Music rock & pop listings

Sunday 25 continued

I Lone Pigeon and Pip Dylan ('abaret Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 330 6176. 7.30pm. £6. \Ve welconte back Lone Pigeon. a true genius and otte ot‘ Scotland's great eccentrics. lixpect lots of beautil‘ul acoustic plucking and some extremelv lottg anecdotes. Promoting new albttm .S’r‘ltrmommi with support from brother Pip 1)_vlan.

I Paul Research Subwa}. 69 (‘owgatc. 335 6766. 7.30pm. £4 t£3l. Iix-member ol' the Scars presenting his solo post-punk electronica project wltich veers from spoken word soundscapes to three minute glam pop provocation. accontpanied b} video projections.

I Richie Gallacher and Oatbeanie \Vhistlebinkies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557

51 14. 9pm. Free. (‘over songs.

Monday 26


I Eric Clapton and Robert Randolph 8. the Family Band S1i('(‘. 1’innieston Qua}. 0870 040 4000. 7.30pm. S()1.1)()l"1‘. ()ld Slow hand turns his attention to soul-selling blues legend Robert Johnson on his current album .llr' and .ill' Jolt/Moll. l‘eaturing covers ol‘ some or Johnson's slim catalogue of 39 songs. Well. it has to be more interesting than his own stuff.

I Supergrass, The 22-203 and Cathy Davey Barrowland. 344

(iallow gate. 553 4601. 7pm. £15. ()ver- 14s show. Supergrass have now olliciall} decided that t1te_v are Britpop veterans and plan to pla) all the hits on this tour. to support their forthcoming compilation which w ill contirm that. with the honourable exception of Blttr arid the Sttper Furries. there has been no better singles band to conte ottt o1 this countr} in the last decade. Huxlahf

I Willis, Cobra Grande and Surround King Tut’s \Vah “ah Httt. 373a St Vincent Street. 331 5379. S30pm. £5. Former '/.ero 7 support act \Villis makes like a balls} Betlt ()rton.

I No Comply, Almighty Me, OMB and Mutley The (‘tttltotlscfi 1.5 l'ttlon Street. 348 6606. 7.30pm. £5. ()ver- 14s show. The headliners are a female-lronted hardcore punk band.

I Exeminy, Roulette and Break Nekk Speed Barn}. 360 (‘1)t1e Street. 0870 907 0999. 8pm. £4. ()\ cr- 14s show. Thrash attd heav) rock.

I Ariel X and Tricky Nixon The l3tlt .\'ote('a1e. 50 60 Kittg Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £4. Touring alternative rock outlits.

I Acoustic Jam \iee‘n‘Slea/t. 43! Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8pm. 1-‘ree. With a free drink as incentive for participants.


I Acoustica ('abaret Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 330 6176. 7.30pm. 1-‘ree lvolttntar} contributions on exit). See Mon 19.

I Desc, Kain, The Vectors and The Juice Tigers ('abaret Voltaire.

36 38 Blair Street. 330 6176. 7.30pm. £4. Live music presented b} l‘resh .-\ir PM (the student radio stationl with some of the best in local indie acts.

I Open Mic \Vhistlebinkies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557 5114. 9pm. l‘ree. See Mon 19.


I The Mavericks and David Mead Ro_va1 (‘oncert Hall. 3 Sattchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7pm. £35/£33.50/£30. Miami— based country rockers who lilter iii the (‘uban influence ol singer Raul .\1a1o. But _vou knew all that alread) - let‘s lace it. this bunch are never oil" the radio.

I Keane, Bell X1 and Stephen Fretwill Queen Margaret litiott. 33 lfniversit} (iardens. 339 9784. 7pm. S()1.1) ()L'T. ()ver- 14s show. \Vhile ('o1dp1a} are oil getting Holl_\wood actresses tip the

84 THE LIST ‘F: :21? Art 1*] 3.


With bands like Franz Ferdinand and Art Brut on the ascent to superstardom, art rock is the term on everyone’s tips for 2004. Yet, this Brighton five-piece were doling out infectiously rhythmic and wiry guitar- fuelled music, donning army uniforms, singing the praises of Czech literature and deploying the use of plastic bird decoys on stage since early last year when they released their highly-hyped debut The Decline of British Sea Power. Now the band are set to continue their assault on the mainstream with some brand spanking new material which, now that it is utterly in vogue, should see them take their rightful place at the top

of the pack. (Camilla Pia)

I The Venue. Edinburgh. Sat 1 7 Apr.

dull. there are some new nice. w ell-spoken biws itt town. lironted b} the tjttietl} charismatic Tom ('haplin. e\pect them to rttle the world b} this tinte ne\t _vear.

