Music rook & pop listings

Sat 25


0 The Mercat Festival The Mercat. 28 West Maitland Street. 225 3861. lpm—lam. £4. ()penittg night of the second Mercat Festival with a mix of indie. rock and tttore from the likes of Stealer. .»\(‘ Rid. lttdafusion. the Bottlenecks. Dropkick. l)ry Riser.

I Django Kill, My Electric Love Affair and Major Major The Tron. ‘) Hunter Square. High Street. 226 ()‘)3 l. 8.30pm. £3. Night of angular guitars. psychedelic rock and tnore.


I Jason Ringenberg Tolhootli Theatre. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Country with guts from former frontman of Nashville‘s Jason & The Scorchers. With special guest Tom (Welland.


I Vonda Shepard and Peter Stuart Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £20/£ l 8.50 plus credit card hooking fee. Tedious chanteuse who pops tip in Ally McBeal to soundtrack the heroine‘s emotional travails. (iood grief.

The Proclaimers and Tippi .‘ylotherwell (‘ivic ('entre. 0l6‘)8 302 ‘)‘)‘). 7pm. U050 pltls hooking fee. See Thu 23 May. Support frotn (ilasgow— hased sitiger/songwriter Tippi.

I Jason Ringenberg and Tom Clelland Victorian Bar. Tron 'l'heatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £7.50. Yes. it really is Jason from Jason & The Scorchers. hailed many moons ago as the next big thing in folk-orientated rocking. l'nfortunately for him. Rii.\l got itt there in the glohal stakes and Ringenherg now carves otit a more modest living as a solo performer.

I Danko Jones and No Escape King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 2722) St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £6.50 pltis hooking fee. 'I’oronto-hased 2 l st century hluesman promoting his current alhtnn Born A Lion.

I Surge and Anger Of The Victim The (‘athouse. l5 l'nion Street. 248 6606. 7.45pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). ()ver- l4s show.

I Texas Express (it-and ()le ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5396. 7.30pm. £3 (£2 memhers). (’ountry.

I The Cobramatics The Scotia.

l l2 ~l24 Stockwell Street. 552 868l. 4pm. Free. R&B residency.

I Steff’s Sunday Session l‘isge Beatha. 232 Woodlands Road. 564 l5‘)6. 5pm. Free. Bring your own instrument.


0 Mercat Festival The Mercat. zs West Maitland Street. 225 386i.

lptn lam. £4. Punk. rock. indie and more from Sad Society. Wildtype. Sykik

Scotland’s No.1

Tribute Band

Fronted by ITV’s ‘Stars in Your Eyes’

Finalist David Burrows as Jon Bon Jovi


Plus Spport

Town Hall, Paisley Thurs 30th May, 2002 @ 7pm Tickets: £7.00 Paisley Arts Centre 0141 887 1010

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Vandals. Scum. ('learest l)ay. Rimjaw. 'i'wolireherh. Sphere and others to he announced.

I radiogram, Appendix Out, Vera Cruise and Tacoma Radar l.(l Belle Angele. llaslic's ('lose. 225 7536. 7pm. £5. l)ow n-heat indie euphoria from ('anada’s radiogratn. Willi support from a whole liosl ol~ like-minded local acts.

I Illegal Eagles Festiyal 'l'heatre.

l3 2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 0000. 7.30pm. £ll £l5 (£8 £l2). See Ft'i 24. I The Listening Room The Blue Bla/er. 2 Spittal Street. 22‘) 5030.

8 l0pm. £2 suggested donation. Mellow folk. rock aitd more at this new unamplilied gathering of singer/songwriters presented hy Peter Michael Rowan oliAcoustic l'nderground fame. Performing tonight are lhhy and Brandy.

I Sharon King 8. The Nevernever Cowboys The Beat Ja// Basement. l ('hamhers Street. 078]] 375374. ‘)pm. £5 (£4). Launch party for her latest alhtttn Quiddity.


I Feed Back 'lolhootli 'l‘healt‘c. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 2 5pm. £3 (£2). A chance to get advice and support in the music industry from a selection of guest speakers.


I Stacey Earle 8. Mark Stuart St Andrew ‘s in The Square. off Saltmarket. 553 Hill)”. (Split. fill). Steve's little sis and her hushand form an intuitive musical pairing. playing elegant folk and country melodies.

I The Catheters, Death By DJs and Raar King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272;) St Vincent Street. 22l 527‘). 8.30pm. £5 plus hooking fee. Whaddyaknow ‘.’ .\lore garage punk rock. Btit you can never get too much of a good thing.

I Mum Barfly (formerly l3th Note (‘luhL 260 ('Iyde Street. 243 2177. 8.30pm. £8 (advance). £6 (door). .\lum are lcelandic electronica. meaning they must he descrihed as producing ‘glacial soundscaiws' at every opportunity. .-\ hit like Sigtlt' Ros. it) other words.

