Edinburgh FREE Tinderbox Project The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 4pm. 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. ■ Bronto Skylift and Lady North Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £tbc. Three-minute power punk from two-piece BS. ■ Emma’s Imagination and Aaron Wright & the Aprils The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £10. See Sat 11. FREE The Homecoming String Band Malones Irish Bar, 14 Forrest Road, 226 5954. 8pm. Guitar, banjo, fiddle, drums and three vocals for a night of country, folk and ceilidh songs. FREE Dr Ruby’s Presents . . . Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street Leith, 629 7215. 9pm. See Sun 5.
Monday 13 Glasgow ■ JLS SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 6.30pm. £25–£31. This bunch of urban-lite posers have attracted hordes of adoring followers since their X-Factor-fuelled rocket to fame - apparently, even Dame Judi’s a fan. ■ The Jolly Boys Òran Mór, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £15.25. Veteran Jamaican band who have been rocking the mento sound in one form or another since the 50s, and have recently returned with an album of unexpected cover versions. ■ The Pogues and Sparrow & the Workshop O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £30. Over-18s show. Shane McGowan joins the original line-up as they go on one more Christmas tour of shambolic Celtic punk drinking songs. With feisty support from Glaswegian trio S&TW. ■ The Pretty Reckless Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £12.50. New York rock band fronted by Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen. ■ Steve Conte, Melodramas, Eddy & the T-Bolts and Tragic City Thieves Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £10. New York Dolls current guitarist doles out the rock’n’roll licks. FREE Acoustic Jam Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. See Mon 6. ■ Michael Simons Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. See Mon 6. FREE Open Mic The Brass Monkey, 1004 Argyll Street, 243 2170. 8pm. See Mon 6. ■ Trumans Water Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £7.50. Lo-fi, offkilter combo from Portland who were first championed by John Peel in the 90s. ■ The Sunshine Underground King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £12.50. See Sat 11. FREE Blochestra Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. See Mon 6. ■ Civil Civic The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. London/Barcelona duo mixing up math rock and electronica. ■ Raid La Cheetah, 73 Queen Street, 221 4851. 9pm–3am. £2–£3 (£1 with a trade payslip). See Mon 6.
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Edinburgh ■ Viking Moses Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £tbc. Lo-fi indie and urban folk from this US artist. ■ Chris Trapper and Colin Train The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £8. See Sun 12. FREE Home-made Jam The Parlour, 142 Duke Street, 555 3848. 8pm. See Mon 6. FREE Open Mic Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 8pm. See Mon 6. FREE Open Mic Whistlebinkies, 4–6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 9.30pm. See Mon 6.
Glasgow ■ Pearl & the Puppets Òran Mór, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £9.20. Over-14s show. Young Kirkintilloch singer/songwriter with a light, pop style who shares management with Elton John. ■ The Bootleg Beatles Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £23.50. Re- live the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band. ■ The Lonely Boy Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £5. Live music. ■ San Fran & the Ciscos Tchai- Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. A night of singers and bands hosted by San Fran & the Ciscos. ■ The Neat King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Agit post-punk quartet from Hull and first signings to the Kaiser Chief’s record label. With support from The Last of the Free, Turning Plates and The Foundrymen. FREE Open Mic The Solid Rock Cafe, 19 Hope Street, 221 1105. 8.30pm. See Tue 7. ■ Damnable Contraption and Deadotter The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Myriad influences from Paisley’s Deadotter. FREE Open Mic The Wise Monkey, 508 Great Western Road, 334 5125. 9pm. See Tue 7. FREE The Shiverin’ Sheiks Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. See Tue 7. Edinburgh ■ Drum Eyes, Prayer Rug and Birdhead Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £6. Bouncy, jaunty pop/doom-prog from Brighton’s Drum Eyes (who’s line-up includes DJ Scotch Egg). ■ The Human League and Performance The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £25. Much-loved Sheffield electro pop pioneers offer up some prime early 80s nostalgia. ■ Pigeons in Motion and Sunday Night Scene Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £tbc. Rocky indie from Manchester. FREE Edinburgh’s Alternative Open Mic Night Black Rose, 49 Rose Street, 220 0414. 9pm. See Tue 7. FREE Lift Shaft Incident and Love Susan Whistlebinkies, 4–6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 10pm. Rock.
