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Lothlan and Strathclyde over the festive New Brain' released in January. period than most groups have managed Meanwhile, tans will have to make do

in the past year. The best of the current

- batch of Scots schloclrabillles have

the Barrowland from Mac and his merry men. No doubt there will be a lot of mysticism. dry ice and weird lighting as well as The Hit Singles at this one. Sounds like the seventies. doesn’t it?


0 Avail Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 Liza Scott Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.


0 Pop Wallpaper Warehouse. 23 Kirkgate. Independent single

I coming out in January, ‘Nothing Can

Call me Back”. Good female singer.




L 0 Echo and the Bunnymen

Barrowland. 0 Wire Splash One. 46 West George

. Street, 9.30pm—2.30am. £4.


0 The Alarm Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. £4.50, £4. As the Clash release an album that shows for sure they‘re the blinkered. self-important cretins our betters

always tried to tell us they were, The

Alarm still seem not to have

? cottoned on. Storm and fury in a

teacup, told by incurable idealists, signifying nothing.

; Terrace-anthems, in other words.

0 Skanga (To be confirmed)

j J ailhouse, Calton Road. 9pm. Free.

3 Reggae. MONDAY 23 Glasgow 0 The Alarm Barrowland. Oh No! Edinburgh

0 Run Big and Jesse Rae Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £4.50. I still remain unmoved by Run Rig, despite their very professional Gaelic folk-rock. melodies that both rouse and haunt and the atmosphere of their live shows, which can be like

with two traclrs on the live Klub Foot I compilation. (Mab).

the most insane and drunken football match you could ever hope to attend. Much more partial to the very good and very daft Jesse Rae.

who could never play another note in

his life and I‘d still love him. Funk,

with elements oftraditional Scottish music. Are you ready? ‘Oh, bring my

laddie hame tae me-e-e . . .‘ 0 Go FerritJailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm.




0 Christmas party Strutz and at Rooftops.


0 Dancing Bears Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 Gary Glitter Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. First show at 5pm,

second at 7.30pm. Forget the pantos,

this is the one. Christmas is the traditional time ofyear for getting out all those old. corny singles anyway, so why not go and see them made flesh (and no shortage of that on Gary's bones) before your eyes? If this comes off, and everyone

agrees it should be tremendous fun, I

can see a glowing future for our Gaz as a pantomime dame.



0 M74 Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. Playing rock music on Christmas


Day has never really appealed to me, but for those ofyou who just have to

go out on Chrissie Night then this is the only gig in town. Personally I‘d rather be distributing Meals On Wheels.


0 Primevals Fixx, Miller Street. Christmas seems to have a longer build-up and a shorter life-span every year. The Primevals are a garage band. Boxing Day is a good time to watch TV, visit people and


relax. I know where I‘ll be . . .


0 Heart IndustryJailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.


0 Deal Heights Cajun Aces Warehouse. 23 Kirkgate. Scotland‘s best (only?) Cajun band.



0 Rough Charm and FurtherThought Strutz. above Barrowland.

0 Deal Heights Caiun Aces Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. A good excuse for grabbing your favourite person and doing a quick jig with them. The Deaf Heights are amusing. capable. entertaining and very. very Cajun even if they are from Edinburgh rather than the Louisiana swampland. Yee-ha!


0 Cry Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 Fast Forward Christmas Bash Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. 10.30pm. This looks like a good one. Fun and frolics well into the night with The Pastels, Shop Assistants (To Be Confirmed) and Jo Callis. ex ofThe Human League when they were at their height. presents his new band S.W.A.L. K. I‘ll be there.

0 Heart Industry Clowns. High Street. 8pm. Free.

SATURDAY 28 Edinburgh

0 Mia Vu Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 Real Secrets Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.



0 Heaven Sent Fixx. Miller Street. More new local talent.


0 Blues BrothersJailhouse, Calton Road. 9pm. Free.

0 Dire Straits Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. SOLD OUT.



0 Blues ‘n’ Trouble To be confirmed. Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Excellent and hard-working Edinburgh blues-rock band. Boogie the night away.

0 Dire Straits Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. SOLD OUT.



0 King The Barrowland. A Hogmanay Live Broadcast, for the Old Grey Whistle Test, of 1985‘s most meteoric teenbop band. they‘ll be playing right up to The Bells, so think of all those who are going to miss their New Year dram this year because they spent midnight waiting in the car for their progeny outside Barrowlands? Poor souls . . . Happy


New Year anyway!


0 Dead on Arrival Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 Dire Straits Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. SOLD OUT.



0 Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria

Street. 9pm. Free. 0 The Englishmen Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.


C) E m u: o E

o The Pastels Strutz. above

Barrowland. What a depressing way

to start the year. Edinburgh

0 Napalm Stars (To be confirmed) Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 Heart Industry Clowns, High Street.

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0 Fly Boyz Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 The Mirrors Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

MONDAY Edinburgh

0 Stresa Front Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

WEDNESDAY 8 Edinburgh

0 Perfect Crimes Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

THURSDAY 9 Edinburgh

0 Block Brothers Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Blues-rock. Lot of fun.

0 The Heaters Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. (To be confirmed).

Edinburgh Venues

0 Hoochie Coochie Cluband Satellite Club Tollcross Complex, West Tollcross. 228 3252.

o Playhouse Theatre 18/22 Greenside

Place. 557 2590.

o Oueen‘s Hall Clerk Street, 668 3456.

o Rumours 23 Lothian Road, 226


Free entry.

0 Clowns High Street.

0 Jailhouse 17 Calton Road, 557 3073.

o Preservation Hall 9 Victoria Street.


0 Top 0’ the Walk St James Centre,

0 Shore Bar, The Shore, Lelth.

Student Unions Closed lor Xmas Holidays.

28The List 13 Dec—9Jan