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Glasgow ■ Charger, Conan and Co-Exist Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £8. Classic rock. ■ Martin James & Associates, Mighty Joe Viterbo, Ghost Ride the Whip and Last Gasps Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £7. Live sets being recorded for the online TF TV Music Show. ■ Ultimate Eagles O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £15. Eagles tribute act. ■ The View, The Twist and Control Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. 7pm. £15. Over-14s show. Return of the Dundonian indie scamps, fresh from frontman Kyle Falconer’s guest vocal stint with Mark Ronson. ■ RAMS Pocket Radio and Paul Shevlin Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. Live music. ■ An Evening with Heather Peace Sloan’s, 62 Argyll Arcade, City Centre, 229 5270. 8pm. £8.50. Concert and audience Q&A from singer and actress Heather Peace, who is the only gay cast member on the BBC’s new Glasgow-set lesbian drama, Lip Service. ■ Dr Mango & the Chickpeas Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Live music. ■ Feeding Egon, Cyclephante and Nespresco Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £3. Jazzy alt rock. FREE Herculean Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Indie rock trio from Glasgow. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8pm. Hosted by Independence. ■ The Other Side MacSorley’s Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. £tbc. Live music. FREE Randolph’s Leap and Inspector Tapehead Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. EP launch for indie folk singer/songwriter Randolph’s Leap. ■ Steve Hackett The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, www.the-ferry.co.uk 8pm. £18.50. The one-time Genesis guitarist plays tracks from his album, Out of the Tunnel’s Mouth. ■ Tom Kitching & Gren Bartley St Andrews in the Square, 1 St Andrew’s Square, 559 5902. 8pm. £8 (£6). Mix of folk, blues and world music. ■ Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses and Liam Gerner King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £13.50. Americana from the man who wrote the Oscar- winning ‘Not the Weary Kind’ from the film Crazy Heart. FREE Apache Viking and Go Heeled Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Lo-fi garage rock from Newcastle. FREE Rod’s Acoustic Jam 1901 Bar and Bistro, 1534 Pollockshaws Road. 9pm. Unplugged session. ■ The Scottish Enlightenment, Le Reno Amps and Deathpodal The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Melodic indie rock at this Scottish Enlightenment album launch. Edinburgh FREE Henry Ibbs The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Electro-acoustic sounds from singer- songwriter Ibbs and friends.
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TO GO SEE. . . THE NATIONAL 1. They’re The National Baritone heart-throb Matt Berninger once remarked that his epic quintet doesn’t have ‘casual fans’. This is something of an understatement. Obsessive responses to their melancholic rock tend to veer between adulation and wonder.
2. For the joy of High Violet Ten years on from their cult inception, The National released High Violet (4AD) in 2010. It’s their fifth and most commercially successful album yet. Berninger said of its glorious genesis: ‘We tried to make a light and happy record, but it didn’t happen.’ (It is vast and uplifting – albeit fired-up with full-on tearjerkers.) 3. They don’t shy away from rock as a political tool From their vocal support of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign (and more recently during the mid- term elections), to curating and producing 4AD’s Dark Was the Night compilation (for AIDS charity the Red Hot Organization), The National regularly flex pop music’s sociological muscle.
4. Because ‘I had a secret meeting in the basement of my brain’ Variously sermonising on parenthood, bluebirds on shoulders and aching nostalgia, The National’s themes and lyrics are a broad, if often troubled, church. If you’ve yet to hear Berninger croon ‘it takes an ocean not to break’ (on colossal new single ‘Terrible Love’), then you are missing a trick. 5. Michael Stipe and The Boss can’t be wrong Bruce Springsteen and REM are big supporters of The National, as is Barack Obama. Perhaps this is what Berninger meant when he said his fans didn’t tend to be ‘casual’. . . (Nicola Meighan) ■ 02 Academy, Glasgow, Fri 26 Nov. High Violet: Expanded Edition comes out Nov 22 (4AD).
■ Less Than Jake, Zebrahead and The Hostiles HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 6.30pm. £15. Over-14s show. See preview for the cult ska punkers who have worked their way up to sell-out status without, erm, selling out. ■ Born Ruffians and FOUND Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £8.50. Toronto trio who play upbeat folksy psych pop. ■ The Plimptons and The Murderburgers Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7.30pm. £4. ‘Absurdo-pop’ band The Plimptons launch their new album.