Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication for Glasgow to Fiona Shepherd at, by post or by fax on 0141 353 2803 and for Edinburgh to Henry Horthmore at, by post or by fax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Mark Robertson, Henry Horthmore and Fiona Shepherd.

Ticket information

Tickets for most shows can be obtained in advance from:

Tickets Scotland 239 Argyle Street. Glasgow 0141 20413151.

Tickets Scotland 127 Rose Street. Edinburgh. 0131 220 321311.

Ripping Records 91 South Bridge. 0131226 7010.

Way Ahead 01/11 339 8383.

Thursday 29

Glasgow I Britney Spears and JC Chasez Sl{(‘(‘. Pinnieston Quay. 0870 0404000. SOLD OUT. ()ver- 14s show. The writhing pop princess finally brings her show to Scotland. having teased us with snake-charming antics and the like for the past few years. Jtist as well she's making not-half-bad music again. then. Support from former 'l‘imberlake cohort (‘hasc/ who did his cred no damage when he guested on the last Basement Jaxx album. Super Furry Animals, Mountaineers, M Craft and Adem Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 0845 330 3501. 8pm. £14.50. Yay the Super Furries are revealed as the ‘special guests' we‘ve all been wondering about. Rumours are that this could be an in-the-round kinda show. which would be a great thing if it cattle oil. Par! (3/. 'I‘riply'r‘lt. 0 Prince Paul, Jemini Non- Prophets featuring Sage Francis & Joe Beats and Prince Po Sub Club. 22 Jamaica Street. 248 4600. I lpm. £l2. liven though Danger

Mouse has cancelled. he's been replaced by his mttsical partner Jemini. and this is still a cool hip hop bill. including Handsome Boy Modelling School graduate Prince Paul. Par! (it"l‘ripry'rli.

T Model Ford and Uncle John & Whitelock King Tut's Wah Walt llut. 272a St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8.30pm. .£l0.50. Intriguing old Delta bluesman 'l‘-model l’ord must be hitting 80. but reckons that he only recorded his first album when he was 76. proving that it‘s never too late to become a blues veteran. lie is joined by swampy local combo t'ncle John & Whitelock. Plule) (sic) Twitch. l’ur! of 'I‘riplvi'h. I Lifeblind, Genetik Blueprint, Sinthetic and Modo Barfly. 260 ('lyde Street. 0870 907 0999. 8pm. £4. ()vcr- l4s show. lixtreme metal line-up. I Calvin, 0 Without U, Martin Bowman and The Electroluvs The 13th Note (are. 50 60 King Street. 553 l638. 9pm. Variotis shades of alt.pop and electronica at the launch ol’ T/tt’ Littlest Album 2. I Spooner and Chunks Albion Suite. tloliday Inn. Bothwell Street. 7.30pm. £4. (‘ommerical pop/rock outfit Spooner launch their new 151’. released on (ilass (‘hequc Records. the label run by students at Paisley"s Reid Kerr ('ollege. I All My Logic, The Accused, The Devotions and Locosea Raw. Queen Margaret t'nion. 22 t'niversity' (iardens. 339 9784. 7.30pm. £3. Weekly showcase of‘ local bands. llcavy rock line-up. I Snood, Pylot, Steam and Omerta Rockers. l4 Midland Street. 221 0726. 8pm. Free. Indie night. I The Haze, The Wheels, Stark Raving Normal and Fagan i-‘ury .\turrys. 96 .\Iaxwell Street. 22] 651 1. 8.30pm. £4. including entry to post-gig club. Another heat in l-‘ury's t'nsigned battle ol‘ the bands 2004. I Kilo The Bunker. I93 199 Bath Street. 229 I427. l0pm. l‘ree. (iood time rock'n'roll. inspired by the redoubtable examples of the Stones and the Faces. I The Impossible Flower, Frogpocket and The Stare 'l‘chai ()vna. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. £2. lilectronica and freestyle knitting. You know it makes sense. I Mangara, Tempercalm and Fuzzy Logic ilog‘s tiead tttpstairsl. North l-‘rcderick Street. 9pm. £3.


Yat Kha provide the soundtrack to the film Storm Over Asia at the

Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Sat 1 May and GFT, Glasgow, Sun 2 May

54 THE LIST 29 Apr 13 May 2004

I Crossfire and The Score MacSorleys. 42 Jamaica Street. 248 8581. 9pm. l’ree. Local band line-up.

I Jam Session Samuel Dow’s. 67 7| Nithsdale Road. 423 ()l07. 8.30pm. l‘ree. Hosted by Independence.

I Live Music .‘\Ic('huills. 40 High Street. 552 2l35. 9.30pm. l-‘ree. New bands night.


0 Franz Ferdinand, Sons 8. Daughters and The Fiery Furnaces The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. £8. .-\rt-popsters the Franz richly deserve their success. So pervasive is their sound that it is already strange to think that this is really only early days for this trailbla/ing band. Boy/girl action from both supports. the‘n'Nancyish Sons & Daughters and garage siblings the liiery l’urnaces. I’uri of 'I‘riplvr’li.

