midnight; £4 after. Acoustic blues and classic rock. FREE Soho Dandy, Havana Rising and Bohemond Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. Bluesy indie. The Starlets, Falling & Laughing, Ace Bushey Striptease and Flea Monkey Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8-16 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7pm. £tbc. Alternative pop featuring Glasgow’s The Starlets. Bandioke Citrus Club, 40–42 Grindlay St, 622 7086. 7.30–10.30pm. £4 includes entry to Planet Earth. See Fri 21. The Ukrainians Association Of Ukrainians, 14 Royal Terrace, 556 7622. 7.30pm. £10 in advance; £12 on the door. A mix of Eastern folk and Western rock. Gallo Rojo, Lisa Rigby & Penny Stone, Stevie Palmer, Ruari Sutherland and The Linties The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 Pleasance, 556 6550. 8pm. £10 (£5). Benefit gig for Edinburgh Anti-Cuts Alliance with a mix of roots, singer-songwriters, beatboxing, traditional music and anti-fascist Scottish and Spanish musicians Gallo Rojo. Compared by performance poet and stand- up Brendan Moohan. Singleskin The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £5. Dunfermline band promoting new LP Millions of Comforting Arms.

Saturday 29 Glasgow FREE Diana Schad Urban Bar & Brasserie, 23–25 St Vincent Place, 248 5636. 5pm. See Fri 21. FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 6pm. See Thu 20. Magic of the New 80s SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 6.30pm. £39. False alarm it’s the old 80s being referred to here, in the shape of nostalgia performances by Paul Young, Boney M and former members of Simple Minds. Dananananaykroyd O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10. Flailing noise action from the soon to disband, Dananananaykroyd. Idiomatic, Jolly Boy Johns, Audiodriver, Skeleton Soldier and Peppermint Fiction Barrowland 2, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. Local band line-up. Let’s Play God, Scarcinogen, Semper Fi and Fallen Riot Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £6. Over-14s show. Line-up of local metal bands. Maverick Sabre and Delilah O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10.50. Aka English/Irish rapper/singer Michael Stafford, encroaching on Plan B’s indie crooner territory. Note rescheduled date. Chatham County Line Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7.30pm. £13.50. Old time bluegrass and Americana from this North Carolina quartet who do a mean line in close harmony. Diana Jones CCA, 350 Sauchiehall

Lykke Li

With a bit more angles and edge than the average pop star, Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson’s catchy alt-pop melodies and dark beats get her crowds dancing, but while others accessorise their performance with sequins or cartoonish sex appeal, this Swede quirk-popper prefers to add a hint of the unhinged. Support comes from the precociously talented, prematurely world-weary Soderbergh sisters, aka First Aid Kit. ABC, Glasgow, Sun 30 Oct. (Rock & Pop)

Street, 352 4900. 7.30pm. £13. Singer- songwriter Jones returns with her stripped down Tennessee sounds. An Evening with Dean Park Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield St, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £17–£18.50 (£17.50). Big band and Motown classics, with added comedic talents. FREE Edinburgh School for the Deaf, She’s Hit and The Poison Sisters Heavenly, 185 Hope Street, 353 0884. 8pm. Fuzzed up psyche shoegaze and distorted guitars from ESD at this Hellishly night. Horror Hop Flat 0/1, 162 Bath Street, 331 6227. 8pm–2am. £5. With live rockabilly and blues band The Shiverin’ Sheiks playing two 45 minute sets and a club night afterwards. If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. £tbc. Glasgow’s IYLHYBHBN cite Dirty Three and Tom Waits as influences on their haunting, lyrical sound. Somatic, Ariel View and Ripley Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Clydebank indie rockers top the

bill. Wishbone Ash The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 01698 360085. 8pm. £15 in advance; £17 on the door; £28.95 with early dinner at 6pm. UK rock veterans and twin guitar pioneers. Bong, Ian Campbell F-W, Cryptic Salve Band, The Cosmic Dead and K. Love The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8.30pm. £5. Giant doomy sludgy stoner metal, drone rock, Kraut grooves and concrete collages. FREE Isis Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Soft rock. Michael Hargan and Mark Geary Cottier Theatre, 93–95 Hyndland Street, 248 8330. 8.30pm. £10. Double bill of singer-songwriters with U2/Dylan/Cash- influenced Hargan and New York-based Irishman Geary who has been compared to Van Morrison. Edinburgh The Ged Hanley, Lewis Hamilton & The Boogie Brothers, Soulussion and The Demons Eye Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 5pm. Free


before midnight; £4 after. Blues, funk and rock. FREE William Douglas The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. See Sat 22. Bainbridge Presents Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8-16 Morrison Street, 228 9393. 7pm. £5. Band showcase, line-up tbc. The Blackout and We Are the Ocean The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £15. Vigorous Welsh nu-metallers signed to Fierce Panda. Crazy P and Tokyoblu The Green Room, 12 Picardy Pl, 220 6176. 7pm. £10 in advance; more on the door. Chilled and eclectic electronica tinged with disco and lounge, as part of Devil Disco Club’s second birthday party celebrations. Forth ‘Ones to Watch’ Final The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £5. Showcase of up-and- coming acts featuring sets from Nettles, The Directors, New Confessions, Caroline Gilmour and Tom Vevers. Hurricane Party, Steve Heron and Craig Souter Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £4. Rock and acoustic sounds. The Merrylees Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £tbc. Indie. Album launch party. PEJA The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7pm. £17. Polish rapper and songwriter, best know as the frontman of Slum Attack. Sam Duckworth and Shoes & Socks Off Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £10. See Fri 28. FREE Stewart MacLennan Henderson’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7–9.30pm. See Sat 22. Black Bomb A, Certain Death, Torn Face and Lords of Bastard Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry Street, 556 3254. 8pm. £5. Hardcore, metal and heavy rock ‘Hallowe’en from Hell’. FREE The UnbeLeithables The Parlour Bar, 142 Duke Street, 555 3848. 8pm. Fun eclectic covers from this Edinburgh band. Whirlwind Spider’s Web Cellar Bar, 258 Morrison Street, 228 1949. 8.30pm. £tbc. Rock’n’roll for Hallowe’en.

Sunday 30 Glasgow FREE The Sunday Drivers La Bodega Tapas Bar, Dance with Attitude Studios, 1120 South Street, 581 3401. 3.30pm. See Sun 23. FREE The MeatMen Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 6pm. See Thu 20. Octane OK, Jody Has a Hitlist, No Lights at Lockdown, Forgotten Sunday and The Celestians O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 6.30pm. £6. Birmingham power pop band head this bill. Lykke Li and First Aid Kit O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £12.50. Ethereal, quirky, tribal electro from the Swedish vocalist who has spread

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