street jazz band of London '5 Happy tno. at 1.30pm El Septeto Hacional de Ignacio Pineiro from Cuba. at 2.30pm. from Zaire the famous rock/brass/African guitar Heal Sounds of Africa; at 3.30pm Los Munequitos de Matanzas from Cuba and at 4.30pm the Happy End ends it all. See Festival Jazz for background on the Cubans.

I Alex Dalgllesh All Stars Gillespichazz Club. 26 Cheapside Street. off Broomielaw. 221 7704. 1—4pm. Listenor dance. Free membership.

I Ron Moore, Rikki Fernandez and Friends La Taverna. 7a Lansdowne Crescent. 339 7128. 9—1 1pm. Free. Resident guitar and bass with guest musician each week.

I Bill Fanning Orchestra Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2pm. Weekly event.

I George McGowan Orchestra Berlin Lounge Bar. 8— 11) West George Street. Queen Street Station. 335 2382. 2—5pm. Free. The Big Band repertoire.

SUNDAY 13 . Glasgow

I Music in the Park Kelvingrove Park. Starts noon with surprise guest then at 1pm Los Munequitos de Matanzas from Cuba; 2pm young London agit-prop giant street jazz band The Happy End. at 3pm El Septeto Hacional de Ignacio Pineiro from Cuba and at 4pm. from Zaire the famous rock/brass/African guitar Real Sounds of Africa. See festival jazz on the Cuban song and percussion groups.

I Swing '89 Glasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 8pm. £3 (£2). Bar. Edinburgh‘s Django inspired hot club. led by reedsman Dick Lee.

I Paisley Ans Jazz Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1011). Lunchtime from 12.3llpm. Jazz Cocktail.

I Tim Barella Big Band Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2pm. Non members £1.

I George Penman’s Jazz Band Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. Trad from 8.3(1—11).5()pm. Traddies.

I Another Hairdo ()‘i lenry's. Kelvinbridge. Great Western Road. 9till late. Young indie-jazzers. piano/szm’guitar.

I All Humm Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm.

MONDAY 14 Glasgow

I Mondays Jazz Gillespies. 26 Cheapside Street. off Broomielaw. 221 77114. New Orleans Music and Dancing. 9pm. Residents Kil Carey’s Jazz Band and guests. 9pm. Free membership.

TUESDAY 15 Glasgow

I Bobby Wishart Group llalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1211). Evening. Post bop sax maestro.

I Jazz Night Boswell Hotel. Mansion House Road. Langside. 8pm. George ()gilvie leads Trad and Dixie.

WEDNESDAY 16 Glasgow

I Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Glasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112.8.3llpm. 5(1p. Bar.

THURSDAY 17 Glasgow

I Higel Clark Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924.1ivening. Superb guitarist. Check confirmation. I Jiveass Blues and Boogie Wintersgills. Great Western Road. 8311—] 1pm. Dual-vocalist R&B band.


FRIDAY 11 Glasgow

I Under Neath What Venue . 47o Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. Soon to release their debut album on WIiA. the best description 1 have had offered is ‘noisy. post Goth‘ ifthat is any help.


I Wolfsbane Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Raunchy 11M combo from Tamworth. who have the distinction of being the first British group to be signed to DefAmerica. Their first LP for that label. Birds, Booze and Bad Language (they're such nice boys. really). is produced by Mr DefJam himself Rick Rubin.

I The Critter Hill Varmints Fringe Club. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. 2265257 9. One-off Fringe appearance for the Edinburgh band, who play a souped-up bluegrass which it is just impossible not to be drawn into. ()ne ofthe most enjoyable ways available of spilling your pint all over a dancefltior and other people. Should get pretty packed.

I The Rainmates Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. A Dundee band who made some impression on their few visits to Glasgow last year. With a good vocalist. and the brilliant guitar playing of Chris Marra (on loan front Danny Wilson). a strengtheningofthe songwriting would make them serious contenders.

I Charlie and Her Sheepdogs Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after

9pm. Country-influenced roek'n‘roll. I The Great Junction Street Band Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 «1341. lllpm. Free. New rock band.

