FREE Sidney Shaw, Pals of John and Broken Streetlights Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Indie bands. ■ Stretch Dawson & the Mending Hearts and Les Johnson & Me The Griffin, 226 Bath Street, 331 5170. 8pm. £5. Western swing and country rock respectively. ■ Volts Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. AC/DC tribute. ■ Connan Mockasin and Lugosi King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. Lo-fi psychedelic pop from this very individual New Zealand musician. See preview, page 85. FREE Bloc+ Jam Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Open mic night hosted by Louis Abbot (Brother Louis Collective) and Craig Grant (Union of Knives). FREE Open Mic The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 9pm. Free before 11pm; £3 (£2) after. New weekly open stage at the rock club. FREE Open Mic Lebowskis, 1008 Argyle Street, 564 7988. 9.30pm. Hosted by Fried Medicine. ■ Jacques Greene, Koreless and Eclair Fifi O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 11pm. £8. Artists from the LuckyMe collective, including young Montreal house producer Jacques Greene, take over this week’s Knock Knock night. Edinburgh ■ EH1 Live Various venues. 2–11pm. £15. One ticket gets you into six different venues (Liquid Room, Studio 24, Sneaky Pete’s, Electric Circus, The Store and Bannermans) to see over 50 live acts as indie music rocks the capital. The line-up includes The Dykeenies, Jakil, Modern Faces, The 10:04’s, Figure 5, Dirty Modern Hero, Aaron Wright, Emelle and many more. See
www.eh1live.com for more details. See 5 Reasons, page 87. FREE Cranachan Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry Street, 556 3254. 3pm. Sunday classic rock covers session. ■ Henrik Freischlader Band and The Gerry Jablonski Band The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7pm. £10. German- born blues artist who has supported BB King and Peter Green. FREE Jamie Scott Café Grande, 184 Bruntsfield Place, 228 1188. 7pm. Soulful troubadour. ■ The Left Hand, Fork Eye and Vakunoht Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5. Alternative and indie. ■ Pete & the Pirates Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £8. Jangling harmonies and fuzzy guitars from this youthful Reading band. ■ Robin Trower The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7pm. £20. See Fri 23. FREE The Listening Room The Blue Blazer, 2 Spittal Street, 229 5030. 8pm. 100% acoustic open mic session. ■ Mystery Juice, Hailey Beavis & Jed Milroy, Superlectic Industries and Big Gus Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8-16 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 8pm. £5. Launch party for the Juice’s ‘Eye for an Aye’ EP. FREE Rossco Galloway & Alisdair McErlain Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street, Leith, 629 7215. 9pm. Singer- songwriter showcase.
Monday 26 Glasgow FREE Instrumental Stairway Club, 95 Union Street, 221 1009. 5pm. Non vocal jam session. ■ Lafaro Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £6. Loud angular rock from this Belfast band.
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FREE Acoustic Jam Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. Weekly showcase for local songwriters performing original material. FREE Brel Sessions Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. Folky jam session with an indie edge from Laura Wilkie (Rachel Sermanni Band) and Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow). FREE Michael Simons Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. Glasgow-based guitarist playing folk, blues and beyond. ■ Pete & the Pirates Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £8. See Sun 25. FREE Scarlet Shift, Laim Cairns Band, Kate Dunn and Dear Stars Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Alternative rock. FREE Acoustic Session Live Slouch, 203–5 Bath Street, 221 5518. 8.30pm. Weekly unplugged session. ■ All the Young and The Fu King Junks King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Brit-poppy indie sounds from this quartet who have released an EP recorded live at a previous Tut’s gig. Edinburgh FREE Napier Live Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 8.30pm. Covers and originals with Claire and Kara. FREE Open Mic Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 9.30pm. Just turn up and perform.
