Oran Mor, Glasgow, Mon 21 Jun see

‘It’s good to be ‘ere! Excuse my accent!’ Kicking off Oran Mor’s contribution to the Fete de la Musique, a series of international music events including more than 100 countries, French rockers Da Brasilians make an endearing and competent stab at covering decades of rock’n’roll history - albeit with an elderly, beardy, tweed- jacketed Bez-type figure in tow - and do their bit to promote international relations by singing in both English and French.

West Enders Wake the President bring a welcome element of French chic, Erik and Bjorn Sandberg all dapper in matching shirts and jackets, and bestowing respectable U2/Stone Roses-style climactic acoustica on the audience. After an all too brief appearance by Invisible Jim (as it were), various delays and technical problems mean it’s only the hardcore/layabout

Red Bee Society supply La Musique

student contingent who stay around for the rest.

My Latest Novel’s twee, disingenuous art school rock feels like an exercise in tolerance both for the eyes and ears - looking like models for a garish 60$ knitting catalogue and sounding like Arab Strap meets Pink Floyd in the foolhardy guise of three guitarists, a drummer and a violinist.

Zut alors!

But help is at hand in the form of headliners Red Bee Society. They don’t take to the stage till well after midnight, by which time a thinned out but nevertheless respectable audience remains: it’s a shame their expansive and charismatic brand of rock wasn’t heard by more, as vast vocals, a wee bit of dancing and some very enthusiastic guitar wielding add up to a pretty

good way to end an evening. Encore! (Emma Newlands)

Book nw

I Tom Jones Edinburgh Castle. 23 Jul. I Westlife Edinburgh Castle. 24 Jul. SOLD OUT I James Taylor Edinburgh Castle. 25 Jul. I Gillian Welch Barrowland.

Glasgow. 26 Jul.

i I Burrito Deluxe Queen's

' Hall. Edinburgh. 2‘) Jul. * Mat Goss Ross Bandstand. Edinburgh. 2 Aug. * Peter Andre Ross Bandstand. Edinburgh. 3 Aug. * Blazin’ Squad Ross Bandstand. Edinburgh. 4 Aug. I Don McLean Carling Academy. Glasgow. 5 Aug. * Har Mar Superstar Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 7 Aug. * The Datsuns Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 8 Aug. I Air Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. 10 Aug. I Optlmo presents 5,6,7,8’s Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 10 Aug. I Half Man Half Biscuit Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 1 1 Aug.

I Dido L'sher Hall. Edinburgh.

1 13 Aug. SOLD OUT

I Zero 7 Corn Exchange.

1 Edinburgh. 13 Aug.

48 THE LIST 8—22 Jul 2004

COUNTRY j sns49

Venue, Edinburgh, Sat 26 Jun

. It's an unfortunate byproduct of billing BR549 as a hillbilly band that we can't help but conjure an image of them as l toothless. tourist-buggering rednecks in a De/iverance stylee. Sighs of collective relief resound. then, when we find that the quintet look just like any other band right down to the double-bassist's Ramones T-shirt. Not only that. but they sound refreshingly different with Don Herron's pedal-steel guitar and the whooping vocals of Chuck Mead and Chris Scruggs : (grandson of Earl). and squeezed as I many songs out of the set as possible, bringing a great hoedown

BR549 ain’t no hillbillies


If anyone ever decides line dancing is the new techno, just remember where you heard it first. (David Pollock)



Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 5 Jul

It's all polite rock from opener Tom Baxter, acoustic-led sounds in a Damien Rice style. Sometimes it's bordering on emotional cliche but ‘This Boy' and ‘Almost There' hit their mark with understated precision. Then the chipmunk-faced-coffee- table-jazz-unit-shifter bounds on stage. Cullum specialises in jazz for people who don't like jazz. any challenging edges smoothed off with

pop accessibility. Mainly playing

Cullum makes a splash

covers from Cole Porter's ‘I Get a Kick Out of You“ to N'E'R'D's ‘Frontin" - his own ragged interpretations but covers nonetheless. He's famed for playing directly on the strings or drumming on his piano and while entertaining. it sounds a bit crap. But he's a very watchable performer. an accomplished pianist and his version of Radiohead's ‘High and Dry' morphing into “Singing in the Rain' was a

real highlight (and yes, bizarrely it did work). (Henry Northmore)

Tickets are available from:

Tickets Scotland: 239 Argyle Street, 0141 204 5151 Tickets Scotland: 127 Rose Street. 0131 220 3234 Ripping Records: 91 South Bridge. 0131 226 7010 Way Ahead: 0141 339 8383 Ticketmaster: 0870 169 0100

* John Power Venue. Edinburgh. 15 Aug.

