Rock&Pop Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication for Glasgow to email@example.com and for Edinburgh to firstname.lastname@example.org. Listings are compiled by Fiona Shepherd and Henry Northmore. For ticket outlet information, see Book Now. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
Thursday 27 Glasgow ■ Breathe Carolina The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £7. Punky electronica from Denver. ■ Heavy Trash Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £11. New garage supergroup featuring Jon Spencer of Blues Explosion notoriety and Matt Verta-Ray of Madder Rose. ■ Skinny Villains, Spearbrave and Majestic Dandelion O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £5. Unpredictable showmanship from the headliners. ■ Over the Wall Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7.30pm. £5. Garage electro pop, gentle laptop stroking and experimental electronica respectively. ■ Slayer and The Haunted Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Hardcore heavy metal from these thrash pioneers, touring new album World Painted Blood. Please note new date. ■ The Statler Project, The Suzukis, Mass Action Radio and The Chiles Soundhaus, 47 Hydepark Street, 221 4659. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Dancey indie rock from TSP. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8pm. Hosted by Independence. FREE Lou Brown and Paul Michael Park Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. Acoustic performances at the weekly Concrete Campfire night.
■ Nina Nastasia Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £10. Bewitching Euro folktronica from the divine Ms Nastasia. ■ The Strands Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Dirty indie rock’n’roll. ■ The Toi Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Power pop. ■ Ulli Bögershausen St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8pm. £8 (£6). German guitarist playing classical and folk songs. ■ Yellow Brick Road The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 01698 360085. 8pm. £12. Elton John tribute. 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 . ■ Son of Dave and Preacher King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £9. Son of Dave is the harmonica-touting Benjamin Darvell, formerly of Crash Test Dummies, who kicks up a raw blues dust storm all on his lonesome. FREE Moonlit Sailor and Galleries Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Swedish post-rock. ■ Paul Vickers & the Leg and Stomachs 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Dawn of the Replicants man Paul Vickers and his current playmates The Leg. ■ Growing Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. CANCELLED. Edinburgh ■ Cardboard Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7pm. £5. Surrealist rock meets free jazz from London duo Cardboard, performing within the ‘Magic Orifice’ a temporary structure created by Tom Clowney. ■ Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £9. Entertaining, gibbering rockabilly trash style from the motley Disaster crew. ■ Washington Irving, Sebastian Dangerfield, Octoberman and Peter Katz Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Infectious indie pop.
Rangda Put together three instrumental virtuosos: Sir Richard Bishop, guitarist, of the Sun City Girls; Ben Chasny, also on guitar, of Comets on Fire and Six Organs of Admittance; and free-improv drummer Chris Corsano, who has played in the past with Thurston Moore and Bjork. And what do you get? Well, we’re not entirely sure – it’s thrashy, psychedelic, menacing, rocking, and it most certainly doesn’t have a chorus. But it’s also a twisted kind of genius: cacophonous, bewildering, and definitely something to be experienced live. ■ Stereo, Glasgow, Mon 31 May.
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■ Blue Crayon Mary Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8pm. £4. Bluesy folk. ■ Dupec and Conquering Animal Sound The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £5. It’s another ‘Versus’ night with Dupec and CAS performing live on the same stage at the same time for a unique musical mash-up. 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. Ayr ■ Ayrplay Final Town Hall, Carrick Street, 01292 611222. 7pm. £7.50 (£5 advance). The final of the Burns Showcase for New Bands Competition. Part of Burns An A’ That.
Dundee FREE Open Mic The Doghouse, 15 Ward Street, 01382 206812. 8pm. Open mic night. All welcome. FREE Isis, Age of Element and Vladimir & the Mods The Bread, 33 Constitution Road, 01382 200005. 8.30pm. Monolithic rockers with a touch of Mogwai’s light and shade headline. Greenock ■ Kassidy, Lissie and The Boy who Trapped the Sun Rico’s, 1/3 Tobago Street, 01475 791585. 10pm. £5. Glaswegian guitar-led indie-pop with an Americana edge.
Kilmarnock ■ Hue & Cry Palace Theatre, 9 Green Street, 01563 554900. 7.30pm. £17.50. Soulful pop and jazz grooves from Scotrock veterans Pat and Greg Kane.
