it up. Botany 500. And ifyou get bored . . .

o The Meadows Festival The Meadows. Free. Headliners for this are The Crows who. once they manage to exorcise the twin spirits of Iggy and Ziggy. could be a pretty good hard rock group. and the event also features Red Smithereen, Alice House, Sanity Clause and Baby's Got A Gun. 1—6pm approx.

0 We Free Kings, Nervous Circus, Volunteer Slavery, Iron Brotherhood and Theatre International Assembly Rooms. George Street. 9pm. £2.50 (£1 .50unwaged).l

0 After Eight Mince and Sanity Clause Jailhouse. Calton Road. Free. Proficient jass-funk ensemble After Eight Mince at about 2pm. when we‘re all out snoozing in the sun. and the funky Sanity Clause back indoors again at about 9.30pm.

0 Leaps and Bounds Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 BackbeatClowns. High Street. 9pm. Free. In other words. Sean and Paddy. forced to adopt a brand name. but still playing 50s and (dis rock ’n‘ roll.

0 The AM Band Lord Darnley. West Port. 3pm. Free. 60s R&B. country-rock covers and originals. Jam atmosphere.


0 Rock Against Racism Kelvingrove Park. Free afternoon gig featuring Tom Robinson. The Bluebells. Love And Money. Hue And Cry and Strangers And Brothers. Starts about two o‘clock. and ends whenever it ends.

0 Arkleston Inn Renfrew has a day-long event featuring fire Exit. Rubber Yahoo. Roxette. Och Ital. The Cuts. Below The Belt. Militia. Guilt Complex. ()pal October and Ocean pace.

0 The Memorial Hall, Lanark also has a day-long event featuring Glasgow. La Paz. Chasar. Assassin. Sahara. The Baker Street Band. Purple and Strangely Familiar.

0 Tom Robinson QMU. Glasgow University Union. Students and fricndsonly.

0 Eighth Wonder (featuring the delectable brat Patsy Kensit) Strathclyde University. Students and friends only.


0 Deal Heights Cajun Aces Warehouse. Kirkgate. Bringing you the cajun sounds of the Louisiana swamplands.

SUNDAY 1 Edinburgh

0 Tom Robinson Empire. Nicolson Street. 2pm. £5 forum. £4.50 gods. Please note early start. This is being put on as a kind ofsoundcheck for the soundproofing done so far on the venue. And on Tom's birthday too! The controversial. sincere (and to some old-fashioned) rockert'activist has played on The Fringe up here a few times and obviously has a great liking for the city. so show him your appreciation. But don‘t cheer too loud. mind. or you‘ll probably get your jaws clamped. Seriously though. highly recommended.

As Feargal Sharkey has already

proved, there is life afterThe Undertones. One of the truly great

bands of the late 70s and early 80s,

; Derry’s finest split up more than three : years ago. Who would have thought

then that warbling singer Feargal would be an international celebrity

living in LA, teamed up with one of the world’s hottest producers and with some of America’s most renowned

; songwriters falling over themselves to

produce material for him? Could the same thing happen to That Petrol

Emotion? Comprising Sean and Dee O’Neill (who wrote such classic = Undertones chestnuts as ‘Teenage

Kicks’, ‘lt’s Going to Happen’ and the one everyone remembers ‘My Perfect Cousin’), along with Raymond Gorman, Ciaran McLaughlin and

: Seattle-born vocalist Steve Mack, the only non-Derry member, That Petrol

Emotion are set to take the country,

: perhaps the world, by storm. A new

i 0 John Denver Playhouse Theatre.

Greenside Place. 8pm start. £9.50.

i £8.50. lmpenitent about his

homosexuality. a veteran of the old

Rock Against Racism movement

. and no stranger to the barricades. . . ' oh. sorry, that‘s Robinson again. Er.

John Denver‘s a massively successful

Country/MGR singer with a string of

British hits behind him. but he‘s not

as good a guitarist as Glen Campbell : Nor. I suspect. will he ruin his

chances of being asked back with an encore of GladTo Be Gay.

0 Simply Red Coasters. West Tollcross. 8pm. £4.50. £4. Held over

_ from 6 May. versatile soul/funk : group featuring the vocal prowess of

Mick Hucknall and with a few hits under the belt. 0 Mr Rhythm Jailhouse. Calton

' Road. 9pm. Free.


