PRINCES STREET GARDENS
. Saturday 25th at 1 pm
; BALKANA: THE MUSIC : OF BULGARIA
f Tickets: £2 (£1)
Saturday 25th at 7.30pm ‘ BOYSOFTHELOUGH r Tickets: £3 (£2)
9 Sunday 26th at 2.30pm
EDINBURGH RENAISSANCE BAND
i and EDINBURGH EARLY
DANCERS ‘A Midsummer’s Serenade’ Tickets: £2 (£1)
Saturday 2nd at 1 pm THE HAPPY END Tickets: £3 (£2)
Sunday 3rd at 3pm NAJMA Tickets: £3 (£2)
Friday 8th at 7.30pm REMMY ONGALA and ORCHESTRE MATIMILA Tickets: £3 (£2)
Saturday 9th at 7.30pm ANGELICAL VOICE GOSPEL CHOIR Tickets: £3 (£2)
Sunday 10th at 3pm DICK LEE’S CHAMBER JAZZ Tickets: £2 (£1)
Advance Tickets from: Usher Hall, Lothian Road. Tel: 031 2281155. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm
THE CITY 0! EGINIIIRGN DISTRICT COUNCIl
IMPROVING SERVICES - CREATING JOBS
ABS—he .lune -- 7 July 1988
I Friday Night Live Memorial 1 lall. l.anar‘k. 9.30pm late. £5 seated. £4 standing (tickets in adsance tromll555 o5xts4) or £6 seated. £5 standing on the night. '1 ony Roper of Smith and tin fame competes the proceedings. headlined by the great John Marty n. and also featuring The (iuano Brothers. the I laernorr‘hoids and the Alexander Sisters. Part of the
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I The Shamen Queen Margaret l 'nion. L'niyersity (iardens. 3399784. 9pm. £5.
.-\'l| night esent featuring a large number oI
bands. 'I he Sharncn are probably ol most consequence thanks to the recent controsersy surrounding them. What may has c gone unnoticed howey cr. is that Jesus I .oy es .-\111CIIC£1 is their best single for ages. and also their most successful. ()thers taking part include Slave ’1 r'adc. the es er wonderous ( ‘relins and l‘lltitl Solution.
I This Is It Madisons. 46 West ( ieor'gc Street. 10.30pm. Promising pop band with a few good songs to their name. going by demo evidence.
I Big George and the Business I... lanier'e. Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free 'I he legend that just will not go away: 131g (ieorge is back after a recent quiet spell when he only played eight gigs in a week
I The Pastels and Beat Happening Venue. (‘alton Road. 557.3117.3.‘)..3llprrr £3. '1 he band that launched a thousand Ian/ines are more likely to intro a song wrtha growly riff than the anticipated baby rsh ba-ba-baa retrain. Writing an almost-perfect garage song Ill "1 ruck 'l‘r‘ain 'I'ractor' might have played itspar't. but the foot-tapping and w ry ly cynical debut [P w as the spur to twodisillusioned girls from Airdrrc to pour all their funds and spite for their former idols intoa mostly-incomprehensible Ian/me entitled "l‘he Pastels Are Dead. Moral: cult status is a double-edged blade. Beat Happening. over from Washington State w ith some idiosyncraticsongs andoften-atonal yocals can expect a mixed reception.
I G-SpOl Tornado Moray llouse Student l7nron. llolyr'ootl Road. .556 S455. .lew cl (‘ollege benefit. also featuring college groups The Bronte Sisters. 'l'hrust and others. '1 he (i-Spots. w inner's of last year‘s 1.1.x! Mcliw ans demo competition (and another one is upon as soon. so get the tapes rolling) are also playing Saturday niglrtsat Platform ( )ne.
I AVO~8 Mandela ( ‘cntrc. Potter Row Student t'nion. Students and guestsonly. Sprrghtly guitar—based (in Btu/cocks Shop Assistants mould ) pop. (‘ur'rent 45. ‘Is This ‘1 he [ﬁnd shows what they can do
I Grey By The Gun l’reseryation l lall. Victoria Street. 22h 3816. £1 alter9.30pm. Melodic. high-energy rock band from Aberdeen. w here they 'ye been building up tip a solid base of support with well-receivc (1 gigs.
I Gyroset l.ord l)arnley . West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. l'r‘ee. Former member'soi Headlamps and Border Boogie Band boogie it down again.
I One Fine Weekend Negociants. l.othian Street. 2256313. 9pm. Free.
I Apex Beat Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. £1 after9pm.
I Rhyme and Reason. Dreamscape. Foreign Country and The Suckers Springbur‘n Park. Springburn. lprn. A collection of hard working (mainly l rather than inspiring
bands. Nevertheless. it should make fora good day if the weather is fine and youare in the area.
I Billy Forbes I.a'1‘aniere. Fox Street. 3pm. Free.
I Beyond The Edge l.a 'l‘aniere. Fox Street. 9pm. Free. Regular Saturday residencies. I Chocolate Morning llalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm Free. Another well spoken of local band.
I Balkana: The Music 01 Bulgaria Ross 'l'licatre. Princes Street (iardens. lprn. £2 (£1 l. Strictly speaking. this isn‘t a rock show . but part of the W().\1AI)-related string of concerts at the Ross os er the summer Featured intoday'seyent.after their successful concerts at last year's l'estiyal. are the haunting soices of'l‘he Trio Bulgarka (thll Yanka Rupkina). The 'l'raiiskata 'lroika. Kostadin Varimezov and Jimmy Vassiliey ).
