FREE Poste Haste The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. 9pm. Live dub.
Edinburgh ✽✽ Come on Gang!, Le Reno Amps, Pose Victorious and
Paper Beats Rock City Café, 19 Blair Street, 220 0125. 5pm. £7. Energetic pop from the headliners in a line-up completed by The Last Battle and Conquering Animal Sound as over 20 bands play five venues across the city with one ticket/wristband that gets you into all the action. Part of Oxjam Take Over Edinburgh. ■ Teatime Acoustic The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 5pm. Donation. The Pretty Little Wizard session of singers and bands. ✽✽ Frightened Rabbit, Three Blind Wolves, Boycotts and Dead Boy Robotics Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £7. Special solo acoustic show from Scott John Hutchison of folky indie popsters Frightened Rabbit. Part of Oxjam Take Over Edinburgh. ✽✽ My Electric Love Affair, Snide Rhythms and The Shellsuit Massacre Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £7. Local pscyh rockers of note MELA do their thing. Part of Oxjam Take Over Edinburgh. ✽✽ Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers, The Little Kicks and Chutes Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £7. The folksy, rhythmic Woodenbox top this bill. Part of Oxjam Take Over Edinburgh. ■ Blind Assassins and Flora Cook The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £tbc. Indie. ■ Colours, dldown, Mr Wishart and Wonder Sleeps Here Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7.30pm. £2. Indie and acoustic. ✽✽ Meursault, Jesus H Foxx, Y’all Occasional Flickers The Bowery, 2 Roxburgh Place, 7.30pm. £7. Edinburgh folktronica group headline. Part of Oxjam Take Over Edinburgh. ■ Nearly Dan The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £12. A tribute band covering Steely Dan’s hits note for note. ■ Zion – a Tribute to Bob Marley Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £14.50 (£12.50). Nine-piece band Zion aim to capture Bob’s magic. FREE Open Mic Night The Maltings, 81–85 St Leonards Street, 667 5946. 9pm. Originals and covers, all musicians welcome (house guitar available to all). FREE Susanna Macdonald Guilty Lily, 284 Bonnington Road, 554 5825. 9pm. Acoustic indie. is Fantasy Island and The
Dundee ■ Ash and Panama Kings Fat Sam’s, 31 South Ward Road, 01382 228496. 8pm. £16.50. Surprising though it may seem that Ash are still going, they started churning out the punk pop hits when they were barely out of short trousers, so they’re still pretty fresh-faced. ■ Sorry & the Sinatras Chambers Bar, 59–61 Gellatly Street, 01382 225616. 8pm. £tbc. Hi-octane punk rock from Wildhearts-affiliated Scott Sorry and band.
Greenock ■ Waterloo Arts Guild Theatre, Campbell Street, 01475 723038. 7.30pm. £16.50 (£15). Pure entertainment celebrating the music of Abba, with authentic costumes, spectacular lighting and over two hours of hits.
Motherwell ■ Lena Martell Motherwell Theatre, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, 01698 403120. 7.30pm. £15 (£14). The veteran Scottish vocalist, who has performed on Broadway, the West End and Las Vegas and has recorded over 30 albums.
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■ Men Diamler and Clayton Buzzard Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Singer/songwriter with a booming, cathartic style. ■ Mick Hargan & The Proposition City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 8pm. £10. Singer/songwriter inspired by Dylan, The Frames and U2. ■ Rieser, San Toy and Holy Coves Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. Indie sounds plus dub reggae rockers San Toy from Govan. ■ The Soviets Capitol, 468 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1040. 8pm. £5. Greenock quintet playing ‘good proper music’. FREE Stereo Decade and The Speakeasies Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Teen rockers from Upminster. See Exposure, page 65. ■ Straightshooter Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Live music. ■ The Tennessee Three The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360 085. 8pm. £20. A rare opportunity to catch Johnny Cash’s backing band, live in concert. ■ The Fire & I, Pearl & the Puppets and Mr Kil Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, 353 4531. 8pm. £10. Energetic power pop duo and upcoming songwriter Pearl play at this Together Beat Cancer gig with proceeds going to Cancer Research Scotland. ■ Thomas Dybdahl and Young Aviators Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Norwegian singer/songwriter who has attracted comparisons to Jeff Buckley and Nick Cave. ■ White Light and Svengali Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Indie. FREE Carnaby Street Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Retro covers. ■ Mayer Hawthorne & the County, Esther O’Connor and Madeleine Pritchard King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. Dorky-looking geek from Ann Arbor with an unexpected old school Detroit soul voice. FREE Halt Bar Hijack The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. Weekly music takeover with acts tbc. ■ Sorry & the Sinatras Stereo, 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. £tbc. See Fri 23. ✽✽ Vendor Defender, Homework, Reveres and Endor The Vale, 5 Dundas Street, 332 4928. £8. Indie rock and energetic pop. Part of Oxjam Take Over Glasgow. Ben TD, Gong Fei, The
Edinburgh FREE MarcheMarche The Bowery, 2 Roxburgh Place, noon. A new craft day experience with acoustic performances and DJ Toad to add the soundtrack to your shopping. ■ Mithras, Fen, Achren and Valpurga The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. 6pm. £6; weekend pass 10. The ‘Unholy Assault’ black metal weekender kicks off with the heaviest of heavy metal. ■ Teatime Acoustic The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. Unplugged session with William Douglas and friends. ■ The Leads, The Nines, Japanfour and The Novelties Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5. Indie rockers from Denny. ■ My Latest Novel Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £9. Epic Scottish folk-rockers. ■ Whole Lotta Led The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £12. Gloucestershire-based Led Zeppelin tribute band, approved by Jimmy Page. ■ Wishbone Ash The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £17.50. See Thu 22. ■ The Zephyrs Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £5.
