Rock '& pop
Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication for Glasgow to Fiona Shepherd at glasgoleist.co.uk, by post or by tax on 0141 353 2803 and for Edinburgh to Henry Northmore at henrleist.co.uk, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Mark Robertson, Henry Northmore and Fiona Shepherd.
Tickets for most shows can be obtained in advance from:
Tickets Scotland 239 Argyle Street. Glasgow 0141 204 5151.
Tickets Scotland ‘27 Rose Street. Edinburgh. 0131 220 3234.
Ripping Records 91 South Bridge. 0131226 7010.
Way Ahead 0141 339 8383.
I Bryan Ferry and Martina Sorbara (‘arling Academy. |2l [iglinton Street. 0905 020 3999/0870 77] 2000. 7pm. £27.50. LTnder-l4s to be accompanied by an adult. The auld smoothy runs through some new solo material. as heard on current album Frantic but can also be relied upon to turn up a few Roxy Music classics too. On his last Scottish appearance. he even brought along some Vegas-style dancing girls.
I The Rezillos The (iarage. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7pm. £13.50. Scotland's cartoon punk rockers have reformed for purely nostalgic purposes. but their combination of scuzzy' punk riffs and 50s sci-ti itnagery was always a winner.
I Nightmares on Wax and J Walk Queen Margaret L'nion. 22 l'niyersity Gardens, 339 9784. 7.30pm. £12. .»\ toker's delight as Nightmares on “as deliy er a mix of hip hop. dub and dance culture. New single ‘7fls/Xfls' is it hlt (iii an obvioUs nostalgia list song though. See preview.
I The Darkness, Ten Benson and Easy Tiger King Tut's Wait Wait Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7. ()ld school iiiisogynist metal muthas who recently supported Def Leppard and are alleged to be a boot to see live. Ten Benson are a lot of fun
their rocking cult hit 'Rock (‘ottage‘ was the ‘l)anger? High Voltage' that never made the charts.
I 33549 Grand Ole ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 8pm. £|2.50. Old school honky tonkers w ho have gone a bit tnore mainstream recently. working with [)ixie (‘hicks producer Lloyd Maines.
I Sharon Kraus and ldatroyd The 13th Note Cafe. 50-60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3. Second ever Fear of Jan night. organised by London-based post- rockers Delicate .-\\\"()l.. The ldatroyd‘s new album The Ghost. the Iz'lfl I/lt' ( ‘ui and the Angel has a spooky. liolky atmosphere to it.
I Mr Projectile and Reverbaphon Miso. Stereo (formerly West 13th). l2 l4 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 50IS. 8pm. £3. A heady brew of cunning and innovative click-glich-pop electronica with 'I‘oytronic's most excellent Mr Projectile previewing material from his imminent album which invokes the wayward spirit of some of Warp Records finest output. o.acam mans the decks.
I The Inner Circle, Fudge, the Few and Larkin Strawberry Fields. 56 ()swald Street. 0845 053 9289. 7.30pm. £4. Indie rock.
I The Pedestrians, Pylot and Bad Obsession The (‘ellar Bar. Ramada Jarvis (Ingram) Hotel. 100 Miller Street. Info: 553 25l5. 8.30pm. Free.
I The Nimmo Brothers Studio One. Grosvenor Hotel. Grosyenor Terrace (off Byres Road). 341 65l6. 9pm. Free. Glasgow's blues brothers.
Brendan Benson plays King Tut's, Glasgow, Mon 7 Apr
46 THE LIST 27 Mar—10 Apr 2003
I The Vagabonds 'l‘he Scotta.
l l2 ll4 Stockwell Street. 552 S‘6Sl 9pm. l‘ree. Popular coy ers.
I Open Mic Tchai ()vna. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. Split. Free.
I Jam Session Samuel bow ‘s.
67 7f Nitlisdale Road. 423 010". S30pm. Free.
I Live Music .\'ici:‘ii‘Sle.i/y. 42] Sauchiehall Street. 333 963". 9pm Edinburgh
I Hammage Inc, Zillah and Mute Media Subway. 69 (‘ow gate. 225 6766. 7.30pm. £4. Local heavy rock.
I Skoobee, the Discipline and Comic Book Superstars Bongo (lab. 14 New Street. 553 7604 Spin. £4 (£3 l. Triple bill of up-and-coming rock. funk and hip hop acts.
I Zoot Money Henry \ Ja/I Cellar. S Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £9. Rare solo performance front this outrageous Rtkli star.
I The Mile Thee l‘nderworld. Bannerman‘s. .\'iddry Street. 556 3254. 8.45pm. £4. Rock sounds from Thee l'nderworld. with supports still to be confirmed.
