Rock a pop

Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days betore publication for Glasgow to Fiona Shepherd at, by post or by tax on 0141 353 2803 and for Edinburgh to Henry Horthmore at, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Mark Robertson, Henry Horthmore and Fiona Shepherd.

Ticket information

Tickets for most shows can be obtained in advance from:

Tickets Scotland 239 Argyle Street. Glasgow 0141204 5151.

Tickets Scotland 127 Rose Street. Edinburgh. 0131 220 3234.

Ripping Records 91 South Bridge. 0131 226 7010.

Way Ahead 0141 339 8383.

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I Sinead O’Connor and Damien Dempsey Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £18.50 .The mercurial Ms O'Connor bewitches with her renditions of old lrish ballads -— ‘Molly Malone'. 'The Moorlough Shore' and the like which she learned as a child from members of her family. Her excellent band feature accordianist Sharon Shannon in the line- up. Part of Celtic Connections.


380 George Street 1 E inbur h ( 0131 225 34 8


Lunch from 12pm


Drlnks promos every Wednesday and Sunday from 5pm - 8pm


Uve muslc & DJs from 10pm - Sam

Mon: Mark Mowbray Tues: Guaranteed Pure Wed: The Groove Train Thurs: Guaranteed Pure Fri: Feel Good Sat: Guaranteed Pure Sun: Fuego Latino

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44 "1' LIST 16—30 Jan 2003

I Mary Coughlan Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 353 8000. 9pm. £14. lrish diva with an inimitable husky voice. ballsy attitude. droll sense of humour and terrific anecdotes. Part of Celtic Connections.

I La Chunky, Cat Kills Six and Underwood King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4. The La Chunky collective can usually be relied upon to provide some unusual spin on the traditional gig with a heady mix of electronica and pop twists.

I Koufax, Kevin Devine, Pupkin and Vader Barfly. 260 Clyde Street. 0870 907 0999. 8.30pm. £5. Headliners Koufax are an emo outfit of note who have toured with the Get Up Kids.

I Chapman, the Pedestrians, Confusion, Peregrine arid the Stand The Cathouse. 15 L'nion Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £4.50. Over- 14s show. Rock/pop line-up.

I Nlbushi Shang Hong Nice'n‘Slealy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Cosmos and Ampersand The Cellar Bar. Ramada Jarvis (lngram) Hotel. 100 Miller Street. info: 553 2515. 8.30pm. Free.

I Freefali Tinderbox. 189 Byres Road. 339 31(18. 9pm. Free. Acoustic music.

I APB Studio One. Grosvenor Hotel. Grosvenor Terrace (off Byres Road). 341 6516. 9pm. Free.

I The Vagabonds The Scotia.

112—1 14 Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free. Popular covers.

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

I Jam Session Samuel Dow's. 67—7l Nithsdale Road. 423 ()107. 8.30pm. Free.


I Big Break The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. A night of up and coming local acts.

I Moka, Cowaia, the Galaday, My Electric Love Affair and Fuse The Venue. 17—21 Calton Road. 557 3073. 8.30pm. £5. Apocalypse Entertainment present another mix of some of the best local indie bands around.

I Trainer and Mydas Heriot—Watt University L'nion. Riccarton. 451 5333. 9pm. Free. New term with hot new indie bands hitting the stage. students and their guests only.

I Out of the Bedroom Waverley Bar. 1 St Mary's Street. 557 1050. 9pm—midnight. Free. ()pen mic session for Edinburgh-based singer/songw riters. Original music only with the chance to record a set on four-track ~ just bring a blank tape.


I Dougie McLean Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £14.50/£12.50. McLean reprises last year‘s Celtic Connections concert. playing solo. then with a Celtic quintet. a seven-piece rock band and finally with the Perthshire Ensemble. Part of Celtic Connections.

I Shane MacOowan and the Popes Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 353 8000. 10pm. £18. Shane continues in his bid to outlive all his former sparring partners. The rejuvenating power of Irish folk punk must be considerable. Part of Celtic Connections.

I Kool Keith King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £12. The rap pioneer who combined sleaze and verbosity with his porno star alter egos and led the vastly underrated crew L'ltramagnetic MCs is probably most notorious for the line “smack my bitch up" from ‘Give the Drummer some' as sampled by the Prodigy. which has somewhat overshadowed his vanguard position in the hip hop fraternity.

I Akayzla Parker Borders. Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 5pm. New singer/songwriter who is influenced by the bluesy aspects of Billie Holliday. PJ Harvey and Macy Gray. Here she plays an

acoustic showcase of her debut album L'rhun Lullabies.

I Van Hlelan The Ferry. Clyde Place. 429 1010. 9pm. £5. Van Halen tribute band. Spandex and hairspray ahoy.

