Heron. 9 March; Peter King Ouartet. 16 March; Carol Kidd. 23 March; John ScoIield Group. 30 March. I EDINBURGH USHER HALL (031 2281155) Edinburgh Highland Reel a Strathspey Society. 10 March; Nana Mouskouri. 18 March; Foster and Allen. 22 April; Ted Heath Band. 18 May.


I GLASGOW CATHEDRAL (041 552 0220) Cappella Nova/Choral Music. 3 March.

I GLASGOW CITY HALL (041 227 5511) SNO/Dvorali. 10 Feb; SRO/Tchaikovsky. 15. 17 Feb; SCO/Haydn. 16 Feb; City olGlasgow Phil. 18 Feb; SRO/Ravel. 24 Feb; SCO/Schubert. 28 Feb; SRO/Mozart. 3 March; SHO/Brahms. 10 March; SNO/Stravinsiry, 15.17 March; SCO/Beethoven. 16 March; Cracow Phil/Pendereclti. 20 March; SRO/Borodin. 24 March; SRO/Beethoven. 29. 31 March; SHO/Maninu, 7 April; SCO/Maxwell Davies. 11 April; SCO/Handel. 13 April; SOD/Mozart. 2 May. I GLASGOW KING'S THEATRE (041 227 5511) The Mikado. 20-24 Feb; The Grand Duke. 26 Feb—3 March; The Telephone a The Consul.13,15.17 March; Mozart and Salieri a Valentine. 14. 16 March. I GLASGOW RSAMD (041 332 5057) BBCSSO/Tchailtovsky, 9 Feb; Scottish Ensemble. 12 Feb; Elly Ameling/Rudolph Jansen. 15 Feb; SEMC. 16 Feb; BBCSSO/Liszt. 23 Feb; John Currie Singers/Weill, 26 Feb; Orchestra oi the Age oi Enlightenment, 27 Feb; Gusztav Fenyo. 2 March; Paragon Ensemble. 4 March; Mozart and Salierl. 6—10 March; Shell/Scottish Opera Awards. 9. 11 March; Ralph Kirshbaum/Roger

Vignoles. 15 March; Academy Concert Band. 18 March; Scottish Ensemble. 19 March; Gusztav Fenyo. 23 March; Junior Dept

Concert. 31 March. 1 April; John Currie Singers/Charpentier. 2 April.

I GLASGOW THEATRE ROYAL (041 332 9000) Scottish Opera/ Die Flederrnaus. 21. 24 Feb; Bluebeard's Castle/Oedipus Rex. 14 Feb. 1 March; La Forza delDestino.13.17. 20. 22 Feb. 3 March; International Gale. 2 March; Salome. 25. 28 April. 11. 24. 29 May; Cosi lantutte10. 12.17.30 May; Madame Butterfly. 23. 26. 31 May. 2. 5June.

I EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE (031 557 2590) Scottish Opera/ La Forza del Destino. 13.17 March; Die Fledermaus. 14.16 March; Bluebeard's Castle/Oedipus Rex. 15 March; Madame Butterlly. 26.30 June; Cosi tan tutte. 27.29 June; Salome, 28 June.





I The Psychedelic Furs Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. Yes. they‘re still around. though I defy anyone to remember the titles to any of their LPs after Mirror Moves.

I TacIthead Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. Not-to-be-missed groovin‘ New York-based dance combo who are supporting their most recent LP. Friendly As A Hand Grenade. Funk. reggae. dance. metal: you name it. they‘ve got it. Students and guests.

I The Hicks Bunker Club. Clyde Cavern. Clyde Place. 11.30pm-2am. £1. Seven-piece soul/country band with brass. I Red Dogs Venue. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. ‘Hottest unsigned new rock band in England‘. following along in the steps of The Quireboys. From Scarborough.


I Fatima Mansions and Prayer Boat Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm—midnight. See Preview. Gig followed by the UFO club. midnight—4am.

I The Kim Beacon Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Former String Driven Thing singer. Kim was. if we‘re to believe what we hear. considered as Peter Gabriel‘s replacement in Genesis before Phil Collins piped up. Also. Kim‘s song ‘My Blues Have Gone' was covered by June Pointer before his own version of the number became the most played record of 1981 in both Australia and Canada. Now. having shaken off drug problems and put together a band from around Glasgow‘s clubs and pubs. he‘s set to the task of establishing his name once more. and this time for good. I The Matter Babies Basin Street. Haymarket. 337 1006. 8pm—midnight. Reputed to be the last gig before their LP comes out. though whether they‘ll be able to keep off the boards for that longis another matter. the latest local hopefuls shake a ripped trouser-leg and knock out the bar chords.

I Savana Lamar Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Spanish pop group with a Latin feel. settled in Scotland.

SATURDAY 27 Glasgow

I Fatima Mansions Strathclyde University Union. 90John Street. 552 1895. See Preview.

I The Relugees Halt Bar. loowtiodlands Road. 332 1210. Fronted by Fjaere Nilsscn. Country and blues in an atmosphere suited for it.

I Bo’Weevil Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Free. Electric R&B with country and boogie overtones.


I Red Dogs and The Innocence Bedrock. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See Fri 26. Support. from Edinburgh. play a loosely U2-ish kind of rock.

I Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Folk-rock. I The JC Flint Band Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

I Live music Globe. West Port. 229 4553. Free.

