FREE Open Mic The Solid Rock Cafe, 19 Hope Street, 221 1105. 8.30pm. See Tue 4. ■ No Slogan and Canadian Rifle 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Two bands from Chicago. FREE The Shiverin’ Sheiks Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. See Thu 29. FREE The Bottleneckers Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. See Tue 4. ■ Peter Green & friends The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360085. £20. The Fleetwood Mac legend performs a classic blues set. ■ Samantha Fox Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. £23. CANCELLED. Edinburgh ■ TV21 and Midas Fall Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £7. Edinburgh, 80s new wave act who worked with the likes of Teardrop Explodes, Wah! and the Waterboys. Part of Tigerfest. ■ The Divine Comedy The Pleasance Theatre, 60 Pleasance, 7.30pm. £17.50. Neil Hannon, the always charming Irish songwriter, returns with a solo incarnation of the Divine Comedy.
Dundee ■ Hijak Oscar The Doghouse, 15 Ward Street, 01382 206812. 8pm. Advance £5; on the door £6. Blues rockers Hijack Oscar as seen on T4’s mobileAct Unsigned. Wednesday 12
Glasgow ■ The Chariot and I Wrestled a Bear Once Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £9. Christian hardcore metal band. ■ CocoRosie and Light Asylum Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7.30pm. £14. Lo-fi electronica, hip hop, torch blues and childlike operatics from sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady. See preview, page 60. ✽✽ Omar Souleyman Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7.30pm. £12. Street level folk-pop and world beats from Syria. See preview, page 67. ■ Don McLean Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £23.50–£25.55. Mr ‘American Pie’ returns to prove that he has many other songs in his country pop repertoire and play songs from what he contends will be his last album release Addicted To Black. ■ Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Springsteen-influenced New York rootsy singer/songwriter who was inspired to form a band by U2’s Rattle and Hum film. ■ Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £14. Former frontman of cosmic cowboys Green on Red for whom ‘all roads lead to Dylan’. But his latest album (see review, page 62) is actually a cover of Waylon Jennings Dreaming my Dreams album. Edinburgh ■ Blueflint, Andi Neate and Andy Tucker & The Scattered Family Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £3. A night of acoustica, country and banjo pluckin’ to launch this year’s Tigerfest. Part of Tigerfest. ■ Francis Rossi and The North The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £19.50. Solo show from the Status Quo man. ■ Jesus H Foxx and There Will Be Fireworks Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £3. Pavement-esque indie from Jesus H Foxx. Part of Tigerfest.
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Glasgow ✽✽ Dinosaur Jr and Built to Spill O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £18. J Mascis’s cult proto-grunge outfit on a double header tour with US alt.rockers of an early 90s vintage from Boise, Idaho. ■ Fozzy The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £12.50. Over-14s show. Fozzy claim to be America’s most entertaining band. They appear to involve wrestler Chris Jericho, if that’s any help. ■ The Temper Trap and Sarah Blasko O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £13.50. Melbourne indie rock four-piece who are a favourite soundtrack for adverts and TV programmes. FREE Eric La Casa and Jean-Luc Guionnet Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. 7.30pm. Field recordings specialists present soundworks amassed from various Glaswegian homes. Part of Uninstal. FREE Apache Viking and Go Heeled Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 8pm. Live music. FREE Blue Sky Archives and Pishy Tissue Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. Weekly Concrete Campfire night of acoustic sounds. ■ Buddy Holly: A Legend Reborn Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £19.50 (£17.50). Marc Robinson and his counterfeit Crickets roll back the years with hits like ‘Rave On’, ‘Raining in My Heart’ and ‘Doesn’t Matter Anymore’. With special guests ‘Roy Orbison’ and ‘The Everly Brothers’. ■ David R Black, Kyra and You & What Army Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Black and band have supported the likes of The Mission and Spin Doctors. ■ The Hollowtin Sorrows and Black Avenue Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £4. Indie and alt sounds. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8pm. See Thu 29. ■ Louise Against The Elements, Juia & the Doogans, Upbeat Downbeat and Acrylic Iqon Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. See Fri 30. ■ Steumz Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Indie folk with post- rock influences from Toulouse. ■ The Tommy Castro Band The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360085. 8pm. £16 (£27 double ticket for Peter Green). Santana-endorsed contemporary blues. FREE Creation Open Mic Creation Studios, 16 Trongate, 8.30pm. See Thu 29. ■ 3 Times Over and Hopeless Heroic King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Dundonian alt.rockers. Edinburgh ■ Chris Bradley, Dirty Cuts and Last Battle Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7pm. £6. Melodic folky pop from Aberfeldy member Bradley. Part of Tigerfest. 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 Open Mic The Doghouse, 15 Ward Street, 01382 206812. 8pm. See Thu 6. Kilmarnock ■ Billy Ocean Palace Theatre, 9 Green Street, 01563 554900. 8pm. £20. Eighties soul balladeer who incited imaginary love interests everywhere to ‘Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car’.
