www.list.co.uk/music Live and Unsigned
If you cast your mind back a couple of issues, you may remember we offered an opportunity to be The List’s spotlit band, who we will follow as they enter the talent-seeking music competition, Live and Unsigned. After much deliberation, we’ve chosen Delta Mainline (pictured) as the band we’re going to be rooting for. The sometimes eight-strong indie-gospel outfit – who enjoy occasional 70s prog rock-outs, and floatier, psych moments which give us Spacemen 3 flashbacks – will be writing a diary of their experiences before and after the audition process, which you’ll get to read about in the next issue. If you’d like to give them a listen – and frankly, we think you should – check them out at www.list.co.uk. ■ If you would also like to enter the Live and Unsigned competition, auditions will be held at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Sat 29 Jan and Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Sat 5 Feb. See www.liveandunsigned.uk.com for info on how to apply.
Saturday 29 Glasgow FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 6pm. See Sat 22. ■ The Cult, Masters of Reality and Romance O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £28. Veteran goths turned hoary old rockers grunt through the hits, including the immortal indie disco classic ‘She Sells Sanctuary’. ■ Dawn Penn African-Caribbean Centre, 66 Osborne Street, dawnpenn.co.uk 7pm–1am. £7–£8.50. The Jamaica-born classic reggae and soul vocalist – perhaps best known for the 1994 update of her song ‘You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)’ – arrives in Glasgow for a late-night gig. DJ and live support comes from Brina, The Fenomeno Show, DJ Dirtsman, Northern Xposure and DJ Greenman, all powered by the Bass Warrior Soundsystem. See Clubs preview, page 34. ■ Isolysis, 15 Times Dead, Forevervoid and Ludovico Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £7. Classic rock and metal from Devon. ■ John Cooper Clarke The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7pm. £15. Rescheduled date for the legendary Mancunian punk poet who is a sort of spiritual godfather of the likes of Mike Skinner. ■ Jack the Wolf Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £6. Acoustic rock to prog folk. ■ Usher SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7.30pm. £40. R&B smoothie undergoing an identity crisis on current album Raymond v Raymond. ■ The Sea Kings and Red Orchestra The Hold (Underneath The Admiral Bar), 72a Waterloo St, 221 7705. 8pm. £5. Launching the EP ‘Dark Matters’. ■ There Will Be Fireworks, Bear Bones and Galleries Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £5. Over-14s show. A four-piece who don’t take themselves too seriously and are partial to a bit of accordion. FREE Three Minute Warning, Eat Meat, Inspired and Monofly Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Local indie and rock bands. ■ The Works Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Live music.
FREE Contraband Samuel Dow’s, 6771 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Live music. ■ Little Comets and The OK Social Club King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Alt.pop from Newcastle. ■ Miss the Occupier, Transmata, Roscoe Vacant and The Gantin’ Schreichs The 13th Note Café/Bar, 5060 King Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £tbc. Grungey indie punk sounds from MTO, plus acoustic punk from RV. FREE Whisky River 1901 Bar and Bistro, 1534 Pollockshaws Road. 9pm. Footstomping rock and blues. Edinburgh ■ Live & Unsigned Auditions Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, 477 3500. 9am–4pm. £10/£12.50 to enter. Join hundreds of other performers to audition for a place in the regional finals and, ultimately, the national final at the O2 Arena in London. Judges include representatives from National Radio, Kerrang, BBC Introducing, the regional press and record labels, as well as the general public. See www.liveandunsigned.uk.com for more information. FREE Ghosts of Progress and Acid Facists Elvis Shakespeare, 347 Leith Walk, 561 1363. 2.30pm. Scuzzy blues and punk. FREE William Douglas The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. See Sat 22. ■ Great Junction Music Studios Henry’s Cellar Bar, 816 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7pm. £4. Mixed line-up, bands still tbc. ■ Incomunicado, Spat and Blizna The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7pm. £5–£6. Polish hardcore ska punks on their first UK tour. FREE Stewart MacLennan Henderson’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. See Sat 22. ■ Urban Scot Studio 24, 2426 Calton Road, 558 3758. 7pm. £5. Live Scottish hip hop. ■ Hip Operation The Lot, 46 Grassmarket, 225 9922. 8pm. Donation. Classic rock and pop. FREE The Black Diamond Express Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street
Leith, 629 7215. 9pm. Alternative rockabilly, roots, blues and R&B. ■ Acid Facists, Ghosts of Progress, Fatalists and Bludslugs Henry’s Cellar Bar, 816 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 10pm. £4. Scuzzy garage rock and punk. Aberdeen ✽✽ Mogwai Music Hall, Union Street, 01224 641122.7.30pm. £17.50. Glaswegian post-rock instrumental heroes return with a new album, entitled Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. See feature, page 18.
Govan Road, 429 5396. 7pm. £20. Glasgow FREE Easy Orchestra St Louis Cafe Bar, 734 Dumbarton Road, Thornwood, 339 1742. 4.30pm. Radio Scotland’s Easy Orchestra take a fresh approach to contemporary pop music. ✽✽ Mogwai Grand Ole Opry, 24 Glaswegian post-rock instrumental heroes return with a new album, entitled Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. With support from Remember Remember. See feature, page 18. ■ Young At Heart O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10 in advance; £12 on door. FREE Matanuska MacSorley’s Music Bar, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Deep heavy metal. ■ The Brute Chorus, Crow Road and Two Zebras King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. London folk-blues quartet.
Edinburgh ■ Broken Records and Freelance Whales The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £11.50. European folk meets alternative indie from acclaimed Edinburgh ensemble Broken Records. ■ Maps & Atlases, Y’all is Fantasy Island and Dupec & Lady North Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £7.50. Off-kilter indie and lo-fi folkiness from this Chicago band. ■ Thistle Presents: The Fabulous Forties Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, 222 9930. 7pm. £15 (£12.50). CANCELLED.
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