■ Kassidy Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 8pm. £6. See Thu 11. ■ Kochka, The Deals and Jim & the Bank Holidays The Shed, 26 Langside Avenue, 649 5020. 8pm. £2. Indie with soul from Kochka. ■ Roots Revisited Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £tbc. Funk and soul. FREE The Sea Kings and Hughes & McQuade Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. Weekly Concrete Campfire night of mellow sounds. ■ So Many Dynamos and Miniature Dinosaurs Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Illinois indie rockers. FREE Syndri Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Electro rockers. ■ Zombie Zombie Mono, 12 King’s Court, King Street, 553 2400. 8pm. £9. Parisian duo who apparently ‘use sound and rhythm to explore the feeling of fear growing inside you’ play music from the films of John Carpenter. Part of the Glasgow Film Festival. FREE The Cairos Firewater, 341 Sauchiehall Street, 354 0350. 8.30pm. Indie rock. ■ Manic Street Preachers King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £25. The anthemic Welsh rockers return to one of their favourite small venues to celebrate its 20th birthday. Part of King Tut’s 20th birthday celebrations. See preview, page 61. ■ And So I Watch you from Afar and 85 Bears 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Belfast rockers. Edinburgh ■ Carrie Mac and The Ambulances Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. Free, but ticketed. Singer-songwriter Mac joins indie popsters Ambulances at The Mill. Free tickets from www.themill- live.com. ■ Hexicon, The Just Joans and Cancel the Astronauts Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5. London’s Hexicon provide perfect summer pop. ■ Ocean Colour Scene The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £23. See Thu 11. ■ Majestic Dandelion, Miasma, Dancing Mice and Thomas Davies The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 7.30pm. £tbc. Rock and pop. ■ Hiroshima Blackout, Yeah Detroit and Psychoattractive Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £tbc. Alternative punk rock. ■ Jammin’ The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £5. Live jam session. FREE Out of the Bedroom The Tron, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 226 0931. 8pm. See Thu 4. FREE Hot Club De Paris Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 11pm–3am. Offbeat Scouse combo who like to ‘drop it till it pops’ play at indie club Sick Note as part of Cabaret Voltaire’s fifth birthday celebrations. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 4.
Dundee FREE Balaclava Models and The Wife The Bread, 33 Constitution Road, 01382 200005. Local rockers formerly members of Dundee bands The Trend and Loose Cannons. Leven ■ Souped Up Fords Inn at Lathones, Lathones, Largoward, 01334 840494. 9pm. £8. Heavy, driving blues rock to start the 2010 Fifestock festival with a great big rumble. Part of Fifestock.
76 THE LIST 4–18 Feb 2010
Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to email@example.com. Listings are compiled by Henry Northmore and Kenny Mathieson. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry Thursday 4
Edinburgh ■ Brian Kellock Trio with Julian Arguelles Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £14.50 (£12.50). Award winning pianist Kellock leads his trio with John Rae on drums and Kenny Ellis on bass, and is joined by the ex-Loose Tubes saxophone hero Arguelles. ■ Fredrik Nordstrom/Palle Danielsson/Fredrik Rundqvist The Lot, 4–6 Grassmarket, 225 9922. 8pm. £10. Forward thinking jazz taking cues from Joe Henderson and Sonny Rollins with saxophonist Nordstrom, bassist Danielsson and drummer Rundqvist. ■ Trichotomy The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (£4). Inventive contemporary jazz three- piece from Australia in the EST/Bad Plus mould. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves.
St Andrews ✽✽ Carol Kidd & Nigel Clark Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, 01334
475000. 8pm. £14 (£10–£12). Scotland’s first lady of jazz in an increasingly rare concert outing, accompanied by guitarist Nigel Clark. Part of the Fife Jazz Festival.
Edinburgh ■ Martyaz Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8.15pm. £4 (£3). Jazz act featuring young talent from Scotland and Czech Republic. ■ Skunk Funk The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Night of top funk from DJ Aki and live guests, including Paul Mills Funk Band (5 Feb) and funky Hammond grooves from The Privates (12 Feb).
Cowdenbeath ✽✽ The New Columbians Beath High School, Foulford Road, 8pm. £10. The Columbians were regulars on the Fife dance band scene in the 1940s and 50s; now pianist Tom Finlay (son of a former member), bassist Ricky Steele (nephew of a former member), and trumpeter Billy Hunter have joined forces to form the New Columbians – a band who play music to rumba, jive, foxtrot and waltz to. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.
Watts Eaterie, Station Road, Cupar ✽✽ River Devils and Son Henry Edenside, 01334 656889. 9pm. £5. Classic blues and jazz stylings from new group the River Devils, and lap steel blues guitarist Son Henry starts the night with a solo set. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.
Peter Erskine, Ulf Wakenius Dunfermline ✽✽ Norrbotten Big Band with Quartet and Brian Kellock & Julian Arguelles Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 602302. 7.30pm. £15. Exciting triple bill from across Europe and Scotland. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.
✽✽ Calum Gourlay Quintet Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383
602302. 10pm. £7.50. Dunfermline bassist making waves on the London scene plays a hometown show with his jazz quintet. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.
Glenrothes ✽✽ Acker Bilk with the Paramount Jazz Band Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, 01592 611101. 8pm. £15. The world’s most famous clarinettist performs a concert of his jazz classics, including his most famous song ‘Stranger on the Shore’. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.
