MUSIC | Rock & Pop
■ Tetra, Huxtable, Losing Ground, Castanettes and Acoustic Apathy The Buff Club, 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. 7.15pm. £6. Experimental alt.rock from the Glasgow foursome who used to be called Israeli. ■ Hiss Golden Messenger Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £9. Folk and Americana duo from North Carolina. ■ The Shires, The Unstoppable Flying Raincoats, Caits Marshall and The Movement Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo St, 564 8100. 8pm. £6. Ayrshire indie rock band influenced by The Libertines and The View. ■ War Iron, Jackal-Headed, Guard Of The Dead and From High Mountains The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King St, 553 1638. 8pm. £7. Belfast’s twin-bass doom metal outfit. ■ New College Lanarkshire Band Showcase King Tut’s , 272a St Vincent St, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. A night of live music by HND music students from New College Lanarkshire. FREE The Dawn Patrol Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 9pm. Indie rock and pop covers. ■ The Skunnered Avant Garde, 34 King St, 552 7123. 9pm–12.30am. Local band combining traditional songs with covers and their own material. Edinburgh FREE Tartan Underground The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers St, 220 4298. 6pm. Scottish acoustic talent. ■ Band of Friends Citrus Club, 40–42 Grindlay St, 622 7086. 7pm. £18. Tribute to Rory Gallagher featuring original band members Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna and friends. ■ Echo & The Bunnymen and Black Submarine The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk St, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £26.50. Well-preserved Liverpudlian indie rock legends revisit their classic 1984
album The Killing Moon with string accompaniment. ■ From the Jam The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria St, 225 2564. 7pm. £20. Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard on their Setting Sons 25th anniversary tour. ■ The Hoosiers Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair St, 247 4704. 7pm. £10. Perky quirky indie pop trio from London town. ■ The Jackals The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register St, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £7. Edinburgh-based five-piece performing rhythm’n’blues and country. ■ Soundhouse Benefit The Pleasance, 60 Pleasance, 650 4673. 7.30pm–1am. £10. The Soundhouse Organisation is a charity dedicated to founding a new, state of the art music venue in Edinburgh offering a fair deal to musicians and a warm welcome to audiences of all ages. The line-up for this second benefit features folk fusion pioneers Shooglenifty, sassy vocal combo The Bevvy Sisters, Lord Rochester and DJ Dolphin Boy. Over 18s only after 11pm. ■ Tom Hickox The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register St, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £9. Alt.folk singer-songwriter mixing strings and electronica. ■ Disposable, The Weight Of Atlas, Ale Shores and Lost In Echos Opium, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 8pm. £tbc. Heavy thrash metal from Edinburgh ■ Gallus Cooper Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry St, 556 3254. 8pm. £7. Alice Cooper tribute.
Saturday 17 Glasgow FREE Hard Rock Rising intu Braehead, Kings Inch Rd, Braehead, 885 7051. 6–10pm. A custom truck will tour
the UK offering a unique way to watch up-and-coming local bands plus a pop up bar, a rock shop and giveaways on every date. ■ Scordatura, Maelstrom, Exile the Traitor and Goatshit The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King St, 553 1638. 6pm. £5. Scottish death metal bruisers. ■ The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band and Electric Warrior O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall St, 332 2232. 6.30pm. £tbc. Long-serving Bowie tribute act who used to trade under the name Tigers on Vaseline. Now with new album to get their teeth into. FREE Aidan Moffat: Where You’re Meant To Be Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. Free but ticketed. The former Arab Strap frontman embarks on a celebration of Scotland’s musical and oral traditions, featuring folk sagas, drinking songs, bawdy ballads, bruised laments and probably some old songs too. See preview, page 81. ■ Gallus Cooper Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica St, 847 0820. 7pm. £8. See Fri 16. ■ The Hoosiers Record Factory, 17 Byres Rd. 7pm. £10. See Fri 16. ■ Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit Òran Mór, 731–735 Great Western Rd, 357 6200. 7pm. £15. Indie-rock by the singer- songwriter from Alabama and member of Drive-By Truckers. ■ Pentatonix The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall St, 332 1120. 7pm. £16.50. A capella group who won the American singing contest The Sing-Off in 2011. ■ Rend Collective Experiment O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall St, 332 2232. 7pm. £14. Christian music from this young Northern Irish worship group. ■ Trust Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall St, 332 7304. 7pm. £8. Joy Division- influenced coldwave pop from Canada. ■ The Vibe and Ryan Morcombe Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo St, 564 8100.
7pm. £5. Four piece rock’n’roll outfit from Edinburgh. ■ Katy Perry Hydro, Exhibition Way, 248 3000. 7.30pm. £56–£64.40. Sassy but cynically marketed style-over- content pop from the ‘I Kissed a Girl’ songstress on her Prismatic world tour. ■ Tom Hickox Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £9. See Fri 16. ■ Nerve, Hello Creepy Spider and The Media Whores King Tut’s , 272a St Vincent St, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. The punk pop trio who disbanded in 2004 following their final headline tour ‘A Decade of Definance’ reunite for one night only to play Psycho Poetry in its entirety. Edinburgh FREE Bruncheon! Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30–36 Dalmeny St, Leith, 555 7101. 11.30am–3pm. Live music plus your choice of breakfast, traditional or continental. If you can have a dinner dance, why not a breakfast dance? Today, it’s a Bongo Club Performers Special. ■ Book Group, Friends In America and Pronto Mama The Halls, 6 Henderson St, 554 2578. 7–11.30pm. £5 in advance; £6 on the door. Fuzzy indie rockers from Edinburgh, influenced by the likes of Teenage Fanclub and Pavement. Launch for EP Tantrums. ■ The Emerald Armada Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £tbc. Indie folk troupe from Ireland. ■ Six60 and David Dallas The Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate, 558 8844. 7pm. £12.50 advance. New Zealand rock band who add soul, dub and drum & bass to the mix. Part of The Bongo Lives!. ■ Maiden Scotland Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry St, 556 3254. 8pm. £6. Iron Maiden tribute. ■ War Iron, Sunsmasher and Dune Opium, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 8pm. £5. See Fri 16.
MUSIC FAMILY TREES GLASGOW AND EDINBURGH’S PSYCH/STONER/DOOM METAL SCENE
Join the dots between Scotland’s fecund network of musicians dabbling in psych-rock, doom metal and folk. Unlikely as it may seem, there’s huge overlap between the scenes:
JAMES PLOTKIN (PRODUCER)
S TA R T H E R E
JAMES T MCKAY
OF SPIRE AND THRONE
ANDREAS JONSSON ALEC CHEER
TUUKKA ASPLUND (AKA BOOM EDAN)
LEWIS COOK (AKA MOTHER GANGA/HENRI CLAUDEL)
LOW SONIC DRIFT
SUNSMASHER BIGG HOGG
THE CHERRY WAVE
CHEM 19 STUDIO
Space doesn’t allow this to be 100% comprehensive, but feel free to add any omissions, personnel changes, web links, new side-projects etc online at list.co.uk, where you’ll also ind the other Family Trees in the series.
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