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* Dropkick, The Zips and Kevin Gore Meridian. 138 Leith Walk. 554 4238. 8pm. £6. The alt-country- power-pop ‘kicks are touring to celebrate the release of their new album '00! the 1's. l’ur! oft/1c Leith I‘i'slit’ttl.

Southbound Sessions The

Village. 16 South I‘ort Street. Leith. 478 7810. 8pm. £5. Mtrsic with timeless melodies. honest beauty and brooding intensity from Steven ('ar'ey. Andrew Hill and Simon Kempston. I’ur/ (t/‘Ilti' Leith I'i'vlii‘ul.

Glasgow I Back to the 805 Braehead Arena. Kings Inch Road. 0870444 6062. 2pm. £30. Shameless nostalgia fest. at least featuring some of the most fondly - remembered acts of the era. such as The Human League and Heaven 17. There's no accounting for Tony Hadley and Toy ah. however. I Next Big Thing (‘arling Academy. 121 Iiglinton Street. 0844 477 2000. 6pm. £10. The Casuals. Sol I)iablos. Varna. ('ider Spiders. Racrngreen. l)ig/ys. Modern Laces. (‘orte/ and The Merchants all play live. I Average White Band and Madeleine Pritchard .»\B(‘. 330 Sauchiehall Street. 332 2232. 7pm. £16.50. The funkiest band ever to come from Dundee. or Scotland for that matter. They're a bit long in the tooth these days but they can still recapture that Sly Stone/Isley Brothers summer spirit in their current set. I Jill Jackson, Ohio, Carrie MacDonald and Modern Culture Barrowland 2. 244 (iallowgate. 552 460I. 7pm. £7. ()ver-I4s show. Speedway frontwoman strikes olll on her own alter her hands less than dix/y'ing I Shadow Trax and The Shebeat ('Iassic (irand. l8 Jamaica Street. 847 0820. 7pm. £6. Acoustic rock and all power pop. I Letz Zep l’av iIiou Theatre. 121 RenlieId Street. 332 I846. 7.30pm. £16 £17.50. See Thu 29. I Senser, Talula and The Riechoes Bar'lly. 260 (‘Iyde Street. 0870907 0999. 7.30pm. £7. A decade ago. Senser were the sound of rock. rap. samples and politics colliding in a shouty fren/y. A decade on. they have reformed and it‘s business as usual. I Tapes’n’Tapes and Land of Talk Stereo. 20 28 Renlield Lane. 222 2254. 7.30pm. £8.50. Leftlield indie quartet from Minneapolis panting new album llil/k [1 ()fl. FREE Big Hand Box. 431 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5431. 8pm. Iidinburgh ska hand. FREE Huntley 8. Palmer’s Audio Club The Hall Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 352 9996. 8pm. Live music guests at this Halt Bar Hijack.

Kinky Friedman Tron Theatre.

63 Trongate. 552 4267. 2pm & 8pm. livening show sold out. Veteran troubadour and ctilt author of detective fiction this debut novel was called Greenwich Killing 'Iimc') who is mighty proud of his Texan Jewish heritage. See preview. page 66. I’m! ultiluvemr Americana 2008. I Lady Mercedes and The Smoking Sundays Maggie May‘s. 60 Albion Street. Merchant ('ity. 548 1350. 8pm. £5 (£3). Lady Mercedes are a funky guitar band from Aberdeen. I Natty King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Rising roots reggae star froru London. I Punch 8. the Apostles Nice'n'Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 0900. 8.30pm. Blues. funk. punk and jaw. influences from this band. Is that all'.’ I Den Haan, Salon Boris and Bozilla 13th Note Cafe". 50 60 King aStreet. 55.3 1638. 9pm. £4. Iilectro mayhem at the Iind of the Month (lab.

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Modesty rarely prevails in the braggadocio- strewn world of rock music so when this

frisky quartet named their debut album We Are the Physics are OK at Music it seemed for a minute that being demure and was going to overtake skinny jeans on the fashion stakes. Clearly not the case on both counts, as they are actually bloody good at music - they’ve been winning over the leaders of tomorrow with their fast and furious funkjunkpunk clatter supporting Jared Leto’s 30 Seconds to Mars - and be sure, those nasty assed jeans will be around forever.

