WEDNESDAY 9 Glasgow
I Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Glasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 8.30pm. 50p. Bar.
I Bobby Deans Duartet Cue Ball Club,
I Charlie Mcllair's Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. Long residency.
I Fiona Duncan Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. 229 3042. Evening. Long established Scots jazz singer.
I Take Three Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street, 667 0845. Evening. Cornet or sax and rhythm section. Bar/ Restaurant.
I Alter Eighl Mince Oddfellows. Forrest Road, 220 1816. Evening.
I Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. Evening.
THURSDAY 10 Glasgow
I Peshltar Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 226 3868. 8pm. £5 (£4). A reworking of the Shakti format with the ultra fluent guitar of Larry Coryell. lndian music in a jazz/rock fusion. Presented by Platform J an and the Contemporary Music Network. See panel.
I Jiveass Blues And Boogie Blackfriars, Bell Street. Merchant City, 552 5924. Evening. Piano, guitar and meaningful vocals.
I That Swing Thang Cate Biarritz. Frederick Street. 225 5244 930-1 1.30pm. Hip vocals from the jump jive era.
I Pillow Talk Maxies Bistro, Nicolson Street. 667 0845. Evening. Threesome with violin, guitar and vocals. Bar and Restaurant.
I Templehail Stompers Temple Hotel, Esplanade, Joppa. 669 4264. Evening. Trad and dixie residents.
I Graham Blamlre Janers Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace, 337 1006. Evening.
FRIDAY 27 Glasgow
I LL. Cool J/Eric B. and Raltim/Public Enemy Barrowland. (iallowgate. 552 4601. Yo! From the men who brought you the Be' ‘ ‘ie Boys. DefJam. here come LL. Cool] and Public Enemy. Seemslike every would-be football thug will congregate at the Barrowland to pay homage to the man who probably wishes he was Barry White. except he doesn't have the talent. Eric B you will know from the recent hit ‘Paid in Full‘ — and ifthat didn’t put you offthen I don‘t know what will. I The icicle Works/The Crows QMU. University Gardens. 339 9784. 9pm. Without being terribly consistent. the lcicle Works have made some great singles that have done nothing chartwisc. and look set to follow that with the most recent release. High Time. The Crows are promoting their current single , ‘Takayama‘ on Survival Records. I Daniella Dax Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10.30pm. Doesn‘t Daniella Dax look like Brix Smith? Write to lookalikes in the Daily Record immediately. This gig is a very rare live outing- so don‘t missit. I Jamie Barnes 81 Cochise Platini‘s at Furlongs. West Nile Street. 332 5777. 9pm. These listings just wouldn‘t be the same without them.
Anniesland Cross. 8.30—11pm Two tenors.
Since Bob Marley’s death, extravagant claims have been made by some for Dennis Brown that he is the one to fill the space leit by the great man's passing. We're hardly in any position to make such judgements, but you can see for yourselves when he plays at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on Wednesday 2 Dec, following close on the heels oi another current great reggae singer, Freddie McGregor (whose appearance was also arranged by Sir Dssie and Marley’s Reggae Club).
Lllre McGregor, the 28 year-old Jamaican is a veteran oi Studio One (‘the Motown oi Jamaica', run by the legendary tight-listed producer Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodds), and is currently engaged in recording new versions oi the hits he made under Dodds’ guidance.
Brown’s sensuous voice — like a smoother Gregory lsaacs -toolt “Money in My Pocltet’ into the Top Twenty a good low years ago and, although he’s had a low prolile here since then, there
are few countries he has not taken his music to. lie has visited Ethiopia, his spiritual homeland, several times to live with the Shashamane, and, by singing in their native language, has made his name well-known there.
(Brown’s popularity in Colombia, where all Rastalarians were called ‘Freddie McGregor’ alter the latter’s hlt rendition of the traditional Spanish song ‘Guantanamera', dates from when Brown played there only to be inundated with requests tor the song, which he didn't know. Gamely singing the chorus over and over again, to wild acclaim, seems to have secured his reputation).
ills musical frontiers are further apart now, recent albums displaying experiments with soul and iunlt, attempts both to widen his lans' horizons and attract long-deserved listeners from other styles. lie still does a line line in top-drawer reggae, as anyone with the slightest inclination to give him a try will hear. (Mab).
I Apres Sill Jarvey‘s Inn. Kelso Street. Clydebank. 941 2855. 9pm. Free. More pub rock and why not?
