■ Make Sparks, Black International and 3TimesOver Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Alternative rock in a Biffy/Twin Atlantic mould from Make Sparks. FREE Norval Barclay Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, 222 9930. 7pm. See Sat 1. ■ Rose Elinor Dougall, Modus and Tom White Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £5. See Fri 7. ■ Violadores del Verso and Northern Exposure The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £10. Spanish hip hop act. ■ Hugh Cornwell The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7.30pm. £15. The ex-frontman of punk stalwarts The Stranglers is joined by his backing band to perform Stranglers debut Rattus Norvegicus IV and second album Hooverdam in their entirety. ■ 4 Fried Chickens Teviot Debating Hall, Bristo Square, 650 4673. 8pm–3am. £5. Night of ska, soul, pop and rhythm’n’blues from four live acts: Big Hand, Deccapods, The Hustlers and a jam session from Big Henry’s Soul Cats. ■ The Mannequins, Degrassi, Black Heart Generator and Mile Mayhem City Café, 19 Blair Street, 220 0125. 8.30pm. £2. Pixies-esque indie rock from Edinburgh outfit, The Mannequins, at this grungey rock night. ■ Ghillie Gigs Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, 222 9930. 10.30pm. £5 (£25 inc dinner from 7.30pm). See Sat 1. ■ The Higher State and The Hidden Masters Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 11pm. £5. Garage and psych sounds with DJs through to 3am.
Bathgate ■ The Limits, The Lane, Angie Stevenson and Street Lights The Lounge, 57–59 Hopetoun Street, 8pm. £tbc. Indie rock. Darvel ■ Darvel Four Seasons Music Festival 2010 Town Hall, 10––12 West Main Street, 01560 321657. 7.30pm. Prices vary. See Fri 7.
Dunbar ■ Beetroot Festival Belhaven Fruit Farm, Thistly Cross, 667 2967. 7pm–1am. £10. Reggae, dub and gypsy folk from Diddley Squat and soaring vocal harmonies from The Dull Fuds, alongside DJ Seb Wig-Out, Fluidwill and Jimmy Rummage plus burlesque from Viva Misadventure and physical performance (aerial, stilts, ropes, etc) from Cullin Fools.
Dundee ■ Yeah Detroit The Doghouse, 15 Ward Street, 01382 206812. 8pm. £tbc. Indie rock.
Glenrothes ■ The Pasadena Roof Orchestra Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, 01592 611101. 7.30pm. £14 (£12). The Orchestra celebrates the music of the great entertainers from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Billie Holiday and Bix Beiderbecke. Largs ■ The Viewpoint Sessions Kelburn Castle and Country Centre, Fairlie, 01475 568685. noon. £15. An outdoor club night in Scotland, in May? It’s brave, but whatever the weather this line- up is likely to provoke some red-hot outbreaks of dancing: Mungo’s Hi-Fi Soundsystem, FOUND, Edinburgh Samba School, DJ Astroboy, Lenny Love and many more. There’s an on-site cocktail bar, live visuals, campfire sessions, food and drink available all day, and free camping on the night of the event. Music begins at 7pm, site open from noon.
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■ Bill Kirchen Trio Victoria Hotel, 80 Gallowgate Street, 01475 689493. 9pm. £tbc. See Fri 7. Sunday 9
Glasgow FREE UNINSTAL Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, 0845 330 3501 Teaser festival from Arika, before Instal in November. Featuring ‘Baffling experimental metal. Unlistenable silence. Language games. Sound poetry. Radical field recording. Conceptual writing. Organised listening. Experimental film. Absurd humour. Biscuits. Confusing emotional states. And tea.’ See www.arika.org.uk for info. FREE Jeremy Mason, Andy K, Kevin Kennie, Roger Emmerson, Norquay and Laura Healy Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 6pm. Alt.folk acoustic night.
✽✽ The Big Pink, Esben & the Witch and Is Tropical The
Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £10. Much-touted new indie rock trio, named after The Band’s album/recording studio. See preview, page 61. ■ Gogol Bordello, Matt & Kim and Mariachi El Bronx O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £16. Gypsy punk band whose frontman Eugene Hutz was one of the stars of the Liev Schreiber-directed film Everything is Illuminated and also frugged with Madonna at Live Earth. With support from LA punks The Bronx in their authentic mariachi guise. ■ Kiss and Taking Dawn SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7pm. SOLD OUT. The world’s greatest rock band bring the glam rock, make-up and fireworks to Glasgow. ■ Reaper in Sicily The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £6. Over- 14s show. Young power pop five-piece from Wales. ■ The Slits and Our Mountain O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10. The return of the legendary lo- fi femme punks, much beloved of John Peel back in the day. ■ Cold Cave and Best Coast Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road,
332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Distorted vocals and feedback from this Philadelphia outfit. See preview, page 60. ■ Harper Simon Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £6.50. Son of Paul Simon. No pressure, then. ■ Surfer Blood King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. Indie pop from the Sunshine State. ■ Kunt & the Gang 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Electro filth pop from Londoners K&TG.
