Edinburgh ■ Amy MacDonald The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £20.50. Down-to-earth Glasgow singer-songwriter whose debut LP This is the Life proved a big sleeper success. ■ Drederick Tatum, Never Cry Wolf, in The Attack, City Pacific and Defence The Ark, 3–7 Waterloo Place, 623 7147. 8pm. £3. Death metal and hardcore. ■ The Lights, The Last Lookouts, Los Barra Bravas and Umbilical Cords Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Punk and alternative rock. ■ The Chans The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Mon 22.
Tuesday 30 Glasgow ■ The Lawrence Arms The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £11. Over-14s show. Chicago punks. ■ Motion City Soundtrack and Jenny Young Owens Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £12. Over-14s show. Minneapolis- based punk pop outfit whose album Commit This to Memory was produced by Mark Hoppis of Blink 182. ■ Jethro Tull Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £24.50–£27.50. The English prog- rockers, now in their 42nd year, play tracks from their hit albums. FREE Benni Hemm Hemm, Rachel Sermanni and Graham McGeoch Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 8pm. Orchestral pop from Reykjavik band, now resident in Edinburgh, at this week’s Slow Club. ■ The Magic Carpet Cabaret Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. A night of songwriters and bands. ■ The Paradox Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo
Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £5. See Sat 20. ■ Thomas Tantrum Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Indie poppers from Southampton. ■ The Molotovs, Frances & her Trampoline and Dirty Projects King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Alt.pop from London troupe. ■ Adelaide’s Cape, Engraved in Waves and Martin Wright 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Nu folk. ■ Arca Felix, The Darien Venture and Fatalists Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. £tbc. Hardcore in the vein of Fugazi and At The Drive- In. FREE The Bottleneckers Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. See Tue 23.
Edinburgh ■ Race Horses Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Experimental pop with a swirling 60s psych-pop vibe. Wednesday 31
Glasgow ■ Trapped in Kansas, Mother Fu & the Sugar, Kelly & Kelly and Cursive Hearts Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Math rock from the headliners. FREE Part Wind Part Wolf and Little Eye Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 8pm. Power pop from Little Eye. ■ Race Horses Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. See Tue 30. FREE The Apassionados and Kenny ‘The Voice’ Reid Trader Joe’s, 325 Hope Street, 332 4017. 8.30pm. Weekly acoustic sounds at Honky Tonk. ■ Departures 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Hardcore.
Amy MacDonald OK, stats time. Macdonald’s debut album This Is the Life topped the UK charts, and went
platinum (oh, and multi-platinum) in 12 countries. The bestselling single of the same name hit No 5 in the UK and was No 1 in various spots around Europe. Translation? The wee lassie from Bishopbriggs has her fair share of fans out there. Currently touring with new album A Curious Thing, Edinburgh is the closest thing the precocious crooner will have to a hometown gig, so head along and sing loud. ■ HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, Mon 29 Mar
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Edinburgh ■ White Noise Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £3. See Wed 24.
✽✽ Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra Usher Hall, Lothian
Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £20–£28. The Specials’ man’s 19-piece orchestra. ■ Nostril Flashback Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8pm. £4. Psychedelic freak out improv. ■ Supercharger Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Rock, with more acts tbc. Stirling ■ Solid Gold Country Legends Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, 01786 473544. 7.30pm. £16. A must for straw- chewin’ country nuts, with old and new hits, all of which have had gold sales.
Glasgow FREE Them Beatles Firewater, 341 Sauchiehall Street, 354 0350. 5.30pm. Beatles tribute. ■ Madina Lake and We are the Ocean The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £12.50. Over-14s show. Chicago rock quartet fronted by twins Nathan and Matthew Leone who kick-started their band with money they won appearing on The Fear Factor. ■ Solid Gold Country Legends Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £16. See Wed 31. ■ Cryptic Nights CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 8pm. £5. Monthly night aiming to bring emergent artists, filmmakers and performers into the public eye. This month, Kitty the Lion make their folk-pop debut. ■ Islands, Milk and Mitchell Museum Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Experimental psychedelic troupe from Vancouver. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8pm. See Thu 18. FREE Mistake Face Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 8pm. Live music. ■ Codes, Johnny & the Giros and Skinny Villains King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7.50. Alt.electro from Dublin. FREE Creation Open Mic Creation Studios, 16 Trongate, 8.30pm. See Thu 18. ■ Way of the Womb The Flying Duck, 7 Renfrew Court, 572 0100. 9pm–3am. £3. A tribute to girl groups such as The Shangri-Las, TLC and Girls Aloud from members of various local stars such as Remember Remember, Findo Gask, Divorce, The Grease Monkeys, The Royal We, Bad Bad Men, Guanoman, Phat Trophies and others. ■ San Jose, Zyfa and Reverie 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Live music. ■ Aberfeldy The Goat, 1287 Argyle Street, 357 7337. £12. Euphoric Scotpoppers who know their way round a charming tune, part of the RAW Live festival. FREE The Rudiments The Common Room, 77 Byres Road, 334 7132. See Wed 24. Edinburgh ■ Chris Rea Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £28.50. The growly guitarist is back on the road (but hopefully not the one that takes a swift turn south to Hell). ■ Landon and Face the Sun Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Pop punk and rock. FREE Out of the Bedroom The Tron, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 226 0931. 8pm. See Thu 18. ■ Mezcal The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. 11pm–3am. £3–£4. Mind bending psychedelic trance, techno and electro. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 18.
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Glasgow ■ A Funny Valentine: The Story and Music of Chet Baker Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. 7.30pm. £12. Mike Maran tells the story of Chet Baker, with live music from Colin Steele on trumpet and Robert Pettigrew on piano. Edinburgh ■ The Corrie Dick Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Jazz and funk from this Glasgow-based drummer. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves.
Dunfermline ■ Elkie Brooks Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 602302. 7.30pm. £21.50. Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her forthcoming album.
Glasgow FREE Dias Brazil Boteco do Brazil, 62 Trongate, 548 1330. 7.30pm. Jazzy Brazilian rhythms, bossa nova, samba and salsa. ■ A Funny Valentine: The Story and Music of Chet Baker Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. 7.30pm. £12. See Thu 18.
Edinburgh ■ Chicken Wire Blues Bar Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. 8pm. £3. Blues night with live bands (including house band Jed Potts & The Hillman Hunters) followed by DJs, Big Guss (The Go-Go) and Muddy Garters. ■ Mira Opalinska International Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Polish pianist Opalinska is joined by saxman Stewart Forbes, with a repertoire built around music by Polish jazz musicians. ■ Skunk Funk The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Top funk from DJ Aki and live guests including rock/funk dance grooves from The Number Nine (19 Mar) and soul pop from Uberjuice (26 Mar). Dundee ■ Elkie Brooks Whitehall Theatre, 12 Bellfield Street, 08717 029486. 7.30pm. £20. See Thu 18.
Glasgow FREE The Dias Quartet Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 3pm. Pulsating grooves from this jazz-funk act fronted by Brazilian trumpeter Reginaldo Dias. ■ A Funny Valentine: The Story and Music of Chet Baker Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. 7.30pm. £12. See Thu 18. Edinburgh FREE The Mellotones The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 3pm. Jimmy Taylor and band play songs by Mel Torme and other great jazz vocalists. ■ 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.