■ Transmission and Aperture The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register St, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £8. Joy Division tribute. FREE 2am Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 9pm. Pop.
Sunday 23 Glasgow ■ Michigan The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 01698 360085. 2pm. Afternoon gig. FREE Black River Theory and Betatone Distraction Slouch, 203–5 Bath Street, 221 5518. 6pm. Glasgow blues band and electro pop outfit play at this week’s Blues Kitchen. FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 6pm. See Thu 20. ■ Apart From Rod The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 01698 360085. 7pm. CANCELLED. ■ Charlie Simpson The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £12.50. The ex Busted and Fightstar frontman in more reflective, solo guise. ■ John Foxx & The Maths and Tara Busch The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7pm. £20. Synth pop and electronica from former Ultravox vocalist John Foxx. See preview, page 81. ■ Sound of Guns, Jack Townes and Replay O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6. Alt.rock quintet from Liverpool. ■ Wolves in the Throne Room and Wolvserpent Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £10. Astral black metal band from US indie central Olympia, Washington. ■ Yann Tiersen and Lanterns on the Lake O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £15. Revered in his native France, the multi-instrumentalist best known in the UK for his score to Amelie puts the accordion and piano away for a more rocky sound with his band. ■ Amongst the Arrows Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm.
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Ambassadors of Morocco £10
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Sat 12th Nov Classic Clapton
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Keith James/Songs of Leonard Cohen
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Emo rock. ■ Black Sundays, Revolution Reload, Maybe Tomorrow and Landslide Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. £5. Rock and punk. ■ The Drifters Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £25 (£24). See Thu 20. ■ Fiona Cuthill & Stevie Lawrence St Andrews in the Square, 1 St Andrews Sq, 559 5902. 7.30pm. £10. Modern Celtic sounds with prog rock and trad folk from this duo (both members of Rallion). ■ Alan Frew Band and Sean Kennedy Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. £5. Folk pop songwriter from Troon. ■ The Chakras Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. Indie psychedelia from London town. ■ Elephant Stone, The Hidden Masters and Fried Medicine The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. See Sat 22. ■ Elliott Smith Tribute Night Mono, 12 Kings Court, King Street, 553 2400. 8pm. £4. Tribute evening to the late singer-songwriter, featuring performances by Endor, Monoganon, Male Pattern Band, The Big Nowhere and more. Proceeds to Aberlour Children’s Charity. FREE Those Pesky Kids Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. Swing jazz funk. FREE No Comet CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 10pm. Live music. Part of Document 9. Edinburgh ■ Severe Torture, Cerebral Bore and Cancerous Womb Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry St, 556 3254. 3.30pm. £10. Death metal, thrash and doom, more tbc. ■ The Young Knives and My Tiny Robots Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £10. Jerky post- punk featuring the eccentrically-named bassist House of Lords who count Tom Vek and Gang of Four among their fans. ■ Former Monarchs Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8-16 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7.30pm. £5. Edgy guitars, harmonies and thumping rhythms formed by members of The Redneck Manifesto and Marvin Revolt. FREE November Orchid, Toy Machine and Simon Kempston Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 9.30pm. Indie and folky blues.
Monday 24 Glasgow FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 6pm. See Thu 20. ■ FIRE! with Oren Ambarchi CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 7pm. £10. Free jazz, kosmische grooves and heavy psych riffola from this Swedish trio, now with added drone from Oren Ambarchi on guitar and electronics. ■ Funeral for a Friend, The Amity Affliction, Escape the Fate, Straight Lines and The Bunny The Bear Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. 7pm. £16.50. Over-14s show. Increasingly mainstream rocking from nice Welsh emo lads who are popular with the young goths of today. With bumper support bill. ■ Michael Franti & Spearhead Òran Mór, 731-735 Gt Western Rd, 565 1000. 7pm. £16.50. Socially conscious, rootsy hip hop and funk from Franti who has spent the last few years travelling around the Middle East but whose music is getting lighter and more throwaway. ■ River City Ransom O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. Pop-metal four-piece from Glasgow. ■ Volbeat and Black Spiders The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. 7pm. £10. Over-14s show. Danish band playing a combination of heavy metal, punk rock and rockabilly. ■ Wilco and Jonathan Wilson Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £23.50–£26.50. Respected alt.country-
turned-classic troubadour outfit who recently worked with Mavis Staples. ■ Envy Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 8pm. £12.50. Japanese hardcore rock terrorists who record for Mogwai’s Rock Action label. FREE Michael Simons Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. Glasgow-based guitarist playing folk, blues and beyond. ■ She Keeps Bees Captain’s Rest, 185 Great Western Road, 332 7304. 8pm. £6. Boy/girl guitar and drums blues rock duo, like The White Stripes in reverse. ■ Jon Allen and John Rush King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Devon- raised singer/guitarist who has supported KT Tunstall and Damien Rice. Edinburgh ■ Buddy Holly’s Rock’n’Roll Jukebox Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £15.25 (£13.25). See Thu 20. FREE Napier Live Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 8.30pm. Covers and originals with Claire and Kara.
Tuesday 25 Glasgow FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 6pm. See Thu 20. ■ Burn the Sunset and Never Cry Wolf Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 6.30pm. £5. Over-14s show. Local hardcore bands. ■ Abgott and L. Sol Tace Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £7. Black metallers from London. ■ Bowling for Soup, Suburban Legend and Orange O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £18.50. Over-14s show. Dumb punk pop played by big guys. ■ The Kixx O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10 (£15 VIP ticket, includes meet and greet and access to soundcheck). Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Boy band who have toured with Olly Murs and JLS. ■ The Union The Cathouse, 15 Union Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £10. Blues-rock from this new outfit from ex-Thunder guitarist Luke Morley and ex-Wintervill vocalist/guitarist Peter Shoulder. ■ An Evening With James Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £22.50–£45. The baggy veterans perform their back catalogue with the lofty accompaniment of the Orchestra of the Swan and the Manchester Consort Choir. FREE James Johnston, McCann and Soft Black Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. Live music. ■ General Fiasco, Yes Cadets and Wonder Villains King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £6. Over-14s show. Alt.rock and hard hitting pop punk from Belfast outfit General Fiasco. ■ Other Lives and Washington
90 THE LIST 20 Oct–17 Nov 2011