Edinburgh ■ X-Lion Tamer, The Wildhouse and The Gothernburg Address Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7pm. £6. Unashamed pop one man band Tony Taylor (aka X-Lion Tamer). Part of Tigerfest. ■ Chris Trapper, Colin Train and Jay Brown The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £8. Night of singer-songwriters headed by Canada’s Chris Trapper (The Push Stars). ■ Gloria Cycles and Shooting Stansfield Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8pm. £5. Quirky songs, upbeat basslines and blissful melodies. ■ Samantha Fox Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 8pm. £22.50. CANCELLED. ■ The Beau Nasties The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Sun 2. Dundee ■ Eliza Carthy Fat Sam’s, 31 South Ward Road, 353 8000. 8pm. £14. This Edinburgh-based, two time Mercury Music Prize-nominated singer has helped reinvigorate and revitalise the UK folk scene.
Monday 10 Glasgow ■ Deez Nuts The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £9. Over-14s show. Melbourne band combining rap and hardcore punk in their confrontational sound.
Kiss Get your face paint at the ready, as KISS are back. It’s been almost 40 years since KISS formed, yet the glam rockers have
lost none of the bravado or wild stage antics that earned them all the notoriety in the first place. Expect classic hits such as ‘Rock N’ Roll All Nite’, and ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’, plus tracks from the latest album Sonic Boom. Oh, and plenty tongue waggling and pyrotechnics too. ■ SECC, Glasgow, Sun 9 May.
■ Mr Hudson, Tinie Tempah and Tenny Ten Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. 7pm. £12.50. Over-14s show. Mr Hudson, who specialises in hip hop beats and piano pop, has found an unlikely champion in Kanye West who has produced their new album. With support from recent grime crossover chart topper Tinie Tempah. ■ Ten Second Epic, Blitz Kids and Cars on Fire O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £5. Overs-14 show. Canadian alt.rock five- piece headline. FREE Acoustic Jam Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. See Mon 3. FREE Open Mic The Brass Monkey, 1004 Argyle Street, 243 2170. 8pm. See Mon 3. ■ The Sleepwalkers, June Buggy and Shoes on Fire Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £1. Indie from Sleepwalkers and rock reggae from June Buggy. ■ Ted Leo & the Pharmacists Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Impressively literate punk rock songwriting from Indiana native Leo and his band. ■ Shonen Knife and Suspire King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Return of the Japanese lo-fi pop trio, favourites at one time of Kurt Cobain. See preview, page 60. ■ Raid La Cheetah, 73 Queen Street, 221 4851. 9pm–3am. £3–£2 (£1 with a trade payslip). See Mon 3. ■ Imagination and Modern Romance Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. £28. CANCELLED.
Edinburgh ■ Langhorne Slim Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £7. Country blues performed with punk rock attitude from this anti-folk stalwart of New York’s Sidewalk Cafe. ■ Marvin, Crevecoeur and we Modern Cadets Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8pm. £5. Electronica meets edgy proggy rock/punk from France’s Marvin. ■ The Chans The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Mon 3. Dundee ■ Dear Landlord, Joey Terrifying, Billy Liar, The Stay Gones and Vega’s Loft Drouthy Neebours, 142 Perth Road, 01382 202187. 8pm. £tbc. Pop-punk, punk poetry and indie rock bill.
Tuesday 11 Glasgow ✽✽ Faust The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7.30pm. £14. Experimental sounds with industrial machinery and controlled explosions thrown into the mix from these Krautrock pioneers. Recommended by Julian Cope, so clearly far out. Part of Behaviour Festival. See preview, page 59. ■ The Heretics Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. Rock’n’roll. FREE Marvin and Stomachs Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 8pm. Blistering, noisy, DIY pop from French three-piece Marvin. ■ San Fran & the Ciscos Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. A night of singers and bands. ■ Starkey Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £5. Philadelphia bassmeister influenced by the UK grime and dubstep scene. ■ Detroit Social Club, Tiffany Page and Goldhawks King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8.50. Tyneside garage rock’n’rollers, femme rock-influenced chanteuse and London-based roots rockers team up for this New to Q tour.