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64 THE LIST 29 Apr–13 May 2010

Music Rock&Pop

Rock&Pop Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication for Glasgow to and for Edinburgh to Listings are compiled by Fiona Shepherd and Henry Northmore. For ticket outlet information, see Book Now. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry

Thursday 29 Glasgow Beardyman and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7pm. £10. The first person to retain the UK Beatbox Champion title for two years in a row, Beardyman has to be seen live to be believed. Brandi Carlile O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £11. Seattle singer-songwriter who has toured with the likes of Ray Lamontagne, Tori Amos and Chris Isaak. Common Grave and Existing Threat Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £8. Death/thrash metal. The Futureheads, Admiral Fallow and Lions.Chase.Tigers Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £5. Well-loved Sunderland quartet who combine arty post-punk angularity with a melodic hardcore sensibility and the best male harmonising in the biz play a special edition of the weekly Mill showcase. LCD Soundsystem, Yacht and Planning to Rock Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £18.50. Over-14s show. AKA hyper-hip New York producer James Murphy, poised to release third album This Is Happening. Punto the Feef, Tukoo and Volitantes O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £5. Over-14s show. Funky rockers from Fife. Summerlin O2 Academy 2, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £tbc. Pop punk five-piece who have toured with My Passion. Dave McPherson Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £6. Of Britrockers InMe. Glen Campbell Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £30–£32.50. The country-pop rhinestone cowboy returns to Glasgow playing tracks from his covers album Meet Glen Campbell beside all those Jimmy Webb classics. Tokyo Rosenthal and Porchsong Anthology Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 7.30pm. £7. Sounds in the Suburbs presents Americana from a seasoned musician who has been compared to Kris Kristofferson and Jackson Browne. The Chinaskis, Shimmer and Psychotropic System Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £5. Prog, pop and metal. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8pm. Hosted by Independence. FREE Savage Union, Lamens Terms and Craig Davidson Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Live music. Spymovie, Julia & the Doogans, The Hardy Boys and Always Me, Me Me Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 8pm. £3 (£2). Scottish indie Zzzing Records showcase the jangling guitars, lilting country pop and folk pop sounds of their label. FREE Un Cadavre and Paper Mountain Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 8pm. Live music. Wishbone Ash and Rockburn The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360085. 8pm. £15. UK rock veterans and twin guitar pioneers who release their first single in 20 years, Reason to Believe, next month.

Young Guns, Outcry Collective and Save Your Breath King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £7. Over-14s show. Buckinghamshire rock five-piece headline. FREE Creation Open Mic Creation Studios, 16 Trongate, 8.30pm. Becca Bird, lead singer of The Agents, hosts an open mic at this new music studio . Talk Normal, Blood of the Bull, Golden Grrrls and Prayer Rug 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £6. NY no-wave noise rock duo headline. FREE The Shiverin’ Sheiks The Wise Monkey, 508 Great Western Road, 334 5125. 9pm. Rock’n’roll, country and gospel from members of The Five Aces, Bottleneckers and Hidden Masters.

Edinburgh An Intimate Evening with Rick Wakeman The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £22.50. An evening of anecdotes and music from prog rocker Wakeman (Yes). 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. Hamilton Rollermania Hamilton Town House, 102 Cadzow Street, 01698 452299. 7.30pm. £17.50. An evening with Les McKeown, the lead singer of 70s tartan- trimmed girl-magnets the Bay City Rollers, playing through all the hits, from ‘Shang a Lang’ to ‘Bye Bye Baby’.

Friday 30

Glasgow The Alarm O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £14. Twenty years on, The Alarm are still not done singing rousing punk-inspired rallying cries. But they have run out of hairspray. The Girobabies, Diddums and Keith Douglas The Buff Club, 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. 7pm. £4. Surfpunk and bluesy singer/songwriter. Idlewild O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £16. Scottish indie-rock royalty, fronted by Roddy Woomble, who has recently been touring as part of folk trio Drever, McCusker and Woomble. The Reasoning and Morpheus Rising The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £10. Cardiff-based seven-piece rock band. The Replay, The Clyde, Supermarionation, Shiney and Over the Skyline Barrowland 2, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £6. Over- 14s show. Local band showcase. The Show O2 Academy 2, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £7. Over-14s show. First Scottish date for band promoting their debut album Here’s To Your Jigsaw.

✽✽ Crystal Antlers Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £7. Raw, soulful punk sounds from Long Beach, California. FREE Diana Schad Urban Bar & Brasserie, 23–25 St Vincent Place, 248 5636. 7.30pm. Singer/pianist performing originals and covers. Aboiz, Aplus and No.1 Blind Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 8pm. £6. Rappers from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Australian Pink Floyd Show SECC, Finnieston Quay, 08444 779000. 8pm. £32.50. Probably the best known and certainly one of the longest running Floyd tributes, supposedly counting members of the real band among its fans. Kid Canaveral, Mitchell Museum and Campfires & Winter Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £5. Fence Collectees Kid