Music rock & pop listings

Saturday 5 continued

I Lemar Carling Academy. 12] Iiglinton Street. 0905 020 3999/0870 77l 2000. 7pm. £l8.50. Fume Ararlwny graduate with bags of soul potential and a natural stage presence. Hopefully he cart live tip to the promise of debut single ‘Dance Wit L". rather than be swamped with the usual bland post-TV talent show fare.

I Elaine Paige (‘lyde Auditorium. SECC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. 7.30pm. £50/£27.50/£25/£22.50. West [ind diva. inextricably linked with Andrew Lloyd Webber's music but strangely unscarred by the experience. Will Babs Dickson turn tip for a duet on ‘I Know Ilim So Well"?

I The Neville Staples Band The Ferry. 42 (‘lyde Place. ()I698 265 51 1. 9pm. £12. Former Specials and th Boy Three vocalist who has kept himself busy collaborating. working on solo material and touring North and South Atnerica and Japan.

I Mice Parade and James Orr Complex King Tut‘s Wah Wah I-Iut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6.50. Minimal electronica with shades of My Bloody Valentine ambience from Adam Pierce.

I Odeon Beat Club, Wake the President and Thomas Nice'n'Sleazy. 42] Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. Melodic indie pop from ()deon Beat Club. I Galchen, Gareth Dickson and Genaro Miso. the l3th Note (are. 5060 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3. Post-rock bill. including (ienaro. sister band to Explosions in the Sky.

I Free Candy Collective Liquid Lounge. 94 West Regent Street. 353 6333. 6pm. Free. A diet of funk. soul. blues. jazz and whatever else at this alternative pre- club night.

I Halcyon Days MacSorleys. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. 9pm. Free.

I Live Music Barfly. 360 (‘lyde Street. 0870907 0999. 8pm. £4. ()ver- l4s show. Rock bill to be confirmed.

I Live Music Samuel Dow‘s. 67—7l Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.


I Situation Normal The Meadows. Melville Drive. noon—8pm. Free. Situation Nortnal comes to the Meadows Festival. with live bands all day in the marquee. Acts include Maya29. Endorphin. Indifusion. Batallion of Flies. Black River Falls. Starry Wisdon (‘ult. Leech-Hate. Absolute Zero. Step Dads and Duke 69. I Raff, Stealer and The Ruffness Whistlebinkies. 4—-6 South Bridge. 557

51 14. 6pm. Free before midnight; £3 after. Funk rock from Stealer with the Ruffness adding a reggae vibe.

I NU2 The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. £8. Tribute to the mighty stadium rock of [.2

I Antihero, Azzuri, The Last Great Wilderness and Locus of Control (‘aledonian Backpackers. 3 Queensferry Street. 476 7224. 8.30pm. £5. Punk-pop from Stratford with eclectic support and an acoustic set by local angst- rock gods the Last Great Wilderness.


I Eddi Reader & Friends and The Hothouse Flowers Wellington Square. 0l292 6ll 222. 7.l5pm. Free. Reader‘s sensitive interpretations of Burns' songs have been a big hit with audiences. so she's art obvious choice to headline this open air concert at which she is joined by John McCusker. Phil (‘unningham and Boo llewerdine. and supported by (‘eltic soul brothers the Hothouse Flowers. I’m“! of Burns rm ' u ' Tltrtl.’


I The Divine Comedy (‘ottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £l6. Intimate. acoustic show at which Neil Ilannon will be backed by just a pianist and a cellist. throwing the

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emphasis off the tnore disposable perky pop elements of the Divine ('omedy's sound and on to llannon's rich voice and the stirring romanticism of his best songs. I The (International) Noise Conspiracy and The Starlite Desperation King Tut‘s Walt Wah IIut. 272a St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8.30pm. £8. Scandinavian garage rockers dressed for battle and wielding a new Rick Rubin-produced album Armed [.0112

I Tempercalm, Mangara, The Nisted Melons and Eric 8. the Bunnyboilers The Ferry. 42 (‘lyde Place. 0|698 265 5l l. 7pm. £6. Four tip- and—coming rock bands.

I Unkle Bob The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 565 1023. 8.30pm. £8. Showcase gig for Glaswegian acoustic outfit l'nkle Bob. playing music from their debut album as well as new material prior to an Irish tour. Featuring special guests. the Impossible Strings. a quartet from the RSAMD.

I Atlantic Love Corporation Supertly Sunday Social. the Buff (‘Iub. I42 Bath Lane. 248 I777. 9pm. £3 before I lpm; £5 after. Velvet L'nderground/ Jonathatt Richman-loving quirky pop art punksters Atlantic Love (‘orporation promote their debut Iil’ ‘Streetcrush’.

I Uncle Brian, Phinnius Gage, Resident Calling and DB68 Barfly. 260 (‘lyde Street. 0870 907 0999. 8pm. £5. ()ver- 14s show. Punk/pop bill headed by touring band L'ncle Brian. not to be confust with L'tikle Bob. who is a totally different uncle.

