Peace in Revolution Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. £5. Metal and hard rock showcase. Birdhead, Black International and Vasquez Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. Krautrocking duo headline. Johnny & the Bomb The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Desert rock trio from Glasgow. MakethisRelate Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £5. Local emo and punk. Part of Nice’n’Sleazy’s 20th birthday celebrations. FREE Spotlight @ Slouch Slouch, 203–5 Bath Street, 221 5518. 8pm. Open mic night. Lotte Mullan, Scosha and Paul McGranahan King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. Country gal from Suffolk with soul and folk leanings. FREE Open Mic Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 9pm. Weekly open stage. FREE The Sensational Shiverin’ Sheiks Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. Retro psych-rock. Edinburgh Sixteen Fingers, Little Boxes and Seafield Foxes Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £tbc. The headliners are an alt.rock quartet from Broxburn, comprising two sets of siblings. Charity gig in aid of Edinburgh Cat & Dog home. FREE The Drift, Auxygen, Electric Alice, The Smoking Sundays and The Dark Jokes Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 8pm. Indie, rock and garage.

Wednesday 23 Glasgow Aesthetic Perfection Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £10. Industrial electronica from Daniel Graves. DJ Fresh The Arches, 253 Argyle St, 565 1000. 7pm. £12.50. Live show from the dubstep/drum & bass chart star who hit the top spot with ‘Louder’. Joanne Shaw Taylor and P-A-U-L Lamb & the Detroit Breakdown O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £15. Bluesy singer-songwriter, described as the love child of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dusty Springfield, airs her sultry voice and emotive guitar playing. Lisa Hannigan Òran Mór, 731-735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £17.50. Originally from Damien Rice’s touring band, now an established performer in her own right. Rihanna and Calvin Harris SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7pm. £39.50–£46. Sassy pop packed with attitude from the ‘Umbrella’ girl on her new Loud tour. Calvin Harris gets the party started with his catchy rave pop tunes. I Dream In Colour Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. £6. Essex indie rockers. Miaoux Miaoux and Jonnie Common Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £5. Lovely bleepy electronica from Glasgow artist Miaoux Miaoux, aka Justin Corrie, previewing his album with a little help from some of the musicians who performed on it, including rapper Profisee and members of Dananananaykroyd, Maple Leaves and Mitchell Museum. Sparrow & the Workshop and Martin John Henry Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, 333 0900. 8pm. £5 advance; £6 on door. Alt.folk and rockier interludes from this Glasgow-based trio touting percussion, violin, guitar and Jill O’Sullivan’s intoxicating voice. Plus De Rosa frontman Martin John Henry who just released his debut solo album The Other Half of Everything. Part of Nice’n’Sleazy’s 20th birthday celebrations.


TO GO SEE . . . JOSH T. PEARSON 1 He was in the mighty Lift To Experience Josh laid his heart bare earlier this year with The Last of The Country Gentlemen, his debut solo album. It will no doubt be topping many an end-of-year list (it’s already Rough Trade’s album of the year) and for good reason too; it’s one of the most solitary albums of recent years, recorded in the heart of winter in Berlin right after the failure of his marriage. But before that, Pearson was head honcho of one of the most criminally under-rated groups of the noughties; Texan trio Lift to Experience. Releasing only one sprawling concept album, The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, which told of the return of Jesus to the deserts of Texas and the subsequent rapture, it meshed Josh’s stark lyricism with psychedelic arches and post-rock grandiosity.

2 His live set might make you cry . . . but in a good way. The intensity of the record has been witnessed in countless venues across Europe and the States over the past year, as anyone who caught his set at this year’s Homegame weekender in Fife will testify. 3 He’s from Texas His serious drawl matches some very serious songwriting. But don’t be fooled entirely, his live stage banter and self-deprecating humour cuts the ice directly before burying a very deep hatchet.

4 He has a great beard Majestic in both length and volume, which many a beard admirer could swoon over. Competition worthy growth, to say the least.

5 He’s not all doom and gloom . . . He does Erasure covers too! Look up his cover of ‘A Little Respect’ on YouTube for evidence. ( ) (Nick Herd) Oran Mor, Glasgow, Tue 22 Nov.

Wounded Knee, Hal Duncan, Andrew Raymond Drennan and De Selby The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £3. Glasgow-based experimental folk ballader who recently raided the archives of the School of Scottish Studies for inspiration. Plus spoken word from Hal Duncan and Andrew Raymond Drennan. De Selby is Alistair Beith of Second Hand Marching Band.

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