MUSIC | Rock & Pop Monday 26
Glasgow ✽ Real Estate Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica St, 847 0820. 7pm. £tbc.
Psychedelic pop sounds from New Jersey in the vein of Modest Mouse and Yo La Tengo. ■ The Caulfield Cult, Godard and Lung Season The 13th Note Café/ Bar, 50–60 King St, 553 1638. 7.30pm. £5. Abrasive punk rock and emo sounds from Singapore. ■ Dan Sartain Broadcast, 427
TO GO SEE . . . FUTURE ISLANDS
1. You saw it, right? Tell us you saw it. Saw what? Why, Future Islands’ career-breaking turn closing The Late Show with David Letterman back in March, of course – one of music’s viral moments of the year, currently at almost one and a half million views on YouTube at time of writing. 2. It’s all about the voice And the performance. But mostly the voice. Namely that of singer Samuel T Herring, a man with the combined physical attributes of Still Game’s Ford Kiernan and Henry Rollins, and a voice pitched somewhere between the National’s Matt Berninger and a death metal vocalist. His perfor- mance of ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ was eccentric and utterly ear and eye-catching.
3. They’re not just a viral gimmick The impression that performance made is academic – we’d still say they’re worth a recommendation on the back of a rich, four-album career which commenced in 2008, the year they relocated from North Carolina to their current base in Baltimore.
4. They’re on 4AD . . . which is never a bad thing. After one self- released record and two on Thrill Jockey, this year’s 4AD-touted Singles has been their most well- received record yet. It’s really quite pleasant, playing Herring’s actually rather sensitive croon off against a glistening, 80s-style synth backdrop.
5. Everyone else is going Despite only modest success at best for Singles, the shows are selling very well – no doubt with people just like you and I who want to see and hear if their trick is just a singular one, or if they really do have a future. (David Pollock) ■ Future Islands play SWG3, Glasgow, Wed 4 Jun.
92 THE LIST 15 May–12 Jun 2014
Sauchiehall St, 332 7304. 8pm. £22. Stick thin country blues troubadour trawls the rock’n’roll gutter in fine Cash/ Cohen style. Edinburgh ■ Flaming Lips and The Young Knives Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, 228 1155. 7pm. £25. The Flaming Lips bring their cosmic eccentric live show, furry animals and fake blood back to the UK. FREE Antihoot Open Stage Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16 Morrison St, 629 4101. 7.30pm. See Mon 19.
Glasgow ■ FutureProof, Rewind, Connor Harris and Canary Swing O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall St, 332 2232. 6pm. £8. Electronic pop trio who write and master their own tracks entirely independently. ■ Erin Bennett, Emilio Largo and Kapil Seshasayee Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo St, 564 8100. 7pm. £5. Former frontwoman on the power trio Syren, Bennett plays tunes from her solo album Never Give Up the Fight, which was written in memory of her late wife, Jo. ■ The Hot 8 Brass Band The Arches, 253 Argyle St, 565 1000. 7pm. £15. New Orleans trad jazz shot through with hip hop and rap, signed to Tru Thoughts. ■ Chameleons Vox Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall St, 332 7304. 8pm. £15. The latest incarnation of 80s guitar band the Chameleons led by original vocalist and bassist Mark Burgess. ■ Gabriella Cilmi and Daniel Docherty King Tut’s , 272a St Vincent St, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. Pop and soul by the singer who comes from Melbourne, Australia. Rescheduled gig. Original tickets still valid. FREE The Mickey 9s, Blood Indians and Pinact Bloc+, 117 Bath St, 574 6066. 9pm. Indie funk rock from the four cheeky Glasgow lads. Edinburgh ■ Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register St, 556 7060. 7pm. £11. Garagey rock’n’roll from the former Gun Club, Bad Seeds and Cramps guitarist. ■ Paolo Nutini Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, 228 1155. 7pm. £29.50. The Ivor Novello Award-winning Paisley pop singer-songwriter. ■ Wreckless Eric The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register St, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £10. Punk era survivor, best known for his hit ‘Whole Wide World’.
Wednesday 28 Glasgow ■ ScHoolboy Q The Arches, 253 Argyle St, 565 1000. 7pm. £16. American rapper and member of hip hop group Black Hippy. ■ Soft Metals and JD Twitch Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £7 advance; £8 on the door. Synth-pop duo. ■ Andrew Pearson & Lovers Turn to Monsters, Lidh From Paris to Prison and Adullboy The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King St, 553 1638. 8–7.30pm. £5. Emo indie pop from one small man named Kyle. Single Launch ■ Chain and the Gang Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall St, 332 7304. 8pm. £11. Stripped down indie pop. ■ Betty Who, Joy and Bronagh Monahan King Tut’s , 272a St Vincent St, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6.50. New York- based Aussie pop singer, Jessica Anne Newham. ■ Rally & Broad Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 07989 508436. 8.30pm. £5. A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, ‘live literature’, new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum. With Alan Bissett and Katy Hastie. FREE Fortunate Sons Duet Maggie
May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 10pm. See Wed 21. Edinburgh ■ The Blind Dog and Al Shields Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £29. Edinburgh-based folk/pop four-piece. ■ Abandoman: Moonrock Boombox Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, 0845 874 3001. 7.30pm. £12.50. Fast- paced musical comedy sketches and hip hop. See Comedy, page 62. ■ The Bunker Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Rd, 558 3758. 8pm. £2. See Wed 21. ■ Capital-X Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry St, 556 3254. 8pm. £6. ‘Revolutionary’ hip hop.
