Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication for Glasgow to Fiona Shepherd at, by post or by tax on 0141 353 2803 and for Edinburgh to Henry Northmore at, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Mark Robertson, Henry Horthmore and Fiona Shepherd.

Ticket information

Tickets for most shows can be obtained in advance from:

Tickets Scotland 239 Argyle Street. Glasgow 0141 20/1 5151.

Tickets Scotland 127 Rose Street. Edinburgh. 0131 220 3284.

Ripping Records 91 South Bridge. 0131 220 7010.

Way Ahead 0141 3:39 8383.


I Mikey Dread and Sweet T & the Section The Arches. 253 Argvle Street. 565 1023. 8pm. £l5 (£14). liollowing gigs h_v Toots & the Maytals and Jimmy (‘lil'll here's another reggae innovator. l)read has worked with the likes of fellow roots reggae practitioners Sugar Milton and Junior .\lurvin but has also collaborated with the ('lash and ex- (iuns’n'Roses guitarist 11/.) Stradlin. and will record guest vocals l'or support hand Sweet 'I‘ & the Section while he is in town. His latest album is called Rusm in ('(mll'ul.

I Hoboken, Swimmer One and Luxury Car King 'l‘ut‘s Walt Walt llut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £5. S}nth pop with crooner vocals from llohoken. supported by kindred clectro pop duo Swimmer One. I The Sam Roberts Band, Roddy Hart and The Shekin Establishment Btu-11v. 2M) (‘lytle Street. (1870 ‘)()7 ()‘)‘)‘). 8pm. £5. Montreal outlit whose sound encompasses power pop. l‘olkv mysticism and ps_vch rock. Bandleader Roberts started out covering the likes of the Jesus & .\1ar_v (‘hain and the Stones Roses. and is now one of (‘anada's hottest new properties.

I Crowbar Smile Barll) (upstairs). 260 ('lvde Street. 0870 ‘)07 0‘)‘)‘). 8pm. £4. ()ver-l4s show. Nit-metal outlit.

I Cobain The ('athouse. l5 t'nion Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. ()ver- 14s show. Nirvana tribute act.

I Ludovico Nice'n'Slea/v. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. 9pm. £3. New band from the ()ne Records stable. I The Hateville Heroes and Silent Farewell The 13111 Note (life. 50 60 King Street. 553 1638. ‘)pm. £3. I’unkahillv rock and screamo prog. it sa_vs here. One can only imagine what that sounds like. 01‘ go to the gig to lind out.

I Peri, Subroc and Fred Soundset. the Soundhaus. 47 Hyde Park Street. 221 465‘). 8.30pm. £4.50. Weekly showcase of up-and-coming hands.

I The Kiteflying Club 'l‘chai ()vna. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. £1.50. lmprov.

I My Mind’s Weapon, Marciano, Unpredictable, The Revelles and Nothing Yet Rockers. 14 Midland Street. 221 (1726. ‘)pm. liree.

I Sticky Fingers Slttdio ()ne. (irosvenor llotcl. (irosvenor 'l'erracc loll llvres Road). 341 6516. ‘)pm. l"ree. Rolling Stones trihute hand.

I Trains 'l'inderhox. 18‘) Bvres Road. 33‘) 3108. ‘)pm. l‘rec. Acoustic set.

The Wickerman Festival The Borders is the place to head for this low-key alternative fest. Spiritualized and Buzzcocks may be the headliners but there's much more to it than just rock'n‘roll. Think of it as our own mini Glasto. See preview. East Kirkcarswe//, near Dundrennan. Dumfr/es and Galloway, Fri 23 and Sat 24 Jul.

0 and Not U What’s wrong with sarky, slap happy. disjointed rock from excitable boys hopped up on gootballs? 'Nothing!‘ we say and this lot from the Discord Records stable are most excellent purveyors such a musical beast. See preview.

Nice ’n ’S/eazy, Glasgow, Sat 24 Ju/.

Release One day. ten bands. ten DJs. one venue. An excellent. if eclectic. mix of live acts including Gordon McIntyre from ballboy, Aberfeldy, King Creosote and the Thanes plus DJs from Colours, Joy. Mingin'. Progression, Wiggle and Bootylushous. across two floors all in aid of the Free Tibet Campaign. Studio 24. Edinburgh, Sun 7 Aug.

Lucky Jim and Jo Mango Following a series of dates supporting Arthur Lee and Love. this duo (pictured) bring their knowing and melodic acoustic turns to us on an extensive Scottish tour. Plus support from this up and coming local songstrel. Whist/eb/nk/es, Edinburgh, Sun 7 Aug: Brel. Glasgow, Tue 3 8. Wed 4 Aug.

Azzuri, Painted Little Men, Stealer and Carpe Diem If you feel like taking a chance on some new local talent then this quadruple bill at Lock, Stock and Live is what's required. A good chunk of rock. and smattering of pop. and even a wee bit of funk is to be found in the mix. Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Wed 4 Aug.

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