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o Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street.

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i o The Mighty Lemon Drops Hoochie Coochie Club. West Tollcross. Very 1 good melodic psychedelic-sounding ' band from Wolverhampton. with

excellent single Like An Angel out

Evening. Dixieland music.

jazz. shifting line up.

0 Chartie McNair's Band Preservation l lall. Victoria Street. 236 3816. Evening. Trad swing band.

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace.


0 Platform Jazz Club Sloan's Bar. .-\rg_\ le Place. Argyle Street. 8pm. Llfillttl l. tom .\le( irath. in one incarnation a talented pianist. takes part ol'the night abetted by the Project .la// 'l'healrc. perhaps all

lla_\ market 'l‘errace. lix citing. Straight trad band. 0 West End Jazz Band .»\ilsa ( ‘raig

Nicolson Street. l{\ening. (‘lassic

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now. Although inspired by Liverpool's Crucial Three of Bunnyrnen. Teardrops and Wah. the sound of that most crucial band of the late 60s. The Misunderstood. shines through. Try them.

0 Contos Ross Open Air Theatre. Princes Street Gardens. 1pm. Free. Salsa/funk. See Jazz section.

0 Bill Huggins Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free. C&W. Blues.

0 Go Ferrit Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 We Free Kings Art College. Lauriston Place. End ofterm revel. for students and guests only. See review.


0 Bobbin’ John Warehouse. Kirkgate.

SATURDAY 14 Edinburgh

0 The Rapiers, The Styng-Rites and The Jiving Lindy Hoppers Ross Open Air Theatre. Princes Street

Gardens. 2pm. Free. The Rapiers’ unerring ear for authenticity is quite remarkable. Sound and look straight from pre-Beatles Britain. Shadows-style instrumentals. Billy Fury-style vocal numbers. trapped in amber. The Styng-Rites have moved with the time a bit more. but not much. Slick. souped-up psychobilly and pretty good live. Award-winning

Hoppers are a professional jive-dancing company.

0 Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria

Street. 9pm. Free. Folk-rock. previously known as the Medium wave Band.

0 Back Beat Clowns. High Street.

9pm. Free. Scan and Paddy git down

with some old rock ‘n‘ roll numbers.

0 The AM Band Lord Darnley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free. 605 R848. country-rock covers and originals. Jam atmosphere.


0 Scheme Rooftops. New residency

for sub reggae polit-rockers. Scheme

every Saturday from 4—7pm.


0 Lip Machine Warehous. Kirkgate. See Thurs 19.



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


0 Scheme Rooftops. And they’re doing it on Sunday too. from 1()pm—2.3()am.


0 Pop Wallpaper Warehouse. Kirkgate. Worthy modern pop band with the advantage ofthe unique voice of singer Audrey Redpath.


0 Billy Jones Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Pop/folk.

0 Bill Huggins Lord Darnley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free. C&W. Blues.




Edinburgh. Sandie Shaw Queen‘s Hall. Clerk

Street. 7pm. Barefoot among the cover versions. See feature.

0 The Green Telescope, The Dragsters The Lukes Of Us The Place. Victoria Street. 9pm. £2. Headliners the Telescope have been around a shockingly long time without their Stonesy psychedelia creating much ofan impression. but with a new single in the offing things could change for the better soon.

0 RDK Lord Darnley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free. Imagine Foreigner impersonating Van Halen and you‘ll get the idea.

0 Spank the Monkey (To be confirmed). Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

WEDNESDAY 18 Edinburgh

0 Zero Zero Gang Bangs. The Mission. Victoria Street. 8.30pm. £2. The new club at the old Place. shame about the name. Slick. competent and professional Heavy Metal band.

0 The Peristalsis Brothers Boston Bean Co. St James Centre. 9pm. Free. Acoustic skiffle-era duo.

O DangerZone Lord Darnley‘s. West Port. 9.30pm. Free. Pop/folk.


