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■ Demon’s Eye Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Rock covers. ■ Franck Martin Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £tbc. Live music. ■ John Knox Sex Club and Baby Boyz The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360 085. 8pm. £6. Post-punk/new wave quartet from London, plus rockers with a Calvinist edge, they say. Er, join their club? ■ Razorblade Smile, Dogs Abuse, Ceasefire, Bottom Feeders and The Murderburgers Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £tbc. Punk rock rammy. ■ Hardcore Superstar, Bullet and Black Heart Fire King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £12. Swedish glam rockers following in the hair metal tradition of Hanoi Rocks. ■ Crossfire, The Dirty Pickups, The Jackhammers and The Snipes 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Classic rock.
Edinburgh ■ Teatime Acoustic The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. Unplugged session with William Douglas and friends. ■ Ardentjohn Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £8. Folky rock and indie as Ardentjohn launch their debut album On the Wire (ticket includes a copy of the album). ■ Inspired, Donnie Willow and in Die Disco Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £7.50. Three up- and-coming indie acts. ■ Spectrals and Lach Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Punky anti-folk. ■ The Valkarys Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5. Sixties rock’n’roll. ■ The Incendiary Bats, Joe Viterbo, Mills & Boon, Hairy Painkiller and Bassmonsta Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7.30pm. £4. Henry’s January Christmas party with a mixed line-up of bands which all feature at least one member who work at Henry’s. ■ The Real McKenzies, Root System, Crashed Out and Facehandle Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 7.30pm. £7–£10. See Fri 22. ■ The Wynd and Syth The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £4. Metal and rock. Dundee ■ Brenda Cochrane Whitehall Theatre, 12 Bellfield Street, 08717 029486. 7.30pm. £16. Country, pop and musical theatre interpretations from acclaimed singer Brenda Cochrane. ■ The Twist Dexter’s Lounge Bar, 24 Castle Street, 01382 228894. 8pm. £tbc. Indie rock’n’rollers from Dundee who have already supported The View and The Paddingtons. ■ Yashin Fat Sam’s, 31 South Ward Road, 01382 228496. 8pm. £tbc. Funeral for a Friend-style emo rock.
Sunday 24 Glasgow ■ 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. FREE Captain Kidd’s Boneyard, Chomsky Allstars, State Freed, Colours and John Georgie MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Militant beats from Chomsky Allstars. ■ Casino City and Casino Queen Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £5. Garage and blues sounds. In keeping with the casino theme, entry includes a free bet at a local casino.
5 REASONS TO GO SEE
ALASDAIR ROBERTS 1 He was discovered performing at a ceilidh by Will Oldham An apocryphal tale, but the pair have worked with Songs: Ohia’s Jason Molina as Amalgamated Sons of Rest, and Oldham (aka Bonny ‘Prince’ Billy) produced Roberts’ ballad collection No Earthly Man in 2005. 2 He just gets better and better Spoils was Wire magazine’s fourth favourite album of 2009, and deservedly so: idiosyncratic songwriting and inventive arrangements (complete with wonky electric guitars, a touch of analogue synth and Alex Neilson’s inspired drumming) show an artist on a creative roll.
3 He’ll expand your vocabulary Using archaic language and curious allusions, Roberts evokes a world of stark beauty, religious dread and mordant humour: ‘Oh no, the ourobouros looms in the sky before us/Morphs into a foul abraxas. . . you think you’re gonna scare me/With your fuckin’ taxidermy?’
4 His many intriguing collaborations The past year has seen Roberts work with artist Luke Fowler, warm a draughty Edinburgh church hall with Icelandic pop composer Benni Hemm Hemm, and perform with early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia. 5 ‘Sterile rams and simulacra’ Who else could turn such an inscrutable phrase into a singalong refrain? Ali can, and he does on Spoils’ track, ‘You Muses Assist’. Altogether now . . .
(Stewart Smith) ■ St Andrew’s In The Square, Glasgow, Fri 22 Jan
■ Echovirus, Stone Circle, What’s the Damage, La Luna Del Cacciatore and Damn These Metal Arms Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Grunge, sludge and punk rock. FREE Peter Getty, The Pinups and Wee Spies Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Classic rock and singer/songwriter. ■ Burns Night featuring Broken Records, Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers and Whisky Kiss King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £12. A fine array of Scottish indie folk acts come together to celebrate our national Bard’s birthday (a day early). ■ Billy Liar 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Punky sounds.
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