FREE Acoustic Sessions and Open Mic Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 8pm. Free acoustic night hosted by Ross Clark. ■ Andy Miller Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Acoustic guitar virtuoso and singer/songwriter presents some of his favourite bands. ■ Best Coast, Club Smith and Schnapps Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Indie line-up. FREE Hounds of Audio Prime, The Blindies and The Bangs MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Self-styled ‘testosterockers’ from Perth. ■ A Roll in the Hay and Spurs on Fire Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £tbc. Haiti fundraiser. FREE The Cinnamons and Louise Against the Elements Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 8pm. Catchy indie synth pop from The Cinnamons at the weekly Slow Club. FREE The Bottleneckers Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. Fifties-style rhythm’n’blues band play a residency.
The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Edinburgh ✽✽ Grizzly Bear and Beach House Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £17.50. Cinematic experimental pop from these Warp signees. ■ The xx Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Mellow teen experimental four-piece. See preview, page 63.
Leven ■ Carlene Carter Inn at Lathones, Lathones, Largoward, 01334 840494.
9pm. £41. Former Nashville wild child and daughter of June Carter Cash, Carlene Carter plays a mix of country and rock. Part of Fifestock. Wednesday 10
Glasgow ■ A Day to Remember, Architects and Your Demise O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Over-14s show. Florida five-piece who are exponents of ‘pop- mosh’. ■ Editors and Cold Cave O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0870 1690100. 7pm. £20. Brummie Joy Division imitators, touring in support of their recent album In This Light and on This Evening, which heads in a more electronic direction than previous work. ■ Emilie Autumn The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £12.50. Over-14s show. Alternative/goth singer and violinist with connections to Smashing Pumpkins and Hole. ■ Gap Year Riot, Impulse II, Sienna and Floods O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £5. Over-14s show. Power pop punk from Gap Year Riot. FREE Aisle 11, Dixie Beaver and Safety Net Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Indie. ■ Blood Red Shoes King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £8. Over-14s show. See Mon 8. ■ Dag for Dag Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Swedish brother/sister alt.rock duo. See Exposure, page 64.
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FREE The Duelling Winos, Easy Kings, Scott Nicol and Steven Clifford MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. The headliners are described as ‘the Beatles versus Monty Python’. ■ Jana Peri Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. ££5. New York pop rocker, promoting her album Catching Flies With Vinegar. ■ Martin Metcalfe, El Dog and Fiona Crawford 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8.30pm. £6. Former Goodbye Mr Mackenzie frontman and now mainstay of Isa & the Filthy Tongues, performs a solo show. FREE This Silent Forest and Iain Shaw Trader Joe’s, 325 Hope Street, 332 4017. 8.30pm. Weekly Honky Tonk acoustic showcase. FREE Iseeshapes and Hey Enemy Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Biffyesque intricate rock sounds from Iseeshapes at this Detour Podcast night. Edinburgh ■ White Noise Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £3. The finest up-and-coming Scottish acts perform live including Michael MacLennan and Lee paterson (10 Mar) followed by The Fusiliers, Alasdair Young and The Four Lands (17 Mar). ■ The Skabas, Big Fat Panda and JD Smith Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £3 (£2). Night of ska.
Glasgow ■ The Dave Matthews Band SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 6.30pm. £33.50. Long-running US band who enjoy massive popularity at home but get little attention in the UK. ■ (Hed) PE, The Last Signal and Attila Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £11.50. Orange County punks who flirt with hip hop and funk influences too. ■ Alex Gardner O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10. Baby-faced young singer-songwriter from Edinburgh. ■ Vintage Sounds Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. 7pm. £5. Glasgow shows off its style prowess in the arenas of fashion and music with this runway show of vintage fashions (Tatty Bon, We Love to Boogie) with live music from Pooch and Tango in the Attic. Proceeds to Oxfam. ■ The 69 Eyes and Mandragora Scream King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £10.50. Over-14s show. Finnish horror rockers – it transpires that Lordi are not a unique phenomenon. ■ Cobra Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Plus guests. FREE Daedelus, as Darkness Falls and D-Corum MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Live music. ■ Django Django Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. East London four-piece who formed at art school in Edinburgh. ■ Emma Gillespie Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Singer/songwriter. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8pm. See Thu 4. FREE Julia & the Doogans and Be a Familiar Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 8pm. Melodic indie sounds with delicate instrumentation at this weekly Mill gig. ■ Kast off Kinks The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360085. 8pm. £14. Not quite a tribute band; the Kast off Kinks features ex-members of the Kinks. FREE Too Much Too Young and Idiom INC Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Live music. ■ The Works, Devil Theory, Turn it Sideways and Johnny Reb Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. Indie rock.
FREE Creation Open Mic Creation Studios, 16 Trongate, 8.30pm. See Thu 4. ■ The Alchonauts, The Lie Detectors and The Cellophanes 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Pop punk from Fifer headiners. FREE The MeatMen The Wise Monkey, 508 Great Western Road, 334 5125. 9pm. See Thu 4. FREE These Monsters, Bronto Skylift and Jackie Treehorn Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Vintage amps and big drums from the headliners. ■ The Whisky Works and Backpack Audio Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. £tbc. Post-hardcore headliners. Edinburgh ■ Delphic Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Crossover indie dance crew Delphic revisit the spirit of the Hacienda. ■ James Grant Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £14.50 (£12.50). See Sat 6. ■ Downfall, Arcane Corps and KEMANTIAN Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Metal and heavy rock. FREE Out of the Bedroom The Tron, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 226 0931. 8pm. See Thu 4. ■ Sacre Noir, Ashmatic Astronaut, Forward Play and Shellsuit Massacre The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 8pm. £3. A night of ambient and lo-fi electronica from Dejine Records and Edinburgh’s Alextronic. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 4. FREE The Final Stand The Bread, 33 Constitution Road, 01382 200005. 8.30pm. Funky indie rock foursome.
Friday 12 Glasgow ■ Star Wars: The Concert SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 6.30pm. £25–£75. Music from John Williams’ scores from the Star Wars movies, played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with narration from Anthony Daniels (C3PO), props, film clips and artwork. ■ Stephen Lynch O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 08444 772000. 7pm. £18.50. Comedy singer/songwriter from Michigan, who did a stint on Broadway playing the lead in The Wedding Singer, on his 3 Balloons tour. ■ The Selective Service, Val Verde and St James Thomas O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £5. Over-14s show. Indie rockers. ■ Trivium, Whitechapel, Chimaira and Rise to Remain Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £16.50. Over-14s show. Metal favourites from Florida. ■ Ryan Quigley Big Band with Justin Currie Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. 7.30pm. £10. Scottish big band fronted by fearless trumpeter Quigley, joined by Del Amitri’s Currie on vocals in a reprise of last year’s successful Glasgow Jazz Festival collaboration. ■ Variety Suite, Penny Black, The Emmas and Simon Doherty Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £6. Powerpop blues from Variety Suite. ■ 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. ■ GetBackBand Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Tribute to the songs of Paul McCartney. ■ Retribution Gospel Choir Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Aka Alan Sparhawk of Low in slightly noisier mode.