Russell Hastings and erstwhile Big Country drummer Mark Brzezicki, performing classics and new material. ■ Judie Tzuke The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £20. See Sat 16. ■ Kudos, Electric Secret, The Bang and Richard Cobb Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £tbc. YRock night of, erm, rock. ■ Tom McRae The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £17.50. See Sat 16. ■ Wishbone Ash and Phat Trap The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7.15pm. £16.50. See Sat 16. ■ The Beau Nasties The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Sun 10. Stirling ✽✽ Le Weekend Festival Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. Times vary. £tbc. See Thu 14.
Glasgow ✽✽ Robyn O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £15. Over- 14s show. Swedish pop sensation who has long been successful back home but has recently reached our ears via her hit ‘With Every Heartbeat’. ■ Doom The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7.30pm. £19.50. Over-14s show. The much respected and enigmatic hip hop producer previously known as MF Doom makes a rare appearance on these shores. FREE Acoustic Jam Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. See Mon 11. FREE Acoustic Sessions and FREE Brel Sessions Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. See Mon 11. ■ I Blame Coco King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £7. Over-14s show. Aka Sting’s daughter on an electropop tip. ■ Joe Bonamassa Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £30–£50. Virtuoso of blues rock guitar, who recently helped Sandi Thom see the light. ■ Michael Simons Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Glasgow-based guitarist playing folk, blues and beyond. FREE Andripov and Eternal Idol MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 9pm. Downtempo electronica. FREE Blochestra Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. See Mon 11. Edinburgh ■ The Boxer Rebellion and The Domino State Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £10. Garage rock with bite from the London-based (via America and Australia) Boxer Rebellion.
■ Mount Kimbie and Dan Mantle Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £8.50. Post dubstep and wobbly electronica. ■ Robert Plant Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £40 (£35). Over- 14 show. Legendary Led Zep maneshaker returns with tenth solo album, Band of Joy. ■ Catfish Keith The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £12. See Sun 17.
Glasgow ✽✽ Crystal Castles and Health O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332
2232. 7pm. £13.50. Over-14s show. Toronto boy/girl electro thrash duo. See preview, page 62. ■ Ozric Tentacles O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £15. Arcane techno hippies, named after an imaginary breakfast cereal, naturally, channel the spirit of Hawkwind and Yes through the hardware of Orbital. ■ Steve Mason Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £tbc. Ex-Beta Band frontman plays material from his beguiling solo debut. ■ Tricky and Terry Lynn The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7pm. £17.50. Return of the West Country boy who was a prime mover in Bristol’s trip-hop scene in the 90s. ■ Bryan Adams Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £50. Old school MOR rock from the craggy faced Canadian, performing a stripped- down acoustic show on this Bare Bones Tour. ■ The Cuthbert Abernethy Quartet Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. Experimental melancholic Americana. FREE Amber Wilson and Debbie Kate Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Singer/songwriters at the weekly Slow Club. FREE The Shiverin’ Sheiks Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. See Tue 12.
Wednesday 20 Glasgow ■ Hayseed Dixie The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 01698 360085. 7pm. £13.50 (£40 season ticket). Hillbilly hellraisers Hayseed Dixie present a four- night stand in one of their favourite cities. Expect songs on topics of drinkin’, cheatin’ and killin’. ■ Hot Hot Heat, Glitches and The Tunics Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £10. Agreeably spiky post- pop-punk from Canadians Hot Hot Heat who mash up a load of early 80s influences to idiosyncratic effect. ■ The Mighty Diamonds and Captain Slackship’s Mezzanine Allstars O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10. Veteran Jamaican roots reggae trio.
The Way of the Tomb
This ‘after-life affirming celebration of death-related music’ (and a follow up to April’s ‘Way of the Womb’ night) promises to be a belter. Members of Divorce (pictured), The Ballad of Mable Wong, The Low Miffs and The Paraffins will be performing, and there will be DJs until 3am, gearing the crowd up for Halloween with a mix of death pop, evil disco, horror movie themes and murder ballads. Those in costume get in for cheap. ■ The Flying Duck, Glasgow, Sat 16 Oct.
■ Badly Drawn Boy and Candle Thieves The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £17.50. Top tunesmithery from Damon Gough, playing out mellow new album It’s What I’m Thinking. ■ Eliza Doolittle and Joey Worricker Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7.30pm. £10. Over- 14s show. Chirpy young pop pretender. ■ Jeff Beck SECC: Clyde Auditorium, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7.30pm. £36.50. Hoary old guitar hero Jeff Beck brings his six string to town. ‘Hi Ho Silver Lining’ is an inevitability. ■ One Night of Robbie Williams King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. 7.30pm. £19. Robbie’s greatest hits performed by JK, known as the world’s top Robbie impersonator. ■ Attack! Attack!, Straight Lines, The Sunday Feeling and Make Sparks King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £8.50. Over-14s show. Not to be confused with the US band, this Attack! Attack! are a Welsh screamo outfit. ■ Maple Leaves Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Boy/girl folk pop. ■ thepuregallus Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Odd electronic songs from Ayrshire outfit. ■ Acoustic Tribute Night 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. This month it’s The Velvet Underground vs Pink Floyd. ■ Jack the Wolf, Acrylic Iqon and Jen The Buff Club, 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. 9pm. £4 (£3). Regular Muso club night. FREE Little Eye and The Dirty Keys Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Live music. FREE Sarah Banjo, Iglue, Esperi and Cristin MacKenzie MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 9pm. Banjo player from Fife heads this Off the Croft bill. FREE Open Stage The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. See Wed 13. ■ Shakin’ Stevens O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. £tbc. RESCHEDULED to 18 February 2011.
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