FRIDAY 9 Glasgow
I The B.M.X. Bandits Rooftops. I): Sauehiehall Street. 333 5883. 10.30pm. I still really don‘t know what can besaid about them
I The God Squad and The Colostomy Bags lhe Volunteer ( 'entre. Izlmbank Street. ‘lpni £2 ("liarity eycnt. althoughthc charity is unspecified. Start of an attempt to me this as a regular venue. II the band's iinisic ll\ es up to their names it should be true.
I Revolverl mil l)arnle_\ . West Port. 22‘) 13-11 10pm free
I Stealing The Blues I’iesery ation I lall. Victoria Street. Zloiblh. £1 alter").30pm. I BillyJones lhe Huntsman. l)alkeith. See'l hursS.
SATURDAY 10 Glasgow
I Sudan Aid \apnlcolts. .\lcrry Ice Road. 2pm. \‘cry patchy details at the moment-but basically a concert featuring sex er al local bands to raise money tor tlood laniine reliel Ill Sudan. Support it. rather than Rangersor(‘eltic. cycn it it is tor lost one \\ eek. ('heek local press for line updetails.
I Loose Cut 1 lalt llat. loll Woodlands Road 332 131”. ‘lpm. I’ree.
I Little Angels and La Paz Venue.(’alton Road. 55“ 30’33. \Vinnersol Best
New corner category 111 the Kermng.’ readers poll. so 'l'lie Venue \\ ill nodouht be packed [U the l'.tt1L‘1'\.
I Avalon Pieseiyation Ilall. Victoria Streel._‘3li3.\lh. £1alter").3llpnt.Bacho the Pres tor the noted folk-rock group alter then prestigious show at the Queens Ilall during the lestiyal
I Bulb Cormorant I .oid l)arnley . West Port. SSW-1341 .>\lteinoon. Free.
I aid back country and blues sessions.
I The Charge 1 old l)arnley . West Port. 22‘14311. 10pm. l-ree. Ileayy rock.
I Black Market \egoeiants. l.othian Street. 335 h313. ‘lpm. I-ree. 'I'ogctherlor about \1\ months. and a good bluesy \oice Ill singer (all).
SUNDAY 11 Glasgow
I Burden Blues Breakers l .a 'I'anicre. 15 lo\ Street. 221 JSJJ. 0pm. Free. Residency
I Mind's Eye Soundeheek Rock ( ‘Iub. \‘enue . ( alton Road. 55" 3073. Heavy rock.
I BillyJonesl ord l)arn|ey . West Port. 22‘11341 10pm. free. See Illttl‘sS.
I The TEX Fillet FIVE \egociants. I.othian Street. 335 M313. ‘lpm. Free. See SunJ.
MONDAY 12 Glasgow
I Eye Scream l lall Ilar. loiiyy‘imillands Road 332 1210 ‘lpm. Free. (iood recent demo called \cy er second gig at the I lalt in the last ten weeks.
I Jump the Gun la 'I‘aniere. 15 Fox Street. :31 ~1\-1~1 ‘lpni I'ree. .\'ot the reasonably \\ ell know it ll‘l\ll band. but a relatively unknown ( ilasgoyy band. w ho have been around tor a year or two.
I D.C. Band I’ieser\ation Ilall. Victoria Street. 33h 35H). 9.30pm. Free.
I Johnny Sunbeam Negociants. l.othian Street. 335 0313. 0pm. Free. See Mon 5. I Texas Breakfast l.ord I)arnley . West Port. 32‘) 4341. 10pm. Free. See Mon5.
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TUESDAY 13 Glasgow
I Crooked Rose Bar I.u\embourg. 1‘)" Pitt Street. 332 1111. 10pm. I’rce. Ih‘eommended band. featuring the songwriting ol Brian .\le( ily nn. ‘I'here are many w orse \s ay s ol spending a 'l'uesday night.
I Bobby Wishart l lalt Bar. Io0\\'oodlands
Road. 333 1310. 9pm. I'rcc. :\se\cr.
I Rich Free Fall ()tltllL'IIU“ s. I'orrest Road. 330 No. Spin. Free.
I The Max Torque Band lord Darnley. West Port. 32‘) 43-11. 10pm. Free
I King Biscuit Time Blues \cgociattts. Iothian Street. 33.5 p.313. ‘lpm. Free. See Itlcsh.
I MrBreeze Pieseiy .ition llall. \ retoria Street. 33h 3.\Ih. 9.30pm. I'iee.
WEDNESDAY 14 Glasgow
I The River Detectives l-m. so .\ti||er Street. 248 2S5”. 10pm. l'lL‘L‘. l)elinile|y gigol the lortnight. and ( ilasgow lookswr to become .'\L\ R\ ille tor the day l Keeps the Holiday Inn in business anyway l I .ist readers \\ ill know that the Riyer
I)clecti\ cs should liay c been signed lasl
year but then better late than ney er.
I Marino's Men I lalt llat‘. lhll\\ioodlands Road 333 1310. 9pm. I-ree. Residency.
I Groove Revolution l.ord I)arn|ey . \y‘esi
The Hummingbirds began life last
Amitri. He was joined in February 1987 by Fiona Haigh (guitar). Zander Lee (bass) and Stephen Boyd (drums), and the first gig took place in Dctober87.
After a relatively small number of gigs in 1988. the band have been taking time on strengthening the already strong songwriting. and preparing a more convincing live show. which can be seen at Rooftops on Wednesday 21st as part 01 the File Aid disaster benelit (which has been put back 2 weeks) Bryan explained the changes since the band‘s inception:
‘At the start we were too lightweight— itwas very indie. very Glaswegian, whereas now we have got a much harder sound which I think is more commercial. Maybe that makes it sound a bit crass— I'd just say that it is more appealing.‘
‘Dn the live side, we are all much looser and more confident now, ‘he continued. ‘At the start. lthink we had
Port. 220-1341. 10pm. Free. I LDS Supremos Negociants. l.othian Street. 325 0313. ‘lpm. I‘rec.
