Jane's Addiction - October 17, 1988 - Visage Nightclub, Orlando, FL

Date: October 17, 1988
Location: Visage Nightclub, Orlando, FL
Recorded: No known recording
Status: Confirmed
Type: Concert
Lineup: Perry Farrell
Dave Navarro
Stephen Perkins
Eric Avery

Show Information:

Jane's opened for Iggy Pop.

Orlando Sentinel - Orlando, Fla.
September 25, 1988
Author: Thom Duffy of the Sentinel Staff


Promoters of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday have announced the lineup for this year's festival -- to be staged once again in the waterfront Coachman Park. The artists featured at this year's four-day event will include:

Marlena Shaw, the Hollywood Jazz Quintet, Dan McMillion & Tenth Power and Michael Pedicin Jr., Oct. 13; the McCoy Tyner Trio, the Jim Snidero/Bubba Kolb Trio, the Fred Johnson Group and the Nick Brignola/ Bobby Shew Quintet, Oct. 14; Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jon Hendricks, Terence Blanchard-Donald Harrison Quintet, Jacqueline Jones, the Bud Shank Quartet and Citiheat, Oct. 15; and Maynard Ferguson's Big Band, Paquito D'Rivera, Andy Narell, Bob Brookmeyer, Clark Terry, Manfredo Fest, Rich Matteson and Bubba Kolb, Oct. 16.

The free festival will run from 5-11 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14, from 1- 11 p.m. Oct. 15 and from 1-6 p.m. Oct. 16.

John Denver will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5. Tickets, at $33 and $35, are available through the Eckerd Hall box office at (813) 791-7400.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday for two upcoming concerts at Cheek to Cheek in Winter Park. Bob James will perform on a bill with Kirk Whalum and Alexander Zonjic Oct. 10 with shows at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $20. Aswad, the pop-reggae band that topped the charts in England with its album Distant Thunder, will perform at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Oct. 17. Tickets are $16. Seats for Cheek to Cheek shows may be reserved by calling the club at (407) 647-4477.

Church Street Station is now selling admission tickets through Ticketmaster outlets. The Charlie Daniels Band will perform at the Station's Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House Oct. 20.

Dreams So Real has postponed its upcoming Florida tour, including a show scheduled Oct. 4 at the Beach Club Cafe in Orlando. Braille Closet, originally scheduled to open for the group, will play that night instead with Grandad from Central Florida. The charge at the door will be $4.

Bluesman Matt "Guitar" Murphy will perform at Diggers Wine and Spirits in Palm Bay at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets will be $5 at the door or may be purchased through Ticketmaster outlets.

Jane's Addiction will open for Iggy Pop on the pioneer punk's upcoming Florida tour, including performances Oct. 17 at Visage ($12 in advance, $14 at the door), Oct. 18 at Brassy's Take II in Cocoa Beach and Oct. 22 at Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets.

Orlando Sentinel - Orlando, Fla.
October 23, 1988
Author: Thom Duffy of the Sentinel Staff

NIGHTSPOTS Dawn Patrol Central Florida musicians playing original material should send news about club bookings, recordings, etc. to Thom Duffy, Orlando Sentinel, 633 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, Fla. 32801. Attn: Dept. MP-6. Include a name and daytime phone number. Information must be in writing and should arrive by the Tuesday prior to Calendar publication. It will be used as space permits.

They are four women with everything to offer -- looks, talent and hits. And now they're offering Everything. That's the title of the new LP from the Bangles, who will open tonight's show for George Michael at the Florida Citrus Bowl-Orlando.

It's an album that plays on the Bangles' well-established strengths with its catchy pop melodies and sweeping harmonies. Those elements have brought the Bangles success with such hits as "Manic Monday," "If She Knew What She Wants," "Walk Like an Egyptian" and "Hazy Shade of Winter." But each of those winners also was composed outside the band by writers ranging from Prince to Paul Simon.

In contrast, each of the 11 songs on Everything carries one or more songwriting credits from a Bangle. And the variation in approach -- and quality -- among the members' material is notable.

But first, check out how the four women, with producer Davitt Sigerson (David and David), have accented their material. Album credits include instrumentation such as the saz, bouzouki and dobro played by string whiz David Lindley, and there's a vaguely Eastern European -- dare I label it neo- psychedelic? -- feel beginning with the first single "In Your Room." Elsewhere, the arrangements sweep from the overwrought orchestration of "Eternal Flame" to the gear- stripping road rock of "Crash and Burn."

If only there were as much imagination in the Bangles' songwriting. One highlight is Debbi Peterson's "Bell Jar," which alludes lyrically to Sylvia Plath's famous novel and musically to Tom Petty's suicide tale in "American Girl." Others include Michael Steele's "Complicated Girl" and "Glitter Years" and Vicki Peterson's moody and mature "Make a Play for Her Now."

But otherwise there's far too little substance beneath the Bangles' alluring musical fluff. Starting with Susanna Hoffs' "In My Room," the album offers a repetitive streak of romantic imagery -- dreams, moonlight, gazing eyes, etc. -- that teen star Debbie Gibson might get away with. From the older Bangles, it sounds simply like bad high school poetry.

Stage light: Veteran punk Iggy Pop was the headliner of Monday's concert at Visage. But according to ticket sellers such as Don Gilliland at Murmur Records, it was opening act Jane's Addiction that many fans were asking about. The LA quartet, touring to promote its debut album Nothing's Shocking, was led through a less-than-shocking but wildly energetic set at the club by manic frontman Perry Farrell. With his orange dreadlocks flying, Farrell commanded the stage with his convulsive jerks, leaps and striking mechanical mime movements. His vocals were an echo-laden rant above the band's cacophonous fury. While Farrell was the visual point man, guitarist David Navarro, slinging his fluorescent-green ax, gave Jane's Addiction its aural identity with his mix of speed-metal riffs and hard-rock blues chords. For all its angry fury, however, Jane's Addiction is covering territory already well- trampled by its stylistic forerunners -- from Jim Morrison to Iggy himself. If the band eventually harnesses its energy to an original artistic perspective, Jane's Addiction could prove truly shocking yet.

Tube pop: MTV will air U2 and Friends: Smile Jamaica at 9 tonight. The benefit concert for Jamaican hurricane victims, taped in London Oct. 16, includes performances by U2, Keith Richards, Ziggy Marley and Robert Cray among others.

Local tracks: Target Earth and Bloody Mary will play their original rock music Monday at Lester's Place at Negril Cove in Orlando. . . . Jacqueline Jones is singing in downtown Orlando for a spell; she is performing Wednesdays through Sundays at Valentyne's Restaurant through January. . . . Little Darlin's Rock 'n' Roll Palace has announced a tentative deal to open a new club in New York City. Little Darlin's plans to license its name and concept to Michael Dezer, whose Dezerland includes the Hot Rod Cafe, the Dream Car Collection and the American Classic Drive-In on 11th Avenue and 28th Street in Manhattan.

Best Patrol bets: Thanks to Phil Spector's remarkable production, the Crystals topped the charts in the early '60s with classics including "He's a Rebel," "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me." The latest lineup of the group will sing at Little Darlin's in Kissimmee tonight. . . . Improvisatory rock guitarist Robin Trower will jam at Brassy's Take II in Cocoa Beach Monday and at Finky's Tonight in Daytona Beach Thursday. . . . Rodney Crowell has written hits for artists ranging from Bob Seger to Rosanne Cash, who also happens to be his wife. Thursday, Crowell will bring his own band to the Barn in Sanford.