Girls The San Francisco duo tour their woozy yet majestic new album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Stereo, Glasgow, Fri 11 Nov. (Rock & Pop)

FOUND, Ben Butler & Mousepad (pictured) and S-Type A kaleidoscopic evening of electronic music in the grand surrounds of the Chambers Street museum, curated by The List. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Fri 11 Nov. (Rock & Pop)

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Once a third of Silver Jews, and a fifth of Pavement, these days the Californian indie-rocker tours with his jangling, twanging rock troupe, The Jicks. The Arches, Glasgow, Fri 11 Nov. (Rock & Pop) The Shivers The New York rock-pop duo play as part of an all-day Guy Fawkes party in Fife, plus one night in Glasgow. Fence’s Flamin’ Hot Loggz, Anstruther, Sat 5 Nov; Mono, Glasgow, Mon 7 Nov. (Rock & Pop)

Gizeh Records presents The Silent Bells Tour Soft sounds from the Gizeh roster, with FareWell Poetry, Sleepingdog, and Conquering Animal Sound (left). CCA, Glasgow, Tue 15 Nov; CAS also play Limbo’s 4th birthday, Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Sat 5 Nov. (Rock & Pop) Bon Iver Spine- tingling troubadour Justin Vernon tours his recent self-titled second album, the follow up to ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’. See preview, page 81. SOLD OUT. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 22 Oct. (Rock & Pop)

Manowar Their first UK tour in 16 years, and they'll play debut album Battle Hymns right through from start to finish. Sure to be epic. Expect man screams. O2 Academy, Glasgow, Tue 1 November. (Rock & Pop)

Toumani Diabaté The Malian musician and his kora a sometime collaborator of Björk’s come to Edinburgh for a sure-to-be beautiful show. See Five Reasons, page 91. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 7 Nov. (Folk & World)

Minimal: Philip Glass at 75 (Part 1) The avant garde, and hugely influential composer turns 75, and Glasgow celebrates with a weekend of related concerts. See feature, page 80. Various venues, Glasgow, Sat 29 & Sun 30 Oct. (Classical)

Twin Sister Sublime dream-pop from the Long Island fivesome who sang ‘All Around and Away We Go’. See interview, right. Captains Rest, Glasgow, Wed 9 Nov; Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, Thu 10 Nov. (Rock & Pop) EAT, SLEEP and BREATHE

TWIN SISTER, a fivesome from Long Island, New York, make catchy, sometimes spooky, dream pop. Guitarist Eric Cardona (above, right) explains the band’s on-the- road eating habits What time is breakfast? Usually around 10 or 11 we are locating a Denny’s. Tea or coffee? Lately, coffee again. Not at Denny’s though. Too much water. One good cup a day. Smoking or non-smoking? Non-smoking for three of us, smoking for two. Sweet or savoury snacks? Sweet, sweet, sweet. I like fruit and sweets and sweet things. What food do you miss when you tour? Mishmosh meals that can only happen when you cook at home. Who’s the best cook you know? My mom, [keyboardist] Dev’s mom, and [bassist] Gabe or [singer] Andrea. They have the most fun with it. What’s on your rider? Hummus, baguette, fruit, veg, nice cheese, gummy bears, and whisky. Which country/city has the best food? Sheesh, that’s a hard one. San Francisco. Japan town especially. Do you eat out a lot? Every day, not counting the rare but magical meals that happen at a venue. In Big Sur this woman made us the most incredible meal, and not just by tour standards. There were figs and goat cheese on a homemade pizza. I’m getting really hungry telling you about this. Do you drink onstage? Sometimes I’ll have a little liquor, the rest of the guys will have a beer. Sometimes we all do a shot on stage. Captains Rest, Glasgow, Wed 9 Nov; Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, Thu 10 Nov. Their debut album, In Heaven, is out now on Domino.

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