✽✽ Versus The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £5. Another edition of Versus where bands play together and around each other on stage at the same time, starring The Foundling Wheel, Dead Boy Robotics, Lady North, Lipsync for a Lullaby and Miaoux Miaoux. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 18. Cupar ■ King Creosote’s World Tour of Fife Fisher & Donaldson, 21 Crossgate, www.fisheranddonaldson.com Times tbc. £10. See Sun 21.
Glasgow ■ Thriller Live King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. 5.30pm & 8.30pm. £16.50–£31.50. See Mon 22. ■ Biffy Clyro and The Futureheads SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 6.30pm. £20. The Glasgow rockers return with their latest album Only Revolution. ‘Mon the Biffy! FREE Diana Schad The Living Room, 150 St Vincent Street, 229 0607. 7pm. See Fri 19. ■ The Fire & I, Someones Son, 6ixty Persons and Eyes Own O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6. Energetic power pop duo headlines. ■ MacFloyd O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 887 1010. 7pm. £14. Internationally acclaimed tribute combo to Pink Floyd, who recreate (on a slightly smaller scale) the stage effects for which the prog rockers were renowned.
✽✽ The National and Phosphorescent O2 Academy,
121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £18.50. American soul rockers, in the vein of Spoon and the Twilight Singers; The National have quietly become a force to be reckoned with. See 5 Reasons, page 67. ■ The Skatalites The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 01224 641122. 7pm. £16.50. Legendary Jamaican ska combo who practically invented the genre in the 60s, reformed in the 1980s and have been skanking ever since. ■ Underworld and Silver Columns Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £22.50. The ‘lager lager’ guys return after a lengthy absence with their electronica anthems. ■ The Vibrators Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £9. Old school punkers formed way back in 1976. ■ Les Mckeown’s Bay City Rollers The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7.30pm. £17.50. A glam rock blast from the (troubled) past. ■ Scott Cassidy Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Live music. ■ We Can Still Picnic Pearce Institute, 840 Govan Road, 445 6007. 7.30pm. £5 donation welcome. An evening of dischord and discourse featuring a very fine line-up in the shape of Wake the President, She’s Hit, Astral Planes, Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers, Milk, Spector Bullets and members of The Phantom Band on the decks. ■ Yusuf Azak Gambetta, 157 North Street, 221 3926. 7.30pm. £5. Mellow acoustic indie folk from Azak as he launches debut album Turn on the Long Wire. With support from Ethan Ash and Jonnie Common. ■ Ashley Collins, Crossover, The Influence and Casino City Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Local indie rock. FREE Ghosts of Progress Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. Scuzzy blues duo launch their album. ■ John Wort Hannam and Gordie Tentrees The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 8pm. £6. Acoustic
16th Nov - The Electric Strawbs
18th Nov - Ian McNabb 19th Nov - Watt Nicoll 24th Nov -
Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes 26th Nov - String Driven Thing
27th Nov - Ben Mills 28th Nov - JP Den Tex 29th Nov & 1st Dec - The Dylan Project
3rd Dec - Steve Forbert 4th Dec - Michael Chapman
10th Dec - Virgil & The Accelerators
17th Dec - The Deal 21st Dec - The Jokers 31st Dec & 1st Jan - Frank O’Hagan Band
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roots from Canadian singer/songwriter at the Vagabond Social Club. ■ Turbyne and Grant Me Revenge MacSorley’s Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. £tbc. Metal night. ■ We Have Band, The ABC Club and Vendor Defender Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £7. Synth pop trio from London who have been described as ‘Can covered by Buggles’. ■ Wing & A Prayer Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Folk/blues duo. FREE The Latecomers Lauries Bar, 34 King Street, 552 7123. 8.15pm. Acoustic set of originals and classic covers. ■ And So I Watch You From Afar, Tubelord and Carnivores King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6.50. Incendiary instrumental rockers from Belfast. FREE Chicago 5 1901 Bar and Bistro, 1534 Pollockshaws Road. 9pm. Straight-up electric blues. ■ Dropkick, The Chinaskis and Wellgreen The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Former punkers with more of a country pop feel to their material now. ■ Pinup Nights The Flying Duck, 142 Renfield St, 564 1450. 9pm–3am. £5 advance; £6 on the door. Glasgow’s biggest indie night, with regular local, national and international guest DJs and live bands representing the best of Glasgow’s scene. November’s date is a seventh birthday special headlined by guest DJs The National, fresh from their O2 Academy gig. Live bands will be For Abel, Skinny Villains and Strawberry Ocean Sea, with cake, balloons and a free fanzine for the first hundred guests to arrive. FREE The MeatMen Slouch, 203–5 Bath Street, 221 5518. 9pm. See Sat 20. Edinburgh ■ Rossco Galloway The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Fri 19. ■ Lost to the Landslide, A Fight You Can’t Win and Deco Arcade Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £6. Three band showcase. ■ This is a 44 Magnum, Two Steps to Envy, Supercharger and Jizz Monkey Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £4 (£3). Array ■ United Fruit, Pensioner and Verse Metrics Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £6. Noisy alt.rock four-piece from Glasgae. ■ Friday Fix The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £9 (£5). Another mix of fine comedy and music in the delicious shapes of Tom Stade, Stephen Dick, Caroline Robertson, Matt Richardson, Keir McAllister and The Banana Sessions. ■ Arcane Corps and Dog Tired Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8.30pm–3am. £5. Hard hitting metal as Arcane Corps launch their new album. FREE Brawth, The Ballachulish Hellhounds, Ten Gallon Bratz and■ Roy Hende Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street Leith, 629 7215. 9.30pm. Dark alt.country. Dundonian group The Twist.
Pittenweem ■ King Creosote’s World Tour of Fife Old Men’s Club, School Wynd. Times tbc. £10. See Sun 21.
Saturday 27 Glasgow ■ Madness Family Matinee O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 2.30pm. £12–£26.50. Ska-tinged pop classic after classic in the Nutty Boys’ unashamedly nostalgic set, specially adapted to be suitable for younger ears.
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