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FRIDAY 12 Glasgow
0 The Proclaimers and The Crows Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 9pm—late. £6. Students and guests only. The Proclaimers are looking like the surprise sensation of the year. The Crows are an ambitious. hard- working rock band from Edinburgh. sounding reminiscent at times of Psychedelic Furs and Bowie. Two acclaimed singles already released. and a soundtrack for Channel 4 film The Love You Run under their belts. Major record company interest. Possible appearance by We Free Kings still to be confirmed. 0 Rock Against Racism Concert Kelvingrove Park. 6.30pm. Free. Four and a half hours of rocking against racism with The Force topping the bill. The Unin Express. Bombay Talkie. Red for Go and New Religion are the supporting bands. The event is organised by Strathclyde Multi Racial Action Year (SM RAY) and Glasgow District Council. 0 The Shamen. Deal Heights Cajun Aces and Shop Assistants Glasgow College of'l‘echnology. Cowcaddens Road. 9pm—7am. Late bar till 4am. £5.50. Students and guests only. Phew! That sort of temptation could leave even the hardest rock writer a bit tipsy. And what better company to get tipsy in? The slimmed-down Shoppies. with vocal chores now being handled by bassist Sarah. work best as a ramalama outfit these days. and are still worth seeing. Deaf Heights continue to make irresistibly danceable omelettes ofcajun. creole and zydeco. and by the time Aberdeen‘s brilliant shamen come on. everyone should be bevvied enough to profoundly appreciate their poppy modern psychedelia.
0 Beyond Time -The Clill Richard Gospel Tour Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £10. £8. £6. Havingtiredofsingingto a seemingly omniscient hologram in the musical Time. Cliff now sings the
I praises ofthe real thing. Third night of four-night run. 0 Benelit Gig College of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 931 1. A benefit in aid ofcertain causes which may well be outlawed before long. if the election goes the way we fear it will: The Scottish Council for Civil Liberties. The Campaign Against
I Plastic Bullets and The Campaign
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2 have the chance. Acts playing
; include Capital CYC. Swamp Trash. Crocodiles In Cream. Frank Sinatra. Angus The Punk Piper. Critter Hill Varminst. ECA Theatre Group. Under The Volcano. plus special guests and compere. Sounds like a high old time will be had. but it‘s students and guests only.
0 Sonny Curtis and Kelvin Henderson Pleasance Theatre Bar. The Pleasance. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Genuine Living legend here. folks. Sonny Curtis was in Buddy Holly‘s first recording band The Three Tunes. and later joined The Crickets. Far from growing into a clapped-out old hack. Sonny's talents are still sought after by the best studios. Great all-round musican. modern rock fans will probably know him best as the writer ofthe Clash hit I Fought The Law.
0 East Meets West Assemny Rooms. George Street. 225 3614. 9pm. £3 (£2). Entirely West Coast line-up. that is. Hue And Cry have pulled out, but The Big Dish and latest Scottish pop sensation Deacon Blue are playing. with third band on the bill being Horse. formerly Astrakhan. best known for their appearance in The Tribe‘s last series. 0 The Block Brothers, Cry and Machine Gun Smith Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. 10pm. £2.50. Fairly heavy rockist night in store. for them that can resist the other attractions on display tonight.
0 The Bathers The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7.30pm. Scottish pop group formed by ex-Friends Again mainman Chris Thomson. now signed to Go! Discs. and with a single out now. entitled Fancy Dress.
0 Swamp Trash Preservation Hall Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm. Wish they were American. and fake it brilliantly. Endearing.
O Lothian Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free. Former members of Merlin.
SATURDAY 13 Glasgow
0 Mary Kiani Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. 248 4942. 8pm. Free. Excellent singer in residency. Well worth a look.
0 Big George and The Business Platini‘s. 115 West Nile Street. 9pm. Free. Blues-rock.
0 Jamie Barnes and Cochise Montego Bay. Jamaica Street. 2pm. Free. Afternoon pub rock.
0 BMX Bandits Weaver‘s. Maxwellton Drive. Paisley. 887 5143. See Sat 20.
0 Beyond Time—The Clill Richard Gospel Tour Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £10. £8. £6. Last night offour-night run. See Fri 12.
o A.C. Temple, Kilgore Trout and The Melonheads Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. 9pm. £2 (£1.50). Peel-type bands. and ifyou‘re not into that sort ofthing (or even ifyou are) bring a sleeping bag. as things should be hopping until 4am.
o Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 3pm. Free. 60s‘ R&B,(country-rock. jam atmoSphere.
O Alter Eight Mince Négociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. Pleasant and proficient jazz-funk combo.
0 Zero Zero The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7.30pm. Local heavy metal band seemingly destined for great things.
0 Wake The Dead Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Toto and The Bostons Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. Afternoon. Free.
0 Joe Sun Grand Ole Opry. Paisley Road Toll. See Blues listings.
0 Phil Wilson (to be confirmed). Altered State. 46 West George Street. Rumour has it that Phil‘s former band The June Brides weren‘t offered a record contract because the companies didn't think Phil could sing. Their loss. Phil's out solo now. aiming to kick his detractors where it hurts. Metaphorically. ofcourse.
O The Thanes Vicki‘s. Kilmarnock. 10pm. Edinburgh-based band dedicated to reviving the psychedelic Sixties on the most ancient of instruments (and chord progressions).
0 Lyin’ Rampant Soundcheck Rock Club. The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. Showcase gig for this heavy rock band.
0 Tam White and The Dexters Preservation Hall Victoria Street. 2263816. £1 after9pm. Another Sunday session from Edinburgh‘s leading bluesman and his band.
0 Billy Jones Lon Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9.30pm. Free. The capital's most popular singer/songwriter. with an LP on release full of old-fashiioncd acoustic rock ‘n‘ roll numbers.
MONDAY 15 Glasgow
0 Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Searchers and Peter Sarstedt Pavilion. Renfield Street. 332 1896. Nothing against the music. but I just know the haircuts are going to be hideous.
o The Linden Tree, The Cow Goes Ugh! and Flood Heroes Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 221 651 1. 9pm. £1.50.
0 Real Sounds DlAlrica The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7.30pm. 13—piece band from Zimbabwe. bringing their tribal. percussive sound to Britain for Glastonbury and WOMAD. making their only Scottish appearance. Album currently out on Cooking Vinyl records. they recently supported Peter Gabriel in London and recorded Andy Kershaw radio session.
0 Billy Jones Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm. Free. See Sun 14.
0 Driving Sideways The Canny Man's. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free. Blues/jazz and
rock ’n' roll.
0 The Nick Robertson Band Négociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free.
0 Joe Sun, Solar System and Roger Humphries Berry Suite. 8pm. £4. Appearance by long-serving bluesman. See Blues listings.
28 The List 12 — 25 June