Mrs Jay-Z is having a go as perfumier, with a fragrance named ‘Heat’. We have five bottles to give away, plus five copies of her

diamante-studded I Am . . . Yours live in Las Vegas DVD too.

WIN GLEE CHRISTMAS CDS The latest Glee CD has a festive spin, with 12 traditional festive hymns and new Christmas favourites. We’ve got four copies to give away.


Regina Spektor moved to the US from the Soviet Union aged nine, and her East- West

upbringing merges with hip hop, folk and rock influences in her music. Her debut concert album, Live in London, is out now see below on how to win one of five copies.

WIN FEIST DVDS Look At What the Light Did Now is a new documentary about Canadian singer- songwriter Feist, filmed during the making of her album The Reminder. In it, the sometime Broken Social Scenester, discusses the creative process behind the album. To win one of three copies, see details below. For film screening info, see page 75.

WIN MARTIN STEPHENSON & THE DAINTEES CDS Much-loved Glaswegian folkie Stephenson is embarking on his now-traditional mini- tour of Jordan Hill, calling at Woodend Bowling & Tennis Club on Thu 16 Dec, and the Accies Club the night after, with band The Daintees. We have three Stephenson albums to give away, see below.

HOW TO ENTER Log onto Closing date is Thu 16 Dec.

68 THE LIST 2–16 Dec 2010

an EP launch party for Glasgow’s S-Type (aka Bobby Perman, signed to Phuturelabs), with fellow guest Hint (Tru Thoughts) and host Profisee (Cloak x Dagger). See Exposure, p 64. Edinburgh FREE Henry Ibbs The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Electro-acoustic sounds from singer- songwriter Ibbs and friends. 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. Horndog Brass Band and Federation of Disco Pimp The Store, 37 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. 7pm. £5. Eight-piece ‘drum & bass street funk ensemble’. The OK Social Club, The Nature Boys, Underclass, Cancel the Astronauts and Maydays The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7pm. £6. Danceable indie rock from The OK Social Club, heading this launch for new website Edinburgh Spotlight. Yahweh, Emily Scott and Union Canal Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Experimental, ambient alt.folk from Yahweh. FREE Calum Carlyle & The Mixed Reactions, Your First Mistake, Carnivores, Aspen Tide and Kid Fire Frankenstein Pub, 26 George Iv Bridge, 622 1818. 7.30pm. Acoustic music for the 21st century from Carlyle. FREE Calum Wood, Roberta Pia & Friends Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 8pm. Acoustic night. 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. Unpeeled The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (£4). Showcase of four new acts of any genre from rock and indie to folk and acoustic. This month’s selection: Hopwood & Black, Adam Beattie & the Consultants, Lewis Gibson & The Midas Touch and Black Cat. FREE Acoustic Night Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street Leith, 629 7215. 9pm. Hosted by Hailey Beavis and Jed Milroy. FREE The System, The Other Side and Voodoo Fire in Haiti Whistlebinkies, 4–6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 9.30pm. Local indie with rock form Ireland’s Voodoo Fire in Haiti. The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves.

Dundee Amy Can Flyy The Doghouse, 15 Ward Road, 01382 206812. 8pm. £5. ‘Like a Gameboy has been possessed by an emo guitar.’ Says it all, really. Paisley More Voulez Vous Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, 887 1010. 7.30pm. £14 (£12). The longest-running Abba tribute band continue to recreate the sounds of the 70s super Swedes. As part of their 20th anniversary tour, they’ve incorporated songs from the hit musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ alongside the classics.

Friday 3 Glasgow Anti Nowhere League Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £9. Old age punks. FREE Diana Schad The Living Room, 150 St Vincent Street, 229 0607. 7pm. Singer/pianist performing originals and covers. Electric Six O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £13. The Detroit rockers invite you to join the punky disco party once more.

