Glasgow FREE Diobane Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 4pm. Covers and originals. ■ Cobra Starship and Family Force 5 O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £13. Over-14s show. US pop punk outfit formed by former Midtown frontman Gabe Saporta. See Exposure, page 64. ■ Enter Shikari and The King Blues Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £16. Trancecore from Hertfordshire. ■ The Plight Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £6. Heavy rockers from Leeds, with Edinburgh metal support. ■ Tinchy Stryder and Example O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 08444 772000. 7pm. SOLD OUT. No age restriction on this show from the Brit rapper, popular with the young people of today. FREE Brother Louis Collective Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 8pm. Guillemots-endorsed outfit with clarinet and flute embellishment. ■ Egyptian Hip Hop, is Tropical and Adult Emergency Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Manchester teens who decided to invent a fictitious genre and name themselves after it. FREE Only Guilty Men, Starstudded 78 and Sacred Betrayal Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Indie rock from Starstudded 78, emotronica from SB. FREE The Paradox, we are Soul and The Black Lights MacSorleys Small Ads
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Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Death metal/grindcore from Paradox. ■ Twin Atlantic King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. See Sat 6. Part of King Tut’s 20th birthday celebrations. See preview, page 61. FREE Frank O’Hagan Jinty McGuintys, 21–29 Ashton Lane, 339 0747. 9pm. Covers of Dylan, The Band, Creedence. ■ Kings of Lion, Mr Calavera, Ekrano and Jonathan Carr 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Benefit for the Haiti earthquake victims, featuring singer/songwriter Jonathan Carr, Scotland’s answer to Jamie Cullum. ■ The Gummy Stumps, Ela Orleans and The Eternal Fags Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. £tbc. Punkish sounds.
Edinburgh ■ Soundings 09/10: Annual Festival of Sonic Art Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 6pm. £5 (£3); weekend pass £16 (£10). See Fri 5. ■ Alphabet Backwards, Kitty the Lion, Carrie Mac and Matt Norris & the Moon Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £5. Acoustic synth pop from Alphabet Backwards featuring Josh Ward (as seen in the T-Mobile ads). ■ Nanci Griffith The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £26.50. The US folk diva returns to Scotland with more tender vocals and delicate phrasing to tug on Glaswegian heart strings. ■ Still Flyin’ Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £6. Uplifting, jangling indie feel good vibes from this 15(+) strong act formed in San Francisco, how they’ll all squeeze into Sneaky’s is a mystery. ■ Alasdair Young The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £tbc. Alternative acoustic pop. ■ Tony Mitchell & Wendy Carle Taylor Wee Folk Club, Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 8.30pm. £5. Seasoned guitar maestro and fine singer of traditional and contemporary songs. 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. Dundee ■ Make Sparks, Quiver & the Ladysnatchers, Amid Concrete & Callousness and Wish I was Weaver Dexter’s Lounge Bar, 24 Castle Street, 01382 228894. 8pm. £4. One for fans of Biffy Clyro.
Monday 8 Glasgow ■ The Auteur and Lost on Landing Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 6.30pm. £7. Two pop/punk acts. ■ Imogen Heap O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £15. Over-14s show. Wispy, ambient sounds from this singer/songwriter with a dash of Laurie Anderson’s influence. FREE Autonomous, Stephen Mitchell, Sean Murray, Weekend Tears and Turning Plates Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. Weekly freestyle night. FREE The Brides and The Giants Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Progressive hardcore from Brighton. ■ Michael Simons Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Glasgow-based guitarist playing folk, blues and beyond. FREE Open Mic The Brass Monkey, 1004 Argyle Street, 243 2170. 8pm. A new open mic night presided over by
Lostprophets One of Britain’s big rock success stories, Lostprophets are one of the few UK acts to break
in the US with their catchy, crunchy guitar hooks. The Welsh nu- metallers latest album The Betrayed continues the theme including anthem in the making ‘It’s Not the End of the World, But I Can See It From Here’. ■ O2 Academy, Glasgow, Thu 18 Feb; Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Fri 19 Feb.
Martin Mochan and with free beer for all performers. ■ Time Lucky and Curio Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Live music. ■ Enter Shikari King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. SOLD OUT. See Sun 7. Part of King Tut’s 20th birthday celebrations. See preview, page 61. ■ Throats, Bleaklow, The Ocean Fracture and Altars 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Alt.rock and hardcore bill.
Edinburgh ■ The Chans The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). Singer/guitarist Rossco Galloway and his rocking four-piece. Cumbernauld FREE Jam Session Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, 01236 732887. 8pm. Bring your instrument and yourself and head down to Cumbernauld Theatre every Monday night for a laid-back jam session. A chance to meet fellow musicians and learn something from one another.
Tuesday 9 Glasgow ■ Xavier Rudd and Ben Howard O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £17.50. Over-14s show. Canadian/Australian surf roots singer/songwriter, who uses didgeridoos in his live set up. FREE Acoustic Sessions and Open Mic Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7.30pm. Free acoustic night hosted by Ross Clark. ■ Peter Von Poehl, Randolph’s Leap and Camembert Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 7.30pm. £5. Swedish singer/songwriter, who divides his time between Malmo, Berlin and Paris, punts his second album May Day. ■ Andy Miller Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Acoustic guitar virtuoso and singer/songwriter presents some of his favourite bands. FREE Majestic Dandelion MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Alt.rock.
■ Martin Livingstone, I Drive Home, Debbie Kate and Psychotropic System Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £5. Four more acts compete for the chance to record for Pivo Pivo’s Oanadid label. ■ Valpurga, Daemonolith, Moonrape and Assynt 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £tbc. Sardinian black metal band Valpurga headline. ■ Brett Anderson King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £15. Former Suede frontman punts his latest solo album as part of King Tut’s ongoing 20th birthday celebrations. Maybe if we ask nicely, he’ll do some Suede stompers. Part of King Tut’s 20th birthday celebrations. See preview, page 61. FREE The Bottleneckers Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. Fifties-style rhythm’n’blues band play a residency.
Edinburgh FREE Stevensons College Singer- Songwriter Showcase The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. A selection of new singer-songwriters playing new material. ■ Flood of Red, Ghosts of Elysium and The Great City Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £tbc. Screamo six-piece from Glasgow headline. ■ White Noise Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £3. The finest up-and-coming Scottish acts perform live. ■ Electric Avenue Band The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £tbc. This band describe themselves as a mix of Patti Smith and Chinese folk. Dundee ■ Your Last Mistake The Doghouse, 15 Ward Street, 01382 206812. 8pm. £5 (£4). Live music.
Wednesday 10 Glasgow FREE Bad Remedy, Megan Reid and Jamie Rodden MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Local singer/songwriters.