I War Against Sleep and The 55 Nice’n‘Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. Shoeshine Records present an evening of fine sounds from Bristol torch songsmith Duncan Fleming and band aka War Against Sleep.

I The Guireboys The (‘atltouse l5 L'nion Street. 248 6606. (‘AN(‘IiI.I.IiI). I Thrash, the Rites, Cut the Shit and Municipal Rockers. 14 Midland Street. 22] 0726. 8pm. Free.

I Figure 8 I’ivo I’ivo, l5 \Vaterloo Street. 564 8l00. 8.30pm. Free. Acoustic residency.

I Engine The Scotia. 1 12 I I4 Stockwell Street. 552 868l. 4pm. Free. Rock covers residency.

I Big Blues Jam Studio One. (irosvenor IIotel. (irosvenor 'I‘errace. 34]

65 I6. 6.30pm. Free. Hosted by the New Blues Surfers with contributions from Studio One regulars such as Rev Doc and the Nimmo Brothers.

I Phil’s Sunday Session t‘isge Beatha. 232 \Voodlands Road. 564 I596. 6pm. Free. Bring your own instrument. I Live Music MacSorleys. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 858l. 9pm. Free. Line-up to be confirmed.


I Emergenza Band Finals The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. £tbc. l'nsigned bands night. I The 55’s, War Against Sleep and Last Great Wilderness Subway. 69 (‘owgate. 225 6766. 7.30pm. £4. Young rock contbo from Iidinburgh signed to SI. Records.

I Elaine Paige Playhouse. I8 22 (ireenside Place. 08706063424.

8 l0.l5pm. £l8 £27.50. See Sat 5.

I Charles Wood and Oatbeanie Whistlebinkies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557 5l l4. 9pm. Free. (‘lassic and contemporary covers.


I Linton Kwesi Johnson Festival (‘lub. Wellington Square. 0l292 6| l 222. 2pm. Free. The dtib poet presents his sagely-observed. socially-conscious verse as part of Burns an' a’ That!


I Spencer Davis Group and The Yardbirds Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. Ll8.5()/£l().5()/£l-l.5(). 'I‘wo top ()0s bands hit the nostalgia trail looking like shadows of their former selves. Spencer Davis himself remains from the original line-up of the band who brought its the soulful vocals of Stevie Winwood on the hits ‘Keep on Running' and ‘(iimme Some Love'. pltis the current incarnation of the Yardbirds. revolving around original guitarist ('hris Dreja and drummer Jim .\Ic('arty.

I Taking Back Sunday, Recover and The Hurt Process Queen Margaret I'nion. 22 I'niversity (iardens. 339 9784. 8pm. £8.50. ()ver- l4s show. New York area extremo quintet play a gig upgraded from King Tut's. ()riginal tickets still valid.


I Suffocation The (‘athouse. l5 l'nion Street. 248 6606. ('ANCFLLFI). I Evidence of Trauma Barfly. Zoo (‘lyde Street, ()870 907 0999. 8pm. £4. I The Red Eyes, Graduation Day, This Familiar Smile and Freefall Rockers. 14 Midland Street. 22l 0726. 8pm. Free. Rock line-up.

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


I Acoustica ('abaret Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 220 6l76. 7.30pm. Free tvoluntary contributions on exit l. A new night of acoustic sounds offering varied line-ups from Iidinburgh’s fittest sitiger/songwriters. And remember. no cover versions allowed.

I King Louie, Little Moscow and Wake the President Iloneycomb. l5 l7 Niddry Street. 530 5540. 8pm. £4. Night of live indie with more tbc.

I Open Mic Whistlebinkies. 4r 6 South Bridge. 557 51 14. 9pm. Free. See Mon 3|.

Tuesday 8


I Ash, Saves the Day and The Crimera ('arling Academy. l2l Iiglinton Street. 0905 020 3999/0870 77l 2000. 7.30pm. £17.50. No age restriction on this show. Irish rabblerousers return with a new album .Ur’IIr/mt‘n which will please those who enjoyed the poppier disposion of the Free All Angels album. I Ikara Colt, yourcodenameis:milo and Punish the Atom King Tut‘s Wah Wah IIut. 272a St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8.30pm. £6.50. Breakneck art punk energy from Londoth Ikara (‘olt. Voting pretenders ytittrcotlenameis:ntilo have attracted comparisons to At the Drive-In. which is never a band thing.

I Retisonic and This Familiar Smile Nice'n'Slea/y. 42l Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £0. Retisonic is the band formed by es-Bluetip man Jason Farrell. Mtisically. he keeps the hardcore faith.

I Cerebral, Bore, 50% Incomplete, Johnny Fantastico, Mangara, Yer Maw, Blood Story, Freefall and Ciderman Barfly. loo