0 Swing '86 Malt Shovel. (‘ockburn Street. 225 (i239. Django meets (ioodman.

0 East CoastJazz Band Blue lagoon. Angle Park 'l‘errace. Straight early tunes and arrangements.

0 Basin Street Stompers Basin Street Bar. llaymarket.


o Batchelors oiJazz Saints and Sinners. St Vincent Street.

0 Bobby Wishart Group llalt Bar. \Voodlands Road. (‘lassy‘ sax playing Blue Note and beyond.


0 Swing '86 Malt Shovel. ('ockburn Street. 225 (i231. l lot club sound. but clarinet and sax lead.

0 Delta Devils Maxies Bistro. \Vesi Nicolson Street. (“VHS-15. (iuitar—based blues and American Syving.

0 Melanie O‘Reilly and Francis Cowan Shore Bar. l.eith. Mainstream singer vyithguitarist. Intimate ambience. adjoining restaurant. Dockland.

0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street.

l lay'market. Solid trad band in lidinburgh‘s tnain venue for the early form of .la//.



0 Shelagh Buchanan l.orne l lotel. Sauchiehall Street. .la//. standards. 0 Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Plus FriendSCilasgoyy Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 22] bl 12.8.3ilpm.


0 Lil McEwan/Jim Henry Dragonara llotel. Belliot‘d Road. (iood songs and voice. Mainstream and soul jazz. 0 Take Three Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street.

0 Charlie McNair‘s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 22b 3Hlo.

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. llaymarket 'l‘errace. Dixieland.

THURSDAY 6 Glasgow

0 Lyall Quartet llalt Bar. Woodlands Road. Driving sax keyboard with bass and occasional people sitting in.


0 Sue Robertson Maxies Bistro. \Vest Nicolson Street. ('lassie songs accompanied by Davy on guitar.

0 The Francis Cowan Trio with Melanie O'Reilly'l‘he Kilderkin. (‘onstitution Street. l.eith. (ierry Forde on bass. Dick Lee on clarinet and sax. Francis on guitar. Melanie vocals.

0 Brian Kellock Trio Royal British llotel. Princes Street. Piano based younger group.

0 Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street.

l laymarket 'l'errace. Very enjoyable small group.

0 West End Jazz Band Ailsa (‘raig llotel. Mainly mainstream standards. (‘lassic line up of clarinet. trumpet and trombone fronting piano. bass. drums and banjo.

0 Dragonara Jazz Dragonara llotel. Belford Road. Probably the lovely l.iz Mclivvan but check for details 332 2545.

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0 Camera Shy and The Heaters Preservation l lLtll. \ilL‘ltil'iLt Street. 9pm. Free.

0 The Housemartins and His Latest Flame Moray Home l 'nion. llolyrood Road. 9pm. Students and guests only . Both groups brought to you courtesy ol ( iol Discs. For those yvith long memories. l lis l_atest l’larne used to be called Sophisticated Boom Boom. an all—female group yy ho performed a heart-stopping version of the ‘White l lors'es‘ theme tune.

0 Architects‘ Carnival lidinburgh l'niversity Students l'nion. (‘hambers Street. Spin. Students and guests only. With We Free Kings. an occasionally pretty yvild and \vatchable punky folk combo.

0 Love and Money ('l'o be confirmed) lloochie (‘oochie Club. West 'l'ollcross. ()n (ilasgoyy’s stampede records. great future predicted lor their hard. New York funk sound.


0 Rosies Home Shadoyvs. Free.

0 Red Lorry Yellow Lorry Strut/. £25”. unyvaged L2.

0 Kevin McDermot pltls The Creeping Charties ’l‘he .lohn Mains ( ‘eritre. (iorbals.


0 Block Brothers Warehouse. 13 Kirkgate. Blues-rock.

SATURDAY 22 Edinburgh

0 Blueiinger and mystery guests. Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. “pm. Free.

0 Charge and Deja Vu .lailhouse. (alton Road. l-‘ree. (harge at around 3pm. doing their usual set ol heay y rock classics. Deia \ u at about lllfdlpni.

