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772000. 7pm. £14. See Tue 3. ■ Scar City Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £5. Metal. ■ The Shaky Hands Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Quartet from Portland, Oregon. FREE Open Stage The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. 8.30pm. See Wed 28. ■ David Porteous and Paul Massey 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Singer/songwriters.
Edinburgh ■ Idlewild The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £15. See Mon 2. ■ Kids in Glass Houses and Tiger Please Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. 7pm. £10. Much-touted emo powerpop quintet from Wales. ■ Daniel Johnston and Laura Marling The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £18.50. Cult Texan singer-songwriter famed for his fragile heartbreaking tales of damaged love and the subject of the documentary The Devil & Daniel Johnston who’s fans include Kurt Cobain, Beck and Tom Waits. ■ Dr Ruby’s Acoustic Showcase The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). A selection of acoustic acts. Dundee FREE Third Floor Incident and The Cellophanes Chambers Bar, 59–61 Gellatly Street, 01382 225616. 8pm. Hardcore punk and thrash sounds.
Glasgow ✽✽ Clutch, Kylesa and Kamchatka The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £12.50. Over-14s show. ‘Clutch is less a band than a vast compendium of styles and experiments’ according to their website, although the names Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa and John Coltrane are dropped in as clues. Stoner rock to you and me. ■ Mew ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £13.50. Over-14s show. Danish quartet who marry spacey indie rock with their love of film. ■ Jeremy Warmsley, Washington Irving, Eliot from the West and Jim McAteer Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 7.30pm. £6. London lo-fi singer/songwriter headlines. ■ Roads to Siam and Mr Hubbert Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Roads to Siam feature members of Motor Life Co, for all you Glaswegian indie genealogists. ■ Damien Jurado and Zoey Van Goey Stereo, 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 8pm. £10. Downbeat Seattle singer/songwriter supported by Glaswegian multi-instrumental indie pop trio. ■ Dave Dominey Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Funkiness on laptop and bass. ■ The Lurkers, Shock & Awe and Media Whores Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £8. Old age punk from a band who were there first time around. ■ Revelry Thieves, Chris Gorman and Thula Borah Capitol, 468 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1040. 8pm. £tbc. Upcoming artists. FREE Stuntman Mike and The Bum Clocks MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. The Bum Clocks are actor Tam Dean Burn, his musical brother Russell and ex- Orange Juice man Malcolm Ross with their Iggy Pop-inspired take on the work of Burns. FREE You Can’t Eat the Word Food Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Alternative rock with a touch of psychedelia. ■ The Hours and Gliss King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7. Straightforward
anthemic indie from Ant Genn and Martin Slattery, who have between them played with Black Grape, Pulp, Elastica and The Mescaleros before forming The Hours. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. See Thu 22. ■ Zener Diode, Vendor Defender, Stevie & the Moon and Red 2 Red Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8.30pm. £5. Germanic disco rock from Zener Diode. FREE Bazodee The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. See Thu 22.
Edinburgh ■ Jon Vanderslice, My Tiny Robots and Brightside Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £7. Lush yet subtle singer-songwriter promoting new album Romanian Names. ■ The Nolans Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7pm. £35. See Sun 25. FREE Born to Be Wide The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm–1am. Music industry social club that aims to bring musos, journalists, promoters, record shop workers and musicians together. FREE Fire & Rain The Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, 622 6801. 8pm. See Thu 22. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.15pm. £1. See Thu 22. Dundee ■ Coma Toast, Core and Peg & the Bouffants West Port Bar, West Port, 01382 200993. 7.30pm. £3. Psychedelic jazz-rock from Coma Toast as they launch their first album.
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Alphabeat It’s always a dubious honour, spearheading a movement or new sub genre, so when Alphabeat were proclaimed the jewel in the crown of ‘wonky pop’ a year or so ago it was a double-edged sword. Especially because wonky pop turned out to be a total chocolate fireguard of a genre and the Danish quintet are way more astute than the pigeonhole might suggest. They’ve traded up their B-52s influenced jangle for a sleeker electropop vibe, claiming Snap! and Black Box as influences, which, as wrong as it may sound, might just work. ■ Classic Grand, Glasgow, Mon 26 Oct.
and Clapton, playing songs from throughout his 40-year career. Tickets available from Groucho’s. ■ Idlewild Fat Sam’s, 31 South Ward Road, 01382 228496. £15. Scottish indie- rock royalty, fronted by Roddy Woomble, who has recently been touring as park of folk trio Drever, McCusker and Woomble. Stirling ■ Fundraising Concert for Artlink Central Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, 01786 473544. 7pm. £8. A line-up of bands from near and far hoping to raise money for Artlink Central, an organisation which does much important work raising awareness of mental health issues and helping those with mental health problems to express themselves creatively.
Orchestra and Pulled Apart By Glasgow ✽✽ Biffy Clyro, Manchester Horses Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. SOLD OUT. See Mon 2. ■ Maximum Rhythm’n’Blues Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £19.50–£22. Well-known hits and classic entertainment from the Alan Price Set, supported by Chris Farlowe and Maggie Bell. ■ The Orchestra – ELO & ELO Part II Former Members Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £18.50–£25. A cavalcade of 70s powerpop hits from ELO survivors, including ‘Mr Blue Sky’, ‘Evil Woman’ and the like. ■ Theapplesofenergy, Wounded Knee and Monoganon Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Experimental blip bleep japery from Wounded Knee. FREE Acoustic Sessions and Open Mic Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 8pm. See Tue 27. ■ Hollowbody, Andi Skellam and Jet McDonald Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Acoustic singer/songwriters. FREE The System MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Local indie. ■ The Soft Pack King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7. The Soft Pack changed their name from the potentially more
contentious The Muslims. FREE The Bottleneckers Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. See Tue 27. FREE Glasgow Songwriters The Vale, 5 Dundas Street, 332 4928. 9pm. Relaunched fortnightly gathering of the musicians’ collective with featured artists, open mic and a strict original material policy. This week’s featured artist is Tam Cameron. ■ Tyrannosauras Alan and Wonk Unit 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Punky sounds. Edinburgh ■ Music at the Brewhouse: The Songbook of Unsingable Songs Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7pm. £5 (family ticket £16). See Mon 2. ■ Seasick Steve The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £17.50. Vagrant American bluesman accompanying himself on a two-stringed guitar and a wooden box, playing tracks from his new album I Started Out With Nothing And I’ve Still Got Most Of It Left. FREE Alan McKim, Neil Watson and Lead By Example The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. 7.30pm. Trio of singer-songwriters and acoustic music. ■ Katy Moffatt Leith Folk Club, The Village, South Fort Street, 07502 024852. 7.30pm. £8. American roots music from singer-songwriter Katy Moffatt. ■ White Noise Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 10pm–3am. £4. See Tue 27.
Dundee ■ Calvin Harris and Mr Hudson Fat Sam’s, 31 South Ward Road, 01382 228496. £14. The chart-topping Dumfries bedroom boffin brings his new electro sounds to town.
Wednesday 4 Glasgow ■ CKY The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £12. Over-14s show. Standing for Camp Kill Yourself, this lot have provided the soundtrack to a bunch of skateboarding films and helped kick off the Jackass phenomenon. ■ Calvin Harris and Mr Hudson O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 08444