MUSIC | Rock & Pop
machine Ste McCabe. Ste launches his brand new album Brains of Britain which features a duet with Billy Bragg. ■ John Newman Corn Exchange, 11 Newmarket Road, 477 3500. 7pm. £19.50. Young soul singer, who supplied the vocals for Rudimental’s ‘Feel the Love’. ■ John Wheeler Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16 Morrison Street, 629 4101. 7–10pm. £10 in advance, £12 on the door. An appearance from the Hayseed Dixie frontman. ■ The Last September The Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate, 558 8844. 7pm. £5 in advance; £6 on the door. Folky indie and mellow multi-instrumentalism. Launching third album Volcano. ■ Mark Morriss, Common Ground and Vibe Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £12. See Fri 17. ■ Nicole Atkins Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £8. See Fri 17. ■ Willie & The Bandits Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £7. ■ Hung Like Hanratty, Shatterhand, Random Scandal, The Brothel Corpse Trio and Daniel Wax Off Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry Street, 556 3254. 7.30pm. £6. Old school punks fond of silly costumes and make-up. ■ Elvis Costello Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 8pm. £27.50–£42.50. The veteran singer-songwriter and guitarist, born Declan Patrick MacManus, plays from a selection of his pub rock and new wave hits including ‘Alison’, ‘Watching The Detectives’ and ‘Pump It Up’.
✽ The Pleasance Sessions: The Skinny Magazine Presents . . . The Pleasance, 60 Pleasance, 650 4673. 8pm. £6.95–£10.95. The Skinny presents the Phantom Band with support from Remember Remember and special guests. Part of Pleasance Sessions.
Dunfermline ■ Dunfermline Live Various venues: Dunfermline, live.connectingwithyou. co.uk 1pm. £19.68–£22.50. Dunfermline Live showcases the best in Scottish music (and guests) with performances across some of town’s best music venues. 2014’s line-up includes Embrace, King Creosote, Eugene McGuinness, Hector Bizerk, Dexters, AMWF, The Merrylees, Vigo Thieves, Scary People, Neon Waltz, Modern Faces and The Moon Kids. ■ Joan Armatrading Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 602302. 7.30pm. £29.50. See Fri 17. Glenrothes ■ Big Country and Break the Butterfly Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, 01592 611101. 7pm. £22.50. See Fri 17.
Kirkcaldy ■ Bad Manners Windsor Hotel, 38 Victoria Road, 01592 269219. 7pm. £20.25. See Fri 17. Kirriemuir ■ Dave Arcari Bank Street Gallery, 26–28 Bank Street, 01575 570070. 7–10.30pm. £10. Alt.blues guitarist Arcari performs from his back catalogue.
Musselburgh ■ The Songs Of Sister Act The Brunton, Ladywell Way, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £18.50 (£17.50). The Singers Of Soul Choir performs the music from the West End musical. Paisley ■ Loud n Proud Showcase Spiegeltent, County Square. noon. £5. A showcase from Loud n Proud – a group that helps children to fulfil their musical potential. Part of The Spree. ■ SAY Showcase Spiegeltent, County Square. 8.45pm. £8.94–£10.95. A triple bill of three of the acts from this year’s
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FREE Antihoot Open Stage Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16 Morrison Street, 629 4101. 7.30pm. Anti-folk hero Lach hosts this open mic free-for- all featuring music, comedy, poetry, stories, magic and more. ■ The Pop Group and JD Twitch The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £17.50. Mixing free jazz, dub and funk with the urgency and ferocity of punk the influential Bristol post-punk quartet reunite. Performing their classic album We Are Time. See column, page 81. ■ Precious Few Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £5. Acoustic German duo in the same vein as Nico or PJ Harvey. Perth ■ Joan Armatrading Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, 01738 621031. 7.30pm. £29.50. See Fri 17.
Glasgow ■ Feed The Rhino Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £8.50. Hardcore quintet from Kent. ■ Holly Johnson O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £24.50. Solo tour from the former Frankie Goes To Hollywood frontman and songwriter. ■ Hollywood Ending O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10. The four-piece American boy-band plays commercial pop rock. ■ Eagulls King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7. Indie-rock and punk quintet based in Leeds. Edinburgh ■ Edinburgh Blues Club The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7–11pm. £13. Regular monthly live blues events with touring blues acts and the finest local blues artists. Membership for Edinburgh Blues Club is £10 per month; register online. Presenting Simon McBride and Main Street Blues. ■ Man Made Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £6.50. Psyche- rock vehicle for the prodigious Nile Marr (son of Johnny). ■ Seth Lakeman The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £21. A haunting original take on folk rock from the former Mercury Music Prize nominee. ■ The Subways, Young Aviators and Man of Moon Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £13.50. Onetime teen riot indie trio, now all grown up into competent alt. rockers. ■ We Are the Ocean The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £10. Twin-vocalled London rockers.
