FREE Reggae Roast MacSorley’s, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence with Chungo Bungo and Samson Sounds, plus screenings of Jamaican films and Real Reggae DJs. FREE Acoustic Open Mic Night Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 9pm. Long-running weekly showcase for local songwriters performing original material, hosted by Gerry Lyons. North Berwick ■ The Manfreds Belhaven Spiegeltent, North Berwick Harbour. 8.30pm. £25. A mix of original, former and new members of 60s group The Manfreds perform a selection of their hits along with R&B faves from their best-known albums. Part of Fringe by the Sea.
Glasgow ■ Pianos Become the Teeth, Balance & Composure, Seahaven and Departures Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. Screamo band from Baltimore headline. ■ Both Barrels, Eamonn McNaughton, Dead Medicine, Kenny Clez and Jaceius Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. £5. Showcase of local acts. FREE Jamfest Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. Weekly open mic night. ■ Hand Cannon and Death By Ambition The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Alternative progressive rock from DBA. FREE Open Mic Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Weekly open stage, hosted by Ross Leighton of Fatherson, with a free pint for performers. ■ Chthonic, Let’s Play God and Exile the Traitor King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £9. Melodic black metal troupe from Taiwan. FREE Solo Acts Competition The Pour House, 1038–1042 Argyle St, 221 4449. 8.30pm. See Thu 2. FREE The Shiverin’ Sheiks Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Rock’n’roll, country and gospel from members of The Five Aces, Bottleneckers and Hidden Masters. North Berwick FREE Open Mic 2012 Belhaven Spiegeltent, North Berwick Harbour, 07510 695996. 1pm. Fancy yourself as the next Kevin Bridges or Paolo Nutini? If you have any talent worth showing off then book yourself onto the Open Mic stage and show us what you can do. Part of Fringe by the Sea. FREE Open Mic 2012 Harbour Tent, The Harbour, 07510 695996. 7pm. See Tue 7.
Glasgow ■ Head Automatica The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £12.50. Daryl Palumbo’s (Glassjaw) poppy side project. ■ Apples I’m Home, Future Capitals and Eldrich Scanty Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. Acoustic pop. ■ Set Your Goals, Mix Tapes and Eager Teeth King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £10. Over-14s show. San Francisco punk rock band influenced by classic hardcore. FREE Acoustic Open Mic The Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 353 6450. 9pm. Weekly open mic. North Berwick FREE Open Mic 2012 Belhaven Spiegeltent, North Berwick Harbour, 07510 695996. 1pm. See Tue 7.
Drop the Lime
New York producer Drop The Lime delivers a set of high-energy, bassline-driven fidget, house and electro. Read our interview with Luca Venezia in the Clubs section, page 91. ■ The Arches, Glasgow, Sat 4 Aug.
FREE Open Mic 2012 Harbour Tent, The Harbour, 07510 695996. 7pm. See Tue 7. ■ Main Street Blues Band North Berwick Masonic Halls, 8/10 Forth Street. 9pm. £10. Mix of modern and classic blues.
Glasgow ■ Gyptian and Affillion O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. Jamaican dancehall artist. ■ Zoe Sams, David Lang, Daniel Marshall and Chrissy Mullen Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. Acoustic singer/songwriter bill. ✽ ■ Ballad of Mable Wong and Gordon McDougal CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 8pm. £3. Instrumental rockers perform a live soundtrack to a film made by mainman Rory McIntyre, with support from Vars of Litchi/Gummy Stumps man McDougal. ■ Iced Earth and Fury King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £18.50. Over-14s show. Thrash metal veterans from Tampa, Florida. ■ Lowland Hills, Howie Reeve, Mt. Judge and Tangles Mono, 12 Kings Court, King Street, 553 2400. 8pm. £4. Atmospheric and offbeat sounds from Jer Reid and Joe Quimby aka LH plus Tattie Toes mainman Howie Reeve. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. See Thu 2. FREE Solo Acts Competition The Pour House, 1038–1042 Argyle St, 221 4449. 8.30pm. See Thu 2. Anstruther ✽ ■ Anster Mustered Anstruther Middle Pier, The Harbour, 07803 737531. 6.30pm. £10 in advance; £12 on the door. Charity music event organised by Fence Records, ever- reliable purveyors of charming nu-folk events. The musical line-up features the Pictish Trail, Gummi Bako and Lidh, while there’s local beer from St Andrews Brewing Company on tap all night.