I Zoot And The Roots Moray Home Student l'mon. lloly rood Road. 5568455. I: ml of term gig. so students andguests only . unfortunately. (iood-time party music. strong on brassy tunk 'n' soul.
I Good and Gone Mttsic Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. £1 alter9pm. Electric blues hand. they contributed their version of ‘l larr‘y-Irene' to the new (‘aptain Beelheart tribute. ‘l-ast and Bulbous'.
I Comedy 01 Errors Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 alter9.30pm. llttltl rock.
I The Peristalsis Brothers ( 'ale Biarritz. l-rederick Street. 225 5244. 9pm. Free. Swing group. back in operation now that their brass section has returned from touring.
I Wraygun and The Rockets Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. .
I Bulb Cormorant l.ord l)arnley , West Port. 2294341. Afternoon. Free. Sixties sounds. country -rock. l.oose. jam atmosphere.
I The Charge 1 .ord l)arnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
SUNDAY 26 Glasgow
I Beat Happening and I llr‘ t'uwlmcs Far ()ut ( 'Iub. 46 West (ieorge Street. 10pm. £3 A double bill w rth 53rd ck 3rd'slatesl .-\mer ican outtit keeping the local act company. Should be interesting.
I Bros Play house Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. Matinee: 3pm. £6.50. £5.50. livening: 7.30pm. £7.50. £6.50. Double dose of the new teen-aimed flavour of the week. w hose new single entered the charts at Number Two. and whose whole ruismr (lit‘ln' w as summed up by the title of their first hit: ‘When Willl Be Famous'.". ()ver- 16s can miss this with a clear conscience.
I Lothian Soundcheck Rock (‘lub. Venue. (‘alton Road. 5573073. 7.30pm. £1.50.
I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants. l.othian Street. 2256313. 9pm. Free. More lake country music with tongues in cheeks. I Secrets Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. Afternoon. Free. 'l'alented all-female five-piece. from Dundee.
I Bluelinger Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. £1 alter 9pm. Rockin' blues.
I Billy Jones Schooners. Mussclburgh. Acoustic rock ‘n‘ roll from Iidinburgh's perennial soloentertainer,
I Apex Beat Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £l after9pm.
I The Last Detail l.ord l)arnley. West Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free.
I All Fall Down l.a 'l'aniere. Fox Street. 9pm. Free.
I Status Goo Playhouse Theatre.
('ireenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £10. £9. After twenty-three albums (thelatest. 'Ain‘t Complaining. has just hit the shops) there‘s not much to get excited about where Status Quo are concerned. So how to get maximum publicity to let people know that the re‘s a new album out from the caring. compassionate band who opened the proceedings at Live Aid? Ah yes. play Sun (‘ityz ()bvious. really. 'l‘his is the first of two nights.
I Dogs d‘Amour and Real Politique Vemre. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. (ilam. Hanoi Rocks kind of metal.
I Yes Yes Juliette Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. Free 'l'hey're certainly gigging an awful lot at the moment. but they've a long way to go to catch up with Billy Jones or Bluefinger. You'll know all about the Blondie and B-52s comparisons by now. so you may as well go with an open mind.
I Just The Job Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Blaque Jacques Shellaque Negociants. l.othian Street. 2256313. 9pm. Free.
I Texas Breakfast Lord l)arnley. West Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free. More jazzy and bluesy than rock-orientated. but good nonetheless.
I The Volunteers (‘anny Man's. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free. Residency.
TUESDAY 28 Glasgow
I The Dogs D‘Amour’i‘hc Venue. Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £3.50. (ilam rock for the l98tls-if anyone wants it. "The l)og.s' have a record deal with ('hina Records. and a single out just now called "l‘he Kid From Kensington.' It has a really colourful cartoon sleeve ~ and that is probably the best thing about it.
I Jones Bar Luxembourg. 197 Pitt Street. 10pm. CANCELLED. This is the advertised show. and it is not clear at the moment whether there will be a replacement.
I Bobby Wishart l lalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 12 10. 9pm. Free. As always. .. I Billy Forbes La 'l'anierc. Fox Street. 9pm. Free. La 'l‘aniere is not necessarily the best venue in town for variety (see Saturdays). but at least they are putting on live music regularly
I Status Duo Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £10. £9. Second of two nights. See Mon 27.
I Ranacanteen Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. Free. Haven't seen Ranacanteen since they came out of hiding. so ifthey're still playing a funky African reggae hybrid I can't say. How about a tape '.’
I Good and Gone Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. See Sat 25. I Bo'Weevil [.ord l)arnley. West Port.229 4341. 10pm. Free. Bluesy.
I Willy Logan (‘anny Man‘s..\/1orningside Road. 447 1484.8.30pm. Free. Residency.
WEDNESDAY 29 Glasgow
I Hot Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 10pm. Free. Hot could easily be dismissed as yet another Glaswegian white popsoul act. but to be fair. they are easily one ofthe best oftheir type currently treadingthe boards.
I Play The Game La 'l’aniere. Fox Street. 9pm. Free.
I Naitan llalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free.
I Green Go Red Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. Dan Stuart and (‘huck Prophet‘s intriguing reorganisation ot the Green ()n Red line-up sounds like the sort ofthing you just can‘t afford to miss out on. Not