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AIM Liquid Room, Edinburgh. Wed 12 Mar 0...

Eclectic dance types are buzzing over Aim, the project headed up by Barrow-ln-Furness‘ Andy Turner, but - with ten other punters shoring up the sound on stage - it's hard to see what exactly there is to stop him going down the road of jazz-funk muso tedium.

It may have been a very real danger, were it not for the rabble- rousing skills of singer Niko and MC Spikey T. Spikey’s a bouncy


enough bloke as it is (although Aim’s take on hip hop is more style-bar glossy than ghetto-authentic), but Niko's an infectious presence, keeping the dance going even when she’s not on the mic and finally being rewarded with a pop at

her own ‘You’re My Favourite Music‘.

Although proceedings are more laid-back at the start. Aim eventually claimed a deserved place at the classier end of the Saturday night market with tunes like ‘Journey to the End of the Night' and ‘Slow Dive'. At this rate, folk'll be calling them the new Groove Armada before long. (David Pollock)


Thee Underworld@Bannermans. Edinburgh, Thu 6 Mar 0....

‘A hundred words?" How to describe

. anv hand in so few words? Emo'? No. Emotive? Certainly. Lyrics which evoke flashes of past loves. of days long gone: 'Sepia tone screen kisses ,All of this for show'. Hardcore? Make no mistake. Won Mississippi rock.



Formidahly aggressive one moment. a chorus to kill for the next. twm vocals that scarcer need mics in Bannermans' small cellar. Visceral? lntense'? ‘lireehand Circles” has the rage of early Wire; ‘Avoid Cameras' unexpectedly shudders into walt/ pace halfway through. Diverse? Even 500 words wouldn't capture the soul of Won Mississippi. In short. best experience them for yourself. Go hear. Now. (Stuart McHuqh)

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THROWING MUSES QMU. Glasgow. Sun 23 Mar 0..

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JONATHAN RICHMAN Liquid Rooms. Edinburgh. Tue 18 Mar .0...

While l oi; Reed was -‘l:>u.".(1t?'.l‘g; around in he late 705; and ears. E3113; t‘.-.r.i::»'x_; «nous and ripping; fne heart out .t‘ true". musical genre he t’iouqltt i'. f.t to 'xr‘ufl'i. 'iis quirk; amat ‘Llllfil‘ p'oteqee Jonathan Richman was er‘thrall'rwg; international campus audiences; arount the .‘rorld ‘.'.’llll his off heat (lllll(l‘f3 ahout

the mundanities of US suhurhia. And now, 2i;

Still in love(r)

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somehow holds the keg. to eternal youth.

There's no messmg about. Ricnman (Z()lll(‘:?3 o". ~.-.ith his muzt taiente: drummer keyboardist, l)(?l(§llf$$l()l‘l8l and the; get straruht don-.n to it ll‘v ':'a:;:;i:‘:, 'My Love is a Flower That is \‘i’aitinq to Bloom'. 'Pahro Picasso and ‘(i'itve'ix i' merge wrth newer numbers. some sung in Italian. Spanisn and l rent“ :r:«>..r:trr::; where his folIoWinq borders on the homicidal. lle dances. tit? lauqits and that amazing veice plessedly melts our fetid. diseased hearts. Paul Dale

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