■ Kids in Glass Houses and Spycatcher The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £11. Over-14s show. Touted emo power-pop quintet from Wales. ■ Make Sparks, Mitchell Museum and Black Heart Generator The Flying Duck, 7 Renfrew Court, 572 0100. 7pm. £5. Alternative rock in a Biffy/Twin Atlantic mould from Make Sparks. ■ Sandi Thom O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £12. See Thu 6. ■ Scordatura, Stabwound, Komatoze, Hell Above and Solstheim Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £tbc. Bumper metal bill. ■ Midnight Lion, The Darien Venture and Trapped in Kansas Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Math rockers. FREE Diana Schad Urban Bar & Brasserie, 23–25 St Vincent Place, 248 5636. 7.30pm. See Fri 30. ■ Jamie Cullum and Eliza Doolittle Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £27.50–£40. Pint- sized easy-listening jazz maestro with poppy tendencies. ■ Airspiel, Secret Circuits and The Bedouins Capitol, 468 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1040. 8pm. £5. Indie disco trio promote new single ‘The Rain’. ■ Annie Stevenson, We are Jawbone and Fool On Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Glasgow altr.ockers headline. ■ Brass Monkeys The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360085. 8pm. £10. Glasgow-based, 17- piece high energy Latin, soul, swing and funk ensemble, performing classic form the likes of Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Sam Brown, Shirley Bassey and Marlena Shaw. ■ Jumper’s Knee, The Lonely Souls, The Imagineers and The Nintendos Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £5. Danceable indie electro outfit launch their single ‘The Hunter’. ■ Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 8pm. £10. Steve’s li’l sis is a great country-orientated talent in her own right, with a less fiery, more poetic approach than her brother. ■ U2-2 Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Tribute to the all- conquering Irish behemoths. FREE The Balladeers and Big Cat Banquet MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8.30pm. Psychedelic folk rock with a polka twist from the band formerly known as The Passengers. ■ Rose Elinor Dougall, Michael McLennan, Jeye T and Sharon Martin King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Ex-Pipette strikes out solo. FREE Brooksy and the Sound Collectors The Liquid Ship, 171–175 Great Western Road, 331 1901. 9pm. New age hippy rockers play the Free Candy Sessions. ■ Ceramic Hobs, Kylie Minoise, Radiation Line and Eternal Fags 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Free noise, electronic experimentation and other japery. ■ The Kays Lavelle Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. £tbc. Album launch for Edinburgh quintet blending fragile and dark guitar rock. Edinburgh ■ Rossco Galloway The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Fri 30. ■ Bronto Skylift, Shields Up and The Party Programme Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Three-minute power pop punk as BS launch their new album. ■ Eat Dr Ape, The Marvels and Miasma Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh
College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £4 (£3). See Wed 5. ■ Hagana , Sleepy Vole and Kudos The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. 7pm. £5. Leftfield take on rock and indie, a bit of alt.country and some indie pop as Hagana launch their new EP. ■ Inner Sight, Pinky Suavo, Lost to the Landside and Caesura Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £tbc. Rock meets dance beats from Glasgow’s Inner Sight. ■ Pat McManus Band and Jed Potts The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7.15pm. £10. Veteran guitarist and former Mama’s Boy, mixing hard rock and blues. ■ Daniel O’Donnell Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £29.50–£34.50. Danny boy performs hits from his astonishingly successful easy listening records. ■ Caroline Gilmour, Hello Pirates, Saz, Jump: Press A and Storm in a D Cup Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8pm. £5 (£4). ‘Rock Chick Night 3’ dedicated to female fronted rock bands, line-up completed by The Armorettes and Seafield Foxes. ■ Cath & Phil Tyler, The One Ensemble and Neil Davidson Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 8pm. £5. Modern folk with a lo-fi indie edge but based on Sacred harp singing. ■ Soul Foundation The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £5. Night of Motown-style soul. FREE Open Mic McEwans Ale House, 18–22 Clerk Street, 668 4786. 9pm. See Fri 30. ■ This is Music Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). See Fri 30. Darvel ■ Darvel Four Seasons Music Festival 2010 Town Hall, 10––12 West Main Street, 01560 321657. 7.30pm. Prices vary. Summer section of popular music festival featuring performances from The Blues Band, Main Street Blues (7 May) and Kassidy, Vandeville Falls and Yorick Cormack (8 May).