I My Legendary Girlfriend, Dogs Die in Hot Cars, Trundlewheel and Calvin Nice'n'Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. A mixed bag of charmed indie quirks and more malevolent rockish turns.

I Three Days Born, Spitroast and Danishlovedog Fury Murry's. 96 Maxwell Street. 221 6511.9pm. £4 (including entry to post-gig club).

I Evangeline Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £4 (£3 members). Country.

I Abba Tribute Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 ()141. 7pm. £5 (£12.50 with dinner).

I The Usual Suspects O‘Neill‘s. Merchant Square. 552 0822. 9pm. Free. Rock and pop covers.

I Independence Samuel Dow's. 67—-71 Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.

I Live Music Deathlehem. the 13th Note Cafe. 50—60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3. Three bands to be confirmed at the dedicated metal club night.


I InMe and Crackout The Venue. 17~21 Calton Road. 557 3073. 7pm. £7.50. Chorus-laden metal in the vein of incubus front this fast-rising Essex trio whose debut album ()w’rgrrm-n Eden is released this month. Support comes from Crackout who are similar. if not more indie and punkish in their outlook.

I Big Break The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. See Thu 16.

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I The Blues Night Extravaganza The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 9pm. £14. Quadruple bill of blues artists. featuring Dutch guitarist and singer. Hans Theesink with his band Blue Groove. Edinburgh's own Tam White and Glasgow's Rab Noakes with harmonica maestro Fraser Spiers. Purl ofCt'llic Cmmer'limrs.

I Left Hand Element, Second Skin, Fractal Jack and Marshan King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 27221 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5.

I The Hugh Reed Explosion The 13th Note Cafe. 50—60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3. Latest vehicle for the madness of Hugh Reed.

I Open Stage Blues Jam Nice'n'Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 2pm. Free. Weekly blues-based session.

I Roddy Hart and Pupkln Nice'n'SIeazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £4. Adorno Records night of indie ma Vic.

I Over 00k, Bear and This Familiar Smile Strawberry Fields. 56 Oswald Street. 221 7871. 7.30pm. £4. Over— 14s show. Rock line-up with the prog-glam magic of Raar sandwiched between to new comers.

I Blue Horizon Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £4 (£3 members). Country.

I Wig Warn Bamz Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 (1141. 7pm. £5 (£12.50 with dinner). Spangly tribute to the glam rock era.

I Open Stage The Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 4—8pm. Free. Weekly session for local musicians.

I Sugarman The Halt Bar. lot) Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9pm. Free.

I The Hemones MeChuill‘s. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Ramones tribute combo.

I Jamie Barnes and Cochise MacSorleys. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. 6pm. Free. Residency for the R&B veteran. I The Sex Oodz MacSorleys. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. 9.30pm. Free.


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1 Stacy Earle and Laura

Cantrell Two women with a commanding hold on the skill of breaking hearts with a country tune. They show country doesn't stop with Dolly and Tammy. with Cantrell (pictured) enjoying a homecoming show of sorts (being srnged to Glasgow's own Shoeshine Records). Part of Celtic Connections. Old Fruitmarket. Glasgow. Wed 29 Jan.

Kool Keith Half way between sleazy sex maniac and lyrical genius. twrsted rap-renegade Keith is the (spiritual) uncle of Princess Superstar. You get the idea. no? King Tut’s. Glasgow. Fri 7 7 Jan. Neko Case and Monica

Queen A more feisty and fruity pairing than Earle and Cantrell above (that sounds great. they should open a shop together). but still With the innovative twrsts on the country

cache. For Neko Case see preview.

i Barfly, Glasgow. Wed 22 Jan.

Supergrass, Ed Harcourt and The Ravonettes A rip-roaring triple bill and no mistake as the ‘Grass complement their own pop credentials with the introspective strums of Mr Harcomt and the incessant punkish rattle of the Rayonettes. Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. Wed 22 Jan. Gus Gus and Venus Hum 1 Icelandic art/mUSiC riot Gus Gus have been sneaking out emotive dancefloor-driven electropop for some years now: go see what all the l fuss is about. Support Venus Hum are worth getting there early (or too. King Tut’s. Glasgow. Thu 23 Jan. HME Awards Tour NME hit the ground running with a partly gimmicky but no less entertaining bill of sparkly new acts to make yOur winter that bit more wonderful. Barrow/and. Glasgow. Sun 26 Jan. Billy Bragg Not just an impassioned politico but a veritable cornerstone of Britain's modern songwriting tradition. Bragg lets flow with another clutch Of kitchen sink dramas and charged folk tales. Old Fruitmarket. Glasgow. Tue 28 Jan. Love with Arthur Lee Lee returns with an epic reading of his band's most lauded work. Love's 1967 masterpiece album Forever Changes. Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Wed 29 Jan.