■ Israel Nash Gripka and The Wynntown Marshals Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7.30pm. £9. Rocking roots music from upstate New York, with support from down the road in Edinburgh. Part of Glasgow Americana Festival. ■ Monofly and The Dark Lights Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. Launch of The Dark Lights new single. ■ The Firebugs, Conn Harp and Jim McAteer The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 8pm. £4. Americana from Edinburgh’s The Firebugs supported by one man blues beatbox Conn Harp at this Vagabond Social Club night. ■ Martin Stephenson’s Hoe Down The Accies Club, Helensburgh Drive Jordanhill. 8pm. The Daintees’ frontman on a solo venture. ■ Rhyme Asylum and The Being Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £tbc. London hip-hop trio. ■ Scragfight and Drop Dead Belles The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. All girl garage punk headliners. FREE Kong Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Rock covers. ■ Puressence and Healthy Minds Collapse King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £12. Mid-league indie sorts who have been quiet of late. ■ Forward Strategy Group The Admiral, 72a Waterloo Street, 221 7705. 11pm. £5 in advance; £8 on door. UK techno duo play a three-hour live/DJ set at this Wax Works/Equalised night. Edinburgh FREE Electric Circus Live Lounge Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 5pm. See Fri 23. FREE Rossco Galloway The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. See Fri 23. ■ Bond Jovi, Echo Arcadia, Havana Rising and The M8s The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 6.30pm. £6. Local indie bands. ■ Joshua Radin The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £15.50. Over-14s show. Acoustic indie folk from this New York singer- songwriter. With support from the Karen Carpenteresque Rumer. ■ Blueflint The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Lady banjo players extraordinaire tour their bluegrass ballads. Launching new CD Maudy Tree. See review, page 79. ■ Sunshine Delay The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £5. Melodic country- influenced Americana. Launching new album Keep it Together.
Paisley ■ Absolute Elvis: Johnny Lee Memphis Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close. 7.30pm. £15 (£12.50). Officially the world’s greatest Elvis tribute act (at least in 2010), Memphis comes with a seven-piece backing group, the Memphettes. ■ Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 887 1010. 8pm. £12 (£10). Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat’s collaboration has been eight years in the making, but it’s been worth it, and tonight they showcase their gentle jazz- infused sounds, interspersed with thoughtful spoken word pieces.
Glasgow ■ Canadian Songwriters in the Round CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 2.30pm. £8. Does what it says on the tin. Part of Glasgow Americana Festival. ■ Distorted Truth, Gimpfist, The Snipes and Buzzbomb Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £8. 90 THE LIST 22 Sep–20 Oct 2011
Punk bill, headlined by Distorted Truth, making their comeback following a 20- year hiatus. ■ Draw the Line and Darrell Muldoon O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £8. Local live music. ■ Kung Fu Academy, Without Aeroplanes, The Amber Glass Band and Knotts & Crosses O2 Academy 2, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £tbc. Local rock and indie. ✽✽ Martin John Henry and The Seventeenth Century Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £4 or £6 with album download. Launch of debut solo album by De Rosa frontman Martin John Henry. ■ The Pierces and Marcus Foster O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £13.50. Mellifluous country- inflected pop from the latest successful sister act, the New York-based Pierce siblings, Alison and Catherine. Note change of venue. ■ Alan McGee’s Greasy Lips Flat 0/1, 162 Bath Street, 331 6227. 7.30pm. £8. Alan McGee and Jamie Kelly DJ with live music from The Francis Jetty, The Hollows and Death by Misadventure. ■ Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler Braehead Arena, Kings Inch Road, 0870 277 6062. 7.30pm. £55–£65. The only city graced with two dates on his current tour, Glasgow must be in favour with the living legend, now in his 70s but still going strong. With support from Newcastle’s most famous bandana wearer and Dire Straits man Knopfler. See preview, page 76. ■ Jez Kerr, The Dirty Cuts and Li’l Ze Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. £7.50. Singer, bassist and founder member of Manchester punk funk pioneers A Certain Ratio promotes his new album Numb Mouth Eat Waste. Grimy pop punk and indie rock support respectively. ■ Lena Martell Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £15–£16.50. The veteran Scottish vocalist, who has performed on Broadway, the West End and Las Vegas and has recorded over 30 albums. ■ Eddy & the T-Bolts, The