I Age of Chance Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. Must say i enjoyed the last gig they played up here. riding the shockwave of their mammoth cover of Prince's ‘Kiss‘. and found their three-minute J.G. Ballard meets white boy hip-hop quite invigorating. Their slogan-Spangled debut LP. ‘Don't Get Mad. Get Even‘. has. however. had a mixed reception. I Blood Uncles Mandela Centre. Potter Row Student Union. Students and guests only. Back from their recent jaunt around the country with PiL. local trio plus drum machine hit the University with some nasty and raunchy sounds. I The Alice llouse and Alto Cirrus Calton Studios, Calton Road. 556 7066. The Alice House are an Edinburgh rock band
moving in a more melodic. jazzy direction.
but where Alto Cirrus are coming from. bar saying the early 70s. is anybody‘s guess. Weird. progressive stuff. but worth going along. if only for the curiosity value. I The Big Wheel and The Illusion Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. Big Wheel: hard-gigging commercial rock/pop band. Pomp pop. or bubblegum rock? Still haven‘t decided.
I Cosmo Cassis. Abcrcromby Place, 557 4744.
I Mr Rhythm Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm.
I Bo'Weevil Student Union. Teviot Row. Free. Students and guests only.
I Live Band Ne’gociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. As-yct-unnamed band formed by Stuart Nisbet and featuring several ‘well-known' local musicians.
I G-Spot Tornado and Apex Beat The Auld Chase. Bonnyrig. 8pm. £1 .50 (£1 UB40). The runners-up in our grand Band Contest appear in a benefit arranged by Esk Valley Red Wedge. all proceeds goingto Midlothian CND. Tight guitar-based rock. should appeal to fans of Waterboys elal.
SATURDAY 28 Glasgow
I Age oi Chance Strathclyde University. John Street. 552 1895. The cover version of Kiss was excellent. and perhaps surprisingly. their debut album, One Thousand Years of Trouble showed that they have managed to maintain a lot of vitality, with a distinctly commercial edge to some of the tracks.
I Jamie Barnes and Cochise Viva‘s, Union Street. 2pm. Why bother Christmas shopping when faced with the alternative of going to see Jamie Barnes. Alternatively, Rangers are playing Hearts at lbrox this afternoon . . .
I Big George and The Business Platinis. 115 West Nile Street. 9pm. Free. Resident blues.
I Close Lobsters Venue, Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. Most happening thing in Paisley (the place, not the fashion) currently. See LP Review.
I G-Spot Tornado and Apex Beat Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341 . 10pm. Free. See Fri 27.
I Tam White and The Dexters Platform 1. Rutland Street. R&B meets soul head-on in Edinburgh's great blucsman‘s nine-piece ensemble. Great live.
I Alter Eight Mince Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. £1 after 9pm. Pleasant and proficient jazz-funk combo.
I Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm. Free. Absent from the listings for quite a while. it seems. Edinburgh folk-rock group. formerly known as the Medium Wave Band.
I Just Add Water Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. Good female singer fronting drum-machine and keyboard-based band. augmented by brass.
SUNDAY 29 Glasgow
I Wire Mayfair. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £5 (£4.50 advance). First gigin Glasgow since an appearance a while back at the Splash One club. Despite being away for about five years. their ‘comeback' (for lack of a better phrase) has proven them still to be innovative. (See the LP The Idea! (‘0va for evidence.) That is more than can be said for many of their original contemporaries.
I River Detectives Fixx. Miller Street. 9.30pm. Free. Another acoustic set from one of the best of the current batch oflocal bands.
I Lothian and Last Orders Soundcheck Rock Club. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £1 .50. Weekly heavy rock/metal club.
I Tam White and The Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Sec Sat 28.
I Apex Beat Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. 3pm.
MOUDAY 3.0 Edinburgh
I Bon Ton Roulez Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Volunteers Canny Man‘s. Morningsidc Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free.
I The Medusa Touch Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. The Pres‘s weekly heavy rock spot.
I Shiver 'n' Shaite Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Den Blocker Experience Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341 . 10pm. Free. Broad range of country styles from. its says hcrc. Cline to Costello.
I Joltlng Apart Fixx. Miller Street.
9.30pm. Free. Good to see that the Fixx remains one of the best places for seeing new. local and usually good bands, despite a recent management change. lfonly a few more places did the same.
I Bobby Wishart Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free. Residency.
I Punch and The River Detectives Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. 7.30pm. Haven‘t seen The River Detectives yet. but our Glasgow correspondent calls them ‘one of the most promising local bands of the moment', praise that could equally apply to Punch, whose ﬁrst demo showed great ability for writing accomplished jazzy pop songs.
I The Peristalsis Brothers Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. 50s' skiffle-based sounds.
I lndian Summer Preservation Hall .
28 The List 27 Nov — 10 Dec 1987