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Thursday 5 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. FREE Open Mic The Shed, 26 Langside Avenue, 649 5020. 7.30pm.
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Acoustic night with David Duffy. ■ 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, 22–28 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. ■ Eightball, Assume the Form, a Torn Mind and Jaded Playboy Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. Funk rock with ‘dramatic tendencies’ from Eightball plus proggy supports. FREE John Hinshelwood, Sandra Gellatly, Andrea Marini and Julia & the Doogans The Liquid Ship, 171–175 Great Western Road, 331 1901. 8pm. Star of the Scottish roots, country and folk music scene plays originals and covers. ■ Luke Haines Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £10. The Auteurs’ acerbic man of letters and lyrics who has recently delivered his Britpop memoirs. ■ The Lurkers, Shock & Awe, Media Whores and The Red Eyes 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, The Bum Clocks, Downfall and The Wrong Boyfriends 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 Suspire and 32 Miles to Breakfast Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 8pm. Soaring melodic rock from Suspire at this week’s Mill showcase. FREE You Can’t Eat the Word Food and Latino Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Alternative rock with a touch of psychedelia. FREE Andrea Marini, John Hinshelwood, Sandra Gellatly and Julia & The Doogans The Liquid Ship, 171–175 Great Western Road, 331 1901. 8.30pm. Local singer-songwriters. ■ The Hours, Gliss and Acrylic Iqon 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. Hosted by Independence. ■ 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. Live reggae and dancehall sounds. Edinburgh FREE Carrie MacDonald Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. A mixture of acoustic and pop songs as singer-songwriter Macdonald launches her album Believe. Tickets are free but please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place. ■ 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. Fractious siblings Maureen, Bernie, Coleen and
Linda hit the reunion trail and are still, it seems, in the mood for dancing. ■ Storm in a D Cup Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £4. All-girl metal/rock act. 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. ■ Psydoll and Metaltech The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Manga-fuelled electronic punks straight out of Tokyo plus burlesque, DJs and cabaret. FREE Fire & Rain The Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, 622 6801. 8pm. New singer-songwriter night (if you would like to play contact email@example.com). FREE Atlas Skye and Skylab Heriot- Watt University Union, Riccarton, 451 5333. 9pm. Indie rock. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.15pm. £1. Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves. 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.
Paisley ■ The Joni Mitchell Project Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 887 1010. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). Some of Joni Mitchell’s early songs, sung in the style of the deeply emotional songstress herself. Sally Barker, who presents this project, has opened for Bob Dylan in concert – a privilege she shares with her heroine.
Stirling ■ Reloaded 2 Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 7pm. £4. Stirling’s liveliest showcase of unsigned acts.
Friday 6 Glasgow ■ 25 Churchills, Make This Relate, Japanese Mafia and Marillo ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6. Alternative rockers from Linlithgow headline. ■ Amid Concrete Callousness, Forthcall, Around Zero, Sons Morning Star and Aperture Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. Local band showcase. ■ Just Jack The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7pm. £12.50. Mix of funky and urban sounds from this Streets-like former DJ and lyrical MC, responsible for top ten hit ‘Starz in Their Eyes’. ■ Manta, Hollowtin Sorrows and Goosedubbs Stereo, 22––28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £6. Retro psychedelic hard rockers headline. FREE Them Beatles Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, Merchant City, 548 1350. 7pm. Beatles tribute. ■ Unsigned Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. 7pm. £4 (£2). New bands night. ■ Yo La Tengo and Euros Childs ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £14. Over-14s show. New Jersey- based Yo La Tengo explore the extremes of feedback-heavy rock and sweetly melodic pop. With support from former Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci frontman. ■ McIntosh Ross and Darden Smith Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7.30pm. £20. Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh, the husband and wife team out front for Deacon Blue, make sweet music together in a graceful Americana style. See preview, page 62. ■ 3Oh!3 Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7.30pm. £10. Over-14s
show. Fratboy electro pop duo from Denver named after their area phone code. ■ Andy Fairweather Low The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01382 228496. 8pm. £18. The former frontman of 60s group Amen Corner, who has worked with the likes of Hendrix, Dylan and Clapton, playing songs from throughout his 40-year career. ■ Cosmo Jarvis Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Jack the lad-style singer/songwriter with his kitchen sink ditties. FREE Jericho Hill McChuills, 40 High Street, 552 2135. 8pm. Johnny Cash tribute band. FREE Magic Box Mistress and Traite Walker The Liquid Ship, 171–175 Great Western Road, 331 1901. 8pm. Free Candy Sessions night. ■ Maps and It Hugs Back Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £8. Aka Mercury Music Prize-nominated musician James Chapman. ■ The Rackets Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Live music. ■ The Soviets, The Go-Hawks, The Zicos and Chomsky Allstars Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Greenock quintet playing ‘good proper music’. ■ Chthonic and Sacred Betrayal King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Melodic black metal troupe from Taiwan. FREE The Outpatients Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Rock covers. ■ Psydoll 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Manga- fuelled electronic punks straight out of Tokyo. ■ The See See Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 10pm. £5. Psych folk rock band play at Eyes Wide Open. ■ Terry Neason: Torch Songs of Pleasure’n’Passion Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 10pm. £14.50 (£10.50). Award-winning diva, Terry Neason, with her late night sassy and classy cocktail of torch songs: an emotional roller-coaster of comedic poems, raunchy monologues, soulful songs and soaring ballads from Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Gershwin to Judy Garland. Part of Glasgay!. ■ Numbers Label Launch The Sub Club, 22 Jamaica Street, 248 4600. 11pm–3am. £10. A launch night for the new label from the Glasgow club of the same name. Featuring a debut live set from Warp Records’ Rustie, Numbers’ debut artist Lazer Sword and DJs Nelson and Goodhand. See Labels of Love, page 64. Edinburgh ■ Teatime Acoustic The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 5pm. Donation. The Pretty Little Wizard session of singers and bands. ■ Absent Elk and Hold Fire Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £tbc. Over-14s show. Brooding Brighton band. ■ Castanets Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £6.50. Gothic country and dark indie from this experimental one-man band from San Diego. ■ Jimmy Webb & The Webb Brothers The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 353 8000. 7pm. £27.50. Like Burt Bacharach, songwriting ace Jimmy Webb is probably not the best voice to render his songs, but any chance to hear such classics as Wichita Lineman and By the Time I Get to Phoenix is not to be sniffed at. See preview, page 62. ■ Retraspective, Die Schneiders, Basic Funk and Gimpanzee Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £4. ‘Guy Funkz’ night of funk. ■ Saxon, Anvil and SuidAkrA The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road,