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Glasgow Americana Festival Club Laurics Bar. 34 King Street. 552 7123. 9pm. See Thu 29. Scott Keenan, Plasma Static, Wullae Wright and Ross Morrison ()‘Ilem'y 's. 14 l)rury Street. 248 3751. 9pm. singer songwriter bill. I The Ronnies, Val Verde, The Breakers, Colour Coded, Shaughnessy, Liam Ferns, Spencer and Del Honelle (‘apiroL 468 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1040. £5. Bumper (iet Loose Saturday bill.


I Dream Evil and Conquest of Steel Studio 24. 24 26 (‘alton Road. 558 3758. 7pm. £8.50. Swedish heavy metal crew.

I Kieran Docherty, The Dead Beat Club and Kat Healey (‘abaret Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 220 M 76. 7pm. £7. I-oIk-tinged singer-songwr‘rter plays tracks from his album lit/IcrIuIimrv.

I Sara 8: the Snakes, Action Group, Delta Mainline and The

Byrons The Hive. I5 I7 Niddry Street.

556 0444. 7pm. £5. Swamp rock blues. I Blessed Order of the Fallen Stars, Thieves in Suits and Kings Die Kings The Ark. 3 7 Waterloo Place. 228 9393. 7.30pm. £3 £4. Iisperimental indie pop form Blessed ()rder . . . plus the Joy I)ivision/Iiditors aping KI)K. I Painted Eggs St Bride's (‘entre. Ill ()rweII Terrace. 0795l 042087. 7.30pm. £10 (£7501. See Thu 29. I Ladyfest Edinburgh Closing Party Henry ‘s ('eIIar' Bar. 8 16a Morrison Street. 466 2009. 8pm 3am. £5. The l)uloks head up an evening which also sees The l'iltol‘tls. l‘iltlltt'isllc Retro ('hatnpions. liool Lot“ A Pretty lace and DJ I)olly Mixture bringing festivities to an ear-bashing close. l’ur! «(Ii/Jull/i’yl Iz'ili/r/mrg/i. v Blueflint, Little Pebble and Richard Anderson Meridian. 138 Leith Walk. 5544238. 8pm. £6.

Bluegrass and old time Americana. l’ur! u] the l.('llll I'i'slivul.

Kim Edgar lso Bar. 7 Bernard Street. 467 8904. 8pm. £5. Acoustic pop. ja/x and original compositions on piano. guitar and voice from local musician Kim Iidgar‘. l’uri (Ill/Iv [mil/r I'i'ylii'ul.

I I Am Digital The Voodoo Rooms. 19a West Register Street. 556 7060. 9pm lam. £7 (£5). Digital art meets live music via rnuIti-media experimentation. animation. photography and dance with live sets from /.orras and Ala/i Space I'unk.

I Paul Lamb 8. the King Snakes Three Monkeys. 87 I’otrobello High Street. l’ot'tohello, 669 7l55. 9pm. £7. Aw ar'd-w inning Brit blues combo.

I The Shaun Horton Band Spider‘s Web (‘ellar Bar. 258 Morrison Street. 228 1949. 9pm. £8. Rockabilly night with 1)] support.


I Boys Like Girls, Cute is What we Aim For and We the Kings The (iarage. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332

I 120. 7pm. S()I.I) ()lTT. ()ver- I4s show. Boston erno popsters headline this pop punk bill.

I Flogging Molly and Pepper AB(‘. 330 Satrchiehall Street. 332 2232. 7pm. £l3. ()ver- I4s show. LA-based collective who combine ('eItic influences with punk in similar vein to the I’ogues and the (‘Iash.

I Three Doors Down (‘arling Academy. 121 liglinton Street. 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £18. ()ver-14s show. Mainstream L'S rockers who have enjoyed huge success in the States.

