Music rock & pop listings

Sat 1 8, Glasgow

I Cloudshow and The Electric Spirit Strawberry Fields. 56 ()swald Street. 221 7871. 7.30pm. £4. including entry to post-gig club.

I Texas Gun (irand ()le ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 42‘) 53‘)6. 7.30pm. £3 (£2 members). (‘ountry.

I Rod Stewart/Tina Turner Bourbon Street. 108 (ieorge Street. 552 ()141. 7pm. £5 (£16.50 with dinner).

I Open Stage The Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 4-8pm. Free. Weekly session for local musicians. I La Chunky and Graham Robertson The Hall Bar. (60 Woodlands Road. 564 1527. ‘)pm. Free. liclectic sounds from La (‘hunkyu Acoustic guitar pop from the ex-Htickster man.

I The Cobramatics Mc('huills. 4() High Street. 552 2135. ‘).30pm. Free. RM).

I Backstreet Samuel Dow‘s. ()7 ‘)t Nithsdale Road. 423 ()107. 8.30pm. Free. I Jamie Barnes and Cochise MacSorleys. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. 6pm. Free. Residency for the R&B veteran.


I Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan The Venue. 17 ~21 ('alton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £10. This rootsy rocker makes his Scottish debut aiid shows his cache of soulftil tunes.

I “no Canoes and Trip Fontaine & The Electric Soup The Maltiiigs. 81 r 85 St [.eonards Street. 667 5946. ‘).30pin. Free. Melodic rock from reformed 80s act Two (‘anoes alid the poptastic psycliedelia of Trip Fontaine. I Starry Wisdom Cult, Deaden Stereo and Screemer The Mel‘citt. 28 West Maitlaiid Street. 225 3861. 7.30pm. £3. Moody. alternative metal from SW(‘. arid a dotible bill of indie rock from l)caden Stereo and Screemer. I Stealer N.B.‘s. Balmoral Hotel. 1 Princes Street. 556 2414. ‘)pm. Free. Funk-rock from 1idinburgli's Stealer.


0 Kylie Sli(‘(‘. Finnieston Quay. ()87() ()40 4000. SOLD ()t'T. See Fri 17.

O Dot Allison Kiiig Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £6.50 pltis booking fee. See pre-

I Kevin Montgomery The Ferry. ('lyde Place. 42‘) 1010. 8pm.£11. Rootsy sitiger/songwriter.

I MeNdEeD, Co-Exist and Broken Oath The ('athoiise. 15 t'nion Street. 2486606. 7.45pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). ()ver-14s show.

I Paul Burch and John Miller Victorian Bar. Tron Theatre. 'l‘rongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £7.50 (£5.50). Burch is the vibes player in Lanibchop btit. like many members of that band. he has his own musical projects going. encompassing a variety of Americana styles. Support from Radio Sweethearts vocalist Miller. l’url o/‘lfig Big (‘oimiryz I New Jersey Shoreline, Solution and The Founder Effect Nice'n’Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)pm.

I Playboys and Cimarron (il‘itlltl ()1e()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 42‘) 53‘)6. 7.30pm. £3 (£2 members). ('ountry.

I Big Blues Jam Studio One. (irosvenor Hotel. (il‘()s\cll()r 'l‘errace. 341 6516. 6pm. Free. Featuring Rev 1)oc alid the Niiiiiiio Brothers.

I The Cobramatics The Scotia.

112 124 Stockwell Street. .552 8681. 4pm. Free. Rth residency.

I Steff’s Sunday Session t'isge Beatlia. 232 Woodlands Road. 564 15‘)6. 5pm. Free. Bring your own instrument.


I Dovetail and Alfonso Bongo (‘Iuh. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 8pm. £3. 1)oublebi11 of indie rock.

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I The Listening Room The Blue Blazer. 2 Spittal Street. 22‘) 5030.

8 10pm. £2 suggested donation. See Sun 12; lndigo Monkey and Rowena & (iary perform today.

Monday 20


I Dina Carroll (‘lyde Auditorium. SF.('(’. Finiiieston Quay. 0870040 4000. £25/£22.50 plus booking fee. M()R diva plays her rescheduled date.

I Del Amitri Barrowland. 244 (iallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £16 plus booking fee. See Thurs ‘).

I Blue Oyster Cult The Ferry. (‘lytle Place. 42‘) 1010. 8pm. £20. Noodly 70s rockers best remembered for the fab proggy symphony that is ‘1)on‘t Fear The Reaper".

I Honeyboy Hickling Studio One. (irosvenor Hotel. (irosvenor Terrace. 341 6516. ‘)pm. Free. Harmonica virtuoso.

I Acoustic Jam Nice’n’Slca/y. 42) Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)pm. Weekly open session with a free beverage of your choice for participants.


I Indigo Echo, Terminal Blue and Templeton Peck Venue. 17 21 ('alton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £4/£5 Triple bill of local rock/pop acts.


I Reoccurring, Muterberi and Breschnev Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wyiid. ()1786 274000. 8pm. £4 (£2.50). Prolo-pop from Reoccurring. grunge from local lads Muterberi with political statements combined with samples from Breschnev.


I Easyworld and The Moonies King Tut‘s Wah Wafi Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. ()ver-14s show. Indie combo preparing for the release of their debut album This Is 11'lii'n' I Stand.

I Stuart’s Session t'isge Beatlia. 232 Woodlands Road. 564 15‘)6. ‘)pm. Free.


I Debaser, Lifeform 281, Kirby, Tigerstyle and Boomhauer Bongo (’lub. 14 New Street. 558 7604. ‘)pm. £3. Bonsai Noi/e welcomes this night of alternative iiiusic and hard rockin’ with spoken word antics. 1)Js aiid video projections to keep you amused.