0 Clannad l 'sher l lall. l.othian Road. L5. L4 l unresery ed). “.3llpm. o Wes McGee \y'ilkie l louse.( my gate. Me( ice. over front the States. yyorks lit a similar area to the great Ry (ooder. curator of an aural museum of black and yy hite American folk musics.


0 Steel Pulse Queen Margaret

l 'nion. ( rlasgoyy l 'niversity. Students and friends only lor one of Britain‘s favourite reggae bands.

0 Hipsway Straillelyde l‘niversity. .'\}1Ltlll students and friends only. which is a shame. because llipsyvay must be one of the front—runners in (ilasgoyy‘ music. With two excellent singles behind them. Broken Years and Ask the lord. their newly released Tin The l loneythiel. is easily one of the best releases of the month. Don't miss thisl


O Makossa Warehouse. 33 Kirkgate.

at: $3 M I '

The opening oi Edinburgh‘s new venue, The Empire on Nicolson Street, is an event signiticantenough in itseli in this music-starved town. That it is being opened with an act as prestigious as Steel Pulse, along with Aswad and Linton Kwesi Johnson, the most celebrated purveyors oi British reggae, should make it avery special night. The Scottish leg oi their current tour, promoting the new Babylon The Bandit LPtakesthem to Glasgow Queen Margaret Union on 22 February and the aiorementioned Edinburgh Empire the next night.

From their iormation in the early 705 in Birmingham playing covers by The Wailers and the Isley Brothersto their status as a world-class act now has been a long road. It was the uneasy


alliance between punks and Rastas that set them on it in earnest, as they combined quality music with a sharp sense oi showmanship to attract audiencesthat had until then been unimpressed by these strange Airican rhythms. (Typical oi theirtheatricality are the notorious Klu Klux Klan masks they have been known to don on stage).

Theirlirst LP (so prophetic now in the wake of the recent riots there), Handsworth Revolution, established them as one at Bob Marley's iavourlte acts, and at the Sunsplash Festival held in the man‘s memory, Steel Pulse won over countless Jamaicans, greatly impressed that an English group could have so great a command oi their music.



i Britain.

l Increasingly popular reggae group ' from these parts.

SUNDAY 23 Edinburgh

0 Steel Pulse limpire. Nicolson Street. lllpm. The grand openingof Edinburgh's new rock venue. Glasgow

0 Clannad The Pavilion.

0 Win Sugarbeat (lub. Daddy Warbuck's. 4o West (ieorge Street. ()n stage approx 13.3llpin. licensed until 3.3llani. £3 at door. Formed

from l‘he Fire litigines. Funk.

MONDAY 24 Edinburgh

0 The Mirrors Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 Watch with Motherlailhouse. (‘alton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

TUESDAY 25 ' Edinburgh

0 Fat Sam‘s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 The Media .lailhouse. (ulton Road. lil.3(lpm. Free.


0 Human Zoo Midas. Free.

WEDNESDAY 26 Edinburgh

0 The Heaters .lailhouse. (‘alton Road. lil.3(lpm. Free.


0 Simple Minds supported by Shreikback Sli('(‘. Finnieston. The (See Feature).

THURSDAY 27 _ ' Edinburgh

0 Cr'yJailhous‘e, ('alton Road. lll.3ilpm.

0 Pop Wallpaper and Fini Tribe Assembly Rooms. (ieorge Street. Something fairly special is promised here. a shovv never seen before and never to be seen again. it‘s implied. Interesting. . . both bands have done recent Radio 1 sessions. Pop Wallpaper have one single behind them and another to come soon; Fini 'l‘ribe are reputedly good live.

0 Zero Zero Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.


0 Simple Minds and Shreikback SECC. Finnieston. 0 Five Guys Called Mo Shadows. Free.


o Splash Me, I‘m Drowning Warehouse. 33 Kirkgate.

FRIDAY 28 Edinburgh

0 Chakk llooehie (‘ooehie (Tub.

West 'l‘olleross. Hard funk over stuttering tape sequences. ()uite compulsive. From Sheffield and

going places. Well worth a visit.

0 El Sonldo De Londres Queen‘s Hall. £4.50. £3.50. 9.30pm. Literally. "The sound of London.‘ possibly the biggest and best salsa bandin