MUSIC | Rock & Pop
■ MEOW, Sharpshooter and Dunt Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Over the top metal act that refuse to take themselves seriously with an array of weird and wonderful covers. Halloweerd special. FREE The Showhawk Duo Whistle Binkies, 4–6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 7pm. Quirky acoustic guitar duo who tackle everything from Queen to Daft Punk. ■ The Hook ’N’ Pull Gang The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £tbc. Reformed 80s indie Edinburgh band with punky leanings. ■ The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £20–£22. Blues and blues-rock singer-guitarist from Shreveport. ■ Scanners Rescore Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, 560 1581. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Edinburgh Zombie Club Hallowe’en special. Watch Cronenberg’s sci-fi classic with a new creepy synth score played live by The Southern Tenant, before a screening of classic black & white horror Night of the Demon (1957). ■ Little Ruby Serenity Cafe, The Tun, 8 Jackson Entry, 111 Holyrood Road, 556 8765. 8–11.30pm. £6 (£4). Ruby performs rock, pop, jazz and soul. ■ Scream Baby Scream Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £8. Make-up clad shock rock horror metal from Italy.
Airdrie ■ Them Beatles Airdrie Town Hall, Stirling Street, 01698 403120. 7.30pm. £15 (£13). Fab Four tribute band from Scotland, offering the audience the chance to witness the transformation of The Beatles from Cavern Club era, to psychedelia and the Apple years. Paisley ■ Song Noir – The Director’s Cut Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 0300 300 1210. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). The Fence Collective-affiliated duo Pumajaw recreate their Fringe show Song Noir featuring their versions of creepy songs from film noir and gothic horror movies.
Glasgow ✽ Simple Things 2014 O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 1pm. £22.50–£28.12. Electronic and alternative music all-day music and visual festival featuring Autechre, Nightmares on Wax, Clark, Actress, LuckyMe, LUMA, Vitamins and many more. See preview, page 75. ■ Bakermat The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £13. The Dutch artist, born Lodewijk Fluttert, mixes electronic, house and techno music. ■ The Courteeners Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £19.50. See Thu 30. ■ The Creative Sessions The Roxy 171, 171 Great Western Road, 331 1901. 8–10.30pm. £4–£5. Singer-songwriters making their way up in the musical world are the focus of this monthly night, created in conjunction with Creative Records. ■ Day of the Dead Glesga Stereo, 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 8pm–3am. £10. Slip into some fresh facepaint and practice your spooky dance – it’s Día de los Muertos! Expect a Mexican fiesta with live Mariachi music courtesy of Rapido Mariachi, DJs Tigerbeat and Jill Mingo spinning Latin beats and dance floor bangers, choreographed dance from burlesque troupe the Femme Fatales and of course mucho tequila. ■ Superfood and Honeyblood King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £9. Electro pop and danceable indie sound from this New Zealand-based sextet. NME New Breed Tour.
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AFRICA IN MOTION There’s a strong musical strand to this year’s Scotland-African film festival – with a live performance by virtuoso kora player, Sura Susso (pictured above, Glasgow Opening Party, CCA, Sun 2 Nov), and songs from Soweto a cappella trio, the Soil (CCA, Glasgow, Wed 5 Nov; Summerhall, Edinburgh, Thu 6 Nov). They’re also running two ‘Township Café’ events (CCA, Glasgow, Thu 6 & Sun 9 Nov). The first is a pre-club night, with an afrovibe soundtrack provided by DJ sets from Dam Mantle (see Exposure, page 80), Latitia Pleiades and friends. The second is an afternoon event, with Omar Afif, a Gnawa musician and dancer from Morocco who combines Berber, Arabic and Islamic traditional song, and Glasgow collective, Seeds of Thought. ■ Various venues, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Fri 24 Oct–Sun 9 Nov.
Edinburgh ■ Buck 65 Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £13.50. Aka Rich Terfry, a performer who splices hip-hop with alt.country and ends up with comparisons such as ‘UNKLE meets Tom Waits’. ■ Clipper and The Silver Birches Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5. Indie-rock quartet from Brighton. ■ Haken, Leprous and Maschine The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £16. London-based prog metal unit. ■ Sing in the City Aw Blacks Tom Fleming Centre, Queensferry Terrace. 7–10pm. £8 (children £6). The Aw Blacks are the 50-strong Sing in the City Choir backed by the Sing in the City Rock Band performing covers from the 60s to modern hits, plus original material written by Kirsty Baird and Annette Hanley. Featuring The ESMS Junior School Show Choir singing songs from the hit musical We Will Rock You. All proceeds will go to When You Wish Upon A Star to grant ‘Wishes’ for children with a life threatening illness in Scotland. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book tickets.
