I Echoboy and the Caesars King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5.50. Echoboy, aka Richard Warren. returns with a new album Giraffe. supported by Swedish garage pop quartet the Caesars.
I The Sundowns, Nineteen Seventy Four and Dickson Stereo (formerly West 13th). ll—I3 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8.30pm. £3. Alt.country chaps of note.
I Atriedes The I3ih Note Cafe. 50—60 King Street. 553 1638.9pm. £3. Blues rock. with two more bands to be conﬁrmed.
I Hill City Blues Studio One. Grosvenor Hotel. Grosvenor Terrace (off Byres Road). 341 6516. 9pm. Free.
I Acoustic Jam Nicc’n'Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Free. With a free drink as incentive for participants.
I Air-Fix, Terrapins Found Us, Mockchops and Winston The Venue. 17—21 Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £4. Local indie quadruple bill.
I Acoustica Cabaret Voltaire. 36—38 Blair Street. 220 6176. 11pm. Free
Monday 27 ;
I Rutabega Cranial Health. Stereo (fomierly West 13th). ll—l3 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8pm. £3. Monthly residency.
I The Pedestrians and Regular Slinky The Cellar Bar. Ramada Jarvis (Ingram) Hotel. 100 Miller Street. Info: 553 2515. 8.30pm. Free.
I The Medicine Room Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. Free. Monthly improvised jam session.
I Acoustic Open Stage The Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9pm. Free.
I Love with Arthur Lee and Draw
(voluntary contributions on exit). See Mon
I John Squire Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £17.50. Over-14s show. Laboured Bob Dylanesque vocals from the ex-Stone Roses/Seahorses guitarist in solo guise. I Billy Bragg and Eleanor McEvoy Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £16. Joe Strummer's old chum will probably be shedding a few tears for him. along with the usual witty politicised patter and passionate songs. Part of Celtic Connections.
I The Kytes Miso. Stereo (formerly West 13th). ll—l3 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8pm. £3.
I Northpark Community The l3ih Note Cafe. 50—60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3.
I Mustard Plug, Captain Everything, Mutley, the Skarsoles and Howard’s Alias Strawberry Fields. 56 Oswald Street. 221 7871. 7.30pm. £6.50. Over-14s show. Ska punk line-up.
I Phil’s Session Uisge Beatha. 232 Woodlands Road. 564 1596. 9pm. Free.
I Year Zero, Descent Becomes a Fall, Pencllhead, Domestic Discipline and Hosemox Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 8pm. £4. A night of full on rock‘n'roll action.
I Stacey Earle and Laura Cantrell Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 353 8000. 9pm. £14. We‘ll be hom-swaggled if this doesn‘t turn out to be one of the highlights of Celtic Connections. Steve‘s sister has a far more ethereal touch than her brother and Nashville-bom. New York-based Laura Cantrell writes the purtiest country rock tunes. Part of Celtic Connections.
I Martin Grech and Mew King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8pm. £7. Grech is the stunning voice behind last year‘s Lexus ad. Live. he and his band rock it up in bombastic Muse style. Mew are a suitably off the wall. ethereal. affecting rock support. A debut album is due soon. seek it out.
I Dead Fly Buchowsld Nice'n'Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Psychedelic rock.
I Bob Cuba and Moka The 13th Note Cafe. 50—60 King Street. 553 1638.9pm. £3. Indie pop and hip-hop fusion.
Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £17.50. A legendary figure who changed the world of pop music. Arthur Lee continues on his comeback tour performing from his most championed recording Forever Changes. He has been known to move grown men to tears.
I Terminal Blue, Wondelica, Haiku-My-IO and Arctic Circle The Venue. 17—21 Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £5. Raw promotions present this local indie line-up with psychedelic leanings including the pals of the Beta Band Haiku-My-IQ.
I Green Energy Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 10pm—3am. £3. GreenGuide fundraiser featuring high energy drumming bands. C apoeira. low energy poetry. acoustics and visuals.
I Donnie Munro Old Fruitmarket.
Albion Street. 353 8000. 9pm. £14 .The
- ex-Runrig frontman plays songs from his
new album Gaelic Heart on which he covers Gaelic ballads he learned as a child. Part of Celtic Connections.
I The Spitﬁres, Freeview and Stickman King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm.
I One Step Oil, Stumpmonltey, 7 Stone Lighter and Anger of the
Victim The Cathouse. 15 Union Street.
248 6606. 7.30pm. £4. Over- 14s show. Metal line-up.
I I The Blimp Nice‘n‘Sleazy. 421
Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Sneak Attack Tigers Miso. the 13th Note Cafe. 50—60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3. Credible indie rock bluster. I Space Junk and Mr Zero Strawben'y Fields. 56 Oswald Street. 221 7871. 7.30pm. £4. Over-14s show. Prog rock.
I Corrosion, 3 Days Born and The Kamikazes The Cellar Bar. Ramada Jarvis (Ingram) Hotel. 100 Miller Street. Info: 553 2515. 8.30pm. Free.
