I Miss Missile, Splen and The Electroluvs ('aledonian Backpackers. 3 Queensferry Street. 476 722-1. 8.30pm. £4. A night of ratnpant electronica. art. film and general tomfoolcry. Photo ll) required for entry.


I Madness and Aswad Sli(‘(‘. l-‘innieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. 7pm. £24.50. (irown men with a license to behave like silly schoolhoys ~ and that‘s just the audience. Well. it is Christmas. eh‘.’ Support from the pop-reggae old school. I Hell is for Heroes, Lucky 9 and The Copperpot Journals The Garage-190 Sattchiehall Street. 332 i 120. 7pm. £9. ()ver- l-ls show. Punky young Britrockers go hell for leather.

I Aidan Smith, Ffion Regan and Willis King Tut's \Vah Wah lltit. 272a St Vincent Street. 321 527‘). 8pm. £6. 'l‘hrce up-and-coming singer/songwriter types. Aidan Smith is signed to 'l‘wisted Nerve. also home to Badly Drawn Boy. while liiion Regan has supported 'l'urin Brakes and (iemma Hayes.

I The Meteors, Scunnered anti Pencilhead 'l‘he (‘atliouse. l5 lfnion Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £8. ()ver- l-ls show. Veteran psychohilly trio with 17 alhtnns under their stilily-lacquered quiffs. I Achren, Pathogen and Zillah The 1301 .\'ote (are. 50 60 King Street. 553 l638. 9pm. £3. Triple hill of varied heaviness.

I The Sleeping Prophets, Coriolis and Escobar 9 Stereo. 12 H Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 50lS. 0pm. £3. Lanarkshire's Sleeping Prophets top this showcase from Joy Promotions.

I Roar acoustic showcase Nice'n'Slea/y. 42l Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Roar showcase of local singer/songwriters including Patil Malcolm. Allan Nimmo. B Kidd. Mirel. Mark Rafferty. 'l'orig.

I Phil’s Sunday Session l'isge Bcatha. 232 \‘l'oodlands Road. 56-1 I596. 6pm. Free. Bring your own instrument.


0 Belle & Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand l'sher Hall. l.othian Road. 328 l I55. 7.30pm. £16. At times when slipping into pigconholes seems all too easy. one hand resist hy carving their own unique niche in the granite face of hop. (iod hless Belle & Sehastian . . . for heing Belle & Schastianl. See preview

0 Lapsus Linguae, Moniack and Hail Caesar! ('afe Royal Bistro Bar. l7 West Register Street. 557 4792. 8pm. £3. Iiccentrics and weirdness comhinc or as they put it a night of ‘post-prog-punk- rawk'. In short. a monster hill of highly charged young men land possihly women. its hard to tell sometimes) knocking seven shades of shite out of the very idea of rock. \'ic (ialloway and Alpha Mitchell provide the DJ interludes. Don’t Miss.

I Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited The Venue. 17 2| (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 7pm. £15. A modern take on traditional Zimhahwe music. Shone mhira. play ed on western instruments and with an added political message.

I Fence Collective Avalanche Records. ()3 (‘ockhurn Street. 225 393‘). 6pm. Free. The genitis of this life record label has yet to he realised. its shows tend to he informal get togethers more than straight concerts hut still manage to showcase the ramshackle talents on its roster. including the indie folk magic of Lone Pigeon. King ('reosotc and Pip Dylan. Who exactly at this in-storc gig remains unconlirmed htit the thought is a handful of its hulging roster shall pop in for tune or two.

I The Listening Room The Blue Blazer. 2 Spittal Street. 22‘) 5030. 8pm. Stiggestcd donation £2. Acoustic sounds as the autumn season continues with Lynsey Hutchinson l l4 Dec) and Phamie (iow (2| Dec).

ballboy, the Starlets, desc and The 55s Rounding off an excellent year for the Edinburgh label, the former date has whole label (well nearly, Degrassi play elsewhere this issue. see listings) get together for another ho-down for sensitive young things. Take note. the latter date is just ballboy and Hoboken. Sloans Arcade, Glasgow, Thu 77 Dec; King Tut's. Glasgow, Sat 20 Dec.

Belle & Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand See listings. left and preview. Usher Hall. Edinburgh, Sun 74 Dec. Lapsus Linguae, Moniack and Hail Caesar! See listings. left and preview. Cafe Royal, Edinburgh, Sun 74 Dec.

We Believe in Father Christmas lll Indie rock meets Santa's workshop in a jamboree of Noel-related chaos. Covers of your Christmas classics by your fave local outfits. Guaranteed to descend into beard—pulling, ho-ho-ing madness. See preview. Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Thu 78 Dec. 24 Band Relay This commendable charity do is at Stereo and not the 13th Note as we wrongly stated last issue. 12 hours, 24 bands. 30 minutes sets. not gaps longer than ten seconds well that 's the plan anyway all in aid of Malawi Tomorrow. Stereo, Glasgow. Sun 27 Dec.

Kings of Leon ‘Red Morning Light‘ was one of the songs of the year and it's only the start of it as they dish out more helpings of ragged, rattling. blues-country-rock sauce. See preview. Carling Academy, Glasgow, 22 Dec. Aereogramme Don‘t stand out in the cold of George Square in your See—You-Jimmy hat. Come inside and feel the warmth of the ‘Grammes (pictured) beefy, exploratory rock greatness. Barf/y, Glasgow. Hogmanay.

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