■ The Magic Carpet Cabaret Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Jim McAteer presents a night of songwriters and bands. ■ Therapy? and Ricky Warwick King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £14. Irish punk metal trio who have been at this game for a mighty long time now. Supported by former Almighty frontman. FREE The Bottleneckers Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. Fifties- style rhythm’n’blues band play a residency. ■ The Sky Mangle 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. ‘Depraved experimental rock’ from The Sky Mangle. ■ The Futuristic Retro Champions and The Cinnamons The Hold (under Admiral Bar), Waterloo Street, £5. Colourful indie pop ensemble headline this bill. Edinburgh ■ All Forgotten and Not Advised The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. 7.30pm. £6. Rock. ■ Babylon Dub Punks The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £tbc. Mix of dub, punk and reggae. FREE Band Showcase Whistlebinkies, 4–6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 9pm. Call in advance for a gig. ■ White Noise Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 10pm–3am. £4. The finest up-and-coming Scottish acts perform live with Be a Familiar and I See Shapes (27 Oct) followed by Gliss and The Gothenburg Address (3 Nov).
Dundee ■ Cassidy and The Boy who Trapped the Sun The Doghouse, 13 Brown Street, 01382 206812. 8pm. £5. See Thu 22.
Stirling ■ Benny Gallagher Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £15. A songwriter of sheer class whose songs have been covered by Bryan Ferry, Don Williams, Garth Brooks, Phil Everley and Simon & Garfunkel, Benny Gallagher also worked for Apple Publishing back in the day. Hear some of the many stories he has to tell, along with songs old and new.
Glasgow ■ Electric Eel Shock and Peelander Z ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6.50. Over-14s show. See Mon 26. ■ My Passion The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £6.50. Over-14s show. Self-styled ‘electronic- induced metallic punk’ from London. ■ The Young Republic and Don’t Move Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Combining classically trained musicians with indie pop. ■ Daedalus, Fox Gut Daata and Darrell Stereo, 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 8pm. £7. Experimental and avant-garde sounds at this Huntlys and Palmers Audio Club night. FREE Espionage of the Loc, The Other Side, 2 Way Traffic and The Tuesday Night Girls Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Live music. FREE Little Dixie Beaver Rio Café, 27 Hyndland Street, 334 9909. 8pm. Rio’s weekly Dances on the Sand night. ■ Our Brother the Native Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Multi-instrumentalist duo from Michigan. FREE Open Stage The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. 8.30pm. Weekly open mic night. ■ Therapy? and Ricky Warwick King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £14. See Tue 27. Edinburgh ■ Jonquil and The Great Eskimo Hoax Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £6. Accessible experimentation. ■ Nine Black Alps Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £10. Mancunian band who have ignored the musical trends of their own city in favour of the grunge rock of Nirvana. ■ Elephantine The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £tbc. Accomplished grungey rock act. ■ Nude Pilots Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8pm. £4. Hardcore.
Efterklang We like it when appearances are deceptive. For this Danish experimental outfit sound like they owe
something to Sigur Ros musically but look like the kind of goofballs who should sound like they play ska pop songs about farts and beer bongs. Their collaboration with the Danish National Orchestra, a retooling of their album Parades into an even more spectral and ambitious listening experience, suggests they work hard and play just as hard too. ■ Oran Mor, Glasgow, Fri 30 Oct.
FREE Norval Barclay The Yard Leith, 2 Bonnington Road Lane, 554 1314. 9pm. Acoustic session from Barclay and guests. Thursday 29
Glasgow ■ Aynsley Lister Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £10. Twentysomething British blues rock guitarist/singer. ■ DJ Yoda Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £10. Cut up hip hop, beats, 80s and movies with this stunning audio-visual showcase from DJ Yoda. ■ Nine Black Alps, Sucioperro and Black Alley Screens ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10. See Wed 28. ■ Y&T ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £15. Over-14s show. Californian hard rock veterans Y&T (Yesterday & Today) have sold four million albums in their time. ✽✽ Camera Obscura and Magic Arm Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12.50. Over-14s show. Glasgow six-piece Camera Obscura return with their distinctive brand of vintage pop sparkle. ■ Mr Kil, The Strike Nineteens and Playtone The Shed, 26 Langside Avenue, 649 5020. 7.30pm. £5. Shed Live night featuring The Proclaimers’ support band in the line-up. ■ 60 Persons Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £6. Glasgow indie rockers claiming influences from Oasis to T Rex. FREE KontroBand, The Zicos, Collar Up, Sams Dice and The Nominees Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Dramatic alt.folk from Collar Up. ■ Mark Morriss, Maranchez, Nicky Carder and Sol Diablos Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. The Bluetones frontman plays a solo show, plus support. ■ Nightshade, Core and Tomorrow is History Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £5. Metal. ■ Portugal. The Man and The Brute Chorus Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Alaskan indie rock trio, now based in Portland, Oregon, who tap into folk, blues and soul influences. FREE Preacher, Torque Wrench, The Dead Leaves and Kontroband MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Local bands. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. See Thu 22. FREE Little Eye The Butterfly & the Pig, 153 Bath Street, 221 7711. 8.30pm. Power pop. ■ Twisted Wheel, Kaleidoscope Eyes and The Vespas King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7.50. Mancunian indie band influenced by the likes of The Fall and The Ramones. FREE Hey Vampires, Arcades and Fights & Fires Bar Bloc, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Hardcore dance punk from Hey Vampires. ■ Stolen Order and Monstertone 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Metal bill, including Monstertone from the Netherlands. ■ Croc Madame vs Croc Monsieur The Flying Duck, 7 Renfrew Court, 572 0100. 10pm–3am. £4. The purveyors of ‘madness, live DIY bands, performance art and mess’ return. FREE Bazodee The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. See Thu 22. Edinburgh ■ Gary Moore The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £26.50. The ex-Thin Lizzy axeman shows off some of his crazy licks.
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