Ayr ■ Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, 01292 288235. 7.30pm. £23 (£22). A drag show filled with music, laughter and some impressive costumes. Dundee ■ Rachel Sermanni Gardyne Theatre, Gardyne Road, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £11.50. See Thu 23.
Sunday 2 Glasgow ■ Counting Crows O2 Academy Glasgow, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £34.50. Rootsy San Francisco rockers on their ‘Somewhere Under Wonderland’ tour.
■ James Hopkins O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £8.05. Teenage singer-songwriter fusing the piano sensibilities of Ben Folds with the modern pop hooks. ■ Lacuna Coil and Motionless in White O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £15. Double headline tour featuring cult Italian band, Lacuna Coil, with an ethereal metal sound and the Gothic metalcore of MiW. ■ Nerina Pallot Òran Mór, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £18.50. Laura Ashley-floaty songstress takes a break from writing and recording the follow up to Year of the Wolf to play a few live shows. ■ Playmaker O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £8.05. Three-piece indie-rock outfit from Cirencester. ■ Bob Log III Mono, 12 Kings Court, King Street, 553 2400. 7.30pm. £9. Classic and contemporary blues by the motorcycle helmet-wearing eccentric slide-guitarist and one-man band who originates from Chicago. ■ Rock It! Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30–10.45pm. £5. Monthly night of live unsigned/ underground rock and indie. ■ Kill It Kid King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Melodic, beautifully intense blues with a rocking edge from Kill It Kid. Edinburgh ■ Edinburgh School of Music Showcase The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 3pm. £3. ESM Director Kira Easson brings in four of her top music students to showcase their vocal and instrumental talents. ■ Band of Skulls The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £17.50. Southampton alt.rocker trio who scored big when ‘Friends’ was included on the Twilight soundtrack. ■ Car Crash Hearts, Barons and Blue Nova Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £3. Four-piece pop-punk band from Edinburgh.
Glasgow ✽ Chvrches and Lizzo Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £16.
Glasgow-based electro pop trio touring in support of debut album The Bones of What You Believe. ■ The Wailers O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £19.50. Bob Marley’s original backing band, led by Aston ‘Familyman’ Barrett, perform Legend in its entirety. ■ Josh Pyke King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Australian singer- songwriter.
Edinburgh ■ Bob Log III Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £8. See Sun 2. ■ Marika Hackman Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £8. Brighton singer-songwriter in the nu-folk vein. FREE Antihoot Open Stage Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16 Morrison Street, 629 4101. 7.30pm. See Mon 20. Tuesday 4
Glasgow ■ Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2014 The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 5pm. £15. Touring metal and hardcore line-up of Terror, Comeback Kid, Stick To Your Guns, Obey The Brave, More Than A Thousand, No Bragging Rights and Capsize ■ Boy & Bear Òran Mór, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £10. The wistful Australian soft rockers cite 70s rock as the main influence for their more pop, less folk focused second album Harlequin Dream.
✽ Chvrches and Lizzo Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £16.
Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. See Mon 3. ■ Deathstars The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £13.50. Industrial metal from Sweden. ✽ Future Islands O2 ABC, 330 £15.18. Joyous electro and synth pop from the Baltimore three-piece. ■ Rise Against, Pennywise and Emily’s Army O2 Academy Glasgow, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £21.50. Melodic hardcore outfit from Chicago.
Edinburgh ■ Pink Martini Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £19.50–£26.50. A romantic fusion of Hollywood movie music, Japanese pop, sultry Latin grooves, a classical chamber group and a Brazilian marching band.
Wednesday 5 Glasgow ■ La Roux O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £17.50. Stark electro pop from the English duo as they tour their long awaited second album Trouble In Paradise. ■ Sikth The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £14. Prog metal sextet from Watford. ■ The Blackout King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £13. Vigorous Welsh nu-metallers signed to Fierce Panda. ■ Sleaford Mods Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7304. 8pm. £10.08. Punk and electro band from Nottingham.
Edinburgh ■ Boy & Bear Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £10. See Tue 4.
✽ Chvrches and Lizzo Corn Exchange, 11 Newmarket Road, 477
3500. 7pm. £16. See Mon 3. ■ Raw In Sect Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £8. Dark and heavy metal band from Greece.