fusion of Latin. ethnic. even Oriental inﬂuences. The band themselves can‘t even describe their music - like them 1 would say hear for yourselfand then decide. See Preview.
I Midnight Crisis The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 10pm. Free. Blues/rock. I Big Ted’s Party and A Boy Called Bob Reﬂections. Cumbcrnauld. 7pm. 50p. Despite their wonderful name. Big Ted‘s Party‘s blues sound offers little in the way of a Play School fetish. A Boy Called Bob are already familiar round these parts for their Beatlesque sound.
I Dave Babb and The Filmmakers and Lucy Johnstone Venue. C alton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3 (£2). After the split oflrah
Hayes. Lucy Johnstone plays her second gig of the week. supporting the bouzouki pop of Mr Robb and his band. who tell us they‘ve had a fine time this summerat
both the Fringe and the Reading festival. I The Hitsville Grease Guns Leadbclly‘s. South Clerk Street. 662 4731. 9.30pm. Free.
I JD and The Wildcats Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Tommy Beavitt and The Night Kitchen St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Skiffle and blues.
I Las Filipinas BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street) . 556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. every night except Sunday. See Fri 28.
THURSDAY 4 Glasgow
I The Liberties Tunnel: 84 Mitchell Street. 2041000. 11pm. £3 (£1 .5()student). See Fri 28.
I Eat King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 2215279. 10pm.£3. Doom-laden. angst-ridden. foreboding lyrics; slow. heavy guitar riff upon slow. heavy guitar riff. propelled along by powerful. insistent rhythms—somehow Eat don‘t sound as attractive on paperas they do on vinyl. However. anyone who has heard their better-than-the-original version of The Lovin‘ Spoonful‘s ‘Summer in the City‘ will understand the giddy heights their music can spiral to and can at least guess at their potential for stunning live performance.
I The Ruby Suit Studio 55. Bruce Hotel. Cornwall Street. East Kilbridc. 035 522 9771 . 8pm. £2. A jewel ofa band(ouch!) from Edinburgh.
I The Honey Church King‘s Court. 7 Osbourne Street. 552 2250. 10pm. Free. This band‘s currently circulating demo seems to be currying favour among fansof the heavier commercial pop/rock often produced by Scottish bands.
I Kicks The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 10pm. Free.
I The Parallelograms Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Traditional 50s and 60s rock‘n‘roll. which would suggest a good time to be had by all who see them live.
I Big George and the Business The Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 8896867. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
I Ilton Outhouse. 1155 Cathcart Road. 6490184. 10pm. Free.
I Jam 22 Minstrels. 66 Broomielaw. 204 3698. 9.30pm. £1 .
I The Men They Couldn’t Hang Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. See Preview.
I Blade Serenade Down Under. Oueensferry Street. 10pm. Free.
I Texas Breaklast Leadhelly‘s. South Clerk Street. 662 4731. 10pm. Free. Blues.
I The Pete Bowie Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. I The Jisl Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Tom’s New Shoes Peppermint Park .
Dalkeith. 10pm. Free. Young local rock/pop band with a tape that promises much live.
I Las Fllipinas BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street) .556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. every night except Sunday. See Fri 28.
FRIDAY 5 Glasgow
I BMX Bandits and The Numpll Family Glasgow College. 70 Cowcaddens Road. 3320681. 9pm. £5.50. Students and guests. Both these bands are actuallyjust providing eclectic support for the still-to-bc-conﬁrmed main act at this Fresher‘s Ball. Let it simply be said they‘re a successful Edinburgh band. who have as little in common with the BMX Bandits as the Humpff Family do.
I Horse Strathclyde University Union. 90 John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. Rich. powerful vocals and strong soulful tunes — fine ifyou like that sort ofthing. but 1 think 1‘11pass.thank you. no matter how appealing they might sound. And what happened to the big commercial hopes of a few months ago? No matter— they seem to have the integrity to stick to their principles. however outmoded they may be.
I Periect Disaster King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. £3.50. The best thing aboutThe Perfect Disaster. apart from Jo Higgs' fab purple velvet leggings. is that although they don‘t sound particularly original. you can‘t seem to pin down their inﬂuences long enough to decide just who they remind you of. with the roundabout result that you end up appreciating them for what they are — a loud. energetic. janeg concoction. The Jesus and Mary Chain‘s ‘Sidewalking‘ period came briefly to mind last time they played up here. but they‘ve probably moved on several light years since then.
I Joanna Law The Tunnel. 84 Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £5. An unknown quantity as far as 1 can make out. but judging from The Tunnel‘s initial live policy. she‘s bound to be big in American clubs.
I Deal llelghts Cajun Aces Cafe Bar. Glasgow‘s Glasgow. The Arches. Midland Street. 204 3993. 10pm. £3. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Chasing Big George‘s record for most enduring live act in the Glasgow area. For once. no one can seriously complain about the Deaf Height‘s lack ofmusical progression. That they always reassuringly sound the same is one ofthe reasons for their continuing popularity.
I Trust The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court.332 6231. 10pm. Free.
I New Fast Automatic Dallodils Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Live reports of these Mancunian sons just get betterand better. so with any luck they'll top their last Wah Wah Hut appearance. A good crowd seems a cert too. now that their irresistibly groovy last single ‘Big‘ has had time to percolate through the crossover clubs into the hearts of self-respecting indie kids all poised to devour the new single in the same fashion.
I Heavenly Floral Riot. Network 2. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 10.30pm—4am. £3. Live appearance for the indie dance group.
