Music Rock&Pop


Universal Music are releasing a truly amazing tribute to John Peel on 26 October, called Kats Karavan: A History of John Peel on the Radio, a four-CD set that spans five decades, charting the music Peel played on his shows from the late 60s right up to his death in 2004, picking up on everything from PJ Harvey and The Cure to Linton Kwesi Johnson and Extreme Noise Terror. Go to offers for a chance to win a copy.


Fat Cat Records have brought us the likes of Sigur Ros and The Twilight Sad in the past so they’ve got quite a rep for discovering quality acts that are just a bit different. That’s no different for Our Brother the Native, a feisty American duo who create a noise somewhere between Animal Collective and Mogwai with a handful of other global influences thrown in for good measure. They play Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh on 27 Oct and Captain’s Rest, Edinburgh, 28 Oct and we have tickets for both shows and copies of their album Sacred Psalms to give away. Hit us up at to get your hands on the goodies.


Everyone likes a good Mercury Prize Award nominee right? Well what about two on one bill? Portico Quartet are on tour this month with Sweet Billy Pilgrim, a pair of bands who defy categorisation, throwing in jazz, rock, electronica, folk and contemporary classical influences into a breathtaking mix. Hear more at or We have a pair of tickets to give away for their Glasgow and Edinburgh shows (at Electric Circus, Wed 4 Nov and the Arches, Thu 5 Nov). To enter visit

68 THE LIST 22 Oct–5 Nov 2009

Rock&Pop Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication for Glasgow to and for Edinburgh to Listings are compiled by Fiona Shepherd and Henry Northmore. For ticket outlet information, see Book Now. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry

Thursday 22 Glasgow Antarctic Monkeys Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. 7pm. £9. CANCELLED. Bring Me The Horizon, August Burns Red and A Day to Remember Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Over-14s show. Passionate hardcore metal band from Sheffield. Comsat Angels and Mark Burgess & John Lever’s Second Skin: The Chameleons 82:87 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £18. Over-16s show. Old post-punks reunited, like so many other retro blasts from the past, with support from a convoluted incarnation of The Chameleons. Indigo Girls ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £20. Over-14s show. Rootsy pop songwriting duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. Johnny Flynn and Anna Calvi Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £9. Part of the same London nu-folk scene as Laura Marling and Noah & the Whale, Flynn, with his band the Sussex Wit, has been described as ‘Nick Drake fronting The Pogues’. Jono, October Sky and The Toi The Shed, 26 Langside Avenue, 649 5020. 7.30pm. £2. Shed Live night of emerging local talent. Dead Like Harry and Casino Brag Capitol, 468 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1040. 8pm. £tbc. Dynamic Sheffield six-piece. Devilish Presley, Tragic City Thieves and Blood Lunch Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. Goth and dance sounds. Fire Walk with Me Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Duo. Fleetwood Mac SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. 8pm. SOLD OUT. The 1970s MOR behemoths are back on tour with almost the full line-up from their classic Rumours era. Glenn Matlock and Figure 5 Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 8pm. £10. An evening of acoustic performance and readings from ex-Sex Pistol Matlock. Less Than Me, Arkum and 21st Agenda Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £5. Metal line-up. FREE Lights Guide and Pacific Theatre Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 8pm. Free but ticketed. Weekly Mill showcase of up- coming artists. FREE Los, The Drowned & the Saved, Bullet VI, Kid Fire, Amoriste and Phil Feenan Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Live music. FREE Lucky 8, Number 22 and The Sealed Cupboard Society MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Belfast band lead the charge. FREE The Mill Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 8pm. Evening of free live music. Tickets are available from Rab Noakes St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 559 5902. 8pm. £8 (£6). Legendary Scottish singer- songwriter with a career spanning 15 albums. Wishbone Ash The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360 085. 8pm. £15. UK rock veterans and twin guitar pioneers on their 40th anniversary tour. The Cheek, Apples and The Mickey 9s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut,

