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Thursday 16 Glasgow ■ Black Veil Brides Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £20. Make-up-smeared glam metal upstarts from LA. ■ Blackberry Smoke O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £16. The American band plays Southern rock and country-rock with hints of bluegrass. ■ Jess Glynn O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10. The British singer-songwriter made famous for her vocals on other artists records tours her solo work after featuring on two number one hit singles, Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ and Route 94’s ‘My Love’. ■ Kids In Glass Houses The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £14. Touted emo power pop quintet from Wales. ■ Coves Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £7. London indie duo. ■ The Howlin’ Brothers The Admiral, 72a Waterloo Street, 221 7705. 8pm. £11.47–£13.50. The Nashville-based threesome performs old-time string country blues tinged with indie rock. ■ Ste McCabe MacSorley’s, 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. 8pm. £tbc. Electro-punk/queer pop machine Ste McCabe.
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■ Woman’s Hour King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £9. The London-based four-piece plays indie-rock. Edinburgh ■ Angus Munro Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £5. Prolific Scottish pianist and singer- songwriter. ■ Cherry Suede Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Canadian country-rock four-piece outfitted with acoustic guitars. ■ Catfish Keith The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £12. Revered singer/guitarist described by critics as the ‘new king of slide guitar’ delivers some foot-stompin’, deep delta blues. ■ Fatherson Potterrow, Bristo Square, 650 4673. 7.30pm. £10. Indie power pop trio from Kilmarnock. ■ Hanzel Und Gretyl, Deadcell and Metaltech Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry Street, 556 3254. 7.30pm. £11. New York sci-fi industrial metal unit formed by Kaizer Von Loopy and Vas Kallas. ■ Peter Zummo 6tet and Bass Clef Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, 560 1581. 7.30. £12 (£10). The Anglo-American ensemble meet then perform improvised experimental music and spoken word pieces on the night. Featuring Peter Zummo, Ernie Brooks, Bill Ruyle, Oliver Coates, JD Twitch and Bass Clef. See preview, page 75. ■ Elvis Tribute: Ben Portsmouth The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £17. Tribute to the King who was crowned ‘Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist’ in 2012.
✽ The Pleasance Sessions: The List Magazine Presents
. . . The Pleasance, 60 Pleasance, 650 4673. 8pm. £5.95–£6.95. The List’s very own evening as part of the Pleasance Sessions brings together Prehistoric Friends, Two Wings, Ubre
Blanca, plus TYCI DJs and visuals by Adventures in Light. Headliners Prehistoric Friends have their very own professional violist, and evoke acts like Band Of Horses on new single ‘Bermuda Triangle’. There’s also tunes from the excellent TYCI DJs with mesmerising visuals from Adventures in Light. Part of Pleasance Sessions. Musselburgh ■ Talon The Brunton, Ladywell Way, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £18 (£16). Eagles tribute band Talon once again perform their popular tribute to the beardy country rockers.
Glasgow ■ 5th & Pontiac The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7pm. £9. Spanish rock’n’roll outfit fronted by Scottish-born singer-songwriter Mark Tait. ■ Bad Manners O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £22.50. Buster Bloodvessel and co persist with the comedy ska. ■ Glass Animals CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 7pm. £10.08. Eclectic synth-pop and sultry vocals. ■ Hundred Waters and Emprss Stereo, 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £10.50. American indie-rock quartet who incorporate elements of folk and electronica. ■ Kid Ink The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £15. LA-based rapper, aka Brian Todd Collins. ■ Mark Morriss Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7–10.30pm. £12. The Bluetones frontman performs with a live band. ■ Sivu The Glad Café, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, 636 6119. 7pm. £9.52. Alt pop singer-songwriter. ■ Talon Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield
Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £18.50 (£17.50). See Thu 16. ■ Buddy Holly: A Legend Reborn Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £21– £23. Marc Robinson and his counterfeit Crickets roll back the years with hits like ‘Rave On’, ‘Raining in My Heart’ and ‘Doesn’t Matter Anymore’. Plus Roy Orbison, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper (note: not the real ones). ■ Nicole Atkins King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. Rock, pop and folk from the American singer-songwriter. Edinburgh FREE Tartan Underground The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Scottish acoustic talent hosted by Sher Watson. ■ Nick Harper Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £12.37. Singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Nick ‘son of Roy’ Harper takes his show on the road – attention all ‘Harponauts’ (as the man himself calls them). ■ Rally & Broad The Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate, 07989 508436. 7–10pm. £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 Inua Ellams, Anneliese Mackintosh, Hailey Beavis, Toby Campion and other special guests. ■ Tom Baxter The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7pm. £12.50. Mainstream singer-songwriting with a folk edge from David Gray’s old mucker Baxter. ■ Sinnergod Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £7. The alternative metal quintet deliver their unique brand of atmospheric sound. ■ The Shiverin’ Sheiks The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £5 (£4). Rock’n’roll, country and gospel from members of The
EXPOSURE GENERAL LUDD
General Ludd fuses the talents of a bunch of Glasgow music acts we already loved. The duo of Tom Marshallsay (aka Dam Mantle), and Richard McMas- ter (in Golden Teacher, Lovers Rights and Silk Cut) was a shoo-in for good things, and recent DJ mixes and an upcoming EP of twitchy, bouncy house / techno / pop confirm suspicions – it’s a match made in electronic heaven. Here, Marshallsay (pictured right) and McMaster (left) collectively answer our questions. Can you sum up the General Ludd sound in five words?
Why name yourselves General Ludd? (ie: the guy we take the word luddite from?)
The Luddites weren’t necessarily anti-technology or backwards looking (which is how the word tends to get appropriated); they were just protecting their craft from those who capitalised on running the mills where they made their living as artisans. By using the name of a mythological hero of a leaderless movement we hope to draw attention to the struggles of those trampled in order to establish the industrial empire we live and work within today. You’re well connected – with GL gigs already at Berghain, plus stuff for Huntley & Palmers, Optimo, Boiler Room – any other collabora- tions or projects in the pipeline?
We’ve been really lucky to work with people who are mindful, charitable and into music for the right reasons. A lot of that just is the product of music in Glasgow. We just finished an EP and have quite a few plans in the pipeline. What do you both get from GL that is a bonus to your other projects?
Opportunities to DJ as GL. We just played in London at Village Underground with Golden Teacher and Optimo. It’s so exciting to play the music that we love to 1000 people and see bodies moving and smiles on new faces. Music can really transfer emotion in such immediate ways, that’s what we’re doing this all for.
What do you want from a crowd when you play live? Communitas. Empowerment. Freedom. Party!!!! (Interview by Claire Sawers, for a longer version see list.co.uk) ■ General Ludd will DJ at the Peaking Lights afterparty, CCA, Glasgow, Fri 24 Oct, and play live at Simple Things, O2 ABC, Glasgow, Sat 1 Nov, soundcloud.com/general-ludd