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I Mark Joseph, Fred and Subroc Kittg Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 22] 5279. 8pm. £5. Over-14s show. Lo-ft singer/songwriter who took the charts on and won. recording and releasing his own material entirely independently and building a reputation by good ol‘ fashioned word of mouth. See panel for Mark Joseph. I Somnus, the Hands, Stone Cold Rumours and the Prayers Barfly. 260 (‘lyde Street. 0870 907 0999. 8pm. £4. ()ver- l4s show. Heavy rock bill with classic rock leanings.

I Katie Bar the Door, Some Young Pedro, Glearfall and One Inch Volcano Nice‘n‘Steazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. Indie and punk cornucopia.

I Live Music Rockers. l4 Midland Street. 221 0726. 8pm. Free. Four rock bands to be confirmed.


I 27, 3 Stages of Pain, 1X and Fall of Boss Koala Studio 24. 24—26 (‘alton Road. 558 3758. 7pm. £5. Night of heavy rock and metal.

I Jad Fair, Gilles V Rieder & Lumberob, Alleschwindel and Sacred Heart Losers Studio 24. 24—26 (‘alton Road. 558 3758. 7pm. £6. American singer/songwriter Jad Fair is joined by half Japanese members Rieder and [.umberob for a collection of naive. funny and quirky songs. Support in the form of crazed cabaret act Alleschwindel. See preview.

I Band Showcase Whistlebinkies. 4—6 South Bridge. 557 51l4. 9pm. Free. Call in advance for a gig.

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Glasgow 0 Metallica, Slipknot, Korn attd Him Download Festival. (ilasgow (ireen. 339 8383. 3pm. £43.50 (£79 for a two-day ticket). Tlte Scottish leg of the metalfest kicks off with the heavier of the two days. including modern metal’s godfathers .‘vletallica. masked tnarattders Slipknot. nu-metal overlords Korn attd Scandinavian newcomers Hint. See feature. I Engelbert Humperdinck Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. S()l.l) ()lfT. Leathery old school crooner who makes Tom Jones look dignified. I Jad Fair, Gilles V Rieder & Lumberob, Alleschwindel and Aether Flux Stereo. l2- l4 Kelvinhaugh Street. 576 5018. 8pm. £5. See Tue 1. I Little Buddha, Fans of Kate and The Front Barfly. 260 (‘lyde Street. 0870 907 0999. 8pm. £4. Varied 8p/rock sound frottt Little Buddha. The Chap and Scatter Nice‘n'Sleazy. 42l Sattchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £6. (iuitar/laptop fttsion likened to an electronica incarnation of the Velvet l'nderground with a bit of can flung itt. See preview for Scatter. I Peter Michael Rowan Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. Free. Session titan who has played with the likes of Rttnrig attd (ilenn Tilbrook bttt who is now stepping ottt to display his singer/songwriter wares. I Open Stage The ltalt Bar. lot) Woodlands Road. 564 I527. 8pm. Free. Weekly session for local musicians. Edinburgh I Exposure Subway. 69 ('owgate. 225 6766. 7.30pm. Free. New open mic style night. just come along attd play.

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I Mark Joseph The Venue. l7 2| ('alton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £5. (’Iassic driven. guitar bassed. British pop artist. See panel.

I Collaborations Kin (‘al'e Royal Bistro Bar. 17 West Register Street. 557 4792. 9pm midnight. £l. ()pen mike special with music. poetry and a little bit of everything else.

I Killer Angels, The Chase, Page Six attd Rieser The Bongo (‘lub. Moray House. 37 llolyrood Road. 558 7604. 9pm. £5. Some of the best local acts arottttd. headed by Killer Angels who were personally invited to play Alan McGee's Death Disco alter only their second show. I Small Mountains, Troubador, Pheonix and Aftermath \\'ltistlebittkies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557

5l l4. 9pm. Free. lndie attd guitar rock from this bttmper bill.


I Kathryn Williams and Karine Polwart Tolbootlt. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £12.50 £14. Folk flavoured rock from Williams who ltas picked up comparisons to Joni Mitchell and .\'ick Drake.


