 plus booking fee. l.oose- limbed and funky shuflling about in the style of The Rolling Stones from a re- invigorated (apparently) Charlatans. Sensitive fringe-flicking indie epics from Starsailor.
Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £15 plus booking fee. Dirty funk. dtib. house and dancing girls — not bad for a couple of speccy nerds from Briston. Plus ambient Nordic cleverness for Royksopp and DJ set from garage prodigy The Streets.
I Jim’s Super Stereoworld, Abdoujaparov, linviisiibles and Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. Jimbob and Fruitbat. formerly of mediocre comedy indie duo Carter The linstoppable Sex Machine unveil their new bands and get together briefly to rekindle those halcyon days of 1991.
I Throwswitch, Station, Fractal Jack, TV-K and Kinder The Cathouse. l5 L'nion Street. 248 6606. 7.15pm. £3 (advance). £3.50 (door). No age restriction. Local band showcase.
C) Lali Puna and Suckle The 13m Note Club. 260 Clyde Street. 243 2177. 8pm. £6. The headliners are a German electronica outfit. much loved by Radiohead. of course. Support from the mesmeric Suckle. featuring ex-Vaseline Frattces McKee in an entirely different musical guise.
I Remedy and Heirloom Nice'n‘Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)pm.
I Neil Diamond Tribute Christmas Party Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 5520141. 7pm. £7.50 (£27.50 with dinner).
I Scooby Snax Studio One. Grosvenor Hotel. Gross-enor Terrace. Byres Road. 341 6516. 9pm. Free.
I The Vagabonds The Scotia. 1 12- l 14 Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free. Popular covers.
I Jam Session Samuel Dow‘s. 67-91 Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.
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I Aelris, Ellis and Big Man The Venue. 17—21 Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £4. A trio of local acts featuring Ellis who impressed hugely with their melancholic-tinged terse indie rock during this year’s T Break competition.
I Rock Action Records Christmas Special feat. The Zephyrs, Remote Viewer, The James Orr Complex and Mogwai DJs Wee Red Bar. Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place. 22‘) 1442. 8pm. £tbc. Mogwai‘s record label celebrate Chrimbo in true acronistic style with an evening of wonky electronics. contemplative acoustic sounds and some graceful post-rock sweeps. And probably loads of bevvy and the odd Aphex Twin-Missy Elliot-ACIDC soundclash on the decks from Stuart Braithwaite. All in all atop evening guaranteed.
I Big Hand The Counting House. West Nicolson Street. 44‘) 2927. 7.30pm. £5/4. Edinburgh‘s reggae/Latin popsters round off a highly successful year with this headlining show.
I Songwriter Nights The Waverley. St Mary's Street. 9pm. £1. ()riginal music only at this open stage event where admission is free to performers. Further details from jimigoeGi b1ueyonder.co.uk I Ayrz Rock, Paul McLusky and Read It 8: Weep Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. ‘).30pm. £tbc. Indie from Scottish act Ayrz Rock. classic guitar rock from McLusky and a touch of metal from Read It & Weep at this benefit gig for The PBC Foundation. All compered by Edinburgh comedian Chris Cooper with a DJ set from Drew Kirkland.
I Ronnie Rootsy Carter‘s Bar. 185 Morrison Street. 220 2895. 9.30pm. Free. Frontman of the Rootsie Tootsie Band goes solo at this regular slot.
I Fun Lovln’ Criminals, Courtney Pine and Cooley High SECC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. £18.50 plus booking fee. No age restriction on this show. Now playing practically every month. the Crims have long since lost the ability to treat ‘em mean. keep ‘em keen. Support from jazz supremo Pine who probably thinks it's a bit cool to be out touring with these crazy New York cats. I Stereo MCs Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £15 plus booking fee. ()ver- 14s show. Having been cryogenically frozen since the early ‘)()s. the Stereo MCs have emerged blinking into a world which has moved on from their particular brand of funky beattnastery. The band. however. have not. I New Found Glory The Garage. 491) Sauchiehall Street. 332 1 120. 7.30pm. SOLD ()L’T. Jolly L'S gonzo rock combo play this rescheduled date.
I Aziz, Sneak Attack Tigers antlThe Goldenhour King Tut‘s Walt Walt Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £6 plus booking fee. The ex~Stone Roses (crap late period) guitarist
isjoined by ex-Smiths rhythm section Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke.
I Mendeed, The Strand, Bigfoot and Jaded The (‘athouse. 15 ['nion Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £3.51) plus booking fee. ()ver- 14s show. Line-up of local rock bands.
I New End Original, One Man & His Droid and Stapleton The 13th Note Club. 260 Clyde Street. 243 2177. 8pm. £6. L'S indie combo. One Man & llis Droid feature the same personnel as New lind ()riginal. but with added R21)2 action.
I Beachwood Sparks, Neil Casal and Vera Cruise The 13th Note Cafe. 5060 King Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £7. Janglesome Byrds/Gram Parsons pastiche from Beachwood Sparks. It may not be original but it‘s highly listenahle.
I The Zephyrs and Random Number Nice‘n'Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)pm. See Thu 13.
I Blind Nation, The Needles and Down Niner Strawberry Fields. 56 ()swald Street. 221 7871. 7.30pm. £4. including entry to post-gig club. Rock and indie.
I Tina Turner/Cher Tribute Christmas Party Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 5520141. 7pm. £7.50 (£29.50 with dinner).
I Boogaloo Investigators McChuills. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I The Babe Dox Collective and Actuly MeC‘huills Way Out West. 1(1— 14 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. ‘).30pm. Free. Live drum & bass from a brass and guitar infused six-piece.
I The Duvets Samuel Dow‘s. 67-‘)l Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. I Frank O’Hagan The Scotia. 1 12-
1 14 Stockwell Street. 552 8681. ‘)pm. Free. Residency.
I Live Music Strawberry Fields. 56 ()swald Street. 221 7871. 7.30pm. £4. including entry to post-gig club.
I White Christmas L'sher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £l5—£22.50. Four West [ind stars join the RSN() fora night of songs from the musicals as well as a selection of Christmas numbers.
I Delirious? The Liquid Roont. ‘)c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm. £10. ()ne of Britain‘s most popular Christian rock groups.
I Pam Mitchell’s Songwriters ()n The Mound. North Batik Street. 226 680‘). 7.30—‘).30pm. Free. Acoustic music night with open floorspots and a featured artist at this regular gathering.
I The Wonderstuff and Jesus Jones Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 46(ll. 7.30pm. £16.50 plus booking fee. ()ver- 14s show. First Carter l'SM. now The Wonderstuff and Jesus Jones are intent on revisiting the fraggle rock days of the early l‘)‘)0s. Kids. I was there and