I The Johnny 7 West l3th. l I I3 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 50l8. 8pm. Free. llirsute amigos playing all your layourite rock classics in a Bontempi/lounge crossover style.


Mum showcase those glacial sounds

I Micronesia and The Boy Cartographer The l3th Note ('afe. 50 60 King Street. 55.3 1638. ‘)pm.

Psy chedelic sounds and minimalist rock respecti‘vely.

I The Nimmo Brothers Studio One. (irosvenor llotel. (irosvenor 'l‘errace. 34l 6516. ‘)pm. Free. Blues regulars.

I Acoustic Jam Nice'n‘Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)pm. Weekly open session with a free heverage of your choice for participants.


0 The Mercat Festival The Mercat. 28 West .‘ylaitland Street. 225 3861. 7pm. £3. Performances from (itlllllili Bako ( Sevrin (indie). Nixie Kye (fusion rock) and Frak (punk rock caharet ).

I Hoekstra and Sunshine Delay The Village. l6 South Fort Street. 478 78l0. 8pm. £thc. .-\|t.county mixing loops and .-\mericana as l)oug lloekstra is joined hy (’hristy limmer on vocals.

I Acoustic Underground Megamike Whistlehinkies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557 5| )4. l0.30pm 2.30am. £thc. Prepare to he overwhelmed hy the power of song as 50 sitiger/songwriters take to the stage (not all at the same time). Part of the lidinhurgh Rush. Stirling

I Colin Vearncombe Tolhoolh 'l‘heatre. Jail Wy nd. ()l786 274000. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). See Fri 24.

I The Proclaimers Albert Halls. I)umharton Road. ()l786 473544. 7.30pm. £l6.50. See Thu 23.

Tuesday 28


I Maximum Rhythm’n’BIues Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Saucltiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £l7.50/£l5.50/£l3.50 pltis credit card hooking fee. The Manfreds (now without the Man). Long John let The lleartaches Begin' Baldry‘. ('hris ‘ilandhags & (iladrags' Farlowe and ('olin ‘vet‘y‘ good Xomhies ex- vocalist‘ Bluntstone offer tip their own definition of masimum R&B in this nostalgia line-up.

I The Mad Capsule Markets, Sikth and Harpies King Tut‘s Wah Wah llut. 272a St Vincent Street. 22l 527‘). 8pm. £7.50 plus hooking fee. ()ver- l4s show.

I Doug Hoekstra The 13th Note (ale. 5() (at) King Street. 553 I033.

capes at Barfly, Glasgow, Mon 27 May

Chicago-horn. Nashville-hast alternative folk singer/songwriter with two alhums and extensive liuropean touring to his name.

I Opeth The ('athouse. l5 l'nion Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6.50. ()ver- l4s show. I The Pedestrians and All My Logic Nice'n'Sleazy. 42l Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)pm.

I Appendix Out and Pioneers of Anaesthetic West l3th. ll 13 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8.30pm. Free.

I Stuart’s Session L'isge Beatha. 232 Woodlands Road. 564 1596. ‘)pm. Free.


0 The Mercat Festival The Mercat. 28 West Maitland Street. 225 386]. 7pm. £3. Matt Black Sounds host this day of singer/songwriters aitd acoustic sounds featuring Andi Neate. Sandra MacBeath. David Pollock. Mo Patterson and Peter Michael Rowan.

I ballboy, I Looked Up and The Alpha (‘alc Royal Bistro Bar. 17 West Register Street. 557 4792. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). lidinhurgh's gentle. intellectual indie types play a special unheaten show (ie no drums). Part of lidinhurgh Ruslt. I Dead Fly Bukowski, Chiasma, Debaser and Ike Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 8.30pm. £4. Rootsy blues rock front the headliners at another night of Bahy Tiger indie fun.

Wednesday 29


0 The Breeders attd Radar Brothers Queen Margaret lfnion. 22 l'niversity (iardens. 33‘) 9784. 7.30pm. £ it) plus hooking fee. See preview for the Breeders. Support frotn ('alifornian tunesmiths the Radar Brothers.

I Tom Paxton 8. Anne Hills Strathclyde Suite. Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £12.50 plus credit card hooking fee. Nanci (irifftth's favourite veteran folk trouhadour who is regarded as a latterday' \Voody (itithrie. He has recorded 34 alhums. the latest of which. I'm/er American Skies. is an alhum of duets with his tourmate llills.

I Le Tigre King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 22l 527‘). 8.30pm. £6 plus hooking fee. Spiky. groovy girl trio fronted hy riot grrrl icon and erstwhile Bikini Kill ly'nchpin Kathleett llanna.