Glasgow ■ Il Divo The SSE Hydro, Exhibition Way, 248 3000. 6.30pm. £35–£125. Pop opera from the phenomenally successful Il Divo. ■ Death From Above 1979 The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £14.50. The reunion continues for the Canadian dance punk duo who reunited in 2011. ■ How To Dress Well Stereo, 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £11.20. Ethereal R&B and experimental pop from Brooklyn-based musician and singer Tom Krell.
✽ The Radiophonic Workshop The Art School, 20 Scott Street. 7pm. £15. Musicians from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop perform the original compositions for television dramas from the late-1950s and 60s, including the iconic Doctor Who theme. Rescheduled date, original tickets still valid.
HAPPY MEALS These guys were our Album of the Issue last month, with new album Apero (new release date Mon 10 Nov, on Night School Records). The French-language woozy, sleazy kosmische-pop of Glasgow duo Suzanne Roden and Lewis Cook (aka Mother Ganga, and he’s also in the Cosmic Dead) seduced us in no time, and their Mono date will be the album’s first live outing. ■ Mono, Glasgow, Thu 17 Oct; Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh, with Ubre Blanca and Apostille, Wed 22 Nov; Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Wed 31 Dec.
Scottish Album of the Year Awards longlist, Young Fathers, Kid Canaveral and Hector Bizerk. Hosted by Vic Galloway of BBC Scotland. Part of The Spree. Sunday 19
Glasgow ■ Alestorm’s Piratefest The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7pm. £14. Pirate metal from Perth Aaaarrrrr!!!! The band are joined on tour by Red Rum, Rainbowdragoneyes and Lagerstein. ■ Bury Tomorrow and In Hearts Wake The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £11. Screamo from Southampton. ■ Maverick Sabre O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £16. Aka English/Irish rapper/singer Michael Stafford, encroaching on Plan B’s indie crooner territory. ■ Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £8.50. Veteran free jazz multi-instrumentalist McPhee in a special collaboration with drummer Corsano. ■ Lady Gaga The SSE Hydro, Exhibition Way, 248 3000. 7.30pm. £35–£90. Big electro tunes and even bigger costumes from poker-faced Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in support of her latest number one album ARTPOP. See preview, page 75. ■ The Songs Of Sister Act Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £18.50 (£17.50). See Sat 18. ■ 15 Times Dead, Bravado and Nicola Madill Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8–11.30pm. £3. Dark metal with boisterous riffs from the Glasgow four-piece. The very first Dead Earnest gig promotion outside Dundee. ■ Chuck Prophet and Jonah Tolchin Òran Mór, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 8pm. £tbc. Former Green on Red country rock man who’s been described as the missing link between the roots of Bob Dylan and the
punk of the Replacements. Rescheduled date, original tickets still valid. Edinburgh ■ Oxjam Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16 Morrison Street, 629 4101. 2.30– 10.30pm. £5 in advance; £6 on the door (students £4). A fund-raising event for Oxfam, with a line-up of Edinburgh’s most talented singer-songwriters including Norman Lamont & Heaven Sent, Ms Fi & The Lost Head Band and Dale Radley. ■ Robyn Hitchcock Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £9. The ex-Soft Boys frontman returns to the stage to perform tracks from his vast back catalogue. ■ Vetusta Morla The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £15. Spanish alt.rock sextet.
Glasgow ■ After The Burial, Monuments, Circles and Tides From Nebula The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 6.30pm. £11.25. Heavy metal from Minnesota. ■ The Boomtown Rats O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. prices vary. Garry Roberts and Simon Crowe are rejoined by bassist Pete Briquette and frontman Bob Geldof as they continue their full Rats reunion. ■ Rhydian Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £32.50. The classically-trained Welsh ‘X Factor’ finalist (for those of you who can’t tell them all apart, it’s the one with the platinum blonde anime hairdo) performs some classics. Edinburgh ■ Skid Row, The Last Vegas and Sister The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 6.30pm. £14. Not quite ‘Youth Gone Wild’ any more but still classic 80s poodle rocker/hair metal all the way, now fronted by Johnny Solinger.