■ Goosedubbs, Shauna Joy and Idiom Inc O2 Academy 2, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £tbc. Over-14s show. Local band line- up. ■ The Sex Pistols Experience and Public Imitation Ltd Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £10. See Fri 21. ■ The Dead Generals and Models for the Radio Maggie May’s, 60 Albion Street, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Melodic indie rockers from Easterhouse headline. ■ Demon’s Eye Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Rock covers. ■ Salon Society and Kochka Sloan’s, 62 Argyle Arcade, 108 Argyle Street, 221 8886. 8pm. £4. Acoustic performances at this Lounge Act night. ■ Lostboy! AKA King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. SOLD OUT. The alter ego of Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr who finds himself playing club gigs and touting a setlist of all-new material (with maybe the odd obscure Minds track thrown into the mix) for the first time in thirty years. ■ La Roche Rumba Queen’s Park Glasshouses, Langside Road, 287 5108. 9pm–1am. £7. Live performances from Pooch, Brand New Bag and the usual funked up, down and dirty mixed bag of sounds from the Rumba DJs. Part of The Southside Festival.. ■ Nathalie Stern, Two Wings and Pyramidion 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Alt folk singer from Sweden via Newcastle, drawing inspiration from Bon Iver, Neko Case and the like. ■ Male Bonding The Vic Cafe Bar, Glasgow School of Art, 168 Renfrew Street, £tbc. Tinnitus inducing London noise pop trio. ■ Trigger the Bloodshed, Bleed from Within, Scordatura and The Dead Lay Waiting Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. £tbc. Death metal bill. ✽✽ Stag & Dagger Various Venues, Times vary. £20 (£15 in advance). The Glasgow leg of this music festival that sprawls across a city’s venues features Wild Beasts, We Were Promised Jetpacks, My Latest Novel, Erland & the Carnival and Blood Red Shoes. See preview, page 61. Edinburgh FREE End of Year Festival The Meadows, Melville Drive, 11am–6pm. Edinburgh University’s End of Year Party with live music and DJs including Paper Tiger, Molly Wagger, Freaky Family, Biscuit Factory, The Mighty Howard, Astroboy, Derek Martin, Nass, Big Toes Hi-Fi and many more (with an afterparty at Revolution, then carry on into the night at Cab Vol). See www.threesevensix.co.uk for full details. Part of Three Six Seven. ■ William Douglas The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6.30pm. Donation. See Sat 15. ■ In the Attack, Downfall, Trash the Skyline, as Autumn Falls and Inspired Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £7. Scottish punk, rock and indie bill. FREE Norval Barclay Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, 222 9930. 7pm. See Sat 15. FREE Stewart MacLennan Henderson’s, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. See Sat 15. ■ The Valkarys Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5. Sixties rock’n’roll. ■ White Noise Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £3. See Wed 19. ■ Y Rock Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £tbc. Local band showcase. ■ Hobotalk, Rosie Nimmo, Ian Petrie and Stephen Price
Portobello Community Centre, 3 Adelphi Grove, Portobello, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10. Wistful, downbeat songwriting from Edinburgh’s Hobotalk at this acoustic night raising funds for MUSAC. ■ Justin Currie and Tommy Reilly Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4348 . 7.30pm. £18.50. The ex-Del Amitri frontman airs material from his solo albums. ■ Stellar OM Source, Muscletusk, Red Death and Solipstink Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7.30pm. £5. New Age ambient drone with a dash of Popol Vuh/Tangerine Dream retro synth soundscape action from Stellar Om Source, aka Christelle Gualdi. ■ Bombskare Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £tbc. Infectious ska action from the eight-piece Bombskare. ■ Dead Boy Robotics and Madskulls The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. 8pm. £5 (£4). New Wave, electro punk, rock and indie at this six band bill (more acts tbc) with DJs spinning funk, electro and indie until 3am. ■ Limbo The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £9 (8 in advance). The Black Spring DJs man the decks and present sets from lyrical maverick Paul Vickers & The Leg, dark pop from Night Noise Team and intelligent indie from The Little Kicks. ■ davesnewbike The Lot, 4–6 Grassmarket, 225 9922. 8pm. £8. Headlined by davesnewbike and their ‘mature pop for the independent traveller’. ■ Ghillie Gigs Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, 222 9930. 10.30pm. £5 (£25 inc dinner from 7.30pm). See Sat 15.
