■ Preacher, Jiezuberband, Fireproof Match, Evol, Dirty Projects and Crossover Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £7. Local rock band performs for online music show TFTV. ■ Room 94 and Mavrickz O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6. Live music. ■ Rotersand and Straftanz Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £15. Industrial metal. ■ Brigada Mercy Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. Yorkshire band weaving together punk, gypsy folk, Latin and jazz influences. ■ Simply Red SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7.30pm. £40–£42.50. Last chance to catch Mick Hucknall and his pseudo-soul crew on their farewell tour before he calls time on the band. ■ Scott Kelly, Stephen Brodsky and Bob Wayne The Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £10. Scott Kelly of Neurosis and Stephen Brodsky of Cave In are joined on this bill by the rootsy sounds of Bob Wayne. ■ The Levee Breakers and Smalltown Heroes King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Led Zep tribute. FREE Swagger Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Quality rock covers and self-styled “rock salvation” from Swagger. ■ Kenny McColl and Scott Charles The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. Acoustic songwriters. FREE The Train Wreckers The Rio Café, 27 Hyndland Street, 334 9909.
9pm. Groovin’, rattlin’ tunes of the 50s and 60s from the train wreckin’ duo footstompin’ Leroy Scott and gattlin’ Axe Forman. ■ Lock Up Your Daughters The Flying Duck, 142 Renfield St, 564 1450. 11pm–3am. £4–£5. Ass-shaking session from the LUYD fanzine pitched as ‘a response to the boredom and brain dead stagnation that plagues modern gay culture’, with residents DJ Suezz, Lock Up Your DJs and Skeleton Boy. One of the best straight-friendly clubs in town returns for a night of Italo house and up- tempo electro. With Spill in the backroom playing riot grrrrl femme punk. Edinburgh ■ Thriller Live Playhouse, 18–22 Greenside Place, 0844 847 1660. 5pm & 8.30pm. £10–£32.50. See Mon 6. ■ Rossco Galloway The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Fri 3. FREE Roadhouse and The Demons Eye Whistlebinkies, 4–6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 6.30pm. before midnight; £4 after. Classic rock and metal covers. ■ Six Stories High, Penny Black, Lost in Audio and Waverly Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. 6.30pm. £5. Power pop with shades of Feeder, Kings of Leon and Biffy as SSH launch new single ‘My Last Favour’. ■ Asia The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £22.50 (meet & greet £100–£300). Yes guitarist Steve Howe’s veteran prog and power rock noodlers, also featuring ELP drummer Carl Palmer and former Buggles member Geoff Downes.
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■ Futuristic Retro Champions and Machine Room Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £tbc. Colourful indie pop and electro ensemble FRC head their own Xmas Party which doubles as their farewell gig. ■ New Fiction Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £tbc. Alternative rock from Dunfermline. ■ Since Day One Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8pm–3am. £tbc. Mix of electronica and hip hop from a mix of DJs and live acts. FREE Peterman Powderkeg Project Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street Leith, 629 7215. 9pm. Good time indie rock featuring members of Aberfeldy.
Dundee ■ Johnny Foreigner The Doghouse, 15 Ward Road, 01382 206812. 8pm. £7. See Wed 8. ■ Professor Green Fat Sam’s, 31 South Ward Road, 01382 228496. 8pm. £12.50. London rapper who scored a big hit with ‘I Need You Tonight’ and teamed up with Lily Allen on ‘Just Be Good to Green’. Glenrothes ■ Kingdom FM Christmas Party Nights Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, 01592 611101. 7pm. £35. Ian and Diane from the breakfast show lead the annual party night. Featuring great live music, delicious food, competitions and dancing. Early booking advised.
Stirling ■ Reloaded Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 7pm. £6. Stirling’s monthly championing of unsigned bands continues with metal from Casino Brawl, Lost in Echoes and The Colony.