Livingston ■ Blueflint Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 777666. 8pm. £10 (£7.50). Lady banjo players extraordinaire tour their bluegrass ballads following the launch of latest album, High Bright Morning.
Glasgow ■ Kassidy, Lissie and The Boy who Trapped the Sun Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £7. See Thu 27. ■ Kings Ov Leon O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10. Tribute to the hirsute US rockers. ■ Rinoa! Rinoa! O2 Academy 2, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £6. Female-fronted five-piece pop punk band supported by punk, rock, blues outfits. ■ The Damned, Tudor Pole and Texas Terri Bomb O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £15.50. Bumper old age punks bill.
✽✽ Washed Out, Small Black and Dam Mantle Stereo, 22–28
Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £8. Aka Ernest Greene from Georgia, who plays blissed-out synth pop. See preview, page 73. ■ Karen Elson The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7.30pm. CANCELLED. ■ Carbona Not Glue Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £5. Edinburgh Ramones tribute act. ■ Mick Hargan & The Proposition Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Singer/songwriter inspired by Dylan, The Frames and U2. ■ Pendragon The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 01698 360085. 8pm. £14. Old school rockers from Stroud who have played with Marillion over the years. ■ Quasi and Dead Meadow Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £8. Compelling US indie rock from Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet
Weiss and singer/guitarist Sam Coombes. Plus stoner rock heaviosity from Dead Meadow. FREE Sunset Song Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Ex- rhythm section of Wake the President in new guise. ■ Wing & a Prayer Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Folk/blues duo. FREE The Latecomers Lauries Bar, 34 King Street, 552 7123. 8.15pm. Acoustic set of originals and classic covers. FREE Keeper Lit Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Live music. ■ Villagers King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. The stage moniker of Dublin’s Conor O’Brien, a rootsy narrative songwriter whose debut album I Saw The Dead is out now on Domino. ■ 20 Names and ID Parade 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Alt electro rock. ■ Gold Future Joy Machine, Nevada Base, Un Cadavre and Miss the Occupier The Flying Duck, 7 Renfrew Court, 572 0100. 9pm. £7. London-based four-piece, mixing up their love of French dance music, British guitar bands and UK dubstep, play at Pinup Nights. ■ Winston Reedy The Universal, 57–59 Sauchiehall Lane, 332 8899. 9pm. £7.50. Lovers’ rock. ■ Dusk to Dawn The Buff Club, 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. £tbc. Together Beats Cancer presents two nights of music and fundraising for the Maggie’s Centres. Tonight’s Dusk gig includes sets by Loki, Louise McVey & Cracks in the Concrete and Admiral Fallow. Edinburgh ■ Rossco Galloway The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. The singer-songwriter-guitarist is regularly joined by a selection of special guests. ■ This is Music Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm–3am. £5 before 11pm; 3 (members free) after. The indie club/gig crossover night with a new weekly slot from DJs i-Tallah Disco and Bargain Harold, hosting Jesus H Foxx’s record launch (28 May). ■ Azriel and Awol The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. 7pm. £tbc. Hard British heavy metal. ■ Bands Showcase Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7pm. £6. the best of Edinburgh’s unsigned talent including headliners Dirty Modern Hero. ■ Delta Mainline and The Lucid Dream The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7pm. £5–£6. Psych-blues rock from Delta Mainline. ■ Indian Red Lopez and This Silent Forest Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7pm. £5. Aberdonian five-piece mixing up indie, rock and electronica. FREE My Electric Love Affair and After Me the Flood Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. MELA deliver their unique mix of primal electronic psychedelic indie. FREE Suspire, Any Color Black, LightGuides and What the Dead Know Maggie’s Chamber, Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, 622 6801. 7pm. Soaring melodic rock from Suspire at this pre- Rock Ness warm up party, with Misfits DJs playing the Courtyard and chance to win RN tickets. ■ The Oli Brown Band, Joanna Shaw Taylor and Virgil & the Accelerators The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7.15pm. £15. Triple bill of acts helping to fuel the British blues revival. FREE Sunshine Delay Southside Steamie, 72–74 Newington Road, 667 9019. 8.30pm. Melodic country- influenced Americana. FREE Open Mic McEwans Ale House,