Detectors. ■ One Dollar Bill and Shore Light The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 8pm. £3. Bluegrass and alt.country. FREE Out of the Bedroom The Tron, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 226 0931. 8pm. Open mic session. The only rule is no cover versions. Sign up from 7pm. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves. Livingston ■ Ryan Quigley Big Band with Justin Currie Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 777666. 7.30pm. £15
5 REASONS TO GO SEE
CHARLES HAYWARD 1 He’s a drummer But, like jazz percussionist Han Bennink, Can’s Jaki Liebezeit and improvisational drummer Chris Corsano, he’s so much more, as this solo show should prove.
2 He was in This Heat In 1976, Hayward, Charles Bullen and Gareth Williams applied tape loop experiments and free improv to an insistent melding of musique concrète, DIY dub and rhythm-led discordia. This Heat’s eponymous debut album, (The Blue and Yellow) came in a blue and yellow sleeve that inspired an aphoristic ad campaign, with charming slogans like, ‘Blue and yellow like bruise and pus’, and that sort of thing.
3 He is the bridge between Roxy Music and Hot Chip Hayward played in Quiet Sun with a pre-Roxy Phil Manzanara, followed by a brief stint in Gong. He later moved through the post-punk Rough Trade squat-rock scene via The Raincoats, Everything But The Girl and Lora Logic. He even gigged with anarchist punks Crass. 4 He keeps good company Hayward has played with German polymath Heiner Goebbels, formed Massacre with experimental rockers Bill Laswell and Fred Frith, gigged with Ted Milton’s Blurt and released an album with Lol Coxhill, Hugh Hopper and Robert Wyatt.
5 What was that about Hot Chip? Following a collaboration with Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Spring Heel Jack’s John Coxon on the About album, Hayward guested on the band’s One Life Stand album, providing the Motown backbeat on ‘Hand Me Down Your Love.’ (Neil Cooper) ■ Charles Hayward, plus Ultimate Thrush, Vars of Litchi and Culver, CCA, Glasgow, Thu Mar 25.
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(£12). 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.
Friday 19 Glasgow ■ 32 Miles to Breakfast, The Subordinates, Red Scarlet, Midnight Harlots and Saraswathi The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360085. 7pm. £5. Alt.rock from the headliners. ■ Already Naked, The Colour Injection, Sideway, Dirty Projects and Switch Effect Barrowland 2, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £6. Over- 14s show. Unsigned band showcase. ■ The Smiths Indeed O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10. Smiths tribute group. ✽✽ Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, 353 4531. 7pm. £12.50. Godspeed You! Black Emperor offshoot returns, with reinforcements, in more choral guise. See preview, page 62. ■ The LA Barrons, Hooks’n’Crooks, Sing-Kill-Worth and 8 Track Stereo Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £5. Indie rockers from Coatbridge and Denny lead the charge. FREE Alkotron and The Snipes The Common Room, 77 Byres Road, 334 7132. 8pm. Scuzzy garage rock’n’roll. ■ Bad Medicine and Amster Jam Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Rock covers. ■ Barbara Dickson Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £22.50–£24.50. The Dunfermline- born singer/actress performs classic hits, including ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’. ■ Gift of Gab Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. One half of Bay Area hip-hop act Blackalicious. ■ John Miller & his Country Casuals and Tom Clelland Woodend Tennis & Bowling Club, 10 Chamberlain Road, 959 1428. 8pm. £10. Radio Sweethearts’ frontman Miller heads a night of country as he launches new album Still Carrying a Flame. ■ Other People, Oliver Stays and Young Aviators Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 8pm. £5. Big riffs and quirky songs from the Glasgow band. ■ Red2Red The Vale, 5 Dundas Street, 332 4928. 8pm. £5. Reggae, rock and ska.