SU N DAY 28 Glasgow I The Hummingbirds and The Rhythm

Kittens Videodrome. 33—39 York Street. 2210441. Hummingbirds vocalist Bryan Tolland used to be Del Amitri‘s rhythm guitarist back in the band‘s jangly pop days. Their latest demo shows

improvement over earlier ones. but that‘s not saying much.

I Cheering the Wake Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5833. lOpm—late. £1.70. New indie. psychedelic. acid club at Rooftops which hasn‘t seen much live action lately. With Cheering the Wake. whose vocalist. need we remind him is not David Bowie or Phil Oakey and shouldn‘t try to sing like them.

I Babel Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. Not the Edinburgh outfit of the same name. who have agreed to change theirs. but the original Glasgow Babel. featuringthe excellent Storm Gordon on vocals.

I The Wollgang Flull Experience Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. A ten-piece blues/Tamla Motown band. 8pm. Free.

I The Wild Children and The Bartlies Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010.


I Gang Green and Mellah Rage Moshpit. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 6.3()—10.30pm. Major US thrash outfit. whose records bear titles like Have a Party and Get Drunk and Older Budweiser. Get the picture?

I The Spooks Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. You‘ll have seen the numerous Beatles-styled posters around town. now experience the band. Worth investigating.

I Keeping Still Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.

I The Relugees L‘Odeon. George [V Bridge. 225 1681. Free. See Sat 27.

I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

I Sandyman St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.

MONDAY 29 Glasgow

I Benelit lor Ethiopian Famine Appeal Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. With Running Scared. Green Isaac. Yellow Earth. The Suns. Black Man White. and Wolfgang Fluff Experience. Though it‘s a benefit. admission is free. There will be raffles and prizes donated from local merchants. 8.30pm.

I Fatima Mansions and Prayerboat Rico‘s. 1—3 Tobago Street. Greenock. See Preview.


I Faith No More Network. West Tollcross. Noisy but popular rockers. who justified their existence with the hilarious single ‘We Care a Lot‘.

I Comedy of Errors Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. I The Reiugees Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. See Sat 27.



1 I Eyes 01 Rita and The Kennedy Pill

Minstrels. Broomielaw. With Saintsand Sinners changing hands. the McEwans

‘Alive and Gigging‘ nights have moved.

Supported by the demo disco. Eyes of Rita are an intriguing new band from Glasgow

: and The Kennedy Pill. an unknown quantity from Leeds. ' I Paterson’s Volunteers Napoleons. 128

Merrylee Road. 637 5239. Local band that wears tartan but thankfully have no aspirations to be the Bay City Rollers. More like Jesse Rae on acid.

I Live Music Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 248 2859. 9.30pm.

I Rock night Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867.

I Songwriters' meeting Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 8pm. Free. All songwriters. any styles welcome.


I The Rootsie Tootsie Band Preservation

Hall. Victoria Street. 2.26 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Rockin‘ blues.

I The Brothers Oblomov‘s. The Mound. 2200054. The long-running resident band from the Preservation Hall take a shot elsewhere.

I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Wide range of covers from blues-based band. I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.



I The McClusltey Brothers and Cami Laula The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231 . £3. See Preview.

I Moni and Best Betore Winter Fixx.86 Miller Street. 248 2859. Free. Well worth checking out these two up-and-coming Glasgow bands.

I Barity Barky and Blackwood Cumbcrnauld Theatre. 7.30pm. £3. Barky Barky are certainly the most interesting band hailing from that neck of the woods. Whether they‘re the best will require sustained listening to their new demo.

I Live music Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867.


I The Kennedy Pill and The Radium Cats Finsbury Park. South St AndrewStreet. 556 1020. There must be a few people in Edinburgh who‘ve never seen the capital‘s foremost rockabillies . . and a damn sight more who‘ve never seen The Kennedy "ill from Leeds.

I Seven Eleven Three l'uns. Hanover Street. 7.31% 10.30pm. Free. Rock and blues.

I The Parallelograms Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free

I Rod Paterson St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.


I Baby's Got a Gun Pzazz. J aryey Street. Now seemingly attracting a real following of their own. the tight and spiky grouptest the waters in West Lothian.

THURSDAY 1 _ Glasgow

I The McCluskey Brothers and Parcel ol Rogues The Shelter. 7 Renfrew ('ourt. 332 6231. See Preview.

I Best Belore Winter Esquire House. 1487 Great Western Road. 334 9491 Various A&R folk have given their punchy poprhe thumbs up.

I Jesse Baron and the Desperadoes and Mouseiolit Admiral Bar. 72a “1 aterloo Street. 221 7705. This may be cancelled. as the Admiral has been receiving phone calls night and day decrying the, ‘outragcous‘ Christ depiction :in the band‘s publicity posters.

I Fish Turn Human ()ulhoUse. 1 155 (‘athcart Road. 6490184. Newcastle band gaining quite a following up here. mainly due to their entries in the Demo Disco chart.

I The Rhythm Kittens and Hugh Reed and the Velvet Underpants Bunker (.‘lub. Clyde

i Cavern. ('lyde Place. 'I hi: to: mer‘s brand of post-punk is not unpleasant if ; undeveloped. The latter‘s humorous

appeal palls after a few hearings.

I RocIthouse ilall Bar. 160 Woudlands Road. 332 1210. Not even the management know what‘s on the bill. but

; Thursday nights will be devoted to live

rock music in some capacity

? Edinburgh

1 IDave Robb and The Filmmakers and Kith j

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