Music rock & pop listings

Sat 20

I Free Candy Collective Liquid Lounge. 94 West Regent Street. 353 6333. Free. Acoustic set spanning rock. funk. reggae. soul and blues styles.

I Al Green Tribute Bourbon Street. 108 (ieorge Street. 5520141. 7pm. £5 (£9.95 with dinner). Tribute to the silky- tonsiled soul legend.


I Tom Jilbert, The Cardinals and The Usual Suspects Whistlebinkies‘. 46 South Bridge. 557 51 14. 6pm. Free before midnight; £3 after. Rock from the (‘ardinals plus a bit of sotil. funk and blues from the l'sual Suspects.

I Michael King 8: The Power of Elvis Showband The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. £12. Tribute to the rock'n'roll and pelvic thrust of the King.

I Caro Snatch, Pneumosis and The Electroluvs Subway. 69 (‘owgate. 225 6766. 7.30pm. £tbc. Vintage synthesizers. drum machines and distorted vocals from ('aro Snatch with trip hop from Pneumosis and vvhooshing guitars from lilectroluvs‘.

I The Eagles Story Queen’s Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £12 (£101. See Fri 19.

I Calvin, Diwan, The Owsley Sunshine, 0 without U, Pale Man Made and Rieser(‘a1etlonian Backpackers. 3 Queensferry Street. 476 7224. 8.30pm. £4. liclectic night taking in everything from alt-pop to Senegalese world music all in support of One World Beat raising funds for AIDS awareness in Africa.

I Subbuteo Pitch Invasion, 33 Things and Catbuster Bannerman's. .\'iddry Street. 556 3254. 8.30pm. £3. lndic pop punk line-up.

I My Electric Love Affair, Private Jackson and The Way The ('anons' (iait. 232 (‘anongate. 556 4481. 8pm. £3. Psychedelic guitar and electronica soundtracks from My lilcctric Love Affair; post punk from Private Jackson with some trippy indie courtesy of the Way.

I Crossing the Tracks Nobles- Bar. 44a (‘onstitution Street. 1.eith. 553 3873. 9.30pm. Free. ('overs and originals.


I Fence Reunited: Home Game The lirskine Hall. Back 1)ykes.01333

31 1701. 7.30pm. £18 for both days. The first of two days of musical mayhem from the l-‘ence (’ollective. Acts scheduled to appear over the weekend include King (‘reosote. Pip Dylan. The Pictish Trio. Down the Tiny Steps. HMS (iinafore.

James Yorkston. Lucky Luke. Aidan Smith.

Pinkie Mac1.ure. Willis. The Supergun and many more. The session continues with 1)] sets at the label's local. The Ship Tavern. (‘ontact homegarnew fencerecordscom for more information.


I The Dunfermline Metalfest Sinky‘s. 18 Pilmuir Street. 01383 734749. 6.30pm. £5. The first ever 1)unfermline festival of metal with a bumper line-up including Calcium. (‘ertain 1)eath. 'l'wenty [rich Kings. Achren. Starry Wisdom (‘ult. L's vs Them. (ienepool. Shacklcd. Numenor and Declare.


I Mick Clarke Band 'l‘olbooth. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £10 (£6.50). Four-piece blues rock band from London.

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Bobby Conn is a daftie. The low-rent, glam-rock Chicagoan visited these shores last year with just a boombox and a karaoke machine, and spent more time in the crowd than on stage. This time round he’s accompanied by backing band the Glass Gypsies, a motley crew who share Conn’s love of theatrics, sleaze and silliness, so expect a full-on rock apocalypse of a show. Conn’s recent album, Homeland, was a surprisingly political rant, raging against his own government primarily, but live the emphasis is firmly on flamboyant fun so pack your feather boa and be ready for some

high camp antics. (Doug Johnstone)

I Opt/mo (a) Sub Club, Glasgow. Sun 21 Mar; Venue, Edinburgh, Mon 22 Mar.


I Roni Size and Tali Queen Margaret l'nion. 22 l'niversity (iardens. 3399784. 7.30pm. £12.50. Drum & bass crossover pioneer performs Live in the Mix. whatever that entails.

I Bobby Conn Karaoke ()ptimo. Sub (’lub. 22 Jamaica Street. 248 4600.

1 1pm. £7.50. See panel. above.

I Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes The Perry. 42 ('lyde Place.0l698 26551 1. 8pm. £12.50. Veteran linger-picking guitarist who started out in a succession of 1960s beat combos but now specialises in country and rockabilly styles.

I Cinephile, Cube and Sound Development Agency King Tut‘s Wah Wah lltit. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. (ilasvvegian electronic pop duo Kenny highs and Susan Wallace present their cinematic sound. This the big. brooding soundscapes of massive attack and you’re part of the way there.

I Figure 5 and Dresden Barfly. 260 (‘ly-tle Street. 0870907 0990. spin, £4. Rockin' double bill.

I Stone Autumn, Neil Thomson and Donald Lindsay Stereo. 12 14 Kclvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8pm. £4. 1.ocal singer/songvvritcrs.

I The Autumn .‘s'tce‘n‘Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 33.3 9637. 9pm. £3. I Merika, Stendhal Syndrome and De-Bass Soundhaus. 47 Hydepark Street.221 4659 . 8pm. £5. (ilasgow- based label ('aveat limptor present a varied bill including the Super 1‘urry Animals-esque psychclectropop of (ireenock’s Merkia. hip hop/rock crossover duo Stendhal Syndrome and jazz/hip hop types 1)e-Bass.

