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Glasgow-based guitarist playing folk, blues and beyond. FREE Open Mic The Brass Monkey, 1004 Argyle Street, 243 2170. 8pm. A new open mic night presided over by Martin Mochan and with free beer for all performers. ■ Randy Newman Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £30.65–£35.75. Wonderful observational singer/songwriter famous for his sardonic wit and film soundtracks. ■ Sundancer, The Balladeers and Dirty Boots Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Psychedelic acoustic folk pop. ■ The Cheek and Miniature Dinosaurs King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Sharp-dressed Suffolk five- piece. ■ Raid La Cheetah, 73 Queen Street, 221 4851. 9pm–3am. £3–£2 (£1 with a trade payslip). A new trade/student night featuring live indie bands plus DJs playing ‘anything and everything to get you dancing your ass off’. Live guests each week, all tbc at the moment. Edinburgh ■ Chiddy Bang and Constellations Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £8. Indie hip hoppers who recently scored a big hit with their MGMT-sampling ‘Opposite of Adults’. ✽✽ Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed & the True Loves The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7pm. £10. See Sat 15. ■ The Chans The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). Singer/guitarist Rossco Galloway and his rocking four-piece.
Bathgate ■ Underground Heroes Harley’s Bar, 4 Mid Street, 7.30pm. £5. See Fri 14.
Glasgow ■ The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The See See O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £12.50. Psychedelic scuzz rock in the Mary Chain tradition, now internationally notorious after being chronicled in the warts-and-all rock doc Dig!. ■ Natty Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £10. Rising roots reggae star from London. ■ The Quails Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Indie rock quartet who hail from Muse’s old stomping ground in Teignmouth, Devon. ■ Eddy & the T-Bolts and Mcreedyband Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. Punk rock line-up. ■ Frontier Ruckus Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £6. Folk rock quartet from Michigan. FREE Open Mic The Solid Rock Cafe, 19 Hope Street, 221 1105. 8.30pm. Weekly acoustic open mic hosted by Pete ‘the Voice’ McCoy. ■ Dick Van Timbirtwistle 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Noisenik trio play this Nuts and Seeds night. FREE Palace Ballet Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. The Slow Club presents a group who profess a love for George Clinton, The Shadows and David Byrne. FREE The Shiverin’ Sheiks Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. Rock’n’roll, country and gospel from members of The Five Aces, Bottleneckers and Hidden Masters. Edinburgh ■ The Wailing Souls The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road,
558 7604. 7pm. £12.50. Classic roots rock and reggae from Kingston, Jamaica.
Dunfermline ■ The Whisky Works and Pareto PJ Molloys, 7 Canmore Street, 8pm. £tbc. Post-hardcore and epic noise pop. Peebles ■ Mr McFall’s Chamber & Michael Marra Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Eastgate, 01721 725777. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). A colourful patchwork quilt of pieces from around the world as Mr McFall’s once again teams up with Marra. New workings of his songs are performed alongside instrumental works from Finland, 19th- century salon music from Cuba, folk- influenced classical music from the Czech Republic and tango music from Argentina.
Wednesday 19 Glasgow ■ Crowded House SECC: Clyde Auditorium, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 6.30pm. £30–£40. The fondly regarded New Zealand band behind ‘Weather With You’ return with their new album Intriguer. ✽✽ Rihanna, Pixie Lott and Tinie Tempah SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 6.30pm. £39.50–£45. Big, brash electro urban hits from the US star. ■ The Wailing Souls O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £12.50. See Tue 18. ■ Wolf Parade Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £15. Canadian indie rockers on the Sub Pop label. ■ Crow Road and The Seventeenth Century Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Glasgow trio launch their new single. ■ Heavy Load g2, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 353 3111. 7.30pm. £7. Brighton punk band Heavy Load is uniquely made up of musicians with and without learning disabilities and starred in a documentary of the same name from director Jimmy Rothwell. ■ Song by Toad Records Showcase featuring Meursault, Loch Lomond and Jonnie Common Mono, 12 King’s Court, King Street, 553 2400. 7.30pm. £5. Edinburgh’s rising DIY record label and music blog Song, by Toad hosts its first official label showcase in Glasgow, with Edinburgh lads Meursault, Loch Lomond, who, confusingly, hail from Portland in Oregon, and the artist formerly known as Down the Tiny Steps, Jonnie Common. ■ Baby Monster Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £5. Alt pop band from Portland, Oregon..
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The line-up for Glasgow’s one-dayer has got us salivating. Blood Red Shoes, Silver Columns and Wild Beasts are just three of the many bands who’ll be playing various venues on Sat 22 May. (See preview, page 61.) We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away – just click on list.co.uk/readeroffers before Thu 20 May. WIN INSIDER FESTIVAL TICKETS
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