✽✽ Emma Pollock, Josh Pike and Burnt Island King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Ex-Delgados frontwoman performs tracks from her second solo album, The Law of Large Numbers. FREE Jerusalem Harpoon Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. A ‘musical timewarp’ is assured. ■ St Patrick’s Ceilidh Dance St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8.30pm. £13.50. Irish music and dancing with live music from The Four Provinces Ceili Band. ■ Talons and Shutter 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Shutter are heavy post-rockers from the Highlands. ■ The Fire & I The Flying Duck, 7 Renfrew Court, 572 0100. £5. High energy power duo. Edinburgh ■ Dancing Queen Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 5.30pm & 8.30pm. £18.50–£22.50. See Thu 18. ■ Rossco Galloway The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. The singer-songwriter-guitarist is joined by a selection of special guests. ■ Angelic Upstarts Citrus Club, 40–42 Grindlay Street, 622 7086. 7pm. £10. Socially conscious punk/oi band formed back in 1977. FREE The City Rises and Snide Rhythms Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. Electro-pop. ■ Egyptian Hip Hop and Bwani Junction Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £6. Manchester teens who decided to invent a fictitious genre and name themselves after it. See Exposure, page 64. ■ Randan Discotheque Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7pm. £5. Solo project from Scottish artist Craig Coulthard with a folky mixture of mumbling and bumbling. ■ Turin Brakes Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Winsome jangling from the Mercury nominated duo. ■ Battle of the War Machines and Matanuska Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Metal, thrash and hardcore. ■ Chilli Dogs and Wing & a Prayer The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 Pleasance, 556 6550. 8pm. £5 suggested donation. Blues, country and Americana to raise funds for Medicins sans Frontieres relief efforts in Haiti. ■ Epic 26 The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 8pm. £5. High energy
rock mixed with electro synths. FREE Open Mic McEwans Ale House, 18–22 Clerk Street, 668 4786. 9pm. Various singer-songwriter action and covers (call 07792 716013 to book slots). ■ This is Music Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). Indie club/gig crossover night with a new weekly slot from DJs i- Tallah Disco and Bargain Harold with an Egyptian Hip Hop afterparty (19 Mar). Dundee ■ The Detours, Hello Pirates and The Other Side Hustlers Snooker & Pool Hall, 66–70 North Lindsay Street, 01382 229 226. 8pm. £4. Iron Maiden- style foot-on-the-monitor riffola. FREE Heights and The Party Program Chambers Bar, 59–61 Gellatly Street, 01382 225616. 8pm. Live hardcore rock line-up. ■ Switch presents Hostage The Underground, 25 South Tay Street, 0845 166 6025. 9pm. Advance £7; on the door £9. Electro, house and techno from Edinburgh’s Hostage. ■ Eh! Dexter’s Lounge Bar, 24 Castle Street, 01382 228894. £tbc. Live indie rock as the Dundonian band launch new EP.
Peebles ■ James Grant Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Eastgate, 01721 725777. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). The ex-Love and Money frontman plays tracks from last album Strange Flowers. Stirling ■ Reloaded Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 7pm. £6. Stirling’s new music night, this month featuring Glasgow indie-electronica four-piece Errors, who are signed to Mogwai’s Rock Action Records label.
Glasgow FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, Merchant City, 548 1350. 5pm. See Thu 18. ■ The Common Empire O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6. Indie ska pop outfit from Dumfries. ■ Kris Tennant and Cherri Phosphate O2 Academy 2, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. 22-year-old singer/songwriter with backing band, influenced by Rufus Wainwright, Bob Dylan and Paolo Nutini. ■ Whole Lotta Led O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £12.
Why? Yoni Wolf is the frontman for this beardy three-piece from Cincinatti. They like to deliver humorously blunt lyrics accompanied by sumptuous melodies, tender harmonies and the occasional hip hop
edge. The formula obviously appealed to List favourite, those Scottish electro hipsters, Boards of Canada – they did a remix of Why?’s interracial lovelorn rap ballad ‘Good Friday’. ■ Stereo, Glasgow, Thu 18 Mar.