Thursday 12 continued

I Chief The llalt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9pm. Free.

I Suzette The Bunker. 193» 1‘)‘) Bath Street. 22‘) 1427. 10pm. Free. See Thurs

I Speedtrap Studio One. (irosvenor llotel. (irosvenor Terrace (off Byres Road). 341 6516. 9pm. Free.

I Open Mic Tchai ()vna. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. Free.

I George Thcker Beanscene. 5 (‘resswell Lane. 334 6776. 8pm. Free. I The Vagabonds The Scotia. ll2--l l4 Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free. Popular covers.

I Jam Session Samuel Dow's. 67 —71 Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. Hosted by Independence. I Live Music Loaded. Liquid Lounge. 94 West Regent Street. 353 6333. 10pm. £3 (£4 on door). Weekly showcase of local artists.

I Live Music MacSorleys. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. 9pm. Free. Three bands to be continued.

I Live Music .\1c(‘huills. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 9.30pm. Free. New bands night.


I Alfie The Venue. 17 21 ('alton Road. 226 (XXX). 7.30pm. £6. Shambling Mancunians who sound like a lackadaisical (‘harlatans reltearsal.

I Simple Kid ('abaret Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 220 6176. 7.30pm. £5. Intimate show from this amazing songsmith who does everything from pop to rock to lo-li.

I Full Moon Open Mic (‘oimnplex. 40 (‘ommercial Street. Leith. 555 5622. 8pm. Free. ()pen mic for anyone from poets to bands to solo singers. Full back- line (guitar. bass amps. drums. mics etc) provided and a pre-booked band on from around 1 1pm. If you want to book a slot call Fritz, on ()7766 175 74‘).

I Electra and The Sengen (lei-iot- Watt l'niversity l'nion. Riccarton. 451 5333. 9pm. Free. Double hill of indie. students and their guests only.

I Natural Act, Blind Summit and Darklight Whistlebinkies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557 5| 14. ‘)pm. Free. Line-up of young indie acts.

I Peter Michael Rowan ('afe Royal Bistro Bar. 17 West Register Street. 557 4792. 9pm. Free. See Thu 5. I Finniston Beanscene. Nicholson Street. 667 815‘). 8pm. Free.


GThe Distillers and The Eagles of Death Metal Barrowland. 244 (iallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. S()1.D ()l'T. ()ver- l4s show. Average grunge rock with a screeching woman otit front. ller boyfriend Josh llomme. aka the (linger lilvis. aka Queens of the Stone Age fronttnan. comes along for the ride with his ‘comedy‘ side project.

I Alfie and The Rising King Tut’s Wah Wah llut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £8. Mancunian ensemble Allie are proud to be fey indie schmindie shamblers. You‘ve gotta admire their balls (or lack of them).

I Scissor Sisters Abttortnals Anottymotts. (ilasgow School of Art. 168 Renfrew Street. 353 4530. 1 1pm. £8 (£7). ('amp electro collective. currently covering Pink Floyd's ‘('omfortably Numb'. As camp electro collectives do. See preview.

I Whole Lotta Led The Ferry. 42 (‘lyde Place. 42‘) 1010. 9pm. £10. Mane- shaking tribute to the mighty I.ed Yep. I Beecher, Norma Jean and D- Rail Barfly. 260 (‘lyde Street. 0870 ‘)()7 0‘)‘)‘). 8pm. £7. Drum'n'bass-tinged metalcore with ambient interludes from Beecher.

I Scottish Bastard Nice'n'Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Free. Scottish franchise of the London

bootleg club night. featuring wur ain .\1cSlea/y plus Deep Disco Force and John .\1arr (no. not him) cutting and pasting loads of groovy waxings like nobody\ business.

I Remedy, Paul McCormack and lain Forbes Acoustic Affair. Tron Theatre Foyer Bar. Trongate. 552 4267. ‘).30pm. £8. Rli.\1ish rootsy country rock from Remedy.

I Macrocosmica and Dead or American Stereo. l2 l4 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8pm. £3. Quiet/loud dynamics from .\laerocosmica supported by Stirling-based rock band Dead or .-\merican. who have recorded with hardcore legend Steve Albini.

I The Pet Project, International Cowgirl Magazines and John Tonner The l3ih Note (lite. St) ()0 ltigh Street. 553 1638. ‘)pm. £3. Tasty rock happening with special guests.

I Hollow Point, Electric Overdrive and Phelix Culpa Fury .\1urrys. ‘)6 Maxwell Street. 221 651 1. 8.30pm. £4. including entry to post-gig club. Bill of upcoming local indie bands. See Mon ‘) for Hollow Point.

I Stealaway (irand ()le ()pr'y. Paisley Road Toll. 42‘) 5396. 7.30pm. £4 (£3 members). ('ountry.

I The Counterfeit Clash Bourbon Street. 108(ieorge Street. 5520141. 7pm. £5 (£9.95 with dinner). (‘lash and numerous other covers.

I Outpatients .\1acSor|eys. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. ‘).30pm. Free. Rock

I Life & Soul Samuel Dow's. 67 71 Nithsdalc Road. 423 ()107. 8.30pm. Free. I Frank O’l-lagan The Scotia. l )2 I )4 Stockw ell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free. (‘overs of Dylan. the Band. ('rcedencc.


I Live Acoustic Sessions Starbucks. 124 High Street. 225 42()l. 6 9pm. Free. '/.ulu Promotions host this


fortnightly evening spanning a wide range of musical tastes.

I Tim Lomas, Echo 20 and Pseudofunk Whistlebinkies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557 51 14. 6pm. Free before midnight; £3 after. An acoustic set from Big lland‘s l.omas starts off tonight with guitar rock from licho 20 and soul funk from Pseudofunk.

