Rock&Pop Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication for Glasgow to firstname.lastname@example.org and for Edinburgh to email@example.com. Listings are compiled by Fiona Shepherd and Henry Northmore. For ticket outlet information, see Book Now. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
Thursday 13 Glasgow FREE Emma Pollock Apple Store, 147 Buchanan Street, 300 4950. 6.30pm. Instore gig for the former Delgados singer. ■ Dinosaur Jr and Built to Spill O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £18. J Mascis’ 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. ■ Midnight Thursday, Dead City Radio, Not Half Right and Codeen O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £5. Over-14s show. Anthemic rock from the headliners. ■ 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. ■ Dead City Riots Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Rock. 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.
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■ 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. Hosted by Independence. ■ Louise Against The Elements, Juia & the Doogans, Upbeat Downbeat and Acrylic Iqon Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Raw soul power from Louise Hendry and band LATE and wistful pop from J&TD. ■ 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. Becca Bird, lead singer of The Agents, hosts an open mic at this new music studio . ■ 3 Times Over and Hopeless Heroic King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Dundonian alt.rockers. ■ Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun, Oxygen Thief, Dave Hughes and Judith Harron 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Folk punk band from Cheltenham headline, with kindred support from Bristol, Glasgow and Gourock. ■ Uninstal Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Times vary. Free (ticketed). Radical, experimental explorations in music, art, performance, philosophy and poetry from Arika, as a prelude to the Instal festival this November. See www.arika.org.uk for further details of individual performances. 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. ■ Lords of Bastard, Low Sonic Drift and Tabasco Fiasco Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £tbc. Rocking like their name, the Lords of Bastard put in another set down Bannermans. FREE Out of the Bedroom The Tron, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 226 0931. 8pm. Open mic session. The only rule is no cover versions. Sign up from 7pm. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves.
Dundee FREE Open Mic The Doghouse, 15 Ward Street, 01382 206812. 8pm. Open mic night. All welcome. 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’.
Friday 14 Glasgow ■ The Charlatans Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Still going strong, the Charlies perform their debut baggy classic Some Friendly in its entirety. ■ Epico, Aisle 11 and Maggie Killed Me O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. Local band bill. ■ Esperanza and Mighty Joe Viterbo Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7pm. £8. Ska skanking. ■ GBH Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £9. Hardcore punk veterans.
Rihanna What can be said about Rihanna that hasn’t already been said? There’s the hits – notably ‘Shut Up and Drive’, ‘Don’t
Stop The Music’ and the colossal ‘Umbrella’. Then there are her numerous collaborations; with Def Jam labelmate Ne-Yo and label president and general hip hop behemoth Jay-Z; not to mention the host of talent on her new album, including Will.i.am, Justin Timberlake and Chase & Status. And then there’s those much documented legs, long enough to straddle the globe. The SECC marks the final stop on a UK arena tour. ■ SECC, Glasgow, Wed 19 May.
■ Pennywise and The Murderburgers O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £17.50. Over-14s show. Californian skate punks who’ve been rocking hard for twenty years. ■ Scragfight and Perduramo O2 Academy 2, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £6. Local riot grrrls head the bill. ■ Grails Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £8. Grails are a predominantly instrumental outfit in the vein of Dirty Three, Mogwai and Godspeed. ■ The Cave The Flying Duck, 7 Renfrew Court, 572 0100. 8pm–3am. £5 (£4). Looking for a new kinda kick at this Cramps tribute special. Garage, punk, psychobilly and sleaze, with live bands and The Cave DJs. ■ Anthony Reynolds, Charlotte Greig and Burnt Island Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £6. Classy pop from the former frontman of Jack. ✽✽ Flight of The Conchords Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 8pm. SOLD OUT. Banish all memories of Richard Stilgoe - this cult New Zealand duo give comedy songs a good name. See feature, page 24. ■ Kris Tennant, Crossover and Never Away Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Elton John/Rufus Wainwright- loving singer/songwriter and band. ■ Nick Harper, Hatfitz and Cara Robinson Queen’s Park Glasshouses, Langside Road, 287 5108. 8pm. £10. Singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Nick ‘son of Roy’ Harper takes his show on the road – attention all SECC: Clyde Auditorium,
‘Harponauts’ (as only the man himself calls them). Part of the Southside Festival. ■ We Rock Like Girls Don’t and The Phantom Herd McNeill’s, 106 Torrisdale Street, 423 7961. 8pm. £5. Blistering punk rock from feisty female duo promoting their debut album How Did It Get To This. ■ Gretchen Peters King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £15. Contemporary Nashville songwriter with intelligent, introspective songs that encompass pop, folk, country and blues. ■ Breakdown Bands Soundhaus, 47 Hydepark Street, 221 4659. 9pm–3am. £6 (£5). Indie, rock and electro live acts from the local scene, with DJs during and after the acts. ■ Thomas Truax, Keser and Tangles 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £6 (£5). Thomas Truax draws together garage rock, cabaret and the avant garde in his surreal musical creations alongside new album Sonic Dreamer. ■ The French Wives, Endor and Blue Sky Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, 353 4531. £tbc. Single launch for this quirky indie folk band in the vein of Belle & Sebastian and Camera Obscura. ■ The Massacre Cave, Engraved, Threshold Sicks and Facegrinder Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. £tbc. Extreme metal line-up. ■ Uninstal Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Times vary. Free (ticketed). See Thu 13. Edinburgh ■ Rossco Galloway The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm.