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Donation. The singer-songwriter- guitarist is regularly joined by a selection of special guests. ■ Hyperbubble, Shock & Awe and Nanobots Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7pm. £5 (£4). Electro, glam new wave punk rock from Hyperbubble plus big guitars from Shock & Awe. ■ Martin Stephenson and Alex Cornish Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £11. Daintees frontman Stephenson entertains with a combination of guitar picking, waltzes, swinging country, folk pop and comic tales. Part of Tigerfest. ■ Soulacoaster and Andy Tucker & The Scattered Family The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7pm. £tbc. Twelve- piece soul band playing hits made famous by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and The Commitments. ■ Suite 69 Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7pm. £5. A night of 60s French pop with a live set from French garage rockers Les Bof!. ■ The Temper Trap and Sarah Blasko The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £13.50. See Thu 13. ■ Lord Bishop, Gravitation and Scarlet Carmina Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £tbc. Heavy rock and metal of the old school variety. FREE Open Mic McEwans Ale House, 18–22 Clerk Street, 668 4786. 9pm. Various singer-songwriter action and covers (call 07792 716013 to book a slot). ■ MCF Music Night Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 11pm. £tbc. A mixed line-up of singer- songwriters, rock, hip hop and more brought together by Music Comes First Records. Dundee ■ Buddy Holly: A Legend Reborn Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £18.50. See Thu 13. ■ Underground Heroes Fat Sam’s, 31 South Ward Road, 01382 228496. 8pm. £tbc. Grimey London punks with ska inflections. ■ Vladimir and the Mods and Mum Wants a Mixtape Chambers Bar, 59–61 Gellatly Street, 01382 225616. 8pm. £tbc. Local band showcase.
Dunfermline ■ Elvis Rocks 2010 Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 602302. 7.30pm. £16.50 (£15.50). Tribute to the King, complete with multiple costume changes and the full story of his journey from Memphis, Tennessee to Las Vegas.
Kilmarnock ■ Roxy Magic Palace Theatre, 9 Green Street, 01563 554900. 7.30pm. £15 (£14). Tribute to Bryan Ferry and his foppish bandmates. Stirling ■ Showaddywaddy Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, 01786 473544. 7.30pm. £17.50. Doo wop nostalgia merchants, big in the 70s, with thinning quiffs these days.
Saturday 15 Glasgow ■ The Dangleberries and The Fighting 69th Barrowland 2, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £6. Over- 14s show. A unique combination of bagpipes, drums, guitar and tambourine, this lively ‘pipe rock’ collective play traditional Scottish music, original compositions and even pop covers of songs by Scissor Sisters and Paolo Nutini. ✽✽ Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed & the True Loves and Lou Hickey Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western
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1 They’re finally here . . . we hope This Barrowland date was originally slated for November 2009, then the beginning of April, and finally the mighty Slayer should be with us this May. And the reason for this delay? Vocalist/bassist Tom Araya had to undergo surgery on his back, with the adverse side effect that he can no longer headbang. 2 They practically invented thrash One of the true originators, Slayer played harder and faster than anyone else and are members of ‘The Big Four’ (alongside Megadeth, Metallica and Anthrax). Kerry King is officially a guitar god.
3 No compromises, no surrender Not just furious metal juggernauts, in terms of lyrical content, Slayer refuse to bow down to the moral minority. 2006’s ‘Jihad’, detailing the 9/11 attacks through the eyes of the terrorists and featuring lyrics taken from words left behind by Mohammed Atta, was their most recent brush with controversy.
4 Satan Pithily titled albums such as South of Heaven, Seasons in the Abyss and Hell Awaits have seen Slayer labelled as Satanists. While the cover art for 2001’s God Hates Us All and 2006’s Christ Illusion were deemed so blasphemous they were censored in stores. However Araya is actually a practising Christian. 5 ‘Angel of Death’ The greatest thrash metal tune of all time. From the opening riff, you know Slayer mean business, then Araya’s scream opens up and they power through a blistering 4.52 minutes of shredding guitar at 210bmp, later sampled by Public Enemy on ‘She Watch Channel Zero?!’. It’s lyrical content, concerning Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, was so controversial it actually delayed the release of their Reign in Blood album back in 1986. (Henry Northmore) ■ Slayer, Barrowland, Glasgow, Thu 27 May.
Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £10. Over-14s show. Young Boston singer updating the Stax soul sound to great acclaim. Supported by Codeine Velvet Club frontwoman. ■ Blue Nova, The Green Club, Maranchez and Oslo O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. Maranchez describe themselves as sounding like ‘the Beatles dragged down an alley and battered by Iron Maiden’.
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