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I Sneak Preview La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free. The name suggests you might be missing something. I Bobby Wishart Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free.
I The Osterbergs Oddfellows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. 8.30pm. Free.
I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Country. I The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Rhythm'n‘blues.
I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. (‘alton Road. 9pm. Free. Country blues.
I Eye Scream. Farewell Parade and Five Guys Named Moe Fury Murrys. 96 Maxwell Street. 221 651 1. 10.30pm. The tenth Towerbeat event with one of the strongest line-ups to date. Five Guys Named Moe have a fine debut single. Fairvan. in a shop near you now. and Eye Scream are featured in a panel this issue.
I Bag Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 248 2859. 1(1pm. Free. I always worry when a band are proclaiming (apparently) their first gig as a showcase. It usually makes for disaster. but the tapes are supposedly good and I am willing to be proved wrong. I Come Ahead La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221-1844.9pm. Free.
I Dexter Slim and the Pickups Bruce Hotel. East Kilbride.
I Mike C. Smith Trader Vic's. Victoria Street. 225 6569. 9.30pm. Free. MOR singer-songwriter.
I Live act Negociants. Lothian Street. 225
6313. 9.45pm. Free. To be conﬁrmed.
I The Elevators and Big Blue '72 Debating Hall. Teviot Row. 10pm—late. £2.50. Blues/rock ‘n' roll and country/soul.
I Spacemen Three Fury Murrys. 96 Maxwell Street. 221 651 1. 10.30pm. More movements from the indie underworld. of whom I have not heard enough tojudge. I The Thin Men La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free.
I Peace Festival Queen's Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 3456. Fighting for peace are Dick Gaughan. Zimbabwe‘s The Four Brothers. Just The Very Donkeys and Nancy Nicholson.
I Hearts and Minds. Joe Public and The Organisation Cirkus Club. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Due to the closure ofthe Music Box the Edinburgh leg of the Cirkus Club‘s circuit has moved to The Venue. If it can keep going the Cirkus Clublooks like it could be a valuable part ofthe Scottish music scene. transporting a different trio of bands around Edinburgh. Glasgow and Dundee each time.
I Eye Scream and The Elliots Oddfellows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. 8.30pm. Free. Two highly-praised Glasgow bands— worthy competition for the Cirkus Club tonight. methinks.
I Dave Robb St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. See Thursday 16.
I Billy Jones (TBC) Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. Acoustic rock‘n'roll.
I The Dan Blocker Experience Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. I Bo'Weevil Ryrie's. Ilaymarket. 9pm. £1.Rhythm'n‘blues.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
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Eye Scream were told recently by an MR executive that ‘they were at absolutely no commercial interest.’ Uncertain at whether this should be treated as the compliment it undoubtably is, they are a band who may be lacking in immediate commerciaiity, but not in substance or content.
Formed around the nucleus at Callum McLean (guitar and all studio instrumentation) and Linda Jackson (vocals), their contrasting views on music make tor interesting and diverse results. A listen to their most recent demos proves this point- Never verges on a threshold at a hit single, even it it is unintentional, while the other recorded tracks vere more into Cocteaus/mood music territory.
In a live context this has yet to be lully
proven, the live band at Elmo (guitar), John Traynor (bass), Steven Stuart (keyboard) and Ewan Ferrier (drums) having only played one tour song set at the Hall Bar in December. Previous live excursions were at a dillerent nature: ‘I am very much alive person,’ said Linda. ‘I never sing the same thing twice. When we started all we played some acoustic gigs concentrating on blues music which i like. We then did some gigs with backing tapes belore we got the live band together.’
In complete contrast, and within a minute at the previous statement Callum was saying things like: ‘We are
basically a recording band, just the two at us. Linda really agitated towards getting the live thing together. . . I actually like playing with backing tapes . . . it is good having people on stage, but i like the music sounding the way it should sound. A band always compromises that.’
Callum remains the perlectionist claiming that he is not totally happy with anything the band have done, even in the studio, and in tact, he hardly acts as a great salesman lor Eye Scream when he claims that he is ‘not happy’ with any at the live arrangements that the band have been working on lorthe Towerbeat 10 gig on Wednesday 22nd with Farewell Parade and Five Guys Named Moe.
Nevertheless, this mixture at modesty and perlectionlsm, contrasted with Linda’s soaring and ad-lib vocal constructions mean that the lirst maior Eye Scream gig will be at least interesting, and at best wonderful. At the moment we can only speculate. (John Williamson).
4D The List 10— 23 February