starring John Cleese about the fall of Jeremy Thorpe. Jazz-funk singer. Big in London.
0 Deal Heights Cajun Aces Moray House Union, Holyrood Road. The sounds ofdarkest Louisiana from Scotland’s best (only?) cajun band. Students and guests only.
0 Mr Rhythm Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Laser Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Comedy of Errors Shadows. Bath Street. 9pm. Free. A truly regressive ‘progressive‘ band.
0 Pauline Murray and The Storm Rooftops, Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. Promoting their new single. ‘New Age‘.
0 Centurion Doune. 9pm. Free. The songs have names like ‘Lord ofthe Rock’ and ‘The Quest'. The band members have names like Rick and Al. Judge for yourself.
0 While Glasgow College of Technology. Cowcaddens Road. 10.30pm. Goodish local band. with fine singer. back after a relatively quiet year to date.
0 La Paz EM Club. Dunoon. 7.30pm. ‘Hi Dunoon. How ya‘ doin‘?‘ The world tour continues. . .
0 Horse Warehouse. Kirkgate. Unfortunate choice of name for the group once known as Astrakhan. who released a duffelectropop single last year. '
SATURDAY 15. Edinburgh
0 Conlliot Loanhead Town Hall. Anarcho-punkers. just getting over a spot ov bovver at a recent London gig.
0 The Heaters Chambers Street Union. Students and guests only.
0 Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Folk-rock from the group formerly known as the Medium Wave Band.
0 Back Beat Clowns, High Street. 9pm. Free. Covers from yesteryear.
0 La Paz EM Club, Dunoon. 7.30pm. Second night in Dunoon. Interesting fact about La Paz. One of their mums used to be a Conservative councillor. Right on????
P 0 Kevin McDennott Gorbals Community Centre. 7.30pm. The least hip venue in town for one ofour finest singer-songwriters.
0 Ben Elton GUU.
o Bands Competition Roots. Lanark. All Day. Featuring at least fifteen local bands. I didn‘t know there were that manyin Lanark . . .
O Deacon Blue Warehouse. Kirkgate. Glaswegian band. somewhat in the Prefab Sprout mould. newly signed to CBS for a typically huge advance.
SUNDAY 16 Edinburgh
0 Tarn White and the Dexters Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Raunchy ten-piece R&B troupe with tours and radio sessions
behindthem. doing their regular Sundayskn.
O The Cateran The Onion Cellar. The Mission. Victoria Street. 9.30pm. Excellent Edinburgh band with a love of‘77 and all the hardest rock sounds since then. Tuneful. nonetheless. with some fine songs. Great live.
0 Scheme Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. Not a wonderful selection tonight. Stay at home . . .
MONDAY 17 Glasgow
0 Earthworks Dungavel Prison. 7 . 30pm.
TUESDAY 18 Edinburgh
0 Kyro Kasbah Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. (‘over versions. including Oueen.
0 Teacher Shadows. Bath Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Killing Joke Barrowland. 7.30pm. £5. Rescheduled from last month.
WEDNESDAY 19 Edinburgh
0 The Communards Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT.
0 Andy Lang Moray House Union. Holyrood Road. Agit-folk. Students and guests only.
0 The Peristalsis Brothers Boston Bean Co. S'I'James Centre. 9pm. Free. Acoustic skifﬂe-era duo seen on The Tube.
0 Incantation Kildrum Theatre. Cumbernauld. 7.30pm.
0 Scheme Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm.
o Astrakhan Fixx. Miller Street. 10.30pm. Free. Reasonable local band who have been around for ages. but have recently signed a publishing deal with CBS. (iood singer. with some good songs— should be worth a look.
THURSDAY 20 Edinburgh
0 We Free Kings (To be confirmed). Heriot Watt Union. Grindlay Street. 8pm. £1. Wild punk folk combo from Edinburgh. lfyou can still get hold of their breakneck debut ‘Death of the Wild Colonial Boy‘ then I advise you to do it.
0 Salem Foundation (To be confirmed). The Venue (formerly The Jailhouse). Calton Road. As renovations to convert The Jailhouse into a proper venue have fallen a little behind. these dates are still up in the air. Check local press. I think the saying goes. Salem Foundation are a sparkling young reggae group from the Midlands. from the same stable as Musical Youth. and have supported UB4().
0 Block Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Covers of Van Morrison. Little Feat. Springsteen. Bowie and ZZ Top.
0 Point Blank Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 The Proclaimers Nicky Tam‘s. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Twin brothers from these parts just back from supporting The Housemartins on their recent tour and into a regular Thursday night slot.
0 Touch of Fever Top o' the Walk. St James Centre. 8pm. Free.
0 21 Red Shadows. Bath Street. 9pm.
Free. Band playing cover versions of everyone from Dire Straits to Paul Simon. I am told that their singer has been working in bands for twenty years. Why do bands like this bother‘.’
0 Julia Please Midas. 142 St Vincent Street. 10.30pm. Free. An unknown. but neverthless. exciting prospect. Great vocals and some
good songs, this one has a high ‘I saw it first‘ value.
0 Communards Barrowlands. 7.30pm. £5. lfyou are looking fora cabaret band, you would be better off at Shadows. At least it’s free.
0 Tearing the Heavens Cardinal Folly, 197 Pitt Street. 10.30pm. Another little-known. reasonably promising local band. Not worth getting over-excited about though.
0 Ausgang Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. For every good band at Rooftops, there seems to be two like this.
0 Giant Fury Murrays. 10.30pm. This gig will no doubt act as an excuse for several A&R men to have a dirty weekend in Glasgow. As for Giant, they are recommended.
0 Courtney Pine Daddy Warbucks, West George Street. 10.30pm. £5 (£4
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