FREE Rossco Galloway The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. The singer-songwriter-guitarist is regularly joined by a selection of special guests. The Houserockers, Dark Jokes and Bad Boogaloo Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 7pm. Free before midnight; £4 after. Blues, indie and bluegrass. Stanley Odd The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £6. Scottish alternative hip hop outfit touring their new EP, The Day I Went Deaf. Bandioke Citrus Club, 40–42 Grindlay Street, 622 7086. 7.30–10.30pm. £4 includes entry to Planet Earth. Your chance to sing with a real band.

Saturday 22 Glasgow Highway To Hell Weekend Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 4pm. £10. See Fri 21. FREE Veronica Falls Mono, 12 Kings Court, King Street, 553 2400. 4pm. Boy/girl indie pop/shoegaze from Veronica Falls, who feature ex-members of The Royal We. Note early doors. Veronica Falls and Muscles of Joy Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £7.50. See above. See preview, page 82. FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 6pm. See Thu 20. Ash, Futures and Virginmarys O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £18.50. Over-14s show. The Northern Irish indie power-pop rockers play their breakthrough album Free All Angels on its tenth anniversary. Duran Durand The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 01698 360085. 7pm. £10 in advance; £12 on door; £23.95 with early dinner at 5pm. Tribute to the Brum boys. Plum, Voltergeist, Miss Baudelaire, Little Nightingale,

Integra TV, Jumper’s Knee and Binary Zero Flat 0/1, 162 Bath Street, 331 6227. 7pm. Bumper electronica line- up. Part of Oxjam’s Glasgow Takeover 2011. Post Paradise, The Sideliners, Zulu People and The Works Barrowland 2, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. Local band line- up. Redwings, The Radiation Line and Noma The Flying Duck, 142 Renfield St, 564 1450. 7pm. £5. Comprising instrumental rock four-piece, folk drone duo and solo ambient guitarist. Skippy Dyes, I’m Sick, Fiction Faction and Vigo Thieves g2, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 353 3111. 7pm. Alt.rockers formerly known as The Fiction headline. Part of Oxjam’s Glasgow Takeover 2011. Zuba feat. the Glasgow Gospel Choir Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £6 in advance. Bassa beat and alt.jazz harmony from this joyous Glasgow based African band. Acrylic Iqon, Luca, Echofela, The Windows, Dirty Keys, Kiss to Kill and Herculean Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Indie pop bands from Clydebank, Falkirk and around. Part of Oxjam’s Glasgow Takeover 2011. Badmouth Battles Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 8pm. £5. Hip hop slam battle and live performances from Mr Jinx & El Green, The Being, Loki, Gasp & Depths and others. Callum Baird, Two Rivers, Shambles Miller, Gillian Christie, Laura Healy, Tragic O’Hara and Hector Bizerk The Griffin, 226 Bath Street, 331 5170. 8pm. Line-up of singer- songwriterly types. The Establishment, Sol Diablos, The Trade and Modern Kind Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Live music. The Hardy Boys, Wake the


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President and Ste McCabe The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. £5. The Hardy Boys launch their album British Melancholy. Sonic Hearts Foundation, Stuntman Mike, The Black Hand Gang and How to Swim Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. Effects-drenched guitar-wielding Glasgow four-piece headline. Part of Oxjam’s Glasgow Takeover 2011. Will Hanson, The NK Jays, Adopted as Holograph and Rose Parade The Buff Club, 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. 8pm. Local singer-songwriter, originally from London, plays tracks from his album Moving A Body. Part of Oxjam’s Glasgow Takeover 2011. FREE Independence Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Live music. The Travelling Band, The Rudiments, The Feather Man and Penny Black King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Indie folk charmers from Manchester supported by The Rudiments’ melodic 60s-inspired harmony sounds. Cafe Disco, Baldego, Verse Metrics, Where We Lay Our Heads and Suspire Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. Mellow funk rock from Baldego and melodic rock from Suspire. Part of Oxjam’s Glasgow Takeover 2011. Church of Confidence Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 9pm. £8. German punks. Olympic Swimmers CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 10.30pm. £3. Melodious indie pop from this Glasgow five-piece, fronted by Susie Liddell, who have been compared to everyone from the Delgados to Electrelane. Part of Document 9. Q Burns Abstract Message Berkeley Suite, 237 North Street, 237 3235. 11pm–3am. £5. Aka Orlando DJ/remixer Michael Donaldson.

