Kyle organises this band. Settled down to a more regular line up of piano/keyboards. bass. drums. guitar. brass and reeds. Modern. bop. some mainstream. blues.
I Sophie Bancroft/Spike Wright Three Tuns Wine Vaults. Hanover Street. 8.30—1 1pm. Impressive young lady sings Holliday. Fitzgerald and the less well known.
I Charlie McHair's Band Preservation
Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. Long lasting Edinburgh band.
THURSDAY 9 Glasgow
I Jeanette Bums/Andy Alston Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening.
I Templehall Stompers Temple Hotel. Esplanade. Joppa. 669 4264. Evening. Trad and dixie residents. Good fun. Busy. older crowd.
I Shore Music The Shore Bar/Restaurant. The Shore. Leith. 9pm. Tonight Pschyco Blue. piano and female vocalist who do theirown thing.
RIDAY 24 Glasgow
I Gaye Bykers on Acid Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 9pm. Featuring loads oftraeks. nodoubt. from their new album Stewed To The Gills. It has to be said that there wasa certain amount ofsurprise in these quarters that they had managed to get a second album from Virgin. given the disaster that was their first album — andof course its accompanying film. Drill Your Own Hole.
I Big Country and Diesel Park West Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. Already previewed in the last issue. but these gigs have been rescheduled due to Stuart Adamson's illness first time around. May be worth seeing Diesel Park West. whose album. Shakespeare A luhumu. is a strong contender for debut album of the year. Already.
I Spacemen 3 and The Holidaymalters Venue. Calton Road. 5573073. Wigged-out indie heroes make a return visit.
I Hee Haw and Mega City 4 Potter Row Student Union. Potter Row. 6670214. Students and guests only. Impressive Edinburgh guitar band. on the way up.
I Paul Carmichael Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. 9.30pm. Jazz fusion.
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I The Block Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm. I Live band Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. Unconfirmed.
SATURDAY 25 Glasgow
I Ellis. Beggs and Howard Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 9pm. Their last gig here was supporting T'Pau at the SECC. where the acoustics made it impossible to determine whether they were good. bad or indifferent. However. their debut album suggests that a more intimate atmosphere could show them in a much more favourable light.
I Big Country and Diesel Park West Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. As Friday.
I Paul Carmichael The Buck. 27: St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. Free. Light. fusion jazz. ()r so 1 amtold.
I Loose Cut Halt Bar. ton Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free.
I Rough and Ready La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free.
I Gypsy Gueen Rock Cafe. Venue. ('alton Road. 557 3073. Hard rock group fronted by American twin sisters. Unbeatable formula if you ask tts.
I Concrete 80):. Doom. City Indians. Hotalacio and ADA (‘alton Studios. (‘alton Road. 556 7066. 8pm. £2.50. Punk groups unite for Anti Poll Tax gig.
I Elephant Noise Negociants. l..othian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Back after a break from gigging. and if they‘re halfas good as when 1 last saw them they're well worth catching.
I Bluelinger Platform ()ne. (‘aledonian Hotel. New residency for the rock'roll band.
I Guilty Party Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £l after 9.30pm.
I Bulb Cormorant Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. Afternoon. Free.
I Texas Breakfast Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free. Rhythm‘n‘blues.
SUNDAY 26 Glasgow
I Hearts and Minds and Tantara Blade't‘he Videodrome. York Street. 8pm. Hearts and Minds have already been well plugged here. and this is guaranteed to be a good gig. while Tantara Blade deserve more recognition than they have been given to date for their Costello-ish/melodic pop.
I Gypsy Gueen Roofops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10.30pm. lseemto remember them as melodieally inoffensive US orientated rock.
I King Bees Duo La Taniere. 15 Fox
Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free. Formerlythe Burden Blues Breakers. Acoustic blues music.
I Big Country Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £7.50. £6.50. Held over from Thursday 16 due to Stuart Adamson's throat infection. Brush up for this one by readingthe interview in last issue.
