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Thursday 20 Glasgow ■ Alexandra Burke SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7.30pm. £30. Former X Factor winner struts her dance pop stuff on her first UK tour. ■ Andrea Heins Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Canadian singer/songwriter on guitar and auto-harp. ■ Metronomy, Connan Mockasin and Nevada Base King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £11. Over-14s show. Aka Brighton electronica artist and remixer Joseph Mount, supplemented live by various musician chums. ■ Tennis Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £6. Dreamy, cutesy indie pop from Denver. FREE A Trespassing Scot Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Indie folk sounds from Glasgow musician. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 6771 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Hosted by Independence.
FREE Acoustic Open Mic 1901 Bar and Bistro, 1534 Pollockshaws Road. 9pm. Weekly open mic. FREE Open Mic Night The Bay, 142 West Regent Street. 9pm. With a free drink for all performers. ■ Traquair MacSorley’s Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 9pm. £tbc. South African-born singer/songwriter Stewart Traquair. Edinburgh FREE Henry Ibbs The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Electro- acoustic sounds from singer-songwriter Ibbs and friends. FREE Hailey Beavis Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street Leith, 629 7215. 8.30pm. Acoustic showcase featuring various guests ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). Organic hip hop and jazzy grooves.
Friday 21 Glasgow ■ The Celestians, Stag Firm Collapse, D-Corum and Gruesome Green Fever O2 Academy 2, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £6. Punk sounds from GGF. ■ Jessie J O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6. New urban pop contender who has been biding her time writing hits for other people before launching her own solo career and has been announced as both the BBC’s Sound of 2011 winner and the recipient of this year’s Brits Critics Choice Award. ■ Kochka and Boygirlanimalcolour Stereo, 2028 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £tbc. Indie with soul from Kochka.
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Thu 20th Jan - Mama Rosin Fri 21st Jan - Mitch Laddie Sat 22nd Jan - Nell Bryden Tues 25th Jan - Sean Taylor Fri 28th Jan - The Ideal Band Sat 29th Jan - Raul Malo
Sat 5th Feb -
Rab Noakes with Fraser Spiers Fri 11th Feb - Benny Gallagher
Sat 12th Feb -
Colin Blunstone Band Sun 13th Feb - James Ross
Mon 14th Feb -
Doug Morter & Ray Jackson Tues 15th Feb - Souped Up Fords Wed 16th Feb - The Blues Band Thurs 17th Feb - Apart From Rod
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62 THE LIST 20 Jan–3 Feb 2011
■ Molitov, Nova, Terminal Overdrive, We Play in Cabins and Mocker Barrowland 2, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £6. Local band showcase. ■ Aaron Wright & the Aprils Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £6. Rootsy singer/songwriter from Edinburgh. ■ Good Bad News, Not Half Right, The System and Crank Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Indie Rocks night of local bands. ■ The Real Mackenzies, Roughneck Riot and Eddy & the T- Bolts The Hold (Underneath the Admiral Bar), 72a Waterloo St, 221 7705. 7.30pm. £7. ‘Scottish’ punk band from Vancouver and described as ‘the Sex Pistols meets Rabbie Burns’. Frontman Paul Mackenzie formed the band because of childhood issues involving bagpipes. ■ Divorce, CA, Ultimate Thrush and Blue Sabbath Black Fiji Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Noise rock and punk action from Glasgow’s much- touted Divorce. FREE Unit 7, The Media Whores, James Foley and The Hardy Souls Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Local indie rockers. FREE The Halos Samuel Dow’s, 6771 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Angelic rock. FREE The Retrofrets and Filthy Little Secret The Common Room, 77 Byres Road, 334 7132. 8.30pm. Rock’n’roll and sleazy southern rock at this Rumble Records night. FREE Le Reno Amps, The Douglas Firs and Battery Face Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Free before midnight; £2 after. The sound of ‘post-grunge Simon & Garfunkel’ from La Reno Amps at this Barmellodie night.
Edinburgh ■ 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 Peterman Powderkeg Project Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street Leith, 629 7215. 9pm. Good time indie rock featuring members of Aberfeldy. FREE Martin Andrews Whiski, 119 High Street, 556 3095. 10pm. Blend of rock, pop and blues.