Perth ■ Jane McDonald Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, 01738 621031. 7.30pm. £20.50–£28. The light entertainment chanteuse presents an evening of music and laughter. Tuesday 27
Glasgow ■ LA Guns featuring Phil Lewis & Steve Riley Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £10. The Sunset Strip glam metal veterans who spawned Guns’n’Roses but who now operate as two splinter groups. This one features vocalist Phil Lewis and drummer Steve Riley. ■ Hard-fi O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £17.50. The energetic dole rock quartet return. ■ Daniel O’Donnell Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £35.50–£37.50. The man with a thousand jumpers performs a selection of classic hits from his astonishingly successful easy listening records. ■ Ganglians Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £7.50. Hirsute psych folk band from Sacramento. ■ Falconry Mono, 12 Kings Court, King Street, 553 2400. 8pm. £tbc. Tropical wigouts and ‘world hypnagogic pop’ from John Petrie of Prayer Rug. FREE The Magic Carpet Cabaret Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. A night of poetry, songs and stories, with open mic spots. ■ Night Birds, No Island, Citizens and Dogsholylife The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Thunderous punk from New Jersey headliners. FREE Spotlight @ Slouch Slouch, 203–5 Bath Street, 221 5518. 8pm. Open mic night. ■ Is Tropical and Atom Falling King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. London electro rock trio. FREE Electrobuddha Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Acoustic evening. FREE Open Mic Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 9pm. Weekly open stage. FREE The Sensational Shiverin’ Sheiks Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. Retro psych-rock.
Edinburgh ■ Y&T The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7pm. £15. Californian hard rock veterans Y&T (Yesterday & Today) have sold four million albums in their time. ■ Rock’n’Roll Heaven Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 13–29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £13–£27.50 (£10–£24.50). See Thu 22. ■ Sirroco, Raw In Sect, Errata and Roll on Three Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry Street, 556 3254. 7.30pm. £4. Heavy metal. ■ Tokyo Rosenthal Leith Folk Club, The Village, South Fort Street, 07502 024852. 7.30pm. £8. Americana from a seasoned musician who has been compared to Kris Kristofferson and Jackson Browne. FREE Open Mic Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street, Leith, 629 7215. 9pm. Open mic session with Caramello Fats and Packet O’Shay. FREE Open Mic Blind Poet, 32c West Nicolson Street, 667 4268. 9pm. Original music preferred.
Glasgow ■ Ut and Divorce Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £7.50. Veteran no wave trio from New York who toured with The Fall and influenced Sonic Youth. ■ Echo & The Bunnymen Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 0844 477 2000. 7.30pm. £22.50–£35. Well-preserved Liverpudlian indie rock legends revisit their classic 1984 album The Killing Moon with string accompaniment. FREE Adopted As Holograph and Andrea Marini Mono, 12 Kings Court, King Street, 553 2400. 8pm. Old time skiffly, jazzy and rootsy sounds from AAH, the new acoustic project from ex- Uncle John & Whitelock members, playing a double header with atmospheric singer/songwriter Andrea Marini. ■ Chris Pureka Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. £7. Touring troubadour from New England, with three albums to her name. ■ Every Genius Delivers Stairway Club, 95 Union Street, 221 1009. 8pm. Free before 10pm. Dark indie. FREE Fires Attract and Rio Callahan Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Local alt.rock and pop rock bands. ■ Jonny Cola & the A-Grades The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Bowie-influenced art pop outfit from London. ■ Where We Lay Our Heads Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £tbc. Indie folk sounds. FREE Dodgy King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. Mid-90s indie trio, best known for their hits ‘Good Enough’ and ‘Staying Out for the Summer,’ play a free acoustic gig in the Tut’s bar. Entry is strictly on a first come, first served basis. ■ Various Cruelties, The Classics and Restless Sinners King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Named after an Ed Ruscha painting, Various Cruelties revolves around songwriter Liam O’Donnell, who digs The Specials, Shuggie Otis and Devendra Banhart. Edinburgh ■ Onslaught, Gama Bomb, Fallen Fate, Circle of Tyrants and Black Talon Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. 5pm. £12 (ages 14-17 £8). Thrash metal veterans Onslaught at joined by Ireland’s speed metalers Gama Bomb. FREE Bouska, Rob Moir, Abigail Lapell and Malcolm Bauld Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. Alternative quadruple bill.