■ Man Must Die Audio, 14 Midland St. 7.30–11pm. £5. Thrash and death metal in support of their new album Peace Was Never an Option. ■ The Holy Ghosts Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, 333 0900. 8pm. £6.50. Edinburgh five-piece playing rock’n’roll with a dash of country and blues. ■ The Last Waltz Live Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield St, 332 1846. 8pm. £17.50–£20 (£18). The Band tribute outfit The Group recreate The Band’s final concert, as portrayed in the Martin Scorcese film of the same name. ■ Foxes and Prides King Tut’s , 272a St Vincent St, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. See Sat 24. Gig rescheduled – original tickets still valid.
Glasgow ■ Only Real Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall St, 332 7304. 7pm. £5. Commercial pop from singer-songwriter Niall Galvin. ■ The Feudal System, The Magnetic, Latitude Fifty Five and Calum O’Connor Record Factory, 17 Byres Rd. 7.30–11pm. £5. Funky indie rock with a dash of The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand from The Feudal System. Promoted by What’s In My Hat? an Independent Music night that has no ‘headliner’ but rather the running order is decided at random by pulling band names out of a hat at the event. ■ The Ciazarn Affair Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo St, 564 8100. 8pm. £5. Pop punk and rock band with orchestral embellishment. ■ Freeze the Atlantic Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, 333 0900. 8pm. £7. Rock quintet comprising ex-members of Hundred Reasons and Reuben. ■ Thumpers, Alavano and Turtle King Tut’s , 272a St Vincent St, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7.50. Alt-pop duo from London. Edinburgh ■ Dan Sartain Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £8. See Mon 26. ■ East India Youth Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair St, 247 4704. 7pm. £7.50. Electro-pop singer-songwriter who refers to himself as ‘sound gardener/song architect’. ■ Marc Ford and Elijah Ford The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register St, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £15. The guitarist and ex-member of The Black Crowes performs his self-penned classic rock. ■ Blueprint Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry St, 556 3254. 8pm. £5. Stockport rhythm’n’blues combo.
Friday 30 Glasgow ■ The Rutles O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall St, 332 2232. 6pm. £20. The ‘prefab four’, satirical creation of Neil Innes and Eric Idle, starred in Rutland Weekend Television and the 1978 mockumentary The Rutles: All You Need is Cash. The group – that’s Dirk McQuigley, Ron Nasty, Stig O’Hara and Barry Wom – play parodies of Beatles songs so intricately realised that you’d be forgiven for believing they were penned by Lennon & McCartney themselves. Include a film screening of The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash ■ Albert Hammond Òran Mór, 731– 735 Great Western Rd, 357 6200. 7pm. £20. Veteran pop rock singer-songwriter and his (free electric) band. ■ Chris Devotion & the Expectations, Kobi and Dave Hughes & The RFPB Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall St, 332 7304. 7pm. £6. Indie and alt.country. Album launch ■ Static Rock, The Niblicks, Lady Jesus, Until We’re Heroes and Joseph Miller Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo St, 564 8100. 7pm. £5. A modern take on classic rock with a bluesy country vibe.
Edinburgh FREE Tartan Underground The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers St, 220 4298. 6pm. See Fri 16. ■ Jamie & Shoony Citrus Club, 40–42 Grindlay St, 622 7086. 7–10pm. £6–£7. Energetic, quirky singer-songwriter duo who caused havoc in Asda. ■ Mostly Autumn The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria St, 225 2564. 7pm. £15. Prog rock band from Yorkshire who are also influenced by the folksier sounds of Fleetwood Mac and Fairport Convention tour their new album Dressed in Voices. ■ Neu! Reekie! Pilrig St Paul’s Church, Pilrig St, Leith Walk, 553 1876. 7–11pm. £7 in advance; £9 on the door. Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as ‘playing host to the sinister and the sanguine’. This time ‘round Neu! Reekie! offers up hip hop/funk act Bang Dirty; TS Eliot and Costa Prize nominated poet Helen Mort; electro- acoustic sounds from Wolf (aka Kim Moore, formerly of Zoey Van Goey); an animation showcase from John Davide; and more to be announced. Plus all ye good people get a free pint of Heverlee. ■ Aoife O’Donovan and Rachel Ries The Pleasance, 60 Pleasance, 650 4673. 7.30pm. £13. The singer- songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts, best known as the lead singer for the progressive bluegrass band Crooked Still, performs solo indie folk and folk rock songs.
✽Bridget Hayden Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, 0845 874 3001. 8pm. £6.Bendy, bluesy, hypnotic solo electric guitar from the former violinist in Vibrocathedral Orchestra. ■ Space Siren, Forkeye and Fatalists Leith Franklin Cricket Club, 1 Leith Links, 554 5832. 8pm–1am. £5. Indie foursome playing moody pop. ■ Freeze the Atlantic, Layers and Cactus & Cardigan Opium, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. 8–11pm. £7.25. See Thu 29.
Saturday 31 Glasgow ■ Barraloadasoul Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 2pm–midnight. £12.50. DJs spinning original vinyl over 10 hours showcasing talent from the mod, Northern soul and 60s R&B scenes. DJs include Eddie Piller, Dave Evison and Yogi Haughton. If the afternoon seems too early to start boogieing then there’s record and clothes stalls to browse until the rhythm get you. ■ Coloursfest Braehead Arena, Kings Inch Rd, 0844 499 1700. 5pm. £44.50. Scotland’s longest running dance festival brings together 10,000 clubbers with superstar DJs. 2014’s line-up includes Showtek, Martin Garrix, Bingo Players, Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila, Cosmic Gate, Blasterjaxx, Jack Eye Jones, George Bowie and many more blasting out house, trance and tech. ■ Camera Obscura O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall St, 332 2232. 7pm. £12. Winsome, jangling indie sounds from Glasgow’s increasingly compelling Camera Obscura. ■ Outstandifold & The Wettygrippers, Jamie Reilly Band