I Figure 8 Pivo Pivo. 15 Waterloo Street. 564 8100. 8.30pm. l’ree. Acoustic residency.

I Engine The Scotia. 1 12 l 14 Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 4pm. Free. Rock covers residency.

I Big Blues Jam Studio One. (irosvenor Hotel. (irosvetlor Terrace. 341 (i510. 6.30pm. 1‘rcc. Hosted by the .\'ew Blues Surfers with contributions from Studio One regulars such as Rcv Doe and the .\'imino Brothers.

I Phil’s Sunday Session t'isge Bcatha. 232 Woodlands Road. 564 1596. 6pm. 1‘ree. Bring your own instrument.


QThe Needles and The Nucleotides ('abaret Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 220 6176. 7pm. £4. .-\bcrdonian garage combo the Needles with 1)] support from Marc 4000.

I The Delays The Venue. 17 21 ('alton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £7. (iuitar pop quartet from Southampton. featuring jangly guitars. close harmonies and the choii'boy vocals of (ireg (iilber't. I Inge Mcllroy and Asa Whistlebinkies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557 51 14. 9pm. Free. Dubby dance with haunting vocals from Asa on at midnight.


I Fence Reunited: Home Game The lirskine Hall. Back 1)_vkes. 01333 311701. 12.30pm. £18 for both day s. Sec Sat 20. .v\nstruther.


0 Bob Log III King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7.50. Bobby ('onn has just trucked on through to lidinburgh. only to be replaced by another glorioust eccentric performer. Lightning-paced blues garage guitarist Bob 1.og 111 performs in a satin bodysuit plus diving helmet. Weird and wonderful.

I Jackie O Motherfucker and Bardo Pond Stereo. 12 I4 Kclvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8pm. £7.50. The A11 'l‘otnorrow ‘s Parties tour presents two improv art rock combos from the States. Jackie () Motherfucker revolve around a guitar/sax nucletis.

while Bardo Pond are great favourites of Mogwai.

I New Tonic, Still Life and Lifeblind The 13th .\'otc Cafe". 50 60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £4. Metal bill. with two acts still to be confirmed. I Rev Doc & the Congregation Studio One. (irosvenor Hotel. (il'osyellol‘ Terrace (off Byres Road). 341 6516. 9pm. Free. Blues.

I Acoustic Jam Nice‘n‘Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8pm. Free. With a free drink as incentive for participants.

I Open Mic Mc('huills. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 9.30pm. 1-‘ree.


I Acoustica ('abarct Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 2206176. 7.30pm. 1‘rcc (voluntary contributions on exit). A new night of acoustic sounds offering varied line-ups from lidinburgh's fittest sitiger/songwriters. And remember. no Cover versions allowed.

I The Owsley Sunshine Subway. ()9 ('owgatc. 225 (i706. 7.30pm. £3 £4. Psychedelic tunes and four—way harmonies frotn this mob from Lincoln. not to be confused with the band of the same name from Scotland.

I Bobby Conn 8. the Glass Gypsies and The Cribs The Venue. 17 21 ('alton Road. 5.57 3073. 8pm. £7. Sec panel. left.

I Open Mic Whistlebinkies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557 51 14. 9pm. liree. Just turn up and perform.


I Isis, Aereogramme and Beecher King Tut’s Wah Wah lltit. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8pm. £8.50. ()ver- 14s show. livpansiv e doomy metal from Boston from the headliners who are over to appear at the Mogwai curated day of All 'l‘omorrows Parties.

I Kevin Blechdom, DAT Politics and Germlin Arches. 253 Argy le Street. 565 1023. 9.30pm. £7. A arae l'K appearance from this Tallaltasec-bascd female solo artist. Armed with twin laptops. a MIDI keyboard and a red banjo. the plan is to entrance the public with her ‘11owery computer pop—. banjo songwriting and evplcit lyrics'. but Politics. like Blechdolit is another acid- tingcd electronicist from the 'l'igerbcatoKTricks 011 Speed stable. trainrcc# I)Js also support.

I Red Cell Barfly. 260 (‘lydc Street. 0870 907 0999. 8pm. £5. Quirky alt.rockers from Barry. Sotith Wales who recorded their debut 1i1’ in 'l'oerag. the London studio favoured by the White Stripes.

I Electric Eel Shock and Antiproduct The (‘athouse. l5 l'nion Street. 248 (i(i(l(i. 7.3(lpnl. £5. ()ver-14s show. High voltage Japanese garage rockers supported by dayglo trash punks. 0 Lucky Luke, Thomas Traux and Desc .\'ice'n'S1ca/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Shoeshine Records night with Lucky 1.uke. featuring members of the jaI/y Scatter collective. and the sombre atmosphere of lidinburgh-based 1)esc.

I Azzuri, The Naked Apes and Thomas Stereo. 12 14 Kclvinhaugh Street. 5765018. 8pm. £4. Indie rock from Az/uri.

I 3dbs Down The 13111 Note (kite. 50 60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3. Ska-punk quartet from Kent.

I Panda, Sooth, Wildtype and Middleman Rockers. l4 Klitllttlltl Street. l'ree. Another heat 0i Rockers' songw ritcrs' competition.

I Lucia Tchai ()vna. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Mellow acoustic rock.

I Carah Nugent Bcansccne Southsidc. 19 Skirving Street. 632 8090. 8.30pm. l-‘rcc. laid-back. background sounds.