singer/songwriter. making the bouzouki the essential item around town.

I The Booze Brothers Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 8pm. Free.

I Kevin Tail Trader Vic's. Victoria Street. 225 6569. Free.

THURSDAY 7 Glasgow

I Firehose. The Wolthounds and Stretcheads Glasgow College. 70 Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681. 9pm. Strange combination of bands which should attract an equally strange and diverse audience. The Wolfhounds were one of the better ‘86 era bands. while the appeal of the Stretcheads is well beyond

I Uranium Rockers iialt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Legendary rock and rollers featuring Ronnie Costley (ex-Kissing Bandits) and George Miller (ex—Styng Rites). Enough said?


I Chelsea Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Third-rate punk band. even in their heyday. A brand new LP for IRS and a collection of unreleased material just out show that, aside from a few experiments with slowing the songs down. they haven‘t changed much.

I Vatican Shotgun Scare. The Matter Babies and The Call Girl: Lord Darnley. West Port, 229 4341 . An Avant-Garage production.

I The Beautiful Suit Oddfellows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. Simple chords. wistful songs. good band.

I Bo'Weevll Pelican. The Cowgate. 225 5413. Six-piece R&B group from Fauldhouse. West Lothian. which made it through to the final of Musical Style ‘89 competition and toured their set through the warmer parts of Europe earlier in the

yIThe Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria l Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. I Flaere Nilssen Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. See Fri 1. I Seven Eleven Trader Vic's. Victoria Street. 225 6569. Free. Blues and rock classics. I The Famous Other Band Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. Midnight.

FRIDAY 8 Edinburgh

I Ave-8 and Jesse Garon and the Desperadoes Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Two Edinburgh-based purveyors of this ‘pure pop music' the youngsters talk about. Avo-8. with their 'buzzsaw power-pop classics‘ proved a shining support to The Darling Buds when they played the Venue. and The Desperadoes. : more in the ‘jangly‘ vein. as they say. area 1 law unto themselves. and good to see anytime.

I 16 Forever Basin Street. liaymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm—midnight. Fine sentiments indeed. and probable competition to the above gig.

I Guilty Party Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.

I Fjaere Nilssen Trader Vic's. Victoria Street. 225 6569. Free. Residency. See Fri 1.

I Charlie and Her Sheepdogs Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.


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I Texas and Slide Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £6. Only a small number of tickets left at the timeof

writing. Texas having rightly acquired the

reputation of being a good live band. adding dynamics to the sometimes lacklustre sounds on their debut album. Their stablemates Slide support. a useful boost for their solid debut single. ‘Why is it A ('rime'."

I The Orchids l ialt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Long time. no hear. Like‘able. jangly pop. ,

I Konnelttor RT and Towering Inferno Third Eve Centre. 346-354 Sauchiehall Street. 33': 7521. 7.30pm. rasmrzsm. First l'K performance by Hungarian multi-media band. promising ‘a surrealistic combination of poetry. environmental design and performance'.


I Charlie and her Sheepdogs Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.

I The Charge (TBC) l.ord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. Afternoon. Free.

I Texas Breakfast [.ord Darniey. West

Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free. Rhythm LSIhlUL‘S.

[.3 NDAY 10


I Wet Wet Wet (ilasgow (ireen. Noon. Free. Details of the support acts have yet to be finalised. but the intention is foran ail-day event starting at noon and culminating with a two hour set by Wet Wet Wet at 8.30pm. Plans are alsoafoot for some of the event to be broadcast by Radio One.


I Holosade Moshpit. Venue. ( ‘alton Road. 5573073. 7.30—1 lprn. 'I‘hrash metal.

I Johnny Sunbeam Preservation l lall. Victoria Street. 226 3816.11 after9pm. Adult rock. adroitly performed.



I The Elliots and Just Add Water Saints and Sinners. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £1. Due to a double booking. this package is moved back a night from the regular 'l‘uesday slot. The last Elliots demo showed signs of a major improvement. while .1 ust Add Water are a good pop band.

I Danny Wilson and The Indian Givers Ayr Pavilion. Esplanade. 0292 265489. 7.30pm. 1.6. First of seven Scottish dates. part of an extensive 17K tour for Scotland’s best live band. as anyone who has come across their previous (ilasgow shows would tell you. Additional interest is created by the presence of the indian (iivers. who should have released their debut album. l.()l't’ Is .4 Lie by the timeof the show.


I The Eurythmics and Jim Nellis Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. SOLD OUT. First oftwo nights. Dave and Annie back with a new album We Two A re ()m'. released on RCA today. an a 64-date tour. Which will get the upper hand the strident. stadium-based rockers or the more introspective [iurythmics seen on Suvuge'.’ Support Jim Nellis. signed to Dave Stewart‘s Anxious Records. isa local boy. awright'.’

I Kobayashi Maru Preservation l iall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.

I Johnny Sunbeam Negoeiants. lothian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free. Adult rock. adroitly performed.

I Ian F0818! St James Oyster Bar. ('alton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Dylanish folk.

I Seven Eleven ()asis. Victoria Street. 8.30pm. Free. Residency. Rock and blues classics.


I Tantara Blade Napoleons. 128 Merrylee


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up escalator (remix) + 3 new songs:

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52 The List 1 14 September 1989