FREE Napier Music Exams The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 6pm. A night of new music featuring musicians from the Napier BA Popular Music degree course. ■ Scouting for Girls The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £22.50. Over-14s show. London indie poppers who gave us ‘She’s So Lovely’. ■ Duke Special The Pleasance Theatre, 60 Pleasance, 8pm. £12.50. AKA Peter Wilson from Belfast, who has impressed the White Stripes and the Hives with his gramophone-backed after- hours balladeering and presents his song cycle The Silent World Of Hector Mann at these gigs. ■ The Chans The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). Singer/guitarist Rossco Galloway and his rocking four-piece.
Glasgow ■ Deadmau5 Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Progressive house from Canadian artist Deadmau5. ■ Duke Special Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £12.50. See Mon 3. ■ Scouting for Girls and Alex Gardner O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £22.50. Over-14s show. London indie poppers who describe themselves as ‘inspirational, escapist, quirky and friendly’. Support from up and coming songwriter. ✽✽ Damon & Naomi Mono, 12 King’s Court, King Street, 553 2400. 8pm. £9. Spectral, psychedelic sounds from these former Galaxie 500 members. ■ The Electric Bangarangs, Alkotron, Remedy and The Sunset Strip Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £4. Garage rock and rockabilly. ■ Kill Hannah and My Passion King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £11. Over-14s show. Emo rock pretty boys from Chicago. FREE Open Mic The Solid Rock Cafe, 19 Hope Street, 221 1105. 8.30pm. Weekly acoustic open mic hosted by Pete ‘the Voice’ McCoy. FREE The Shiverin’ Sheiks Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. See Thu 29. ■ Wormrot 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. From Singapore. FREE The Bottleneckers Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. Fifties-style rhythm’n’blues band play a residency. Edinburgh ■ Sarah MacDougall Leith Folk Club, The Village, South Fort Street, 07502 024852. 7.30pm. £8. Storytelling singer/songwriter performing tunes about love, crows and city living. FREE Acoustic Edinburgh Medina, 45–47 Lothian Street, 225 6313. 8.30pm. All unplugged, all original music.
Glasgow ✽✽ Pavement Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Reformed influential indie types. ■ Banner Pilot, The Hijacks, The Lie Detectors and The Cellophanes 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £tbc. Punk rock headliners from San Francisco’s Fat Wreck Records stable. ■ Kat Healy, Stephen Manns, Miscued Vein, The Humble Hobos and Aaron Wright & the Aprils Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £4. Acoustic showcase including the whisky-fuelled country of HH. ■ Lightspeed Champion King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £9. Ex-Test Icicles 70 THE LIST 29 Apr–13 May 2010
member Dev Hynes, now making the unlikely move into vulnerable acoustica with his new incarnation Lightspeed Champion.
Edinburgh ■ Florence & the Machine and Babe Shadow Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, 477 3500. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Lusty vocalist with a fine line in stage gear who has one of the most distinctive voices in pop. ■ Tam’s Railway, Tourettes, Blank Canvas and The Flavours Maggie’s Chamber, Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, 622 6801. 7pm. £3 (£2). ‘This is Not a Toga Party’ night of rock and pop. ■ Ray Davies and Band Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £25–£27.50. The Godfather of Britpop and one of the most influential songwriters ever to have emerged from the British music scene, with more than a few classics in his catalogue. ■ Unpeeled The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8.15pm. £3. Showcase of four new acts of any genre from rock and indie to folk and acoustic. Dundee ■ Eat Dr Ape Hustlers Snooker & Pool Hall, 66–70 North Lindsay Street, 01382 229 226. 8pm. £tbc. Funk, rock and even a touch of drum & bass from Eat Dr Ape as they launch new album, Love & Lust in Wonderland. ■ Threshold Sicks, Mortad and Man Made Origin Chambers Bar, 59–61 Gellatly Street, 01382 225616. 8pm. £tbc. Heady mix of thrash and death metal.
