Street. 9pm. More ‘most likely to’s’ — how long has that been?
0 Dollar Dillingers Videotheque. King’s Stables Road. 228 3547. £2 before 11pm; £4 after. Yup. the Dollar. who. it has to be said. had an enviable track record of fairly consistent hits many moons ago. Can‘t say 1 could be bothered going to see them now. though.
0 The Pastels The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7.30pm. Anorak convention time. Seriously. though. The Pastels are probably the best of all these groups who pretend they never made it past puberty. though live can sometimes be less than enthralling.
O G-Spot Tornado Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. £1 after 9pm. Slightly reminiscent of the Waterboys school of rock. but none the less enjoyable for that. Show great promise.
0 Mr Rhythm (to be confirmed) Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. £1 after‘).30pm.
SUNDAY 1 Glasgow
0 Hue and Cry/Bliss Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Second sell-out night for local superstars who have just released their debut album Seduced and Abandoned. Buy it.
o McCarthy and The Big Gun Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. Certainly worth investigating the Big Gun. who had a good single ‘Heard About Love‘ on their own label High Fibre — it even got a good review in Smash Hits!
0 Cry Tough and Medusa Touch Soundcheck Rock Club. Venue. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £1.50. Weekly heavy rock/metal club.
0 Peristalsis Brothers and Lisa Life Oddfellows. Forrest Road. Lisa Life is new name on me. but the Peristalsis Brothers‘ 50s-sty1e skiffle and swing sound once appeared on the late Tube.
0 Future World Moves Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. £1 after 9pnr
MONDAY 2 Edinburgh
0 Dr Feelgood and Shiver ’n’ Shake Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 8pm. £3.50 (Double ticket for tonight and tomorrow night‘s shows at the Pres is £6). Apparently the cream of British R&B enjoyed themselves so much the last time they played here that they‘ve come back for another sot. Don't miss it. And if Wilko ever brings his band here. don‘t miss that either.
0 McCarthy (to be confirmed). Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. Graduates ofthe indie class of‘C86‘.
0 After Eight Mince Oddfellows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. 8pm. Free. Enjoyable and proficient jazz-funk. o The Volunteers Canny Man's. Morningside Road. 447 1484.
‘You’ll be here to see the Hothouse Flowers then?’ That’s the question that’s been asked of just about every foreign voice arriving in Dublin overthe last few months, since their live sets started sending ripples through the grapevine. Described in Rolling Stone as ‘the best unsigned band in the world’, Hothouse Flowers have been the toast of the city since long before London Records decided to make them an offer they couldn’t refuse, a very astute move on the company’s part.
Though possibly too late to make a showing in the end-of-the-year polls, Hothouse Flowers have what it takes to be one of the major bands of ’88, judging by the single which is the fruit of their labours solar.
‘Don’t Go’ is a splendid single; an addictive and fiery slab of Celtic soul,
obviously indebted in a big way to Van Morrison, but deserving nationwide recognition nonetheless. Singer/keyboard player Liam D’Moinlai’s dominating piano drives the song along at a cracking pace, his voice a younger and fresher edition of the great Van’s while skilfully avoiding too close a similarity. All in all an excellent song, which bodes well for the Flowers’ live appearances at Edinburgh’s Venue on Wed 4 and Glasgow’s Fury Murrys on Thurs 5.
Support on both dates is Andy White, the Belfast Bard, or ‘Bobby D’Dylan’, as he's occasionally been dubbed, worthy of a headlining position himself, and whom this writer last beheld tapping his foot to the very different music of Fini Tribe in May. (Mab)
8.30pm. Free. 0 The Pheasants Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. Free.
0 Ho Great Shakes Fixx Bar. Miller Street. 9.30pm. Free. Worth seeing them at some stage — supported Wet Wet Wet at the Pavilion earlier in the year. and hold some promise despite being relatively inexperienced.
O Incantation City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5520. 7.30pm. £6.50. £5.50. £4.50. Accomplished exponents of Andean music. with a new single and album on their own Hiam label. Certainly of interest. as they have recently involved Claudia Figueroa on vocals. who is famed for her work on Working Week‘s classic ‘Venceremos‘ (We Will Win) single. Of the six-piece. three members are from Chile. one from Sheffield. one from Belfast. and one. Tony Hinnigan from Glasgow — so there!
0 Deacon Blue Oueen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 3456. 9pm. £5. One of Glasgow‘s brightest hopes. as can be heard on their debut LP ‘Raintown‘. Not too far from Prefab Sprout territory, but rockier.
0 Lazy Lester with Blues ’n' Trouble Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 8pm. £3.50 (double ticket for tonight and last night‘s Dr Feelgood gig costs £6). This is American blues singer Lazy Lester‘s night. so any drunken punters shouting for the backing band‘s numbers will be in ﬂagrant breach of manners.
o The Peristalsls Brothers Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. See Sun 1.
0 Just Add Water Oddfellows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. 8pm. Free.
0 Willie Logan Canny Man‘s. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free.
0 Block Brothers Music Box. Victoria
Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. Free.
0 Deacon Blue/Hearts and Minds Henry Wood Hall. Berkeley Street. 7.30pm. Excellent double header. which is recommended heartily. Deacon Blue are probably the most accomplished live act in Scotland. if not Britain. a reputation won after constant hard work. Hearts and Minds should appeal to fans ofthe headlining band. as they also have a large batch of top quality songs. as sampled on their debut single ‘TurningTurtle‘.
o The Cannonball Cattle Company 46 West. 46 West George Street. 10pm. 50p. This is a special gig to accommodate a filming of a video for French Cable Television. As for the band — I'll quote from the press release: ‘catchy lyrics. amazingly powerful vocals and sheer musical perfection. . .‘
0 Hothouse Flowers and Andy White Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. See panel.
0 Loo Aka-Bop Boston Bean Co. St James Centre. 556 01 1 1. 8.30pm. Free. Alter egos ofThe Peristalsis Brothers.
0 Where’s Hialto? Oddfellows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. 8pm. Free. 0 Kites Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. Free.
THURSDAY 5 Glasgow
0 Deacon Blue Henry Wood 1 lall. 7.30pm. See Wed 4.
O The Hothouse Flowers Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 221 651 1. 10.30pm. Time for some superlatives again. This Irish band released their debut single on U2‘s Mother Records earlier this year. and have since been snapped up by the discerning London Records. A new single. ‘Don‘t Go‘. is out soon and is so infectious even I have been seen trying to dance to it. Support is provided by Andy White — a Janice Long hero.
0 Influx La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free.
0 Billy Mclsaac Riverside Tavern. Waddell Court. Gorbals. 9pm. Free. Ten years ago he was topping the charts with Slick. Since then he has been involved with several bands — notably the Zones. and Rhythm Method. who featured This Way Up vocalist. John Reid.
0 Big George and The Business Platini’s at Furlongs. West Nile Street. 332 5777. 9pm. Free. Glasgow‘s biggest Muddy Waters’ fan keeps on going. . .
o The Straight Men McNee‘s Bar. Eglinton Toll. 9pm. Free. Residency by the best band from Toryglen.
0 Anthrax Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £6. £5. In the vanguard ofspeed metal. loud. obnoxious and very very fast. They will. ofcourse. be excellent. Don‘t forget your skateboard.
28 The List 30 Oct -— 12 Nov