I The Decades Retro and The E0 Queen Charlotte Rooms. 56a Queen Charlotte Street. Leith. 555 6660. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£6). Retro hits from The Decades and funky trumpet tunes from The TX). Purl lift/1e lx'it/t Festival.
I The Gypsy Soul Experience and Jake Cogan The Voodoo Rooms. l9a West Register Street. 556 7060. 7.30pm. £5. Single launch for acoustic troubadour lain l’etrie (aka (iSli).
I Howard Eliott Payne, Charlene Sorta and Jennifer Concannon The Ark. 3 7 \Naterloo Place. 623 7l47. 7.30pm. £4. lix-The Stands man Howard liliott l’ayne headlines.
I Senna The Village. l6 South Fort Street. l.eith. 478 78“). 7.30pm. £3. Alternative mUsic night. I’art aft/1e Leit/t Festival.
FREE Cranachan Bannerman‘s. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 8pm. See Sun
FREE Wishing Well and Overhead KICK Whistlebinkies. 4 6 South
Brid 'e. 557 5| l4. 9pm. lndie.
FR E Lizard Lounge lispionage. 4 India Buildings. Victoria Street. 477 7007. 9.30pm. See Sun 3l.
I The Black Diamond Express The Jan. Bar. l Chambers Street. 220 4298. ll.|5pm. £l. Alternative rockabilly. roots. blues and R&B.
I Songs from the Shows (‘ity Halls. (‘andleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £8. Stephen Campbell conducts a cast of over 100 young performers from across (ilasgow as they join the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra l'or hits from the musicals.
FREE Acoustic Jam Session Nice‘n'Slealy. 42l Sauchiehall Street. 333 0900. 8pm. See Mon l.
I Dave House, A Broken Robot, Pareto and Hidden Leaves The Twisted Wheel. 73 Queen Street. 22l 485 l. 8pm. £6, A handful ot‘ touring bands. l)a\e Home has been compared to The Weakerthans. Death (‘ab tor ('utie and The Postal Service.
I 60 Button ('aptam's Rest. I85 (ireat Western Road. 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. A lineup of local mUsic.
I Guns on the Root Rockers. I4 Midland Street. 22| 0726. 8pm. £6. Rock. FREE Jill Leighton, ACIDdica, Big Bad Bad and Chris Blair l’no l’im, l5 \Valerloo Street. .564 8l00. 8pm. Acotistic Ba/ooka is your weekly dose ot‘ post-weekend chilled out acoustic goodness. (illesls lltts vs eek include the haunting and beautiful Jill Leighton. and the comedy/uplilting keyboard sty lings ol .»\('|l)dica.
I Lady Sovereign King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 22] 5279. 8pm. £9. The gobby grimette makes her return to the stage.
I Open Mic Republic Bier llalle West. 372 374 (ireat Western Road. 339 9|77. 8pm. See Mon |.
I Cherbourg, The Agitator and Jenny Deacon Sneaky Pete's. 73 (‘owgate. 225 I757. 7pm. £5. Alternative l‘olky rock (think Radiohead meets lron ti Wine) from headliners (’herbourg.
I Chris Bradley and Kat Healy l.eith Dockers Club. l7 l7a Academy Street. l.eith. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). Melodic pop t'rom singer-songwriter Bradley. I’art aft/te Lett/t Fi's'tit'al.
I The Debuts, The Strands, Beatnic Prestige, These are the Days and Our Lunar Activities The Bongo Club. Moray House. 37 llolyrood Road. 558 7604. 7.30pm. £4. Britbus tour ot~ British indie.
FREE Noisy Nights Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 I404. 8pm. The
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Traverse's new musical ‘Nights ol‘ the Unexpected' with Red Note linsemble. other contemporary music acts and l)Js l'rom l0pm.
I Tiansgression Sessions: Battle of the Bands 'l‘ransgression Skate Park. Ocean Terminal. Leith. 555 3755. 8pm. £6 (£5). See Sat 6.
I Aye’n’Aye, Ruby 0. The Emeralds and The Dull Fudds The (iranary. 32—34 The Shore. Leith. 554 9465. 8.30pm. £7 (£5). Ska. funk and re 'gae. Part aft/1e [with festival.
F In»: Open Mic Whistlebinkies. 4-6
South Bridge. 557 5| l4. 9pm. See Mon |.