I The TWilight Sad, Galchen and How to Swim AB('2. 330 Sattchiehall Street. 332 2232. 7pm. £l5. The acclaimed 'I‘wilight Sad's Mogwai/Arab Strap mix are sure to be a big draw. See preview. page 68. Part (ill/iv .S'um'lric/m/l (hurl.

I £19 £21. Dig otrt your platforms for a

. I Glitz, Blitz 8: 708 Hit: Royal f

(‘oncert Hall: Main Auditorium. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 80(X). 7.30pm.

70s glam-fest. with Shriwaddy'wzuldy.

Sweet and the Rubettes (featuring Alan


I Kick to Kill Barfly. 260 (‘lyde

Street. 0870907 0999. 8pm. £5. l Prevailing Joy Division influences from Kick to Kill.

EREE Acoustic Night The Butterfly

& the Pig. 153 Bath Street. 221 7711. i 8.30pm. See Sun 25. j Ida Maria and The King Hats King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272a St

' Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm.

£6.50. Ballsy' Norwegian indie starlet f and her band. See feature. page 20.

I Jo Mango, We Were Promised Jetpacks and Ross Clark I Nice'n'Slealy. 42I Sauchiehall Street.

333 0900. 8.30pm. £15. The Slea/ys

end of the Sauchiehall (‘rawl features

two singer-songwriters and one raucous

band. See preview. page 68. Part ()flllt' .S'uui'lrie/rull ('ruw'l.

SEEE The Second Hand Marching Band and Sixpeopleaway Rab Ila‘s. 83 Hutcheson Street. 572 0400. 8.30pm. Rab Ha's weekly acoustic Hoo Ha.

I Spokes and Call to Mind l3th Note (are. 50 60 King Street. 55.3 I638. 9pm. Experimental electro indie from Manchester and an atmospheric post- Britpop sound from Inverness support.


SEEE Sugababes, The Feeling and Gnarls Barkley Princes Street (iardens. Ipm. Ticketed. (iirl pop. up- beat indie and Ieftlield hop hop/soul at this Vodaphone TBA special. Vodaphone cristomers can text A(‘TS to 61500 fora chance to win tickets.

I Dead City Radio ('abaret Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 220 6176. 7pm. £5. Melodic r'ock‘n‘roII.

, I Tystnaden The Liquid Room. 9c

Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. £7. Italian melodic death metal band.

I XX Teens Studio 24. 24 26 ('alton Road. 558 3758. 7pm. £6. See Fri 30. I The Fabian and The Alibis The Ark. 3 7 Waterloo Place. 228 9393. 7.30pm. £tbc. Local indie and rock showcase with more acts the.

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5“ Quiver 8. the Lady Snatchers and Page 6 The (iranary. 32 34 The Shore. Leith. 554 9465. 7.30pm. £5. Mixed line-up of indie. country vibes

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Annette Hanley, Skellum and ' Roy Henderson Meridian. 138 Leith Walk. 554 4238. 8pm. £6. Three diverse local acts. I’ur! oft/1c Leith I'i's’lit'ul. I The Sunday Sessions The Jam House. 5 Queen Street. 226 4380. 8.30pm. See Sun 25.

I Hobo The Bongo (‘lub. Moray Hottse. 37 Holyrood Road. 558 7604.

l lprn 3am. £3. See Sun 25. Midnight Special The Jan Bar. 1 (‘hambers Street. 220 4298.

I l.30pm. See Sun 25.

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Glasgow FREE Acoustic Night Nice'n'SIeazy'. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 0900. 7pm. See Mon 26.

I Duffy AB(‘. 330 Sauchiehall Street. 332 2232. 7pm. SOLD OUT. ()ver- I4s show. New retro soul chanteuse following in the wake of Winehouse and Adele.

I Cartel, The Secret Handshake and Farewell King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8pm. £8.50. ()ver- I4s show. Atlantic quintet rocking some classic influences. I Hate Eternal, Cephalic I Carnage and Skeletonwitch Bar'lly’. 260 (‘Iy'de Street. 0870 907 (1999. 8pm.

U l. ()ver- I4s show. Iixtreme metal line-up.