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The List magazine in association with McEwan’s Lager are offering prizes totalling £650 of musical instruments or equipment to help a new band develop their music. A lull range of instruments and equipment will be available to choose from in Sound Control — one at the leading music stores with branches across Scotland.
FIRST Prize £350 of instruments or equipment
SECOND Prize £200 of instruments or equipment
THIRD Prize £100 of instruments or equipment HOW TO ENTER
To enter you need to put together a cassette of your group playing two or three songs (should be original compositions) and send it in along with the completed application form below by 30 September 1987. The cassettes will be judged by a panel at Bob Last (music publisher and manager); Clive Ford (of Sound Control); a representative from McEwan‘s Lager, and Alastair Mabbott & John Williamson (The List's rock editors).
The winners will be announced and profiled in The List magazine issue published on Thursday 29 October.
1. The competition is open to any Scottish based band or singer/songwriter who has not had a recording contract.
2. Cassettes must be clearly marked with a labelled sticker and accompanied with a biography and photo of the band. No responsibility can be accepted for material submitted but it you want the cassette back send a SAE and we will try to return it. 3. Entries must reach The List by Wednesday 30 September.
4. No cash alternative.
To: The List Ltd, 14 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TE.
l/We would like to enterThe List/McEwan’s Lager Rock Star competition to win one at the three prizes amounting to £650 of musical instruments or equipment of ourchoice.
Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Telephone No ................................................................................ ..
I/We enclose a labelled cassette recording of two or three of our songs; a typed biography ol the band; a photo of the band.
MCEWAN’S LAG ER
0 Roottops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. Contact: Willie Potts. ()ne ofthe better venues from the point of view ofsize. sound and visibility - btit recently there has been a heavy bias towards the booking of (ioth bands. resulting in a largely intolerant crowd — especially on Fridays. Recent gigs: Crazyhead. Blues 'n' Trouble. (iaye Bikers on Acid. Batfish Boys. My Bloody Valentine. Steve Marriott.
0 Louis 1073 Sattchiehal Street. 221 Jillll. Formerly the Kelvin Centre. live gigs here are infrequent. bttt solar there have been few opportttrtities for local bands.
Recent gigs: (iil Scott lleron and Bhundu Boys.
0 The Cotton Club 5 Scott Street. 332 (1712. Contact: Michael Calder. In a tortner guise as Macstros this was a popular venue. bttt little accommodation is made for live bands these days. The clttb cart be hired though.
Recent gigs: Julia Please. The Stamp Collectors and liquinos.
o The Warehouse 75 Dunlop Street. 221 1 1-1-1. Normally not associated with live music. there have been recent attempts to provide with the Rock City Club on Thursday nights. This has been primarily catering for heavy metal fans.
Recent gigs: l.yin' Rampant. (ilasgow.
O 46 West 46 West (ieorge Street. 332 (1122. Once again. no bands policy. other than that venue is available for hire for bandsor clubs.
Recent gigs: The Wake. Pun Patrol. Nico.
o The Mayfair/The Venue 49(1Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. Should be re-opening in the late autumn after being closed for over a year because of fire damage. Can be hired.
0 The Fixx 86 Miller Street. 248 285‘). A recent change of ownership has not stopped the regular promotion of young. and often unheard-of local talent. The Fixx remains one of the city‘s best pub gigs from this point of view — although the small stage and dodgy acoustics don‘t help. Also a good place to be seen —- for those who care about such things. Normally there are about two gigs at week. Recent gigs: Slave Trade. Wyoming. Deacon Blue. Moving Pictures. The Big Sur. Soul Doctor.
O Midas 14211 St Vincent Street. 226 3833. Potentially a good venue. things seem to have been hampered by frequent changes of management promoter etc. Recent weeks suggest a change for the better — with the emphasis being on relatively unknown bands. Thursdays only. Recent gigs: The Big Sur. Soul Doctor. The River Detectives. Filming In Africa.
