FREE Burnout 27, Maxwell’s Dead and Shock & Awe MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Punk sounds. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8pm. See Thu 27. ■ Rise to Remain and Holy Grail King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £6. Old school headbanging metal groups from London and LA. FREE Creation Open Mic Creation Studios, 16 Trongate, 8.30pm. See Thu 27. ■ Brillaint Colours, La La Vasquez, Golden Grrrls and Lowland Hills 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Righteous grrrl trios from San Francisco and Brighton. Edinburgh ■ John Power Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £10. Solo acoustic show from the ex-Las and ex- Cast man. ■ We See Lights and Blue Sky Archive Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £4. We See Lights claim that they have captured ‘the sound of Tom Weir’s bobble hat’. ✽✽ Kenny Rogers Playhouse, 18–22 Greenside Place, 0844 847 1660. 7.30pm. £33.50–£38.50. The legendary – and now surgically-enhanced – country star performs such classics as ‘Coward of the County’ and ‘Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town’. See Five Reasons, page 81. ■ Limbo The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £8–£9. The Black Spring DJs man the decks and bring you a packed line-up of live acts with A Band Called Quinn showcasing tracks from their soundtrack to Beggar’s Opera alongside North Atlantic Oscillation and The Machine Room. 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.
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Glasgow ■ Salsa Celtica Eastwood Park Theatre, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. 7.30pm. £16 (£12). A heady mix of jazz, African, Latin and Celtic rhythms from this lively group. See album review, page 75. ■ 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. Edinburgh FREE Thursday Night at Henderson’s Henderson’s, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. Laid-back jazz from a different selection of musicians each week. ■ Corrie Dick Sextet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Original compositions and rearranged standards from this cool six- piece led by drummer Dick. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves.
Friday 28 Glasgow FREE Dias Brazil Boteco do Brazil, 62 Trongate, 548 1330. 7.30pm. Jazzy Brazilian rhythms, bossa nova, samba and salsa. FREE The Strathclyde University Big Band Cafe Source, 1 St Andrew’s
Latest release Micah P Hinson and the Pioneer Micah P Hinson Saboteurs is awash with pleasant, countrified strings, but these disguise Hinson’s underlying rage. He’s angry about the state of America, and is unafraid to speak his mind: ‘The pioneer saboteurs ain’t just a name for a band. It’s a revolution, man. Who is willing to pick up their axes? Who is willing to draw their arms? Without folks doing this in the past, I ain’t sure it would be a world I would recognise. Hell, sometimes I don’t even recognise the one I live in now.’ ■ Stereo, Glasgow, Fri 4 Jun. 84 THE LIST 27 May–10 June 2010
Square, 548 6020. 9pm. The university’s big band gets down and plays a selection of jazz arrangements from their extensive repertoire. Edinburgh FREE Friday Night at Henderson’s Henderson’s, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. Lively jazz and bossa nova session from a rotating roster of acts (including Graham High, Ian Carlton and the Lachlan Duo). ■ 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. ■ Billy Thom Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). The Scottish drummer’s swinging jazz unit. ■ Skunk Funk The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Night of top funk from DJ Aki and live guests, including Paul Mills’ ‘Mind Excursion’ Funk Band (28 May) and funky Latin tracks with Das Contras (4 Jun).
Glasgow FREE Dias Brazil Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 3pm. See Fri 28. FREE Declan Forde Quartet Rio Café, 27 Hyndland Street, 334 9909. 9pm. Eclectic mix of jazz, funk and blues from pianist Forde.
Edinburgh FREE The Mellotones The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 3pm. Jimmy Taylor and band play songs by Mel Torme and other great jazz vocalists. ■ World Premiere Quintet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). A different selection of five leading jazz players come together for each session with no rehearsal. ■ Fish Fry The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Scottish jazz, funk, soul and Latin bands join DJ Astroboy, with Aki’s Hendrix Tribute Band (29 May) and tbc on 5 Jun. Selkirk ■ Sentimental Journey Bowhill Theatre, Bowhill House, Bowhill, 01750 22204. 8pm. £10 (£8). Jazz classics from the Golden Age, sung by local vocalist June James, with accompaniment from Chris Achenbach and Jimmy Taylor.
