■ The French Wives Hetherington Research Club, 13 University Gardens, 330 4503. 9pm. £4. Quirky indie folk in the vein of Belle & Sebastian and Camera Obscura at this Thankyou Frankly night. ■ Rags & Feathers Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 10pm. £5. Local alt.folk outfit play this Woodland Creatures event. ■ Bébado Halloween Special Stereo, 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 11pm–3am. £9. Live reggae antics from fusion mini-orchestras Captain Slackship and Diddley Squat. FREE Halt Bar Hijack The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. See Sat 24. Edinburgh ■ Teatime Acoustic The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Sat 24. ■ Bombskare, Mystery Juice and Stanley Odd The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £8. Halloween party special of ska from Bombskare and Celtic and funk rock fusion of Mystery Juice. All proceeds to Harrison Playgroup, 500 Miles and the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital in Cambodia. ■ Callel Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £5. Duo Craig Hughes and Arron Cornall (aka Callel) have been likened to Arcade Fire and Simon & Garfunkel launch their debut album Body Discovery at this Halloween themed bash. ■ Grouper, Debutant and Esperi Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5. Ambient indie. ■ Man of the Hour, Tyrant Lizard Kings, Drive By Audio and Dog Tired Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. 7pm. £5. Gear up for Halloween with a night of live metal and rock. ■ Our Ladies of Sorrow, The Leg and Art Fag Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Synth-prog opera accompanied by giallo and horror visuals from the pseudo-Italian headliners. ■ To Catch a Thief, Ghosts of Elysium and Your First Mistake Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £5. Emo quartet from Glasgow. ■ Who’s Who The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7pm. £10. See Fri 30. ■ The Gin Goblins and Critikil The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £tbc. Edinburgh’s favourite horror punks headline this Halloween date. ■ davesnewbike, Fair Witness and DLDown The Lot, 4–6 Grassmarket, 225 9922. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). Headlined by davesnewbike and their ‘mature pop for the independent traveller’. ■ Secta Rouge, Wraiths, of Spire and Throne, Diva Abrasiva and Sileni Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8pm–3am. £3. Halloween masque extravaganza featuring the best in experimental hip-hop, drone, dubstep, performance poetry, spytrance and metal. Line-up completed by Kresch, Morphamish vs Texture (formerly Double Helix), Asthmatic Astronaut and Tickle. ■ TV21 Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 9pm. £5. Edinburgh, 80s new wave act who worked with the likes of Teardrop Explodes, Wah! and the Waterboys as TV21 headline this punky Hallowe’en special. ■ Rahzel and JS-1 Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 10.30pm–3am. £10. Live club show of hip hop, beatbox and turntable skills from these two masters of the art. See Clubs preview, page 40. ■ Playdate Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 11pm–3am. £3 (free to members). Dark rave, electro and house from residents Club Soad and Dandy Riots with twisted electro pop from live guests Cold Cave.
Dundee ■ Swede Dreamz West Park Centre, Dundee University, 7.30pm. £28. Tribute
act preceded by three course meal. ■ Hustlers Halloween Bash Hustlers Snooker & Pool Hall, 66–70 North Lindsay Street, 01382 229 226. 8pm. £8. With Gallus Cooper and support from Core and Witchblade. ■ Twisted Wheel, The Brogues and The Twist The Doghouse, 13 Brown Street, 01382 206812. 8pm. £6. Mancunian indie band influenced by the likes of The Fall and The Ramones. ■ Sham 69 Fat Sam’s, 31 South Ward Road, 01382 228496. £10. The veteran bolshy Cockney punk rockers are still going.