Dundee ■ Cherry Bombz Dexter’s Lounge Bar, 24 Castle Street, 01382 228894. 8pm. £tbc. Female-fronted covers band playing everything from The Killers to AC/DC. ■ The Fire & I The Doghouse, 15 Ward Street, 01382 206812. 8pm. £tbc. Energetic power pop duo headline. ■ Lafaro Hustlers Snooker & Pool Hall, 66–70 North Lindsay Street, 01382 229 226. 8pm. £tbc. See Thu 20. Dunfermline ■ Malcolm Middleton and Spare Snare Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 602302. 7.30pm. £10. The former Arab Strap guitarist wallows and self- flagellates with a bitter wit, while Dundonians Spare Snare have eight albums’ worth of material to choose from for their live set. Part of Tigerfest.
Stirling ■ Mr McFall’s Chamber & Michael Marra Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 8pm. £14 (£12). See Tue 18.
Sunday 23 Glasgow ✽✽ Alicia Keys SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 6.30pm. £39.50–£45. One of the major modern soul talents in the world today brings her show to the SECC. ■ Bis, Peter Parker and Bridezilla Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £8. Local hero electro-poppers of yore (the mid-90s) return to play this intimate gig. ■ Emarosa The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £7. Over-14s show. Post-hardcore sextet from Lexington, Kentucky. ■ Little Comets and The Cinnamons O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. Alt.pop from Newcastle. ■ Ganglians, Male Bonding and Selective Service Captain’s Rest,
185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £6. Hirsute psych folk band from Sacramento, joined by London noise popsters Male Bonding. ■ Hip Parade, Be a Familiar and Mabel Love King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £5. Rollicking Glasgow indie rock quartet who were runners-up in last year’s Orange Unsigned competition. ■ JJ Gilmour with Graeme Duffin & Stevie Kane, Acoustic Butterfly and Zemmy Queen’s Park Glasshouses, Langside Road, 01334 840494. 8pm. £10. Former Silencers vocalist joins forces with former bandmate Kane and Wet Wet Wet guitarist Graeme Duffin. Part of the Southside Festival. FREE Nevada Base, Warren Capaldi, Scott Nicol, Craig Davidson and Johnny Reb Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. Acoustic and alt.folk night. ■ Stellar Om Source, Moon Unit, Prayer Rug and Lowland Hills 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £6. See Sat 22. Edinburgh ■ Daddy Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £5. Aka Alabama’s Will Kimbrough and Kentucky’s Tommy Womack a hot country and Americana act from the heart of Nashville. ■ Django Django, Wounded Knee and Withered Hand Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5 (£4). Art rock from DD with a double bill of defective body parts providing folky, lo-fi, electronica support. ■ Samuel & the Dragon and White Hinterland Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Downbeat electronica/indie. ■ White Noise Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £3. See Wed 19. ■ LaFaro and Death Trap City Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £5. Punk rock from the Belfast headliners. FREE Open Mic Mezz Bar, 49–51 London Street, 556 9808. 9pm. See Sun 16. ■ The Beau Nasties The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Sun 16.
Monday 24 Glasgow ■ Alkaline Trio O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £16.50. Over 14s show. Green Day- approved dark punk trio. ■ Misstallica, 15 Times Dead and Falcon Hoof O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £7. All-female Metallica tribute. ■ Westlife SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7.30pm. £38. More ballads and pop from the boy band who refuse to die. FREE Acoustic Jam Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. See Mon 17. ■ Finding Albert and White Heath Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £1. Biffy support band Finding Albert are joined by new Electric Honey signings White Heath. ■ Lonelady Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Dark, outsider pop from Manchester’s Julie Campbell. FREE Open Mic The Brass Monkey, 1004 Argyle Street, 243 2170. 8pm. See Mon 17. ■ Neal Casal, Leeroy Stagger and Jill Leighton King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Prolific Californian alt.country singer/songwriter who has played with the Beachwood Sparks and Lucinda Williams in between releasing nine albums of his own. ■ Raid La Cheetah, 73 Queen Street,
72 THE LIST 13–27 May 2010