Little Boots 2009 feels a little like the year that Goldfrapp’s pop offspring all finally grew up and flew the nest with the
likes of La Roux, Frankmuzik and, of course, Little Boots all taking mama Goldfrapp’s saucy electro suggestions and rendering them more than desirable for wholesale consumption. What she lacks in edginess she makes up for in energy, but live, Little Boots’ middling debut album truly comes to life. ■ HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, Sun 25 Oct.
Stirling ■ Classic Clapton Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, 01786 473544. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Electrifying recreation of Clapton’s stage show and greatest hits, including his work as part of a succession of bands and as a solo artist, and even an unplugged section. Saturday 24
Folk Punk Band, Billy Liar,
B McKenna, Full House, Ben
Glasgow ✽✽ Brother Louis Collective, John Chaddock and Mike & Solveig ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 3pm. £8. Guillemots-endorsed headliners with clarinet and flute embellishment. Over 40 bands play eight venues across the city with one ticket/wristband that gets you into all the action. Part of Oxjam Take Over Glasgow. ✽✽ Dave Hughes & the Renegade Roscoe Vacant and Tragical History Tour 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 3pm. £8. Acoustic Riot line-up completed by Jimmy Richards, Campbell Miller and Judith Harron. Part of Oxjam Take Over Glasgow. ✽✽ Martin John Henry, Mike Nisbet, Jamie Keenan and Malcolm Ross Metropolitan, Merchant Square, Candleriggs, 552 9402. 3pm. £8. Night of indie and acoustica. Part of Oxjam Take Over Glasgow. FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, Merchant City, 548 1350. 6pm. Rockabilly, bluegrass and skiffle from Glasgow trio The MeatMen. ✽✽ The Xcerts, Cuba Cuba, Marder and Young States Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 6pm. £8. Scottish trio, The Xcerts, in the Idlewild/Biffy mould headline this indie bill. Part of Oxjam Take Over Glasgow. ■ Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £24.50. See Fri 23. ■ John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £20. Founder Barclay James Harvest members John Lees and Stuart ‘Woolly’ Wolstenholme return to the concert stage with a five-piece band to perform a set drawn from the long career of BJH and LaFontaines, Atlas Skye, The
Goey, The Low Miffs, Yahweh,
Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm.
McGranaghan and Pure Brass such classic albums as Once Again, Everyone in Everybody Else and Time Honoured Ghosts. ✽✽ Jonny Jack, Paul Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, 113–117 Trongate, 553 0840. 7pm. £8. Indie plus a versatile brass ensemble. Part of Oxjam Take Over Glasgow. ✽✽ Les Savy Fav ABC2, 330 £10. Over-14s show. Insane New York artcore outfit with their usual brand of audience participation, plus a screening of the All Tomorrow’s Parties documentary. See feature, page 30. ■ Nearly Dan The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7pm. £12–£14. See Fri 23. ✽✽ Strike the Colours, Zoey Van Le Reno Amps and The Seventeenth Century Sloan’s, 108 Argyle Arcade, 357 5387. 7pm. £8. Reindeer Section violinist Jenny Reeve with her own wispy band STC play the Skinny Stage. Part of Oxjam Take Over Glasgow. ✽✽ My Cousin I Bid you Farewell, Tigers, Glider and Hidden masters The V Club, 375 Sauchiehall Street, 333 9919. 7.15pm. £8. Dark indie/electronica from the headliners. Part of Oxjam Take Over Glasgow. ■ Big Ned and The Tremolo Beergut Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. David Lynch/Nick Cave-inspired outfit from Glasgow who are the first band on the new Optimo Music label. ■ Does it Offend you Yeah? and Housse de Racket Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7.30pm. £10. Over-14s show. Dayglo, electro punk scenesters from Englandshire. ■ The Gaither Homecoming Tour SECC: Clyde Auditorium, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. 7.30pm. £24–£28. Southern gospel performed by the Gaither Vocal Band, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Gordon Mote, Janet Paschal, Kevin Williams and more. ■ Jackie Leven and Doghouse Roses Woodend Tennis & Bowling Club, 10 Chamberlain Road, 959 1428 . 8pm. £10 (£5). Respected blues/rock vocalist Jackie Leven performs, with support from the folky DR.
Esperanza, Lions. Chase.