1 It’s folk rock, but not as you know it Actually, it‘s folk rock exactly as you know it, it you remember the 70s. that is. Echoes of Fairport Convention, Pentangle and the Incredible String Band can be heard in the noodling. plucking and droning that emanates from the Philadelphian six-piece outfit.
2 They’re weird Actually, they're not all that weird. but they have been lumped in with the New Weird America movement. a phrase coined by critic David Keenan to encompass the burgeoning popularity of psychedelic folk sounds from the likes of Devendra Banhart. Joanna Newsom and all the rest.
3 They’ll make your ears do something funny Actually, maybe they are a bit weird. Singer Greg Weeks recently said: 'We're all really into weird experimental music and also modal music and Middle Eastern stuff. A lot of that is all about drones. and how you can create overtones that exist only in the human ear but don't exist actually in the sound outside of it.‘ Hey! Stop fucking with my human ears, Weeks! 4 They’re a bunch of space cadets The band recently played a hometown gig in the Fels Planetarium at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute. and subsequently expressed an interest in doing an all- planetarium tour. Far out. dude.
5 They don’t have telepathic powers, they’re not monsters from Final Fantasy VI and they’re not a comic series Just three of the other definitions for what an Esper is. In case you were interested. (Doug Johnstone) Cabaret Voltaire. Edinburgh, Mon 20 Nov.
I Soom T, Shoot the Messenger and Miss the Occupier (‘Iassic (irand. 18 Jamaica Street. 847 ()82(). 10.30pm. £2 before midnight; £4 after. .Mixed bag of sounds at this ('lub ()lurn night. including the punchy indie rocking of .Miss the ()ccupier'.
I Desolation Yes, Stand By, The Nisted Melons and The Makos Blackl’riars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. £3. The Twisted Melons are three brothers from Kintyre whose music encompasses art pop. elcclr'onica and prog rock.
I Shawn Colvin (‘iry IIalIs. ('andleriggs. 353 8000. £18.50 (£16.50). The rntrlli (irammy Award-winning artist descends on (ilasgow from Atlstin Texas. promoting her latest album Thaw I'imr Hill/s.
Edinburgh I Deacon Blue l'sher Ilall. Lothian Road. 228 I 155. 7pm. £25. The Scotpop
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favourites present a selection of their classic hits. such as ‘1)ignity' and ‘(‘hocolate (iirl‘. alongside recently recorded material.
I Emergenza The Jan Bar. 1 (‘hambers Street. 220 4290. 7pm. £5. See Wed 22.
I Granger, Emily Scott and Team Turnip ('afe Royal Bistro Bar. 17 West Register Street. 557 4792. 8.30pm. £2. Baby Tiger acoustic night.
I Drive By Argument and My Radio Heriot-Watt lTniversity 1.'nion. Riccarton. 451 5333. 9pm. Free. Rocking Ayrshire-based quintet Drive By Argument fuse guitars. keyboards and acoustic and electronic drums to form their dance-rock sound.
I Jacob’s Pillow, Gildoza and Slick Valley Ramblers Bannerman's. .\'iddry Street. 556 3254. 9pm. £4. ()r'iginal guitar rock.
I Smiler, The Troubadours, Ultra Violet Pilot and Something Illegal \\'liistlebirikies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Big indie hill.
I Beverley Knight, Louise Setara and Trinity Stone AB(‘. 330 Sauchiehall Street. 332 2232. 7pm. £21.50. ()ver- l4s show. Britsoul diva who gives it her all in performance. like the captain of the hockey learn. l)oesn't qtrite have the material though.
I Deacon Blue (‘arling Academy (ilztsgow. 121 liglinton Street. 0870 771 2000. 7pm. S()1.I)()1'T. See Thu 23. I Escape the Oath Ivory Blacks. 56 ()swald Street. 248 4114. 7pm. £5. .\'o age restriction. Metal/hardcore.
I I-Iatebreed The (iarage. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 I 120. 7pm. £12.50. ()ver- l4s show. Respected hardcore rnetallers from ('onnecticutt. I The Krimson Renfrew Ferry. Anderston Quay. The Broornielaw. ()1698 360085. 7pm. £5 (adv). £6 (door). lipic. bluesy rock trio launch their debtlt album Slom' (‘nlrl Heart.
I Paul Weller and Declan O’Rourke Barrowlartd. 244 (iallowgatc. 552 4601. 7pm. S()Ll) ()l'T. ()ver- l4s show. The Modfather performs material from throughout his 30 year career.
