Their dour demeanour and predilection for antique navy uniforms and taxidermy shouldn't detract from the fact that that British Sea Power's new single ‘Childhood Memories' is a modest work of emotive genius. On record. hearing flashes of the Psychedelic Furs. Billy Childish. early Pulp and Talking Heads are just the half of it; live is where they really deliver.

I British Sea Power play King Tut's. Glasgow. Wed 23 Oct.

Saturday 26


I Grandmaster Flash Midi lli-t‘i. Queen Margaret l'nion. 22 lfttiversity (iardens. 33‘) ‘)784. ‘)pm. £12.50. See Fri 25.

I Fun Lovin’ Criminals Barrowland. 244 (iallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £17.50. ()ver- 14s show. The w ise-cracking New Yorkers. equal parts lounge lizards and bejewelled hottteboys. persist with their never-ending tottr schedule whiclt always sees them get a frenzied welcome in Scotlattd. even if they haven't troubled the charts for a wltile now.

I Slim Whitman Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. 8pm. £17.50/£l6.50/£l5. liasy listening iii a country style.

I Brendan Benson Barfly lfortnerly the 13th Note (‘ltibL 260 ('lyde Street. 0870 ‘)07 0‘)‘)‘). 8.30pm. £6.50. See preview for tltis latest favourite son of Detroit. We've had litninem. we've had Kid Rock. now it's Benson‘s turn. evett if he doesn't have a whole lot iti common witlt those particular peers.

I Terra Diablo, Julia Thirteen attd Macrocosmica Kiitg 'l‘ut‘s Wah Wah lltit. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £5. Triple hill of (ilasgow-based alternative rock favourites.

I Wolf Colonel and Stanton The ch Note ('afe. 507 60 King Street. 553 1638. ‘)pm. £3. For some reason wayward Yanks Wolf (‘olonel love Scotland and reappear again to play sotne of their excellent scttz/y bttt charming indie crank. I Open Stage Blues Jam Nice'n'Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. 2pm. Free. Weekly blues-based session.

I Robbie and the Brothers (irand ()le ()pry. l’aisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5396. 7.30pm. £3 (£2 tnembersl. livening of country standards.

I Robbie Williams Tribute Bourbon Street. 108(ieorge Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£16.50 with dinner).

I Open Stage The Hall Bar. loo Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 4 8pm. Free. Weekly session for local musicians.

I Gecko The Halt Bar. 160 Woodlattds Road. 564 1527. ‘)pm. Free.

I Solution .\tc(‘huill‘s. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.

I Jamie Barnes and Cochise MacSorley's. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. 6pm. Free. Residency for the R&B veteran.

I Waterloo Sunset MacSorley's. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. ‘)pm. Free.

I Kong Samuel Dow‘s. 67 ‘)l Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. Rock.


I Imperial Racing Club, Wildtype and Haiku:My:lO The Mereat. 28 West Mailland Street. 225 3861. 7.30pm. £4. Triple bill of indie action from sortie smart local acts.

I Gin Goblins The Tron. ‘) Hunter Square. lliglt Street. 226 003 l. 8.30pm. £3. lidinburgh's favourite. if not only. horror punks.


I The Vines, Nada Surf and The Bandits Barrowland. 244 (iallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £12.50. ()oh. ('raig Nicholls. he's so era/y. best hand since Nirvana. yada. yada . . . What is all the fttss about the Vines'.’ A competent indie rock band for sure. bttl look elsewhere for your saviottrs. if you tttust.

I Saturday Night at the Movies Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renlield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £1 l/£‘). (‘elebration of the drive-in doo-wop sounds of the 50s attd 60s. as pastiched by Grease attd American Graffiti.

I Four Star Mary and Endorphin King Tut's Wah Wah lltit. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £7. (‘ollege rock combo with Buffy connections.

I Room 213 The (‘athottse. l5 l'nion Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. ()ver- 14s show. I Sick on the Bus Barfly (formerly the ch Note ('lubl. 26f) (‘lyde Street. 0870 ‘)07 0‘)‘)‘). 8.30pm. £5.