Plimptons and Filthy Little Secret The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Anarcho punk rock’n’roll from E&TTB and ‘absurdo- pop’ from The Plimptons. ■ Sound Over Silence, Black Lights, The Amorettes and Millsyeck Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £tbc. Rock and metal extravaganza. FREE Carnaby Street Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Retro covers. ■ Gold Panda and Dam Mantle King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Experimental instrumentals from leftfield producer/remixer Derwin. See interviewIL, page 75. ■ Planningtorock Berkeley Suite, 237 North Street, 237 3235. 9pm–3am. £7. Planningtorock is the DFA-signed alter ego of multi-instrumentalist, artist and videographer Janine Rostron. This project fuses all of Rostron’s talents into a dazzling audio-visual presentation that borrows from classical music, glam rock, cosmic imagery, disco and hip hop. Featuring a post-gig club with DJs Paul Thompson (Franz Ferdinand) and Hushpuppy (Death Disco/RPZ). ■ Vitamins 6 Chambre 69, Stock Exchange House, 69 Nelson Mandela Place. 10pm–3am. £9 ; £7 advance. With live acts and DJs Lunice, Baobinga and Shaun & Sam Vitamins. Edinburgh FREE Bruncheon! Featuring The Sound of Muesli Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 555 7100. 11.30am–3pm. Brunch and live music plus your choice of breakfast, traditional or continental. If you can have a dinner dance, why not a breakfast dance? FREE William Douglas The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. See Sat 24. ■ CCJ and Three for a Girl Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £5. A night showcasing Edinburgh University bands. FREE The Dark Lights, Havana Rising and Tall Tales Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. Local bands.
■ Gruff Rhys The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7pm. £13.50. The frontman of Super Furry Animals presents material from his solo album, Hotel Shampoo. ■ Steve Cradock and Aaron Wright The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £12.50. The Ocean Colour Scene and Paul Weller guitarist tours his solo psychedelic pop sounds. FREE Dark Light Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7.30pm. Special gig launching their new single.
Sunday 9 Glasgow ■ Big Blues Day The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 01698 360085. 2pm. £tbc. Line-up tbc. ■ Hazy Recollections @ Glasgow Americana Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 2–5.30pm. £6 in advance; £8 on the door. The Hazy Recollections team bring their chilled afternoon vibes to the festival, with featured performances by The Doghouse Roses, The Dirt, Andrea Glass, Porch Song Anthology and Colin Train. Part of Glasgow Americana Festival. FREE The Sunday Drivers La Bodega Tapas Bar, 1120 South Street, 581 3401. 3.30pm. See Sun 25. ■ Snoop Dogg, Chipmunk and The Airplane Boys SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 6.30pm. £25–£29.50. The Doggfather supplies the laidback hip hop. ■ Benjamin Francis Leftwich Òran Mór, 731-735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £8. The Yorkshire singer- songwriter’s indie pop is influenced by Kate Bush and Sigur Ros. With support from Daughter. ■ Black Veil Brides, Yashin and My Passion O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. Over-14s show. Latest make-up-smeared glam metal upstarts to come for your daughters. ■ The Coffins, Red Eye and Dougsy Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7pm. Charity fundraiser for Love Hope Strength. ■ Smokehead Rocks tour O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10. Headed by sleaze rockers The
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival
For the first three weeks of October this multi-disciplinary festival will be taking place in theatres, cinemas, libraries and community halls. Aiming to engage people with the issues facing those with mental health problems, the festival offers an exciting range of film, drama and comedy, plus a music line-up which includes a free performance in Nobles Bar, Leith from Rod Jones (above) and the Fruit Tree Foundation, plus Marry Waterson and Oliver Knight at Platform in Easterhouse. (See page 81 for details of how to win tickets.) ■ Various venues, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Sat 1–Mon 24 Oct. See mhfestival.com.