I The Moshpit Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 7.30—1 1pm. £1 .50 (£1 withleaflet). Start of a weekly thrash club. No bands this week.
I Bo‘Weevil Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Rhythm‘n‘blues.
I Warren Peace St James Oyster Bar. (‘alton Road. 9pm. Free. Residency. Mainstream pop.
MONDAY 27 Glasgow
I 5288 Band La Taniere. 15 Fox Street.221 4844. 9pm. Free.
I Swing Shitt Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Mainstream pop with U2. Gabriel. Runrig. etc. inﬂuences.
I Johnny Sunbeam Negoeiants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Bobby Wishart Halt Bar. 160Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Residency.
I Sneak Preview La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free. Mainly a cover versions band. Not recommended by an anonymous member of La Taniere staff. but supposedly very popular!
I The Bootsie Tootsie Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Rhythm‘n‘blues.
I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 9pm. Free. Residency. Country blues.
I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Irreverent country.
WEDNESDAY 1 Glasgow
I Brooks Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 248 2859. 10pm. Free. An important gig for the formerJulia Please singer. Lorna Brooks. now branching out into solo work. One demo track. Turn Another Screw. hintsat a good gig here.
I Marino's Men Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free.
I Loose Cut La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free.
I Woodrow Wilson Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Cool and
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I Mike C. Smith Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 6569. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. Acoustic singe r/songwriter. I Johnny Steele Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 6569. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. Acoustic singe r/songwriter. I The Brothers Preservation Hall . Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
THURSDAY 2 Glasgow
I That Swing Thang Fury Murrys. 96 Maxwell Street. 221 651 1. 10.30pm. Seven piece jazz act who are big in Edinburgh but have yet to prove themselves in Glasgow. This is their chance.
I Crazyhead Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Nobody may know. or care. what's happened to Zodiac Mindwarp. but this grebo thing is taking a long time tolie down and be rolled over. Crazyhead must be the last to know. See back page for Crazyhead competition.
I The Exploited. Slaughterhouse Psychos and Exalt (‘alton Studios. (‘alton Road. 556 7066. The first appearance of the very lovely Exploited in Scotland for three years. and therefore destined to be an event. ofone kind or another. Hardcore punk support comes from Edinburgh‘s Slattghterhouse Psychos and Dundee‘s Exalt.
I Very Very Buster Brown‘s. Market Street. 226 4224. Promising local pop band. Possibly a wise alternative to the above possibilities tonight.
I Texas Breaktast Ryries. llaymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. £1 . Rhythm and blues. Alternating fortnightly with Bo‘Weevil.
I The Dan Blocker Experience Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free. Enjoyable even if you don't like country music. and you can't say fairer than that. I Driving Sideways Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. Rhythmand blues.
FRIDAY 3 Glasgow
I Londonbeat Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 9pm. Rousing harmonies by brilliant singers. which is apparently far more effective in the live context than on their patchy debut album Speak.
I Crazyhead and John Moore and Expressway The Revue. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 9pm. £4. As if the Gaye Bykers comeback is not enough to handle in the one week. here come Crazyhead with a new EP. Have Love Will Travel. At least Pop Will Eat Itself are savingthemselves for later. John Moore was a drummer in the Jesus and Mary Chain and his band. Expressway are on tour to support their debut Polydor single. Out of My Mind. See back page for Crazyhead Competition.
I Btg George and the Business La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free. First appearance of Big George forthis fortnight. and his live album (due last
' Christmas) and recorded at La Taniere. is
rescheduled for release on April 1st. No comment required.
I Zoot and the Boots and The Second Generation Zoot Club. Venue. (‘atton Road. 557 3073. One of Britain‘s best soul bands supported by Scottish mods. You might never have heard ofThe Second Generation. who attempt to rekindle the spirit ofThe Who and The Small Faces. but they've been featured on many compilations and are known abroad as Scotland‘s leading mod band. apparently.
40 The List 24 February — 9 March