I The Best of T Break Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 15 Aug.

I Laura Veirs Venue. Edinburgh. 16 Aug.

I Massive Attack (‘orn Exchange. Edinburgh. 19 Aug. I Ed Harcourt Liquid Room. Edinburgh. l9 Aug.

I James Yorkston Venue. Edinburgh. 1‘) Aug.

I Mull Historical Society Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 20 Aug.

I Josh Ritter Venue. Edinburgh. 20 Aug.

I Jethro Tull Corn Exchange.

Edinburgh. 20 Aug.

I Shane Macaowan Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. 21 Aug. I Donnie Munro Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. 22 Aug. I The Charlatans Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. 23 Aug. I Hope of the States Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 23 Aug.

I Kinky Venue. Edinburgh. 23 Aug.

I The Zutons Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 24 Aug.

I Sons & Daughters Venue.

Edinburgh. 24 Aug. I New Found Glory Barrowland. Glasgow. 24 Aug.

I The Rasmus Barrowland.

Glasgow. 25 Aug.

I Yourcodenameiszmilo Venue. Edinburgh 25 Aug.

I 2 Many Musicians t‘eai BHMC and 2 Many DJS Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. 25 Aug.

I My Morning Jacket Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 26 Aug. CANCELLED.

I Radio 4 and Futureheads Venue. Edinburgh. 26 Aug.

I Dashboard Confessional Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 27 Aug.

I The Walkmen Venue. Edinburgh. 27 Aug.

I The Streets Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. 28 Aug. I dEUS Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 28 Aug.

I The Hives Corn Exchange.

Edinburgh. 29 Aug.

I Goldie Lookin’ Chain Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 29 Aug.

I TV on the Radio Venue. Edinburgh. 30 Aug.

I Morrissey Corn Exchange.

Edinburgh. 3] Aug. SOLD OUT I Edwyn Collins Venue. Edinburgh. 1 Sep.

I 50 Cent SECC. Glasgow. 26 Aug. SOLI) OL'T & 31 Aug.

I DKT/MC5 Garage. Glasgow. 3i Aug.

I Sonic Youth Barrowland. Glasgow. I Sep.

I Rush SECC. Glasgow. l-l Sep.

I Liann Rimes Clyde Auditorium. Glasgow. l7 & 19 Sep.

I Ronan Keating SECC. Glasgow. 21 Sep.


I Slipknot and Slayer SECC. Glasgow. 3 Oct.

* The Music Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. 4 Oct.

I Avril Lavigne SECC. Glasgow, 7 Oct.

I Maroon 5 Barrowland. Glasgow. 8 Oct. SOLD OUT

I Cowboy Junkies L'sher Hall. Edinburgh. 9 Oct.

I The Delagdos Barrowland. Glasgow 9 Oct.

I Lloyd Cole 8. the Commotions Barrowland. Glasgow. l2 Oct.

I The Finn Brothers Usher

Hall. Edinburgh. 16 Oct: Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow. 17 Oct. * Bifly Clyro Barrowland. Glasgow. 19 Oct.

I Sarah McLachlan Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow. 19 Oct. I The Zutons QML’. Glasgow. 21 Oct.

I Kate Rusby L'sher Hall. Edinburgh. 23 Oct.

I HIM Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. 23 Oct.

I John Mayall L'sher Hall. Edinburgh. 2-1 Oct.

I Nick Cave Carling Academy. Glasgow. 6 Nov.

I Jah Wobble Renfrew Ferry. Glasgow. 6 Nov.

I Ibrahim Ferrer L'sher Hall. Edinburgh. 6 Nov.

I Paul Weller Clyde Auditorium. Glasgow. 6 & 7 Nov. I Anastacia SECC. Glasgow. 7 Nov.

I Motorhead Barrowland. Glasgow. 9 Nov.

I Ben Folds Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow 16 Nov.

I Beach Boys Clyde Auditorium. Glasgow. 19 Nov. I Blink 182 SCC. Glasgow. 1 Dec.

* KD Lang Concert Hall.

Glasgow. 3 Dec.