I Cex Nice'n'Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)pm. £3. lilectronica boflitt wlto records for Mogwai's Rock Action label attd claims he is the world's greatest entertainer. His tnttm probably agrees; everyone else be wary of shattering his illusions.

I Stonewhisper, Coolerking attd Son The 13th Note ('afe. 50 -60 King Street. 553 1638. ‘)pm. £3.

I Cutler and Tantra Strawberry Fields, 56 ()swald Street. 221 7871. 7.30pm. £4. ()ver-l4s show. Rock.

I Texas Express (irand ()le ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5396. 7.30pm. £3 (£2 members). (‘ountryz

I The Cobramatics The Seotia. 112 114 Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free. Residency.

I Big Blues Jam Studio One. (irosvenor Hotel. (irosvenor Terrace. 341 6516. 6pm. Free. Hosted by the New Blues Surfers with contributions frotn Stttdio ()ne regulars such as Rev Doe and the Nimmo Brothers.

I Phil’s Sunday Session lfisge Beatha. 232 Woodlands Road. 564 15‘)6. 6pm. Free. Bring your own instrument.


I Toploader and Alex Lloyd Motherwell (‘oncert Hall. 01698 267 515. 7.30pm. £17.50. No age restriction on this show. Popular pub rock combo with a mystifying capacity for selling large quantities of their albums embark on the first of four Scottish dates.


0Jon Spencer Blues Explosion The Liquid Room. ‘)c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. £12. The scu/I-blues. post punk trio that is the JSBX is a delight to behold live. New album I’luslit' Fang is a 50s B-Movies soundtrack crossed with sortie Wu Tang (‘lan and Bo 1)idd|ey. Ace.

I Queen Adreena and (x) is greater than (y) The Venue. l7 2t (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £‘). Daisy (‘hainsaw vocalist Katie Jane (‘iarside and guitarist (‘rispin (irey continue with their punk. rock. metal lunacy Queen Adreetta.


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James Grant Singer songwriter second to none

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Wrigley Sisters Fresh folk from Orkney Tickets £8 (£5 conc.)

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I Nana Mouskouri Festival Theatre. 13 2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm. £18.50 £22.50. Bespectacled (irecian babe popular back in the swinging 70s with her quaint folky tunes. And still popular with the same folks these days. tnost likely.

I Credible Noise Festival Bongo (‘lub. 14 New Street. 558 7604.

noon 1 lpnt. £6. Thirteen battds from across Scotland provide eleven hours of extreme metal. bands include: Madman ls Absolute. ('hurn. Zillah. (iodplayer. In Decades Decline. Set [it Silence. lirrata. Stand l'p (itiy. Kaddish. Second Skin. Spin Drift. liye attd Threshold Siks. Nasty. I co-Lab Reid (‘oncert Hall. lidinburgh l'niversity. Bristo Square. 668 201‘). 10am 2pm. Free. Open workshop for composers. sound artists and more working in digital media. live electronics. computer games etc. For tickets contact colab(a part of the dialogues 2002 new digital music festival.

Monday 28


I Will, Gareth and Zoe SI-L(‘(‘. Finttiestott Quay. 0870 040 4000. 7pm. £25/£22.50. liven on tour. Will cannot escape the young upstart (iareth snapping at his heels. as he has done all this year in their bi/arrely amiable chart ‘battle‘. Feisty young Zoe returns to deafen tis all with her force-ten vocal chords.

I Smash Hits Poll Winners Tour (‘lyde Auditorium. Sli(‘(‘. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. 7pm. £17.50. Bad scheduling for the teettybop kids tonight as Sinus/t Hits take their show on the road. featuring appearances by Sugababes. Bla/itt’ Squad. 11 6’; (‘laire and So Solid member Harvey among others.


Thurs 24 Oct

Sat 23 Nov


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