0 Too Far Gone Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 After Eight Mince Negociants, Bristo Square. 9pm. Free. See Sat 2. o Toto and The Bostons and Leaps and Bounds Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. Toto in the afternoon for free. but after 9.30pm entrance is£1.
o The Hook 'n‘ Pull Gang (To be confirmed) Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. Fine and fierce local 3-piece generating a hell ofa buzz. Dark and thrashy. but not by any means the Goths they‘ve been painted.
SUNDAY 10 '
0 Stump Daddy Warbucks. 46 West George Street. 10.30pm. Highly entertaining— going by the video I saw on The Tube. Not so sure about the music. though.
0 The Rainy Season Boulevard Hotel. Duntocher. 9pm. Free.
0 Disaster for Penguins The Gateway, Kilmarnock.
0 Tam White and The Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. See Sun 3. 0 Billy Jones Lord Damley. West Port. 229 4341. 9.30pm. Free. See Sun 3.
MONDAY 11 Glasgow
0 HZOfThe New Religion South Dennistoun Community Centre. 7.30pm. 50p. See Mayfest.
o Madeline and HerJugs Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free.
0 We Free Kings Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. 10pm. £3.50. Just out ofthe studio with a Mike Scott paid for and produced LP — which should be well worth waiting for. For me they are still a better live hand than they are in the studio.
0 Driving Sideways The Canny Man‘s. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free. See Mon 4.
0 Belize Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. 9pm. Free. Rock.
TUESDAY 12 Glasgow
0 HZO/Elite Castlemilk Community Centre. 7.30pm. 50p.
0 Heart industry Zaks. Sauchiehall Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Bobby Wishart Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free.
0 Shift Fixx Bar. Miller Street. 10pm. Free. One ofthe best new bands of 1987 so far. featuring the highly talented songwriting of Andy Thornton.
0 Double Trouble The Canny Man's, Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free.
0 The Peristalsis Brothers Negociants. Bristo Square. 9pm. Free. See Tue 5.
O The Charge Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm. Free. Rock.
WEDNESDAY 13 Glasgow
0 Styng Rites/Acres Ski J arvey’s Bar, Yoker. 7.30pm. 50p. See Mayfest. o Droughty Naabours Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free.
0 The Silencers Fixx Bar. Miller Street. 10pm. Free. Three days before they support the Pretenders at Barrowland — the Silencers have a respectable debut single, ‘Painted Moon‘ on RCA Records.
0 The Dead Loss Band Harrys, Sauchiehall Street. 9pm. Free. The band on which the Majestics were based. when they had a number 31 hit with ‘Now We‘re Thru‘ as the Poets in 1964. A rapid decline followed. Cynics are suggesting that Love And Money will be a good model for the 2008 version of Tutti Fruiti.
o Oumpy’s Rusty Huts Rooftops, Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. £3. A good night out for people who wear pink baseball boots. and black and white striped trousers.
O Chicane The Bowlers, Tullis Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Somo Somo The Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. Doors open 7pm. The latest in a very welcome series of gigs bringing African music to the capital. Pop music from Zaire.
o The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band and Bo’ Weevil Calton Studios, Calton Road, 556 7066. An evening of rhythm ‘n‘ blues.
0 Billy Jones The Canny Man‘s. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free. See Sun 3.
o The Peristalsis Brothers Boston Bean Co. St James Centre. 556 0111. 9pm. Free. See Tue 5.
0 Styng Rites Drumchapel Community Centre. 7.30pm. 50p. See Mayfest.
0 Band of Holy Joy/T he Shamen Fury Murry‘s. Maxwell Street. 10.30pm. £3.50. The Band Of Holy Joy are movingiy miserable. while the Shamen have just released their finest vinyl moment to date in ‘Something About You‘. Both have albums due in the next few months. and are recommended.
0 The Gin Halt Bar, Woodlands Toad. 9pm. Free. A rock and roll band. no less.
0 Somo Somo Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm.
o The McCluskey Brothers Glasgow Arts Centre. Washington Street. 9pm
0 The Christians Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. POSTPONED untiiJune 17. 0 The Guana Batz The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7pm. The psychobilly train keeps a‘ rollin‘. 0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Free.
See Sun 3.
o Medusa Touch Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 After Eight Mince Negociants. Bristo Square. 9pm. Free. See Sat 2. 0 Comedy of Errors Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm. Free.
o SPRUCE UP THAT OUIFF and kick oii them blue suede shoes! You thrilled to their Ready Steady Go appearances over twenty years ago, you chilled to Tutti Fruttl (to be repeated as soon as the schedules allow), and now The Maiestics are back on the road again! Well, minus Danny, who seems to have other fish to fry (can’t imagine what could be more important, though), but at a warm-up gig at Pencaitland, Vincent, Bombs and Fud joined Tam White and The Dexters on stage for a few numbers, triggering the wildest riots known in Pencaitland since the local film club hired The Blackboard Jungle in the late 50s. Impressed with the young upstart White, the remaining Majestics plan to tour with him in late May, ably assisted by their faithful roadie Dennis. This one could run and run . . .
e A SOLID STREAM OF ABUSE greeted a disappointed pop back The Legendi, when he jumped onstage to accompany the new slimmed-down Shop Assistants through a version oi The Beastle Boys’ monster hit Fight For Your Right. A clear sign of progression from the days they used to encore with Motorhead’s Ace Of Spades, The Shoppies may have moved with the times, but The Legend! hasn’t cottoned on to the fact that there’s still hordes oi people braying iortheir money back afterthe last time he played in Edinburgh. . .
0 THE SHAMEN HAVE SOME Scottish dates lined up for later in the month- but are at the moment without instruments to play them until either the insurance companies get their act together or the rotter(s) who pinched them from outside Abbey Road studios hands them back.
o Lowlife: Diminuendo (Nightshi'ft). Lavish and beautiful gold-embossed sleeve, making this West Lothian guartet’s third long-player a very handsome prospect, so how does the music inside measure up? Now, I’ve never been the most popular reviewer in the Lowlife camp, but even leaving aside the thought that the future of my kneecaps may depend on what I write here, it has to be said that what’s on the grooves measures up very well. Admittedly, there are echoes oi the Cocteau Twins (and why not, since bassist Will Heggie’s style defined a great part of the Twins’ sound), especially the guitar part on the track From Side To Side, and the singer still sounds like he feels he should be delivering a sermon from the Mount, but there’s a lightness and deitness that the old Lowlife never had. They’re no longer clutching their instruments till their knuckles turn white, and is that a cheery violin i hear at the start oi side two? Diminuendo is a wander (even restful at times) through a dreamlike
landscape, and should merit at least a listen. - 0 Deal Heights Cajun Aces: Les Fiammes O’Enier (Temple) From Scotland, but taking their inspiration from the swamplands of Louisiana, one of the country’s best nights out transfer their live act onto vinyl. Fiddle, accordion, veste irattolr, bass and drums canter at a cracking pace through 13 rollocking great tunes, all, with the strictest adherence to authenticity, in French..Pretentious, moi? Well, not really. British folk music is closely related to salon and sydeco, so what’s a quick swap of language between friends? The answer is, no barrier at all, whether your interest is caiun, Scottish and lrish folk, country and western or even African music, so universal is the Aces’ appeal. In a world where Paul Simon can sell a billion trillion copes of Graceland. Isn’t it about time these men were stars?
0 Two Helens: Silver and Gold (Sharko 2) “N kill my mother for silver and gold' they cry, while taldng us back to a time when lggy, Lou, and Alice Cooper were kings. Doesn’t sound too different from nowadays, really. Actually, the B-slde is better, showing a toughening up from, and a more traditional approach to their previous vinyl outing. Possibly the next Crows.
o The Thieves: Talk Your Hds Off (Planetarium). A rive-piece Glasgow band who seemingly want to grow Into boring musos. Their first single, but they already sound so weary and without motivation. This one piods, and the arrangement lends uie song nothing.
0 The Night Swimmers: She Starts Laughin (Witness). This Is more like it. At least the Swimmers sound like they’re enioylng themselves. As for the B-side, well, it’s a well-known fact that any song that starts with a white singer moaning ‘o-o-oh yeah’, trying to sound soulful, is bound to be crap, and this is no exception, bet She Starts laughing shows us a band with definite promise. The lead guitarist sounds like The Edge did when he first started out, and we all know where he is now. Potential for a good band here when they find their own voice.
0 We Free Kings: Oceans 12ln (DOT) Now you've no excuse. The first two We Free Kings singles and thelrfllpsides on one 12 in record. Go and buy it now. And incidentally, the only thing they’ve ever got from The Pogues Is the open ear of the listening, record-buying public. Essential purchase.
0 The Honeymooners: Another Flt Of Laughter (Mr Ridiculous). Hey, garage jazz! Prom Airdne! If you like both early Everything But The Girl and The Primitives, then this could be just the thing you’ve been looking for. Very eason like, now how about some gigs around this way? (Mob)
54 The List 1— 14 May