W I N S T U F F
WIN FOUR TET TICKETS
Four Tet is bringing along a
roster of talented pals for this superb Sunday nighter. Caribou, James Holden, Nathan Fake and rocketnumbernine join him at Glasgow’s ABC on Sun 21 Nov (in association with Optimo, no less). We have a single pair of tickets to give away for this gig; to win them, get to www.list.co.uk/offers sharpish, as the competition will close on Fri 19 Nov.
WIN PHANTOM BAND/FOUND TICKETS
Fresh Chemikal Undergound signing FOUND are pairing up with ‘proto-robofolk sextet’ (and labelmates) The Phantom Band for a show at the Oran Mor on Sun 21 Nov. The Phantom Band have been getting very favourable reviews for latest album The Wants (see interview, page 63); FOUND, on the other hand, are keeping us happy by offering a free downloadable track on their website every Friday, until their new album’s out next spring. We’ve got two pairs of tickets to win. THE PINES CDS
The Pines are Iowan duo Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt, who make heartfelt, rootsy folk. Critics have responded warmly to their self-titled debut and follow-ups Sparrows in the Bell and Tremolo, and the boys are now set for their first UK visit, including a date at the Wood End Bowling Club, Glasgow, Wed 1 Dec. We’ve got two copies of Tremolo to give away – see below. HOW TO ENTER
Log onto list.co.uk/offers. Closing date for competitions is Thu 2 Dec unless otherwise stated. There is no cash alternative. Usual List rules apply.
70 THE LIST 18 Nov–2 Dec 2010
■ The Black Rats and Skinny Machines Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Indie sounds. ■ Christmas With The Rat Pack SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7.30pm. £25.50–£29.50. See Thu 18. ■ Death Trap City and The Pagan Priests MacSorley’s Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Alt and indie bill. ■ Rachel Sermanni and Liam Cairns Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £6. Young Carrbridge singer famous for her performance at Alex Salmond’s Homecoming Burns Supper. ✽✽ Blitzen Trapper and Pearly Gate Music King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Portland DIY sextet with a country twang. ■ Betatone Distraction, Kockka and Bo Deadly The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Indie bill, including the brilliantly-named Bo Deadly, who cite the blessed Mr Diddly as an influence, alongside Captain Beefheart and Teenage Fanclub. ■ Three Wise Men The Brasserie at Òran Mór, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6226. 9pm. £10. Daintees frontman Martin Stephenson is joined by Bruce Morton and Roberto Cassani for a fusion of music and comedy. Edinburgh ■ Tinderbox Project The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 4pm. free. Open rehearsal for this 30-piece orchestra of young players with tutors/mentors from some of Edinburgh’s best rock, funk, jazz and indie players. ■ Boyce Avenue Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £17. See Fri 19. ■ Hog the Stage The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £5. Edinburgh Hogmanay’s bands comp, featuring finalists Come On Gang!, The Stagger Rats, Kitty The Lion, Jakil and Pooch. ■ Mary Gauthier and Ben Glover The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £15–£17. See Sat 20.
■ The Remnant Kings Orchestra, Sebastian Dangerfield and Emelle Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £6 (advance £4). Expanded version of the indie blues rockers from Edinburgh. ■ The Beau Nasties The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). Mix of folk, blues, rock and Celtic influences. St Andrews ■ King Creosote’s World Tour of Fife Barron Theatre, North Street, 01334 461701. Times tbc. £10. The eclectic indie folk musician, plaintive troubadour and founder of the esteemed Fence Records tours his favourite north-east Fife venues, playing a different album from his back catalogue each night. Joining him at various points along the way are musical friends including Gummi Bako, Withered Hand, HMS Ginafore and Ziggy Campbell.
Monday 22 Glasgow ■ MIA O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £18. Influential and much respected multi- genre Anglo-Asian rapper with an admirable pop streak too. ■ Steve Harley O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £22.50. Acoustic gig with the original Cockney rebel playing his hits including that song . . . can’t think what it’s called. ■ Titus Andronicus Òran Mór, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £8. Helter skelter New Jersey quintet. ■ Thriller Live King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. 7.30pm. £16.50–£31.50. A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 with choreography by award-winning director Gary Lloyd and LaVelle Smith Jnr. Expect to hear all the greatest hits from the recently deceased King of Pop, and see some stunning multi-media razzmatazz. FREE Acoustic Jam Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. Weekly showcase for local songwriters performing original material. FREE Brel Sessions Brel, 39–43
Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. Folky jam session with an indie edge from Laura Wilkie (Rachel Sermanni Band) and Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow). ✽✽ Marnie Stern and The Agitator Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £7.50. New York based guitarist much acclaimed for her finger-tapping playing technique. FREE Open Mic The Brass Monkey, 1004 Argyll Street, 243 2170. 8pm. A new open mic night presided over by Martin Mochan and with free beer for all performers. FREE Queen Jane Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. Pivo Pivo’s musical battle of the genders continues. This is a boys’ heat, by the way. ■ Sun Araw, Zun Zun Egui and Blue Sabbath Black Fiji The Art School, 168 Renfrew Street, 353 4690. 8pm. £5. Californian psych trance from the headliner aka Cameron Stallones. Plus hypnotic support from Bristol and Glasgow. ■ The Tallest Man On Earth The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 8pm. £11. Aka Swedish indie folk musician Kristian Matsson. ■ The Mummers King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. RESCHEDULED to 18 April 2011. 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. ■ 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. ■ Spokes, Blood of the Bull and John Knox Sex Club The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Post-rock, shoegazey sounds from Manchester. ■ Strangetouch MacSorley’s Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 9pm. £tbc. Alt pop.
Woozy guitar-poppers Beach House can proudly boast of having friends in high places, with Jay-Z and Beyoncé attending their shows, and Cat Power, Grizzly Bear and Vampire Weekend requesting their presence on tour. The company they keep gives some indication as to their varied sound; Beach House have been quickly given the label ‘dream pop’ by the music press, due to their drifting, hypnotic guitar and keyboard-generated melodies and frontwoman Victoria Legrand’s pyschedelia-influenced vocals (listen to latest album Teen Dreams then stick Jefferson Airplane on to see what we mean). ■ Oran Mor, Glasgow, Sat 20 Nov.