Glasgow ■ Swing Sensation Highlight, UGC Building, 11 Renfrew Street, 0844 844 0044. 7.30pm. £8. Big band sounds from Glasgow, playing classics by the likes of Ellington, Goodman and The Rat Pack. ■ Nigel Clark Café Cossachok, Trongate 103, 553 0733. 9pm. £6. The acclaimed Scottish jazz guitarist dips into the Great American Songbook. Edinburgh FREE Ryan’s Jazz Jam Ryan’s Cellar Bar, 2–4 Hope Street, 226 6669. 5pm. Jazz trio (pianist Paul Harrison, trombonist Phil O’Malley and bassist Ed Kelly) play acoustic swing and bop tunes from Count Basie through to Herbie Hancock. FREE Jayne Seawright and Mark Goundry Café Grande, 184 Bruntsfield Place, 228 1188. 7pm. Jazz vocalist. FREE Metropolitain Jazz Sundays Metropolitain Hotel, 4–6 Picardy Place, 556 6629. 7pm. Laid-back jazz. ■ Meadows Chamber Orchestra The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £10 (£8; students £4; children £1). Peter Evans conducts a night of jazz-influenced pieces featuring saxophonist Richard Ingham with Copland’s Music for Theatre, Beamish’s Under the Wing of the Rock, Ingham’s Lullaby of Birdland, the premiere of Ben
Parry’s Little Jazz Sinfonietta and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. ■ Sunday Singers Night The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Featuring a top vocalist backed by a fine jazz trio. FREE The Whighams Jazz Club Whighams Wine Cellars, 13 Hope Street, 225 8674. 8.30pm. All singers and instrumentalists are welcome at this jazz jam with a different host every week and a stellar trio. Corrie Dick hosts (30 May) followed by Fay Levey (6 Jun). ■ The Beau Nasties The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). Mix of folk, blues and Celtic influences. Livingston ■ Nova Scotia Jazz Band Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 777666. 2pm. £9 (£7). A new quartet featuring reeds, bass, banjo and cornet, and offering some fresh interpretations of classic jazz of the 1920s and 30s.
Glasgow FREE Common Room Jam The Common Room, 77 Byres Road, 334 7132. 9pm. Underground jazz from Glasgow-based drummer Corrie Dick and his trio, along with special guests every week. Edinburgh ■ The Jazz Bar Big Band The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Jazz classics from this 17-piece ensemble.
Tuesday 1 Edinburgh ■ The Six O’Clock Blues & Swing Train The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. Live acoustic blues from John Hurt and friends (chess sets available). ■ Great Jazz Jam Session The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £2 (£1). Expect a rich mix of styles as faces old and new drop in to perform with the House Trio each week. ■ Tuesday Heartbreak Live Funkout The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). Guitarist Aki Remally leads this funk band.
Wednesday 2 Edinburgh ■ Soul Society The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). Funk and blues from Mike Kearney’s four-piece.
Thursday 3 Edinburgh ■ Kent Duchaine The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £8. A night of hard driving blues from the steel guitar maestro. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 27.
Glasgow FREE Dias Brazil Boteco do Brazil, 62 Trongate, 548 1330. 7.30pm. See Fri 28. ■ Preston Reed City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 8pm. £10. Fusing blues, folk, funk and jazz to create aural pictures of Americana, Reed is widely recognised as one of the world’s most gifted acoustic guitarists. Edinburgh ■ Jazz Bar Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Drummer Bill Kyle leads this jazz four-piece. ■ Tina May and Lorna Reid The Lot, 4–6 Grassmarket, 225 9922. 8pm.