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Live! MAKING MUSIC HAPPEN
PZAZZ tn 4 may
BABY'S GOT A GUN
SYLVESTERS thur 10 may
VIDEODROME sun 6 may
WHOLE EARTH ETERNIA Sun 13 may BIG GEORGE 8. THE BUSINESS PASSKEEPERS
THE WAVERLY sun 6 may SMOKESTACK LIGHTIN iri 11 may BIG GEORGE 8; THE BUSINESS MOLOTOV COCKTAIL
THE STUDIO thur 3 may CAROL LAULA
THE DUCK thur 3 may
BROTHERS thur 10 may SUMMER HILL
PEBBLES sun 6 may
sun 13 may
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKET DETAILS CONTACT VENUES
THURSDAY 10 Glasgow
I Otis Grand and the Dancekings City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. See Mayfest
I The Psycho Surgeons and The ltThang Traders. Glassford Street. 552 8730. 9pm—2am. Free.
I Splash Me I'm Drowning King‘s Court. Osbourne Street. See Sat 5.
I The Henry Brothers King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 2215279. 10pm. Glasgow band playing infectious eajun-rockabilly.
I Cheering the Wake Shelter. 7 Renfrew Street. 332 6231. Atmospheric rock band with EP currently on sale. Good oftheir type.
I The Kim Beacon Band Outhouse. 1155 Cathcart Road. 6490184. 10pm. Free. The story'.’ Once considered Peter Gabriel‘s replacement in Genesis before Phil.
I Zedococlyloh and His Band Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. No. not us either.
I Big George and the Business Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. See Fri 4. The Linden Tree. Drunken State. Dirty Dollar. and Jacobilly Bush Box Bruce Hotel. Cornwall Street. East Kilbride. (135 522 9771. A varied quartet of bands. and worth seeing. I Summerhill Mucky Duck. la Glen Road. Shotts. 0501 23744. 9pm. See Wed 9. I Michael Keenan 194 Byres Road. 357 3424. 9pm. Acoustic performer.
I The Family Cat Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. See Preview.
I Tiny Crockett and The Bocketts Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Bluesy.
I The Juicy Fruit Band Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Firing Squad Globe. West Port. 229 4553. 9.30pm. Free.
I Las Filipinas BB's Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street),556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 4.
I Hollywood No l Rutland Place. 229 3402. Pop covers.
I Live music St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Helen Shapiro SECC. Finnieston Quay. Tickets from Victory Christian Centre, 440 0509. It‘s been a long while since Shapiro's husky voice took ‘You Don‘t Know‘ and ‘Walking Back to Happiness‘ to the top of the charts - nearly 30 years- and yet she doesn‘t seem to have benefitted overmuch from nostalgia booms. How many will still remember her?
I Fini Tribe King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut.272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. £4. Sec Mayfest section.
I Thee Hypnotics and Dream Grinder Glasgow College Student Union. 70 Cowcaddens Road. 3320681. 9pm. £4. Grungey psychedelians compared (though not necessarily always favourably) with bands like Loop and Spacemen 3. but now those two are fighting over the same territory there‘s plenty space for them.
I Big Miss Behave Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Glasgow trio playing rather basic and naive pop and currently attracting record company interest. though who knows why.
I The It Thang The Vic. Glasgow Schoolof Art. 167 Renfrew Street. 3320691. 9.30pm. Tired of the insipid Glasgow white soul sound'.’ Check out the debut gig from this funk-based band whose
inﬂuences range Sly and the Family Stone. Prince, and Chaka Khan to Jimi Hendrix. Recommended.
I New York Underground Night Clyde Cavern, Clyde Place, 429 3785. With Hugh Reed and The Velvet Underpants as Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground. Pas the Gas as The Stooges and Instant Fish as The Ramones. A night out for all the family.
I Bockhouse Trader‘s. Glassford Street. 552 5826. Live rock music.
I Live music PST Club. Studio. Shuttle Street, Paisley, 889 6867. 10pm. £1.
I Ride Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Chart band, already? Strange as it seems. the music papers picked up on them only a few months ago as one of the indie bands to watch. and now their Creation single ‘Play' is heading chartwards. This will be a busy one.
I The Mourning After and Dead Flowers Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm—midnight. They‘ve been compared to The Fuzztones. have Sheffield‘s Mourning After, but Dead Flowers from Newcastle are more in the Hendrix/Mudhoney mould.
I Barky Barty and The Twist Potterrow Student Union. Students and guests only. The Barkys, leading lights in the Cumbernauld scene. have a single away being pressed at the moment, and 84C are apparently ﬁlming them for inclusion in a new series. Interested?