I Rich Free Fall l lalt liar. loll\\'oodlands Road. 333 1210. 0pm. I-ree.
I The Love Altair I lenry .-\lrikas. I5 Yor k Street. 321 (ll 1 I. Illptn. ()ne ol seyetal bands to be resurrected from the deadto play Ilenry .'\lrika'so\ei the out less months. Plenty ot laughs are 111 store.
I Jamie Barnes and Cochise Rooftops. 0: Sauchieliall Street. 10.30pm. Residency . I Bobby Delicious and the Dangermen Rad :\\\(illll‘. a ( .lytlL' I’lilee‘ ‘ll‘lll. l'le'c‘. Regularelub contributionsolother musicians \\ elcome.
I Rock Against the Poll Tax \\ lllae l louse. ("my gate. 335 20'"). I he ( 'ateran are still tolweonlirmed DancingBears.('ritter lllll \armtnts. Steel ( ’liain Although they agreed to do this gig at an early stage. Ilie (‘ateran may still be indisposed by initiries sustained when then \an turned oyct . with singer land alleged se\ god l ( 'anieron at the wheel.
I Texas Breakfast Ry ries. l lay mar ket. ‘lpm free. See .\lon 5.
I The Dan Blocker Experience \cgoclanls. lolllttttl Street. :35 0.3 l .3. ‘lplll. l'tcc. Sec 'I'hursS.
I The Brothers l’lcsery ation I lall. Viv toria Street. 33h3S1h. l1.30pm. I-ree. Residency.
too much of the old band's sound, and what we have done since is manage to create an identity of our own for the Hummingbirds. While you want to learn from what you have done in the past, you don't want to be trapped by it.‘
‘At the very start we got quite a lot of attention — probably more than we deserved. There were 300 people at our lirst gig-which I suppose is better than the usual way bands start out playing to two people — and we weren't bad-but you realise that to compete with bands that are really good you have to puta Iotmore in.‘
The upcoming live shows will include airings of some new songs which Bryan talks about with enthusiasm — in particular Saturday Girls, Shine and White Lies. So. given their recent developments. how would he describe the Hummingbirds to any potential customers lorthe gigs?
‘I'd say we are a genuinely exciting and creative rock band who play powerful and melodic music, and sound as it we mean it. People can be assured of a short, pulsating gig.‘ (John Williamson)
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 321 3260. Spin—midnight. Free. Resident DJ with the latest sounds.
I The Batcave at I Ienry Afrikas.
I lpm—3.30am. £3. Proving very popular so I‘m told. hardly surprising. have you noticed their subtle advertising campaign! I Bennets l lpm—3.30am. £2. Mainly (iay with Ili-NRU music.
I Cleopatras 10.30am—2.30pm. £3. Disco sounds.
I Cotton Club I lpm—3.30am. £3. Special drinks p.'\motion night each Friday.
I Delerium at Tin Pan Alley. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50with ticket. I'pfront tlouse. Soul and flip I lop.
I Disco Viva 10.30pm—3am. £3.50. The Disco Viva house disco in full swing. High energy funk and chart sounds with personality 1)].
IFollies 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. (‘hart-based disco sounds. [ND] INT]
I Fury Murry's I 1pm—3.30am. £3.50. ‘Funk on Fridays at Furys'. with Radio (‘Iyde DJ Segun who adds a touch ofjazz. Long Island iced teas are only£2.
I The Gun Club at Joe Paparazzi. 10.30pm—late. £3. Fortunately this is no relation to the (iun (‘Iub which Fury Murrys gave the boot a couple ofmonths back. because this is run by those lovable people from the (iarden Festival who promise cheap drinks andcabaret.
I Hard Rock Catle at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50. Live music and disco.
I Hollywood Studios 10pm—3am.£3.50. ()ver 21 Ilouse disco. with live actsevery other week.
I Knightsbridge SW1 llpm~3.30am. ()ver 21 night with DJ Eddie (ioldberg. [ND] INTI [Al
I Mayfair l lpm—3am. £3.50. Over 25s night in the ballroom and Radio ('ity at the Cameo Suite. See below.
I Mardl Gras 10.30pm—3.30am. £3 with ticket. Shaft — drinks promotions as well. I Palomino
Club‘)pm—3am. £4. Disco sounds.
I Panama Jax l0.~l5pm—3.30am. £3.50. Soul and mixed chart music with resident DJs. Tommy Arnold or Raymond Davrcn.
I Pzazz 10.30pm—3.30am. £4. Mixed sounds.
I Radio City at the Mayfair. 10pm—2am. £1.50. (iroovy psychedelic revivalist club (aren‘t they all'.’). Well worth a visit. but it can seem like a Stephen Pastel lookalike competition at times.
I Rattles 10.30-3am. £3. Discosounds with DJ. Roddy Stewart.
I Reggae Club at the Function Suite. Rooftops. 10pm—3am. £3.
I Singles Club Vamps Floor at Disco Viva. 9.30pm—2am. Admission by membership — contact venue for details.
I Sub Club 11pm—3.30am. £3.50:£1.50 before midnight. Fri 2 Sept is the last week of the concession night. No more 85p pagers for a while as Colin Barr is bringing Zoom — the ‘acid ball' to the Sub (‘lub on9 Sept following its successful run at the Kinooziers club. [A]
I Warehouse 11pm—3.30am. £3. Beatbox. £2 with ticket ; £3 without. Blend ofIIouse and Commercial Soul. [A]
54'I’he list 2 ~15 September 1988