The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 23, 1988 · Page 82
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Friday, December 23, 1988
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eeee9e J ; 'tlllOlllltlllll I) , . . ' ; ' 1 I 3 :: t ' i t 1 24' Friday, Dec. 23, 1988 . 1 IT The Philadelphia Inquirer IIIGIITLIFE In concert HOLIDAY DOO WOPP Larry Chance & the Earls, the Elegants, the Marvelettes. Joe Rivers, the Wello Kings, the Turbans, Arlene Smith & the Changels. Valley Forge Music Fair, Rte 202, Devon. 644-5000. $20. 8 p.m. Tue. . II Clubs in the city BABE'S STEAKHOUSE 3400 Aramingo Ave, 423-6000. Variety. Wed-1231, Billy fcckstine. Tues-Suns, Jerry Boyle, George Mesterhazy. BACCHANAL 1320 South St, 545-6983. Variety. Tonight, Doctor Bombay, Hypnotizing Chickens. Sat afternoon, Van Youngman & His Old Swedes Irish Ale Carolers. Sat evening, Bacchanal All-Stars. Mon, Strawberry Affair. Tue, Moses & the Ragamuffins. Wed, Scraml Thu, Cobalt Blues Band. BLUE PARROT 1302 Drury Lane. 545- 5055. Contemporary. Fris-Sats, pianist Ala bama. CAFE ADESSO Parkway House, 22d & Spring Garden Sts, 567-0986. Fris-Sats, Car men Tomasetti Duo. CAFE WEST 2015 Penrose Ave. 755-6500 ext. 250. Fris-Sats, Lenn Miller Cabaret Band. CHAUTAUQUA Chestnut Hill Hotel. 8229 Germantown Ave, 242-9221. Variety. Thus-Sats, Bob Bush. CHESTNUT CABARET 38th & Chestnut Sts, 896-6420. Variety. Tonight, Fabulous Greaseband. Tue, Mike Tyler, Strawberry Af fair, Still Stupid, Daddy's Protein. Wed. Fac tion, Naked Twister, Nik Everett Group. Thu, Choir Boys, Right Parts, Mark Einstein & Hat Tricks, Winston Daily Band. CRICKETT LOUNGE 17th & Walnut Sts. 663-9444. Contemporary. Tues-Fns, Kathy and Tony Sakson. J.C. DOBBS 304 South St. 925-4053. Variety. Tonight, Dukes of Destiny, No Alibi Blues Band. Sun, Duck Tape. Mon, Decontrol, Red Herring, Sinclair. Wed, the Stand, the Frontier. Thu, Jimmy Shoe & the Shine, 1313. DOWNEY'S Front & South Sts, 629-0525. Jazz & pop. Sats-Suns brunch. Sonny Troy Trio. Sun evenings, Dixieland jazz. EMMETT'S PLACE 925 Levick St, 743-5535. Irish music. Tonight, Tommy Kane & . Leo Thul. EMPIRE ROCK CLUB Roosevelt Blvd & Pnnceton Ave, 338-6101 or 335-1610. Rock. Tonight, Living Earth. Sun, all-ages show with New London, Pyramid. Wed, Critics, Vice Versa. Chesapeake. Thu, Lost King, Gasoline. GRAPE STREET PUB 105 Grape St 483-4890. Variety. Tonight, Mike Warren & Co. KHYBER PASS PUB 56 S 2d St. 440-9683. Tonight, Tornado 5, the Bensons. Tue, the Other Band, Ken Foxx, Raucous Brothers. Wed, Sons of Ace. Thu. Network 23 & Reesa, Rudi & the Living Dolls. LORETTA'S 7681 Frankford Ave. 338-4188. Weds. Fris-Sats, Bowery Boys. MAGGIE'S PUB 624 N Front St. 592-1645. Rock. Tonight, Kenn Kweder. Wed, Rome. NORTH STAR BAR 27th & Poplar Sts. 235- 7827. Variety. Tonight, Dynagroove, Jimmy Shoe & the Shine. Wed, Ellen Britton Band. . Thu, Flamin' Caucasians benefit for Cystic ' Fibrosis. THE STARBOARD SIDE Gaul & N orris Sts, 634-1238. Frit, Cletus McBride & Andy Maher. TROCADERO 10th & Arch Sts. 592-8762. Tue, Anvil Bitch, Electric Love Muffin, Wish-niakt. Flight of Mavis. Wed, Rudy Rubini, Flamin Harry Band, Laura Mann, Fontaine. 21 WEST RESTAURANT 21 W Highland Ave. 242-8005. Contemporary. Tues-Sats, pianists Sal Anthony. Maryann Kane. Clubs in the area AMBLER CABARET 43 E Butler Pike. Ambler. 