Frightened Rabbit and Sky Larkin Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £13. Folky indie pop from local success story Frightened Rabbit, playing their biggest ever hometown shows. It’s gonna be emotional . . . The Johnny 7 Xmas Karaoke Special Stereo, 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7–10pm. £5. Fundraiser for the Glasgow Roller Girls, with live band Johnny 7 providing the backing for your karaoke efforts. Get your requests in online at /forum/index in advance, as the band will need to learn the backing track! Festive choices are very much encouraged but not obligatory. Paul Smith and Gravenhurst Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £10. Maximo Park frontman, he of the combover hairdo and scissor kicks, sets out on his first solo jaunt. Volbeat The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £10. Danish band playing a combination of heavy metal, punk rock and rockabilly. Gabrielle Aplin and Jonathan Carr Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 7.30pm. £5. Teen singer/songwriter with an online following, supported by precocious jazz pop maestro. Glasgow Popfest SWG3, Studio Warehouse, 100 Eastvale Place, 357 7246. 7.30pm–2am. £5 advance; £7 on the door. A varied line-up of indie bands in the best Glasgow tradition. Friday will feature The Felt Tips, The Understudies, Asleep, The Occasional Flickers, Johnny Reb, Cineplexx and The Electric Sugar Children, Saturday’s roster is The Electric Pop Group, Zipper, Betty and the Werewolves, The Lovely Eggs, Pale Man Made, Ste McCabe, Leaving Mornington Crescent, The Paraffins, Panther Society, The Hermit Crabs, The Belle Hops and The Power Cut Choir, and Sunday is a relatively early night boasting The Hardy Boys, The Orchids, Maple Leaves, The Just Joans, Peter Parker, The Cavalcade, The Social Services, Paisley and Charlie and Always Me Me Me. With DJs from Bubblegum, Half My Heart Beats and more. All this for a £20 weekend ticket. See 5 Reasons, page 67. Tanera Heights, Natalie Pryce and Room 16 Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Local rock and pop. The Acoustic Affair: Three of the Best Emerging Songwriters City Halls: Recital Rooms, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 8pm. £10. The Acoustic Affair season ends with performances from three up-coming acts. Fiction Faction and POST The Admiral, 72a Waterloo Street, 221 7705. 8pm. £5. Local bill, including Creeping Bent artistes POST. The Heartbreaks, Strawberry Ocean Sea and Maydays The Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £5. The latest jangling indie quartet with collegiate image to attract the attention of the music press. Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 8pm. £42.50–£60. Take cover it’s the original (prog-rock) score for the HG Wells novel adaptation, performed live. The guest artists for this performance are Justin Hayward (moody Blues), Liz McClarnon (Atomic Kitten), Rhydian (‘X-Factor’), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann) and Jason Donovan. White Hills and Bong The Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. CANCELLED. FREE The Halos Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Angelic rock. FREE Louise McVey & Cracks in the Concrete, Honey, Betatone Distraction and Tragic City Thieves The Common Room, 77 Byres Road, 334 7132. 8.30pm. Esoteric torch music from Optimo’s latest signings. Primary 1, Innocent Civilians and Boy Next Door King Tut’s Wah

Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Aka British synthpop producer Joe Flory who has collaborated with Nina from The Cardigans and toured with Ellie Goulding. Action Beat and Mr Peppermint The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. An evening of noise rock with Milton Keynes band Action Beat leading the charge. FREE Lavotchkin and Hush Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 11pm. Gothic hardcore. Edinburgh FREE The Ged Hanley Trio, Georgia Crawl, Size Queen and Bad Boogaloo Whistlebinkies, 4–6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 4.45pm. before midnight; £4 after. Classic covers, blue rock and bluegrass line-up. Rossco Galloway The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. The singer-songwriter-guitarist is regularly joined by a selection of special guests. FREE Houserockers, Uberjuice and Jojocoke Whistlebinkies, 4–6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 6.30pm. before midnight; £4 after. Blues, funk, rock and covers. The Complete Stone Roses The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £15. Stone Roses tribute act officially approved by ex- Roses bassist Mani. Emelle, Rolled Up 20s, Catherine Thomson and Steve Heron The Store, 37 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. 7pm. £4. Local rock act Emelle play tracks from their new EP ‘What Would My Mother Say?’. A Fight You Can’t Win, Hagana and Death Trap City Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £4. Grunge rock and alt.metal influenced by the likes of Biffy and Queens of the Stone Age as A Fight You Can’t Win headline. ✽✽ Gerry Loves Xmas The Banshee Labyrinth, 29–35 Niddry Street, 558 8209. 7pm. £6. One of Edinburgh’s newest record labels celebrates a successful first year of trading with a gig featuring the four artists on their latest 12” EP The Japanese War Effort, Fox Gut Daata, Miaoux Miaoux and Wounded Knee plus Yahweh and Conquering Animal Sound. Letz Zep The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £12. Led Zeppelin tribute act. Letz indeed. Three Long Words, smallPRINT, The Industry and The Koves Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. 7pm. £6–£7. Young indie talent who’s new single ‘Cold Shoulder’ is a commentary on violence, bullying and anger. Wardie Burns & UV Beats, Werd and Nitty Grittz Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £3. Hip hop showcase from UrbanScot, Xavier Rudd and Ben Howard The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £17.50. Over-14s show. Canadian/Australian surf roots singer/songwriter who uses didgeridoos in his live set. The Remnant Kings, 8 Track Stereo and The Stalls Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 8pm. £tbc. Indie blues rockers from Edinburgh. FREE Soul Foundation The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. Night of Motown-style soul. FREE Jed Milroy Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street Leith, 629 7215. 9pm. Singer-songwriter and band.

Dundee Christmas Crooners Whitehall Theatre, 12 Bellfield Street, 08717 029486. 7.30pm. £14 (£12.50). Christmas tunes in the style of the Rat Pack. Tiny Little Robots, Seams and The Bang Dexter’s Lounge Bar, 24 Castle Street, 01382 228894. 8pm. £5. Guitar-based musical goods.