■ The Bluebells, Aidan Moffat and Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. 7pm. £7.50 (£5). The Bluebells, who reformed recently to back Edwyn Collins, head a line-up of superlative Scottish talent. ■ Roxy Magic, Tigers on Vaselines and Electric Warrior Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7.30pm. £10. A clean sweep of imitation glam icons, with these tributes to Roxy Music, Bowie and Bolan. ■ Sunny Day in Glasgow Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £7. Dreamy indie pop from Philadelphia band, one of whom spent some time living in Glasgow and named the band thus. See preview, page 62. ■ Three Wise Men The Accies Club, Helensburgh Drive, Jordanhill, 7.30pm. £15. Daintees frontman Martin Stephenson is joined by Bruce Morton and Roberto Cassani for a fusion of music and comedy. ■ Tribute to Tiger Tim Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Marti Pellow, Tony Roper, Tam Cowan, Gerard Kelly, Midge Ure and more will appear on this variety bill with all proceeds going to a special benefit fund to send veteran DJ Tim Stevens, who is battling multiple sclerosis, to Poland for radical new treatment. ■ The 4/5ths, San Pan Disco, The Glue Kids, The War Club and David Muir Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Indievous celebrates its fifth birthday of indie rocking.
✽✽ Flight of The Conchords SECC: Clyde Auditorium,
Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 8pm. SOLD OUT. See Fri 14. FREE Man Gone Missing and Adam Stearns The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. 8pm. Halt Bar Hijack. ■ The Penetrations Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Rock sounds. ■ The Side, Foxgang, Sebastian Dangerfield and Casino Brag Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Indie rock line-up. ■ The Privates Hammond Orchestra Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 11pm. £5. Hammond-driven instrumental group play at Shout Bamalama. ■ Aggressus, Alba Gu Brath, Dog Tired, Foetal Splatter and Town Called Hell Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. £tbc. Metal of many shades, as long as it’s black. ■ Buckfest Alldayer 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. £tbc. Local surf punks The Bucky Rage headline a bumper bill comprising Lazybones, The Wrong Boyfriends, The
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Acid Fascists, The Kosher Pickles, The Feuds and The Pharisees. ■ Uninstal Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Times vary. Free (ticketed). See Thu 13. Edinburgh ■ William Douglas The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6.30pm. Donation. Unplugged session with William Douglas and friends. ■ Happy Spastics, Spat and Daddy No! Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. 7–10pm. £13 (£10 in advance). Get your cardboard armour out for another Boxwars match with a live soundtrack. Entry to punk club GBH afterwards. ■ Boyz II Men and Mica Paris The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £30. Overwrought male R&B vocal harmony group, fond of grasping the air and clutching their chests while they emote. ■ Charlie & the Bhoys Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £10. Folk rockers with Celtic influences, and this is a bit of a special intimate gig especially for Celtic fans with guest appearances from players Bertie Auld and Tommy Gemmell (and a chance to have your photo taken with them and a replica of the European Cup). ■ The Debuts Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £tbc. Synth driven indie rock as Edinburgh’s Debuts launch their new EP. ■ The Doors Alive The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7pm. £10. Tribute to Jim Morrison’s seminal LA rock crew. ■ Emma Forman Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £tbc. Former Bad Karma frontwoman Emma Forman brings intelligent lyrics and beautiful melodies to her acoustic solo work. FREE Norval Barclay Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, 222 9930. 7pm. Acoustic session from Barclay and guests. ■ Shots Were Fired, Dave Manning and Bag of Bags Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7pm. £4. Tales of revenge and dark Americana/indie in the same vein as Nick Cave and PJ Harvey from SWF. FREE Stewart MacLennan Henderson’s, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. Classical guitar and popular song. ■ Thomas Truax, 7VWWVW, Wounded Knee and The Blue Wicked Spasm Band Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7pm. £5. See Fri 14. ■ We Were Promised Jetpacks, Three Blind Wolves and We See Lights Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £7. Special solo acoustic show from WWPJ and TBW. ■ GoGoBot The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7.30pm. £6. Alt.rock trio from Glasgow headline. ✽✽ Piney Gir The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £5. Electro pop as well as girl folk/rock from Piney Gir. FREE Sunshine Delay Harbour Inn, 4–6 Fishmarket Square, 552 3968. 8.30pm. Melodic country-influenced Americana. ■ Ghillie Gigs Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, 222 9930. 10.30pm. £5 (£25 inc dinner from 7.30pm). Live Scottish music including indie rock and covers from Pure (8/15 May) plus soul, funk and rock from Dead Man Shoes (22 May).
