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 4 Glasgow ■ Akala O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £8. Akala aka Kingslee Daley, brother to Ms Dynamite, steps up to the hip hop plate in his own right. ■ James Walsh and Ben Montague Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £11.70. Solo show from the Starsailor frontman. ■ The Second Hand Marching Band, Benni Hemm Hemm and Tannahill Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 01224 642662. 7pm. £5. Three of the finest Scottish alt.folk ensembles take to the stage. Tannahill features members of the John Knox Sex Club, Wounded Knee and Ali Roberts. ■ There for Tomorrow, Deaf Havana and Me Vs Hero The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £7.50. Over-14s show. Alt.rock quartet from Orlando, Florida. ■ Don’t Stop Believin’ – Songs from Glee King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. 7.30pm. £12.50–£26.50. Sparkly tribute to the hits from the TV show that has taken karaoke queens by storm. Best get your hairbrush out now and start practising. Part of Glasgay!
■ Oxjam Acoustic-Electro- Funkysambabeats Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. £5 in advance; £6 on the door. An Oxjam fundraiser with an eclectic line-up: singer-songwriter Jay Brown, guitarist Andy Miller, purveyor of ambient electronica Miaoux Miaoux, and samba/funk seven-piece Das Contras. ■ UB40 Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £35. Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now without frontman Ali Campbell. ■ Who’s Bad Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £21.50 (£19.50). American tribute to the music and dance skills of Michael Jackson. ■ 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. Hosted by Independence. ■ Job for a Cowboy, White Chapel and Annotations of an Autopsy King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £13. Over-14s show. Doom metal outfit from Glendale, Arizona. ■ Moss Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Live music. FREE Rex Mundi and The Last Broadcast MacSorleys Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Live music. ■ Steve Tilston St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8pm. £8 (£6). Liverpudlian singer- songwriter and highly skilled guitarist. ■ Chris Devotion and the Expectations 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Indie and alt.country. FREE The Good Fight, Pareto and Terry Balfour Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Coldplay-aping quartet from Belfast. FREE Rod’s Acoustic Jam 1901 Bar and Bistro, 1534 Pollockshaws Road, 9pm. Unplugged session. Edinburgh FREE Henry Ibbs The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm.
Electro-acoustic sounds from singer- songwriter Ibbs and friends. ■ Buddy Whittington The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7pm. £13. Solo show from Bluesbreakers’ guitarist. ■ The Last Battle, The Scottish Enlightenment and Very Well Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5 (£4). Edinburgh folk-pop six piece The Last Battle, who recently put our their debut album on 17 Seconds Records, head this Glitter Slug night. ■ Brian Kennedy The Pleasance Theatre, 60 Pleasance, 650 2656. 7.30pm. £18.50 (£9 students). Irish singer/songwriter and former backing singer for Van Morrison, who is the Ronan Keating it’s okay to like. ■ Dave Arcari and Lee Paterson The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £5. Alt.blues guitarist Arcari performs from latest album Devil’s Left Hand. ■ Unpeeled The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Showcase of four new acts of any genre from rock and indie to folk and acoustic. ■ The Woodwards The Lot, 4–6 Grassmarket, 225 9922. 8pm. £8. Rambling alternative indie folk from Peter Schuyff with backing vocals from Signe Tollefsen. FREE Born to Be Wide Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 9.30pm–midnight. Music industry seminar/social club that aims to bring musos, journalists, promoters, record shop workers and musicians together. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves.
Friday 5 Glasgow ■ Don’t Stop Believin’ – Songs from Glee King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. 5.30pm & 8.30pm. £12.50–£26.50. See Thu 4. ■ An Evening with The Reasoning O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £12. Cardiff-based seven- piece rock band. ■ Audio Driver, Band Fo4r, Laura Osbourne & the Lorrettes, David
McDonald and Franny McKeown Barrowland 2, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. Local band line- up, completed by Ian Pickard and Dougsy. ■ Remember Remember and North American War Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £6. One man lo-fi electronica odyssey launches his new EP. ■ Someone’s Son, The Upbeat Beatdown, The Mode and Downfall The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £5. Over-14s show. Indie and rock bill. ■ UK Subs, Prairie Dugz and Eddie & the T-Bolts Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £9. Legendary old school punks who formed back in 1976 with kindred punk support. ■ An Evening with Rick Wakeman Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £24.50–£26.50. An evening of anecdotes and music from prog rocker Wakeman (Yes). FREE Diana Schad Urban Bar & Brasserie, 23–25 St Vincent Place, 248 5636. 7.30pm. Singer/pianist performing originals and covers. ■ The Retrofrets, Mondegreen, Freaky Jesus and The Amorettes Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £4. Rock’n’roll from The Retrofrets. FREE Man at the Window and Jono Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. Reggae/dub band and troubadour. ■ Money for Nothing and UK Reign The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 8pm. £12. Dire Straits tribute. ■ The Scuffers and Andy Tucker & the Scattered Family The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 8pm. £4. Honky tonk bluegrass outfit The Scuffers play this alt.country night. ■ The Stone Roses Experience and The Cairos Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, Merchant City, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Mani-endorsed tribute to the kings of the Madchester scene. ■ Tellison, This Familiar Smile and Pacific Theatre Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Biffy-style rocking from the Kerrang!-tipped London quartet Tellison. ■ Kate Walsh and Jono McCleery King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St
LA tropical punkers Abe Vigoda are doing the rounds just now with their third album Crush. They’ve aimed at a colder, more synth-enhanced sound this time round (it’s a shift from the angular punk on their first album Kid City, and 2008’s rowdy-tropical sounding Skeleton). Head over to their MySpace (www.myspace.com/abevigoda) to get an advance listen to the fairly dancey ‘Throwing Shade’ and fairly energetic ‘Crush’. ■ Captain’s Rest, Glasgow, Tue 9 Nov. 62 THE LIST 4–18 Nov 2010