. MIME— 13 asgow

I Little Wolves llalt Bar. 161) Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Blues-orientated band from Dundee.


I Simple Minds. Texas. The Silencers and The Bhundu Boys Meadowbank Stadium. Doors open 2pm. Silencers at 3.45pm. followed by the other bands. with Simple Minds onstage between 7.3(1—8pm. £16.50. Still not sold out. Note limited parking facilities street parkingonly. Reports ofthe Minds‘ liuropean shows. lasting anything up to three hours in length. have been rather dubious. especially regarding the inherent qualities of the material to rise to the demandsof stadia. Still. should be an event worth turning up to. for the spectacle at least.

I Under Neath What Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Lunchtime show to make way for Apollo Club in evening. Doors open 12.3llpm. Band probably on about 2pm. Bar. Not quite the goths one might expect from some of the support slots they‘ve played: probably incipient sex gods in the ol' Zode Mindwarp mould.

I Bluefinger Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. Rock'n‘rolI-influenced pop group with original material and an impressive CV of band and session work.

I Woodrow Wilson Preservation 1 lall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.

I After Eight Mince Palace Hotel. Castle Street. 9.30pm—1am. £1. Jazz-funk.

I Blue Vein Ryrie‘s. 11aymarket Terrace. 337 7582. Residency. Rhythm & blues.

I Reason Negociants. Lothian Street. 225


Del Amltrf, Edinburgh Venue Thurs 17, Glasgow MayfairTue 22.

It’s been four years since del Amitri’s eponymous first LP, a pleasing but largely ignored set that came out on Chrysalis’ Big Star offshoot. Tom Verlafne was thanked on the sleeve of that album, but the clean picking and strumming, and the quiet urgency of Justin Currie’s vocals had more in common with the English group James, if anyone, than Television’s guitar wizard. Easy-going but lyrically more sophisticated pop than average, del Amitri played as though fearful of stumbling across a round hole they might slot into, and Currie sang like a man who felt there was more to life than rhyming ‘eyes’ with ‘thighs’.

The del Amitri that has re-emerged to play around the country in support of the new album, ‘Waking Hours’ and single ‘Kiss This Thing Goodbye’ (on ASM), is a substantially different group from before. Drummer Paul Tyagi got his marching orders upon completion of the LP, and new guitarist Mick Slaven supplies much beefier guitar lines than those of yore, adding to the band's more robust and streamlined feel. Whatever, it sounds a much more

immediate, tuneful album.

‘That would be because I'm writing songs on my own now, rather than it


being the joint venture it used to be. We ?

used to have this terribly pious manifesto that every song had to be co-written. That was all right, but I think the kind of things you can do

1 l l l

I’ve always wanted to do something more personal, or at least coherent, so that the music and the lyrics are more of the samething.’

Very few of the early songs are played now, but because of the limited success of the first LP they're rarely missed.

‘I was very idealistic when l was a teenager. I still am, but I had this rather foolish belief that when we signed to Chrysalis it was our big break and we’d be playing rock’n’roll forthe rest of our lives. And of course I never considered economic factors to be of any importance whatsoever.’

Although rather nervous of stepping into another Chrysalis situation when the band signed with A&M, he describes the difference between the two companies as ‘fairly staggering’. And what’s more:

‘I just feel that we're being given a chance, and that’s what‘s important. I think everybody should be given a chance who writes songs and makes records.’ (Alastair Mabbott)

TENN E nTS Live!





.sun 13 aug THE MISSION sun 20 aug DEL AMITRI sun 27 aug THE HIGHLANDERS

BAR CHEVROLET wed 16 aug BIG PARADE wed 23 aug SLIDE wed 30 aug SHY REPTILES



NAPOLEANS tues 15 aug THE RAINMA‘I’ES tues 22 aug THE ORGANISATION tues 29 aug

URANIUM ROCKERS tues 5 sept UP tues 12 sept TANTARA BLADE


CROSS KEYS fri 11 aug MAKOSSA in 25 aug





'1' 11 ~ 17 August 198983