SATURDAY 30 Glasgow
I The Big Bands Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 2—5pm. £1. Now two big hands in the afternoon. George McGowan Orchestra and Bill Fannings Big Band. Scoresof musicians. friendsand enthusiasts.
I Jimmy Feighan Quartet with Shelagh Buchanan (ilasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2. 15—4.45pm. 50p. Bar.
I Ron Moore. Rikki Fernandez La Taverna. Landsdowne Crescent. 339 7128. 8—1 lprn. I Madelaine Tron Theatre Bar. Parnie Street. Evening. Mix ofsongs. mainstream jazz and pop.
I Curlers Byres Road. Afternoon. Free. Regular groups.
I Resident Quartet (ilasgow Society Of MUsicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 830—1 1.30pm. 50p. Bar.
I Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. 225 2433. Lunchtime. The piano
I Toto And The Jazz Bostons Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 2—4pm. I Shore Jazz Shore Bar. The Shore. Leith. 553 5080. Lunchtime. Various. Musicin the bar.
I Peristalsis Brothers (are Biarritz. Frederick Street. 225 5244 10pm till late. Fifties.
I Yella Dug Jazz Band Basin Street. llaymarket. 337 1066. Evening. Trad
SUNDAY 31 Glasgow
I The Batchelors of Jazz Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 12.3lL-2.30pm. Bar. Free. Dave Batchelor‘s trad hand. Presented by Platform Jazz.
I Trilogy Diva Wine Bar. Park Terrace. l—3pm. Cool cocktail jazz.
I Frank Bolan Duintet The Tron Barfl‘ron Theatre. Parnie Street. 552 4267. Lunchtime.
I Harry Hope And The Hot Shots Baby (irand. Charing Cross. Evening. Piano bar. standards and boogie.
I So What Tolbooth Bar. (ilasgow Cross. 5524149. Evening. Resident Sunday hand.
I Ronnie Rae Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. 225 2433. Lunchtime.
I That Swing Thang (‘al'e Biarritz. Frederick Street. 225 5244. Evening. Jump jive songs.
I Jazz Machine Minto Hotel. to Minto Street. 667 1534. 8-1 1pm.
I Basin Street Stampers Basin Street. llaytnarket Terrace. 337 1006. Evening. Trad and Dixieland venue.
I Capital City Jazz Band Crest Hotel. Oueensferry Road. 332 2442. 2.30—4.30pm. Trad band.
MONDAY 1 Edinburgh
I Jazz 88 Music Box. 9c Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9pm—midnight. bar till 2am. Free. New twice weekly jazz venue. Tonight Melanie ()‘Reilly and Francis Cowan. with their wide ranging excursions through the continent of jazz.
I Suave Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street. 6670845. Evening. Small group in wine bar corner.
I Bossanovas Negoeiants. Bristo Square. 2256313. 9pm.
I East CoastJan Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening. Resident Trad band.
I Brian Johns Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. 2293042. Evening.
waxed all ' enthusiastic about . Good And Gone‘s
debut release, ‘Methil Box‘, a ‘gut-wrenching’ six-track EP, injecting some much-needed grit and bile into the generally tame and predictable Scottish indie scene.
But who are these masked men, swathed in black overcoats offstage and leaving stapled-together A6 pamphlets, with titles like ‘Crap Stories‘, around the place? Formed in January 1986 and originally from Glenrothes, Good And Gone moved down to Edinburgh, where they recorded one of the more compelling tracks on the local compilation “Wide Open' (Cracked Records) and most of ‘Methil Box’ with the line-up of Eddie Farrell (guitar/vocals), Pandy (bass/shouting) and Alastair Sneddon, replaced behind the drumkit by John Barrett. They're currently breaking in a new guitarist, John Johnson, for a series at gigs in February, but on Saturday 23 can be found at Négociants, Edinburgh, where they have played before, as a blues band, underthe name oi Black Crow King. Low-key blues gigs have been the most cost-effective way Good And Gone have been able to play, and they plan to
Last issue, regular readers will remember, we
l continue that way, for a while at least,
mainly outside Edinburgh.
They are dispensing with the Black Crow King name now that they feel the blues elements are integrating happily with the indie-rock Good And Gone style — an approach they describe as distinctly ‘Fite-like’ (meaning more direct and upfront than namby-pamby Southerners). indeed, they claim that much of ‘Methil Box’ was inspired by the ‘non-event oi the place’.
Their latest recording is a version of Captain Beelheart's ‘Harry-lrene', destined fora Beetheart tribute LP on Imaginary Records as a follow-up to the critically-acclaimed compilation of Syd Barrett covers. It's a bit of a pedestrian version, but will appear alongside fellow contributors That Petrol Emotion, XTC and Sonic Youth, and hopefully get them a bit more anennon.
