Edinburgh FREE Edinburgh’s Alternative Open Mic Night Black Rose, 49 Rose Street, 220 0414. 9pm. Come along to the Black Rose and show off your skills – anything goes, apparently. FREE Skinny Villains and Old Bones Whistlebinkies, 4–6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 10pm. Unpredictable showmanship from Skinny Villains.
Wednesday 12 Glasgow ■ Colin Hunter, Sean Kennedy, The Fear, Alan Cranney and Toy Fires The Buff Club, 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. 8pm. £3. Rock, indie and pop at the weekly Muso night. ■ Flood of Red, Scores, Penguins Kill Polar Bears and Carnivores King Tut’s, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £6. Over-14s show. Screamo six-piece from Glasgow headline. Part of New Year’s Revolution. ■ Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £22.50. See Sun 9. ■ Notebooks The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. ‘Pissed off, heavy and intense hardcore’ from Stirling. FREE The Warehouse Announcement Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. See Thu 6.
Thursday 13 Glasgow FREE This Silent Forest King Tut's, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 7pm. Epic multi-layered indie. Part of King Tut's New Year's Revolution. ■ Washington Irving King Tut’s, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Indie folk outfit wielding mandolin, bouzouki and singing saw at the Ashton Lane Street Party. Plus Open Swimmer, White Heath and Blue Sky Archives (see Exposure, p62.) Part of New Year’s Revolution. ■ Simon Doherty, Duck Hunt and Borthwicks The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Fuzzy indie rock from Borthwicks and post-punk/funk from Duck Hunt.
Glasgow ■ Deviant UK, Surgyn and Analog Angel Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £8. Industrial/gothic rockers launch album Very Bad Things. FREE The Imagineers King Tut's, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 7pm. Acoustic pop-rock. Part of King Tut's New Year's Revolution. ■ Epico, The Edge of Noize, Eyes Own and Indiecode O2 Academy 2, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £6. Indie poppers from East Kilbride. ■ Xavia Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £tbc. Black clad electro rockers from Xavia. ■ We Came from the Sea, Mile Away Chant and Diamond Mindworks Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Live music. ■ Tango in the Attic King Tut’s, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Glenrothes indie swingers. Part of New Year’s Revolution. Edinburgh FREE The Media Whores Whistlebinkies, 4–6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 6.30pm. before midnight; £4 after. Punk with more acts tbc. ■ Altered Sky, Talking Sideways and Ghost Ride the Whip Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £tbc. Alt.rock and punk pop.
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WIN CELTIC CONNECTIONS TICKETS
Celtic Connections brings another impressive folk/trad line-up to Glasgow (see feature, page 59–60), and have very kindly given us a whole bunch of tickets to see some of them. If you fancy a pair of tickets to see Giant Sand (O2 ABC, Sat 15 Jan) or The Burns Unit (Old Fruitmarket, Sun 16 Jan), enter at www.list.co.uk/offers by Fri 14 Jan. We also have a pair of tickets each to Ani DiFranco (pictured) and Jim Moray (O2 ABC, Thu 20 Jan), Trembling Bells (Oran Mor, Fri 21 Jan) and Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown (Old Fruitmarket, Fri 21 Jan) – enter by Wed 19 Jan to win those. WIN FRAN HEALY ALBUMS
Also appearing at Celtic Connections this year is sometime Travis frontman Fran
Healy, whose album Wreckorder, a collection of duets with acclaimed US songstress Neko Case, is out on Sun 9 Jan. We’ve got three copies of the album up for grabs – see below for how to enter.
WIN DECEMBERISTS ALBUMS The King is Dead, the latest album from Portland- based melodic types The Decemberists, is out Mon 17 Jan (see review, page 64), featuring appearances by Gillian Welch and REM’s Peter Buck. To win one of two copies, log onto www.list.co.uk/offers.
WIN BRITISH SEA POWER ALBUMS For those of you who like your British Sea Power with a twist of electronica, may we recommend their new album, Valhalla Dancehall. There’s a review on page 64, and we’ve got two copies to give away.
HOW TO ENTER Log onto www.list.co.uk/offers. Closing date for competitions is Thu 20 Jan, unless otherwise stated. There is no cash alternative. Usual List rules apply.
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