Saturday 11 Glasgow ■ Disturbed, Papa Roach, Buckcherry and Halestorm SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 6pm. £25. Two titans of nu-metal head up the latest Taste of Chaos line-up of mean metal muthas. ■ The Complete Stone Roses and Kings of Lyon O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £12. Stone Roses tribute act officially approved by ex-Roses bassist Mani are joined by the joyfully-monikered Kings of Lyon, who can hardly be worse than the original. ■ Elliot Minor Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £10. Over-14s show. Emo kids from York named after their piano. ■ Emma’s Imagination and Aaron Wright & the Aprils Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £10. Scottish singer-songwriter (aka Emma Gillespie) who won Sky 1’s Must Be The Music talent search. ■ From The Jam Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £20. Now featuring only one member From The Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and erstwhile Big Country drummer Mark Brzezicki, performing classics and new material. ■ Maiden Scotland O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £8. Iron Maiden tribute outfit. ✽✽ Manuel Göttsching Stereo, 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7–11pm. £15. An early evening live set from German electronic musician and composer Göttsching, sometime leader of Ash Ra Tempel and leading light of the nation’s Kosmische style in the 1970s and 80s. Presented by excellent Glasgow club night Men & Machines. See preview, page 63. ■ Thea Gilmore and Wintertide The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7pm. £14. The Fallen Angels Club present the prolific young singer/songwriter from Oxfordshire
whose style is strongly influenced by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell. Bruce Springsteen buys her albums, you know. ■ The Boy Who Trapped The Sun, Rose Parade, Craig Jeffrey and Steven Flavahan Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. £8. Lewis singer-songwriter with backing from members of The Reindeer Section heads this fundraiser for Yorkhill Hospital. ■ Missing Swimmers Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £5. Fundraiser for Epilepsy Bereaved. FREE Kong Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Rock covers. ■ Stevie & the Moon, The Barents Sea and Gillian Christie King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Pop/rock band fronted by Stevie McCrorie. ■ Picante Live Christmas Party The Flying Duck, 142 Renfield St, 564 1450. 10pm–3am. £5. A six band Christmas party with live music from Paws, Blood of the Bull, Organs of Love, North American War, Male Pattern Band and Schnapps. The Picante DJs also play rusty rock ‘n’ roll, indie and more. FREE Indian Red Lopez Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 11pm. Aberdonian five-piece mixing up indie, rock and electronica. ■ Mosa Funk Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 11pm. £3 before midnight; £5 after. Funk and soul sounds at the latest Pass the Peas club night. Edinburgh ■ Thriller Live Playhouse, 18–22 Greenside Place, 0844 847 1660. 4pm & 8pm. £10–£32.50. See Mon 6. FREE The Ged Hanley Trio, Blackjack Blues Band, U-Know- Hoo and China Shop Bull Whistlebinkies, 4–6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 4.45pm. before midnight; 4 after. Blues funk and rock ended with the drum & bass meets rock sounds of China Shop Bull. ■ William Douglas The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6.30pm. Donation. See Sat 4. FREE Inspired, Green Man Running and Hundredthousands Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. Three up-and-coming indie acts. ■ Johnny Foreigner, Tom Williams & The Boat and StageCoach Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £6. ‘Noisy pop’ headliner at his touring band triple bill ■ Penguins Kill Polar Bears and Shutter Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £3. Post-rock mixing grunge, heavy rock and pop influences from PKPB. ■ Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Ever The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £19.50. Ms Spector of the classic 60s girl group The Ronnettes, who gave us ‘Be My Baby’, ‘Baby I Love You’ and more, graces us with her immortal presence at this special Christmas show. ■ The Stagger Rats, The Imagineers and The Asps Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £tbc. Psychobilly headliners. FREE Stewart MacLennan Henderson’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. See Sat 4. ■ Frink Out 7th Leith Scout Hut, Newhaven Road. 7.30pm. £2 (children £1). Xmas gig and debut album launch for this young indie rock outfit (ranging from 12–13). ■ The Zebras, The Mannequins, The Hussys and After Me The Flood Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7.30pm. £5. Guitar heavy catchy pop form Melbourne’s Zebras on their second ever Euro tour.