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I WED 16th DEC I 8.30pm EDINBURGH— VENUE
I FRI 18th DEC I
9.00 pm GLASGOW— SCHOOL OF ART
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‘A real hub of a place... it would be hard to imagine Glasgow without it.’ — The List.
For details ring Box Office: 041 332 7521. 350 Sauchiehall Street, GLASGOW.
Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Free. Great name.
I Straight Men McNees Bar. Eglinton Toll. 9pm. Free. Residency from Glasgow's best pub band.
I Billy Mclsaac Riverside Tavern. Waddell Court. 9pm. Free. Another residency.
I Marillion Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £10. £9. First of three-night run. Gulp! When Marillion can play three nights anywhere it's like the days when dinosaurs trod this earth. Maybe there‘s room for them now Genesis have forsaken 20-minute mega-epics for snappy singles.
I Zeke Manyika Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. [ix-Orange Juice drummer and ‘the nicest man in pop'. Zeke‘s showis pretty funky and African-sounding these days.
I The Dan Blocker Experience Négociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. Broad range of country music. from Cline to Costello.
I Big Blue World. The Big Wheel and guests. Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. £1.50. Party night for Random Promotions as well. featuring two oftheir favourite acts. both steering a careful rock. pop hybrid path.
I Bo'Weevil Moray House Student Union. llolyrood Road. 9pm. Students and guests only. End of term bash with some rockin‘ blues and cabaret.
I Cringe Blues Basement. Broughton Street. 556 71-17. 8pm. Three-piece poppy guitar band. wanting to rekindle the spirit ofthe late 70s.
I Liza Scott Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. A run through some rock and country-rock classics.
I Vince Hill Sheraton Hotel. Festival Square. Lothian Road. 229 9131. 8pm. ‘22 includes dinner. dancing and cabaret courtesy ofcomic Clem Dance and a Carribean Steel Band. Vince is enteringa fascinating new stage in his career with his newthrash metal direction . . . no. that‘sa lie. It‘s just that no other music section would list him. Wonder why‘.’
FRIDAY 18 Glasgow
I The Pogues Barrowland. Gallowgate. 7.30pm. Second night of three — [guess I‘m the only one who hates them.
I Aswan/The Silencers QMU. University Gardens. 9pm. End of term event — students and friends only. Judging by their Barrowland show earlier this year anyone who manages to avoid falling asleep during The Silencers. might live to enjoy Aswad.
I Martin Stephenson and the Daintees/Slide Glasgow School of Art. Renfrew Street. 9pm. This would be my choice oftonight‘s end ofterm bashes. In Martin Stephenson there is a definite songwriting ability. and the new album is long-awaited. Slide area local band who are signed to Phonogram and have been winning much praise from those who have seen them recently. I have still to see them this year — but hopefully they will have developed from last year‘s derivativeness-plagued incarnation.
I Bun Big/Bing Hitler (to be confirmed) Glasgow University Union. 339 8247. 9pm. Students and friends only — but check for line-up.
I Trident Shadows. Bath Street. 332 8111. 9pm. Free. Being the season of goodwill. I will give a big thanks to Trident for providing me with an opportunity for some of the most vitriolic prose ofthe year. Anyone who has seen them will know they thoroughly deserve it.
I The River Detective: The Drawing Room. Clyde Street. 9pm. Free. Don‘t say you don‘t have a reasonable choice tonight. Hard luck if you are not a student though.
I Marillion Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £10. £9. Second ofthree-night run. See 'l'hurs I7. I We Free Kings (‘alton Studios. (‘alton Road. 556 7066. Always good live. attacking their traditional instruments with a ferocity that would burn out most straight rock bands. the Kings‘ three singles so far show that there are eerie subtleties in their sound. often lost in the rush. I Goodbye Mr Mackenzie Student I 7nion. Teviot Row. Students and guests only. £ 1. After their initial rush of publicity not doing as well as they'd hoped. 'l‘rouble seems to be that "The Rattler' is still their best song. and every body knows it. I The Supremes Sheraton I Iotcl. Festival Square. Lothian Road. 229 913 I . 8pm. £30 includes dinner. dancing and cabaret from (‘lem Dane and (‘arribean Steel Band ( 10“; reduction on parties of ten or more). Funny they still call themselves The Supremes — only Mary Wilson's left. having returned to carry the flame ~- btit at one time The Supremes were the most successful female group in history. lt'sa fair bet they‘ll be bringing out most of their twelve US Number Ones. First of two-night run. I Mighty Mighty Mandela Centre. Potter Row. Students and guests only. Acceptable indie band from the class of ‘86. I Block Brothers Preservation l lall. Victoria Street. 220 1708. £1 after 9pm. See Singles reviews. I Tam White and The Dexters plus support. St Brides Centre. ()rwell'l‘errace. llaymarket. 346 1405. 9pm. £3 (£2). I Sponge Blues Basement. Broughton Street. 556 7147. See Sat 12. I After Eight Mince Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. I Lyin' Rampant Venue. ('alton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. lleavy rock from Glasgow band that everyone expects big thingsof I The Dan Blocker Experience Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. See 'I'hurs 17.
I Big Country Night Magic ( formerly Kincma Ballroom). Hometown gig forthe boys. perhaps scared into action by the release of Run Rig's new LP. First oftwo pre-(‘hristmas dates in the area.
SATURDAY 19 Glasgow
I T'Pau SliCC Finnieston. 7.30pm. T’Pau win the dubious honour of the best number one ofthe year a but then ‘(‘hina In Your Hand is by no means aclassic. Their set with Bryan Adams last month was excellent of its type. and fansof American rock music are unlikely tosec any better. And I still love ‘I Ieart And Soul‘— sorry. I can‘t helpit.
I Zeke Manyika and Others (to be confirmed). Strathclyde UU . John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Iind oftcrmevent still in the planning stages. IfZekc Manyika does play. it will be yet another new band. showcasing some of the new songs he has been working on with Matt Johnson from The The.
I The Pogues Barrowland. (iallowgate. 7.30pm. The last night — and aren't you glad‘.’
I Martin Stephenson and The Daintees Stirling Univ. Stirling. 9pm. Another mini tour continues.
I Better Backwards The Hall Bar. Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free. Should that be SDRAWKCAB RETI‘EB then'.’
I Billy Forbes La Taniere. Fox Street.
I Jamie Barnes and Cochise \"iva's. Union
I Zenith La Taniere. Fox Street. 9pm.
42 The List 11 Dec1987—7Jan 1988