I Theravada, The Ideals, Trade, The Silent Project and The Scarlet Dogs The (‘athouse. l5 l'nion Street. 248 6606. 7pm. £5. ()ver-14s show. Indie/rock bill.
I Pink and Mudbone S1i(‘(‘. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. 7.30pm. £26.50. See Thu 23.
I The Plug and Pure Red Iguanas The Vale. 5 1)undas Street. 332 4928. 8pm. £4. Quirky indie sounds from The Plug. bltresy pop rock from Pure Red Iguanas.
I The Seal Cub Clubbing Club, Over the Wall and Ghost Bitch Barﬂy. 260 ('lyde Street. ()870 907 ()999. 8pm. £5. Wirral hand described as the ‘bastard sons of David Byrne and ('linic’.
I Eddison, Sleeping Dogs and The Hazey Nice‘n‘Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 0900. 8.30pm. £5. Pop punk and electro from Aberdonian combo liddison. soaring melodic rock from Sleeping l)ogs and lull on rock from Dundee hand The Haley.
I The Felt Tips Fury Mtirry‘s. 96 Maxwell Street. 221 6511. 8.30pm. £4. including entry to post-gig club. Weekly showcase of indie bands with more acts the.
I Independence Samuel l)ow‘s.
67 » 71 Nitltsdale Road. 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free. Local rock.
I The Fortunate Sons The Butterﬂy and the Pig. 153 Bath Street. 221 771 I. 8.30pm. Free. See Fri 17.
I The 453 The Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 352 9996. 9pm. Free. (‘ountry and soul.
I Magdalena and Degrassi 1301 Note ('afe. 50» 60 King Street. 553 1638.
9pm. £3. Self-styled ‘rnodern bastard rock. frorn Magdalena and post-punk and post-rock from lidinburgh's Degrassi.
I The Fortunate Sons and Adam Beattie Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 9.30pm. £8. HarmonioUs (ilaswegian blues-meisters The Fortunate Sons grace the Tron's stage as part of the latest Acoustic Affair.
I Aka the Fox Barlly. 260 ('lyde Street. 0870 907 ()999. 10.30pm. £4. Abet'donian indie rockers play at the Funhousc.
I The Ronelles and Figure 5 Firewater. 341 Sauchiehall Street. 354 0350. Free before 10.30pm; £4 (£3) after. Mainstream melodic rock front The Ronelles and retro rock sounds from
I Dana Dixon Blues Band, Modus and The Usual Suspects Whistlehinkies. 4-‘6 South Bridge. 557 51 14. 6pm. Free before midnight; £4 alter. l)ose of the blues down ‘binkies tonight.
I Gand-Eye and Missing Cat Wee Red Bar. Iidinburgh (‘ollege of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 1442. 6pm. Free. Indie rock.
I Nexuslive The Bongo (‘Iub. Moray House. 37 llolyrood Road. 558 7604.
7» I()pm. £4. A new music showcase with live bands. his and \"Js coming together in live broadcast.
I David Kit‘t (‘abarct Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 2206176. 7pm. £8. Dublin- based singer/songwriter who has progressed from simple acoustics to lo-li underground pop composed on his laptop. I Fat Ben 8. the Looters and The Hostiles Subway ('owgate. 69 (‘owgatc. 225 6766. 7pm. £4. Punk and hardcore. I The Des Moines Riot, Taylor Kane and Blue Sugar Henry's (‘ellar Bar. 8 16a Morrison Street. 228 9393. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Straight down the line rock action.
I Big Hand and Bombskare Teviot Row l'nion. Bristo Square. 650 4673. 8pm. £5 (£4). See Thu 23.
I Chocyamo, Barricks and Idea Motion Bannerman's. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9pm. £4. Dark. discordant guitar and heavy basslines from ('hocyamo.
I Cubed“: Torsten Lauschmann Remix 'l‘raverse Theatre. ('ambridge Street. 228 I404. 10.30pm. £6 (£3 £4). The second of the (‘ubed‘ remix commissions features (ierman-born visual artist Torsten Lauschmann responding and developing new musical works drawing on the whole of the ('ubed3 season as inspiration.
I Deacon Blue ('arling Academy (ilasgow. 121 liglinton Street. 0870 771 2000. 7pm. S()L1)()1.'T. See Thu 23.
I The Motorettes, Brady Cole, Target 32, Montra and The Flykicks ('lassic (irand. 18 Jamaica Street. 8470820. 7pm. £7 (£5/£4). Tramps with Amps presents The Molorettes. a three-piece from 'l'ynemouth. who rock’n‘roll like The Rarnones. Beach Boys and Shirelles.
