Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. Evening. Brass and rock/soul band.
0 Basin Street Stompers Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad. 0 Ronnie Rae Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. Lunchtime.
o Alexander’s Big Band Grosvenor Hotel. Evening. £2. Music to dance to.
0 Capital City Jazz Band Crest Hotel. Queensfcrry Road. 24.45pm. Trad.
MONDAY 27 Glasgow
0 Shelagh Buchanan Duo Duke of Tourraine. Ingram Street. One of Glasgow‘s great vocalists. Evening.
0 Jim Petrie Jazz Band Starbank lnn. Newhaven. Evening. Old-fashioned jazz in appealing little seaside pub. 0 Sophie Bancroft Trio Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street. Evening. Mainstream singer.
0 East Coast Jazz Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening. Stompers.
0 St Stephen Street Stompers Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Riverboat. New Orleans.
0 Avon Jazz Quartet Kings Park Hotel. Rutherglen. Evening. Mainstream and modern.
0 Ron Finlay Trio Partick Tavern. Dumbarton Road. Evening.
0 Bobby Wishan Quartet Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Superb sax and ﬂute.
0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street. Haymarket. Evening. Dixieland.
o Darktown Jazz Band Struan Hotel, Corstorphine Road. Evening. Trad jazz.
0 Sue Robertson Maxies Bistro. West Nicholson Street. Evening. Bluesy/mainstream singer. with guitarist.
0 Liz McEwan and the Brian Kellocit Trio L‘Attache. Shandwick Place.
0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel. Mayfield Gardens. 6672828. Evening.
0 Swing '87 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Hot club with reeds.
0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street, Haymarket. Evening. Solid trad band.
0 Delta Devils Shore Bar. Shore. Leith. Evening. Boogie and blues piano/guitar.
0 Bo’ Weevil Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. Blues band.
WEDNESDAY 29 Glasgow
0 Shelagh Buchanan Duo Duke of Tourainne. Ingram Street. Evening. Fine popular jazz singer/pianist.
0 Sandy Taylor/Alec Moore Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. Evening.
0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. Evening. Long residency for one of
Although based in Britain iorthe last live years, The Go-Betweens were lormed in Brisbane, Australia, around the songwriting core Robert Forster and Grant McLennan, laterto be joined by drummer Lindy Morrison and bassist Robert Vickers. and tor a band who have been producing iirst-rate music for night on ten years, their lack
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i‘ j l .32; . 7. i4: or commercial success is an appalling state 01 affairs. That the band who brought out such singles as Bachelor Kisses, Part Company and Man 0’ Sand to Girl 0’ Sea (all to be round on the majestic Spring Hill Fair LP) should still be trudging around the smallest venues is something that should be rectilied as soon as possible.
The Go-Betweens boast the conventional two-guitar line-up, but stretched and re-shaped by Forster and McLennan‘s poignant, poetic approach to songwriting. Go-Betweens songs, otten evoking emptiness and deepest loss, can be dillicult at lirst, but one is easily entrapped by the compelling currents and sways at their music.
Robert Forster, the tar-irom-sell- eiiacing singer, and not a man renowned lor veracity, claimed recently that many 01 The Go-Betweens’ record buyers are in the over-50s age bracket and, inspired by that paragon oi sartorial elegance Blake Carrington, Forster himself has had his hair dyed a letching silver-grey - ‘so that I could look like a respectable older man.‘
Whether this spit in the eye 01 fashion will help the band from rags to riches is questionable, but there’s no denying thattheir latest single, Right Here, is their poppiest and most commercial ollering to date, a taster for an album entitled Tallulah, to be released soon, and featuring the talents oi new member, multi-instrumentalist Amanda Brown, who will be playing with the band at Edinburgh‘s Hoochie Coochie Club on Friday 24 and Strathclyde University on Saturday 25.
the original Edinburgh Trad Bands. 0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad and New Orleans.
0 Take Three Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 667 0845. Evening. Good modern jazz trio. somewhat ignored by the noisy patrons.
0 Driving Sideways Wee Red Bar. Art College. llpm—lam. Blues/jazzjboogie.
0 Jazz Night Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening. Piano trio.
0 Templehall Stampers Temple Hotel. Esplanade. Joppa. Evening. Trad.
0 Driving Sideways Top 0‘ the Walk, St James Centre. 9—12pm. Blues. boogie and jazz.
0 Spirits ol Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Upstairs in riverboat bar. the trad jazz venue.
0 Horse Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10.30pm. £3. Good local band who have a publishing deal with Chrysalis. and recently appeared on The Tube.
0 Penetrations Shadows. Bath Street. 332 811 1. 9pm. Free. A Kilmarnock band. who have been around ﬂaunting heavy metal and its
assorted bi-products since the late Seventies. Released a single in 1980. split up in 1983. and have since reformed.
O Voodoo Child Fury Murry‘s. Maxwell Street. 221 651 l. 10.30pm. £3.
0 The Straight Men Riverside Tavern. Gorbals. 429 3891 . 9pm. Free. Residency by popular pub rockers.
o The Thieves Cutty Sark. Dumbarton. 9pm. Free. Another reasonable local band. who have had a little major interest. and have just released their debut indie single ‘Talk Your Head Off‘. Worth a look. 0 The Death of Duke Ellington Cumbernauld Theatre. 0236 732887. 7.15pm. One ofa few local bands in this benefit for the Anti Apartheid Movement. Other participants include Makossa and Manic Noises.
0 Pauline Murray and The Storm The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7pm. Ex-singer from Penetration. with the old drummer and guitarist from that band. In the late 70s-early 80s everyone was saying she should be a star. but fame passed her over. Pop along and make up your own mind.
0 Ava-8 The Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641. 9pm. Strangely Shoppies-like vocals over more straightforward melodic rock.
0 Block Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £l after 9.30pm. Cover versions, from Springsteen and ZZ Top to Bowie. 0 Wasted Days The Rolling Stone. Greenside Place. 558 1270. 9.30pm. Free. Restrained duo with bass and drum machine.
0 Expedition Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
SATURDAY 18 Glasgow
0 We Free Kings Weavers. Paisley. 887 5143. l0.30pm. Another chance to see this fine Edinburgh band. whose single ‘Oceans/Wipe Out Gang‘ is still recommended. More energy and much better songs that the Pogues.
0 Comedy 01 Errors Cutty Sark. Dumbarton. 9pm. Free. Another band that have been around for ages. A ‘progressive rock band' is how they describe themselves. Totally regressive ifyou ask me.
0 Rich Free Fall Boulevard Hotel. Duntocher. 9pm. Free.
0 Mary Kiani Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. 248 4942. 8pm. Free.
0 Jamie Barnes and Cochise Montego Bay. Jamaica Street. 2pm. Free. Residency by a band who seem to have been around as long as I can remember.
0 Souled Out St Georges Bar, 316 St Georges Road. 9pm. Free. Good enough name — l have no idea what the music is like though.
0 Slayer Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. Thrash metal merchants enjoying their 15 minutes olePNESS. incredibly enough. Blitzkreig thrash metal attack. their albums on DefJam (or would be ifanyone dared distribute it in this country). and one guitarist played on the Beastie Boys LP. This sort ofthing‘s in this year.
0 Makossa Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 38l6. £1 after 9.30pm. Popular local reggae band. Good fun.
0 Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley. West Port. 229-1341. 3pm. Free.
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