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D4 The Pittsburgh Press Thursday. February 6. 1986 MUSIC Music noteworthy at hotels, motels District hotels and motels are offering a variety of entertainment this weekend. The Pittsburgh Green Tree Marriott has pianist Dave Crisci tonight through Saturday in Chats and the Blues Other Brothers, a 12-man band specializing in songs of the '50s and '60s, tonight through Sunday in Cahoots. ' Jazzman Nathan Davis plays tonight and tomorrow at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers, Downtown. Top 40 sounds will be provided at the Sheraton Motor Inn-Airport by the Instigators tomorrow and Wild Cherry Saturday and at the Sheraton Motor Inn-South by Chuck Corby & Quiet Storm tonight through Saturday. The Holiday House, Monroeville, has the rock band Vissa Saturday for two shows. Big bands , Tommy Nac't Down Undr, Greensburg, Graham Grubb and his Big Band tomorrow. Comedy ' Timothy', Grtenjburg, Sl City Stompert tonight. Country - Crystal lounge, North Side, Urban Cowboy Band Saturday. Now Kensington Moose lodge 1049, "Opry Time in Pennsylvania," starring Howard Vokes and His Country Boys Saturday. Nu-88 lounge, Castle Shannon, Urban Cowboy Band tomorrow. Roland's, Strip District, Gas House Band tonight. Dixieland Roland's, Strip District, Mitch DeVall's Basin Street Four during Sunday brunch. NIGHT LIFE Easy listening Costonzo's, Downtown, Hattie Taylor & Co. tomorrow and Saturday. Nickelodeon lounge, Sewickley, singer-guitarist John lo-Bello tomorrow. Red Bull Inn, West Mall Plato, Carnegie, pianist Justin Brown tomorrow and Saturday. Tivoli, Penn Hills, Chuck Ayres tomorrow and Saturday. Folk and ethnic Blarney Stone, Etna, Mike Gallagher tomorrow end Saturday. Brick Alley Band tomorrow. Red Hot and Blue Saturday and . Carsickness Sunday. Graffiti, Oakland, Hector in Paris and the Cynics tomorrow and Hector in Paris ond the Sponges Sunday. . Night Peoples Place, Butler, B. E. Taylor Group Saturday. Palladium, Overbrook, Red Hot and Blue tonight. Reggie's, Banksville Plaza, Gunnslingers tomorrow. Top 40Variety Jazz Anthony's Southside, Patti Terrell and Tony Campbell tomorrow and Saturday. Balcony, Shadyside, Dwayne Dolphin Quartet tonight, Max Leake Band tomorrow and Dave Harger Group Saturday. Chukkers, Downtown, Patti Terrell ond Tony Campbell 3 to 9 p.m. today; Michele Bensen, Virgil Walters and Harry Cardillo J to 9 p.m. tomorrow, ond keyboardist Rick Hughes Saturday. Figgins, North Side, Norm Anderson and Company with singer Opie Bellas tomorrow ond Saturday. Harper's, Downtown, Eric Suseoff 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow and Walt Harper ond All That Jazz at 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Papillon, Scott, Mike Marracino tonight through Saturday. Reggae Anthony's Southside, The Flow featuring Tony Miles tonight. Rock , Decade, Oakland, Bon Ton Roulet tonight, Joey G. and the Baden V.I.P., 4th & Main tomorrow ond Eliot Ness Band Soturday. Bridgeville V.I. P., Gigolo tomorrow ond Saturday. Century lounge, McMurray, Just Magic tomorrow and Saturday. Dudley's Pub, Coraopolis, I.O.U. tomorrow and Jimmy ond the Hint Saturday. Fuizy't longhorn Saloon, Harrison City, On the Air tomorrow and Printer Alley Saturday. Jergels, Babock Boulevard, Silver Falls tonight. Johnny's, Monroeville, John Popi & Fair Change tomorrow . and Saturday. Just Inn, Butler, Frisk Saturday. Ozz, Hampton Plata, Rich Peluso Band Saturday. Palladium, Overbrook, Night life tomorrow and Saturday. Pier 10, Oakmont, Tears & laughter tomorrow and Saturday. Pittsburgh Millie's Grand Opera House, Downtown, Biddie and Company tonight through Saturday. Piztaz Saloon, McMurray, Nick Danger tonight and I.O.U. Saturday. Reggie's, Banksville Plaza, lazer Saturday. Roman Gardens, Brentwood, Satisfaction tonight through Saturday. Royal Tea, Overbrook, Kardaz tomorrow and Saturday. Step II, Monongahela, The Pulse tomorrow. Sunny Jim's, Emsworth, Inch by Inch tomorrow and Teaser Saturday. ' . Timothy's, Greensburg, Park Avenue, tomorrow and Saturday. SSI The Blues Other Brothers at Marriott, Green Tree 1- -Nil ' U jjjji '""jt ' Banana Andy StarnesThe Pittsburgh Press Judy and Johnny Zarra outside their club, the