Thursday 6 Glasgow ■ Jason & the Scorchers O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £15. Over-14s show. Manly country rock from Jason Ringenberg and his buddies. ■ Outsiders, Spearbrave, 100 Paper Boats, Betatone Distraction and All at Sea Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7pm. £4. Battle of the Bands. ■ Sacred Betrayal, Disguise Your Beauty and Break the Skyline
Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £6. Emotronic headliners. ■ High Places Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £7. Brooklyn girl/boy duo promoting their album High Places vs Mankind. ■ Beth Jeans Houghton Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £7. Precocious, oddball Britfolk chanteuse who alleges she was born in Transylvania to a pack of wolves. ■ Blackberry Jack, The Dirty Violets and The Gazettas Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Indie bands. FREE Claes Clem and We See Lights Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. Weekly Concrete Campfire night of acoustic sounds. ■ Dave Dominey Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Funkiness on laptop and bass. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8pm. See Thu 29. ■ John Otway The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360085. 8pm. £14. Droll veteran singer/songwriter and proud ‘two hit wonder’. ■ Paper Planes Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 8pm. £tbc. Glasgow power punk surf quartet Paper Planes launch their new double A-side single. ■ Razorblade Smile Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Punk. FREE Creation Open Mic Creation Studios, 16 Trongate, 8.30pm. See Thu 29. ■ Philip Sayce and Kris Tennant King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. Welsh-born blues guitarist who has played with Melissa Etheridge and Uncle Kracker. ■ Fram, Arran Arctic and My Lady of Clouds 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Ambient indie in the vein of Sigur Ros from Fram. Edinburgh ■ Florence & the Machine and Babe Shadow Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, 477 3500. 7pm. SOLD OUT. See Wed 5.
Pavement The demise of the much-loved American lo-fi band Pavement in the 90s was well documented, so ten
years after their drawn-out spilt, the announcement of a reform was a welcome surprise for fans worldwide. Yet the band have made it clear that this is just a series of reunion dates, and there will be no new material. A must for any Pavement fan (or those who can’t make it to their ATP festival for that matter) as this could be the last chance to see the band live. ■ Barrowland, Glasgow, Wed 5 May.
■ Midnight Juggernauts Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Melbourne space disco trio who have been described as ‘Can meets ELO’. ■ Phoebe Kreutz, Casey, Emily Scott and The Stantons Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £6. Kooky, folky, poppy indie from New Yorker Kreutz. Part of Tigerfest. ■ Sandi Thom Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £12. The London-based Scottish songstress who rose to fame webcasting performances from her basement on MySpace returns with material from third album, Merchants and Thieves. ■ Jacob Kierkegaard, Matt Rogalsky and Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, 650 2750. 7.30pm. Donation. Kierkegaard makes his Scottish debut with Sabulation, an audio-visual work based on the ‘singing sands’ of Oman; Rogalsky’s performance will activate different spaces in the room using sounds recorded live from inside and outside the building and BbbBb will present a work which utilises 50 cassette tape recorders. Part of Dialogues Festival. ■ Gods & Queens, Okker, The Munchkins and Jackal-Headed Guard of the Dead Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £5. Loud, heavy, angular rock from Philadelphia headliners Gods & Queens, who have been likened to Shellac, Unwound and Lungfish. ■ Limbo The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £5. The Black Spring DJs man the decks and bring you a packed line-up of live acts with Dead Boy Robotics launching their debut EP Tale of the Winter Kids; ‘action-packed rock’ from Vasquez while Foundling Wheel mix drum loops and samples. FREE Out of the Bedroom The Tron, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 226 0931. 8pm. See Thu 29. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 29. Dundee FREE Kings and Cowards, Mum Wants a Mixtape and The Other Side The Bread, 33 Constitution Road, 01382 200005. 8pm. Female fronted riff-rock with folky influences from Kings and Cowards, who head a DD Promotions bill of local talent. FREE Open Mic The Doghouse, 15 Ward Street, 01382 206812. 8pm. Open mic night. All welcome. ■ Erstlaub and Iain Macaulay Trio Drouthy Neebours, 142 Perth Road, 01382 202187. 8.45pm. £3. Experimental, doom-laden ambient sound from Erstlaub and leftfield acoustic jams from Iain Macaulay and friends.
Leven ■ Beth Wimmer Inn at Lathones, Largoward, 01334 840494. 9pm. £8. Progressive Americana and folk from this Bob Harris favourite.
Friday 7 Glasgow ■ Codeine Velvet Club Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. 7pm. £10. Classy collaboration between Jon Fratelli and singer Lou Hickey which evokes the orchestral pop of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. ■ Gonads Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £9. Punk/skinhead band fronted by tabloid journalist/broadcaster Garry Bushell. ■ The Hickies, Dawn, Club & Pretty Bone, Daybreak and The Hype Barrowland 2, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. Local indie bands.