I Acoustlca Cabaret Voltaire. 36-38 Blair Street. 220 6176. 11pm. Free (voluntary contributions on exit). A new night of acoustic sounds offering varied line-ups from Edinburgh’s finest singer/songwriters. And remember no cover versions allowed.

Tuesday 21 .


I Mouth Muslc Strathclyde Suite. Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £12.50 . Multi- cultural mix of the traditional and contemporary. helmed by Martin Swan. Part of Celtic Connections.

I One Mlnute Sllence The Cathouse. 15 Union Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £8. Over-145 show. Heavy Britrock combo. still touring like demons and making a comeback with a new record deal and EP.

I Reuben, Mercury Tllt Switch and Dead or American King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Young Britrock trio who have toured with oor ain Biffy Clyro. Support from Dundonian altemarockers Mercury Tilt Switch who released their debut album Brundle Kid to encouraging acclaim. I FAO Jesus and Aereogramme Stereo (formerly West 13th). 11—13 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8pm. £2. Album launch for FAO Jesus with solo support from Aereogramme.

I Stlgma The 13th Note Cafe. 50—60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3. Heavy rock.

I Aether Flux and Anclent Munsters Tchai Ovna. 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. Free. A skewed electronica and indie mix from Aether Flux.

I Phll’s Session Uisge Beatha. 232 Woodlands Road. 564 1596. 9pm. Free.


I Supergrass, Ed Harcourt and The Ravonettes Corn Exchange. New Market Road. Gorgie. 443 2437.

' 7.30pm. £17.50. They may not be the

most versatile of pop beasts but Supergrass‘ exponential growth from pub rock tykes to big time players has been completely convincing. A great. if modest new album proves thatjust because your contemporaries were Cast. you're not ready for the dumper yet.

Thursday 23

: Glasgow

~ I The Waterboys Royal Concert

Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000.

. 7.30pm. £18.50 . Quality Celtrock from

the ultra charismatic Mike Scott and band who will play both acoustic and electric sets. Part of Celtic Connections.

I Gus Ous and Venus Hum King

Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent

Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8.50. See

' preview for Icelandic dance collective

Gus Gus.

I Bob Geldol Grand Hall. Kilmamock. 01563 554 900. See Wed 22.

I Ten Foot Pole and Venerea The Cathouse. 15 Union Street. 248 6606. 7.30 m. £7.50. Over-14$ show. I ngh oller, the Funjl Munks and the Stlck Flndlays The Cellar Bar. Ramada Jarvis (Ingram) Hotel. 100 Miller Street. Info: 553 2515.

1 8.30pm. Free. . I Gary Kemp Tinderbox. 189 Byres

Road. 339 3108. 9pm. Free. No. not

; that Gary Kemp.

Wednesday 22 5

f I Jam Session Samuel Dow‘s.


I Bob Geldof and Hoogle Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £16. The rumpled philanthropist embarks on his Sex. Age and Death tour. Part of Celtic Connections.

I Taproot and Pulse Ultra The Garage. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332

l 120. 7.30pm. £7. Over-14s show. Taproot made an impression here supporting Deftones and Linkin Park in a cavernous SECC in 2001. Now they remain the only slice of that rock cake to make the breakthough. the album Welcome is hoped to change all that. Both them and Pulse Ultra follow the same muscular new metal path of big riffs and even bigger choruses.

I Neko Case and Monlca Queen Barfly. 260 Clyde Street. 0870 907 0999. 8pm. £8. See preview for the alt.country diva.

I Snudge, Incar Stereo and Pylot The Cathouse. 15 Union Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £4. Over-14s show. Rock/metal. Is it just me or is Snudge a great name for a band?

I Terminal Blue and Squander Pllots The 13th Note Café. 50—60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3. Eclectic grooves from the internationally varied headliners and electrorock topped with female chanteuse from Squander Pilots.

I Lummox Stereo (formerly West 13th). 11—13 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8 m. Free.

I Cyc e at Zen and Mlnus 3 The

Cellar Bar. Ramada Jarvis (Ingram) Hotel. 100 Miller Street. Info: 553 2515. 8.30pm. Free.

I Jo Mango Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. Free. Laidback acoustic sounds.

I Acoustlc Open Stage The Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9pm. Free.

I Rhythm Rogues 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 Rutabega Tchai Ovna. 42 Otago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. Free.

67—71 Nithsdale Road. 423 0107.

8.30 m. Free.

I L ve Muslc Nice‘n’Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Adorno Records. the people who brought you the top compilation Rock Mess Monsters host a night with line- up to be confirmed.

I lee Muslc The 13th Note Café. 50-60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3.

NGM Records. the label affiliated to

North Glasgow College host a night.

I lee Muslc Strawberry Fields. 56 Oswald Street. 221 7871. 7.30pm. Over—14$ show.


I Endorphln and Hennlsl Heriot-

Watt University Union. Riccarton. 451 5333. 9pm. Free. Sharp cutting guitar action from Endorphin. Students and their guests only.

i I Out of the Bedroom Waverley Bar. 1 St Mary‘s Street. 557 1050.

9pm—midnight. Free. See Thu 16. I Full on nghts The Canons’ Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 4481. 9pm. £2.

See Thu 16.


I Bob Oeldof Palace Theatre. 9 Green Street. 01563 554900. £16. See Wed 22.

Glasgow I Eddl Reader and the RSNO

? and the John McCusker Band

1 Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall

i Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £15—£20 .

Very special collaboration which is the culmination of Reader‘s quest to

~ unearth little known Burns songs. With

support from Kate Rusby‘s mohicaned

f fiddle-wielding hubby. Part of Celtic Connections.

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