■ Aaron Wright & the Aprils and Debbie Kate King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6.50. Rootsy singer/songwriter from Edinburgh. ■ Raid La Cheetah, 73 Queen Street, 221 4851. 9pm–3am. £2–£3 (£1 with a trade payslip). A new trade/student night featuring live indie bands plus DJs playing ‘anything and everything to get you dancing your ass off’. Live guests each week, all tbc at the moment. FREE Blochestra Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Bring along any instrument you might have (from tubas to triangles) for a workshop/jam session with Craig Grant (Union of Knives) teaching two songs each week, before planned gigs for this ad hoc multi- member orchestra. ■ Someone’s Son, Black Velveteens, James Murray and Arsenic & Old Mice 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Indie pop/rock.
Glasgow ■ Alexisonfire and Chickenhawk O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £14. Over-14s show. Screamo quintet from Southern Ontario, Canada, hailed as successors to At the Drive-In, with their star in the ascendant. ■ Amorphis The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £15. Over-14s show. Progressive metal band from Finland. ■ Ash, Aerials Up and Alan R Davison Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £5. The Northern Irish indie pop trio play an intimate acoustic show for MIller Filtered Music to promote their A-Z singles club. ■ Motorhead, Michael Monroe and Skew Siskin O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £26. The self-proclaimed ‘loudest band in the world’ continue to bring the noise more effectively than most bands a third of their age. ■ Abe Vigoda, Munch Munch and North American War Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. ‘Tropical’ punk rock outfit from Los Angeles. ■ The Communicator, These Little Kings and The Only Jones 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £4. Ska punk headliners at this fundraiser for Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association. FREE The Miss’s, Floryn & Lauryn and Pamela Quin Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. The girls fight it out in one of their heats to find Pivo’s Bestest Gender 2010. ■ San Fran & the Ciscos Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. A night of singers and bands hosted by San Fran & the Ciscos. ■ God is an Astronaut, The Lava Experiments and Caspian King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Irish post-rock instrumental trio. FREE Open Mic The Solid Rock Cafe, 19 Hope Street, 221 1105. 8.30pm. Weekly acoustic open mic hosted by Pete ‘the Voice’ McCoy. ■ Wild Nothing The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 8.30pm. £7.50 advance–£9.50 on the door. Lo-fi shoegaze dream pop from Jack Tatum aka Wild Nothing. FREE Open Mic The Wise Monkey, 508 Great Western Road, 334 5125. 9pm. Weekly open stage. FREE The Shiverin’ Sheiks Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. See Sat 6.
Wednesday 10 Glasgow FREE GSA Wednesday Night Open Forum Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. 6–8pm. An event subtitled ‘Music is about more than just music’,
featuring Barry Esson of Arika, the organisers of Instal experimental music festival, which descends on the Tramway this weekend. For those who aren’t sure what it’s all about, this is the perfect introduction. Part of Instal 10. ■ Drive-By Truckers and Danny & the Champions of the World O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £15. Southern rockers with the spirit of Lynyrd Skynyrd in their veins, scarily enough. Their debut album Southern Rock Opera was a concept album about a band called Betamax Guillotine. Now we’re really scared. ■ Freak Kitchen The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £8.50. Over-14s show. Avant-metal rock out. ■ Veronica Falls, Cloud Nothings and Golden Grrrls Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Boy/girl indie pop/shoegaze from Veronica Falls, who feature ex-members of The Royal We. ■ Jinx Lennon, Robert Sarazin Blake, The Girobabies, Roscoe Vacant and The Gantin’ Screichs 13th Note Café, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8.30pm. £6. Acoustic punk singer/songwriter from Dundalk. ■ Kid Adrift and Song of Return King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Glaswegian Iain Campbell and his band, making spooky electronica and glitch-pop. ■ Rise Kagona, The Wellgreen and Robin Adams Stereo, 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Former Bhundu Boy Kagona headlines this Doune the Rabbit Hole night with support from analogue power poppers and singer/songwriter. FREE Charogne Stone and Mr Mercaille Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. One man drum and vocals explosion and cellist covering classic thrash. FREE The Mickey 9s and Codeen The Buff Club, 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. 9pm. Elements of ska, dance and a Talking Heads influence at the regular Muso club night. FREE Open Stage The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. Weekly open mic night. Edinburgh ■ Casiotone for the Painfully Alone Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £8.50. Casiotone . . . is the verbose alias of 33-year-old Chicago film school dropout-turned-lo-fi synth troubadour Owen Ashworth on his last ever tour. ■ Heights The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. 8pm. £tbc. Reckless and gnarly, this hardcore quintet continue to make their mark on the metal world.
Thursday 11 Glasgow ■ Philip Sayce and Marcus Bonfanti O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £12. Welsh-born blues guitarist who has played with Melissa Etheridge and Uncle Kracker. FREE Evacuation of the Great Learning Workshops Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. 7.30–11pm. A series of workshops with Ray Brassier and Mattin, building up to a performance at the end of the festival, entirely programmed and performed by those who have taken part in the sessions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Part of Instal 10. ■ The Irrepressibles: Mirror Mirror Spectacle The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7.30pm. £12.50. The exuberant 10-piece performance orchestra present their extraordinary musical journey through love, lust, anger and loss, led by James McDermott. Part of Glasgay! ■ Sydney Devine Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £12–£16 (£12–£14). Scotland’s very own rhinestone cowboy returns for his annual Pavilion residency, this year marking the 36th anniversary.
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