with electro-synth noise. So hip they’re not. 0 Swing the Cat The Tron Bar. 11pm.
0 Makossa Warehouse, Kirkgate. See Sat 3.
0 Public Image Limited and Black
Britain Playhouse Theatre,
: Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £6, £5.
5 See panel.
f o Richie Johnson Show Outer Limits,
. West Tollcross. Dance group.
0 Special ImportJailhouse, Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.
0 Billy Jones Duke of Wellington,
Duke Street, Leith. 8.30pm. Free.
g o The Nightingales Lucifer’s.
o Suburban Culture The Rock Garden.
0 Hot Cardinal Folly.
MONDAY 12 Edinburgh
0 Danger Zone Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
0 RT Band Jailhouse, Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.
0 Scheme and M74 Priesthill Community Centre. Hosted by
i Radio Clyde’s Mark Goodier, this is the first of the Mayfest Rock Week
’ Gigs. Scheme are popular dross, but
M74 are one of the better heavy rock bands around in the city. £1 .
TUESDAY 13 ' Edinburgh
0 Red Smithereen Jailhouse, Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.
0 Snakes oi Shake and Play Position The John Main Community Centre, Gorbals. £1. Psychedelic rock from The Snakes — worth seeing.
WEDNESDAY 14 Edinburgh
0 Ramones and The Prisoners Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. Note change from Empire. Tickets still valid. Well, what can one say about the band that launched a million three-chord ramalamas? Legends in their own black leather lifetimes. and considered by many to be the perfect rock ’n’ roll band. Edinburgh, I'm sure, will take them to its heart. 0 Beat Heights Cajun Aces King
Biscuits, Madison’s, Greenside Place. 10pm. £2. DeafHeights
recreate the sounds ofthe Louisiana
. swamplands for you, in the heart of
! darkest Edinburgh. Recommended.
0 Peristalsis Brothers Boston Bean Co. St James Centre. 9pm. Free. See
, Wednesday 7.
O Warp Factor 10 Jailhouse, Calton
Road. 9.30pm. Free.
0 Billy Jones Canny Man‘s,
Morningside Road. Free. Pop/Folk.
0 Festival Against Fowler Details very
sketchy at presstime, but the student
march against the cuts will end in
Princes Street Gardens where the protesters will be regaled by the likes of Aswad and Smiley Culture if they can raise the money, or local acts like Skanga and Blues ’n' Trouble if they can’t. All depends on result of negotiations.
0 PIL Barrowland. Waaaa . . .The Flowers of. . . Waaa . . .Angeris an energy . . . Waaa . . . Ex pub-rock, sorry punk rocker Johnny wailing his
' - way into our hearts again. a THURSDAY 15 T
O The Mirrors Jailhouse, Calton ; Road. 9.30pm. Free. I 0 Strange Location Preservation Hall, 3 Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. 0 Billy Jones Lord Damley, West 3 Port. 9.30pm. Free.
Glasgow Have you ever read The List and thought: ‘I could 0 Niohtshiﬂ Midas. ; do better than that?‘ Well, now is your chance. To Dllﬂiefm'iﬂe celebrate Mayfest and in conjunction with
' “my “fiswa'ehousev Kirkga‘e- TALKABOUT, British Telecom’s party on the Pen'cu'k I ' phone, we are offering you the chance to become a :OESJCS‘C’S‘ Wm“: "35” reggae critic. If you are planning to go to any Mayfest
- performance we want to know what you think about SIMPLY RED ‘
it. Professional or amateur, give it a go and win some wonderful prizes. All you have to do is
I telephone TALKABOUT on (041) 248 0055 and give us a 60 second critique of anything you have I seen — be it theatre, exhibition, concert or street 2 entertainment. It needn’t be a glowing review, what j we are looking for is originality, turn ofphrase and a I real sense ofthe performance. Remember, 60 "‘3. seconds is not a lot of time, so keep it short, sharp ' and to the point.
The five best entries will win a package of double tickets to Rock Around Mayfest concert at the Pavilion on Sunday 18 May featuring top Scottish bands Strangers and Brothers, Love and Money, the Shop Assistants and Wet Wet Wet; double tickets to the new, action-packed film Remo — Unarmed and Dangerous; six months subscription to The List and a TALKABOUT funpack. Fifty _ runners-up will each win two tickets to the film and
' TALKABOUT goodies and all entrants will receive a TALKABOUT pen and key-ring. Some ofthe best entries will be published in the next issue of The List and winners will be announced in The List of 29 May. Ifyou want to hear the kind of thing we are looking for, selected , entries will be played daily on TALKABOUT line ' 0055 0066 (Glasgow area only). Enjoy Mayfest — we’re waiting to hear from you.
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One oi the most outstanding vocal I talents to have emerged in the last year is Mick Hucknall, the souliul tenor ironting Manchester‘s Simply Red. Formed irom the ashes oi the critically reviled Frantic Elevators, the band iirst got noticed with their cover version oi the Valentine Brothers' Money's Too Tight To Mention, a choice at song that f raised quite a tow eyebrows, but did a 5 line iob oi showcasing Hucknail’s vocal ; abilities. Normally, as Julie Burchill so i loves pointing out, white imitating l black equals beige, butthe ecstatic
way Hucknail’s voice wraps ltseli l around the soul mannerisms ot the ! greats can make one iorgive him i anything. Add to that his ‘Ioveabie street urchin' look, and the versatility displayed on the band’s debut LP 3 Picture Book (veering as it does irom i straight soul to big-band jazz and dub-inﬂuenced pieces) and it's easy to see why Simply Red have gone so tar in such a short time. They’re to be tound at Edinburgh Coasters on Tue 6 May. (Mabi
14The List2— 15 May