Electric Banana from pageDl The Waitresses, Black Flag, Husk-er Du, and Snakefinger. Jody Foster's Army recorded half of a live album at the Banana, and the other half at New York's famous CBGB's. The Zarras agree with other club owners and musicians that Pittsburgh is a Top-40 town. Audiences like to hear hits, either through records or videos, or by cover bands. Still, the Banana has backstroked against the commercial tide powerfully enough to have stuck with it six years. Currently, however, business is "pretty tough," says Mrs. Zarra. "Everything's off," says her husband. "It's not like it used to be. We're not making any steel any more like we used to." In six years, the Zarras have witnessed changes in both music and audiences. Raw punk bands that wielded volume like a sonic safety pin have largely yielded to groups exploring a spectrum of rock shadings. Mrs. Zarra, who exudes affection for the groups she books, wants to list more promising new bands than could be included here. But among them are Hector in Paris, Kids After Dark, The Jury. Son of John, ATS, The Wretches, The Cynics, Affordable Floors, Zone Bleu, The Convenience, Wild Kingdom and Between the Beat. The audience has changed, too. The punkers of yesterday with their purple hair, spray-painted clothes and slam dancing are almost gone. (Compared to their counterparts in other cities, they were tame, Mrs. Zarra notes.) In their place came a mix of people under 35 mostly college students. It is the teenagers, the Zarras say, who still dress punk and like to slam-dance to hardcore. For them, the club hosts "all age" nights, usually Sundays. No alcohol is served. Hardcore bands such as Deformed, Half-Life, Circle of Death and PTD bash out tunes at unsafe speeds. The latter group's intials stand for "prepared to die," although irate neighbors of the Butler band thought it stood for ?" raise the devil," says Mrs. Zarra. he band said they'd be practicing in their garage and all these people would come with their Bibles." Some neighbors are not happy with the Banana either, Mrs. Zarra acknowledges, and there have been complaints. She thinks it's because of the punk getups. "I've heard some of the neighbors here are afraid ... but. the kids don't cause any trouble. They just want to have a good time and see a show. But it slays me that some people would be afraid of these kids because of the way they look. I don't know why a haircut would scare somebody, (even) if somebody came in here with a Mohawk three feet tall," On a recent Friday night, there's nothing to scare anybody just a college crowd, conventionally dressed in jeans, sneakers and arty tweed overcoats. By 10:45, when The Waive, the first of three bands, has finished a long tune-up and started playing, there are many more people than bar stools and chairs. Patrons such as Paula Koschak, a University of Pittsburgh psychology student, are unimpressed with the atmosphere. But, she says, "It's the only place to really hear the new music." ; "I wouldn't just ordinarily drop by here," says Rob Arnold, a Carnegie-Mellon university economics student. "If you're into new talent, I guess this is a good place to go." "The thing that's nice," says Ellen Neises, a CMU applied history student, "is that really good bands like Zone Bleu can play here before they're really well-known." Nodding toward the band, she adds: "Something about this place and their music together makes a really nice combo. It sort of feel? like being in your basement." MIKI llll MMiM IIKM 1111 VI llll I'KIl I ' MMalMieMtailUlMH TONIGHT at 7:30 PM thru THIS SUNDAY! Tonight thru Fridsy at 7:30 PM Sat. 2 & 7:30 PMSun.2&7PM C00D SEATS STILL AVAILABLE! Tickets at Syria Mosque Box Office, All Home's Dept. Stores Produtcd bv DiOsarc Englr & Pace Thca.. Inc. A 4 II J Si SWKTHfART (N CRUISES U PITTSBURGH'S M N IOVI BOATS Treat vour favor ite Valentin to a romantic Dinner and Dante Cruise aboard a charming paddle-wheel riverboat. Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15 $17.95 per person (If your sweetheart brings a valentine card to our Captain, your sweetheart sails for just S13.95) W c:i.. o M i. llJtft D H yiiia ww r una v i efvie v i P...J. 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