I Sing-A-Long-A Elvis Playhouse. 18 22 (ireenside Place. 0870 6063424. 7.30pm. £15. (let your blue suede shoes on and get down and dirty with the King. I The Waifs Queen‘s llall. (‘lerk Street. 668 2()1‘). 7.30pm. £10. Blue grass and Americana from Australian sister duo \"icki and Donna Simpson.


I Fester, 4th in Line, The System, Lauren Morley, The Neon Death Squad, The Best Laid Plans and Help A (ireenhall (’entre. (iowkshill Road. (11875 820181. 6pm. £3. Night of rock and grunge with a bit of funk thrown in for good measure at this benefit for Radio Lollipop and the Sick Kids’ llospital (lidinburgh).


I The Battle of the Bands .\1otherwell (‘oncert llall. (‘ivic ('entre. Windmillhill Street. 01698 302‘)‘)‘). 7.30pm. £3.50. North l.anarkshire’s young rockers battle it out.

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OAir attd Joy Zipper ('arling Academy. 121 liglinton Street. 0905 020 3999/0871) 77| 2001). 7.30pm. £l6. ()ver- 14s show. Dreamy French duo but enough about their good looks. Air are back with a new album. Till/(iv ll'ulkit'. composed of candylloss by robots. (iooey lurve pop from Joy Zipper. See preview.

Their origins might be shamelessly derivative: pillaging the said same Stiff Little Fingers/Ramones dustbin that Green Day had pretty much exhausted some years earlier. In 2003 they did a rare thing in the world of punk pop - they progressed. Their new, eponymously titled, last album saw the trio sprawl, allowing masterful sticksman Travis Barker space to flex and swing under their twin vocal approach - hey, they even had the Cure’s Robert Smith on board to further his bewildering renaissance. The fart jokes of old may have lessened but thankfully th good tunes have not. (Mark Robertson)

I Braehead Arena, Glasgow, Sun 8 Feb.

rock & pop listings Music

I Coheed and Cambria, yourcodenameis:milo and Cameron King Tut‘s Wah Wah llut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8pm. £7.50. ()ver- l4s show. (‘onceptual hardcore from New Jersey‘s (‘oheed and ('ambria. named after two characters in their own songs.

I The Stills and The Open Stereo. 12 14 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 7pm. £6. (’anadian and 1K bands dedicated to reviving the self-regarding majesty of the (‘ure and licho 6’; the Bunnymen.

0 Explosions in the Sky g2. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 353 31 l 1. £7.50. ()ver- l4s show. Instrumental quartet from Atistin. Texas. here to smother you with their ear-bleedineg loud. passionate washes of sound. See preview.

0 The Magnificents and David Jack Nice'n’Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. The .‘ylagniticents patch together the same influences as Franz Ferdinand to impressive effect on their forthcoming album. lingaging electronica from David Jack.

I Moniack and Loss Leader The 13th Note ('afe. 50 60 High Street. 553 1638. ‘)pm. £3. Prog from Moniack. plus very special guest headliners for this second Adot'no Records night. Let’s hope it’s a glittering comeback show from top boy band Five.

I The Dudley Corporation, Chris Leonard and Pan Winchester ('lttb. the \Voodside Social ('lub. 329 North Woodside Road. 337 1643. 9pm. £tbc

I Geoff Martin Acoustic Affair. Tron 'l'heatre Foyer Bar. 'l'rongate. 552 4267. ‘).30pm. £8. [ix-'l‘ravis troubadour strums ltis stuff as part of the (‘in of l.o\'c festival.

I Wanted (irand ()le ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 7.30pm. £4 (£3 members). Country.

I No Dice Rockers. 14 Midland Street. 221 0726. 9.15pm. Free. ('lassic rock covers from the 70s to the present day.

I Open Stage The Hall Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 4 8pm. Free. Weekly session for local musicians. I Primary Colours The Hall Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9pm. Free.

I Jamie Barnes & Cochise .\1acSor|eys. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. 6pm. Free. Residency for the blues veteran.

I Kong .\1acSorleys. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. 9.30pm. Free. Rock covers.

I Head to Head Samuel Dow’s,

67 7| Nithsdalc Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.

I Live Music The Fen}. 42 (‘lyde Place. 42‘) 1010. 8pm. £5. Local band showcase.


I Jase, Mexico and The Usual Suspects Whistlebinkies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557 51 14. 6pm. Free before midnight: £3 after. (iuitar rock covers from two-piece Mexico with soul. funk and blues from the [stud Stispects.

I Scissor Sisters The Venue. 17 21 ('alton Road. 557 3073. 7pm. £6. New York electro/art cabaret live-piece famed for their exotic show s and outrageous live ix'rformanccs. ('urrently shaking tip the chatts With their cover of Pink Floyd's ‘(‘omfonably Numb' in a Bee (ices stylee. I Whole Lotta Led The Liquid Room. ‘)c Victoria Street. 225 2561. 7pm. £10. Led Zeppelin tribute act playing their legendary l‘)75 liarl’s ('oun set in full.

I Kris Kristofferson t'sher llall. l.othian Road. 228 1 I55. 7.30pm.

£22.50 £25. King of country rock sitiger/st)ngwriter and actor Krissy boy sings from his repertoire of hits which include ‘Sunday .\1ornin' (‘omin' Down‘ and ‘.\1c and Bobby .\1c(iee'.

I Malinky and Daimh Queen's llall. (‘lerk Street. 668 201‘). 8pm. £12 (£10). See Tlttt l2.


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