I Linkin Park, Iggy 8. the Stooges, Lostprophets, The Distillers attd Machinehead Download Festival. (ilasgow Green. 339 8383. 3pm. £38.50 l£79 for a two-day ticket t. Day two and designer nit-metal tykes Linkin Park attd l.ostprophets and post-grunge wannabees the Distillers prepare to be totally attd utterly upstaged by deranged punk grandad Iggy Pop. reunited with his beloved Stooges. See feature.

I Homespun featuring Dave Rotheray 8: Sam Brown (‘ottier Theatre. llyndland Street. 204 5|5l. 8pm. £l3.50. Homespun began as an informal songwriting outlet for Beautiful South member Dave Rotlteray bttt with the husky- voiced Sam Brown on board. it evolved into a bona tide project with an intimate attd understated feel.

I Ralph McTell Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £l4. Veteran sitiger/songwriter best known as the writer of the whimsical folk-pop hit ‘Streets of l.ondon'. Bttt tie ltas written other songs. \Ve jttst can't think of any of them rigltt now.

MARK JOSEPH The kids are doing it for themselves. Well. one kid in particular, namely Mark Joseph. Fed up with constant record company rejection. the 22-year-old English singer songwriter set about recording and releasing his own music. Many folk have done that before, but few have .. matched Joseph‘s success: he achieved two Top 40 singles with his first two releases. Yowzer. Now signed and set to release his debut album. Scream. Joseph sounds much as he looks, like the bastard offspring of Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller. There’s nothing groundbreaking about Joseph. just quality singatong tunes and an obvious determination to succeed. (Doug Johnstone) I King Tut's. Glasgow. Tue 1 Jun; the Venue. Edinburgh. Wed 2 Jun.


I Bloc Party, Komakino and Panda King Tut’s Wah \‘i'ah llut. 272a St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8pm. £6. Smart post-punk politicists from l.ondon. supported by Derby indie rock quintet Komakino.

I BMX Bandits attd Major Matt Mason USA Nice'n'Slea/y.421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £tbc. A Shoeshitte Records night featuring the veteran whimsical indie popsters attd local heroes the BMX Bandits attd .\'ew York- based Major Matt Mason ['SA whose urban folk sound was inspired by the fact that lte had to sell all his electric equipment to feed himself. His latest Shoeshine album is But] People Rule the “hr/(I.

I Hoboken The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 565 I023. 8pm. £5. lix-l.ooper ntatt Scott 'I‘wynholm's latest battd combine crooner vocals. no doubt inspired by that fatttotts son of lloboken. Mr Frank Sinatra. with an electro pop backing. At this gig. they preview their new album ('ruqv (ilue. I The Fallen Angels Club Laurie‘s- Bar. 34 King Street. 552 7l23. 8pm. £5. Singer/songwriters (irant ('atnpbell attd Stuart Workman are this month‘s guests. I Tired of Trying, Goodnight Story attd 50% Incomplete Barfly. 260 ('lyde Street. 0870 907 0999. 8pm. l.ocal rock bill.

I My Latest Novel The 13th Note Cafe". 50 60 King Street. 553 I638. 9pm. £3.

I Snood, The Mandrakes, The Vendors and Subbuteo Pitch Invasion Fury Murrys. 96 Maxwell Street. 22] 65l 1. 8.30pm. £4. including entry to post-gig clttb. Another semi-final iii the Fttry's l'nsigned battle of the bands 2004.

I Amateur Guitar Anti-heroes and Hollow Horse Raw. Queen Margaret l'nion. 22 l'niversity (iardens. 339 9784. 7.30pm. £3. Weekly showcase of local battds.

I Tergazzi, Exist, Breakneckspeed and Soulcellar

Rockers. l4 Midland Street. 22] 0726.

8pm. Free. lttdie line-up.

I Engine The Bttnker. 193 I99 Bath Street. 229 I427. l0pm. Free.

I Ghosties attd Surround Band (‘amp. llogsltead (upstairs). North l-‘rederick Street. 9pm. £3. Two local rock battds play this weekly showcase.

I Das Contras Beanscene West find. 5 (‘resswell Lane. 334 6776. 8.30pm. Free. Laidback. background sounds.