Square. High Street. 226 0931. 8.30pm. £3. Old school Edinburgh punks Threats headline.

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I Mclusky. Cat Kills 6 and Smokescreen King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5 plus booking fee. Derivative but energetic punky Welshmen with attitude.

I Hell is for Heroes, Haywire and Second Skin The Cathouse. 15 L'nion Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £7.50. over- 14s. [into rock posturings from the promising Hell is for Heroes more forward thinking ril'l‘age in support.

I The New Blues Surfers Studio One. Grosyenor Hotel. (irosyenor Terrace. 341 6516. 9pm. Free. Blues covers and originals.

I Acoustic Jam Nice‘n‘Slealy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Free drink for participants.


I Cex Venue. 17—21 Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £tbc. See Sun 9.

I August81, Post Diluvian, Macrocosmica and Nixie Kye Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 9pm. £4 (£3). Hard rock. angular guitars and indie.


I Dillinger Four Bridge Centre. Poldrate. 7pm. £7. Minnesota based punks tour their latest album .S‘irmrtimiisr Comedy.


I Brendan Benson, Carlito and Driverdown King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6 plus booking fee. Benson has caused a stir recently with his White Stripes support slots.

I Knuckledust, Special Move, 50 Calibre and Divide Nice‘n'Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. £5.

I Den Alma and Spiro Spero West 13th. 13 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8pm. Free. The latter bands feature members of Suckle.

I Tiger Style, Arcane and No Middle Ground The l3rh .\'ote (‘ate 50—60 King Street. 553 1638. 8pm.

I Stuart’s Session L'isge Beatha. 232 Woodlands Road. 564 1596. 9pm. Free.


I Mclusky and Senator The Venue. 17—21 Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. Driving. energetic. hard-edged punk rock is the order of the day on their debut album. McLus/s'y [)0 I )u/lus.

I Super Hi-tops, Fe: and Ambient Days Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 9pm. £4 (£3). A night of funk. rock and indie from Captain Crabtree Promotions.

Wednesday 1 2


I Paul Kelly, Kinetic and Waytooblue King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7.50 plus booking fee.

I Oxes, Sam’s Hot Car Lot, Fighting Red Adair and I’m Being Good Barlly (formerly the 13th .\'ote Club). 260 Clyde Street. 243 2177. 8.30pm. £5. Bostonian instrumentalists ()xes top an excellent bill ()1 math rock headluck. Lookout for ()xes' magical gutar riser. where the guitarists not the lowly drummer is eleyated for all to see on stage.

I Astrid Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. £3. Jangly. melodic summery combo Astrid play the next in a series of intimate Brel gigs.

The Music and the Coral A double bill niftin illustrating the future is bright with heady psychedelic rock from the Music and eclectic skanking pub funk from the Coral (pictured). Should be ace. Oil/7U. Glasgow. Sun 76 Jun.

Coldplay A low-key show to road test tracks from the forthcoming album A Rush of B/ood to the Head. which is due out at the end of August. Queen's Hall. Edinburgh, Wed 79 Jun.

Brian Wilson A swift return for the king of California surf pop eccentricity. Still magical despite the quirks. Playhouse. Edinburgh, Wed 72 Jun.

Television The legendary virtuoso New York quartet who were way too smart to be punk may have been overshadowed by Blondie and Talking heads back in the day but will show in this ultra rare appearance that some things get better with age. See preview. Liquid Boom. Edinburgh, Mon 77 Jun.

Live + Loud All the pop moppets of the hour gather for a day of fluff headed by the derisible Westlife but rescued from the dumper by the slinky Sugababes and the ever perky Sophie Ellis—Bextor. See preview. Be/iahouston Park, Glasgow. Sun 76 Jun.

The Libertines Spunky Londoners who add an acidic edge and mouthy attitude to their excellent indie guitar swagger. Their new single ‘What A Waste' is a true moment of genius. See singles reviews. Barf/y, Glasgow. Fri 7 Jun.

Raging Speedhorn Big bad metal bastards holding up Brit rock heritage (Motomead and . . .erm. Iron Maiden?) as the basis for their nasty storming teen thrash anthems. The kids really are all right. See preview . Cathouse, G/asgow. Sun .9 Jun.

I Blue Movie The (‘atliouse 15 l'nion Street. 248 6606. 7.45pm. £3.50 lathance). £4 (tltiot‘). ()\'et‘— 14s shim.

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