■ Dressed To Kill The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £10. A tribute to the rock gods in make-up, Kiss. ■ Lloyd Cole Òran Mór, 731-735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £18.50. See Thu 10. ■ The Moons Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. Sixties-influenced indie sounds from The Moons who supported OCS on their recent tour. ■ Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fool’s Gold SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7pm. £47.50. The efficient veteran LA funk rockers return with their tenth album I’m With You featuring their new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. ■ W.E.F.U.N.K. Club 520, 520 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0755. 7pm. £6. Dirty funk/hip hop sounds from the band fronted by Reverend Professor O Greasy. ■ Waiting for Go Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £5 in advance; £6 on door. Clydebank indie rock quintet. ■ Mummy Short Arms, Captain Majestic and Naked Strangers Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. £tbc. Kooky alt.rockers launch new single ‘Change’. ■ Led Astray and Chris Price Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Led Zeppelin tribute band. ■ Tragic City Thieves The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Glam punk from TCT. ■ United Fruit, Hey Enemy and Salo Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £4 in advance; £5 on door. Alt.rock four-piece headline. Part of Nice’n’Sleazy’s 20th birthday celebrations. ■ Who’s Next The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 01698 360085. 8pm. £10.50 in advance; £12 on door; £24.45 with early dinner at 6. Tribute to The Who as they were back in the 70s. ■ Yes SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 8pm. £34.50. The proggers are back with a touring line-up of Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White, Oliver Wakeman (son of Rick) and Jon Anderson soundalike Benoit David, who was recruited, in prog-will-eat-itself style, from a Yes tribute band. FREE Confusion Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Local rock band play covers from the 70s. ■ Kate Walsh King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £12.50. Fey and whimsical young singer- songwriter from Brighton. With support from Alan McKim. ■ Azari & III, L-Vis 1990, Visions Of Trees and Josh Jones The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 9pm–1am. £8. Throbbing Detroit techno and soulful funk influences mixed with 90s rave and New York disco. See preview, page 81. Edinburgh FREE Bruncheon! Featuring The Sound of Muesli Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 555 7100. 11am–3.30pm. Live music plus your choice of breakfast, traditional or continental. If you can have a dinner dance, why not a breakfast dance? ■ Blackjack Blues Band and The Demons Eye Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 5pm. Free before midnight; £4 after. Classic blues and rock. FREE William Douglas The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. See Sat 22. ■ Eddi Reader The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £23. One of contemporary British music’s leading ladies. Incorporating pop, jazz, folk and ballads. ■ For Those About To Rock: Livewire AC/DC and The ZZ Tops The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £17.50. Classic rock night with tributes to AC/DC and ZZ Top. ■ KT Tunstall The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £20. Solo tour from the feisty Scottish singer- songwriter with a Brit, Ivor Novello and Scottish Style Award under her belt.
Adding to the list of performing musical twins (see also Tegan and Sara, the Dessners in The National, School of Seven Bells, Jedward and Bros), this quartet from London is fronted by twin brothers Miles and Marcus Haughton. Their sound is a summery one, a pared-down guitar pop, with a drifty vocal from Miles that’s already earned him some David Byrne comparisons. ■ Nice & Sleazy’s, Glasgow, Thu 3 Nov. (Rock & Pop)
■ Mindset a Threat, AWOL, Definitions and Bound to Perdition Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. 7pm. £4 in advance; £5 on the door. Heavy metal riffs from this Edinburgh mob. ■ Roy’s Iron DNA and Capstin Pole Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £5. Indie/dance rockers. Launching their new EP. ■ Sing for Smiles Charity Showcase The Yard Leith, 2 Bonnington Road Lane, 555 5721. 7pm. £5. Students at the local singing school perform solo and in groups. Plus charity raffle. FREE Stewart MacLennan Henderson’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7–9.30pm. See Sat 22. ■ The Stormy Seas, Woodenbox and Shooting Stansfield Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £5. Folky indie album launch party for Of Rust and Loss. ■ Joe McElderry Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 13–29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £28.50–£31. Winner of series six of The X Factor and series two of Popstar to Operastar is probably best-known for singles ‘The Climb’ and ‘Ambitions’. ■ Party Fears Three The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £8 in advance; £10 on the door. Classic 80s covers band re- engineered for the 21st century.