Profits go to local community charities. North Berwick FREE Open Mic 2012 Belhaven Spiegeltent, North Berwick Harbour, 07510 695996. 1pm. See Tue 7. FREE Open Mic 2012 Harbour Tent, The Harbour, 07510 695996. 7pm. See Tue 7. ■ Lothian & Borders Police Choir St Andrew Blackadder Church, High Street, 01620 890787. 7.30pm. £12. The 40-strong Lothian and Borders Police Choir erase all preconceptions with their programme of contemporary and popular music from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to ‘Highland Cathedral’. Part of Fringe by the Sea. ■ Neil Innes Belhaven Spiegeltent, North Berwick Harbour, 01620 890787. 8.30pm. £20. Having worked with Monty Python and appeared on BBC2, musician Neil Innes tells the tale of his life in the music business through music and his own brand of wry humour. Part of Fringe by the Sea. FREE Cool Down with The Victorian Trout Conspiracy Belhaven Spiegeltent, North Berwick Harbour, 07510 695996. 11pm. A late-night show featuring music from Scotland’s premier ‘ska dirty urban ghetto funk’ band. Part of Fringe by the Sea.
JAZZ Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least 16 days before publication to email@example.com. Listings are compiled by Henry Northmore. Indicates Hitlist entry
Thursday 2 Glasgow FREE Big Swing Band Sloans, 62 Argyll Arcade, City Centre, 221 8866. 8pm—midnight. Eighteen-piece band offering a modern twist on old-time favourites.
FREE Live Music @ Sharmanka Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre & Gallery, Trongate 103, 552 7080. 8pm. Live improvised music performed among the intriguing kinetic sculptures of Eduard Bersudsky, every month as part of Trongate 103’s late opening on the first Thursday of the month.
Sunday 5 Glasgow ■ Nigel Clark Café Cossachok, Trongate 103, 10 King Street, 553 0733. 9pm. £6. Acclaimed Scottish jazz guitarist who incorporates flamenco, jazz standards, Latin and gypsy music.
Monday 6 North Berwick FREE Samba Commotion High Street, 07510 695990. 3pm. This all-woman samba band from Edinburgh will declare Fringe by the Sea officially open with their hypnotic rhythms wiggling down the High Street to the Belhaven Best Spiegeltent. Part of Fringe by the Sea. ■ Philip Contini’s Be Happy Band North Berwick Fry, 11 Quality Street, 01620 890787. 7pm. £10. Philip Contini’s humorous Be Happy Band perform an evening of classical Neopolitan song in the slightly more offbeat setting of the North Berwick Fry chip shop. (Fish supper not included, but they suggest you buy one). Part of Fringe by the Sea.
Glasgow FREE Jamie Bell Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. Fingerstyle jazz guitarist. Wednesday 8
Glasgow FREE D-Bass Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. Modern jazz. North Berwick ■ Dinner with the Louise Dodds Quartet The Glen Golf Club, East Links, Tantallon Terrace, 01620 892726. 7.30pm. £25. Chill out and enjoy the wide repertoire of jazz singer Louise Dodds as you tuck into a three-course meal. Part of Fringe by the Sea. ■ Main Street Blues Band North Berwick Masonic Halls, 8/10 Forth Street, mainstreetblues.co.uk 9pm. £10. Mix of modern and classic blues.
FOLK Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least 16 days before publication to firstname.lastname@example.org. Listings are compiled by Henry Northmore. Indicates Hitlist entry
Thursday 2 Glasgow ■ Barbara Dymock Band St Andrews in the Square, 1 St Andrews Square, 559 5902. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Scots-Irish vocalist returns with a new quartet. ■ Taigh Ceilidh Ghlaschu Argyll Hotel, 973 Sauchiehall Street, 337 3313. 7.30pm. £2 (£1; students £1). An informal Gaelic night of songs, stories, music, comedy, poetry and craic. Please note: ‘The ‘Taigh Ceilidh’ seeks to offer a traditional Scottish Gaelic environment in Glasgow and therefore the language is used throughout this event.’
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