i’I Bockhouse llalt Bar. 160Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Attempts to discover who is/are on the bill ofthe llalt's rock nights and what format it will take have proved fruitless. but the management will reveal that it is likelyto become a regular spot.
I Larry and Angie Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Free.
I Running Scared Solid Rock Cafe. llope Street. 221 1105. 9pm. Free. lleavy.
I Splodge Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. If that doesn't ring any bells. how about Splodgenessabounds'? The jokers that brought us the classic (for about two months) ‘Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. Please' and their own rendition of Rolf l larris's crushingly poignant ‘Two Little Boys'.
I The Great Junction Street Band Rutland .\'o l.Rutland Street. 9pm. Free. Residency. Accessible AOR. now with electric violinist.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free.
FRIDAY 19 Glasgow
I The Shop Assistants and Jesse Garon and The Desparadoes Strathclyde University L'nion. 90]ohn Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Simply glorious prospect. with two ofthc most endearing names in the indie movement. lissential for anyone seeking mesmerisation and salvation.
I AboutTime Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Free.
I Beat Pack Basin Street. 1 laymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm—midnight. Young
discoveries from London. playing the weekly indie/alternative venue.
I Big George and The Business Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226
l 3816. £1 after 9pm. Glasgow‘s premier
blues-rockers. fronted by the formidable guitarist George.
I Savana Lamar Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. See Fri 12.
SATURDAY 20 .
I Hue and Dry SE(‘(‘. Finnieston. 248 3000. The show rescheduled from December due to problems with (‘itizen Pat‘s larynx. Watch out for the brothers disappearing offstage at half-time to
reappear at a smaller stage in the centre of j
the arena for an acoustic set.
I The Alarm Barrowland. 244 (iallowgatc. 552 4601. £7.50. Possibly the most vilified band of the 80s (often with good reason. mind you). they do tend to embody the worst aspects of this heroic rock thing. That said. they have to be commended for releasing their last album in Welsh and linglish versions.
I Screaming Lord Sutch. Jet Harris and Heinz Palace Theatre. (ireen Street. Kilmarnock 0563 23590. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). liveryone‘s favourite non-MP takes time off frotn running the Monster Raving Loony Party to return to the boards. accompanied by Number One sellerJet Harris and the not-yet-forgotten l leinz. who will always be cherished for his hit ‘Just Like liddie'.
I Birdland Bay 1 lotel. Peir 1 lead. (iourock 0475 31244. Low-key appearance by the blonde mop-tops. whose last Edinburgh gig was followed by an explosion oil-shirts around town. Snotty. destructive. but one hell ofan exciting live band.
I Better Backwards 1 lalt Bar. 332 12 10. 9.30pm. Free. Rather nifty youngoutfit from pastures north.
I Fifth Column Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Free.
I Jam session Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 1pm. Free. Open to anyone.
I Bo'Weevil Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I Silent Falls Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free.
SUNDAY 21 Glasgow
I Simply Red and Distant Cousins SECC. Finnieston. 248 3000. 7.30pm. £14.60. £12.60. See Preview.
I Hullabalou and Baison d'Etre Videodrome. 33 ‘39 York Street. 221 0441. 8.45pm. £2.
I Broken Bones Moshpit. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 730—1 1pm. Former members of Discharge. whose influence has extended out of all proportion to their profile at the time. A seminal band. cited by many thrash groups as a fave. and now. as Broken Bones. advertising their releases in the HM press.
I The Refugees L'()deon. (ieorgc 1\' Bridge. 225 1681. See Sun 14.
I Sandyman St James Oyster Bar. (‘alton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Live music Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm.
I Live music Negociants.1.othian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free.
MONDAY 22 Glasgow
I Carol Laula and Black Man White Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 8896867. 9.30pm. Free. Interesting prospect of witnessing (ilasgow‘s prodigal daughter perform her first gig since the City
(.‘hambers on 1 logmanay.
I The Alarm Network. West 'I‘ollcross. £7.50. See Sat 20.
I Molotov Cocktail Preservation l lall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. I The Refugees Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. See Sun 14.
TUESDAY 23 Glasgow
I Wild Napoleons. 128 Merrvlee Road. 637 5238.9pm.£1. '
I Tantara Blade Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 243 2859. 10pm. Free. See Mon 15.
I The Bootsie Tootsie Blues Band Preservation 1 la“. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Rockin‘ blues.
I Johnny Sunbeam Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Adult pop.
I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. ('alton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. See Tues 16.
WEDNESDAY 24 Glasgow
I The Catherine Wheel l-‘ixx.86.‘v1illcr Street. 248 2859. 10pm. Free. Another excellent young (ilasgow band. who were victors of the summer competition run by 'I‘cnnents Livel.
I Cry Before Dawn and The Whole Earth Strathclyde University 1 'nion. 901ohn Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Middle ofthc road Irish rockers. who seem to make a habit ofgratis gigs.
I Tackhead Network. West 'l‘ollcross. Sec Preview.
THE RIVER DETECTIVES
Limited edition 10" companion record now available with 4 previously unreleased songs
m III (Acoustic)
The new single vou DON'V mama-an In is also available on 7'.’ 12': 8: CD
Taken from the album mmmm
36'l'hc List 12— 25January 1990