Wednesday 15 Glasgow FREE Open Stage The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. Times tbc. See Wed 8. ■ Peter Andre SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 6.30pm. £25–£30. Ballads and pop from the
mysteriously popular Australian himbo whose fame hangs on his ‘celebrity’ liaison/break up with some ubiquitous glamour model. ■ Asking Alexandria The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £7.50. Indie rock. ■ Municipal Waste, Saviours and Ramming Speed Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £12. Virginian thrash punk metallers who describe their music as “the sound of a bong being hit hard as shit”. ■ Rumer Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. RESCHEDULED to 18 Jan 2011. ■ The Yummy Fur and Nico’s Bike Stereo, 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £8. Last chance to catch the seminal Glasgow art punks on the brief reunion trail. ■ The Bootleg Beatles Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £23.50. See Tue 14. ■ The Hidden Masters and Skeleton Bob Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Launch of the new Nice’n’Sleazy compilation album. ■ Drum Eyes, Ultimate Thrush and Prayer Rug The Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £5. Brighton doom-prog sextet. Plus “local maniacs” in support. FREE Sonic Templars Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Alt.rock from Glasgow. ■ Suspire, The Cinnamons, Mariah Doherty and The Stagger Rats The Buff Club, 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. 8.30pm. £3. Soaring melodic rock from Suspire at this Muso night. ■ We’re Only Afraid of NYC and Mondegreen King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Glasgow trio rocking a range of alternative influences. ■ Random Hand, The Skints, Dirty Revolution and Sinister Flynn The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Yorkshire ska/metal/punk band Random Hand headline this Wreckin Pit night. Edinburgh ✽✽ Idlewild The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £16. Scottish indie-rock royalty, fronted by Roddy Woomble, who has recently been touring as part of folk trio Drever, McCusker and Woomble. ■ The Neat Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. See Tue 14. ■ Dr Ruby’s Christmas Ka-Pow! The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (in tropical fancy dress £3). Hawaiian Christmas themed night of acoustic music featuring William Douglas, Alistair McErlain, Austen George, Daniel McGeever, Toby Mottershead, Rossco Galloway, Lewis Gibson, Roberta Pia and many more. FREE Moya and 3 Card Trick Whistlebinkies, 4–6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 9.30pm. Rock and covers.
Thursday 16 Glasgow ■ Fear Factory, High On Fire and Death Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. 7pm. £16.50. A soundclash of heavy industrial electronica and grinding death metal. ■ The Imagineers, Strawberry Ocean Sea and The Clyde O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £5. Local triple bill. ■ Laibach Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £15. The formidable Slovenian ensemble celebrate thirty years of heavy duty industrial rocking and fetishistic costumes.
■ Meat Loaf SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. 7pm. £48. Return of the AOR behemoth and king of the power ballad, truck stop boogie and frilly cuff. ■ Orange Goblin, Solace and Firebird Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £12. Stoner rock, psychedelic noodlings and greasy biker grooves - how can you resist? ✽✽ Saint Etienne O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £16.50. Over-14s show. Pristine pop from the uber-cool electronica trio, fronted by yummy mummy Sarah Cracknell. There may be some new Christmas songs at this show. ■ One Way Out and Red Show Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £3.50. Live music. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8pm. See Thu 2. ■ Martin Stephenson and Ken Brady Woodend Tennis & Bowling Club, 10 Chamberlain Road, 229 1442. 8pm. £tbc. Daintees frontman Stephenson (and guests) entertains with a combination of guitar picking, waltzes, swinging country, folk pop and comic tales. ■ Come on Gang! and Capitals King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Energetic punky indie pop from the headliners. ■ How Garbo Died, Ain’t No Woman Gonna Make A George Jones Outta Me and Diamond Sea The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Two men and some machines, supported by a band named after a Daniel Johnston song. Edinburgh FREE Henry Ibbs The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. See Thu 2. FREE Carly Connor, Mike Nisbet, Findlay Napier, Rachel Morrison and Douglas Rennick Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. 16-year-old Carly Connor headlines this acoustic singer- songwriter showcase. ■ Song, by Toad Christmas Party Queen Charlotte Rooms, 56a Queen Charlotte Street Leith, 555 6660. 7pm. £7. Festive knees-up from the excellent Edinburgh indie record label/blog run by Matthew Young, aka Mr Toad. There’s an electric stage with appearances from the 14-legged jangly monster that is Jesus H Foxx, melodious bluesy ramblers Inspector Tapehead, and folktronica heroes/label stalwarts Meursault, while the upstairs room plays host to acoustic delights in the shape of Yusuf Azak, The Savings and Loan and a rare Edinburgh appearance from Rob St John. Seasonal goodwill and gin will be shared by all. ■ The Xcerts and Eras Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £6. Biffy-esque Scots indie-rock from The Xcerts. ■ The Bootleg Beatles Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 8pm. £23.50. See Tue 14. FREE Calum Wood, Roberta Pia & Friends Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 8pm. See Thu 2. FREE Acoustic Night Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street Leith, 629 7215. 9pm. See Thu 2. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 2.
Falkirk ■ Skerryvore Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, 01324 506850. 8pm. £12 (£10.50). Expect blazing bagpipes, accordion and fiddle mixed with standard rock instruments as the ‘boy band of Scottish traditional music’ play live. 01324 506850