I Live music St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Three Esquire House, 1487 Great Western Road. 334 9491.
I Green Isaac Bell College, Hamilton. ‘The new Simply Red‘, they tell us. Decide for yourselves. Currently working with [an Morrow. who has just joined Trevor Horn‘s production team.
I The Kim Beacon Band Minstrels, Broomielaw, 204 3698. The former String Driven Thing singer was considered for a while as Peter Gabriel‘s replacement in Genesis. How different a world we might have been living in! No slouch as a songwriter either. Kim's ‘My Blues Have Gone‘ went absolutely mega forJune Pointer in 1981. Credentials — Kim‘s got ‘em!
I Brian Kennedy King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street, 2215279. Restrained songs perfectly suited for intimate venues. Brian‘s new single is out now.
I Big George and The Business The Shelter, 7 Renfrew Court, Renfrew Chambers, 332 6231. George switches on that heavy blues thang and piledrives contenders into the ground. One hell of a noise for a three-piece to make. Look around for their limited-edition Alleged Album.
I Wild Napoleons, 128 Merrylee Road, 637 5239. Fledgling Edinburgh pop band. I Bockhouse Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 332 1210. Unfortunately, due to contractual arrangements of the bands concerned. management can‘t announce who will be playing in advance. Let's just say big names from the Glasgow scene are expected.
I The Bunker Club Clyde Cavern, Clyde Place.
I Van Morrison Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. See Tues 13.
I Shariot and The Rogues, Shadowland and Vatican Shotgun Scare Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. £2 (£1.50). Showcase for three local bands of varying styles. All three have had increasing attention paid to them in recent weeks.
I Green Isaac Oblomov‘s, North Bank Street, The Mound. 220 0054. 9pm. Free. See Thurs 15.
I The Great Junction Street Band Rutland No 1, Rutland Street. Residency. See Sun 1 1.
I Head in the Sand Sessions, The Cowgate. See Sat 10.
I The Ruth Ellis Band Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Stealing the Blues Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9.30pm.
FRIDAY 16 Glasgow
I Carol Laula King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street, 221 5279. See Fri9. I The Lost Voice and The Purple Sluts Buchanan Lounge Bar, 185 Buchanan Street, 332 7284.
I The Wolfgang Flori Experience Outhouse. 1155 Cathcart Road, 649 0184. Busy weekend for the ten-piece blues/Tamla Motown Band, as they play Minstrels tomorrow.
I Big George and The Business Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. See Thurs 15.
I The Radium Bats Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace, 337 1006. 8pm—midnight. Edinburgh‘s leading purveyors of swampy rockabilly.
I Banacanteen Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I The Almighty Pavilion. These boys must ride down to the studio on their Harleys- and probably in formation - to get them in the right outlaw mood to sing lineslike ‘Satisfaction is my reaction' and ‘Some bitch told me that she was easy‘ over a stomping NWOBHM track. That‘s from The Almighty‘s new Power E P, and you‘re welcome to it.
SATURDAY 17 Glasgow
I The Kevin Mcoennott Orchestra Mayfair. 474 Sauchiehall Street, 332 3872. First of three nights for the local boy. Sec Preview.
I Michael Monroe and Stage Dolls Queen Margaret Union, University Gardens. 339 9784. Pretty boy, ex-Hanoi Rocks singer plays QM shock.
I Gun and The Right Stuti Barrowland. 244 Galiowgate, 552 4601. Leading lights in Glasgow‘s burgeoning heavy rock scene. Luckily their lyrics aren‘t as moronic as The Almighty‘s (only Ian Astbury‘s are). I Slide and The Whole Earth Strathclyde University Union, 90 John Street, 552 1895. A hard decision to make tonight , as both Slide and Gun are winning many new converts. Slide are the more mainstream of the two - in a Stonesy way sometimes- and get my vote.
I Hollow iiorse Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. Interesting contemporary outfit. I The Woligang Fluii Experience Minstrels, Broomielaw, 204 3698. Ten-piece blues/Tamla aggregation.
I Lloyd Cole Usher Hail, Lothian Road, 228 1155. £8, £7, £6, £5.50. See feature. I The Almighty Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. See Fri 16.
I Bolivar Assembly Rooms, George Street, 228 3614. £5 (£4). Hot Latin Salsa. I Bluetinger Rutland No l, Rutland Street. 9pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 9. I Hold the Frame Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after9pm. High-energy modern rock band, originally from the Aberdeen area.
I Head in the Sand Kasbar, Cowgate. See Fri 10.
I The J0 Flint Band Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Live music Globe, West Port, 229 4553.
SUNDAY 18 Glasgow
I The Kevin Mcoennott Orchestra Mayfair. 474 Sauchiehall Street, 332 3872. See Sat 17. Second of three nights. See Preview. I Angel Heart Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley, 889 6867. Up and coming local rock band.
I Mont and Best Beiore Winter Videodrome, 33—39 York Street, 221 0441. Free. 0: What would Texas sound like if their sound was tinged by country instead of the blues? A: Go and see Moni.
I Holocaust Moshpit, Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 6.30—10.30pm. They‘ve been around the Edinburgh scene for many years. but seemingly re juvenated, they‘ve made an LP, The Sound of Souls, which stands comparison with a lot of the thrash wave bands coming out of the States.
I Johnny Sunbeam Preservation Hall. Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Adroitiy-performed adult pop.
I Mercy Me Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Sai Paradise St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Dylanish singer/songwriter.
I iiiptronitts L‘Odeon. George IV Bridge , 225 1681. Charged-up soul covers and original material.
I Head in the Sand Sessions, Cowgate. See p
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