Bathgate FREE Kassidy Harley’s Bar, 4 Mid Street, 8pm. See Thu 11. Dundee ■ The 10:04s, Mum Wants a Mixtape and Nature Boys The Doghouse, 15 Ward Street, 01382 206812. 8pm. £5. Melodic indie rock. ■ Stolen Order, Bad Remedy and Pariah Hustlers Snooker & Pool Hall, 66–70 North Lindsay Street, 01382 229 226. 8pm. £4. Glam rock and metal from the Highlands.
Irvine ■ The Train Wreckers Harbour Arts Centre, 114–116 Harbour Street, 01294 274059. 7.30pm. £5. Groovin’, rattlin’ tunes of the 50s and 60s from the train wreckin’ duo footstompin’ Leroy Scott and gattlin’ Axe Forman. Kilmarnock ■ A Vision of Elvis Palace Theatre, 9 Green Street, 01563 554900. 7.30pm. £16 (£15). 2008 European Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Rob Kingsley presents the total Elvis package, from custom- made costumes to that curl of the lip.
Largs ■ Micky Kemp Band Victoria Hotel, 80 Gallowgate Street, 01475 689493. 9pm. £tbc. A rock’n’roll hurricane to leave you breathless from a young group with some old influences: from Johnny Cash to Elvis, these boys have learned from the masters.
Leven ■ Snowy White Inn at Lathones, Lathones, Largoward, 01334 840494. 9pm. £28. Blues from the ex-guitarist with Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy and Roger Waters. Stirling FREE The Acoustic Bar Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 7pm. Free night of acoustic music by local acts, drinks promos and more.
Saturday 13 Glasgow ■ The Whisky Works, The Japanese Mafia and Mother Midnight Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 5pm. £3. Open Your Ears networking event with stalls from local promoters, rehearsal and recording studios, PRs, record labels and instrument tuition followed by a live gig. ■ Alan Courtis & Aaron Moore Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £tbc. Courtis and Moore, the latter of Volcano the Bear, play a live ambient soundtrack to the film Argentine Home Movie Cavalcade, composed of amateur footage from the 70s. ■ The Late Call, Jonnie Common and The Go Away Birds The Flying Duck, 7 Renfrew Court, 572 0100. 7pm.
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Tinchy Stryder One of the vanguards of the new British urban scene, Tinchy Stryder (aka Kwasi Danquah) was one of the highest-selling artists of 2009. His second album Catch 22
crossed over into the mainstream with hits like ‘You’re Not Alone’, ‘Never Leave You’ (featuring Amelle Berrabah of the Sugababes) and N-Dubz collaboration ‘Number 1’ which scored him a Brits nomination for Best Single. Support comes from the energy-ball rapper, Example. ■ O2 Academy, Glasgow, Sun 7 Feb.
£5. The Gentle Invasion present a trio of lush folk pop acts. ■ Vampire Weekend and Fan Death Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Upbeat, preppy New Yorkers maintain their Afrobeat edge on second album Contra. See preview, page 62. ■ Scottish Ensemble Toby Spence sings Jacques Brel The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12–£14.50. See Thu 11. FREE 28 Jacks, Wildhouse, Jeye T, The Japanese Mafia, Jumpers Knee and The Merchants Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Rock and indie. ■ Bitches, Divorce, Stab Teen and North American War 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £4. Drums, bass and screaming from London with similarly fearsome support from Glasgow’s touted Divorce. ■ The Bonnevilles and Thee Phantom Herd Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £5. Eruption
Records hosts this garage rock night. ■ Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides, Bad Orb, Hobo Sonn and Helhesten CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 8pm. £5. Psykick Dancehall night of experimental sounds headed by flute and drum duo Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides for their first Scottish performance. ■ The Penetrations and Ruff Diamonds Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Rock/blues covers. ■ Tony McPhee’s Groundhogs and Stray featuring Del Bromham The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360 085. 8pm. £12.50. Thrilling audiences since 1963 with their concoction of Chicago fire branded blues, The Hogs have played with many of the greats, including Memphis Slim and Jimmy Reed. ■ Fionn Regan, Danny & the Champions of the World and The Boy who Trapped The Sun King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. Irish singer/songwriter, influenced by Dylan and Neil Young, supported by Grand Drive’s Danny Wilson and TBWTTS from the Isle of Lewis. Part of King Tut’s 20th birthday celebrations. See preview, page 61. ■ Jesca Hoop Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8.30pm. £7. Carolina singer-songwriter who once nannied for Tom Waits. Edinburgh FREE The Bonnevilles, Thee Phantom Herd and The Acid Fascists Elvis Shakespeare, 347 Leith Walk, 561 1363. 2.30pm. Garage rock and punk to promote the launch of a split 7" on Eruption Records. ■ William Douglas The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Sat 6. ■ The Escape, Casino Queen and Outcast & Overcast Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £7.50. Scottish indie triple.
■ Fightstar Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. 7pm. £12.50. Metal and post-hardcore from Fightstar, but he’ll always be ‘Charlie from Busted’ to us. ✽✽ Hot Chip and Casiokids The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £17.50. See Fri 12. ■ Kid Canaveral, Babygod and Cancel the Astronauts Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5 (£3). Whimsical indie pop. ■ The Ritalin Kids, Be Like Pablo and Toad Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £4–£5. Edgy guitar music. ■ Anti-Nowhere League Citrus Club, 40–42 Grindlay Street, 622 7086. 7.30pm. £10–£13. Old school punk rockers who used to hang with the Damned (and have an infamous ‘carrot story’ in their disreputable past). ■ Fifty Calibre Smile, Hiroshima Blackout and The Laymanites The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £tbc. Heavy rock, punk rock and grunge. ■ Masked Madness Teviot Debating Hall, Bristo Square, 650 4673. 7.30pm. £15 (£13.50). Ceilidh and covers band for plenty of dancing at this masked ball which also features casino tables, caricaturist, fortune teller and all profits going to Mountain Rescue. ■ Metaltech and Bomb Berlin Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Industrial techno/metal from Metaltech. Arbroath ■ Cash from Chaos De Vito’s, Millgate, 8pm. £tbc. A tribute to punk rock.
Bathgate ■ Take That Mania Regal Community Theatre, 24–34 North Bridge Street, 01506 433634. 8pm. £15. Re-live those days of screaming teenage fandom with a highly polished tribute performance from the Take That Mania boys.