Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. See Preview.
I Energy Orchard King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. £2. ls today St Patrick‘s day'.’ This Belfast band are never going to be particularly fashionable with their sweaty Celtic rock. but their passion and soul make agreat night‘s live entertainment.
I Slave Trade and Marsha Fresca The Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9pm. Free. You might be hearing more of Marsha Fresca in the near future— in his year's hiatus from Simple Minds. Mick MacNeil has taken an interest in producing her.
I Brother Beyond Playhouse Theatre. Crreenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £8. £7. Undistinguished chart band that lacks even the charisma and musical clout of Bros.
I The Chills Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm—midnight. Antipodean pop has rarely sounded so good as it has in The Chills‘ hands and. amazingly. Simon Mayo agrees. and has made their new single. '1 leavenly Pop Song‘. his single of the week.
I The Refugees Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. The Refugees. fronted by the agreeably batty Fjaere Nilssen. have excited a great deal of interest among all the right people. Fjaere's voice hits almost Kristin Hersh-like notes at times. but her musicis rooted in blues. country and rock'n'roll. I The Rivals Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Not oneto write home about. They let themselves down in several departments.
I 7/11 Black’s Bar. l’ortobellolligh Street. 669 5504. 8.30pm. Free. Residency. Rock and blues.
I Las Filipinas BB's Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556
8240. 5—7pm. 8—11pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 23.
I Live music No 1 Rutland P1acc.229 3402. Another in a series of new Scottish bands at this venue.
TUESDAY 27 Glasgow
I Public Enemy Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601 . SOLD OUT. See feature.
I The Chills and McCarthy King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. £4.50. See Mon 26.
I The Killing Time Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 248 2859. 10pm. Free.
I World 0' Good and Vatican Shotgun Scare Minstrels. 66 Broomielaw. 204 3698. How come VSS are suddenly gigging everywhere you look nowadays?
I Bonar Hutchison The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231 . Singer/songwriter.
I Michael Marra Cumbernauld Theatre. Brachead Road. Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. See Preview.
I Glasgow Songwriters Cooperative Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 10pm. Free. Performances from members of the Cooperative. who harbour songwriters of diverse styles.
I The Whole Earth The Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9pm. Free.
I Fish Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £9. £8. ‘1 have changed direction.‘ the tall. balding one told us the last time he toured. ‘l‘m not just sitting back on the laurelsof Marillion.’ The laurels ofGenesis. perhaps? No. no. that was churlish. Stopit at once.
I The Rootsie Tootsie Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. Rockin‘ blues.
I Savana Lamar Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
Jimmy Somerville Live
Tuesday 10th. The Hacienda Manchester. Tickets £6.50. Hacienda 061 236 5051. Piccadilly box office 061 839 0858. 0 Wednesday 11th. Rock City Nottingham. Tickets £6.50. Box office 0602 412544. Credit cards 0602 414212/ 419741. 0 Thursday 12th. University Liverpool. Tickets £5.50. University Student Union 051 794 4143/4115. Royal Court box office. Probe Records. 0 Saturday 14th. Barrowlands Glasgow. Tickets £6.50. Virgin Records. union st. Glasgow 8: all TOCTA Agents 031 557 6969. 0 Wednesday 18th. Heaven London. Door admission only £6.00. See press for details.
Latin-tinged Spanish pop.
I ﬁll Rat No l Rutland Place. 229 3402. Commercial sounds from a covers band. I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Wide range of covers from blues-based band.
I Public Enemy Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. See feature.
I Cowboy Junkies Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Shhhhh! With a careless whisper the Cowboy Junkies will tip-toe into your consciousness with their new LP The Caution Horses. With their fragile beauty you can hear a pin drop live. I The Wood Children Glasgow College Student Union. 70 Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681. Young band from London who have just released a new EP ‘Sweets ForThe Blind‘.
' I Jamestown Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 248
2859. 10pm. Free. Istumbled acrossthis band one night in a drunken stupor and remember not being offended by their jaunty guitar music.
I Up The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231. . . . and coming.
I Spamborskl Clyde Cavern. 9 Clyde Place. See Fri 23.
