■ Eden House and Dead Eyes Opened Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Goth ensemble. FREE Talking Trees, The Regiment and John’s Weans Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Electronica duo from Dundee headline. ■ Beach House, Lawrence Arabia and Washington Irving King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £9. Baltimore-based folktronica duo Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand, supported by New Zealand singer/songwriter. ■ Acoustic Tribute Night 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. This month, it’s The Who versus The Stones. The List backs The Who. ■ Pareto, The Red Show, Paul Gibson and Louise Against the Elements Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. £tbc. Melodic alt.rock from Glasgow trio Pareto.
Edinburgh ■ A New Day, Taking Chase and Nude Pilots Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £4. Fast melodic hardcore from the Welsh headliners. ■ Kin The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £2. Acoustic night of poems, songs and music. ■ Moya, Major Major and Edmund Lunar Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Indie and rock. Cumbernauld FREE Acoustic Night Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, 01236 732887. 8pm. Cumbernauld Performers’ Forum presents a fortnightly programme of acoustic music from local musicians. Newcomers are always welcome, both to the audience and the bill.
Thursday 11 Glasgow ■ Kelly Clarkson O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 08444 772000. 7pm. SOLD OUT. The only American Idol to go international (so far) belts out her processed pop/rock. ■ Lamb of God, Job for a Cowboy, August Burns Red and Between the Buried & Me Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £16.50. Over-14s show. ‘Pure American metal’ five-piece from Virginia. On no account to be confused with the Son of Man. ■ Killaflaw Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £6. Liverpudlian electronic duo with bluesy vocals. FREE The Alchonauts, Eh!, Dolhouse, Booties, Wonderland and Craig White MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Alternative pop punk from Fife’s Alchonauts. ■ Energy!, City of Statues and Call Me Ishmael The Hold (under Admiral Bar), Waterloo Street, 8pm. £tbc. Emo flavoured rock from Glasgow’s City of Statues. ■ The Gazettas, Komodo, Break the Skyline and 21st Agenda Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. Indie rock. FREE Happy Vandals and Point Zero Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Latin-influenced sounds from Happy Vandals. ■ Lost City Lights and What the Heroes Say Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 8pm. Free but ticketed. This week’s Mill gig features LCL, who describe themselves as ‘an explosion of sheer flavour’. ■ Old Town Rebel and State of Emergency Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Classic rock and blues from Fife-based SOE. FREE Taking Chase, A New Day and First Step to Failure Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 8pm. Melodic
post-hardcore from Edinburgh, Wales and Glasgow. ■ White Heath, Conspirators, Boston Manor and Invidia Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £tbc. Experimental alt.rock from WH. ■ Detroit Social Club King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. See Fri 5. FREE Them Beatles Firewater, 341 Sauchiehall Street, 354 0350. 8.30pm. Beatles tribute. ■ Tragic City Thieves, Black Rat Death Squad and Filthy Little Secret 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Glam punk from TCT.
Edinburgh ■ Your First Mistake Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £7. Polished poppy punk and emo rock from Tranent. ■ Ramon Ruiz The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £tbc. Motherwell singer-songwriter who digs David Bowie and . . . The Smurfs. ■ Dragnet, Battle a Dinosaur and The Devilz Rejectz Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Grungey alternative rock from Newcastle’s Dragnet. ■ Jewel & Esk Showcase The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Mixed line-up of bands from the respected music course. FREE Out of the Bedroom The Tron, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 226 0931. 8pm. See Thu 4. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 4. Dundee FREE Scottish Ensemble Toby Spence sings Jacques Brel Marryat Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. Brel’s Songs, accompanied by accordion, piano, percussion and strings, are complemented by Satie’s Parade, and Kurt Schwertsik’s Adieu Satie, written for strings and accordion. See preview, page 80.
Falkirk ■ Kassidy Rialto, 28 Vicar Street, 01324 679922. 8pm. £tbc. Guitar-led indie-pop.