646-8117. Pop-rock. Tonight Flamin' Caucasians. Wed. A.O.K.. the Wind-ups. Thu, Dynagroove. Front Row. THE BARN 2000 Brown Ave. Bensalem, .639-6607. Variety. Tonight Johnny 0 & the Classic Dogs of Love. Wed, No 1. Thu, the Rockets. - P.O. BRITTMCHAM'S 640 Germantown Pica. Lafayette Hill. 828-7351. Irish music. Tonight Timlin & Kane. Wed-1230, Oliver McEfhone. Tues. Night Shift. COACH DOG TAVERN Street Rd, Southampton, 357-9988. Country-western. Fris-Sats. Cross-Tie Walkers. Suns, Joanne Brown. DONOVAN'S 1116 Old York Rd. Abmgton, 884-4407. Variety. Tonight No 1. Thu. Steve k H i s A s x: . F ri -ur: r-? ry - I II.- f f- , i . ? f f is . r V" - I J v- s - - cr - limn Timrt 1 m The Stand, above, from Lansdowne, will perform with Hoi Serious rocking and spoofs for the holidays By Tom Moon Inquirer Popular-UusU Critic The holiday season has inspired area rock artists in at least two different ways: Scottland, a trio from Yard- ville, N.J., has released the single Credit Card Christmas, a spoofy song on a too-familiar topic. It's available in local record shops as a 7-inch single. The Spin Doctors, a Philadel phia-based quartet, have cut a ver sion of "Jingle Bells" and a holiday original, "I Got What I Wanted," that is not for sale. Instead, it's designed to inspire donations to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. As for live music, two benefits are planned for the 23 East Cabaret in Ardmore. Tonight, the Stand and Hoi Polloi will perform for the Union of the Homeless and Opera tion Life. The Stand, from Lansdowne, plays dry, bracing rock and roll that recalls Bob Seger in the use of the blues. Among the noteworthy originals is a song about a runaway girl, "Game Is ReaL" In addition to the music, there Coffey. DOYLESTOWN INN 18 W State St. Doyles-town, 345-6610. Variety. Tonight Raucous Brothers. THE GAS LIGHT 100 E Hinckley Ave. Ridley. 521-4461. Variety. Tonight Windy Night JASPERS 1265 Woodboume Rd. Levittown, 949-2955. Tonight, Constuctkm. Tue. the Bluescasters. Thu, So Sydney. JOHN S: PETER'S 96 S Mam St. New Hope. 862-9951. Variety. Tonight. Paul Plumeri. Sat afternoon Rock Jherapy. . Sat evening. Bo POPROCK will be a rock-and-roll raffle, with prizes including a WMMR-FM (93.3) prize package, autographed copies of Dave Marsh's book about Bruce Springsteen, Glory Days, tickets to a 76ers game, and subscriptions to the music newsletter Rock and Roll Confidential. Then, on Sunday, Bob Beru continues his yearly Christmas-night jam at the 23 East to benefit St. Edward's Social Services, which also offers aid to the homeless. An annual event for the last five years, the jam brings in nearly $5,000 per year. Since Beru Revue is no more, backing Beru will be the Daves, with other luminaries from the local scene expected to join in. The Stand and Hoi Polloi at 23 East Cabaret, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, 9 tonight. Tickets: S5. Bob Beru and the Daves at 23 East, at 9 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10. Phone: 8964420. Showcases. This is a good week to sample the talents of local rockers, many of whom are appearing Parker. Sun. Duke Williams ft the Extremes. Mon. Mountain John. Wed. Runaway Boys. Thu, Moses Rescoe. MARGARITA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 200 Spring Lane, West Chester, 696-9720. Tonight Second Time Around MORLEY'S PUB 36 E Mem St. Norristown. 