benefit for local Women‘s Aid. See Wed

4. Edinburgh

I Garrison Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. These Dunfermline-based rockers have been on the verge of breaking through for a while now. with the endorsement ofBig Country's Stuart Adamson.

I Sam Harlot and The Mutiny Strings Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm—latc. Sam Harlot were getting a bit of a name for themselves under their old name. The Ocean. The Mutiny Strings play meaty. four-square rock which put me in mind ofThe Godfathers a little.

I Excellent Rain Globe. West Port. 229 4553. 9.30pm. Free. Formerly Swing Shift. and now with a drum machine and more sequencing. A single is being recorded for release sometime over the

I Hold the Frame Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. North-eastern rock band. now sharing Runrig‘s management.

I The State oi Love Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

I Las Filipinos BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—11pm. See Fri 29.

SUNDAY 8 t Glasgow

I The Banditos and The Big Easy Videodromc. 33—39 York Street. 221 0441. 8pm. £2. Following the sad demise of Capone and The Bullets. The Banditos are Glasgow's sole exponents of the ska sound. Raunchier and brassier than Capone. they‘ve already made an impact playing in a few ska clubs in the they‘re worth dusting down the scooter for.

I Rachaiia Glasgow‘s Glasgow. The Arches. Midland Street. 8pm. £3 (£2). A fusion of jazz. baroque. folk and rock. with African and Oriental rhythms.

I Carol Louie and bend Glasgow‘s Glasgow. The Arches. Midland Street. 9.30pm. £2. Tickets from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs or on the door from 5.30pm. Second oftwo nights.


I The Pete Bowie Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

MONDAY 9 w . Glasgow

" 1 ' ,2; it" 'i'; V" g V f. I The Rolling Stones and Gun Hampden Park. Tickets £20 from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Limited to six per person. See feature.

I 38" Tramway. Albert Drive. 423 9527. 8pm. £2. The first ofThree Big Nights (‘3BN‘) organised by Tower Studios at the Tramway. showcasing Glasgow-based artists. Tonight. Louise Rutkowski (sec Sat 30) and Worldwide. the energetic and promising young band whose debut single ‘Hi Destination' is available on Precious. I Carol Laule Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9pm. Another Tennents Live! bash, this time with Miss Glasgow 1990. For sincere types only.


I The Almighty Network. West Tollcross. MOVED TO TUES 10.

I Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. The indie faves from South London have returned after a few gigs in Czechoslovakia. the first by a Western bands since the November revolution. Their new single is rubbish. No. their new single is ‘Rubbish‘. and the B-side has both a version of The Pet Shop Boys' ‘Rent‘ and a new song in the usual Carter vein. ‘Altcrnative AlfGarnett‘.

I Le Rue Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. New Mexico‘s finest exponents of cajun. zydeco. bluegrass. r‘n'b and whatever you care to throw at them. Their early dates in Britain attracted some heated praise. much ofit directed at their fiddlin' leader. Pierre Le Rue. who played with Queen lda and The Louisiana Playboys after a youth spent busking on the streets of San Francisco. Multiple encores ensured.

I The Rolland Birthday Party No 1 Rutiand Place. 229 3402. With Jimmy James and The Vagabonds and (‘the “Chinheads” band‘. as they‘re universally known. The Love Decree.

Iith Hayes Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

I Les Filipinas BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street).556 8240.5—7pm.8—11pm.See Fri 29.



I 38" Tramway, Albert Drive. 423 9527. 8pm. £2. The second Big Night of the short Tramway run brings us two Scottish groups that have had a low profile round these parts for a while: The Primevals. whose hard-hitting blues-rock style can be found immortalised on four LPs on the French New Rose label. on various compilations and a Strange Fruit session; and Close Lobsters from Paisley. indie hopefuls of 1987 whose debut LP. Fox/reacts Stalk tth Land. had enough moments of greatness about it to convince one that they were worth coming back to in the future.

I Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. See Mon 9.

I The Linden Tree and James c Little Traders. Glassford Street. 552 5826. The Linden Tree‘s ‘Johnny Friendly' single on the young Headlong label showed signs of ‘Not Fade Away‘ and similarly classic moments. Keep them in mind for a visit tonight.

I Glasgow Songwriters Cooperative Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. See Tues 3.

I HMS Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231.


I The Almighty and Goat Network. West Tollcross. They came from the West. breathing fire and chanting something about blood and sweat. The very fearsome Almighty shake it loose. with much abandon. There's something very Life of Brian about that. The Almighty and Goat. Note that this date has moved from Mon9 to avoid clashing with The Rolling Stones. I The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Fiances Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free.

I Las Fllipinas BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—11pm. See Fri 29.


I 33" Tramway. Albert Drive. 4239527. 9.30pm. £2. in contrast with Tues 10. the Third Big Night brings two Glasgow bands on the up-and-up: Big Strauss. who have

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MADONNA Weenbloy 2 ‘I July

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