Sunday 13 Glasgow FREE The Sunday Drivers La Bodega Tapas Bar, Dance with Attitude Studios, 1120 South Street, 581 3401. 3.30pm. See Sun 23. FREE Bad Bad Men, The Aspect and Stephanie McClain Slouch, 203–5 Bath Street, 221 5518. 6pm. Live music at this week’s Blues Kitchen. FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 6pm. See Thu 20. ■ Brigade Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £8. London-based alt.rock quartet touring for the last time. ■ Jim Lauderdale Òran Mór, 731-735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £13.50. Rootsy bluegrass and country from Grammy winner Lauderdale. ■ KT Tunstall, Sam Lewis and Rozi Plain The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7pm. £20. See Sat 12. ■ The Ocean Between Us Soundhaus, 47 Hydepark Street, 221 4659. 7pm. Hardcore quintet from Yorkshire. ■ Smashing Pumpkins and Ringo Deathstarr O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton Street, 0844 477 2000. 7pm. £35. Billy Corgan and co – whoever they may be
these days – are back to remind us of the hits ahead of the re-release of their entire back catalogue over the next couple of years, plus long-awaited ‘album-within- an-album’ Oceania. ■ Russian Ninjas Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. £3. Glasgow indie rockers. ■ The Deadly Viper Guitar Squad and Glasgow Glam Bangers The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Psychedelic blues from DVGS. ■ Haight Ashbury Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £5 in advance; £6 on door. Sweet female harmonies applied to songs about drinking too much whisky from the headliners. Part of Nice’n’Sleazy’s 20th birthday celebrations. FREE John Rush Boudoir Wine Bar, Merchant Square, Candleriggs, 552 4774. 8–10pm. See Sun 30. FREE Obsessive Compulsive, Throne O’ Diablo, Bacchus Barachus and Marik The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Metal line-up. ■ Vessels, Hunt/Gather and Analogue of the Sun Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £6. Experimental post-rock from Leeds. Edinburgh ■ Billy Bragg and Sound of Rum The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £13. British institution and political rabble rouser Bragg now curates the Left Field at Glastonbury and takes the concept on the road with support from hip hop poets Sound of Rum. FREE Jamie Scott Café Grande, 184 Bruntsfield Place, 228 1188. 7pm. See Sun 30. ■ Kate Walsh Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £12. See Sat 12. ■ Shaun William Ryder The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £20. Solo show from The Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman. FREE Johnson Brothers Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 9.30pm. Covers.
Monday 14 Glasgow FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 6pm. See Thu 20. ■ Tinie Tempah, Nero and Redlight SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7pm. £21.50. See Wed 2. FREE Hoi Polloi, Clyping Kids and Starscreen Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. Alt and indie bands from Glasgow plus acoustic act.
Edinburgh ■ Red Sky July Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £10. Vintage country rock from husband and wife duo Ally McErlaine (Texas) and Shelly Poole (Alisha’s Attic) plus singer Charity Hair. ■ Wild Beasts The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £13.50. Flamboyant Weimar cabaret-like sounds and mellower, broodier material from touted Lake District quartet Wild Beasts. ■ Gaia Epicus, Komatoze and Dirty Rose Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Norwegian prog power metal.
Glasgow FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 6pm. See Thu 20. ■ Anna Calvi and Hallowe’en, Alaska Òran Mór, 731-735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £10. Gothic dramatic indie from this singer- songwriter, officially tipped as ‘one to watch in 2011’ by the likes of The Times, NME and Classic Rock. ■ KMFDM, Met’l Tek and Trauma Inc Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £15. Veteran German industrial outfit whose full name Kein Mehrheit Fur Die Mitleid means ‘no pity for the majority’. ■ Madina Lake The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £12.50. Over-14s show. Chicago rock quartet fronted by twin brothers Nathan and Matthew Leone who kick-started their band with money they won appearing on ‘The Fear Factor’, the crazy cats. ■ The Naked & Famous O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £14. Indie ensemble, who were nominated for the BBC Sound of 2011 poll and have topped the charts in their native New Zealand. ■ The Secret Sisters The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7pm. £12.50. Sibling harmony duo from the US south singing old school folk and country songs to the approval of the likes of Elvis Costello and Jack White. ■ John Mayall Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £28. See Sat 12. ■ Portugal. The Man Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £7. Alaskan indie rock trio, now based in Portland, Oregon, who tap into folk, blues and soul influences. ✽✽ Sleepingdog, Conquering Animal Sound and Farewell Poetry CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 8pm. £6. Three acts from Leeds-based independent label Gizeh records, including Scotland’s own ambient electronica duo Conquering Animal Sound. ■ St Vincent Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 8pm. £10. Sublime sounds from the Kate Bush-like St Vincent, aka former Polyphonic Spree/Sufjan Stevens guitarist Annie Clark. See preview, page 82. ■ The Antlers King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. No-nonsense, stripped back rock from the band formerly known as Midnight Machine. Edinburgh ■ The Little Kicks Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Upbeat Aberdeen-based four-piece who have supported the likes of Editors, The Kooks and Mystery Jets. FREE Johnny Downie, Alan Smithee, The Mademoiselle and Hooded Zephyr Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 8pm. Garage rock and punk.
Glasgow FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 6pm. See Thu 20. 20 Oct–17 Nov 2011 THE LIST 101