Street. 10pm. Right now you can‘t open any kind of cultural rag (this i one being an exception — for the moment) without a Goodbye Mr MacKenzie article of some kind staring you in the face. Such is hype. but this band deserves that kind of attention more than most. Their excellent new single ‘The Rattler‘ got eleven Radio One plays in a week. despite a few risqué references. See them now and avoid the real rush.
O The Charge Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Saxon Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £6. £5. More. . . um. Heavy Metal. Saxon are either particularly good or particularly objectionable depending on what end ofthe metal spectrum you‘re on. Hope the Buster Browns DJ plays some Stooges, ‘cos I sure won‘t be here.
0 Loudon Wainwright Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 7.30pm. Can he compete with Sydney Devine on Syd‘s home patch? See Guestlist.
f TUESDAY 7
0 BB. King Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £7.50. £6. £5. The Man is back! Let‘s face it. he‘s about as rootsy as Tammy Wynette. but we‘ve got Ted Hawkins coming soon ifwe want that. BB. is pure showbiz. but when you can hear a guitar ZING like this man makes Lucille do. who needs it.
A truly great guitarist and entertainer. See him. 0 Phyllis Nelson Tuesdays. Coasters
Complex. West Tollcross.
O FutureWorld Moves Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. 0 Phobia Jailhouse. Calton Road. 9pm. Free.
0 The Charge Lord Darnley. West Port. 0.30pm. Free.
0 Geneva Shadows. Bath Street. 9pm. More ofthe same.
WEDNESDAY 8 Edinburgh
0 Nana Mouskouri Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. £9.50. £8.50. £7.50. No. I don‘t know what she‘s doing in here either. Wonder if she‘s discovered contact lenses yet. 0 A Certain Ratio and Lip Machine Coaster. West Tollcross. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). See panel for information on ACR. Lip Machine are Edinburgh‘s answer to America‘s urban electro scene. but with more interest in melody. fronted by ex-Scar Rab King.
0 The Waltons Lord Darnley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free. C&W.
o The Peristalsis Brothers Boston Bean Co. St James Centre. 9pm. Free. Skifﬂe-era duo. seen on The Tube.
0 Mary Glasgow School ofArt. Renfrew Street. 7—1 1pm. 75p. Students and friends.
0 Strictly Business Daniel Brown‘s.
Sun 5 Oct at 7.30pm MAGNUM £5, £4.50
Mon 6 Oct at 7.30pm SAXON £6, £5
Tues 7 Oct at 7.30pm 8. 8. KING £7.50, £6, £5
Wed 8 Oct at 8pm
NANA MOUSKOURI £9.40, £8.50, £7.50
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Wed 15 Oct at 7.30pm THE DAMNED £5
Fri 17 Oct at 7.30pm CHRISTY MOORE ; £6 i
Sat 18 Oct at 8pm JOAN ARMATRADING £8.50, £7.50, £6.50
Tue 2, Wed 3 Dec at 7.30pm 2
U340 — RE-SCHEDULED £7, £6
Fri 24 Oct at 7.30pm THE STRANGLERS
22 The List 3 - l(i()etobel‘
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be better than the name.
9 THURSDAY 9 Edinburgh
0 Tam White and the Dexters Jailhouse. Calton Road. l0.30pm. Free. Raunchy Rhythm ‘n‘ Blues with brass. Ten-piece band with a lot of their own material. Veterans of radio sessions and Scottish tours.
O The Block Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Covers of Van Morrison. Little Feat Springsteen. Bowie and 22 Top.
0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free.
0 Great Shakes Shadows. Bath Street. 9pm. I'm glad they think so. 0 Tonight At Noon The Fixx. Miller Street. 10.30pm. Fine contemporary folk band. with a debut LP out on Stretch Records.
0 Weather Prophets Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. Where the indie kids wil be at. man.
0 Facade Napoleon‘s. Merrylee Road. 9pm. Rock on the South side horror! Expect vociferous complaints in the Herald‘s Letters Page. Facade are quite good though. and their bassist describes himself as the third best bassist in the world. Mmm . . .
0 Killing Joke Barrowland. CANCELLED. ‘Due to delays in
' the recordingoftheir album‘. Fair
enough. but doesn‘t Tony James have a copyright on that one? Provisionally rescheduled for November.
o Thrashing Doves Warehouse. Kirkgate. A&M‘s latest signing. Prbably intended to be the next Duran. more like the next Kaja or Roaring Boys.
FRIDAY 10 5
0 The Weather Prophets Hooehie Coochie Club. West 'l‘ollcross. Pete Astor and his band The left were one ofthe more unexpected pleasures that the ultra-hip Creation Records gave us. Jangly guitars. and interest in tunes ( l) and Astor‘s laconic. wistful singing style adding up to an understated. and enjoyable package. 'l‘hankfully. The Weather Prophets seem to be continuing the same path. Well worth going.
0 Zero Zero Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Slick and professional-sounding HM band.
0 Avail Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Terraplane The Venue. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. A competent enough band. who make a big. loud. vacuous sound. For regular Tom Russel listeneris‘.’) or Kerrang readers only.
0 Penetration Shadows. Bath Street. 9pm. Sexist name and no doubt performing the faked up macho drivel that will go down a storm with Shadows regulars.
O A Certain Ratio Queen Margaret Union. 10pm. Established
exponents of twisted. Factory funk. Students and friends only. See PaneL
SATURDAY 11 Edinburgh
0 Zero Zero Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. See Fri 10.
0 Indian Summer Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
o Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley.
' West Port. 9.30pm. Free.
0 Love and Money Strathclyde ' University Union. John Street. The Z suits. the songs. the egos are all getting bigger and better. As for the commercial failure — blame the A&R department and hope that their next single ‘River of People‘ does better. 0 Buddy Curtess and the Grasshoppers/Deal Heights Cajun Aces Glasgow University Union. The chances ofavoiding Deaf Heights this week are nil.
SUNDAY 12 Edinburgh
3 0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West ‘ Port. 9.30pm. Free.
0 Ted Hawkins Daddy Warbucks. West George Street. 10pm. ‘The Venice Beach Tour‘. Promises to be interesting. See Panel.
0 Jim Mullen’s Meantime
; Warehouse. Kirkgatc. Mullen, once ’ ofthe Average White Band. Cado
. Belle and of course Morrissey
Mullen. has been described as
i Scotland‘s best rhythm guitarist. His current jazz-funk group is fronted by V jazz/soul singer Noel Macalla.
5 MONDAY 13
‘ 0 UK Subs, Barbed Wire, Lethal Dose
. and BayonelBabiesJailhouse.(‘alton
l Road. 8pm. £3. Good God. (‘harlie Harper must be ancient by now , but he‘s still dragging his cartoon punk
band around the country. When you
T start mouthing off about rock
? dinosaurs. don‘t forget this
particular evolutionary strainthat
went absolutely nowhere. No Future. indeed.
0 Twisted Nerve and Plague of Fools
The Mission. Victoria Street.
9.30pm. £1 .50. Two local groups.
both pretty fond ofThe Sex Pistols
g and Killing Joke. though Twisted
r Nerve (who‘ve been around for years in one form or another) have
taken aboard an unhealthy dose of
The Cult recently.
0 Bootsie Tootsie Band High Dive Club. Buster Brown‘s. Market Street. Rhythm ‘n‘ Blues.
- TUESDAY 14
0 New Model Army Coasters. West
5 Tollcross. 7.30pm. £4. I think this
7 sort of thing used to be called
l ‘positive punk‘. Raw. socially
l concerned. white-knuckled. with
l tattoed poet Joolz a frequent guest. i They do have some vision. but will it