but check for details.

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel, Mayfieid Gardens, 667 2828. Evening.

WEDNESDAY 28 Glasgow

0 Bobby Deans Quartet Cue Ball Club, Anniesland Cross. 8.30-11pm. Driving tenor player.


0 Peristalsis Brothers Oddfellows, Forrest Road, 220 1816. Evening.

0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening

0 Take Three Maxies Bistro, Nicolson Street, 667 0845. Evening. Cornet or sax and rhythm section.

and bow ties.

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace, 337 1006. Evening.

0 Tam White and the Jim Condie Band Négociants, Bristo Square, 225 6313. Evening. Blues.

THURSDAY 29 Glasgow

0 Glilesples Cheapside Street, 221 7704. 8.15pm.

0 Spike Bayne and the Jazz Organics Blackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5924.



0 That Swing Thang Café Biarritz, Frederick Street, 225 5244 9.30—11.30pm Crazy swing songs

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O Maxies Bistro Nicolson Street, 667 0845. Evening. Threesome with violin, guitar and vocals.

0 Liz McEwan Dragonara Hotel. Belford Mills. 9pm—midnight. With Jim Henry on piano in the cocktail bar.

0 Tempiehall Stampers Temple Hotel, Esplanade. Joppa, 669 4264. Evening. Cheerful traddies.

O Spirits Oi Rhythm Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace, 337 1006. Evening. Dixieland.



0 The Commundards Barrowiand, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. Back with a new album, Red, which features what I thought to be their best single yet, ‘Tomorrow’. Its disappointing chart position would suggest I am in a minority though.

0 Real Sounds 01 Africa Strathclyde University, 90 John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. Special benefit concert for the Nelson Mandela Scholarship fund, with the Real Sounds who are a highly recommended live band even ifyou are not a big fan of African music.

0 Edwin Starr Tin Pan Alley, Mitchell Street, 10.30pm. Another visit to Glasgow for Edwin Starr, promoting a new single, ‘Whatever Makes Our Love Grow’, written by (and produced, of course) by the ubiquitous Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Sadly for a man with Edwin Starr’s ability, the single sounds just like any other SAW record.

0 Trident Shadows, 73 Bath Street, 332 8111. 9pm. Free. Being nice considerate chaps, Trident haven’t polluted a Glaswegian audience‘s ears for a few weeks, so here they are. I can exclusively reveal that they won’t be a patch on Motorhead . . .

0 Tiger Tail: The Venue, Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. The re-opening of the Venue after a year’s closure after fire. This is where the crowd that was at Shadows will find themselves later on, by now exceedingly drunk (you would have to be). Also, a bigger attraction on the same bill is the appearance of Tom Russell.


0 B. 8. King Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place, 557 2590. 7.30pm. £8.50, £7.50, £6.50. Hey, my man! As showbizzy as he may have become, Riley ‘Blues Boy’ King has rarely been equalled as a stinging blues guitarist and warm, big-hearted performer. A purer gospel tone will probably be struck by support performer Paul Johnson, the homegrown talent whose recent discovery had critics in ecstasies. See paneL

0 The Chesterfield: The Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 7.30pm. One of the fey-er and least offensive of the ‘shambling’ types.

0 Sponge, A Whole New Jungle, The Helicopter Spies, Capital CYC and

others The Blues Basement, Brougton Street, 556 7147. 8pm. Benefit for the homeless. A Whole New Jungle and Capital CYC, particuarly, are names to watch.

0 Apex Beat Lord Darniey, West Port, 229 4341. 10pm. Free.

0 Erroneous Zones Négociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9pm. Free. 0 Wasted Days Rolling Stone, Greenside Place. 558 1270. 9.30pm. Free. Appearance depends on availability of venue.

o The Bootsle Tootsie Band The Cavern. Cowgate, 226 5641.

i 0 Strategy Cassis. Abercromby


Place. 557 4744. Medium-strength pop/rock with fairly dominant synths.



0 8.8. King/Paul Johnson Pavilion, Renfield Street. 7.30pm. £9/£8.50. BB. King tours to coincide with the release of an album, Introducing BB. King. on MCA, while Paul Johnson tours in the hope that someone will have the good taste to purchase his debut album. See paneL

0 Gene Loves Jezebel Strathclyde

' University Union, John Street.

9.30pm. Not a band that l have much time for, but their last single. the Jimmy lovine produced Motion Of Love. showed that they can be a more than competent rock band.

0 Jamie Barnes and Cochise Vivas, Union Street. 1pm. Usual Saturday

3 afternoon gig. Is it worth missing Saintand Greavsie for?

o Petrie Goes To Partick St Georges Bar, 316 St Georges Road. 9pm. Free. How to be a popstar. part

: 3209: choose an exciting and

glamorous name for your band.

Keep trying. . .


0 The Three Degrees Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place, 557 2590. 8pm. £6.50, £5.50, £4.50. Weren’t they supposed to be Prince Charles‘ fave group in the pre-Di days?

0 Swans The Venue, Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £3.50 in advance; £4 on door. Take earplugs, because I’m told this is going to be extremely loud, with the most powerful PA that‘s ever been installed in The Venue. Swans are one ofthe best groups to come over from the States recently, and churn out a sound that is big, loud, hypnotic and quite scary. Don‘t say you weren't warned.

o The Styng Rites Moray House Student Union, Holyrood Road. Students and guests only. Having sloughed off their psychobilly reputation (but how successfully?), The Styng-Rites show themselves to be a bib-influenced beat group, and are working on an EP, to be produced by former Rezillo and Revillo Eugene Reynolds.

0 After Eight Mince The Music Box, Victoria Street, 220 1708. £1 after 9pm. Funky jazz-rock.

O Sponge Blues Basement, Broughton Street, 556 7147. 8pm. Free.

0 Ideal Plan The Cavern, Cowgate, 226 5641.

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