piece jump jive vocals and swing group. I Jazz Machine Minto Hotel. in Minto Street.6671534.8—11pm.
I Basin Street Stompers Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 1066. Evening. Trad and Dixieland venue.
MONDAY 14 Edinburgh .
I Edinburgh Jazz Quartet Coppers. Cockburn Street. 225 1441. Evening. I Jim Petrie Quartet Starbank lnn. Newhaven. 552 4141. Evening.
I Suave Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street 6670845. Clarinet. sax and guitar.
I East Coast Jam Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening. 9—midnight. Resident Trad band.
I Brian Johns Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. 2293042. Evening.
TUESDAY 15 Glasgow
I Bobby Wishart 1 Tall Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Leading Scottish saxman. resident band.
I Zeke's Jazz Company Dc ()uincey's. Renfield Street. 3330633. 9pm.
I Criterion Jazz Band Fat Sam's. l-‘ountainbridge. Evening.
I Swing '88 Mall Shovel. Cockburn Street. 2256843. Evening. The Hot Club Of Scotland.
I Knights 01 Jazz Engine Room. ()ueensferry Street Lane. Evening.
I Melanie D’Reilly and Francis Cowan llandsels Wine Bar. Stafford Street.225 5521. Evening. Vocal guitar duoof distinction.
I Peristalsis Brothers Negociants. Bristo Square. Evening. Fortiesand fifties popular swing songs and brass.
I Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar l louse Hotel. Mayfield Gardens. 667 2828. Evening.
I West End Jazz Band Basin Street. llaytnarket Terrace. 337 1006. Evening. Trad.
I Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore DUDCrlasgow Society ()1 Mtisicians. Berkeley Street. 8.30pm. 50p. Bar.
I Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. llaymarkcl Terrace. 337 1006. Evening. The trad venue.
I Tam White Negociants. Bristo Square. 225 6313. 9pm. Soul blues. with asmall band.
I Alex Shaw Trio Coppers. Cockburn Street. 225 1441 . Evening.
I Charlie McNair's Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. I Brian Johns Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. 229 3042. Evening.
I Fat Sam’s Jazz band Fat Sam‘s. Fountainbridge. Evening.
THURSDAY 17 Glasgow
I Billy Bang Quartet/Ken Hyder’sTalisker Riverside Club. Fox Street. offClyde Street. 248 3144. 8pm. £4.50. Jazz violinist from the States and celtic jazz fusion from the peaty malt. Presented by Platform Jazz. Also Edinburgh 18th. See panel.
I Blues Night Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. Evening. £2. With Bo Weevil. I Spike Bayne And The Jazz Organics Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening.
I Waverley Jazz Band Raeburn Bar. Raeburn Place. 332 6345. Evening. I Russian Roulette (‘afe’ Biarritz.
Frederick Street. 225 5244. Evening. Five piece swingers.
I Graham Blamire Jazzers Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 1006. Evening. I Texas Breakfast Cafe Biarritz. Frederick Street. 225 5244. Evening.
I Criterion Jan Band Fat Sam's. Fountainbridge. Evening.
I Jazz Machine Minto Hotel. in Minto Street.667 1534.8—11pm.
I Shore Jazz Shore Bar. The Shore. Leith. 553 5080. Evening. Sax and rhythm section in bar/restaurant.
I Beroda Swing Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street. 667 0845. Evening. Threesome with violin. guitar and vocals. Bar and Restaurant.
I Templehall Stampers Temple Hotel. Esplanade. Joppa. 669 4264. Evening. Trad and dixie residents.
I Jimmy Gilmour Group Bandwagon. Morrison Street. Evening.
I Gordon Fyffe Trio Afton l lotcl. Grosvenor Crescent. 225 6033. Evening.
RIDAY 4 Glasgow
I The Proclaimers Barrowland Ballroom. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. Rousing kick-ofro the fortnight. but will the new (re-recorded) single scale the heights of ‘Letter to America“? Wait and see.
WORLD DOMINATION ENTERPRISES
‘Art is diseased, because it isn‘t doing what it should be doing. I think that artists have got to have the courage to include what they see around them in what they produce, and not eliminate the unpleasant side of it so that the mega-companies will be interested in selling it.‘
It’s an old tune, but this time sung by Keith Dobson, vocalist with a group called World Domination Enterprises and perpetrator of a guitar sound which, he admits himself, ‘sounds like a whole load of cats being hurled at you'. ‘Dnce you've heard us a few times,’ he insists, allaying fears of thrashing musical terrorism, ‘it sounds like quite ordinary music.’
Which is true. As is so often the case, tuneless rubbish is in the ear of the beholder, and those who take the time to listen with at least half an ear can find things they never expected. Keith Dobson, a man with both ears open wide, has been (consciously or not) working towards World Dom for a long time, originally as a drummer for hippie idealists Here And Now, who travelled around the free festivals on (of course) a psychedelicalIy-painted bus.