I Preston School of Industry \ic‘c"tt'S1c‘;t/). 431 Sauchiehall Street. 333 963.". 9pm. £7. 1i\-Pavement bod Scott Kanttberg and his oil-killer outlit. ('ttrrent album .1Ionvoon has an a1t.cotmtr} tee] to It.

I McLusky, yourcodenameis:milo and Father of Boon Kirtg ’l‘ut's watt \Vah Hut. 373a St Vincettt Street. 331 5379. S.30pm. £7. Punch}. incendiar} indie scu// punk lrom power trio .\lc1.ttskv Their third album Illl’ Dir/creme Ifr'ltt'r'r'n )on (lllr/ .ilr' It Hull I'm .Vol on [he is iii the oiling.

I Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter 1‘o} et' Bar. Tron Theatre. Trongate. 553 4367. Split. £9. (iothic Americana from S} kes and sidekick Phil \Vandscher. w ho were iii the original litte- up o1 Whhkeyown with R_van Adams. and arrive in (ilasgow liresh. or otlterw ise. lrom the South b} South West l'estival in Te\as. I The Rasmus and The Boxer Rebellion The (iarage. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 333 1130. 7.30pm. £7.50.()\er-14s show. ('hart bothering Swedes who pl_\ a head} trade in w ear} \ickleback-ism. ntuclt to the pain of the civilised world.

I Colin Vearncombe Brel. .-\shton Lane. 343 4966. Spm. The man trom Black ma) not be on the chart radar

an} ntore. btit he continues to beaver awa} independentlt releasing his melanchol) pop.

I The Camel Pimps, Janus, Japan 4 and Resident Calling The 13th .\'ote('a1e. 50 60 King Street. 353 1638. 9pm. £3. Melodic pttitk rock bill.

I Barstaff, None My Equal and Bi-Polar Stereo. 13 14 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5016’. Split. 1.4. Hard grunge. weird timings attd lull-on show. it sa}s here.

I Lucia Tchai ()\na. 43 ()tago l.anc. .35" 4534.3th. £1.50. .\1ellow. acoustic l'ttL‘l's.

I Richie Gallagher Beanscenc Southside. 19 Skirving Street. 633 S090. 3.30pm. 1-‘ree. l.aid back. background sounds.

I Phil’s Session t'isge Beallta. 333 \Voodltlllds Road. 564 1.596. 9pm. 1’ree. \Veekl} jatn.


0 The Divine Comedy t‘slter Hall. 1.otltian Road. 33S 1155. Split. £16.50. The most charming lrish songwriter whose hand has come itt mam shapes and si/es returns w itlt a new configuration aitd new music which is reall} rather good. See prct icw.

I Band Showcase \Vltistleltinkies.

4 6 South Bridge. 55," 5| 14. 9pm. l‘ree. Sec Tue :11.

I The Abdominal Showmen The Bongo ('lub. Mora} House. 3." llol}rood Road. 55S 7604. 10.30pm. £5 t£4l. l-unked-up hip hop w itlt a distinctive Scottish \ ibe attd sense o1 humour as part o1.\'antastc in support ol' 1-.(11’ Nepal.

Wednesday 28


I Hazel O’Connor The Terr}. 43 (‘1_\de Place. 01698 365 5| 1. Spin. £13.50. ()ne time new wave popster tttrned raconteur combines her brace of hits w itlt some reminiscing tor the laithlnl.