0 Sandie Shaw Zanzibar. Will Lloyd be there? Will Morrissey be there? Does anybody care anyhow? Despite Ms Shaw‘s aged hip-ness all can be forgiven considering that her version of ‘Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken‘ is quite the most divine single forages . . .

0 Blues 'n’ Trouble Cardinal Folly. Glasgow Art College End-()f-Term Bash.


‘Tommy Smith? A knew his faither don’t know how they pit up wi’ yon

racket'. Picked up by The Wire, the jazz

journal, as one of the leading young

musicians in Britain and plucked from Berklee Jazz College in Boston, Mass. for Gary Burton’s group, Tommy Smith

is no longer a Wunderkind from Wester

Railes but a professional saxophonist and he is one of the attractions at an amazing day-long jazz festival in Edinburgh on 14 June.

Platform with Radio Forth have organised two sessions of music and there will be raffles, games, quizzes, and bring and buy record and book stalls. The barwill be open with food available all day. Music starts at noon with the Edinburgh Youth Jazz Orchestra; Francis Cowan/Melanie D’Reilly Duo; Jim Vincent and Alan Pendreigh; Brian Keddie Duintet; Ken Fraser; Jeff Freedner Quartet and Tam White and the Dexters. The evening session has Zips for Lips; Neil Munro Quartet; Martin Taylor; Bobby Wishart Quartet; Mike Hart‘s Trad Band and Tommy Smith. Afternoon 23, Evening £4, All Day Ticket 26. Usher Hall Box Office and Queen’s Hall.

Jazz musicians should note that the


International Jazz Federation is holding its renowned Aebersold Combo Improvisation Clinic for the first time outside London. It will be held in the

Edinburgh Academy during the

; Edinburgh Festival. Information and

leaflet on the list of instrument

instructors and fees torthe week-long

j course from Platform, 031 226 4179.

i (Norman Chalmers)

l l 0 Avalon Warehouse. Kirkgate.

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0 Lip Machine El Cambalache. Cafe Royal Bistro. West Register Street. 10pm. The funky beatbox excursion: i ofex-Scar Robert King and company. currently eclipsed by Big Audio Dynamite in packaging and content. I‘ve never seen them in a club context though so they could come over better than they have done so far.

0 The Walk Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Loads of potential and ideas. but they‘re wasting it on what is basically an uninteresting set ofsongs.

O Derra Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.

0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free. POp/folk.

0 Touch of FeverTop o‘ The Walk. St James Centre. 8pm. Free.


0 The Prisoners Rooftops.

o The Painted Word and His Latest Flame The Sugarbeat Club. Cardinal Folly 'l‘wo of the most vaunted Glasgow outfits of the last six months or so; His Latest Flame have done a very nice indie single. thankyou. and the Painted Word are just about to release theirs. One to watch.

0 Chakk The Sugarbeat Club. Cardinal Folly.


0 Steve Marriott Warehouse. Kirkgate. ()nly Scottish appearance ofex-Humble Pie and Small Faces stalwart.

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0 His Latest Flame Hoochie Coochie Club. West Tollcross. Nearly all-female combo which grew out of the legendary Sophisticated Boom Boom. Comparisons with The Smiths and The Shangri—Las abound and great songs are promised. Current disc. Somebody‘s Gonna Get Hurt. produced by Nick Lowe. Could they tumble Fuzzbox from their pinnacle? ~

0 Last Drders Clowns. l ligh Street. 9pm. Free.

0 Roadrunner Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. The lnverness version not the Alloa one. One of them will have to have a name transplant.

0 The AM Band Lord Darnley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free. See Saturday 14. 0 Makossa Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Reggae. Lot offun. especially after a few jars. o Whateverthe Weather Brandos. Blair Street.


0 Doctor and the Medics ()MLI. Yuk Yuk Yuk Yuk . . . thankfully Doctor and the Medics. who seem bound to return to the obscurity from whence they came. will not be bringing their exploding vicar stage set. Shame they have to come at all . . .

o Sfyng-Rites, Deaf Heights Cajun Aces (To be confirmed) We Free Kings QMU end of term bash.


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