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).

Ticket information

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


Virgin, Buchanan Galleries. 332 4400 ; Credit card bookings from: Ticket Link: 287 551 1. ii Way Ahead: 339 8383. ET?


Virgin Princes Street. 220 3234. Ripping Records South Bridge. 226 7010.

Assembly Rooms George Street. 220 4349

Way Ahead 0141 339 8383

HEREI- Glasgow I Celtic Connections See t‘olk listings.

I Blink 182 S1i(‘(‘. 1:11111lc‘slttllQllil). (1871) 0-111 40110. 1’()S'1‘I’().\'lil). Again. See Surface noise on Page 3‘) for more details. I Shane MacGowan & The Popes ()ld I‘ruitmarket. .-\lbion Street. 353 8000. 9pm. £16. The dentall} -challettged sometime I’ogues \‘ttc‘itllsl is a last minute addition to the bill o1‘(‘eltic Connections. I Degrassi, Manganese and Spleen King 'I'ut's With Walt Ilut. 37321 St Vincent Street. 331 537‘). 8.30pm. £4 plus booking fee. The headliners are an emo-

st) 1e punka combo from Iidinburgh.

I Rev Doc & The Congregation Studio One. (il‘ttsVCllttl' Hotel. (il‘ttchnttr Terrace. 341 6516. 9pm. Free. Trad RLUS. I The Vagabonds The Scotia. 1 12—1 14 Stoclmell Street. 553 S’681.‘)pm.1’ree. Popular cox ers.

I Jam Session Samttel Dim 's.

()7 t)1.\'ilhsdale Road. 433 (11117. 3.311PIII. Free.

I Live Music The (iatliottse. 15 l'nion Street. 348 6606. 7pm. ()i'er- 14s shim. N(i.\l-promoted night of local bands.

I Live Music The 13th Note Cafe. 5060 King Street. 55.3 1638. 9pm. .\'orth (ilasgtm (‘ollege shoucase.


I Transfusion, Endorphin and 1,: debaser Ilei'iot-Watt I'niversity l'nion. i" Riccarton. 451 5333. 9pm. Free. Dark indie sounds from 'I‘ranst‘usion \sho't'e toured

u ith the likes of .\1ansun and Space. Sharp cutting guitar action from Endorphin \tith electro indie. lo-ti st)1e. from debaser.

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I Celtic Connections See also folk listings.

I Runrig and Les Batinses Roin (‘oncert Hall. 3 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £18.50/L'1650. Perennial (’eltic rock taxourites. I’ur! ult'i'lfii' Connections.

I Karen Matheson and Give Way (ilit\g()\\ Cathedral. ('athedral Square. 353 8000. 8pm. £13. (’apercaillie chantetise perlorms solo material from her Time '11) l’u/l albtiiii in suitabl} hattnting

em ironment. l’urr (l/(‘Ulllt' ('oiinvi'rioni. I Rodney Crowell and Dean Owens ()lil li‘i-iiiiinurket. Albion Street. 353 8000. 10pm. £13.50f1‘exan .\'e\i (‘ountry artiste. supported b} the soulful

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11'? The Beta Band Rounding up a successful year on the road with the marvellous meandering Hot Shots // LP the Beta Band (above) finally get round to bringing their unpredictable but engrossing live show to the capital. Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. Fri 78 Jan.

ital 13th Note Benefit Show Local acts performing covers of their most cherished pop tunes all in aid of the pair of Glasgow venues. 73th Note Club. Glasgow. Fri 25 Jan.

:93 Brian Wilson After many years of steadfastly avoiding the live arena the Beach Boys' wayward genius brings us his pet SOunds. See preview. Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow. Fri 25 Jan.

.- The Electric Soft Parade The release of their debut album Holes In The Wall is imminent. Expect to find it brimming wrth indie roughage and interstellar overtones. 73th Note Club. Glasgow. Sat 26 Jan.

The Cooper Temple Clause and Biffy Clyro A good stodgy double bill of indie ruckus to keep the winter chills at bay. TCTC might look like they've been thrown out of Suede but they rock like a Brit At The Drive-1n. La Belle Ange/e. Edinburgh. Mon 29 Jan; King Tut's. Glasgow. Tue 30 Jan.

.; NME Carling Awards Tour Andrew WK, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The Coral and Lostprophets make up this year's quartet of great white rock

hypes hopes with the onus unsurprisineg on rawk. Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow. Sun 27 Jan.

1. Bill Janovitz More bloody indie guitar boys. this time it's the turn of the veteran Buffalo Tom frontman who specialises in wistful grungy balladeering. King Tut's. Glasgow. Wed 30 Jan.

croon of the lielsons frontman ()wens. Part of (elite ('mtm'i'lions.

I King Prawn and Whitmore King Tut‘s Wah With Hut. 37321 St Vincent Street. 331 537‘). 8.30pm. £6 plus booking fee. ()ver- I-ls show. Iixcitable ska-punk combo seemineg shackled to the touring circuit. I Josephine and The Needles Nice'n'SIeaz}; 431Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Iidinburgh and Aberdeen-based indie rockers.

I Cosmos Strauberr') Fields. 56 ()su‘ald Street. 331 7871. 7.30pm. £4. (irunge.

I Texas Express Grand Ole ()pr). I’aisle} Road Toll. 43‘) 5396. 7.30pm. £3 (£3 members). Country.

I Abba Disco Party Bourbon Street. 108 (ieorge Street. 553 01-11. 7pm. £5 t£13.50 \silh dinneri. Featuring an Abba tribute act.


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