band. and they’ll remain so until they

cock it up completely. and that‘s something a lot of People are eager for them to do. Tonight they‘re

; playing a benefit for the Chilean NUS. organised by the Edinburgh

University Latin American

Solidarity. Get there early or you'll

die ofthirst before you reach the bar. 0 Plague of Fools, Twisted Nerve and Baby’s GOT A Gun Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 8pm. £1.50(£1 students). Plague of Fools and Twisted Nerve are well known for their admiration of Killing Joke and The Sex Pistols; Baby‘s Got a Gun. from East Kilbride. named themselves after an Only Ones album and claim to know only how to play feedback and three chords. Hmm. . . may actually go to this.

0 The Foundry Band, SaintAndrew, The Mighty Jodrells and Michael Marra King Biscuit. Madisons. (ireenside Place. 10pm. £2. Another Blues night. At least that’s the theory.

0 Makossa Jailhouse. Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free. See Fri 16.

O Déja Vu Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

. 0 Rock and Roll Clowns. High Street.

50s and 60s rock. presumably with those old stalwarts Sean and Paddy.


0 The Cherry Bombz (ilasgow University Queen Margaret Union. Comprising two Hanoi Rocks. one ex-Clash and one err-Lord ofThe New Church the Cherry Botnbz are truly dreadful shlock rock. The icing on the cake is the singer an ex-Toto Coclo. Not to be touched. even with a very. very. very long barge pole.

0 Scheme and The Blue Monkey

Experience The Pearce institute.

Govan. Tickets £1. See Maytest. 0 Swing the Cat Tron Theatre Bar. 63 Trongate. 552 4267 8. See Maytest.


0 Avalon Warehouse. Kirkgate. Folk-rock. previously known as the Medium Wave band.

UNDAY 18 Edinburgh

0 Small Businessmen Jailhouse. Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.

0 Billy Jones Duke of Wellington. Duke Street. Leith. 8.30pm. Free. Pop/folk.


0 Love and Money, Wet Wet Wet, The Shop Assistants and Strangers And Brothers The Pavilion. Renfield Street. 332 1846. Tickets £3 on the door. See Maytest.

o Ballam And The Angel Mayfair.

0 Radio Clyde Free Rock Festival Queen‘s Park. See panel.



0 Julian Lennon Playhouse Theatre. CANCELLED.

O Nipsway Coasters. West Tollcross. 9pm. A Top 20 act from Glasgow. folks. See interview elsewhere this issue.

0 Silent Shores Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

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Now unquestionablythe biggest-selling band in Australia, INXS (pronounced ‘ln Excess’) are on tourto try and repeat their success over here. Formed in 1977 as The Farriss Brothers (Tim, Andrew and John play guitar, keyboards and drums respectively) the Sydney-based group spent most of theirtlme playing local hotels and mining towns around their home and Perth. A name change to INXS started their rise to prominence, and 1981 , when they released their second album, saw them doing a 3oo-date tour of the Antipodes. Still, it wasn’t until two years later when they supported Adam Ant and The Kinks on their Stateside tours, that their lirst single, ‘Don’t Change’, was released in

o Splash Me I'm Drowning Jailhouse. Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.

TUESDAY 20 Edinburgh

0 Blues Brothers Preservation l lall.

Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. If

memory serves. balding scalps.

beards arid interminable guitar


o AiterEight MinceJailhouse. Calton

Road. 9.30pm. Free. linioyable and )ficient jazz-funk group.


O Bing Hitler'l'he Tron. 63'1‘rongate.

552 4267 8. See Maytest.

o The Bhundu Boys Mayfair. See


WEDNESDAY 21 Edinburgh

0 HankWangtord Band Assembly Rooms. George Street. 7.30pm and

10.30pm. £3.50 ( £2). See Spring Fling _

and Feature.

0 The Business .lailhouse. Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.

0 Billy Jones The Canny .‘ylan's. Morningside Road. Free. Pop folk. 0 The Rocky Horror Show Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 7.30pm. £5.50. £4.50. Most people that have seen the film as often as most people have. tend to be let down by the live shows. bttt the idea of little Bobby Crttsh. the squeaky clean Opportunity Knocks winner. as Frankenfurter must surely add a whole new dimension to this one. All those classics they played at every party you ever bated. with real live audience partici . . . pation.

o The Peristalsis Brothers Boston

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Britain. It didn’t do much, and neither have their releases since then, but alter their spot on the Australian Live Aid segment, showing on the comely singer Michael Hutchence to the world, and subsquent appearances in front or the Prince and Princess oi Wales and later on The Tube, they look like the sort of band that The Sun might choose to take to its heart and propel to stardom. Who knows? U2 have been keeping pretty quiet of late, and there doesn’t seem to be enough of Simple Minds to go around, so INXS's big colourful sweeps could be the next stadium fodder over here. Any

‘interested parties should haul

themselves down to the Edinburgh Playhouse on 16 May. (Mab)

Free. Acoustic skil‘lle-era duo. recently feature on The Tube's Absolute Beginners special.


0 Hipsway the Pavilion. Renlield Street. 332 1846. The latest (ilaswegian successors to the pop throne. llipsway are riding the crest with their second hit single ‘Ask The Lord' and a completely sold-out gig at the Pavilion. See Feature.


0 Blood Uncles Warehouse. Kirkgate. Debut 12in from this lidinburgh band is ottt now and got a Single of the Week in Sounds and a good write-up here. Be prepared for savage. gut-churning guitar and a lot ofsnarling.

UR DAY 22 Edinburgh

0 CryJailhouse. Calton Road. 9.30pm. Four-piece soft rock band. 0 Jurtiezut Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 The Rocky HorrorShow Playhouse

, Theatre. (ireenside Place. 7.30pm.

£5.50. £4.50. See Wed 21 . Glasgow 0 Rough Charm Midas.

Hall Man Hall Biscuit Rooftops. Any

band who has song titles like “)9’} Of All (iargoyles Look Like Bob Todd' can be half bad.

0 Hyper Hyper Fashion Show Cardinal Follv.

Duniermline 0 Red Warehouse. Kirkgate.

E [Ix-members ofthe Significant Zeros

their 'White Trash Reggae‘ around the circuit.


: 0 Hall Man Halt Biscuit 1 loochie

' Cooehie Club. West 'I‘olleross.

10.30pm. £3 in advance. it‘s a fairly safe bet there'll be no tickets left on I the night. What to say about this

shambling. wonderful little band“? That they are perhaps the greatest connoisseurs ofjunk TV in this country? No. that doesn‘t begin to say it. That ‘All 1 Want For Christmas ls A Dukla Prague Away Kit' is a stunning revelation for anyone that's followed them this far'i' Again. that’s only hinting at it. That

they passed tip a spot on The Tube to

go and see 'l’ranmere Rovers play‘.’

v Nowwe‘re gettingthere . ..

_' O The Crows Moray l louse Student Union. Holyrood Road. 8pm. The

' next Psychedelic Furs'.’ Well.

' definitely destined to sweep across

America anyway. ()ne

distinguished. epic-sounding single behind them and. apparently. a film soundtrack ahead.

0 Camera Shy Assembly Rooms. (ieorge Street. 9pm. £2 (£1 ). All-female synthesizer band. part of the Women Live Cabaret Iixtravaganza. See Spring Fling.

0 Teenage Dog Orgy and An Cat Dubh Willis‘ Restaurant. 135 (ieorge Street. 8.30pm. £1.50.

0 Avalon Jailhouse. Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free. Folk-rock group formerly known as the Medium Wave Band.

0 Billy JonesCentral Bar. Leith Walk. Afternoon gig. Free.

Pop folk.

0 Tube Snakes Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 This Side Up Clowns. High Street. ()pm. Free.

0 The Rocky Horror Show Playhouse

- Theatre. (ireenside Place. 7.30pm.

£5.50. £4.50. See Wed 21. Duniermline

0 Block Brothers Warehouse. Kirkgate.

SATURDAY 24 Edinburgh

0 Wester Hailes Rock Day Sighthill Park. All-day music. See Spring Fling.

0 Dead On Arrival Jailhouse. Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.

0 Rock and Roll Clowns. High Street. . 9pm. Free. With Sean and Paddy again. 1 guess.

0 Blueiinger Preservation Hall.

Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. 0 The Rocky Horror Show Playhouse

Theatre. (ireenside Place. 7.30pm.

£6.50. £5.50. See Wed 21. Glasgow

0 Mission (ilasgow L'niversity ()MU. Students and friends only. 0 Bronski Beat Barrowland. ()r what's left ofthem. at least.

0 Swing The Cat The Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 42678. See


Duniermline 0 Blues ‘n' Trouble Warehouse.

and The Purple Gang. now flogging l

Bean Co. St James Centre. 9pm. Kirkgatc- The." “MR 50 hard- PM

24 The List 16— 29 May