>2 Kid Quaalude Pivo Pivo. l5 6 Waterloo Street. 564 8|00. 8pm. £3. liclectiv is a new night which promotes
the growing Scottish electronic scene.
supported here by live electronica night Tronic. (iuests include (iameboy chip- rocker Kid Quaalude. and more to be
con li rmed.
I NinetySlx4 Rockers. 14 Midland
Street. 221 0726. 8pm. £5. Rock outlit. launching their new single.
FREE The Sweet Janes and Spring TV The Twisted Wheel. 73 Queen Street. 22l 4851. 8pm. Local indie talent.
I Unicorn Kid, Soft Toy
Emergency, Crayons and Skitten King Tut's Wah Wah llut. 272a St Vincent Street. 22| 5279. 8pm. £5. Up and coming lidinburgh singer-songwriter. I Mason Summers l3th Note Cate. 50—60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Punk rock.
I Pearl 81 the Puppets Sneaky
Pete's. 73 Cowgate. 225 1757. 7pm. £6. Young Kirkintilloch singer/songwriter
with a light. pop style who shares
management with Elton John. 9 We Were Promised Jetpacks
>< . - 6 Cabaret Voltaire. 36—38 Blair Street.
220 6|76. 7pm. £6. Breakneek alt.rock with strident. jangling guitars from WWPJ. See 5 Reasons. page 77.
I The City ignites The Ark. 3-7 Waterloo Place. 623 7l47. 7.30pm. £4. Hard rock with more acts the.
I Muscletusk, Wounded Knee, Scrim, Dora Doll and Ali Robertson Queen Charlotte Rooms. 56a Queen Charlotte Street. Leith. 555 6660.
7.30pm. £5. Giant Tank night of
At ﬁrst glance The Horrors appeared to be an art punk joke, but their debut album Strange House thrashed with an addictive spook-show garage rock fury, Faris Rotter proving to be one of the most entertaining and unpredictable trontmen in Britain. New album Pn'mary Colours takes them in a new psychedelic direction, heavily influenced by their heroes My Bloody Valentine.
I King Tut's. Glasgow, Fri 29 May.
experimental music. l’uri ut the I.¢'l!/t
I Rod Picott and Amanda Shires
Leith Folk Club. The Village. South |-ort
Street. 07502 ()24852. 7.30pm. £8. ()ne of Nashville's best young singer-
songwriters. l’icott pertorms laments lo lost love and some good old down and
dirty rock'n‘roll with Texas liddler Shires. I OPEN, Secta Rouge and Jackie
Treehorn Henry's (‘ellar Bar. 8 1611 Morrison Street. 228 9393. 8pm. £4. lndie and rock.
Men Leith Dockers ('lub. I7
I Shellsuit Massacre and The Ex- l7a Academy Street. l.eith. 8pm. £6 (£5). Rodney Relax atid Nick li Melville
combine razor-sharp techno with spoken
word. Part of the [with Festival.
I Rock Around the Shop Imported Instruments Ltd. 98/46 ()cean 'l‘erminal
(lst ﬂoor). Leilh. 0800 756] 312.
‘ 8.30-l0pm. See Sat n.
I Sounds Like Silhouettes, I Hear Echoes and Super Civilian The (iranary. 32734 The Shore. leith. 554
9465. 8.30pm. £7 (£5). Indie and rock. Part of the Leith Festival.
FREE Band Showcase
Whistlebinkies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557 5| l4. 9pm. See Tue 2.
I La Fontaines, Val Verde, John
Carson, Philadelphia Mainline and The Brogues ()2 Academy 2. l2l liglinton Street. 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £4.
Briths Tour of indie noisemakers.
1 I Elton John Sli(‘(‘. l‘innieston Quay. 08700404000. 8pm. £357£70. With a
career spanning live decades and over 50 top 40 hits to his name. not to mention a l‘ew column inches too. the piano-led pop
maestro returns to Scotland. I MC Rut Captain's Rest. I85 (ireat Western Road. 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc.
Altemative rock from the band otherwise
known as Middle Class Rut. I Saikano, Dividing the Silence,
Semper Fi and The Chart Show
Rockers. l4 Midland Street. 22| 0726. 8pm. £5. Rock.
I Shimmer, Universal You and The
Reckoning Pivo Pivo. l5 Waterloo Street. 564 8|00. 8pm. £3. Live music night Revelations shows its poppier side this week. with guests including
singalong pop-rockers Shimmer.