I Paul Weller and Declan O’Rourke Barrowlarid. 244 (iallowgale. 552 4601. 7pm. S()l.l) ()lTT. See Fri 24.
3’» Tool and Mastodon S1i(‘(‘. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. 7pm. £28.50. Dark. expansive math metal from Maynard James Keenan and co with slightly more conventional rock support from the hard-rifting Mastodon. See preview. page 23.
I The Wonder Stuﬂ and Unkle Bob AB(‘2. 330 Sauchiehall Street. 332 2232. 7pm. £15. ()ver- l4s show. Fraggle rockers from the late 80s and early 90s. reformed and scattering their perky. subtly clever indie pop around once
I The Capulets, D-Karts, The Shakes and City Barfly. 260 (‘lyde Street. 0870907 0999. 8pm. £5. North (‘arolina rockers.
I Die By Design, These Guys and My Farewell The Vale. 5 l)undas Street. 332 4928. 8pm. £4. Hardcore screarno from Zurich-based headliners. plus local support.
I Ernest (‘apitoL 468 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1040. 8pm. Free. 60s-inspir'ed originals and covers.
I The KBC and Austin Barfly (upstairs). 260 (‘lyde Street. 0870907 ()999. 8pm. £5. Super-charged indie dance trio from Preston.
I Decent Souls and We Were Promised Jetpacks Niee‘n‘Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 ()9()(). 8.30pm. Indie rock bill. including the Bloc Party/Biffy/Strokes-influenced WWPJ.
I Electric Eel Shock, McQueen and Raar King Tut’s Wah Wah llut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. ()ver-14s show. High voltage Japanese garage rock three-piece.
I Perfect Remedy Samuel l)ow‘s.
67 7| Nithsdale Road. 423 ()107. 8.30pm. Free. Local rock band.
I The Apple Scrufis 13th Note (‘al‘e. 50 60 King Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3. l.ibertities-inspired tuneage.
I Full Metal Racket The Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 352 9996. 9pm. Free. Rock and metal covers.
I Tygers on Vaseline Me(‘huills. 40 High Street. 552 2135. l0prn. Free. David Bowie tribute.
I Rab Noakes and Fraser Spiers ()ran Mor. 731» 735 (ireat Western Road. 357 6200. £12 (£10). (‘ountry. rootsy stuff at this Love Music. Hate Racism gig from the redoubtable Rab and the harmonica- playing Spiers.
I Jed Milroy, Athens and The Flavours The Jam House. 5 Queen Street. 226 4380. 5.30pm. Free before 10pm: £5 before lam: 7 after. Singer/songwriter tracks. pop. covers and houseband The Flavours.
I Main Street Blues, The Bubble Project and U-Know-Iloo \\'liistlehirikies. 4 6 South Bridge. 557 5| 14. 6pm. Free before midnight: £4 after. More blues. funk and rock.
I The Alarm The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. £15. Twenty years on. the Alarm are still not done singing rousing punk-inspired rallyirtg cries. Btlt they have run out of hairspray.
I Grizzly Bear, Hasslehoud and Employee of the Month (‘aharet Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 2206176. 7pm. £7.50. (‘inernatic experimental pop from these recent Warp signees.
I J Spaceman Queen‘s Hall. 87 89 ('lerk Street. 668 2019. 7pm. £15. AKA Spirituali/ed fr'ontman Jason Pierce with an acoustic set previewing tracks from the upcoming Spirituali/ed album. accompanied by a string quartet. gospel singers and Spirituali/ed guitarist l)oggen.
I Carter, The I-Iurricaines, Miso Pretty, Kiddo and The Closing The lixchange. 55 Grove Street. 443 0404. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). lidinburgh rock riot night.
I Paul Buchanan t'sher Ilall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £20 £25. The enigmatic Blue Nile frontrnan returns to the stage with more products of his continuing ‘documentation of the imagination'. See Answer Machine. page 1 12.
I Mammal and Mikey Dyems The Southern. 22-26 South (‘ler'k Street. 9pm. Free. lidinburgh's premier analogue synth molesters host a night of bleeps.
I Indafusion, Little Green Machine and Epic 26 Barmerrnan's. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9pm. £4. Psy chedelia meets power pop front l)unfer'mline band lndafusion.
I Luxembourg, Morton Vance and Swimmer One (‘al‘e Royal Bistro Bar. 17 West Register Street. 557 4792. New Pop Revolution show of electro-pop featuring a Brighton supergroup made up of members of British Sea Power. Brakes and The ('rimea.