WIN ELVIS 75 CDS
All hail the king. Mr Presley is back (but did he ever really leave?) and to celebrate what would have been ‘the Pelvis’s’ 75th birthday year, this 3 CD collection brings 75 hip-swivelling hits spanning the length of his career, from 1956’s ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ to 2002’s JXL remix of ‘A Little Less Conversation’. We’ve got five copies to give away, so mince over in your blue suede shoes to www.list.co.uk/offers to enter. WIN HOMEGAME TICKETS
We think this year’s Homegame line-up looks pretty bloody good. (see feature on page 24) But we also realise it’s now completely sold out. So thank your stars that Johnny at Fence Records, aka Pictish Trail (pictured, above) is offering a pair of tickets to be won by one lucky List reader. To enter, drop your details off at www.list.co.uk/offers.
■ The closing date for both competitions is Wed 3 Feb.
Glassjaw The mighty Glassjaw finally make their way to Glasgow after several false starts and multiple cancellations. The Long Island post-hardcore mob have been plagued by disputes with their record labels, multiple line-up changes, a long hiatus (from 2004 when frontman Daryl Palumbo started his poppier Head Automatica project) and, perhaps most debilitatingly of all, Palumbo’s ongoing battle with Crohn’s disease – hence the various postponed and cancelled gigs. However, now they are back with more ferocious, progressive punk. ■ QMU, Glasgow, Tue 26 Jan.
Edinburgh ■ Cuddly Shark, Unknown Hagana, Rodent Emporium and Munchkins Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £tbc. Alternative rock. ■ Black Avenue The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £4. Grungey rock. FREE Cranachan Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 9pm. Weekly Sunday Session. ■ The Beau Nasties The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). Mix of folk, blues and Celtic influences.
Monday 25 Glasgow ■ Twenty Twenty, The New Cities, Jody has a Hit List and The Gap Year Riot O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Over-14s show. Punky power-pop with
synths from GYR. FREE Ace City Racers, The Hickeys, Nation’s Capitol and Lead By Example Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Britpop- influenced headliners. FREE Marshall Chipped and The Ghostboy Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. New wave electro and acoustic at this freestyle night. ■ No Room for Heroes, The Last Lookouts, Kid Fire and Talking Trees Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Pop punk from LL. FREE Open Mic The Brass Monkey, 1004 Argyle Street, 243 2170. 8pm. A new open mic night presided over by Martin Mochan and with free beer for all performers. Edinburgh ■ Eye for an Eye, Twenty Inch Kings, Kritikill Mass and Haemorrhaged Bannerman’s, Niddry
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Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Heavy rock and metal. ■ The Chans The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). Singer/guitarist Rossco Galloway and his rocking four-piece. Tuesday 26
Glasgow ■ Ocean Colour Scene Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £21. Survivors of both baggy and Britpop still reeling in the crowds in Scotland. FREE Acoustic Sessions and Open Mic Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7.30pm. Free acoustic night hosted by Ross Clark. ■ Glassjaw Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. 7.30pm. £16.50. Over-14s show. The much respected American hardcore act finally make it to Glasgow (after many delays and cancellations through the years). ■ Eye for an Eye and Fash Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Heavy rock and metal. ■ Kiss Mars, Hell Above and Colin James Murphy Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £5. Mixed bill, including thrash metal and experimental sounds. ■ The Magic Carpet Cabaret Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. A night of songwriters and bands. ■ Marble Valley Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £tbc. Indie-pop from ex-Pavement man Steve West. FREE Sanchez, Battle a Dinosaur, Mute Defeat, Purpose:Failed and Hooks & Crooks MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Metal and emo rock bill. ■ Chew Lips and Pooch King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. South London- based dance pop trio tipped for 2010. ■ PopArt 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Indie pop.
FREE The Bottleneckers Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. Fifties-style rhythm’n’blues band play a residency.
Glasgow ■ Jamie T & the Pacemakers and The Cold Ones Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Over-14s show. Rescheduled date for the young London songwriter encompassing indie, hip hop and punk influences in his lo-fi sound. FREE Easy Kings and Betatone Distraction MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Live music. FREE Old Town Rebels, Michael Sharp and Megan Reid Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Local singer/songwriters. ■ GoGoBot, The Gazettas, Johnny & the Giros and Paul Gibson King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Alt.rock trio from Glasgow headline. FREE Brooksy and the Sound Collectors Cosmopol, 165 Hope Street, 221 9130. 9pm. New age hippy rockers. Edinburgh ■ Chew Lips and Boycotts Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £6.50. See Tue 26. ■ Collington X The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £4. Live electronica. FREE Alex Hodgson The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, 226 4380. 8pm. National Burnsong winner Hodgson, performs modern folk with his band. ■ Mindset, The Voodoo Conspiracy and Autonomous Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Melodic rockers Mindset headline.