■ Jesse Malin & the St Mark’s Social, Special Needs and Diane Gentile King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £11.50. Ryan Adams-endorsed singer- songwriter catching up on his mentor in the lovelorn blue collar rock stakes. Performing his album The Fine Art of Self-Destruction in its entirety. ■ Legends Chambre 69, Stock Exchange House, 69 Nelson Mandela Place, firstname.lastname@example.org 9pm–3am. £7 (students £5). Music from 2Pac and the Notorious BIG, plus live performances and an East coast versus West coast DJ battle. FREE Open Mic The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 352 9996. 9pm. Daves Dixon and Rae host the weekly open mic session. Edinburgh ■ Alex Clare Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £6. A blend of soul, reggae, blues and dubstep from this London-based singer. Presented by fashion brand Lyle & Scott. ■ The Winter Tradition Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Tight and dynamic Scots noise-poppers. With Bronze Medal. ■ Deas & Denton and Sounding Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8-16 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7.30–11pm. £4. Hypnotic drone from Cam Deas and Adam Denton, audio visual work from Ben Moon, aka Sounding, plus further support. ■ Sonic Thrill and Wildtype Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Bombastic rock/metal. ■ Untapped Talent Fundraiser The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £tbc. Live music to raise funds for the Edinburgh Uni Society. ■ The Jam Jar The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, 226 4380. 9pm. £3 before 11pm; £4 after. Covers and original
music from a selection of young Edinburgh rock bands. Featuring upbeat indie pop from Grand Central. FREE Jack’s Big Break, Killing Time and 3 Card Trick Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 9.30pm. Rock covers and originals.
Thursday 24 Glasgow ■ Kvelertak, Toxic Holocaust, The Secret and Wolves Like Us O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 6pm. £10. Over-14s show. Norwegian melodic punk six-piece whose name translates as ‘stranglehold’. ■ The Dwarves Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £10. The Dwarves were the architects of Blood, Guts and Pussy, once dubbed the most offensive album of all time by Spin magazine. This time round they’ll play tracks from new album Are Born Again. ■ Electric Six O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £14. The Detroit rockers invite you to join the punky disco party once more. Support from Swound! ■ Exist Immortal, Colours to Shame, Grant Me Revenge and The Larch Soundhaus, 47 Hydepark Street, 221 4659. 7pm. Progressive, experimental metal from London/Brighton headliners. With supports from Glasgow and Paisley. ■ John Barrowman SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7pm. £22.50. The housewives’ choice returns with his variety show mix of pop hits, West End numbers and general campery. ■ Monster Magnet The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £17. Over-14s show. Unreconstructed, greasy metal with maximum hair-flailing potential. The kind of thing which nu- metal tried and failed to kill off. ■ Glen Campbell Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £30–£32.50. It’s Glen Campbell’s last stand before retirement so don’t miss your final opportunity to hear his glorious voice live on all those Jimmy Webb songs. Please note rescheduled date. ■ Kritikill Mass, Insomniac and
Circle of Tyrants Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. £6 including free entry to The Cathouse afterwards. Metal triple bill. ■ Amber Glass Band, San Antone, Hoi Polloi and Gareth Croll The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Blues and classic rock bill. FREE Callum Baird and Evera Black Sparrow, 241 North Street, 221 5530. 8pm. Acoustic sets. ■ Colourmusic, PET and Cafe Disco Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £6. Psych folk group from Oklahoma headline. ■ Dutch Uncles Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £6. Mancunian New Wave five-piece. Part of Nice’n’Sleazy’s 20th b’day celebrations. ■ John Miller & His Country Trio and Misisipi Mike Woodend Tennis & Bowling Club, 10 Chamberlain Road, 959 1428. 8pm. £8. Radio Sweethearts singer Miller and band play trad country originals. ■ Maycomb, Wolves at Heart, Yeah Detroit and Jonathan Snee The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Wolverhampton pop punks headline, with supports from Glasgow and Glenrothes and singer/songwriter Snee. ■ (I Can’t Get No) Stevie Jackson and The Wellgreen King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £12. Belle & Sebastian’s guitarist strikes out on his own with a poptastic self-titled solo album and backing band including Belles bassist Bob Kildea. ■ Alabaster Jones, Squishy Lemon, The Miniature Society and Japanfour King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Funk from the headliners. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. See Thu 17. FREE Acoustic Open Mic 1901 Bar and Bistro, 1534 Pollockshaws Road. 9pm. See Thu 17. FREE Open Mic Night The Bay, 142 West Regent Street. 9pm. See Thu 17. FREE Live at Lebowskis Lebowskis, 1008 Argyle Street, 564 7988. 9.30pm. See Thu 17.
