0 Driving Sideways Gladstones. High Street. Evening. Blues. funk and reggae.
o Spirits ot Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Straight trad band.
0 That Swing Thing Shore Bar. Shore. Leith. Evening. Fringish Saloon Jazz songs.
0 The Kut Shadows. Bath Street. 9pm. Free. Inverness hard rock band.
0 Chat Show Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. Promotingtheir new single “Shake It Down‘ which will be released on the Federation label.
0 Eurythmics/The Lover Speaks SECC. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. 10.000 will be there to welcome home Dave and Annie. Listening to Annie Lennox’s accent shows how loyal she has been to her Scottish roots. The Lover Speaks are A&M Records‘ latest mega-hype. and have a half-decent single out called ‘Every Lover‘s Sign‘.
O Smokie Barrowland. Gallowgate. 7.30pm. Their second night — and the promoter who thinks that 6000 people in Glasgow want to see Smokie should make appointments now to see his brain surgeon. And his accountant. . .
0 The Shamen Paisley Tech. 8pm. Good Aberdonian band. who have a fine single called ‘Young Till Yesterday' out now. Students and friends.
0 Mary Klanni Willi‘s Bar, Virginia Street. Residency for fine local singer.
0 The Straight Men Riverside Tavern. Gorbals. 9pm. Pub rock. as you have heard it many times before.
0 Billy Ocean Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm.
0 Last Orders Clowns, High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Road Runner Preservation hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
o The Rab Noakes Band Warehouse. Kirkgate. Featuring assorted members of Strangers And Brothers and Love And Money.
0 Eurythmies/The Lover Speaks SECC. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. I never engisaged them as a stadium rock band — but they are still better than 90% of that genre. IfDave Stewart had his way they would have become Jethro Tull some time ago. 0 The Worzels Barrowland, Gallowgate. 7.30pm. £4. The Worzels wouldn’t sell out a gig in the Halt Bar, let alone Barrowland.
0 We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It QMU. University Gardens. 9pm. Wacky. zany. funny, and now chart stars as well. Go with ear plugs and it might be quite enjoyable.
o Rab Noakes And Gene Pitney’s Birthday Tron Theatre. Parnie Street. 7.30pm. A true survivor the the Seventies folk scene. This time he is not singing Scotland's World Cup Song. or producing Kevin McDermott singles. No — he has his own band this time. featuringJohn Palmer (Love and Money). Brendan Moon. Andrew Alston and John Wilson (all Strangers & Brothers). Add to that Lorraine McIntosh (Deacon Blue. Rattling The Cage. etc. etc) with her own soulful backing vocals.
0 Mary Klanni Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. Residency.
0 Randy Crawtord Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £8.50. £7.50. £6.50. Soulful Black American singer. responsible along with Chic for the sublime Street Life. 0 The McCluskeys, Heaven Sent and The Sheep Worriers Moray House Students Union. Holyrood Road. Students and guests only. The folky halfofThe Bluebells headline this SWAPO benefit.
0 Bobbin’ John Chambers Street Students Union. Students and guests only.
0 Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley, West Port. 3pm. Free. Sixties R&B, country-rock.
0 Back Beat Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free. Covers from yesteryear. 0 Blue Finger Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
o Feelabeelia Warehouse, Kirkgate.
SUNDAY 30 Glasgow
0 Scheme Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. £3.50. Residency from band who specialise in diluted reggae.
0 Chris Rea Pavilion Theatre, Renfield Street. 7.30pm. Magnet Records' longest serving artist. He is perfectly nice. and this is the kind of gig you would take your parents to. 0 Julia Please Cotton Club, Scott Street. 10.30pm. Get to know this band now: a great singer and some good songs make them a fascinating prospect.
0 Van Morrison Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50. Gathering rave reviews for his recent concerts, as he has done for years. this rotund. nonconformist Irishman. who began in R&B with the hit Gloria and then fashioned a form of white blues entirely his won. Burning passion. frosty chills, the ma] Celtic Soul Brother.
0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley, West Port. 9.30pm. Free POp/folk.
o Tarn White and The Dexters Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Tam leads his ten-piece rhythm ‘n‘ blues orchestra through their regular Sunday shebang.
0 Human League Barrowland. Gallowgate. 7.30pm. £5. After the brilliance of ‘Human‘ — an American number one —I am looking forward to this one. even if no one else is.
0 Chris Rea Playhouse Theatre, Calton Road. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. 0 Double Trouble Canny Man‘s. Morningside Road. 8.30pm. Free.
0 Spike Milligan’s Tape Recorder and The Tumcoats Onion Cellar, The Mission. Victoria Street.
TUESDAY 2 Glasgow
0 Triple X Napoleons, Merrylee Road. 9pm. Free.
o Gunno Brothers Shadows. Bath Street. 9pm. Free. A new band from Glasgow, specialising in blues and boogie. I‘m told. They still cannot beat Red Jelly for the worst name of the year. though . . .
0 U840 Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £7. £6. Since their first hit. Food For Thought. back in the early Eighties. they‘ve probably done more than anyone else to popularise reggae in this country. One finds it hard to remember a time without UB40. Worthy. but very. very dull.
0 Sun Sun Fixx. Miller Street. 10.30pm. Free. Sun Sun are proof
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