Jazz Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to email@example.com. Listings are compiled by Henry Northmore and Kenny Mathieson. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
Thursday 29 Edinburgh ■ John Fairhurst The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £5. Stomping old school blues and roots. ■ Raphael Imbert Trio The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £6 (£5). Marseille-based saxophonist makes his Scottish debut with American bassist Joe Martin and drummer Gerald Cleaver, both featured on his recent NY Project recording. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves.
Glasgow FREE Dias Brazil Boteco do Brazil, 62 Trongate, 548 1330. 7.30pm. Jazzy Brazilian rhythms, bossa nova, samba and salsa. FREE The Strathclyde University Big Band Café Source, 1 St Andrew’s Square, 548 6020. 9pm. The university’s big band gets down and plays a selection of jazz arrangements from their extensive repertoire. Edinburgh ■ Remembering Tommy: The Tommy Sampson Big Band The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £15 (£12.50). A tribute to their late band leader with a selection of classic jazz and big band favourites,
featuring guests Hamish McGregor (Fat Sam’s Band) and Craig McMurdo. ■ Jazz Bar Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Drummer Bill Kyle leads this jazz four-piece. ■ Skunk Funk The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Night of top funk from DJ Aki and live guests, including Paul Mills’ Funk Band (30 Apr) and James Brown is Annie (7 May). Dundee FREE The Five Aces Duke’s Corner, 13 Brown Street, 01382 205052. 9pm. Garage and rhythm’n’blues outfit.
Glasgow FREE Jazz Main Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 3pm. Sax-led quartet playing a wide variety of music from Monk to Miles. FREE Declan Forde Quartet Rio Café, 27 Hyndland Street, 334 9909. 9pm. Eclectic mix of jazz, funk and blues from pianist Forde. Edinburgh FREE The Mellotones The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 3pm. Jimmy Taylor and band play songs by Mel Torme and other great jazz vocalists. ■ World Premiere Quintet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). A different selection of five leading jazz players come together for each session with no rehearsal. FREE Dias Brazil Seahaven Hotel, 89–91 Joppa Rd, 669 4592. 8.30pm. See Fri 30. ■ Fish Fry The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Scottish jazz, funk, soul and Latin bands join DJ Astroboy, with quirky pop from The Banana Sessions (1 May) followed by high energy disco-funk from Federation of the Disco Pimp (8 May).
Hole Love her or loathe her, Courtney Love is not one to shy away from media attention. The latest feud (eh, besides the one with daughter Frances Bean) concerned Love reforming Hole last year amid high-profile rows with ex-band members over the copyright of the moniker Hole. Against their wishes, Hole’s new album Nobody’s Daughter will be out in May, coinciding with a three-date UK tour. So with no original Hole members apart from Love, you’d be forgiven for anticipating a Courtney Love solo show, rather than Hole. . . ■ O2 Academy, Glasgow, Mon 3 May.