Dundee ■ Elvis: What If? Dundee Rep, Tay Square, 01382 223530. 7.30pm. £14 (£10/£12). The King of Rock’n’Roll returns for a one-off spectacular evening of music and gyrations with the assistance of Paul Phoenix. Livingston ■ West End Hits & Broadway Glitz Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 777666. 7pm. £10 (£7.50). Popular musical hits from the West End and Broadway with the Whitburn Band. This event replaces the previously scheduled ‘Festive Brass’ (Sun 5 Dec) and tickets purchased for the Festive Brass performance will be valid here.
Saturday 22 Glasgow FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 6pm. Rockabilly, bluegrass and skiffle from Glasgow trio The MeatMen. ■ Breakdown Bands Soundhaus, 47 Hydepark Street, 221 4659. 7pm. £6 (members £5). Brothers of Craig, The Miniature Society, Wee Free Men, The Lift Shaft Incident and Opium for the Masses all play in the main room, while Peter Getty, Corey Gower, Matt Anthony and Sam Ryan perform in the acoustic room.
■ Cobra, M-Class Planet, 32 Miles to Breakfast, Jiezuberband, Psycho Babe and Deadly Inscription The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 01698 360085. 7pm. £5. Mixed bill of local acts including the post-Britpop Jiezuberband. ■ Counterbalance, Sonnet 65, Lemon Party and Sonic Templars O2 Academy 2, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £6. Alt rock. ■ Sleigh Bells Stereo, 2028 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £9. Florida duo perform tracks from their noise pop extravaganza of a debut album Treats. ■ The Clock Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Live music. ■ Low Sonic Drift, Koresh, Sunsmasher and Jackal Headed Guard of the Dead The 13th Note Café/Bar, 5060 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £5. Down-tuned thrash from Glasgow’s LSD, plus sludge rock from London’s Koresh and Glasgow’s Sunsmasher and slow and heavy doom from JHGOTD. FREE Red Light District, State of Emergency and Dead Men’s Shoes Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Classic rock and blues from Fife-based SOE. ■ So Many Animal Calls, Little Fire, Dear Mountaineer, Pinky Suavo and Young Spooks Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Showcase of up- coming acts from Chem 19 Studios. ■ Jonathan Carr, Esther O’Connor, Iain McLaughlin & the Outsider King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Young singer/pianist from Glasgow who spent a couple of years studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, joined on the bill by singer/songwriter Esther O’Connor. FREE Trunk Monkey Samuel Dow’s, 6771 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Live music. FREE The Fortunate Sons 1901 Bar and Bistro, 1534 Pollockshaws Road. 9pm. Harmonious Glaswegian blues-meisters.
Edinburgh FREE William Douglas The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Unplugged session with William Douglas and friends. ■ Hippocampus and Hosemox Henry’s Cellar Bar, 816 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7pm. £4. Grungy rock. ■ Kerrie Lynch and The Winter Tradition Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Alternative acoustic sounds as Lynch launches her Little Tin in My Bag EP. ■ The Lowly Knights The Lot, 46 Grassmarket, 225 9922. 7pm. £5. Folky rock from Belfast. FREE Stewart MacLennan Henderson’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. Classical guitar and popular song. ■ Three Long Words Studio 24, 2426 Calton Road, 558 3758. 7pm. £6 in advance; £7 on the door. Young indie talent whose new single ‘Cold Shoulder’ is a commentary on violence, bullying and anger. ■ The Real McKenzies Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £7.50. Seven-piece kilted Canadian punkers, playing in full Highland gear complete with bagpipes. FREE Holkum Blues Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street Leith, 629 7215. 9pm. Live blues. ■ Sunshine Delay Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 9pm. Melodic country-influenced Americana. Drymen ■ Dave Arcari, Duncan McCrone and Lee Patterson Memorial Hall, Creityhall Road Milton of Buchanan. 8pm. £10. Exclusive acoustic showcase headed by alt.blues guitarist Arcari. Please note: no bar, BYOB.