279-5498. Variety. Tonight, .Jight Gig. OLD STATE TAVERN 38 Old State Rd, Media. 666-9920. Tonight, the Bullets. ORLEANS RESTAURANT 1676 Lancaster Av. Papii. 296.-8 787. Variety, la the Cabarefc- Polloi in a benefit concert tonight in multi-band showcases. At the Trocadero: Electric Love Muffin, which has spent much of the fall recording to follow up the acclaimed Playdoh Meathook (FeverEnigma), will perform on Tuesday, on a four-band bill that also features Anvil Bitch, The Wish-niaks, and Flight of Mavis. On Wednesday, blues guitarist Harry McGonigal brings his urban-blues aggregate, the Flamin Harry Band, to the Trocadero appearing with Laura Mann, Rudy Rubini and Fontaine. At the Chestnut Cabaret, Mike Tyler, who describes his current style as "a mixture of Kid Creole, George Clinton and the old Honey-mooners TV show," headlines the show Tuesday with an outfit called Mike Tyler's Menagerie. Also appearing: Strawberry Affair, Still Stupid and Daddy's Protein. The Nik Everett Band will perform selections from the recently released Surrender Tonight (Third Story) at the Chestnut on Wednesday. Also on the bill: Naked Twister and the Faction. Thursday, the Winston Daily Tonight. 3 Way Street In the Greenhouse: Tonight Tribute. PULSATIONS Rte 1. Glen Mills, 459-4140. Tue & 11, Teen New Year's Dance Parties, featurina Stevie B and his nina-nuw- lunrf "Rhythm's Gonna Getcha," featuring the Pul- sations Dance Company. Thu-Sat To 1231. TROUBADOUR folk mm rK.h.n- Nature Center, 501 Churchville Lane, Church-ville, 357-4005. Tue, Cotillion Singers. Tucker's Tales. 21 CAST CABARET- 22 E -Lancaster Ave, at 23 East Cabaret in Ardmore. Band, Choir Boys, Mark Einstein and Hat Tricks, and Right Parts will appear. Friday the Daves will perform, with Second Generation opening. Showcases at the Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street, at 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets: 93 cents. Phone: 592-6762. Showcases at the Chestnut Cabaret, 38th and Chestnut Streets, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Tickets: Free (except for Thursday, which is $S). Phone: 3821201. They Might Be Giants. The most-likely-to-succeed jumble of humorous music and tongue-in-cheek humor to emerge on record in some time, They Might Be Giants, is returning to Philadelphia. The duo performed here just as the LP Lincoln (RestlessBar' None) was being released in October. Now that its audience has learned all the words, the band is coming back to entertain a Theater of Living Arts audience Thursday. , They Might Be Giants at the Theater of Living Arts, 334 South St., at 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets: S1S.S0. Phone: 9221011. Ardmore, 896-6420. Variety. Tonight the Stand, Hoi Polloi. Sun. Bob Bam. the Oaves. Wed, the Outriders, Jon Fritt. Thu, Andy King, Press the Flesh. Compdv rluhl vwtgur imua CATCH A RISING STAR Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center. Rte I & Alexander Rd, Princeton. 609-987-8018. Tonight, Carol Sis--n4.-RaipteiTie.-- - .-....-...,.

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