I John Watson and Mr Greenfinger Mr (ireenfinger Whistlebmkies. 4 (i South Bridge. 557 51 14. 9pm. Surreal funkadelic sounds from liife's Mr (ireenlinger.
I Apache Human Be-ln. 2 S West ('rosscauseway, 662 8860. 9pm, Instrumental acid ja/l quartet drawing on the roots of hip hop and nu soul.
I Out of the Bedroom Waverley Bar. 1 St Mary's Street. 557 [050.
9pm midnight. Free. Open mic session for lidiiiburgh-lxised singer-songwriters. ()riginal music only with the chance to record a set on four-track just bring a blank tape.
I Classic Crooners Megabowl. l-‘ountain Park. Dundee Street. 478 3000. 7pm. ('harity karaoke competition with participants asked to cover a classic swing tune as well as a pop number. Prizes for winners (champagne and free bowlingl with all proceeds going to Disablement Income (iroup Scotland. (irand finale at i.eith Town Hall. 5 Apr.
0 Sugababes and 3rd Edge (‘arling Academy. l2l iiglinton Street. 0905 020 3999/0870 77] 2000. 7pm. S()l.[) ()l7T. l'nder- 14s to be accompanied by an adult. Moody teens sulking about the stage to a soundtrack of spunky electro and pop. Sounds good to us. Support front one of those R&B- tinged manufactured groups who insist they‘re from the street.
I One Minute Silence The (iarage. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 l l20. 7pm. £10. ()ver- l4s show. Britrockers still plugging away at the arse end of nu metal with new tiP 'We Bounce' in the offing.
0 ballboy, Bearsuit and The Aphrodisiacs King Tut‘s Walt with Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 22] 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Witty. whimsical indie strummery from Edinburgh-based John Peel favourites ballboy who have been touring like demons for the last six months. (‘ommendable support from similarly witty Bearsuit
I Finlay MacDonald and Star 69 The Perry. (‘lyde Place. 429 1010. 8pm. £l0. Polk. pop and rock melange. going under the banner of ‘The Eclectic Mix'. I Kevin McDermott Band The Howwood Inn. Main Street. Howwood near Johnstone. 01505 703 l 19. 8.30pm. £8. Well-loved singer/songwriter roots rocks it up with his band.
I Ashton Lane Acoustic Affair. Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 9.30pm. £6. Mainstream pop/rock from this young Glasgow band.
I Decapitated, Labrat and lnsission The (fathouse. IS L'nion Street. 248 6606. 7pm. £8. Over-14s
HIT LIST *
Sugababes Yes. we know they're really about as ‘street' as Leo Sayer but the” swanky slsanlsy R88 sashays all over l‘lthl‘. of the pop slush currently doing the rounds. Carling Acadeiiii, Glasgow. Fri .28 Mai.
ballboy, Bearsuit and The Aphrodisiacs A laudable. loveable trio of indie acts who can do drippy. sensitive and acerbic whenever the fancy takes them. King Tut's. G/asgoiv [ii ."8; the Venue. Edinburgh, Sun :30 Tutti
Miso First Birthday feat Team Doyobi, Quinoline Yellow and Meam The SKAM Records crew. who number among them Rob Hall of Autechre (who DJs tonight) are the guests of honour to celebrate this eiiiif‘ntious hotbed for electronic innovation. Barf/y. G/asgow. Sun 30 Mar.
The Rapture Further proof that New York is the centre of excellence when it comes to drunk-punk-funk. and Optimo is the place to see the cream of the crop when they're Visrting these shores. Opt/mo. Sub C/ub. Glasgow. Sun 6 Apr.
Brendan Benson and Drew A pairing of quality srngeri songwriterly types wnh Benson's new Single 'Metarie' being a real charmer. King Tut's. Glasgow. Mon 7 Apr.
Massive Attack The new album may have been something of a disappomtment but live. their brooding beast is a spectacle. Carling Academy. Glasgow. Tue 8 8 Wed 9 Apr.
The White Stripes Meg and Jack have come a long way Since tumbling around the City's more 'intimate' venues only a few years back. and now they've given the Academy its first sell-out. Car/mg Academy, Glasgow, Thu 70 Apr.
show. [)ecapitated are a young Polish death metal band. already on to their third album.
I Degrassi, Fake Ideal and The Stand Barfly. 260 (‘lyde Street. 0870 907 0999. 8pm. £4. [)egrassi unveil new member »— Bob ‘fair is foul and foul is fair' Fairfoull. recently chucked by ldlewild. and now happily returning to his natural rock-out habitat.
I Lucky Me Stereo (formerly West 13th). l2-—l4 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8pm. Free. Live hip hop. open mic slot and DJs at this beats extravagan/a.