Glasgow ■ Dexy’s Bootleg Runners The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360 085. 2pm. £tbc. Tribute to the mighty Dexy’s Midnight Runners. ■ Bloc + Jam Bar Bloc, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 5pm–2am. £tbc. See Sun 25. ■ Dananananaykroyd, Dinosaur Pile-Up and Stage Blood Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7.30pm. £8. Flailing noise action from the much touted Dananananaykroyd. ■ Yahweh, Esperi, Debutant and Panda Su Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7.30pm. £5. Experimental, ambient sounds from Yahweh. FREE Acoustic at the Aragon The Aragon Bar, 131 Byres Road, 339 3252. 8pm. See Sun 25. ■ Mercury City Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Live music. FREE Pablo Eskimo and Kontroband MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Pop-punk with ska influence from Pablo Eskimo. ■ Shutter, Invidia and Interacts Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £5. Heavy post-rock from the Highlands. ■ Street Dogs, Civet and Strawberry Blondes King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. Punk rockers from Boston headline. ■ Cold Cave The Sub Club, 22 Jamaica Street, 248 4600. 11pm. £tbc. Distorted vocals and synthetic feedback from this Philadelphia outfit, playing live at Optimo. ■ Grouper Stereo, 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. £tbc. Ambient indie. ■ Viatrophy, Must Must Die and Traces ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. £tbc. POSTPONED. Edinburgh ■ Dirty Modern Hero, Rosie Nimmo, The Wynntown Marshalls, Bob David Bell and Townhouse Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 6pm. £5. Forth One to Watch gig as each act plays a live set in front of a panel fo judges and the winner will get £1,000, support slot for a touring band at the Liquid Rooms and their song will be played on Radio Forth. ■ Eagles of Death Metal and Sweethead The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £14. Over-14s show. Queens of the Stone Age- affiliated sleazy rock’n’rollers, with same in support. ■ Kurran & The Wolfnotes and ExLovers Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £6. Country act drawing on the likes of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and even Fleetwood Mac. ■ Aynsley Lister The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7.30pm. £11. See Thu 29. ■ Mr McFall’s Chamber Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £13 (£11). The ever- eclectic ensemble from the SCO fuse the sounds of jazz, folk, tango, classical and rock, here featuring Maximiliano Martin (clarinet) and Su-a Lee (musical saw). ■ Austen George/Chris Bradley Band The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). R&B originals and reworked standards.
Dundee ■ Biffy Clyro Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7pm. £18.50. The Glasgow rockers return with their new album Only Revolution. ‘Mon the Biffy!. ■ The Hostiles, The Upgrades and Maxwell’s Dead Hustlers Snooker & Pool Hall, 66–70 North Lindsay Street, 01382 229 226 . 8pm. £6. Triple bill of ska punk sounds.
Glasgow ■ Architects, Horse the Band, as Blood Runs Black, Despised Icon and iwrestledabearonce The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 5pm. £12. Extreme noise on this Never Say Die Tour, line-up completed by The Ghost Inside and Oceano. ✽✽ Biffy Clyro, Manchester Horses Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. SOLD OUT. The Glasgow rockers return with their new album Only Revolution. ‘Mon the Biffy!. See preview, page 64. Orchestra and Pulled Apart By
✽✽ Grizzly Bear and St Vincent ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332
2232. 7pm. £15. Over-14s show. Haunting, ambient songwriting with piano and banjo from these recent Warp signees. Plus idiosyncratic support from St Vincent, aka Annie Clark. See preview, page 64. ■ Music at the Brewhouse: The Songbook of Unsingable Songs Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7pm. £5 (£4; family ticket £16). Songs for young children to sing performed by 14-piece band Music at the Brewhouse and massed choir of 300 young singers, created by composer Stephen Deazley and poet Matt Harvey. ■ The Drifters Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £20 (£18). See Fri 23. FREE Acoustic Jam Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. See Mon 26. ■ Michael Simons Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Glasgow- based guitarist playing folk, blues and beyond. FREE Open Mic Republic Bier Halle West, 372–374 Great Western Road, 339 9177. 8pm. See Mon 26. ■ Russell Can’t Drive Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Live music. ■ Kurran & The Wolfnotes, Ex- Lovers, Ardentjohn and Julia & the Doogans King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Alt.folk act drawing on the likes of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and even Fleetwood Mac. ■ Thank You, Quack Quack and Teenage Ricky 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Cry Parrot night featuring Thrill Jockey artist Thank You, and Leeds prog/post-punk trio Quack Quack.
Edinburgh ■ David Ford Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £10. Ex- Easyworld member strikes out in solo mode. FREE Noisy Nights Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. 8pm. The Traverse’s musical ‘Nights of the Unexpected’ with Red Note Ensemble, other contemporary music acts and DJs from 10pm. ■ Unpeeled The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8.15pm. £3. Showcase of four new acts of any genre from rock and indie to folk and acoustic. ■ The Chans The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.15pm. £2 (£1). See Mon 26. Dundee ■ Andy Fairweather Low Chamber of Commerce, Panmure Street, 01382 228496. 8pm. £20. The former frontman of 60s group Amen Corner, who has worked with the likes of Hendrix, Dylan
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