Thu 17th - The Webb Sisters - £15 Fri 18th - Pure Dead Brilliant - £5 Sat 19th - Buddy Whittington Band
Sun 20th - The Zombies - £35 Mon 21st - Glenn Tilbrook £20
Wed 23rd - Matt Taylor & The Motives £15
Thurs 24th - The Blues Band - £28 Fri 25th - Emerald Sunday - £5
Sun 27th - Steve Gibbons Band - £20
Fri 2nd - Paul Lamb & The King- snakes - £18
Sat 3rd - Bruce & Jamie Watson’s Electrik Cirkus - £12
Sun 4th - Michael Chapman - £14 Sat 10th - Martyn Joseph - £15 Sat 31st - Classic Clapton - £25
also Fairport Convention, Gallagher & Lyle, Trouble Boys, Albert Lee,
Mick Ralph’s Blues Band
Backstage at The Green Hotel Kinross KY13 8AS Tel 01577 863467
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Behind the whistle-along harmonies and jangly indie pop of these handsome Brooklyn boys beats a dark and broken heart. The recent album Portamento is a shining example of their surfy-melodies and fey, dejected style. Read guitarist Jacob Graham’s answers to our Eat, Sleep and Breathe interview on page 84. ■ O2 ABC, Glasgow, Sat 3 Dec; HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, Sun 4 Dec.
Edinburgh ■ BAJM The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 6pm. £25. Polish pop/rock band. FREE Henry Ibbs Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 9pm. See Thu 17. FREE Henry Ibbs The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. See Thu 17. ■ Alex Cornish Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £tbc. Indie pop from singer-songwriter Cornish, with hints of Coldplay, Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright and Van Morrison. ■ Django Django, The Marvels and Snide Rhythms Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. East London four-piece who formed at art school in Edinburgh. See preview, page 86. ■ Napier Live Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £4. Three bands with an affiliation to Napier university play live. ■ Norman Silver & the Gold and Stonedholyrollers Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8-16 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8pm–1am. £5. Charity gig with Norman Silver’s ‘morose country and western punks’ and uplifting gospel punk from Stonedholyrollers. FREE Hip Operation The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, 226 4380. 9pm. Classic rock, soul, funk and pop. FREE The Loafers and The Declaration Band Whistlebinkies, 4- 6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 9.30pm. Classic blues and rock. ■ Future Heroes The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2–£3. See Thu 17.
Friday 25 Glasgow ■ Bryan Adams SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7pm. £39.50. Old school MOR rock from the craggy faced Canadian on a world tour to coincide with the 20th anniversary of his Waking up the Neighbours album. ■ Cal Òran Mór, 731-735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £10. Celtrock in the Runrig/Wolfstone vein. ■ The Defects Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £9. Punk veterans from Belfast. ■ Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Against Me! and Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £16. The former Million Dead frontman has moved away from his hardcore roots to embrace rabble- rousing folk punk in a New Model Army style. With support from Barker, who has enjoyed some success as the go-to girl for moody television soundtracks. ■ Pet Shop Boys Tribute Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica St, 847 0820. 7pm. £8. Performing the Pandemonium show. FREE Hidden Agenda Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. Motown and soul sounds. FREE Jericho Hill Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 7.30pm. Johnny Cash tribute band. ■ The Acoustic Affair: Three of the Best Emerging Songwriters City Halls: Recital Rooms, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 8pm. £10. The Acoustic Affair season ends with performances from three up-coming acts. ■ Attack of the Mad Axemen and Fat Janitor The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Guitar quake. ■ Martins Room Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 8pm. £6. Classic rock in the vein of Black Crowes. ■ Sick Kids, Black Jash, Casual Sex and Male Pattern Band The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £3. Garage from Gretna’s Black Jash. Plus Roxy-esque sounds from ex-Mother & the Addicts members in Casual Sex.