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Glasgow ■ Be a Familiar, Daedalian, Boycotts and Marvel Heights Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £6. Be A Familiar have been compared to Idlewild and Arcade Fire. ■ Baroness and Titus Gein Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Florida sludge rock/hardcore band supported by local synth prog metal outfit. ■ Alan McKim, Sol and Less Than Sober The Shed, 26 Langside Avenue, 649 5020. 8pm. £2. Paisley troubadour headlines. ■ Cake Free Bakesale Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Bands hosted by Johnny Terrell. FREE Catherine O’Halloran Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. Emotive and engaging smoky-jazz-folk from the gifted vocalist at this Concrete Campfire night. FREE The Duelling Winos and The Parting Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. This band are described Small Ads
as ‘the Beatles versus Monty Python’. Does that not make them The Rutles?. ■ Halcyon Days Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Rock/blues covers. ■ Hiroshima Blackout Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £tbc. Alt/punk. FREE Syth, One Day Remains, Ultimate Punch, Defence and Dead End MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Anthemic power metal from Syth. FREE Tempercalm, Cavalcades and Hagana Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 8pm. Local guitar-wielding noiseniks lead the charge. ■ The Traditional Music of Bob Dylan Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 8pm. £10. A tribute to the folk and traditional songs that influenced Dylan, as well as folky Dylan classics. ■ Vigo Thieves, The Foundry Men, Fist Fights with Old Men and Decent Souls King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Classic rock and pop influences from this Wishaw quartet. ■ The Seventeenth Century and French Wives 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Dreamy folk rock from this Glasgow five-piece who sound a bit like a Scottish Fleet Foxes.
Edinburgh ■ X Lion Tamer and Fridge Magnets Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. Free but ticketed. More top notch local indie at The Mill. Free tickets from www.themill-live.com. See Exposure, page 65. ■ Dropkick and Tourettes The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £4. Indie power pop and alt.country rock. ✽✽ Gordon McIntyre, Any Color Pandacetamol The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Ballboy’s McIntyre headlines this night of indie in support of Marie Curie. Black, Dirty Boots and
FREE Out of the Bedroom The Tron, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 226 0931. 8pm. Open mic session. The only rule is no cover versions. Sign up from 7pm. ■ Eagleowl, Found and Oates Field The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8.30pm. £5. Versus is a new live music night where musicians perform on the same stage at the same time, duelling track by track. This opening event features alt.folksters Eagleowl and audio/visual art pop from Found. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves. Dundee ■ Buddy Holly & The Cricketers Dundee Rep, Tay Square, 01382 223530. 7.30pm. £16 (£10–£14). Rock’n’rollercoaster of a show featuring all the timeless classics from a band who have been on the tribute trail for seventeen years.
Friday 22 Glasgow ■ 12 Gauge, The Escape, Keiko Ari, 4 Minute Warning and The Siren O2 Academy 2, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £6. Local band line-up. ■ Forever Broken, Semper Fi, Epitaph and Already Naked Barrowland 2, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. Metal line-up. ■ Aerials Up and Spectrals Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Indie rock. ■ Crossfire and Bad Medicine Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Rock and blues covers. ■ Drive Carefully Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Live music from Drive Carefully Records. ■ Hollowtin Sorrows and Midas is King Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall
Sick Kids Sunday 2 It’s a bumper line-up with a definite wonky, folky, indie vibe as the GRV hosts this
charity fundraiser. James Yorkston & Adrian Crowley take the headlining slot with their take on the songs of Daniel Johnston, with able backup from the likes of Alasdair Roberts, Zoey Van Goey (pictured), Eagleowl and more, plus a DJ sets from Come On Gang! and Chutes. ■ The GRV, Edinburgh, Sat 31 Jan.
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Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £6. Edgy, bluesy rock’n’roll. ■ Kid Fire Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Live music. ■ The Real McKenzies and The Plimptons Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 8pm. £tbc. Seven-piece kilted Canadian punkers, playing in full Highland gear complete with bagpipes. FREE The Secret Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Live music. ✽✽ Delphic and Mirrors King Tut’s Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7. Tipped Mancunian trio who sound like a tame New Order. ■ Davie Ritchie Benefit Gig Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm–3am. £5. A gig for the father of Glasgow’s R&B scene, Davie Ritchie, with live performances from The Bottleneckers, The Vagabonds and Frank O’Hagan, and DJs after. ■ Rodan and The Wildcards 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Psychedelia. ■ Lock Up Your Daughters The Flying Duck, 7 Renfrew Court, 572 0100. 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). More Queerbash tunes from ‘zine makers Lock Up Your Daughters.
Edinburgh ■ Teatime Acoustic The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 5pm. Donation. The Pretty Little Wizard session of singers and bands. ■ The Amorettes and Nick Splinter Smith Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7pm. £4. Classic rock with nods to The Donnas and Whitesnake from The Armorettes at this Edinburgh Eagles Ice Hockey fundraiser. ■ We Luv Musik The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7pm. £5 (£4). New monthly live music night with Bad Bad Men, Pose Victorious and an acoustic set from Chris Smith plus DJ Jarp Sport. ■ The Stagger Rats The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £4. Psychobilly headliners.
Dundee FREE The Jaconellis Chambers Bar, 59–61 Gellatly Street, 01382 225616. 8pm. Local groups to rock your socks. Leven ■ Paul Jones and Dave Kelly Inn at Lathones, Lathones, Largoward, 01334 840494. 8.30pm. £28. Dynamic, rootsy country blues to take you back to the old days down in the Mississippi Delta from these two veterans. Both are members of The Blues Band, Jones was the singer in 60s stars Manfred Man and Kelly has toured extensively as a solo artist, including support slots for Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker.
Saturday 23 Glasgow FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, Merchant City, 548 1350. 5pm. Rockabilly, bluegrass and skiffle from Glasgow trio The MeatMen. ■ The Common Empire, Jealous of the Stars and The Drowned & the Saved Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £6. Indie ska pop headliners from Dumfries. ■ Reel Big Fish and Sonic Boom Six O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 08444 772000. 7pm. £14.50. Southern California ska-punk band present their latest hyperkinetic stage show, 2010: A Ska Odyssey, boasting juvenile humour, ironic covers and metallic shards of ska. FREE 60 Persons, Communicator, Transfer Audio, Stowaways and Kontroband Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Glasgow indie rockers claiming influences from Oasis to T Rex.