union. What gets her back up these days? '4

Support from a shining light on the folk crossover scene whose album Red Rice was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

I The Longpigs and Dark Star The Garage, Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £8 plus booking fee. No age restriction. The ’Pigs are back, wailing away tunelessly about something or other. Get along early to see Dark Star, a mercurial trio who formed the backbone of the late, lamented Levitation.

I Atari Teenage Riot and Lolita Storm King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. As radical and appealing in attitude as the Manic Street Preachers were in their early days, Atari Teenage Riot are an in-yer-face electro punk experience curated by subversive German (surely an oxymoron) Alec Empire. Like Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Take That before them, Lolita Storm named themselves after a newspaper headline.

I The Hellfire Club and Cartel The Bedsit, Park Drive. 8pm. £6 (£3). Pay on the door or tickets in advance from STUC, 337 8100, Kenny Hannah at Caledonian University, 332 0681 and Fire Brigades Union, 221 2309 for this Chhokar Family Justice Campaign benefit. Neville Lawrence (father of Steven) has given his support to this campaign surrounding a racially- motivated murder which has many similarities to his son’s case. He will be one of tonight’s speakers and there is live music and DJs.

I The Insects and The Underground Apes The 13th Note Cafe, King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £2. A Psych Out evening of psychedelic, garage sounds. The headliners hail from Leeds and have a single out on the Austin Powers-tastic Dig The Fuzz Records.

I Guilty Nice ’n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. £2. Live band playing as part of the Hot Air Writers Club evening of words and music.

I Guesthouse, Stonesound and Stranger The Arena, Oswald Street, 221 3010. 8pm. £3.

I Transfusion and Hustler Bubble Lounge, Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 567 5023. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Drift and Seraphin Asylum, Caledonian University Union, Cowcaddens Road, 332 0681. 9pm. Free. Students and uests.

I Boots An Saddles Grand Ole Opry, Paisley Road Toll, 429 5396. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 members). Country.

I Abba Disco Party Bourbon Street, George Street, 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£16.50 with dinner). Featuring a set from an Abba tribute act.

I Button Up The Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 564 1527. 9pm. Free.

I Drunk A Funk McChuills, High Street, 552 2135. 10pm. Free.

I The Cochranes Waxys, Candleriggs, 552 8717. 9pm. Free.

I Big Licks Samuel Dow’s, Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.

The Charlatans Lighters aloft and hearts afire, because they are so wonderful. Arrive late to miss Witness though. Glasgow: Barrow/and, Thu

2 l-Fri 22 Oct.

Gallon Drunk Moody quifts, dark Gothic angst, pointy shoes, traumatic past love affairs with Polly Harvey, lengthy absences. Truly the Drunk are cool. Glasgow: 73th Note Club, Sun 24 Oct.

Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham Betwixt them they wrote a ludicrous number of the most famous songs ever, including ’Do Right Woman’ and 'Dark End Of The Street’. A rare opportunity to see masters at work. Edinburgh: The Attic, Tue 26 Oct.

The Sugarhill Gang OK, not so rare, for here are some more: the originators of hip hop reunited. Could be cringey, could be fantastic, should be worth the risk. Glasgow: King Tut’s, Thu 4 Nov.


Courtney Pine Tremendously popular saxophone wizard ends his tour in Scotland with DJ support. Edinburgh: The Queen’s Hall, Thu 29 Oct; Glasgow: The Temple, Sun 37 Oct.

Trio Adel Salameh A unique fusion of Middle Eastern styles from Arab harps and Israeli drums to old Andalucian vocals. Glasgow: CCA, Thu 28 Oct.


I Groop Dogdrill, co.uk and King Kneivel Attic, Dyers Close, Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £5/£4. Soul bearing blues from the Doncaster based headliners.

I Classic Midnight Blue Midnight Blue, Cafe Graffiti, Mansfield Place Church, Broughton Street, 557 8003. 10pm—2am. £5. Soul jazz classics from Midnight Blue’s houseband.

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