Trans Am The Venue. 17 2| (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £8. Instrumental Maryland trio who deal in everything from kraut-rock to progressive sy nth pop. I’url (If TIT/")1 ‘II.

I Les Miseres (are Royal Bistro Bar. 17 West Register Street. 557 4792. 8.30pm midnight. £5 on door (£4 in advance). lixubcrant (’ajun sounds of Louisiana from this Iidinburgh-lxtsed band. Advance tickets available from venue or through

I Peter Michael Rowan (‘ai‘e Royal Bistro Bar. l7 West Register Street. 557 4792. 9pm. Free. Acoustic rock originals and covers.

I Sphere, Porncops, Phoenix and Vertigo 101 Whistlebinkies. 4 6 Sottth Bridge. 557 51 I4. 9pm. Free. Bumper bill ol- Scottish indie and rock.

I Stealer The Black Bull. 12 (irassmarkct. 225 6636. 9pm. Free. t'p- and-coming lidinburgh funk-rock favourites.

0 Amp Fiddler and Gilles Peterson The Bongo (’lub. .\loray llottse. 37 llolyrood Road. 558 7604.

l lpm 3am. £l2. Amp Fiddler provides a set of funk infused electronics. indicative of. his connections with (ieorge Clinton. while DJ (iilles Peterson the public lace ot‘ 'l‘alkin' Loud provides a DJ set. I’url (If 'I'riprvi 'II.

I Born to Be Wide The Venue. 17 2| (‘alton Road. 557 3073. l lpm 3am. l-‘rce. New music indtistry social club that plans to bring inusos. journalists. promoters. record shop workers and musicians together. With a varied soundtrack from various industry bods. 29 April has to be the highest prolilc date yet as man of the moment Alex Kopranos tl-‘ran/ l-‘crdinandl alongside other members of the band w ill be spinning the discs that made them what they are. John (‘larkc (The My) is also on the decks.


I Shrinking Violet, Sonus: Uprise, Roguestar and The Fallen ('onnolly 's. 23 Nicholson Street. ()l475 888 972. 9pm. l-‘ree. Rock night.


I Britney Spears and JC Chasez Sti('('. i'illliie‘ston Quay. 0870 040 4000. SOLD ()t'lI No age restriction. See 'l‘hurs 29.

0 Wire, Liars, Pan Sonic, Modey Lemon, Kaito, DJ x DJ, Tim Wright, Chris & Cosey, lrmin Schmidt 8. Kumo, Komputer, Pink Grease and John Peel 'l‘ramyvay. 25 Albert Drive. 0845 330 350l. 9pm. £l6.50. Practically the entire roster of Mute Records. plus uncle John Peel on DJing duties. decarnp to the Tramway for an evening of taut sounds spread over numerous rooms. Post-punk legends Wire are the pick of the bunch. but (‘an‘s lrmin Schmidt is a surefire draw and 'l‘hrobbing (iristle fans will be delighted to welcome two of their members. (‘hris & (‘osey'. to their bosoms. l’url of 'I'riplvt'li.

Triptych For the fourth year running this festival blends the highly danceable and positively demonstrative with the unpredictable and often downright unhinged. Go hear Dr Alimantado. Adem (pictured) or Jaylib for starters and you'll be a happy puppy. Various venues, Thu 29—Mon 3 May.

Barenaked Ladies They once wondered what they’d do if they 'had a million dollars' and given their astronomical success worldwide by now. they’ve probably got a few mil each to spare. Candy sweet smiley pop. Sold Out. Carling Academy, Glasgow Sat 1 May.

The Beta Band Forever mistaken for moody weirdos. this is a quartet of knowing makers of musical bluster and magic who are finally proving their worth with the truly excellent new album Heroes to Zeroes. See preview. Barrow/and, Glasgow. Mon 3 May.

Joy Zipper More sweetness here but no saccharine sickness in this indie pop potion. this is MBV and ELP in an HGV of love. Go swoon. See preview. King Tut’s. Glasgow, Tue 4 May.

Nas We don't see much of the class A rap stars about these parts so when we do we should sensibly bow down. Rarely centre stage thanks to the likes of Jay-Z. Eminem and Missy E. Nas is still a quality act and should put on a righteous show. Carling Academy, Glasgow, Fri 7 May.

Big Big Country Marrying up all the current bubbling elements that make Americana such a hot bed of talent, there are enough sure bets here to be certain there‘s absolutely no reason to take a chance on one of the more unfamiliar names. Various venues, Wed 5—Sun 75 May.

The Skatalites Back for more after their charge of the skank brigade late last year. A ream of great local support acts makes this a whole night of top brass laden. roots fun. Carling Academy, Glasgow, Sun 9 May.