I Sticky Fingers Studio One. Grosvenor Hotel. Grosvenor Terrace (off Byres Road). 341 6516. 9pm. Free. Rolling Stones tribute act.
I The Vagabonds The Scotia. llZ—l l4 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—71 Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.
I The Silver Pill, lndaluslon, Cruiser and Paravision Bannerman's. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 8.45pm. £3. Sci-ii rock freak outs and other shenanigans.
I The Sundowns and Vera Cruise
The Venue. 17—21 Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £5. Alt.country from Edinburgh's Sundowns.
I Moka Whistlebinkies. 4—6 South Bridge. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Moka take to the stage for two 45min sets as they make their Whistlebinkies debut.
I Breshnev and Terrapins Found Us Heriot-Watt University Union. Riccarton. 451 5333. 9pm. Free. Double bill of indie for the student crowd.
I Out at the Bedroom Waverley Bar. 1 St Mary‘s Street. 557 1050. 9pm—midnight. Free. See Thu 16.
Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days betore publication to Ruth Hedges at ruthOlist.co.ulr, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Ruth Hedges and Kenny Mathieson.
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I Mary Coughlan The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 9pm. £14. The eclectic range of Mary Coughlan takes her from traditional and modern Irish songs to jazz. blues and country. Part of Celtic Connections.
Edinburgh I Adam Kolker Ouartet Henry‘s
Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200.
8pm. £6. New York-based saxophonist makes his Edinburgh debut. See panel. I Out of the Bedroom Waverley Bar. 1 St Mary's Street. 557 1050. 9pm—midnight. Free. Open mic session for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. Original music only with the chance to record a set on four-track — just bring a blank tape.
I Special Consensus Howden Park Centre. Howden. 01506 433634. 8pm. £8 (£5). Banjo maestro Greg Cahill leads this Chicago-based bluegrass band.
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I Mo’s Company Princes Square.
48 Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 5—7pm. A guitar duo with Spanish and Neapolitan influences.
I Heather MacLeod Cabaret Voltaire. 36—38 Blair Street. 220 6176. 5—9pm. Free. Intimate vocals from this talented singer. described as having a ‘creamily curvaceous voice‘.
I Adam Kolker Quartet Henry’s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8pm. £6. See Thu 16.
I Tony King Collective Henry's- Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. Midnight. £5. Henry’s regulars return to action.
I Jazz ‘N’ Jive Club Fairmile Inn. 44 Biggar Road. 312 8243. 8—1 1.30pm. £6 (£5). Rae Brothers New Orleans Band come to the Jazz‘n'Jive club for some foot stomping music.
I Lights Out By Nine Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. tbc. Edinburgh Jazz Projects step into blues mode with this concert starring the popular Lights Out By Nine.
Saturday 1 8
I The Jazz Collective Brel. 39—43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3—6pm. Free. Modem trio with Gerry Rossi. Jack Casey and Ric Chandler return to Brel after their bam storming debut last year. I The Blues Hight
. Extravaganza The Old Fruitmarket.
' Albion Street. 287 5511. 9pm. £14.
Triple 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. Part of Celtic Connections.
I Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 8pm. £15—£23.50. First chance in Scotland to hear New York‘s Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with the
jazz listings Music
Didier Squiban Pianist and composer Didier Squiban (pictured) started out in jazz before becoming a major figure in Breton music. and his music still features a great deal of jazz influence and improvisation. This is the first of three successive concerts at Celtic Connections under the collective title of ‘Breton Piano Trilogy’. Tron Theatre, Thu 30 Jan.
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Wynton Marsalis made his breakthrough as a major jazz name playing with the late Art Blakey. and the drummer's music will feature in the programme which the LCJO will perform at their first ever appearance in Scotland. Marsalis is joined by a top-drawer band of hand-picked New York based players in this prestigious outfit. See preview. Usher Ha//, Edinburgh, Sat 18 Jan.
Brian Kellock Trio Scotland's leading jazz pianist had a good year last year. even if he did lose his bag in the recent Edinburgh fire when he was about to go onstage at the Bridge Jazz Bar. He is joined by regular collaborators Kenny Ellis and John Rae in this incendiary (no pun intended) trio. Henry's Jazz Cellar, Edinburgh, Fri 24 Jan.
legendary Wynton Marsalis. focussing
on the seminal influence ofArt Blakey on today's jazz. See preview.
I Sylvia Rae Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8pm. £6.
: Singer Sylvia Rae celebrated the release ! of her debut album late last year. and
will doubtless draw on some of that material here.
I Melting Pot Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. Midnight.
£5. Colin Steele‘s funk outﬁt will be
joined by saxophonist Adam Kolker as a special guest.
Glasgow I Kesha Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate.
552 4267. 8pm. £8. A new group formed
by Nigel Clark (guitar). ()Ieg Ponomarev (violin) and Lev Atlas (violin)
perfomiing a mix of Russian. gypsy.jazz and Klezmer folk music. Part of Celtic C onnections.
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