I The Liberties Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. Seemingly a students-only gig. although admission may be possible on the night. Check beforehand. See Fri 28.
I Work Leadbelly's. South ('lerk Street. 6624731. 10pm. Free.
I Tom's New Shoes Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. See'l‘hurs 4.
I The Bootsies Duo Globe. West Port . 229 4553. 9pm. Free. See Fri 28.
I Delta Liars Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I Los Supremos Leith Oyster Bar. The Shore. 554 6294. 9.30pm. Free. Rock and blues covers.
I Las Filiplnas BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street) .556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—11pm. Free. Residency. every night except Sunday. See Fri 28.
I That Petrol Emotion Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 3399784. 8pm. £4.50. Students and guests. Drawn into the dance melee shortly after The Shamen defected to acid territory.That Petrol Emotion have failed to cash inon the club explosion in the same way as their Aberdonian contemporaries. but seem unperturbed by developments of the crossover variety anyway. However. now the time is riper than ever fortheir guitar-based funk and Steve Mack‘s frenetic stage presence to gain even wider acceptance.
I Candy Flip (TBC) Metropolis. Saltcoats. Yes. you guessed it. it‘s a Schlitz/H) night. and we still haven't found out what date Candy Flip are playing. This is the best bet so far.
I The Diclties and The Senseless Things Glasgow College. 70 Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681 . 9pm. £4.50 (advance).£5 (door). Students and guests. It had to happen. The Senseless Things finally get to support their mentors (well.The Ramones were a bit busy tonight). and gawky gurus to many other young bandsof a poppy but thrashy nature as well. The stagediving at The Senseless Things' last Glasgow date was a comic spectacle. so more of the same. if you don‘t mind.
I New Fast Automatic Daiiodils King Tut‘s- Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street.221 5279. 10pm. £4. See Fri 5.
I The Pearliishers Strathclyde University Union. 90John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. Determinedly sticking with the recycled Hearts and Minds sound. and hopefully retaining their pool of fans as a result. However. a new name seems to have signified a barrage of new material if not ofnew ideas. and their string of recent live dates is surely calculated to familiarize the punters with the more recent compositions.
I Deal Heights Cajun Aces Cafe Bar. Glasgow‘s Glasgow. The Arches. Midland Street. 204 3993. See Fri 5.
I One World Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 10pm. Free.
I Priest Town Hall Bar. 160Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. The Halt swear on their lives that this Liverpool band are in fact a resurrected Echo and the Bunnymen - no bad thing if that‘s really what they sound like.
I The Sunclocits Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Blues.
I Glasgow Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9.30pm. Free.
I Acoustic Jam Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 8896867. 3pm. Free.
I Bruce Nomsby and The Range Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £10. £9. Although not one ofthe meatiest artists around. Hornsby‘s work is usually pleasant. with enough ofan intent to keep the music a few steps above musos‘ drivel. I Walk on Fire and Mansell Storm Bedrock Club. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Recent support slots with Ian Gillan and Dan Reed Network will have allowed MCA's Walk on Fire some valuable exposure to the most appropriate audience for their melodic rock.
I Kith and Kin Moray House Student Union. liolyrood Road. 556 8455. Students and guests. The only unsigned veterans ofThe Big Day and A Day for Scotland \ ibc themselves up tor a set of rootsy. but mainstream. songs.
I The Relugees Down Under. Oueensferry Street. 3——6pm. Free. Blues-. country- and rock’n‘roll-inﬂuenced material with the incomparable Feef fronting.
I Guilty Party Down Under. Oueensferry Street. 10pm. Free.
I The Charlie Davidson Band Leadhelly‘s. South (‘lerk Street. 662 4731. Afternoon. Free.
I Free'n‘Easy Leadbelly‘s. South (‘lerk Street. 662 4731. 10pm. Free.
I Colour Company Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Las Filipinas BB's Basement Bar.
Barony Street (off Broughton Street) .556 8240. 5-7pm.8—11pm. Free. Residency. every night except Sunday. See Fri 28.
SUNDAY 7 Glasgow
I Jeff Healey Band Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. SOLD OUT. (‘an Jeff's soporific musical line really be popular enough to merit this sell-out'.’
I Walk on Fire and Danger Videodrome. 33—39 York Street. 221 (1441. 8pm. £2.50. See Sat 6. Danger will be hoping to capitalize on this support slot with the same success as their spot at the No Sweat gig last month.
I Lezli R. Band Bellshill Cultural Centre. Part of the Motherwell Music Festival.
I Colour The Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 8896867. 9.30pm. £1 .
I The Dickies and The Senseless Things Calton Studios. (‘alton Road. 5567066. £6. See Sat 6.
I Forth Rail Bridge Centenary Celebrations South Oueensferry. North Oueensferry. Dalgety Bay. (‘heck local papers nearer the time for more details. but acts including Jesse Rae. Deaf Heights (.‘ajun Aces. Planet Pop. The Peristalsis Brothers and The Humpff Family will be playing on stages in each of the three towns. See Listen!
I The Great Junction Street Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm. MOR adult pop from capable band.
MONDAY 8 4
I The Pixies Barrowland. 244 (iallowgate. 552 4601. SOLD OUT. See preview.
I Live Music Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 8896867. 9.30pm. Free.
I Blade Serenade Down Under. Oueensferry Street. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Pete Bowie Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Kitchen Devils Negociants.1.othian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Las Filipinas BB's Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street) .556 8240. 5—7pm. 8— 1 1pm. Free. Residency.
“The List 28 September— ll()ctober 1990