0 Mr Rhythm Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm. Free. Blues-rock.
0 Easy Pickin's Canny Man‘s. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free.
0 Avail Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free. Five-piece heavy rock band from Dalkeith.
0 Indian Summer The Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641. 9pm.
0 The Beeville Hive Five The Onion Cellar. The Mission. Victoria Street. 9.30pm. £1.50.
FRIDAY 10 Glasgow 0 Bob Monkhouse Cabaret Night
Hospitality Inn. Renfrew Street. Mmmm. dodgy one for the rock listings. but among the acts on show are the Little Foxes. who contain one ofthe daughters ofeach of the Beverley Sisters.
0 Origin Sins Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street.332 5883. 10.30pm. Glaswegian thrcc~piece. with gothic leanings.
O Chasar Shadows. Bath Street. 332 81 1 1. 9pm. Free. Guitar heroes. and much more.
0 Straight Men Riverside 'l‘avern. Gorbals. 9pm. Free. Residency.
0 Spear of Destiny and The Bolshoi Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £5. Kirk Brandon's previous band. Theatre of Hate. were one ofthe more promising post-punk outfits. capable of a truly thunderous noise on occasion. S()1) have been heading along a more conventional path. and while they head for the big time The Bolshoi have sprung up to fill the gap.
0 The Dancing Bears, Theme and No Excuse Wilkie House. Cowgate. 225 2079. 9pm. £2. The first ofthe gigs organised by Random for local bands finding it hard to get gigs. The Dancing Bears played at last year's Leukemia Research benefit in Coasters. like guitars and have a single out. which will be reviewed as soon as we can get a copy.
0 Ausgang The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. Fairly Gothic stuff.
0 Dead Cert Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm.
0 Big Blue World Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Trixx'l‘he Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641. Heavy rock metal.
AT BDAY .11. Glasgow
0 Primevals Wavers. Maxwellton Road. Paisley. 887 5143. 10.30pm. Personally. I find the Primevals a bit boring in a live setting. but I still look forward to a new vinyl release in the not too distant future.
0 Ausgang Stringfellows. Paisley. 7—1 1 .45pm. Two gigs in Paisley in the one night! Not recommended for Mel and Kim fans (psychiatric help is) 0 Someone Somewhere llalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free.
0 Trident'l‘he Ladyton. Bonhill. 9pm. Free.
o The Dansettes St Georges Bar. 316 St Georges Road. 9pm. Free. The
name conjures up an image of Robbie Coltrane. and various hasbeen rockers. Go along if you want to find out.
0 Mary Kiani Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. 9pm. Free.
0 Jamie Barnes and Cochise Montego Bay. Jamaica Street. 2pm. Free.
0 Level 42 Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £8.50. £7.50. First night oftwo-night run. One of the biggest pop groups in the country have a new album out and are touring to promote it. See Feature.
0 McCarthy, The Relations and This Poison! Headful ofSteam. Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. 9pm. £2. McCarthy is on the independent Pink label. and the only track of theirs I’ve heard has been on the C86 compilation. Mighty tasty it was too. This Poison! and The Relations. from Perth. are as like as chalk and cheese. but both getting nighttime radio play and worth hearing.
0 Liza Scott and East Coast Rock Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9.3()pm. A run through some rock and country—rock standards.
0 Billy Jones Burke and Hare. West Port. 2290378. Free. See Sun 5.
0 Strategy Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Bluefinger’l‘he Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641. 9pm. Rhythm 'n‘ blues.
SUNDAY 12 Glasgow
0 Spear ol Destiny/The Bolshoi Barrowland. London Road. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £5. Never been much ofa fan myself. but the two recent S.().I). singles with new line-up have shown encouraging signs.
0 Erasure Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 7.30pm. £5. Seem to have taken over from Depeche Mode as the main act on the successfully independent Mute Records. They may not be great — but anything is better than Depeche Mode.
0 Sleeping Heads 1 iooters. ()swald Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Real Politique Briggs Bar. 74 Kirkintilloch Road. 772 2508. 9pm. Free.
0 Level 42 Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £8.50. £7.50. See Sat 11 and interview.
0 Tarn White and The Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm. See Sun 5. 0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 9.30pm. Free. See Sun5.
MONDAY 13 . Edinburgh
0 The Alice House The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. Edinburgh rock band who now tend towards a kind ofjazz’reggae fusion.
0 Driving Sideways Canny Man‘s. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free. Blues/jazz and rock 'n' roll.
0 Breadline Preservation Hall.
Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm. Free.
TUESDAY 14 Glasgow
0 Chicane Riverside Tavern. Waddell Court. Gorbals. 9pm. Free. 0 Ideal Plan Shadows. Bath Street, 332 8111. 9pm. Free. East Kilbride based heavy metal.
0 Future World Moves Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm. Free.
0 Double Trouble The Canny Man’s. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free.
0 Eat the Peach The Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641. 9pm.
WEDNESDAY 15 Glasgow
0 Chicane Bowlers. 100 Tullis Street. Bridgeton. 9pm. Free. Residency.
0 Section B The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. Reggae band from the Midlands.
0 Billy Jones The Canny Man’s. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free. See Sun 5.
0 L00 Acka Bop Boston Bean Co, St James Centre. 55601 1 1. 9pm. Free.
0 The Pastels/The Vaselines Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 2216511. 10.30pm. £3. All my usual Pastels criticisms are held over until some other time. as they are sensibly
donating a large part oftheir performance fee to the Caterpillar Workers fund — well done. The Vaselines are friends ofStephen Pastel. and 1 would therefore be a little surprised if they do not sound ever so slightly like their counterparts.
0 Militia Shadows. Bath Street. 332 8111. 9pm. Free. A pretty dire heavy rock band, Militia once sent me a competition to win a copy of their demo! Having eventually acquired a copy of the same (not through the competition)f. I‘m glad I didn‘t waste a stamp on them. . .
0 The Sting Bays The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. Psychobillies of ‘Stomping at the Klub Foot‘ fame. Supported The Cramps on their last tour.
0 The Fizz Bombs The Onion Cellar, The Mission, Victoria Street. 9pm. £2. All-female local band. fun but ofttimes dodgy. Having said that. they do a neat version of the Fireball XLS tune. Special guests tonight — well. that would be telling.
0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley, West
Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Free. See Sun 5.
0 Easy Pickin’s The Canny Man‘s. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free.
0 Zoot and The Roots Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. 9pm. Free.
0 Back Beat Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free. Covers from yesteryear. o Bootsie Tootsie Band The Cavern. Cowgate. 2265641. 9pm.
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