I Grip and The Tremens Cumbernauld Theatre. Brachead Road. Cumbernauld. 0236 732887.
I Rollin' Joe Gillespies. 26 Cheapside Street. Broomielaw. 221 7704. 10pm—2am. Free. Residency. ‘Bring your jivin' shoes!‘ it says.
I Flock Against The Poll Tax The Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. Six bands playing tonight. still to be confirmed.
I Le Rue and Kilh and Kin Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 10pm. Not justcajun from Pierre Le Rue and the boys. but zydeco. bluegrass. R&B. whatever comes to hand. Pierre. has oft been remarked. plays like a man possessed and his New Mexico combo (playing three gigs in the nights ahead) formerly the backing band for Queen lda. can instigate a sweating. heaving frenzy in the coldest venue.
I The Libido Boyz and Dr and The Grippens Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. 8pm—late. £3 (£2.50). Rockin‘-out from hard-livin‘ Minneapolis boys playing a low-key tour ofBritain. Between bands. listen to such aural gems as Tackhead. Dinosaur Jr. Front 242. Fugazi. Elephant Noise. The Twist. . .oh. sorry. that‘s the next entry.
I Elephant Noise and The Twist Finsbury Park. South St Andrew Street, 556 1020. Plus the demo disco. ofcourse. Elephant Noise were sagely compared with The Psychedelic Furs recently. but can stand on their own two feet.
I Boo Radley Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free.
I 7/11 Three Tuns. Hanover Street. 225 5412. 7.30pm. Free. Residency. Rock and blues.
I Cadillac Chesterfields. Royal Terrace. 5566918. Free. Stripped-down Bluefinger offshoot.
I The Rootsies Duo. Bannerman‘s. 55 Niddry Street. 556 3254. See Fri 23.
I Las Filipinas BB's Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 23.
I Raw Deal St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. Residency.
E THURSDAY 29
I The McCluskey Brothers King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. Local boys. should be good. as they say. The McCluskeys. while always a ﬂexible
I concept. have got a good backing band
powering them now.
I The Orchids, The Sothas and The Vindicators Admiral Bar. Waterloo Street. 2217705. How the Admiral was mistaken for a branch of ‘the pub-rock‘ circuit 1 really don't know. as gigs like this andthe openingJesse Garon appearance make it one of the few outlets for groups ofan ‘indepcndent‘ nature. Anyway. there's been a bit of a buzz. about The Orchidsin the inkies. so go along and enjoy.
I Glass Onion The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231 . Accessible soft rock. with perhaps a little more thought put into it than what‘s usually implied by that description.
I Linden Tree Rumours. Bruce llotel. Cornwall Street. East Kilbride.03552 29771. See Sun 25.
I Boxing Clever Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm—2am. Locally based commercial-sounding pop group. whose debut indie single. even with the painful misspelling ofone of the titles on the sleeve. should really have brought them more attention than it seems to have done so far.
I The Great Junction Street Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Oualitymainstream melodic rock. served up by a talented pool of musicians. probably holding more appeal to those who feel they‘ve outgrown their thunderous rock collection.
I The Innocent Few Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Las Filipinas BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5-7pm.8—11pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 23.
I Live music No l Rutland Place. 229 3402.
I Live music Sessions. The Cowgate. 225 9916.
FRIDAY 30 Glasgow
I At: Temple and The Stretcheads Glasgow College. 70 Cowcaddens Road. 3320681. Check out the opening track of their 1989 LP Sourpuss if you want to hear the most perfect Sonic Youth impersonation ever mounted. and the rest of the album doesn’t veer far from that blueprint. Were Blast First so worried about losing the Youth that they put AC Temple on a training scheme to replace them?
I Le Rue King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. See Wed 28.
I The Matter Babies and The Mutiny Strings Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm. The Matter Babies LP. probably to be called .S'kinnydipping. will be unveiled in the next month or so. and it‘s to be hoped that the promising Mutiny Strings will make similar moves to vinyl immortality soon.
I The Spanners Trading Post. The Shore. 553 5153. 9.30pm. Free. Rock versions of the Postman Pat tune'.’ They really must
32'l‘he List 23 March — 5 April 1990