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Wednesday 18

Glasgow ✽✽ Mariachi El Bronx Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £10. Over-14s show. LA punk crew The Bronx reinvent themselves as a mariachi troupe with very convincing results. See 5 Reasons, page 67. Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £22.50–£24.50. Former Rolling Stones bassist makes a return to his musical roots with the Rhythm Kings playing the kind of jazz and blues that first inspired him all those years ago. The Mirror Trap, Shauna Joy and Dean Queasy Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. The headliners were formerly known as Descartes. Support from singer/pianist and Velvets- influenced act. FREE Paul Cuthbert and One Good Reason Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Live music. Preacher, Bright Young Nights and Aerial View Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £5. Rock night. FREE Open Stage The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. 8.30pm. See Wed 11. And So I Watch you from Afar 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Belfast rockers.

Edinburgh Melody Gardot The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £15. Mellow blues, electric folk and a touch of jazz from this American singer- songwriter. Khuda and Kokomo Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7.30pm. £4. Post rock from Leeds-based two-piece Khuda. FREE The Golden Hour Forest Café, 3 Bristo Place, 220 4538. 8pm. Guesting at Ryan Van Winkle’s cabaret evening are Edinburgh Makar Ron Butlin, Julia Boll and Ewan Morrison, joined by musicians Yaz Duncan and Rantum Scantum. Dr Ruby’s Acoustic Showcase The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). A selection of acoustic acts. Ayr Boo Hewerdine Libertine, 7 River Street, 7.30pm. £10. Admired pop/blues songsmith founder of cult band The Bible and frequent collaborator with Eddi Reader.

Dundee Threshold Sicks, Corrupt Absolute, Excellent Cadaver and Man Made Origin Dexter’s Lounge Bar, 24 Castle Street, 01382 228894. 8pm. £4. See Mon 16. Kelso Ocean Colour Scene Springwood Hall, Springwood Park, 7pm. £22.50. Survivors of both baggy and Britpop still reeling in the crowds in Scotland.

Thursday 19 Glasgow Motorhead, The Damned and Girlschool O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 08444 772000. 7pm. £25. The self-proclaimed ‘loudest band in the world’ continue to bring the noise more effectively than most bands a third of their age. Supported by old age punks The Damned and their former collaborators Girlschool. Brenda Cochrane Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £15–£16.50. Country, pop and musical theatre interpretations from acclaimed singer Brenda Cochrane. Hair Police and Upsilon Acrux Stereo, 22––28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7.30pm. £tbc. Free noise from Mike Connely of Wolf Eyes aka Hair Police. Vigo Thieves, Daybreak and Jamie Cameron The Shed, 26

Langside Avenue, 649 5020. 7.30pm. £2. Classic rock and pop influences from this Wishaw quartet. Cake Free Bakesale Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Bands hosted by Johnny Terrell. FREE Liam Cairns Band The Liquid Ship, 171–175 Great Western Road, 331 1901. 8pm. Free Candy Sessions night. Macabre Scene and The Morgue Party Candidate Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. Post-punk. FREE Paradox, Komatoze, Aces High and Pariah MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Death metal/grindcore from Paradox. Steve Hackett The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360 085. 8pm. £20. The one-time Genesis guitarist plays tracks from his new album, Out of the Tunnel’s Mouth. FREE The Feuds and Vegas Nights Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Punk and indie. Washington Irving and Kitty the Lion Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 8pm. Free but ticketed. Infectious indie pop band WI play at this week’s Mill showcase. Datarock King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8.50. Tracksuited and booted Norwegian duo influenced by the august likes of Devo and Talking Heads. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. See Thu 5. Blueflint, The Southern Tenant Folk Union and Adopted as Holograph 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Lady banjo players extraordinaire tour their bluegrass ballads following the launch of new album, High Bright Morning. FREE Bazodee The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. See Thu 5. The Selective Service, The Scuffers and Ewan Butler ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. £5. Indie rock. Edinburgh Ed Rock Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £4. Four band bill (still tbc) but we’re guessing they’ll be from Edinburgh and they rock. Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £9.50. Glasgow singer- songwriter Roddy Hart is one to watch, having shared studio time with Ryan Adams and with an album featuring performances by Kris Kristofferson and Eddi Reader already under his belt. Yes Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £33.50. The proggers are back with a touring line-up of Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White, Oliver Wakeman (son of Rick) and Benoit David. FREE Fire & Rain The Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, 622 6801. 8pm. See Thu 5. Jewel & Esk Showcase The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8.15pm. £4 (£3). Mixed line-up of bands from the respected music course. FREE Dirty Modern Hero and Run/Lucky/Free Heriot-Watt University Union, Riccarton, 451 5333. 9pm. Pop rock and indie. The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.15pm. £1. See Thu 5.

Dundee Letz Zep Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £17.50 (£16). Led Zeppelin tribute act. Letz indeed. Stirling The Magic of Motown: Reach Out 50th Anniversary Tour Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, 01786 473544. 7.30pm. £18.50. Celebrating 50 years of the Tamla record label, covers of the hits of The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and the like.

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