‘Then, I was really interested in improvisation, because there was a sort of magic in music that doesn’t come out that often. I thought, if I’m going to be a musician this is what I’m going to focus on, this sort of magic thing that happens sometimes, and that's whay I was into improvisation. Then, basically, I sussed out that what it was that happened in improvisation, this magic thing, was something to do with spontanaiety. But once people
I Into A Circle Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. Long hair and grim portents. Sounds loves ‘em.
I Dave Anderson. Jeanette Burns and Unnatural Acts Blue Note. Briggait.Clyde Street. 552 6027. 9pm. £3. Singer from Wildcat Theatre joined by cabaret act and singer Jeanette. who has provided vocals for numerous Glasgow bands.
I The Brilliant Comers Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Frenzied indie types. Good live.
I Rold The Frame Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm. Big-sounding rock. professional attitude. I Strategy Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. More synth- and guitar-based rock/pop. Demo was a bit lacking in inspiration. but that must be around a year old now.
I Just Add Water Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. £1 after 9pm. Synthy pop. continuing the rediscovery ofthe trumpet in popular music.
I Friends of Carlotta Négociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. Collection of fairly well-known Edinburgh musicians in a series of soul and R&B standards.
I Live band Blues Basement. Broughton Street. 556 7147.
I Live band Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641.
ATURDAY 5 1
I The Brilliant Comers and The Church Grims Glasgow College ofTechnology. Cowcaddens Road. Sec Fri 4.
‘ . .551! have improvised a lot they very often get into a series of ruts and find they’re just as repressed, or I think even more repressed, as when they have songs or a format. And that’s why I believe on one hand in something very disciplined, and on the other hand in something totally uncontrolled and undefined. And I like putting the uncontrolled, undefined thing inside the disciplined thing and seeing how it bursts out of it. That seems to be a better recipe for hitting that magical musical high.’
The principle of tension and release is carried into World Dom's live set as they mix in more groove-oriented material, like their recentand unrepresentative single, 3 cover of LL Cool J’s ‘Radio', and even a sly version of ‘Funkytown’. ‘A lot of our songs are like really fast rock ’n’ rally-type things. Just a wild brawling crazy thing that then finishes. But then we started doing one or two other songs that were a bit longer, more stretched-out, and we found that was breaking up our set really nicely, giving it some texture.‘
World Dom’s gigs in the area are at Glasgow Rooftops on Sunday 6 and Edinburgh Venue on Monday 7. Be there or be you-know-what. . . (Mab)
I Chatshow Strathclyde University. John Street. 552 1270.
I Tantara Blade Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free.
I Billy Forbes La Taniere. Fox Street.221 4844. Afternoon.
I Rhyme and Reason La Tanierc. Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free.
I The Mission Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. Let’s all splash patchouli under our arms. throw on our raggiest black gear and pretend Altamont never happened. okay‘.’
I FAB Benefit Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. 9pm. £3 (£1). Combining forces against the Alton Bill are comedy acts The Misfits. Stu McDonald and Unnatural Acts. Music comes from God Said (who they?) and Good and Gone.
I G-Spot Tornado Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. £1 after 9pm. Winnersof the List McEwans Lager demotape competition last year. the G-Spots are making a name for themselves on the live circuit as well. Melodic guitar-based rock. I Little Wolves Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm. I Better Backwards Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9pm. Free.
I Sheer Greed Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free.
I Live band Blues Basement. Broughton Street. 556 7147.
I Strategy Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641.
SUNDAY 6 Glasgow
I The Mission Barrowland Ballroom. 244 (iallowgatc. 552 4601 . See Fri 5.
I World Domination Enterprises Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10.30pm. See panel.
I Lixx Soundcheck Rock Club. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm.£1.50. Weekly heavy rock'metal club. featuring current Most Likely To... local band.
I Close Music Box. Victoria Street.220 1708. Afternoon. Free. The onlytrack I've heard so far. from the Wide Open compilation. was poppy in an intriguing. offbeat way. and displayed noticeable jazz influence. We'd appreciate a demo. folks. I The Dexters Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. £1 after9pm. Tam White‘sold group. rhythm 'n' bluesartistes extraordinaire. kick off their ‘solo' career. I Friends of Carlotta Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm.
I Live band Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641.
I Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free.
MONDAY 7 Glasgow
I White Cotton Club. Scott Street. 332 0712. Well worth keeping an eye on this Glasgow band and their soul/pop/rock fusion. For a change. the record company interest they‘re attractingis well-deserved.
I World Domination Enterprises Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See panel.
I Strategy Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. Free. See Fri4.
I Slave Trade Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Wraygun and The Rockets Ne’gociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Rockabilly.
I The Volunteers Canny Man‘s. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free.
mamm— Glasgow I Hot Fixx Bar. 86 Miller Street. 9.30pm.
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