■ Maximum Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £22–£24. See Sun 28. ■ The Magic Carpet Cabaret Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. A night of songwriters and bands. ■ Shooting Stansfield and Birdhead Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £tbc. Live music. ■ A Song For Autism St Andrews in the Square, 1 St Andrew’s Square, 559 5902. 8pm. £10. Kevin Morris and John Taylor put on this special concert to raise awareness and funds for autism. Acts performing include Heidi Talbot, John McCusker, Duglas Stewart (BMX Bandits), Davie Scott (Pearl Fishers), Nuala Kennedy and more. ■ Energy! King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Scotrock trio from Kilmarnock. FREE Open Mic The Solid Rock Cafe, 19 Hope Street, 221 1105. 8.30pm. See Tue 23. FREE Open Mic The Wise Monkey, 508 Great Western Road, 334 5125. 9pm. See Tue 23. FREE The Shiverin’ Sheiks Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. See Tue 23.
Edinburgh ✽✽ Jenny & Johnny Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220
6176. 7pm. £14. See Sat 27. ■ The Wedding Present and Ringo Deathstar The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £15. Perennially popular archetypal 80s indie band, whose frontman David Gedge once scored highly in an NME rock heroes poll. ■ The Jack Rabbit Slim Spider’s Web Cellar Bar, 258 Morrison Street, 228 1949. 8.30pm. £tbc. Rockabilly band.
Livingston ■ Skerryvore Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 777666. 7.30pm. £12 (£9). Expect blazing bagpipes, accordion and fiddle mixed with standard rock instruments as the ‘boy band of Scottish traditional music’ launch their album.
20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. Glasgow FREE Open Stage The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. Times tbc. See Wed 24. ✽✽ Black Dice and Growing Stereo, 7pm. £12.50. Experimental electronica from Brooklyn. ■ Pendulum Braehead Arena, Kings Inch Road, 0870 277 6062. 7pm. £22.50. London via Perth (Australia) outfit who mix drum & bass with heavy rock. ■ Rustie, Tanlines and Becoming Real The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7pm. £10. New grime and hip-hop talent from Glasgow. ■ Sonic Syndicate The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £8.50. Melodic death metal from Sweden. ■ The Young Gods and Nanobots Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £12. Industrial rock veterans from Geneva rage hard once again. ■ Federation of the Disco Pimp and Horn Dog Brass Band The Admiral, 72a Waterloo Street, 221 7705. 8pm. £7. Seven-piece funk band playing jazzy funk tunes from everyone from Herbie Hancock to Lettuce at this launch of their double A-side single. ■ Joe Brooks and Mike Dignam King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £8. Acoustic singer-songwriter, influenced by the mellow likes of Jack Johnson and Ben Harper. ■ The Pines Woodend Tennis & Bowling Club, 10 Chamberlain Road, 959 1428. 8pm. £10. Having previously shared a stage with Bon Iver and Arcade Fire, Iowa duo The Pines take on a solo
✽✽ The Porch Song Anthology Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966.
7.30pm. £4. Wistful folky sounds from Glasgow, as PSA launch their new single ‘Christmas is Cold’. ■ Boy & Bear Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £6. Indie folk group from Sydney who are essentially an Oz Fleet Foxes. ■ The Dirt Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £5. The Dirt have been described as ‘Johnny Cash mugs the Velvet Underground’. Launch of their album Bury Me Tomorrow. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8pm. See Thu 18. FREE Thisfamiliarsmile, Lions and Constellations Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 8pm. Progressive mathrock from this Glasgow quartet. ■ The Rifles King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Acoustic gig by this Leeds indie rock quintet influenced by Dylan and The Beatles. ■ The Pagan Priests MacSorley’s Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 9pm. £tbc. Live music. ■ Super Adventure Club, Paws and Hagana The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £5. Made-up music from this self-styled ‘hyper melodic uber-spazz triumvirate’.
Edinburgh FREE Henry Ibbs The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. See Thu 18. ■ Edinburgh Spotlight The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7pm. £tbc. The Edinburgh website teams up with Bainbridge for a showcase of local indie including The OK Social Club, Underclass, Nature Boys, Cancel the Astronauts and Maydays. ■ The Fatalists, Mr Peppermint, Lords of Bastard and The Retrofits Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8pm. £4. Albini- influenced sounds from Edinburgh’s Fatalists. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 18.
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Thursday 18 Edinburgh FREE Desafinado Henderson’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. Brazilian jazz from this duo. ■ Marco Cafolla Electric Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Modern jazz and driving funk. ■ Click Clack Club The Forest Café, 3 Bristo Place, 220 4538. 9pm. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves.
Glasgow ■ Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7.30pm. £32.50. Holland and his Orchestra are joined by the slick soul vocals of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall and special guest Alison Moyet. ■ Cosmopolitan Big Band Café Source, 1 St Andrew’s Square, 548 6020. 9pm. . Jazz standards, funk and soul from this 18-piece big band featuring vocals from Rachel Lightbody. FREE Dias Brazil Boteco do Brasil, 62 Trongate, 548 1330. 9.30pm. Jazzy Brazilian rhythms, bossa nova, samba and salsa. Edinburgh FREE Graham High Henderson’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. The guitarist is joined by guests playing Hot Club-style jazz.
show with their traditional rootsy music, brought up-to-date with a dose of rock & roll grooves. Win albums, see page 70. ■ Small Black and Pictureplane Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £7.50. Warm, fuzzy synth pop from this Long Island foursome. See preview, page 63. Edinburgh ■ Lost in Audio The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7pm. £5. Hard edged indie packed with guitar hooks. ■ Supermarionation, Otaku and Lee Paterson Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £4. Grungy rock as Supermarionation launch their EP On the Fly. ■ Aynsley Lister The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7.30pm. £11. Twentysomething British blues rock guitarist/singer.
Thursday 2 Glasgow ■ Frank Turner and Ed Harcourt O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £14. Solo gig from the Million Dead man, heading away from alt.rock into folkier pastures. With support from indie piano man Harcourt. ■ Peter Stott Band Stereo, 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £tbc. Ensemble of respected musicians drawing on everything from jazz to post- rock to highway blues who claim to be ‘the best band you’re never heard about’. ■ Voodoo Hussy The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £7. Lock up your hats - Voodoo Hussy are fronted by Shabby of Big Brother infamy. ■ The Wedding Present and The Jet Age Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. 7pm. £15. Yorkshire indie stalwarts revisit their Bizarro album. ■ Menomena, Mitchell Museum and Fur Hood The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7.30pm. £7. Punk- funk-crunk (if there is such a genre) from these Portland experimental rockers. Supported by the helter skelter indie euphoria of Glasgow’s Mitchell Museum.
Not content with being a prominent member of Glasgow’s LuckyMe collective and, alongside fellow LuckyMe alumni Hudson Mohawke, purveyor of some of the most bizarre music genres you’ve ever come across (tropical grime Vs wonky aquacrunk, anyone?), electronic artist Rustie has just released an excellent slice of polychrome electro-rock; his ‘ Sunburst’ EP on Warp Records (home to Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Grizzly Bear and, oh yes, Hudson Mohawke). Joining him will be percussive electro Brooklyn duo Tanlines and South London synther Becoming Real. All three acts are hotly tipped for success but also, more importantly, damned good to dance along to. ■ The Arches, Glasgow, Wed 1 Dec. 18 Nov–2 Dec 2010 THE LIST 75