Edinburgh Ged Hanley, Mainstreet Blues, Soul Simplicity and Dignan, Dowell & White Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 5pm. Free before midnight; £4 after. Blues, soul and ‘jam band’ rock. FREE William Douglas The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Unplugged session with William Douglas and friends. Elephant Stone, Delta Mainline and The Merrylees The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7pm. £7 in advance; £8 on the door. Psychedelic rock and trippy raga from Canadian sitar player Rishi Dhir. Grievlings and Elucktrick The Third Door, 45–47 Lothian St, 225 6313. 7pm. £4. Guitar rock from London and Krakow. Jade & The Jacks Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8-16 Morrison St, 228 9393. 7pm. £5 includes entry to Dr No’s. R&B and ska. Oxjam Ska Gig Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Pl, 229 1442. 7pm. £5. Three bands tbc. Patrick Wolf and Cock’n’Bull Kid Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £13.50. Folktronica urchin turned theatrical troubadour ploughing his own furrow. See feature, page 13. Rob St John, Meursault and eagleowl Pilrig St Paul’s Church, Pilrig Street, Leith Walk, 553 1876. 7pm. £tbc. Lo-fi and post-folk, including the beautifully delicate, Will Oldham-esque sounds of Oxford-via-Edinburgh-via- Lancashire minstrel Rob St John. Launching Rob’s new album. FREE Stewart MacLennan Henderson’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7–9.30pm. Guitarist and singer-songwriter. Whole Lotta Led The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £13. Gloucestershire-based Led Zeppelin tribute band, approved by Jimmy Page, play Led Zeppelin IV to mark the 40th anniversary of its release.

✽✽ Bon Iver Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT.



The List hesitates not a moment in declaring this picture of dusky American pop perfection a star in the making how could the self-styled ‘gangsta Nancy Sinatra’ not be? The New Yorker’s debut single ‘Video Games’ a YouTube sensation that’s scored more than 1.5 million plays since mid-August has made her the toast of all from Pitchfork to daytime Radio 1, and she’s been selling out shows on the strength of subsequent curiosity alone.

Whoa there, isn’t Rebecca Black a ‘YouTube sensation’? Del Rey’s no purveyor of laughably literal kiddy-pop sultry, sophisticated and smoky, the 24- year-old’s stuff seems aimed distinctly at grown-ups. Set to a mournful piano and shivering strings, ‘Video Games’ weighs heavy with the everyday sadness of a woman repeatedly scorned by a man who’d rather play Xbox than get X-rated.

She’s not exactly tough on the eye how do I get that look?

Mix two parts 60s Hollywood starlet with one part trailer-trash vixen. Serve with a twist of hip hop honey and a pout you could hang your coat on. Hmm, it all sounds a bit too good to be true.

Del Rey’s 4-realness is questionable this is not her first coming as an artist: she released an EP in 2009 under her given name Lizzy Grant, and made a whole album with über- producer David Kahne, which was mysteriously shelved. Shady music biz forces have evidently conspired behind the scenes to help to craft a package so complete, but Del Rey insists that she writes her own songs and makes her own videos, and if they’re all as good as ‘Video Games’, who cares? (Malcolm Jack) Oran Mor, Glasgow, Sat 5 Nov,

Justin Vernon returns with more delicate and beautiful acoustic folk and Americana. See preview, page 82. How Sweet It Is: Motown’s Greatest Hits The Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Pl, 0844 847 1660. 7.30pm. £24.25. Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music.