■ Shinedown, Soil and Counterpoint O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 08444 772000. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Hard rock and metal from Jacksonville, Florida. ■ The Wolfetones Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £16. Celt rock veterans with a strong political slant to their lyrics. ■ Motown on Tour Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £19.50–£21.50. Over 50 years of Motown hit, including the music of The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson Five. ■ Take a Worm for a Walk Week Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Fast, chaotic and intense techcore onslaught from TAWFAWW, described as Dillinger Escape Plan meets The Locust. FREE The Bottleneckers McChuills, 40 High Street, 552 2135. 8pm. Fifties-style rhythm and blues band. ■ Castanets and Jack Butler Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Gothic country and dark indie from this experimental one-man band from San Diego. ■ Findlay Napier City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 8pm. £10. Bluegrass, country, funk and folk from a performer whose sound is described as ‘Loudon Wainwright meets Nickel Creek’. ■ Full Metal Racket Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £5. Rock and metal covers. ■ Heartbeats, The Page and Storm Society Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £5. New Wave, grunge and shoegaze sounds. ■ Kick to Kill, Lean Tales and Codeen 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £15. Prevailing Joy Division influences from the headliners. ■ Satellite Underground Capitol, 468 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1040. 8pm. £tbc. Glasgow indie five-piece headline. ■ Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360 085. 8pm. £22. Springsteen’s pals, who revel in the accolade of ‘world’s greatest bar band’. ■ The Last Figurines, Val Verde, The Redshow and Ampersand Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Ampersand are ‘five normal guys from Glasgow’s East End’ influenced by a host of classic rock bands. FREE Doctor Bliss Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Live music. ■ The Levee Breakers and Soulcircus King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 01382 206812. 8.30pm. £5. Led Zep tribute. ■ The Star Devils Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 10pm. £7. Kentucky band play live at the All Tore Up rock’n’roll club night. ■ Orderly Disorder The Flying Duck, 7 Renfrew Court, 572 0100. 11pm–3am. £6 (£5). Off-the-wall indie, and most likely a live band too. FREE Halt Bar Hijack The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. Weekly music takeover with acts tbc.
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68 THE LIST 5–19 Nov 2009
Nicolay Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Edinburgh ■ Teatime Acoustic The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. Unplugged session with William Douglas and friends. ■ Jam the Box The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. 7pm–3am. £5. Kicking off with five live bands (Kerrie Lynch, The Electric Ghosts, Green Man Running, The Nature Boys and Nevada Base) before disco, deep house, old school electro, dubstep and Detroit influenced beats. ✽✽ Mark Eitzel and Franz Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £12. As both a solo artist and the frontman for American Music Club, evocative singer Eitzel combines the energy of punk with folk to create dark melancholic pop. . ■ Moriarty Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £8. Olde world acoustic outfit mixing folk, country, blues, jazz and cabaret. ■ The Ray Summers, Tango in the Attic and The Rioteers Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £6. Mainstream indie rock sounds from The Ray Summers. ■ The Go Away Birds and Adam Stanford & Louise Hendry Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7.30pm. £tbc. Soft jazzy, folky melodies from Catherine Ireton (vocalist in Stuart Murdoch’s new project God Help the Girl) and guitarist Michael John McCarthy (Zoey van Goey) aka The Go Away Birds. ■ Ten Tracks Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 11pm–3am. £6. The founders of www.tentracks.co.uk present a night of eclectic musical delights with guests tbc.
Coatbridge ■ Tom Hingley The Georgian Hotel, 26 Lefroy Street, 01236 421888. £tbc. Ex-frontman of baggy Mancunian space-rockers The Inspiral Carpets plies his solo wares. Dundee ■ In the Flesh: Pink Floyd Whitehall Theatre, 12 Bellfield Street, 08717 029486. 7.30pm. £20. Another Pink Floyd tribute, this one focusing on flashing lights, lasers, a full-on stage show and music from Floyd’s classic years. ■ The Mirror Trap, Milk Klub and Bornwina Dexter’s Lounge Bar, 24 Castle Street, 01382 228894. 8pm. £tbc. Local bands.
Glenrothes ■ The Frank & Walters Greenside Hotel, 1 High Street, Leslie, 0870 7522235. 7.30pm. £6. Lovable early 90s NME favourites return with their offbeat approach to indie pop. Largs FREE The Sour Mash Trio Victoria Hotel, 80 Gallowgate Street, 01475 672355. 9pm. See Fri 6.
Leven ■ Classic Clapton Inn at Lathones, Lathones, Largoward, 01334 840494. 9pm. £20. 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. Motherwell ■ Ledd Zepp Motherwell Concert Hall, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, 01698 302999. 7.30pm. £10. Tribute to the mighty Zeppelin.
Stirling ■ Blueflint Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 8pm. £12 (£10). Lady banjo players extraordinaire tour their bluegrass ballads following the launch of new album, High Bright Morning.
Glasgow ■ Alan Nimmo The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360 085. 2pm. £tbc. One half of Glasgow blues brothers with an afternoon acoustic set ahead of his Erja Lyytinen support slot later. ■ Bloc + Jam Bar Bloc, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 5pm–2am. £tbc. Open mic night hosted by Louis Abbot (Brother Louis Collective), Craig Grant (Union of Knives) and Kenny ‘Jelly Minogue’ Reid. ■ Beverley Knight ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £22.50. Over-14s show. Britsoul diva who gives it her all in performance, like the captain of the hockey team. Doesn’t quite have the material though. ■ Erja Lyytinen and Alan Nimmo The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360 085. 7pm. £11. Finnish slide guitarist. ■ Shadows Chasing Ghosts, Converse with Ghosts and City of Statues Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £8. Over-14s show. Alt.rock and screamo bill. ■ Broken Records Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7.30pm. £8.50. European folk meets alternative indie from acclaimed Edinburgh ensemble Broken Records. ■ The Go Away Birds and Adam Stanford & Louise Hendry Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 7.30pm. £5. See Sat 7. ■ T-Rextasy Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £15.50 (£14.50). Longstanding, respected T-Rex tribute act. Glam rockers brace yourselves. FREE Acoustic at the Aragon The Aragon Bar, 131 Byres Road, 339 3252. 8pm. Weekly acoustic night featuring unsigned local acts. ■ Blue Roses Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Soaring, Kate Bush-inspired songwriting from Blue Roses, aka Laura Groves. FREE Cult Fiction, Mark Garside, Medusa’s Curse and Collington X MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Indie bill. ■ Fifty Calibre Smile, Hiroshima Blackout and Black Avenue Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. Heavy rock, punk rock and grunge. FREE Sleepercurve and Make Sparks Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Live music. ■ Hundred Reasons, Canterbury and Scholars King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £12. One-time great Brit emo- rock hopes, now getting a bit long in the tooth but still capable of a blinding live show. ■ Action Group 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Trio from Edinburgh with keys, synths and violin providing hip grooves and funky beats. FREE The Easy Orchestra Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. The Friday morning houseband on BBC Radio Scotland’s MacAulay & Co perform from their diverse songbook. FREE Open Mic Trader Joe’s, 325 Hope Street, 332 4017. 9pm. Louis Abbot hosts this open mic spot. Edinburgh ■ Jonathan Coulton The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7pm. £16. Brooklyn-based ‘internet superstar’ known for his quirky ditties on geeky topics, who is also Contributing Troubadour for Popular Science magazine. ■ Paul Curreri The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7pm. £11. Folk and blues-influenced singer/guitarist from Virginia who has been compared to Elliott Smith and M Ward, is a protégé of fingerpicking guitarist Kelly Joe Phelps and is married to the wonderful Devon Sproule.