Glenrothes ■ Ocean Colour Scene Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, 01592 611101. 7.30pm. £23.50. Survivors of both baggy and Britpop still reeling in the crowds in Scotland. Leven ■ Marcus Bonfanti Inn at Lathones, Lathones, Largoward, 01334 840494. 8.15pm. £14. Fast-rising blues singer and guitarist Marcus Bonfanti performs.
Stirling ■ The MV & EE ‘Barn Nova Tour’ Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 8pm. £12 (£10). Psychedelic space folk from this wacky Vermont twosome.
Friday 12 Glasgow ■ Damnation Angels, Annihilation and Fall & Perish Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 6.30pm. £7. Symphonic metal headliners. ■ Bright Young Nights Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £6. Local rock. ■ D-Corum, Duelling Winos, No Need for Idols, The Relevants and The Seahorses of Karaoke Barrowland 2, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. Local band line-up. ✽✽ Hot Chip and Casiokids O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 08444 772000. 7pm. £17.50. Quirky uber-danceable electronica from the ‘Over and Over’ collective. See feature,
page 26. ■ Tempercalm, The LaFontaines and Just Tourist O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6. Guitar-wielding noiseniks Tempercalm and heavily-accented Scottish rap/rocker The Lafontaines. ■ The Cave The Flying Duck, 7 Renfrew Court, 572 0100. 8pm–3am. £5 (£4). Looking for a new kinda kick. Garage, punk, psychobilly and sleaze, with live bands and The Cave DJs. Tonight is Beatles night, with tribute act The Blackbirds and The Cave(ern) Lonely Hearts Club later on. FREE Alan Pownall The Liquid Ship, 171–175 Great Western Road, 331 1901. 8pm. London songwriter in the vein of Jack Johnson. ■ Bad Motor Scooter Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Rock. ■ The Last Gasps and Kris Tennant Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £6. Indie rock. FREE The Little Kicks, Felix D’Arcy and Ewan The Courtyard, 84 West Nile Street, 354 0049. 8pm. Upbeat Aberdeen-based four-piece who have supported the likes of Editors, The Kooks and Mystery Jets. FREE Simon Patchett, Flora Cook, Cherri Phosphate and The Bangs Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Local singer/songwriters. ■ The Watch Plays Genesis - The Blue Show The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360 085. 8pm. £14. Italian tribute band play a show themed round Genesis’s Foxtrot album. With a support set from John Hackett and Steve Magnus from the Steve Hackett Band. ■ Willy Vlautin Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Americana from the Richmond Fontaine man, plus local roots rock support. ■ Chapel Club King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Tipped young indie sorts. ■ The Little Yellow Ukuleles, Make Sparks, The Void, Call Me Ishmael and The Male Pattern Band 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Unplugged night hosted by The Little Yellow Ukuleles. ■ Pearl & the Puppets and Pete Lawrie Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. £tbc. Over-14s show. Young Kirkintilloch singer/songwriter with a light, pop style who shares management with Elton John. Edinburgh ■ Rossco Galloway The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Fri 5. ■ The Late Call, The Last Battle and Emily Scott Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5. Indie with a folky/country twist. ■ Party Fears Three and Analog Angel Citrus Club, 40–42 Grindlay Street, 622 7086. 7.30pm. £7–£10. Classic 80s covers band ‘re-engineered for the 21st century. ■ T-120s and Cazium The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £tbc. Hard rock. ■ Scottish Ensemble Toby Spence sings Jacques Brel The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £12.50–£14.50. See Thu 11. ■ Bon’s Balls and The Black Lights Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £5. Tribute to Bon Scott-era AC/DC. ■ Februus and Dead on The Live Wire The Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, 622 6801. 8pm. £5. Gothic metal as Februus launch their new CD (entry includes a free copy). ■ Limbo The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8.30pm–1am. £tbc. The Black Spring DJs man the decks and present live sets from Found, Three Blind Wolves and Over The Wall.
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