dearol' ('huck. Ifyou don't rush out for this then you're dead from the neck down (and up). So there. Be sure and pick up his new autobiography (publication of w hich coincides with the tour) as well. Billy Jones is supporting on this date. making his first live appearance with his new band. featuring Jim (‘ondie (ex of'I‘he Dexters). I 1000 Violins Venue. (‘alton Road. 55" 3073. Doors open 2.30pm. Popularindic group. back for their third or fourth gig up here feels like the third or fourth anyway.

I Makossa Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3S16. £1 alter 9.30pm. (iood local reggae band. lznioy.

I Bulb Cormorant [.ord [)arnlcy . West Port. 2294341. Afternoon. Free. Blues. country -rock,

I Gyroset Lord Darnley . West Port. 229 4341. lllpm. Free See Mon 8.

I AtterEight Mince .\ltisic Box. Victoria Street. 220 17(18. £1 after 9pm. Jazz—funk. I Friends 0i Carlotta Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 63 I3. 9pm. Free.

I The Helicopter Spies Blues Basement. Broughton Street. 556 "147.

I Live band (‘av er n. (‘ow gate. 226 5641.



I The Influx 0511'. l'niversity (iardens. 8pm. Free. The posters feature artwork from Viz comic -- more than that lcannot tell you.

I Strategy [.21 'l’aniere. Fox Street. 9pm. Free. Apparetnly ‘explosive‘ hard rock band from Edinburgh.


I Lixx Soundcheck Rock (lob. Venue. (‘alton Road. 5573(l73. 7.3llpm. £1.5(l. Heavy rock. Local band.

I The Fishermen Mtlsic Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. Afternoon. Free.

I The Blue Monkey Experience Music Box. Victoria Street. 22” 12(18. £1 after9pm. Another gig for our (and Meliwans') competition winners. breaking in their new line-up. 1 believe. Interestingly structured guitar-based songs.

I The Last Detail l.ord Darnley . West Port. 229 4341. lllpm. Free. 1973Hal Ashby-directed flick starring Jack Nicholson. w ho receive d an Academy Award nomination for his performance. Smoking is permitted in the left hand side of the auditorium.

I The Chris Thomson Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.

I Live band (‘avern. (‘owgate. 226 5641.

MONDAY 15 Glasgow

I Rhyme and Reason l.a’1‘aniere. Fox Street. 9pm. Free. Debut gig fora four-piece band who have been rehearsing their set for some time.


I Dumpy‘s Rusty Nuts (to be confirmed). Venue. ('alton Road. 557 3(173. Doors open 7.30pm. '1 aking full advantage ofthe grebo fashion. 1)R.\' spin out ofthe London circuit they know like the frets on their guitars and appease the grebo hunger. Hawkwind are coming in April. so until then this is the closest you'llget.

I Bo'Weevil Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. lllpm. Free. Rockin‘ blues.

I Fool's Gold Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816 9 31 lpm. Free. Heavy rock.

TUESDAY 16 Glasgow

I And Now. . . The World [.a Taniere. Fox Street. 9pm. Free. See what 1 mean about the names of the bands playing La Taniere

I Moving Pictures/Blue Ruin Fixx. Miller Street. 9.3llpm. Free. Moving Pictures

have a good singer. but their demos are still a bit rough. Blue Ruin are yetanother band with Blue in their name (how many can you think of'.’). come from (irangemouth. are young. relatively inexperienced and quite promising.


I Gyroset Music Box. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm. Free. See Monti.

I Strategy Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. ltlpm. Free. Guitar and synth

pop rock.

I No Excuse Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.3tlpm. Free. Ditto.

I The Peristalsis Brothers Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. Fifties sounds.

WEDNESDAY 17 Glasgow

I The Righl Stuff Fixx. Miller Street. 9.3”Pm. Free A band withqualill' pedigree. w hen you attach the names to the 'es' but tooclinical. slickand seamless for these cars. On paper they should be exciting. but really their early performances would make Rick Astley seem interesting.

I Between the Lines La Taniere. Fox Street. 9pm. Free.

I Erk Alors (’louds. (‘oatbridge 9pm.


I Tarn While Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9pm. Free. See Wed 10.

I Shiver'n'Shake Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. lllpm. Free.

I The Peristalsis Brothers Boston Bean Co. St James Centre. 55601 1 l . Fifties sounds.

I Critter Hill Varmints Green Tree. (‘owgate 9.30pm. Free. See Mon 8.

I Live band Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641 .

THURSDAY 18 Glasgow

I Yargo/Punch Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 10.30pm. Yargo definitely come recommended -- find their album Bodyheul in the indie section at a good record shop now. Punch can be filed under ‘promising'.

I The River Detectives The Drawing Room. ('lyde Street. 9pm.

I Outside Edge La Taniere. Fox Street. 9pm. Free.

I Billy Mclsaac Riverside Tavern. Waddell Court. 9pm. Free.

I The Straight Men MeNees bar. Eglinton Toll. 9pm. Free.


I The Woodentops Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 3456. 7.30pm. £5. With a bit of luck. hard work and good judgementThe Woodentops could dominate the indie scene ofthe late Eighties in much the same way as The Smiths and New Order have dominated it up till now. Bright. breezy. often intensely manic. but records so far have failed to live up to frontman Rolo‘s eff‘iisive self-confidence. I’ve a feelinga fiver is maybe a teensy expensive fora band who have still to prove themselves chartwise.

I The Primevals Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7.30pm. Scottish group. now on their third LP. for the French label New Rose. steeped in blues and R&B. but as you‘d expect bringing a post-punk urgency to it. Producer of their last two albums has just joined the group on second guitar. Their Peel Session has also been released.

I Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. ltlpm. Free. See Sun 7.

I Yeah Boss Music Box. Victoria Street. 221) 1708. 9.3llpm. Free.

I The Sweating Ministers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Oh my (iawd.

I Live band ('avern. Cowgate. 226 5641.



7", l2" and CD Single Compact Disc includes extra tracks

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