■ La Roux, Jamie Woon and I Blame Coco O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £15. One of 2009’s big success stories takes her stark electro pop out on tour. ■ Matt Schofield The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360085. 7pm. £14. British blues guitarist. ■ Sonic Boom Six and Knock Out Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £8. Ska punk four-piece described as ‘Ms Dynamite fronts The Clash’. ■ Skerryvore Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7.30pm. £12. Bagpipes, accordion and fiddle mixed with standard rock instruments from the ‘boy band of Scottish traditional music’. ■ The Swellers, Ann Arbor, The Dangerous Summer, The Wild and Rio King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 7.30pm. £6. Over-14s show. Punk rock band from Flint, Michigan head a bill of like minds. ■ The Bottleneckers and Nic Duportal & the Rhythm Dudes O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 8pm. £15 (£25 for weekend ticket). Fifties-style rhythm and blues band play their last ever gig. Part of the Glasgow Rhythm & Blues Festival. FREE The Levee Strollers and Jenny Reeve Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 8pm. Soft, wispy folk pop from Ms Reeve aka Strike the Colours. ■ Ex-Libras, Must Be Something and Regiment 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Math rock and Mogwai influences from Ex- Libras. ■ The Small Fakers Classic Grand,
18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 9pm. £10. Tribute to mod favourites, The Small Faces. Edinburgh ■ Remember Chernobyl Teviot Row Union, Bristo Square, 650 4673. 5pm. Sat £10; Sun 8; both days 15. See Sat 1. FREE The Goods, The Vibe, Tam's Railway and Hardcore Wednesdays, The Yard Leith, 2 Bonnington Road Lane, 554 1314. 7pm–1am. Colossal Promotions present this indie BBQ. ■ Krankenschwester and The Wee Baby Jesuses Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5. Leftfield rock. ■ Woodpigeon, Laura Gibson and Wounded Knee Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £7. Orchestral pop from seven-piece Canadian outfit Woodpigeon. ■ The Acid Fascists Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8pm. £5 (£4). Space punk and garage rock. ■ Acoustic Coconut The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Night of acoustic singer- songwriters and bands. ■ The Beau Nasties The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). Mix of folk, blues and Celtic influences.
Dundee FREE Sunday Busking Session Duke’s Corner, 13 Brown Street, 01382 205052. 8pm. Live acoustic open mic session. ■ Wonk Unit, Maxwell’s Dead, 4 Star Sunday and Billy Liar Hustlers Snooker & Pool Hall, 66–70 North
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Lindsay Street, 01382 229 226. 8pm. £4. A punky bill from Dundee-based Punklet Promotions, featuring punk poet Billy Liar. ■ Buck Rogers, The Mirror Trap, Quiet Voices and The Secrets Dexter’s Lounge Bar, 24 Castle Street, 01382 228894. £tbc. Popular Dundonian rock covers band Buck Rogers headline this bank holiday special. Falkirk ■ Rollermania Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, 01324 506850. 7.30pm. £17.50. See Thu 29.
Leven ■ Paul Rose Inn at Lathones, Largoward, 01334 840494. 9pm. £12. Accomplished rock guitarist with touches of blues, country and jazz to his playing style, now promoting his first ever acoustic album, The Learning Curve after years plugged in.
Livingston ■ Hooked on Country – Sold on Sixties Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 777666. 7.30pm. £14 (£10.50). A variety show of classic country hits and solid gold from the sixties. Motherwell ■ Stereofunk Festival 2010 Strathclyde Country Park, 01698 402060. noon–10.30pm. £30 (£20 in advance; VIP £35). Five arenas of live music, DJs, house, trance and old skool. Live acts include The Complete Stone Rose, Kings of Lyon and The Underground Jam alongside DJs Jem Haynes, Kelman & Lennon, AJ, George Bowie, Rebecca Vasmant and many more.
Monday 3 Glasgow ■ 65 Days of Static, Loops Haunt and Nedry Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £12. Sheffield post-rock combo whose album The Fall of Math draws equally on Kraftwerk and Mogwai. ■ Hole O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £21.50. Grunge rock from Courtney Love, returning with new album Nobody’s Daughter. ■ KA-BAAM The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7pm. £8. Eddi
Reader and Codeine Velvet Club’s Lou Hickey lead this showcase for the BA Applied Music course at Strathclyde Uni. Also playing are The Dirty Demographic, The Liam Cairns Band, Martin James & Associates, The Mathletics Teams, The Fortunate Sons and Jamie Sellers. FREE Acoustic Jam Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. Weekly showcase for local songwriters performing original material. ■ Attack! Attack!, The Gap Year Riot and The Cinnamons King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £6. Over-14s show. Four-piece new wave rock outfit headline. ■ Michael Simons Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Glasgow-based guitarist playing folk, blues and beyond. ■ Narrows, Hush and The Ocean Fracture Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £7.50. Featuring ex-members of These Arms Are Snakes and Some Girls. ■ Neo Violet and Matt Norris & the Moon Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £1. Folk rock from Edinburgh and bluegrass artist. FREE Open Mic The Brass Monkey, 1004 Argyle Street, 243 2170. 8pm. A new open mic night presided over by Martin Mochan and with free beer for all performers. FREE Blochestra Bar Bloc, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Bring along any instrument you might have (from tubas to triangles) for a workshop/jam session with Craig Grant (Union of Knives) teaching two songs each week, before planned gigs for this ad hoc multi- member orchestra. ■ Raid La Cheetah, 73 Queen Street, 221 4851. 9pm–3am. £3–£2 (£1 with a trade payslip). A new trade/student night featuring live indie bands plus DJs playing ‘anything and everything to get you dancing your ass off’. Live guests each week, all tbc at the moment. ■ Batusis O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. £10. POSTPONED. Edinburgh FREE Napier University Music Course Live Assessment The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 1.30pm. Student bands perform live on stage as part of their course assessment, spectators welcome.
Woodpigeon, with Laura Gibson and Wounded Knee This Canadian musical collective was originally named Woodpigeon Divided By Antelope Equals Squirrel. Now boasting less words, but eight members in all, this gig will be a homecoming of sorts, as frontman Mark Hamilton (pictured) started the band while living in Edinburgh, and working at Fopp. Their new album Die Stadt Muzikanten is described as: ‘Arcade Fire with ration books and gas masks, or Elliot Smith fronting Sparklehorse’ and sits nicely alongside the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Teenage Fanclub and Grizzly Bear. Support comes from Portland-based singer-songwriter, Laura Gibson plus old Woodpigeon pal, Wounded Knee. ■ Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Sun 2 May.
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