Falls O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall ✽✽ Teenage Fanclub and Veronica Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £17.50. The Glasgow boys play through 20 years’ worth of indie classics. See preview, page 71. Dancing Queen King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. 7.30pm. £11–£26. See Tue 1. Dave Evans, Falling Red and The Amorettes Rockers, 14 Midland Street, 221 0726. 8pm. £tbc. Founding member of AC/DC. Edward & the Itch and The Number 9s Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £4. Indie rock from Edinburgh. Open Swimmer and Maple Thieves Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. MT are a four-piece influenced by all the big uns The Who/Beatles/Stones/ Dylan/Marley (and Ocean Colour Scene). Devil Sold his Soul, The Boy Will Drown and Darker my Love King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Over-14s show. Power metal in the vein of Tool, Will Haven and The Deftones from ex-members of Mahumodo, which will probably mean something to those it’s meant to mean something to. Song of Return, There Will Be Fireworks and Meursault The Buff Club, 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. 9pm. £5. All the usual chaos of a Detour live night with hosts Ally and Weaver, who are also recording a pilot for their very own TV show. Team Ghost and Deathpodal 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Shoegazey electronica from TG. FREE Open Stage The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. Weekly open mic night.

Edinburgh Hagana Maggie’s Chamber, Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, 622 6801. 7pm. £2–£3. Leftfield take on rock and indie, a bit of alt.country and some indie pop as Hagana head another ‘This is Not a Toga Party’ night.

✽✽ Peggy Sue Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £6.

Brighton gals Rosa Rex and Katy Klaw formed Peggy Sue upon discovering a mutual love of Regina Spektor and the film Empire Records. Sleeping Dogs Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7pm. £5. Soaring melodic rock from this Belgian three-piece. The Michael MacLennan Band, Chasing Owls and Hannah Kitchen The Lot, 4–6 Grassmarket, 225 9922. 7.30pm. £4. Acoustic pop. Invidia Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £5. Indie rock. Unpeeled The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8.15pm. £3. Showcase of four new acts of any genre from rock and indie to folk and acoustic.

Dunfermline Hungrytown Dunfermline Folk Club, Thistle Tavern, Baldridgeburn, 01383 729673. 8pm. Free (collection for artists). See Tue 1.

Thursday 3 Glasgow Miss Baudelaire Sloan’s, 62 Argyle Arcade, 108 Argyle Street, 221 8886. 7pm. £3. Industrial electro pop. Neon Hero, Ruth Ellis, Well Known Secret and Captain Kidd’s Boneyard O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £5. Local band line-up. ✽✽ Peggy Sue Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £6. See Wed 2. Dancing Queen King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. 7.30pm. £11–£26. See Tue 1.

Rock&Pop Music

Thee Oh Sees, She’s Hit and Male Pattern Band Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Latest art punk garage outlet for John Dwyer of Coachwhips cultdom. Call to Mind, Error Response, Cracks in the Concrete and Nomogram The Universal, 57–59 Sauchiehall Lane, 332 8899. 8pm. £4. The Antimatter collective present Musicbox, an audio-visual collaborative event. Four up-and-coming bands play live each accompanied by a slideshow backdrop from a different local photographer. Dave Dominey Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Funkiness on laptop and bass. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8pm. See Thu 27. The Smith Westerns and Paws Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £7. Glam, garage punk and teen pop from this Chicago band. FREE Un Cadavre and Hardcore Wednesdays MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Dark retro sounds from Un Cadavre. Washington Irving Mono, 12 King’s Court, King Street, 553 2400. 8pm. £tbc. Infectious indie pop. FREE Creation Open Mic Creation Studios, 16 Trongate, 8.30pm. See Thu 27. Freebass King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Bass-wielding supergroup comprising New Order’s Peter Hook, former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and Mani of Stone Roses/Primal Scream fame. Wonder who plays lead guitar?. Always Read the Label and Bayonets 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Local altrock. FREE Every Word is Yours Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Post- hardcore from Manchester.

Edinburgh Emelle, Rolled Up 20s and Stewart Cormack Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Local rock act Emelle play tracks from their new EP What Would my Mother Say?. Glissando Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7pm. £5. Experimental ambient. ✽✽ Teenage Fanclub and Veronica Falls The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £17.50. See Wed 2. FREE Out of the Bedroom The Tron, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 226 0931. 8pm. See Thu 27. The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 27. Dundee InMe Hustlers Snooker & Pool Hall, 66–70 North Lindsay Street, 01382 229 226. 8pm. £tbc. Over-14s show. Essex Britrock trio who have never quite risen to the heights of Funeral for a Friend and Lostprophets over the course of ten years and four albums. Tiny Little Robots and Little Yellow Ukuleles Dexter’s Lounge Bar, 24 Castle Street, 01382 228894. 8pm. £tbc. Live music from two hot contenders for ‘Twee Scottish Band Name of the Year’.

Friday 4 Glasgow Dancing Queen King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. 5pm & 8pm. £11–£26. See Tue 1. Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £15. Young Ones funny man leads this troupe featuring Maartin Allcock (Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull), Troy Donockley (Iona, Maddy Prior and Midge Ure) plus rising Irish violinist and vocalist Eimear Bradley, mixing punk classics with


KENNY ROGERS 1 He knows when to hold ‘em, knows when to fold ‘em Every country star worth their stetson has had a shot at writing a song about poker, but with ‘The Gambler’, Kenny surpassed all challengers. It might be about gambling, it might be about existential angst. Either way it’s a hell of a tune. It also spawned a series of frankly dreadful American TV movies starring Rogers as a fictional old-west gambler called Brady Hawkes but, hey, nobody’s perfect.

2 He makes Dolly Parton look understated There’s no denying that in his day Kenny was a handsome man he still is if bionic 75-year-old men are your cup of chewing tobacco. A combination of smoke, mirrors, plastic surgery and a hell of a lot of make-up keep the country star looking permanently, er, youthful. If you’re lucky enough to have a front row seat, don’t stare. It’s rude.

3 He’s an optimist Rogers recently released a box-set of his greatest hits entitled The First 50 Years the impetus behind this world tour. From ‘Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town’ and ‘Coward of the County’ to ‘Lucille’ and ‘Islands In the Stream’ with Dolly Parton it’s 45 tracks of country gold. A previously unreleased duet with Parton, ‘Tell Me That You Love Me’, is a bit of a corker.

4 He inspired an episode of Seinfeld Or rather his chain of fast-food chicken chain the Kenny Rogers Roasters inspired an episode of Seinfeld. The chain has dwindled in the US but is big in Asia, where Rogers’ music is hugely popular. 5 To see other men who look like Kenny Rogers No, really, this is how some people spend their time. Check the wannabes out on menwholooklikekennyrogers.com SECC, Glasgow, Sat 12 Jun.

traditional music. See First Word, page 2. Dead Sea Souls, Mixups, Cairos, Eh? and The Patriots Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £7. Indie bill. Idiotcut O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. EP launch. Micah P Hinson Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £12. Texan singer/songwriter in the hangdog Will Oldham/Lambchop tradition. The Snipes and Happy Spastics Bannerman's, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 7.30pm. £5. Charity punk gig in aid of Edinburgh homeless charity, Streetwork.

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