Good And Gone are already quite pleased at the wide cross-section at people who come along to see them, but are aware of shortcomings in the image department. To this end, they say, they are designing a stage set, a thought which immediately conjures up images of PiL‘s extravagant dayglo environmentorAlexanderD'Neal’s brass bed, but is more likely to take shape like their existing dark, brooding artwork. Haven't seen it? Get a copy of ‘Methil Box' then, it only lorthe tree poster.(Mab)
I Bobby Wishart l lalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Residency for the best little jazz group in town. Powerful sax led quartet.
I Vintage Bourbon l)e ()uincey's. Renl‘ielti Street. 333 0633. 9pm.
I Melanie D'Reilly and Francis Cowan Handsels Wine Bar. Stafford Street. 225 5521. Evening. Vocal guitar dtto.
I Swing '88 Malt Shovel. Coekburn Street. Evening. Django based Hot Cltih with clarinet and sax.
I Peristalsis Brothers Negociants. Bristo Square. 225 6313. 9pm. 50's revisited.
I Alter Eight DUO Maxies Bistro, Nicolson Street. 6670845. Evening. Blues rock. I Sophie Bancroft Rutland l lotel. Rutland Street. 9pm.
I Louisiana Ragtime Band Nay aar l itittse Hotel. Mayfield (iardens. 667’ 2828. Evening. Weekly residency.
I West End Jan Band Basin Street.
llayniarket Terrace. 337 1006. Evening. Trad.
WEDNESDAY 3 Glasgow
I Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo (ilasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 8.30pm. 50p. Bar.
I Jazz 88 Music Box. 9c Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9pm—-midnight. bar till 2am. Free. New. regular. twice a week jazz spot. Tonight. Edinburgh hand Nobody"s Business. Reedsntan Dick Lee in a caravan of blttes. ccltic. eastern European and swing inﬂuences.
I Tam While Negociants. Bristo Square. 2256313. 9pm. With a small hand.
I Charlie McNair‘s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. Evening. Long residency.
I Brian Johns Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. 229 3042. Evening.
I Take Three Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street. 6670845. Evening. Cornet or sax and rhythm section. Bar Restaurant.
I Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. llayntarket Terrace. 337 1006. Evening.
THURSDAY 4 Glasgow
I Ron Finlay Trio Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening. (ittitarist. with Billy Kessel. bass and (ieorge Lyle. drtttns.
I The Big Bop Coasters. West 'I‘ollcross. 8pm. £3.50. Tickets from Virgin Records. Princes Street or at the door. Three-hand night. That Swing'l‘hang in a ten piece line tip. also Kites and Bop Sh‘Bant. SixTST add another sax and three backing singers to heat up the jump jive in this bigcharity baslt.
I Jazz Machine Minto Hotel. to Minto Street. 667 1534. 8—1 1pm.
I Shore Jazz Shore Bar. The Shore. Leith. 553 5080. Evening. Sax and rhythm section iii bar restattrant.
I Alter Eight Mince Negociants. Bristo Square. 2256313. 9pm.
I Beroda Swing Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street. 6670845. Evening. Threesome with violin. guitar and vocals. Barand Restaurant.
lll'l‘emplehall Stompers Temple 1 lotel. Esplanade. Joppa. 669 4264. Evening. Trad and dixie residents.
I Graham Blamire Jazzers Basin Street. llaytnarket Terrace. 337 1006. Evening.
I The Battish Boys Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10.30pm. More distinctly forgettable indie ramblings.
I Rough and Ready La Taniere. Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free. Pttb rock.
I Strategy Lord 1)arnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. Synth-assisted. big-sounding rock.
I The Rootsie Tootsie Band Zig Zag Club. Calton Studios. Calton Road. 5567066. 9pm. New club, though the modern chart sounds of the disco may he at odds with tht roekin' blues of the featured band. Plus support.
I Slice of Life Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. £1 after 9pm. Pretty rawnoise. ttnless they‘ve tightened tip a bit.
I The Heaters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. £1 after9.30pm. Blues-rock.
I The Dan Blocker Experience Negociants. Victoria Street. 2256313. 9pm. Free. Wide range ofcountry sounds. from Costello to Cline.
I Live band Blues Basement. Broughton Street. 556 7 147. No details yet.
I Live band. Cavern. Cowgate. 2265641 .
SATURDAY 23 Glasgow
I The River Detectives Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Free. The first gig in a very. very busy fortnight for the River Detectives. This. like all their other gigsin the next fortnight is in the acoustic format —‘ but their first appearance this year asa full band can be witnessed at the Fixxon 10 Feb.
I The Beat Poets and Friends Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 9pm. £312. A special party. with late licence. featuring the all instrumental combo with guest vocalists culled from other local bands. Go along and find out who. They also have a new single. Rebel Surf. out in
28 The List 22 Jan — 4 Feb 1988