I The Wlieel (TBC) Moray House Student Union, Holyrood Road, 5568455. 9.30pm. See Fri 4.
I The Great Junction Street Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. See Fri4.
I Blueﬂnger Trading Post, The Shore. 553 5153. 9.30pm. Free. Rock‘n‘roll-influenced band with plenty session experience and a lot of gigs around town. They have recorded alive album, which should see the light of day soon.
I The Bootsles Duo Globe, West Port , 229 4553. 9.30pm. Free. See Fri4.
I Las Flllplnas BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street), 556 8240. 5—7pm, 8—11pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 4.
I 7/11 Black‘s Bar, Portobcllo High Street. 6605504. 830—] 1 .30pm. Rock and blues.
SATURDAY 12 Glasgow
I hide Mayfair, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 3872. £4 in advance and get ‘em early because this will be a sell-out. Note early starting time. Doors: 7pm and band on stage at 8.30pm. This is because current indie hotshots Ride share a similar audience with The Family Cat who are playing later the same night at Glasgow College.
I The Family Cat Glasgow College Student‘s Union. 70 Cowcaddens Road, 332 0681. 11.30pm. lfyou bringyour ticket stub from the Ride gig, you will geta price reduction for this show. See Music Preview.
I The Wild River Apples King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 2215279. 10pm. £4. See Mayfest section.
I Billy Bragg and Music From the Frontline Refrew Ferry, River Clyde, 429 3766.429 3766. Every night until Wed 16.
I The Outrlders Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Highly praised, American rock-influenced band that‘s knocked the socks off a few people who‘ve seen them.
I Dig Strauss Old Athaeneum Theatre. 169 Buchanan Street. 10.30pm. £2. Tickets from Ticket Link (227 551 l ) and Virgin Records. Winners of The List/McEwan‘s 1989 demo competition, Big Strauss wowed them at the last Towerbeat a few weeks back. The building they‘re playing in. coincidentally,
houses our ofﬁce . and currently looks like a bomb site. The builders promise it‘ll be ready in time.
I Spamborsltee Traders. Glassford Street. 552 5826. A rather wild collective from these parts. growing in popularity after a few well-received gigs. Expect the unexpected.
I Bard Studio. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 3pm. Free. See Sat 5.
I Zenith Studio, Shuttle Street. Paisley. 8896867. 10pm. Free. Heavy rock.
I (hear Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Frozen in the Antarctic for millennia. Gwar were thrust rudely into the modern world when their manager-to-be. Sleazy P Martini, crashed his plane into the ice and thawed them out. They have carried on their tribal brawling and obscure rituals undeterrcd by the limitations ofthe rock‘n‘roll circuit. Surely one of the most over-the-top outfits in the world. their science ﬁction savagery is quickly becoming legend. How the Venue is going to contain nineteen of them. plus assorted props and instruments. is beyond us. Turn to Shortlist at the front for visual conﬁrmation of their bizarrencss.
I John Otway Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Welcome return for one ofthe Great British Eccentrics of rock. in a tour which ties in with the release ofhis book, called. naturally enough. Cor, Baby, That's Really Me, and a greatest hits of the same title. Expect some healthy looning around, as befits a man who once signed himself to Warner Bros by slapping their logo on to his single. has apparently never managed to repay a record company advance in his life and could only turn a proﬁt by touring on the back of a motorbike with a tent.
I The Spooks Bikini Club. Moray House Student Union, Holyrood Road. 5568455. 10pm—3am. £2. See Fri 4.
I Babel Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. See Wed 9.
I Silent Falls Globe, West Port. 2294553. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Bootsie Tootsie Band Trading Post, The Shore, 553 5153. 9.30pm. Free.
I Las Flllpinas BB‘s Basement Bar, Barony Street (off Broughton Street) , 556 8240. 5—7pm, 8—11pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 4.
SUNDAY 13 Glasgow
I The James Taylor Quartet Mayfair. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 9pm. £4. See Mayfest section.
I John Martyn Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renﬁeld Street, 332 1846. 8pm. £6. £5. See Mayfest section.
I John Ottvay King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 10pm. See Sat12.
I Big George and the Business and The Passlteepers Videodrome, 33-39 York Street, 221 0441. £2. See Fri 4.
I Solomon Flynn Delirium 7, Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5883. 11pm. £2.50. I Blue Avenue Studio. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867.
I Texas Breakfast Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Blues.
I Cadillac Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Stripped-down Blueﬁnger offshoot.
I The Spanners Trading Post. The Shore, 553 5153. 9.30pm. Free. See Sun 6.
I Live music St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Kylie Mlnogue and Indecent Obsession. SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000.
58'I‘he List 4— 17 May 1990