0 Shadows 73 Bath Street. 221 811 l. Contact: Mike McLean. Bands every Tuesday. Thursday and Friday. 'l‘uesdays are set aside for bands who have never had the privilege of playing Shadows before. while l’ridays are for more established bands. Despite its obvious faults
namely the heavy metal obsession of the crowd —< the fact that such a venue exists is good for bands who have not gigged before.
Recent gigs: (ilasgow. Trident. Centurion.
o The Rock Garden 73 Queen Street. 221 2200. ()ccasional live bands usually unknown. As the Rock (iarden seems to retain its high ltipttess ratings from year to year. it is a good opportunity to be seen by the rigltt people.
0 Napoleons Merrylee Road. Cathcart. (>37 5821. Contact: Dave
Ross Fraser Wilkie. South Side venue. which has a large capacity (about 4le). and a large number of regulars which makes this a relatively attractive proposition for its Tuesday night live music slot.
Recent gigs: .\'o (ireat Shakes. Jttlia Please. (ioodbye Mr MacKenzie. o The Halt Bar loo Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Contact: Jim Mclntyre. A wide variety of tastes catered for from the folk and jazz residencies on 'l'uesdays and Wednesdays through to pop rock on other days — mainly Saturday. Recent gigs: The Repercussions. Janet Pulls It Off. Del Amitri. Sadie Bagwash and Cow-poke. Kevin McDermott Orchestra.
0 The Oouneoz Broomielaw. 221 1131. Contact: John Foye. Far fewer live gigs now than in the past. and strictly to accommodate the tastes of the resident bikers. Recent gigs: Centurion.
o Blacktriars 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. Contact: Alan Cunningham. Once again a wide range of music is catered for. from jazz to folk to rock. Recent gigs: Janet Pulls It Off. The Repercussions. BTrain. Exit The
0 La Taniere 15 Fox Street. 221 48-1-1. Mainy pub rock — as in cover versions and residencies — btit there are chances for relatively inexperienced bands. Recent gigs: Big George and the Business. La Paz. Anaconda. The Storm Petrels.
o Platini‘s at Furlongs l 15 West Nile Street. 332 5777. (iigs on Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays. which seem to be geared towards the better hard rock a.o.r.-type bands (also blues).
Recent gigs: Zzztzz Kilroy. Big ( ieorge and the Business. Jamie Barnes And Cochise. Anaconda. 0 Riverside Tavern \Vaddell Court. (iorbals. 42‘) 3981. Nearly all rcsidettcies and pub rock — live music on Thursdays. lt'ridays and Saturdays. Recent gigs: Mariner. The Straight Men. Billy Mclsaac.
o StGeorge'sBar3loSt (ieorges Road. 332 7624. Live music on Saturdays: an uninspiring choice to date — but possibly worth a try for inexperienced bands.
Recent gigs: Souled Out. The Straight Men. Peter (loes To Partick. Masada. 0 The Barracks Maryhill Shopping Centre. Pub bands only iit their line-ups to date.
Recent gigs: The Straight Men. BeepThe Jeep.
Pubs Outside Glasgow
0 The Boulevard Hotel 1710 Crreat Western Road. Clydebank. (381 . 377 2381. Contact: Mr McWilliams Michael Koetsier. The Boulevard provides live music on Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays. with plenty of chances for bands from the Clydebank area. From the start of September there will be a selection of gigs booked through the Cosmos Agency.
Recent forthcoming gigs: Keeping lip With The Joneses. Same Animals, APB. Blood L'ncles. (ioodbye Mr MaeKenzie. o Jarvey‘s Inn 45 Kelso Street. Clydebank. 941 2855. Once again the selection is mainly from the usual two or three pub bands.
Recent gigs: Peter Goes To Partick. The Straight Men.
0 The Bruce Hotel Cornwall Street. East Kilbride. ((13552) 29771. Contact: Robert Fields. Another admirable attempt to put bands on. although once again the variety has been a bit limited — with heavy metal on most of the Wednesday night slots. However. a battle ofthe bands
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