Wednesday 22


I [spunge] Queen Margaret t'nion. 22 l'niversity (iardens. 33‘) ‘)784. 7.30pm. £7.50 pltis booking fee. ()ver- 14s show. linergetic ska-punk outfit from 'l‘ewkesbiiry with new single ‘Junip On Demand in the pipeline.

I Zeke, RC5 and The Dukes Of Nothing Barfly (formerly 13th Note (‘1ub). 260 (‘lyde Street. 8pm. £7. Fine- tip of muscular acts bending hardcore punk and rock‘ii'roll influences ilito new shapes.

I Slumber Party and Pariah King Tut's Wah Wafi Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £5 plus booking fee.

I The Sundowns Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4‘)66. 8.30pm. Free. lidiiiburgh- based country rock.

I Acoustic Open Stage The llalt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 564 1527. ‘)pm. Free.

I Live Music The ('athouse. 15 l'iiioii Street. 248 6606. 7.45pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). ()ver-14s show.


0 Four Tet and Manitoba Bongo ('lth. 14 New Street. 558 7604. ‘)pm. £3. 1.i\e organic electroiiica from these

experimental and truly innovative artists. See preview.

I Kin (‘afe Royal Bistro Bar. 17 West Register Street. 557 4792. ‘)pm. £1. New venue for this weekly acoustic open stage for poems. comedy. songs and music. Performers welcome book a slot before ‘)pm.


I Horse The Ferry. ('lyde Place. 42‘) 1010. 7.30pm. £14. Loyally patronised sitiger/songwriter who will no doubt be crooning to a ftill house.

I King Prawn and Whitmore King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8pm. £6.50 pltis booking fee. ()ver- 14s show. Further ska punk shenanigans.

I Left Hand Element, Fractal Jack, Novasmoke, Second Skin and Eyebolt The ('athousc. l5 t'nion Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £4. ()ver- 14s show. Metal Recon night.

I Fluid To Gas and Fighting Red Adair Nice‘n'Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)pm.

I Canvist Studio One. (irosvenor Hotel. (irosvenor 'I‘errace. 341 6516. ‘)pm. Free. Blues rock covers.

I Open Mic Tchai ()vna. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. Free.

I The Vagabonds The Scotia.

112- 114 Stockwell Street. 552 8681. ‘)pm. Free. Popular covers.

I Jam Session Samuel 1)()\\ ‘s.

67 “)1 Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.

I Live Music MacSorleys. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. ‘)pm. Free. Three local bands.


I Jimson Trance and Requiem Heriot-Watt l'iiiversity t'nion. Riccarton. 451 5333. ‘)pm. Free. ’l'lioughtful indie from Jimson 'I‘raiice with retro rock froiii Requiem. Students alid their guests only. I Speakeasy Bongo ('lub. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 10.30pm. £5 (£4). Sharp suits. a house band. karaoke and cabaret all go to make tip the Speakeasy experience.


I The Proclaimers (‘oi'li fixchaiige. (‘ourt Street. 7.30pm. £17.50. Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with music from their new album I’i'rs'r'i'en'.


The dates listed below are for one-off or ticketed shows; see below section for free residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Henry Northmore and Kenny Mathieson.


I Wendy Weatherby and Friends Merchants House. 7 West (ieorge Street. 334 ‘)757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50 £4). The popular Scottish jazz \‘(iL‘ltltSl is joined by pialiist Ronnie (‘arrtithers and others for a programme of standards.

I Paul Towndrow Trio ('anvas. 62 Albion Street. 552 2101. 8pm. £5. Modern standards alid originals from altti-saXtiplltilllsl 'l‘owiidrow. appearing at hot new club. Sidewinder.


I James Taylor Quartet and Dr Jones La Belle Angele. Hastie's (‘lose. 225 7536. 8pm. £10 £12. Hammond- driven acid jazz front these celebrated exponents of the genre.

I Live Sciences meets lncoupereal The Beat Ja/./ Basement. 1 (‘hambers Street. 0781 1 375374. 8pm. £2 £3 (free before 10pm). lispect three sets starting at 10.30pm (approx). Hip hop with a jaw influence from this t'K act w ith vocals from Rowena Wells arid the lncoupereal M(‘s.

I Sylvia Rae Quartet Henry's Ja/l (‘ellaiz 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Mainstream and contemporary numbers from this British Jan. Award-nominated group. featuring vocalist Rae with Brian Kellock (piano). Kenny lillis (bass) and John Rae (drums).

I USE The Bridge Ja// Bar. 82 Bridge Street. 478 2510. ‘)pm. Free. (iiiitarist Malcom MacFarlane leads this high energy ja/l ftiiik fusion outfit. with Bra/ilian influences.

I Moph and Red Centre Bongo ('lub. 14 New Street. 558 7604. ‘).30pm. £4. Double bill to help celebrate the last ever night of live jaw and funk cliib Indigo.

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Saxophonist Jan Garbarek's last visit to Edinburgh was in the company of the Hilliard Ensemble. playing their hugely Successful music from two ECM albt ms. Off/cairn and Mnemosyne. Havnig spent the best part of a year on the road with the Hilliards. Garbarek says: 'It is time to pick tip where 1 left oft With my (iua'tet. With Rainer Bruninghaus. Eberhard Weber and Marilyn Ma/ur. It'll be back to busuiess as usual this time.‘ Jan and his cohorts play at the Usher Hall. and a new two-CD retrospective of his work for ECM is due out shortly. as part of a new series of such collections under the very ECM-ish series title :ra/i/ni. (Kerny


I Jan Cgizi/‘ba/‘ek Quartet. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sun 12 May: