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and his hand. In the vocal stakes. right up there with Tom Waits. with whom he shares an uncanny vocal resemblance.
O Lyin‘ Rampant Nicky Tam's. Victoria Street. 2256569. Soundcheek Rock (‘luh moves in here oy er the Festival. and promises to blast yer cars off with this Scottish heavy metal band.
0 Deal Heights Cajun Aces The Venue. (‘alton Road. 5573073. lam. £3.50 (£2.50). The sottnds of darkest Louisiana (caiun and zydeco with a touch ofcrcole) from one of [Edinburgh's finest grottps.
O The Blubbery Heltbellies 'I'he Ventte. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 1 1pm. £4(£3). Spoofcottntry and western. Say it loud. I‘m stottt and proud?
0 Tam White and The Dexters Platform 1. (‘aledonian Ilotel. Lothian Road. 225 2433. 8.30pm. £3. See Sun 23.
0 Miller. Miller. Millerand Sloan Riddles ('ottrt. Law nmarket . 225 8691. 9pm. £3 (£2). Funky New York hand with asensc of humour. llave supported The (‘lash and (‘haka Khan. (‘ottld be worth seeing. o Attaco Delente Assemth Rooms. (ieorge Street. 226 2427 8. Midnight. £4 (£3). See Sttn 23.
0 Dr Bob's Rhythm Dogs Bedlam 'I‘heatre. Forrest Road. 225 9893. llpm. £3(£2). ('hicago Blues. Rey B. 60s‘ soul.
0 Mike Heron The Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 8.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). Fottnder member of the Incredible String Band. now ottt on his own with some impressive material.
0 Railroad Bill and The BoxcarStompers Fringe (‘luh. 'I'eviot Row. BristoSquare. 667 3091 . 9.30pm. £3.50 (£3). Sec Fri2l. o Nansing and Jam Tarts tiilded Balloon. (‘owgato 226 2151. 5pm. £3 (£2.50) and 1am. £2.50. See Fri 21.
O Alter Eight Mince I Iole in the (iround. ('astle 'I‘crrace. 2286613. 9pm. £2.50. Pleasant and proficient jazz-funk combo from Edinburgh.
0 The Hootsie Tootsie Band Hole in the (iround. (‘astle Terrace. 228' 66 I 3. 10.30pm. £2.50. Also from Iidinhttrgh. a bit of rhythm 'n' blues.
0 Bruce Cockburn Assembly Rooms. (ieorge Street. 2262427 8. lllpm. £5 (£4.50). Too late to appear in Fringe programme. Brttce plays his first L'ls' concert for six years. Challenging songwriter and a virtuoso guitarist versed in many diverse styles. he could probably show Mark Knopﬂcr a thingortwo. Canadian. Bruce has a few things tosay ahottt I'S policy in Sottth America. Haven't we all! (‘ould be worth attending. a The Panic Brothers Assemth- Rooms. (leorge Street. 226 2427 8. 10pm. £4.25 (£3.25). Ilarmonies that would shame the Iiverly Brothers. if we are to believe the excellent reviews this duo have been gathering since the start ofthe Festival.
0 La Paz Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. l'p-and-eoming heavy metal hand. (ireat things could he in store.
0 Driving Sideways Lord I)arnley. \Vcst Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
0 The Volunteers (‘anny Man's. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free.
0 Erroneous Zones Negoeiants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9pm. Free.
0 The Real Sounds olAlrica Festival Club. Chambers Street. 11.15pm. £3.5()(£3). Back by popular demand after their well-out shows at the Assembly Rooms. the hottest group in Zimbabwe.
0 The Stratocruisers The Gilded Balloon. Cowgate. 226 2151. 1am. Six month-old London group. playing a sort of80s' Glam-rock.
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0 No Great Shakes Napoleons. Merrylce
Road. 9pm. Recently seen supporting Wet Wet Wet at the Pavilion. they are still atan early stage of development. httt w ith enough promise to make this worth coming to see.
0 Bobby Wishart Ilalt Bar. \Voodlands Road. 9pm. Free. Residency.
0 The Beat Sounds ol Alrlca Festival Club. Chambers Street. 11.15pm. £3.50 (£3). Back by popular demand after their well-out shows at the Assembly Rooms. the hottest group in Zimbabwe.
0 The Stratocruisers The Gilded Balloon. Cowgatc. 226 2151. lam. Six month-old London group. playing a sort of80s‘ Glam-rock.
0 Deal Heights Cajun Aces 'I‘he Ventte. ('alton Road. 557 3073. lam. £3.50 (£2.5111.SL‘C .\1on24.
o The Blubbery Hellbellies The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Ilptn. £4 (£3). Sec Mon 24.
o Tarn White and The Dexters Platform 1. ('aledonian I Iotel. Lothian Road. 225 2433. 8.30pm. £3. See Sttn 23.
0 Miller. Miller. Millerand Sloan Ritltllc‘s (‘ourt. Lawnmarket. 225 8691 . 9pm. £3 (£2). See Mon 24.
o Attacco Detente Assembly Rooms. George Street. 226 2427 8. Midnight. £4 (£3). See Sun 23.
0 Dr Bob‘s Rhythm Dogs Bedlam 'I'heatre. Forrest Road. 225 9893. Ilprn. £3(£2). See Mon 24.
0 Railroad Bill and The Boxcar Stompers Fringe (‘lub. 'I‘eviot Row. Bristo Square. 667 2091 . 9.30pm. £3.50(£3). See Fri 21. o Nansing and Jam Tarts (iilded Balloon. ('owgate. 226 2151. 5pm. £3 (£2.50) and lam. See Fri 2|.
0 The Ambassadors l Iole in the (iround. ('astle Terrace. 2286613. 7.30pm. £2.50. L'p-and-coming local reggae band. Reports of their live shows have been excellent.
0 Deal Heights Cajun Aces Hole in the (iround. (‘astle Terrace. 228 6613. 9pm. Free. See Mon 24.
o Rootsie Tootsie Band 1 lole in the (iround. ('astlc Terrace. 2286613. See Mon 24.
0 After Eight Mince I lole in the (irottttd. ('astle'l'erracc.2286613. 11.30pm. See Mon 24.
0 Richard Thompson Assembly Rooms. (ieroge Street. 226 242" 8. 11.45pm. £5.50(£5). See Sat 22.
0 Tom Robinson Assembly Rooms. (icorge Street. 226 2427 8. 10pm. £5.50 (£4.50). See Fri 21.
o Headlamps Lord Darnley . \Vest Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free.
0 Powerhouse Boogie Band Preservation Ilall. Victoria Street. 2263816. 9.30pm. Free. The natnc says it all.
0 The Peristalsis Brothers Negoeiants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 50s-styleskiffle and swing. once seen on the late lamcted 'I‘uht'.
0 Private Property St Paul‘s and St Georges ( 'httreh. York Place. 557 5151. 12.30pm. £2 (£1.50). British (‘anadian duo. influenced by West (‘oast and ptth rock.
0 Willy Logan ('anny Man‘s. .‘ylorningsidc Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free.
0 Eye Scream/The RepercussionslStorm Petrels Drama (‘entre. Ingram Street. 8pm.
0 Moving Pictures The Flu. Miller Street. 9pm. Free. Despite a change of ownership. the Fixx eontinttes to provide an opportunity for good. relatively unheard of bands to be seen.
0 Blues ‘n' Trouble Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. Becoming somethingof a permanent fixture at Rooftops these days. Blues 'n' 'I‘rouhle are nevertheless hard working. and as good as anyone within the dated kind ofsphere in which
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