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: 287 551 1.
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
I Counting Crows Barrowland. 244 (iallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £15 pllls hooking lee. Adam 1)uritl and his worthy songcratt sidekicks pla)‘ tracks lt‘onl their new album Hard (3(IIl(/_\' and other sleep} :\()R dirges.
I Matthew, the Mink Lungs, Korova and Carson Barth (t‘ormerl) 13th Note('1ubl. 260 (‘lyde Street. 0870 907 099‘). 8.30pm. £5. Pleasantly jangl} guitarslingers from over the pond with the Mink Lungs indulging in some ol that garage malarkey that everyone\ talking about.
I Veda, PMX, Breenje, Bert is Evil and Almighty Me The (‘athouse 15 l'nion Street. 248 6606. 7.15pm. £4.50. ()Ver-14s show. Line-tip ol' skate punk bands.
I Vinyl Reverb, Fat Monkey and High Roller Nice'n'Sleal)‘. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. ()pm.
I Coolerking and Afterglow The 13th Note ('ale. 50-60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3.
I Rutabega West 1301. 13 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8pm. £1. I Rithamutha .\le(‘huills. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I Canvist Studio ()ne. (irosvenor Hotel. (irosvenor 'I‘errace. 341 6516. ()pm. Free. Soul. blues and rock covers.
I Paul Dickson Beanscene. S (‘resswell Lane. 334 6776. Split. l’ree. Acotistic music.
I The Sugabeats Tchai ()x'na. 43 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. Free.
I The Vagabonds The Scotia.
ll2 ll-l Sloekwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free. Residency.
I Jam Session Samuel Dow's. ()7 ()1 Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. I Live Music MacSorleyK. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. 9pm. Free. 'l'hree local bands;
I Live Music 'l'inderhox. 18‘) Bytes Road. 33‘) 3108. 9pm. Free.
I Kelpie, Neil Thomson and Lisa Laird The .‘Vlercat. 28 West Maitland Street. 225 3861. Xpm. £4. A night ol' contemporary ('eltic singer/songwriters. I Cicero Buck and Sunshine Delay The Village. 16 South l-‘ort Street. 478 7810. 8pm. £5. liormed in Nashville in 1998 (‘icero Buck tour in support ol‘ their debut album. and Sunshine Delay pro\ ide an acoustic set of Americana.
32 THE LIST 22 Aug—i) Sep 2002
BOOK POP EASYWORLD Barfly, Glasgow, Wed 28 Aug
Waving not drowning
‘Three-piece with a female bassist like Hilary from . . .’ snip, rip and crumple. That’s where the JJ72 comparisons end and Easyworld begin. This isn’t a snivelting tribute to Mark Greaney’s reedy screams about snow, these are life-affirming songs careering from lust to loathing and released in album form in May of this year. Thank you for finally joining us.
Easyworld formed in 2000 in OAP utopia Eastbourne, home to the tragically talentless Toploader. Fired up by the boredom of their surroundings, Dav(id) Ford (vocals/guitars) met Glenn Hooper (drums) in a local record shop and after some disastrous gigs and the sacking of their ‘Locomotion’-loving bassist, they came across Jo Taylor. With the line-up complete, Easyworld put out mini album Better Ways to Self-Destruct on Fierce Panda 3 year later. However, the first single ‘Try Not to Think’ from their debut proper, This is Where I Stand, wasn’t released until March this year on Jive and signalled the point where guitar Britain opened one sleepy eye and took its first peek at the trio.
And what a sight: the frisky guitar pop torpedoed previous falsetto warblers; daddy wasn’t an alcoholic, he was a high-pitched, bi-polar speed freak, and it was an indication of more melodic swoop and soar to come. Packed to the brim with such gems as ‘A Stain to Never Fade”s lovelorn musings, the speedily infectious ‘Bleach’ with its punky paean to death by liquid and sexily woozy guitars of ‘You and Me’, the band’s debut has been slowly trickling into peoples’ consciousness ever since.
Easyworld continue the conversion with this live date at the Barfly, and a rockingly reworked version of ‘You and Me’ by Oasis/Ash producer Owen Morris is out in September. If its sleazy, fuzz-filled come-on doesn’t convince you, then their superbly clattering cover of ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’ on the B-side will; Ford easily squares up to Sandy on those high notes and you can’t help but feel that Danny would fall for it first time. Isn’t it time you caught up? (Camilla Pia)
I ‘You 8 Mc' IS out 5) Sop on Jive.
I One Night of Queen Magnum 'liheatre. llarbourside. 01294 278381. Spin. £6.50. Slim in I/Il’ll' [5m winner (Bar) Mullen heads the tribute to 1"reddie .\lercur_\ et al.
I Bulb, Dead Fly Buchowski and Ghijk Barll} (lormerl) 1301 Note ('lubi. 260('1)de Street, (1870 ()07 099‘). S. l 5pm. £4.
I Tigerstyle and Lucid \ice‘n‘Slea/y 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 0637. 9pm.
I The Wde West 13th. 13 Kehinhaugli Street. 576 5018. Spm. liree. ()ualit} jangle rock l'rom the Rough Trade Records stable. All the recommendation )ou need reall}. I 5 Storeys High, Overlook and Rithamutha lair} Muir} s. 06 .\1a\\\ ell Street. 221 6511. ‘)pm. £4. including entr} to post-gig club.
I Boots and Saddles (il'illltl ()le ()pl')‘. J’aislc} Road loll. 42‘) 5300. 7.30pm. £3 (£2 members). ('ountr).
I Rod Stewart Tribute Bourbon Street. 108(ieorge Street. 5.52 (ll-l l. 7pm. £5 (£14.50 with dinnerl.
I The Boogaloo Investigators 'l‘lie Brewer} 'l'ap. 1055 Sauchiehall Street. 33‘) 0643. Up. liree. Soul. lunk and Rik”.
I The Ducks .\1e(‘hui1|s. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. liree. 'l'urbo—
charged garage rock'n‘roll.
I Independence Samuel Dow‘s.
()7 ‘ll NilhsdaleRoad.4230107.S30pm. l‘ree.
I Roost .\lacSor|e_\ 's, 42 Jamaica Street. 24S S5Sl. ‘lpm. lirce.
I Imperial Racing Club, Maganese and the Dendrons 'l‘lie .\lercat. 28 West .\1ailland Street. 225 3861. Split. £4. .\ trio ol rill dri\ en melodic punk. rock and acoustic acts.
I Babacool and Teak Veneer the llone)comb. 15 17 .\'iddrie Street. 530 5540. 10.30pm. £7 (£5l. 1.ocal electronica/ rock/beats ‘n' bobs outlit llabacool launch their new lil’ with Stuart Bennett (Big Beat) on the decks.
I Stealer Nils. Balmoral Hotel. 1 Princes Street. 556 2414. ‘lpm. l‘ree. liunk- rock from lidinburgh's Stealer.
I James Grant 'l'olhoolh 'l‘heatre. Jail \\'}iid. 01.736 274000. 7.30pm. £3 (£5.50). Blues) rock t'rom low and Hone} 's James (irant l'eaturing songs lrom his solo album .l/t (Ii/ll'tlllll (i/urv
I Butterfinger, Kinness and Valhalla liast Kilbride .-\rts (critic. ()Id ('oaclt Road. 01355 261000. Spin. £6 (£4). Butterlinger pla} ps)chedelic liunk.
' Gig on the Green Slipknot. the Streets. the Vines. Jane's Addiction and the White Stripes are among the Quality draws at the third annual two-day. city- centre rock fest. See feature. Glasgow Green, Sat 24 8. Sun 25 Aug.
Suede After what seems like an eternity in ‘recording' limbo Brett Anderson and cohorts are ready to unveil this year's model. The new single 'Positivity' lives up to its name and is indicative of the album as a whole. Be among the first to hear the fruits of their labour at this intimate show. See preview and ticket competition. Liquid Room, Edinburgh. Mon 2 Sep.
Easyworld Spriter English indie pop trio who have their latest single ‘You and Me' revamped by Owen ‘Oasis' Morris in preparation for their first chart assault. Barf/y, Glasgow. Wed 28 Aug.
Bis, the Magnificents and ProForma A clash of the resistors. chips and circuits with three ace live maverick electronica acts on one hearty bill. Djinniditto is the mastermind behind this new night: just don‘t call it electroclash. Ego. Edinburgh. Fri 30 Aug.
Buster Williams Quartet The dextrous veteran bassist cut his teeth with Hancock and Davis but leads his own wayward gang in a rare Scottish date. Bridge jazz Bar. Edinburgh, Thu 22 Aug.
The Wrigley Sisters The Orkadian twins delight with their bewitching tunes on fiddle and guitar. Stirling Folk Club. Stirling, Mon 26‘ Aug.
I Gig on the Green (ilasgow Green. 0870 9033444. Noon. £05 (weekend) £35 (one day). See feature for lull line up and running times for this two-day rock test.
I Freeway Nice‘n'Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Darren Hanlon and James William Hindle \Vest 13111. (3 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 3pm. l‘ree. x\e0tlstie indie pop in it Lemonheads style.
I Area 39 and Remo Dallas The 13th .\'ote (are. 50 60 King Street. 553 1638. 0pm. £3. 'I'eehno.
I Sunset (irand ()le ()pi'}'. Paisley Road loll. 42‘) 5306. 7.30pm. £3 (£2 members). (‘ountry