Dundee ■ Maxwell’s Dead and Burnout 27 Chambers Bar, 59–61 Gellatly Street, 01382 225616. 8pm. £tbc. Moshable punk. ■ The Sex Pistols Experience Dexter’s Lounge Bar, 24 Castle Street, 01382 228894. 8pm. £7. Sex Pistols tribute outfit (if you hadn’t guessed). FREE Isis, The Brackets, Dixie Narco and The Violent Whispers The Bread, 33 Constitution Road, 01382 200005. 8.30pm. Monolithic rockers with a touch of Mogwai’s light and shade headline this bill from DD Promotions. ■ Chas & Band Whitehall Theatre, 12 Bellfield Street, 08717 029486. £tbc. Dave may have bowed out but Chas is still touring and playing all the rockney hits from ‘Rabbit’ to ‘Snooker Loopy’, as well as a new tribute to rock’n’roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis.
Kilmarnock ■ Rock the Night Away St Joseph’s R C Church, 15A Hill Street, 7pm. £10 (includes buffet). Classic rock from two well-loved local bands, The Doghouse Howlers and Pulse, playing covers from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Largs ■ Bill Kirchen Trio Victoria Hotel, 80 Gallowgate Street, 01475 689493. 9pm. £tbc. Everything from rockabilly and rock and roll to honky tonk and outlaw country.
Peebles ■ Green Goblin Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Eastgate, 01721 725777. 7.30pm. £8. A self-styled ‘jazztasticcelticgrassrockband’ hailing from Lanarkshire.
Glasgow ■ The Ghosties Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 6pm. £8. Influenced by everyone from Devo to Duran Duran. ■ Alabama 3 and David Ford O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £17. Over-14s show. Characterful blend of southern-fried preachifying, dancefloor-friendly beats and a whole lotta love. ■ Band of Skulls and Thomas Tantrum Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £8. Southampton alt.rocker trio who have just released their debut album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey. ■ Owl City Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £16.50. Over-14s show. Twee synth pop vehicle for the songs of Minnesotan musician Adam Young. ■ The Victors, Tom Morton & Graeme Duffin and The Passion Singers O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10. Ex-Wet Wet Wet guitarist Duffin joins forces with old buddy Tom Morton. ■ Michael Buble and Naturally 7 SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7.30pm. £50–£80. Vancouver vocalist who croons on everything from ‘For Once in My Life’ to ‘Moondance’ with swing affectation and cheesy banter. ■ Chris Trapper and Colin Train City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 8pm. £10. Acoustic Affair gig from the frontman of The Push Stars with support from Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Train. ■ Fortunes of Sorrow and Dirty Cannon Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Local live music. ■ Full Metal Racket Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Metal covers. ■ Jacob Yates & the Pearly Gate Lock-Pickers and She’s Hit Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £5. Single launch for ex- Uncle John & Whitelock sorts. ■ Tasty Jailbait, The Valkarys, it’s a Girl, Circa 88 and Oswald Capitol, 468 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1040. 8pm. £5. Sixties rock’n’roll from The Valkarys. ■ Jace Everett and James Connor & the Souls King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £12. Nashville based country singer responsible for the swampy theme tune to True Blood. ■ Alice Moving under Skies, Vom and Ov Reptilian Construct 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £5. Goth combo who met in vampire central, Whitby. ■ Frost and Fire Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. 9.30pm. £10. Howie Reeve curates a mixed bag of entertainers and musicians in the Circle Studio: RM Hubbert, Issho Taiko Drummers, Nerea Bello & Lucy Duncombe and Cath & Phil Tyler. Edinburgh ■ William Douglas The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Sat 1. ■ Ceramic Hob, The Radiation Line, Mills & Boon and Rodent Emporium Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7pm. £4. Seven-piece psyche-punk legends from Blackpool, ‘think early Butthole surfers, The Fall and Captain Beefheart with northern accents and nudity’. ■ Jamie Cullum and Eliza Doolittle Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7pm. £32.50–£40. See Fri 7. ■ The Kays Lavelle Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5. See Fri 7. ■ The Law Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £7. Dundonian indie rock combo.
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