272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7. Sharp-dressed Suffolk five-piece. Elliott Smith Tribute Night Mono, 12 King’s Court, King Street, 553 2400. 8.30pm. £3. Tribute evening to the late singer-songwriter, featuring performances by John B McKenna, Endor, Blood of the Bull, Lyons, Big River, The Ridiculous Marching Band, Nick Milligan and Alan Frew. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Hosted by Independence. FREE The Part Time Martyrs The Butterfly & the Pig, 153 Bath Street, 221 7711. 8.30pm. Plus guests. Cryoverbillionaires, I See Shapes and Little Yellow Ukuleles 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Post-melodic hard rock. FREE Flo & the Kicks Bar Bloc, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Funk, soul and R&B. FREE Bazodee The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. Live reggae and dancehall sounds. Edinburgh Cassidy and The Boy who Trapped the Sun Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £6. Indie rock. The Dead Weather and Creature with the Atom Brain The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £18.50. Sleazy garage rock as Jack White unleashes his latest musical project on Scotland, with singer Alison Mosshart (The Kills). Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, The Wintergreens and Jonny Deacon Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Rootsy songwriter from Australia and her band. Maps The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7pm. £8. Aka Mercury Music Prize-nominated musician James Chapman. FREE Riots Not Diets Forest Café, 3 Bristo Place, 220 4538. 7pm. Riot grrrl night with music (Sellotape, Deborah & the Silent Theory Orchestra), poetry and projections. FREE Fire & Rain The Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, 622 6801. 8pm. New singer-songwriter night (if you would like to play contact Jon Allen and Simon Lynge The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 9pm. £7. Winchester-born, Devon-raised singer/guitarist who has supported KT Tunstall and Damien Rice. The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.15pm. £1. Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves.

Dundee The Paddingtons and The Twist The Doghouse, 13 Brown Street, 01382 206812. 8pm. £tbc. The headliners are a Hull five-piece with a hunger for no-frills fuzzy rock’n’roll. Motherwell The Drifters Motherwell Theatre, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, 01698 403120. 7.30pm. £tbc. The Drifters return to Motherwell.

Paisley Brenda Cochrane Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, 887 1010. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Country, pop and musical theatre interpretations from acclaimed singer Brenda Cochrane. Stirling A Timeless Collection Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, 01786 473544. 7.30pm. £11 (£9). Take a trip down memory lane to the music hall traditions of the 40s, 50s and 60s, as brought to you by West End performers.

Friday 23 Glasgow Billy Talent, Cancer Bats and Canterbury Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £15. Over- 14s show. Fast and noisy American punk-pop for the young ‘uns. The Defiled and Ted Maul The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £6.50. Over-14s show. Japanese death metal band headline with support from danceable death metal sorts Ted Maul. Passion Pit, The Joy Formidable and Max Tundra The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Over-14s show. Electro- indie quintet from Massachusetts. Syth, 15 Times Dead, Amok and Circle of Tyrants Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £6. Anthemic power metal from Syth, plus metal support. T-Rex: The Music of Mark & Micky and Tigers on Vaseline Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £10. Tribute to T-Rex featuring their original drummer Paul Fenton and saxophonist/guitarist Graeme Oliver. Plus Bowie tribute. The Black Hand Gang, Acutones and Delta Audio Club ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £5. Over-14s show. Raw urban blues from BHG. The Crossover and My Final Wish Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £6. Heavy rock with an angular slant from Irvine band MFW. This Will Destroy You and So I Watch you from Afar and Suplex the Kid Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £10. Instrumental post- rock quartet from Texas. The Beat’s On! The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7.30pm. £20. An electric night of funk, fun and dancing in aid of cancer support charity Friends of the Beatson. Acts include Kilter, Glasgow Gospel Choir, Zuba Bassa Beats and Kazoo Funk Orchestra. FREE AirSpiel, Miss the Occupier, Cancel the Astronauts and The Pilots Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Local line-up headed by Glasgow-based indie-electro-rockers AirSpiel. Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £22.50–£26.50. Moore is one of Ireland’s leading solo artists, mixing traditional song with contemporary social and political commentary, and a few funny anecdotes to ensure his gigs feel more like a reunion of old friends. Indian Ink Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Indie rock. Syndri and Day of Days Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £6. Electro rockers plus support from Crieff band. Wing & a Prayer Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Folk/blues duo. Zener Diode Capitol, 468 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1040. 8pm. £tbc. Germanic disco rock. The Zombies The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360 085. 8pm. £19. Following their triumphant performances of their cult Odessey & Oracle album, The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent play their handful of hits from the 60s and a selection of material from their solo careers. FREE Itchycoo Park Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Retro sounds. The Law King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7.50. Dundonian indie rock combo, promoting their album A Measure Of Wealth. FREE The Boppin Heads McChuills, 40 High Street, 552 2135. 8.30pm. Seven-piece alternative folk rock outfit. The Plimptons and The Bucky Rage 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Wreckin’ Pit night of punk sounds.