Gorbals. 9pm. Free.

0 Victorian Kitchen Boulevard Hotel, Duntocher. 9pm.

0 Centurion Red Lion. Prestwick. Hard working heavy metal band. who have contributed a track called ‘Lord OfThe Rock‘ to a recent Ebony Records heavy metal compilation LP. Enough said?

0 The Godiathers Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. The first of two local gigs for the Godfathers, who had a pretty disappointing turn out for their pre-Christmas gig in Glasgow.

0 Hollywood Beyond (To be confirmed). OMU, University Gardens. 10pm. Their last Glasgow gig was cancelled due to lack of interest. Never mind, so long as there is a beer promotion there is a chance of a crowd this time around.


0 Xmal Deutschland and All About Eve The Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. From Germany, naturally enough, and to say they‘ve been influenced by Siouxsie And The Banshees is to understate things more than a little. One great pop single, Matador, produced by Hugh Cornwell, does not an exciting proposition make.

0 Jason Horror (To be confirmed), The Amphitheatre, Lothian Road, 229 7670. 10pm. £1.75 before 11pm,I £3.50 after. Special Fri 13 spectacular. Not for the squeamish. 0 Billy Jones Student Union, Teviot Row, 667 2091. Students and guests only. See Sun 8.

0 Three Dancers Wilkie House, Cowgate, 225 2079.

0 Leaps And Bounds Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm.

0 8C0 Berlin Nicky Tam’s, Victoria Street, 225 6569. Afternoon. Free.

SATURDAY 14 Glasgow

0 Jamie Barnes a Cochise Montego Bay, Jamaica Street. 2pm. Residency.

0 The Godiathers/Fire Next Time/Head Motherwell Civic Concert Hall. 7pm. £3.50/£3. Fire Next Time are a Leicester band recently signed to Polydor, while Head are from Bellshill, and previously gigged 'under the name of Finding Faust.

O The Primitives Glasgow College of Technology, Cowcaddens Road. 10.30pm. Promoting their acclaimed single ‘Stop Killing Me‘.

0 The Banarts Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free.

0 Mary Klanl Baby Grand, Elmbank Gardens. 8pm. Free. Residency.

0 Love And Money/Hue And Cry/Heaven Sent Barrowland , London Road. 7.30pm. Almost , certain to be a sell-out. Other than the headliners (see panel) Hue And Cry have also benefitted from a recent Tube appearance, and their single ‘I Refuse’ is still worth buying if you haven‘t already done so. Heaven Sent offer some good tunes in a folky vein.


0 The Cateran Moray House Student Union, Holyrood Road, 556 8455. Students and guests only (Students

Love them or hate them the Love And Money phenomenon is a strange one. Signed to a major and successful record label, with huge promotional budgets to help them they have still to approach the level at success reached by labelmates Hipsway, Swing Out Sister or Curiosity Killed The Cat, and they are three singles and one album into their recording career. Some people may smile and rub their hands at the thought at a band with such a high proiile being what appears on the suriace to be a iailure.

Witness a Love And Money gig in Glasgow though, and you would think you were at a Wham! concert. T-shirts and sweatshirts bearing the Love And Money logo are sold in large numbers, girls throw bras on stage while staring

£1.50, guests £2). 9pm. Dismissed by some as Stiff Little Fingers throwback, their Little Circles mini~LP showed they’ve got a vitality all their own. Big things for them this year, I hope.

0 Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341. 3pm. Free. See Sat 7.

0 SCO Berlin Nicky Tam’s, Victoria Street, 225 6569. Afternoon. Free.

0 Bluelinger The Cavern, Cowgate, 226 5641. Blues-rock.

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at the unlikely and hysterical hip-thrusting oi irontman James Grant. It is not only girls though, as a large crowd oi teenage males also seem to enjoy proceedings- the sell-same Mr Grant also enjoying status as a bit oi a guitar-hero. The audience's response is amazing, and encores go on long past the majority oi the audience’s bed-time. Even the Scottish element at the music press seems to associate with the band, meaning that their claims to be Scotland’s most popular band at the moment, excluding Simple Minds, who no longer have much relation with their hometown, are not wild exaggerations.

In England though, things are diiierent. Tickets tor a gig at Galashiels sold out in tour days. Fiity miles down the road in Newcastle, they struggle to

o Powerhouse Boogie Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 2263816. £1 after 9.30pm. Blues-rock.

O Backbeat Clowns, High Street. 9pm. Free. Covers from yesteryear.

SUNDAY 15 Glasgow

0 Hearts and Minds Rock Garden, Queen Street. 10pm. Free. One of a series of local gigs for Davie Scott and co.

sell 250 tickets. The situation is similar with the press: ‘A lot oi the journalists that like us are Scottish,’ says James, ‘and a lot oi the ones that hate us are English. I think this is because much at the English music press is biased - they think the centre oi the universe is the Wag Club. And they generalise too much without actually experiencing a band. Most oi them are only there tor the pose . . .

Scotland has given us what we really deserve. lthlnk people really like us but I think we deserve it,’ he continues. ‘In Scotland we can sell out the Pavilion but I suppose Scheme sold it out as well.

It is an interesting idea though, as their manager views the band as a ‘peopie's band' in the tradition at Alex Harvey, or the pre-megastardom Simple Minds. it may well be that their appeal is a mixture at their backgrounds, with the escapism and glamour (7) presented in their live shows that makes them so popular in Sconand.

Alter selling out the Pavilion in December, they have almost done the same-at the time at writing —iorthelr outing at Glasgow Barrowland on Saturday. Three thousand people to

see a band with no chart record is unprecedented, and despite the disappointing showing oi their current single, ‘Biver Di People' they are still optimistic about the iuture. The next single, and final track to be released irom the album is a radically diiierent remix oi the song ‘Love And Money’ which, apparently, is more like the Beastie Boys than the Blow Monkeys, and lingers are crossed that it will be iourth time lucky. (John Williamson)


0 Go West Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. POSTPONED to June18.

0 Tam White and The Dexters Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. See Sun 8. 0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley, West Port, 2294341. 9.30pm. Free. See Sun 8.

0 Head Full Di Steam The Cavern, Cowgate, 2265641.

MONDAY 16 Edinburgh

0 The Larks The Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. Ska-based rock from North London and attracting rave reviews for their zesty live gigs and debut single, Billy Graham. All this and a brass section too!

O Headlamps Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3618. 9pm. Free.

TUESDAY 17 Glasgow

0 The Larks Stirling University. 10pm. Students and friends.


0 BMX Bandits (To be confirmed), The Venue, Calton Road. 557 3073.

The List 6— 19 March 31