Greenock ■ Peter Morrison and Friends Arts Guild Theatre, Campbell Street, 01475 723038. 7.30pm. £12. A mix of Broadway hits, opera classics and Scottish music from Peter Morrison and chums, with ticket proceeds going to Greenock Medical Aid Society.
Sunday 16 Glasgow FREE Live Music in the Bandstand Mugdock Country Park,
UNINSTAL The Arika-produced taster festival for Instal continues over the weekend with more experimental adventures
in sound. There is Eric La Casa and Jean-Luc Guionnet’s ‘House’, an exploration of soundscapes gathered from Glaswegian homes; and ‘Used Sound’, concerning the philosophy of improvisation, and delivered by the philosophically and musically-inclined trio of Guionnet, Ray Brassier, and Seijiro Murayama. Then the transgressive poetry/prose/music exhibition ‘What Is To Be Done?’ by Christian Bok (pictured), Craig Dworkin and JLIAT promises to push the boundaries and ‘exceed tradition’ in terms of thinking how we create music. ■ Tramway, Glasgow, until Sun 16 May. For more info see arika.org.uk.
Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. 2–4pm. A variety of musical ensembles perform every Sunday this summer in the peaceful surroundings of the Victorian Walled Garden. Please phone for details of individual bands. ■ 112, Kobi Oyame and Fathomless feat Nikitta The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360085. 7pm. £15. US R&B act headline. ■ The Bundles O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £13. Over-14s show. New York anti-folk supergroup featuring Jeffrey Lewis and Kimya Dawson in the line-up. ■ White Rabbits and Active Child Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £8. Twelve-legged groove machine from Brooklyn, referencing 10cc, The Specials and Cold War Kids. ■ Jim Bob Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £7. See Sat 15. ■ Conquering Animal Sound, Cheer and Yahweh Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £5. Loops and beats from Edinburgh’s CAS. ■ Glenn Tilbrook and Howlin’ Radio Queen’s Park Glasshouses, Langside Road, 01698 403120. 8pm. £16. Squeeze frontman plays a solo show. Part of the Southside Festival. ■ Piney Gir Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. £5. Aka Kansas-born, London-based singer/songwriter Angela Penhaligon, whose music encompasses country and electronica styles. FREE Scot Hounson, Kenny McColl, Simon Patchett, Perduramo, Rainbow Dissolve and First Tiger Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. Acoustic altfolk line-up. ■ Uncle Remus Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Live music. ■ Fuzzbox King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279.
8.30pm. £10. Reunion of the colourful all-girl punk-pop quartet who brightened up the 80s with their DIY buzzsaw pop. ■ Paradox, Shields Up and Escape to Victory 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Metal triple threat. ■ Uninstal Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Times vary. Free (ticketed). See Thu 13. Edinburgh ■ Hauschka, James Blackshaw & Nancy Elizabeth and Lauren Hayes Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7pm. £10. German pianist (Hauschka), 12-string guitarist (Blackshaw) and singer-songwriter (Elizabeth) blend contemporary classical, folk and modern song. See preview, page 62. ■ Midas Fall Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £tbc. Prog from the headliners (more acts tbc). FREE Open Mic Mezz Bar, 49–51 London Street, 556 9808. 9pm. Open mic night. All welcome. ■ The Beau Nasties The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). Mix of folk, blues and Celtic influences.
Monday 17 Glasgow ■ Dum Dum Girls Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £7. Buzzsaw guitars and girl group harmonies from this Californian band. ■ Revolver and Curry & Coco O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £5. Chamber pop trio from Paris. FREE Acoustic Jam Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. Weekly showcase for local songwriters performing original material. ■ Michael Simons Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2.