0 Billy Jones Duke of Wellington. Duke Street. Leith. 8pm. Free. Pop/ folk .


0 That Petrol Emotion and The Submarines Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. Everyone must surely know by now that Petrol Emotion were

; band called for a new sound, a more i raw and charged sound than The

i Undertones, but one suffused just as l strongly with great tunes and

heart-stopping harmonies. “Manic Pop

Thrill’, the title of their LP, recently


released to unanimous rave reviews, is as perfect a description as it’s possible

to find of their music. ‘Music,’ says

Raymond, ‘that soothes, startles, confronts and mesmerises.’ Offputting to some is the band's political edge, which is implicit in all they do, but it's less intrusive than, say, The Redskins. Their name is

. meant to evoke the simmering feeling . of anguish and violence in Ulster, and

does it more effectively than political diatribes would. Anyway, preaching is

; anathema to those with such sure pop sensibilities; itwould be difficult to find

a less stodgy band treading the boards

5 in this country today. Go see them at

1 the Potter Row in Edinburgh on Friday

' 30 and Glasgow Mayfair on1 June. (Mab)

originally The Undertones. and. unlike other ex-Undertones. they actually do live up to their past.

MONDAY 2 Edinburgh

0 Bill Huggins Lord Darnley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free. C&W. Blues. 0 Blues Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. interminable guitar solos.

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

TUESDAY 3 Edinburgh

0 Blues Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 Small Businessmen Lord Darnley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free.

0 StVitus Dance Jailhouse. Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.

WEDNESDAY 4 Edinburgh

0 Peristalsis Brothers Boston Bean Co. St James Centre. 9pm. Free. Acoustic skiffle-era duo. recently featured on The Tube‘s Asbolute Beginners special.

'o Randall and Hopkirk Jailhouse. Calton Road. 0.30pm. Free.

Port. 9.30pm. Free.

THURSDAY 5 Edinburgh

0 Neil Young Playhouse Theatre. CANCELLED.

0 Billy Jones Lord Darnely. West Port. 9.30pm. Free. Pop folk.

0 Feral Children Clowns. High Street. 9pm.

0 Rootsie Tootsie Band .lailltouse. Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.

0 Hay Fever’I‘op o‘ the Walk. St James Centre. Spnt.


0 The Business Lord Darnley. West il

l i

0 All ThatJazz Midas. Pure pop from

Ayrshire. fresh-faced and squeak\ clean?

0 Fun Patrol The Saltmine. Featuring;

James King. veteran (ilasgow rocker which. at the very least. should be interesting. if ttot wonderful . . .ott theotherhand. ..

0 Guana Batz Rooftops. Horrible tattoo-ed psychobilly band. Yuk.


o Kissing Bandits Wareltotise. Kirkgate.

FRIDAY 6 Edinburgh

0 White Jailhouse. (’alton Road. 9.30pm. Free.

0 Billy Jones Heriot Watt Student Union. (irindlay Street.

0 Hook ’n’ Pull Gang Clowns. High Street. Loud guitars. pretty good songs. very good singer.

o Rootsie Tootsie Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street.


0 Simple Minds lbrox Football Ground. Here we go here we go here we go. . . alsoplaying on the first night are Lloyd Cole And The Commotions. Hipsway and The Waterboys. See Feature.


0 Jesse Rae Warehouse. Kirkgate. The kilted crusader’s back. wrapping his claymore around his own brand ofScottish funk.

SATURDAY 7 Edinburgh

0 Sanity Clause Preservation I fall. Victoria Street. 0pm. Free. Funk.

0 MBKOSSB Jailhouse. (‘alton Roatl. 9.30pm. Free. Very good crowd-pleaser of a reggae band. complete with a version of l ley l loe that‘s replete with even more guitar solos than Hendrix's.

0 Backbeat ( ‘lowns. High Street. 9pm. 50s and oils rock 'n' roll.

0 AM Band Lord Darnley . West Port. 3pm Free. See Sat 31.


0 Simple Minds lhrox! With The Cult. The Waterboys and l lipswayl Here we go here we go here we go. . Dunfermline

0 Skanga Warehouse. Kirkgate. Excellent reggae group who move outside the expected confines of the

form. Worth seeing.

i ' n; ListGOMayi—FTZ'June 19