generation of guitarists and blues bands with his patented choppy rhythm playing. Since then he's proved to he a formidable frontman too.
I Wee Papa Workhouse. Bermuda Triangle. Coasters. \Vcst 'I'ollcross. £2. A bit patronisingly billed as ‘girl rappers'. but that is indeed what they are. in the vanguard of those giving the male braggarts a taste of their own medicine.
I Lothian and Gun Soundeheck Rock Club. Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 31173. 7.3(lpm. L1 .511. Weekly heavy rock metal club.
IJean Mundell Music Box. Victoria Street. 221) 17118. Afternoon. Free.
I Bluelinger Music Box. Victoria Street. 2201711811afterUpm.Rockin'blucs.
I Where‘s Rialto? ()ddfellows. Forrest Road. 221) 1816. 8pm. Free.
I Eat The Peach Bandwagon. Morrison Street. 8.30pm. Free. Weekly residence for the time being. linjoyable and poppy.
MONDAY 18 Edinburgh
I Hate Kapelle and The Hucksters Venue. ('alton Road. 557 31173. Down the years Rotc Kapelle's awkward and idiosyncratic nature. and a nasty streak that shows upin their grittier guitar lines. has kept them together while others with more meteoric careers have come and gone. It's nice that the now-defunct lntape label has decided to put out their new single and album before turning out the lights for good. Rote Kapelle. it's said. may themselves split up soon. Arrive early for The Ilucksters. whose debut indie single was really rather good.
I The Tex Fillet Five and Good and Gone Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9pm. Free. Tex Fillet Five are a lot offun. unconcerned about making complete dicks of themselves in public and quite possibly the kind of group that most ofthe New (‘ountry acts would travel a long way to avoid. Recommendation enough. really. (iood and (ione are more professional in approach. and play blues with a singer clearly schooled in Waitsand Beefheart.
I Medusa Touch Preservation 1 Iall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Heavy rock.
I Blue But Breathing Music Box. Victoria Street. 2211 17(18. 9.30pm. Free.
TUESDAY 19 Glasgow
I And Now The World Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 1(lpm. Free.
Worthwhile hand. with some loose jazzy songs. and a fine female vocalist. Still some work needing done on the songs. though.
I Billy Rankin I.a Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 9pm. Free.
Certainly sounds interesting. fix-Nazareth singer. who could never actually be faulted for his voice. with a solo set . to backing tapes. which features sotne new songs. some of the old Nazareth ones (of course). and some Covers-which are said to include Terence Trent D'Arby‘s Wishing Well I
I Bobby Wishart Ilalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free.
I The Third Party Bar Luxembourg. Pitt Street. 332 1111. lllpm. Free.
Another good local band. with one or two excellent songs. Lose points on their derivativeness — but the time I saw them the sound was so bad it was hard totell what exactly was going on.
I The Austin Envy Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. See Friday 15.
I The Peristalsls Brothers Négociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. Fifties sounds.
I Black Jacques Shellac ()ddfcllows. Forrest Road. 22(1 1816. 8pm. Free. Bltiesy.
I That Petrol Emotion ('lubhousc. ('oasters Arena. Falkirk. “32-1 241111 2 First biggish
name to appear at this new venue in a sorely neglected part of the country. and a good one 100.,
WEDNESDAY 20 Glasgow
I Paris Texas rm. 86 Miller Street. lllpm. Free. You‘ve seen the film. you've read the hook. you‘ve visited the place.
now see the band. I It's Too Good La Taniere. 15 Fox Street.
9pm. Free. Is it 1’ I Nailan Ilalt Bar. Woodlands Road.
9pm. Free. Another residency that has been going longer than I have been writing
these captions about it. That must mean that it is appreciated -~ or something. . .
I Baby's Got a Gun Music Box. Victoria Street. 221) 17118, 9.3(lpm. Free. To confound those who think that. for Baby 's (lot a (iun. music began and ended with
the Pistols and The ('lash. Baby throw in
Led Zeppelin too. Sounds an appalling mixture. but they're a darn sight liveliera live hand than half the precious indie mob. I Tam While Negociants. lothian Street. 2256313. 9pm. Free. Iidinburgh‘sfamed gravel-gargling bluesman does what he does best.
I His Latest Flame and White Fury Murrys. 96 Maxwell Street. 221 -651 1 . 10.30pm. I always liked I Iis1.atest Flame‘s singles (and even the B-sides). but many illusions were shattered when I went to see them live. L'nbclievably that was nearly two years ago. Subsequently dropped by (io! Discs. they have shown resilience in continuing to gig - so maybe it is time forgive them for the (‘ardinal Folly show and try again. White have been around a long time. but recent shows have been among their best.
I Another Bendy Window I Ialt Bar. Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free. Recommended by Tower Studios. Another Bendy Window. were recently listed on S'I'V‘s ()racle gig guide as ‘Another Bendy Wendy.’ Not quite sure which is the better.
I Play The Game 1.a'1'aniere. 15 Fox Street. 9pm. Free. I heard a demo abotita year ago and was moderately impressed. so it may be interesting to see what they sound like now.
I Tonight Only Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 9pm. Free.
I Budgie Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. Should be packed out. this one. as Budgie are a big name on the heavy metal circuit! and HM seems to be about the onlything that really packs in the crowds in this city. Go along early.
I Transaction Music Box. Victoria Street. 221) 1708. ‘).3()pm. Free.
I The Dan Blocker Experience Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313.9pm. Free. Country and Western group. getting a lot of gigs around the place. Probably worth a try.
I The Block Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.3(1pm. Free. Old Pres favourites now elevated to residency status.
I That Petrol Emotion and The Great Leap Forward QMU. University Gardens. 9pm.
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