0 Trans Am King Tut's Wait Wait Hut. 373a St Vincent Street. 331 5379. 8.30pm. £8. See preview. I’ur! of'l‘riprvr‘li.

0 Amp Fiddler Sub Club. 33 Jamaica Street. 348 4600. 1 1pm. £13. See preview Tor this nu-soul artist. Pltis1)Js(iilles Peterson and Paul ('awle)‘. Part of

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0 Mum arid Animal Collective 'Iramwa}. 35 Albert Drive. 0845 330 3501. 8pm. £1 1.50. \Visp_v. pastoral electrottica from this Icelandic group. whose core sister act are past Belle & Sebastian cover stars. Port of 'Iriprvr‘lt.

I Cosmic Rough Riders Brel. Ashton l.anc. 343 4966. Spm. The ('osntic Rough Riders round off their month-long w eekl} residency of intimate gigs. with l‘eatured special guests each week.

I Manganese Niee‘n‘Slea/v. 43l Sattchiehall Street. 33.3 9637. 9pm. £3. Indie t'ock.

I Acoustic Night The 13th .‘s'ote ('ate. 50 60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3. l'hl'om Hijacked Records in conjunction with Pence Records.

I Aviator Shades The Bttnker.

193 199 Batlt Street. 339 1437. 10pm. 1‘ree. Retro rockittg from this new band. I Open Stage The Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 564 1537. 8pm. Free. \Veekl} session Tor local musicians.

I Live Music .\1acSorlevs. 43 Jamaica Street. 343 8581. 9pm. Free.


0 Fairport Convention, Adem and M Craft The Liquid Roont. 9c Victoria Street. 335 3564. 7pm. £15. Legendary 60s l‘olk rockers who jatnmed with just about e\er'vone (including Jimi Hendrixl and some ntodern contemporaries as support. l’url of 'li'iprvt'lt.

I Exposure Subwa}. 69 (‘ow gate. 335 6766. 7.30pm. 15rce. See Wed 31.

I Fred and Lady Mercedes \Vhistlebinkies. 4 6 Sotttlt Bridge. 557

51 14. 9pm. Free. ()riginal t'ock from 1‘red with Lady Mercedes ltbcl bringing the funk) beats from AhCTthL‘ll.

0 Mute Showcase The Ventte. l7 2| ('allon Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £15.50. .\1assi\ e line-up from the ever reliable and lel'tl'teld .\1ute Records. Includes 11\ e shows from seminal art punks Wire and (lids ck (me). New York pttnkl'unk

\\ eirdies 1.1:tt's. rock kids .\1ode_v l.etttoll. Scanina\ ian concrete electronicists Pan Sonic. glammy punks Pink (irease. Kaito. plus 1)Jing motttents from lrmin Scltmit and Kttttto I)J (‘an's tinest moments. 1)1\1)J and techno from Tim \Vright attd T Raumshmiere. I’urr of'li'r/trtt'lr.

I The Yard, Stocious and Junkstar The Bongo (‘lub. .\lora_v House. .37 llol)r’ood Road. 558 7604. 9.30pm. £4 £5. 1-‘ttndraiser l‘or (‘ancer Research with a selection of local hip hop tlcls.

I Fleamarket Funk ('abaret Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 330 6176. 1 1pm 3am. £3. See Wed 31. N/fs Pat Freddy's. who count (iilles Peterson amongst their fans. drop b) to p1_v the crowds with their tradctttark reggae. soul artd dttb.


I Britney Spears and JC Chavez S1i(‘(‘. 1‘innieston Qua}. 0870 040 4000. SOLD ()t"1'. ()ver- 14s show. The writhing pop princess linall} brings her show to Scotland. having teased tts with snake-charming antics and the like for the past lew _vears. Jtist as well she‘s ntakittg not—hall-bad music again. then.

0 Super Furry Animals, Mountaineers, M Craft and Adem '1'ramwa). 35 Albert Drive. 0345 330 3501. Spm. £14.50. Ya} the Super l'iltt'l‘les are revealed its the ‘special guests‘ w e'\ c all been wondering about. Rumours are that this could be an in-the-rountl kinda show. which would be a great thing it it came off. l’ur! of 'I‘ri/irvr‘li.

0 Prince Paul, Non-Prophets featuring Sage Francis 8- Joe