Theatre, Abbey Street, 01334 St Andrews ✽✽ Colin Steele’s Stramash Byre 475000. 7.45pm. £12. Exhilarating jazz- folk fusion, full of wit and wisdom from Scotland’s leading jazz trumpeter, Colin Steele, fronting a ten-piece band that combines his jazz quintet with three top fiddlers and a piper from the Scottish folk scene. Part of the Fife Jazz Festival. ✽✽ Fredrik Nordstrom Trio Byre 475000. 8.30pm. £10. Redefining the boundaries set by Mingus, Ornette and Sonny Rollins, this young Scandinavian band, fronted by tenor sax-man Nordstrom, has won over critics and jazz fanatics alike. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.
Theatre, Abbey Street, 01334
✽✽ FREE Late Night Jam Session Byre Theatre, Abbey
Street, 01334 475000. 10pm. An informal jammin’ session. Part of Fife Jazz Festival. Saturday 6
Glasgow FREE The Corrie Dick Quartet Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 3–6pm. Jazz and funk from this Glasgow-based drummer. ■ Brian Kellock with Julian Arguelles and Trichotomy City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 8pm. £13. Award-winning pianist Kellock is joined by the ex-Loose Tubes saxophone hero Arguelles, with support from Australian contemporary jazzers Trichotomy. Edinburgh FREE The Mellotones The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 3.30pm. Jimmy Taylor and band play songs by Mel Torme and other great jazz vocalists. ■ Niki King Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £12. The former Perrier Jazz Vocalist of the Year with four critically-acclaimed albums under her belt pays tribute to the Billie Holiday Songbook. ■ Ulf Wakenius Quartet The Lot, 4–6 Grassmarket, 225 9922. 8pm. £10. The Swedish guitar-master who counts Pat Metheny and John McLaughlin as fans and has spent the past decade touring and recording as part of Oscar Peterson’s Quartet. ■ World Premiere Quintet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8.15pm. £4 (£3). A different selection of five leading jazz players come together for each session with no rehearsal. ■ Fish Fry The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Scottish jazz, funk, soul and Latin bands join DJ Astroboy, roots and reggae from Glasgow’s Man at the Window (6 Feb) followed by Acid jazz and funk from Gecko 3 (13 Feb).
Dundee ■ Jazz at the Rep Dundee Rep, Tay Square, 01382 223530. 10pm. £6. Jazz sessions with house band Havana Swing.
Hall, East Port, 01383 602302. Dunfermline ✽✽ Fife Jazz Orchestra Carnegie 8pm. £15. Drummer Tom Gordon leads the Fife Jazz Orchestra and special guests Matthew Ford, Bruce Adams and Angie King, through a programme of classic big band hits, including the songs of Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and more. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.
Buckhaven Community Centre, Fife ✽✽ Forth River Ragtimers Kinnear Street, Buckhaven, 01592 414533. 8pm. £7.50. New Orleans jazz from this Edinburgh troupe led by Brian Robertson for you to jive, quickstep and rumba to. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.
Halls, Kingdom Centre, 01592 Glenrothes ✽✽ Fife Blues Night 2010 Rothes 611101. 8pm. £10. A very special triple bill, brought together as part of Fife Jazz Festival, tonight sees singer Rosy Blue duet with guitarist Stuart Allardyce, new band King King playing their energetic brand of rock blues, and leading Scottish bluesmongers Blues’n’Trouble rounding off the night with some real rockin’ electric blues. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.
Michael Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy ✽✽ Carole Kidd and Richard Arts and Theatres Trust Fife Ltd, Bennochy Road, 01592 583302. 8pm. £12. Expressive jazz vocalist Carole Kidd performs numbers from the Great American Songbook and her pick of the pops, while Richard Michael opens with his jazz piano interpretations of Burns songs. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.
Theatre, Abbey Street, 01334 St Andrews ✽✽ Nova Scotia Jazz Band Byre 475000. 6.30pm. £8.50. A new quartet featuring reeds, bass, banjo and cornet, and offering some fresh interpretations of classic jazz of the 1920s and 30s. Part of Fife Jazz Festival. ✽✽ Norbotten Big Band with Tim Hagan and Peter Erskine Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, 01334 475000. 8.30pm. £15. One of the world’s most highly acclaimed big bands, from Norbotten in the Arctic north of Sweden, are joined by New York trumpeter Tim Hagan and drumming maestro Peter Erskine. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.
✽✽ FREE Late Night Jam Session Byre Theatre, Abbey
Street, 01334 475000. 10pm. See Fri 5. Stirling ■ Tommy Smith’s Youth Jazz Orchestra Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 8pm. £8 (£6). Saxophonist Tommy Smith leads his hand-picked young talent through a repertoire of classic big band arrangements and more contemporary material.
Kellock Strathmiglo Hall, 1.30pm. Strathmiglo ✽✽ Swing 2010 with Brian £8. Scotland’s foremost jazz pianist appears with a group comprising two guitars, clarinet and bass to celebrate swinging jazz and the legacy left by Django Reinhardt. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.
Edinburgh FREE Ryan’s Jazz Jam Ryan’s Cellar Bar, 2–4 Hope Street, 226 6669. 5pm. Jazz trio (pianist Paul Harrison, trombonist Phil O’Malley and bassist Ed Kelly) play acoustic swing and bop tunes from Count Basie through to Herbie Hancock. ■ The Beau Nasties The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). Mix of folk, blues and Celtic influences. Anstruther ✽✽ Fat Sam’s Band Craw’s Nest Hotel, Bankwell Road, 01333 310691. 1pm. £10. Toe-tapping tunes covering everything from jump-jive to swing, and jazz greats from Glenn Miller to Fats Domino courtesy of this nine-piece band. Part of Fife Jazz Festival.