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Bing Hitler, undoubtedly Scotland’s tlnest up and coming comedian, will be appearing at The First In Miller Street, Glasgow on Friday, 19 September, to provide an audience at tans, triends and upwardly mobiles wlth glimpses or his razor-edge wlt.
When he periorms tonight, Bing (aka Craig Ferguson) will be midway through recording his debut album lor Jammy Records, entitled ‘Bing Hitler Live At The Tron’. As the more astute amongst you may have guessed, the album is being recorded at the Tron Theatre on Sunday 21 September and the previous Sunday (see also Theatre listing). Untortunately it’s sold out, so you’ll have to buy the album instead, when it's released at the beginning ol October.
Bing then, should be at his sharpest and most observant best tonight, and it may well be Glasgow’s last chance to enjoy the man llrst hand tor tree. You’d be dait to miss this. (Stuart Spence)
0 Days at ’29 Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.
TUESDAY 23 Edinburgh
0 Battards The Bristo. Lothian Street. 9pm. Free. Contemporary Scots pop-rock. it says here.
0 Chris Thomson Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
0 John F. Stone Lord Darnley, West Port. 9.30pm. Free. C&W.
o Tam White and the Oexters Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Raunchy rhythm ‘n‘ blues with brass. 10-piece band with a lot of their own material. Veterans of radio sessions and Scottish tours.
WEDNESDAY 24 Glasgow
0 Scheme Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. £2. 0 Nightshitt The Fixx. Miller Street.
10.30pm. Free. Tasteful and enjoyable ifunambitious. funk/jazz I fusion.
0 Dancing Bears and Neighbours Like Us playing at the First Dance Disco, Rumours. Lothian Road. 8.30pm. £1.50.
0 The Peristalsls Brothers Boston Bean Co. St James Centre. 9pm. Free. Skifer—era duo. seen on The Tube.
0 After Eight Mince Lord Darnley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free. Enjoyable
and proﬁcient jazz-funk group.
0 Blues Brothers Jailhouse , Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Beards, bald patches and lots of guitar solos.
THURSDAY 25 Glasgow
0 The Cretons Rooftops, Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. £3. An assortment of Styng Rites and Styng Rites Roadies, under the alias ‘The Cretons’, perform a set of Ramones numbers including the legendary ‘Surfin’ Bird”. For addicts only.
0 Janet Pulls It on Midas Bar, St Vincent Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Hall Man Halt Biscuit and Gone to Earth Coasters, West Tollcross. 8pm. £4. Back promptly, after a great show at the same venue in May, but will these wacky funsters be able to top themselves now that they’re not quite flavour of the month any more? Recent radio sessions suggest not.
0 The Alice House and Mystery Guest, Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. Much recommended local group.
0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley, West Port. 9.30pm. Free. Pop/folk.
0 The Camp Davids Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free. Name ofthe week.
0 Bobbln' John Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.
0 H20 Warehouse, Kirkgate. Only the singer is remaining from the lineup that made it into the charts with what seemed to me like excruciating pop piffle. I gather they haven‘t changed their style much, however.
FRIDAY 26 Edinburgh
0 Jackson Browne Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 8pm. £8.50, £7.50. First night in a two-night run from this interesting American artist. who recorded a whole host of albums with the venerable Asylum/Elektra in a late-605’ hippyish vein, and has recently brought to the fore an anti-Reaganite social conscience. 0 Road Runner Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. The Alloa one this time. How much longer can this go on?
O CTS Clowns, High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Rootsie Tootsie Band Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.
0 His Latest Flame Warehouse. Kirkgate. Almost all-female band who rose from the ashes of the ace Sophisticated Boom Boom. New single ‘Stop the Tide‘ coming out on Go! Discs soon.
0 X-Mal Deutschland Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 6pm. £4. A i special early evening performance ' for a band who have been very quiet
over the last year. Apparently.
; Aberdeen Rock Presents
they’ve a single due out on Phonogram Records shortly.
0 Jackson Browne Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 8pm. £8.50, £7.50. See Fri 26.
o Tam White and the Oexters Ross Open Air Theatre, Princes Street Gardens. 1pm. Free. See Tue 23.
0 Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley, West Port. 3pm. Free. See Sat 20.
0 Philip Glass Usher Hall, Lothian Road. Should strictly be in the Classical Music listing, but Glass’s influence has had a tremendous impact on the more experimental fringes of the rock world and the undeniable beauty and simplicity of his musical structures is a joy for anyone with ears to listen.
0 Great Shakes Preservation Hall,
i Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Pleasant and polite jazz-funk ensemble, they make Level 42 sound like The Ramones.
.. 0 Indian Summer Clowns, High
E Street. 9pm. Free.
i 0 Radio Max Jailhouse. Calton Road. § 10.30pm. Free.
o Stranger and Brothers Warehouse. Kirkgate. See Mon 22.
SUNDAY 28 : Glasgow 0 Scheme Rooftops. Sauchiehall
Street. 10.30pm.£2. 0 Hall Man Halt Biscuit Mayfair.
0 Billy Jones (To be confirmed) Lord Darnley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free.
, brothers and sisters under the careful guidance of Dad, in an all-singing
The Jacksons, didn‘t I?
; o The New York Plglunkers High Dive Club. Buster Browns. Market
, Street. Boogie your ass off to
i O The Duttit Preservation Hall. . Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. o Snakes ol Shake (To be confirmed)
MONDAY 29 Edinburgh
0 5 Star Playhouse Theatre , Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £7, £6. The Partridge Family of the 80s? the 905 too, if their hit-making capacity goes on the way it has been. Five
all-dancing spectacular. Did I say the Partridge Family? I of course meant
Edinburgh’s fine, funky but slightly strange Pigfunkers. Recommended.
. 0 Pop Will Eat ltseli and The Starekase
The Onion Cellar, The Mission. Victoria Street. £2.50 (£2).
Highly-praised (by some) indie band
supported by local band with more than a passing interest in psychedelia. i
Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Promising Glasgow group re-releasing their pretty good single ‘Southern Cross‘.
TUESDAY so ' Edinburgh i
o The Shamen Heriot-Watt Riccarton Campus. Poppy (and impressive in places) psychedelic combo from Aberdeen, whose debut
- EP ‘They May Be Right. . .‘ earlier
this year got a single of the week in
; one ofthe comics. Loads of
present American Legend
in concert at
The Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh ! on Wednesday, 8th October at 8.00pm 3 (doors open 7.30pm)
TICKETS: £3.50 (£2.50 concessions) Available in advance from Virgin Records, 131 Princes Street and Hot Wax, 60 Dalry Road.
Postal applications; telephone 031 554 4003
potential. Students and guests only. i
ACOUSTIC ROUTES in conjunction with ; City of Edinburgh District Council I
Thurs 25th Sept. Doors Open 8pm
Special Guests Gone to Earth
Sat 27th Sept.Doors Open 9pm
Spech Guests Snakes of Shake
O GLASGOW MAYFAIR
Sun 28th Sept. Doors Open 9pm
(In Assoc.wtth Dance Factory)
Special Guests Snakes of Shake
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