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Thursday 17 Glasgow ■ J Cole O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £16. American rapper and producer signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label. ■ The Merrylees, Huevo & the Giant, Dirty Old Red, The Sea Kings and Starling Stairway Club, 95 Union Street, 221 1009. 7pm. Marshalls band night.
W I N S T U F F
WIN MALCOLM MIDDLETON TICKETS
The magnificent Mr Middleton further develops his Human Don’t Be Angry side-project this December, with live shows at
Electric Circus, Edinburgh on Wed 14 Dec, and Oran Mor, Glasgow on Thu 15 Dec. To read an interview with Malcy, crack open your copy of this year’s Christmas Wish List, conveniently bundled up with this issue; and to win tickets to the show at the Oran Mor, visit list.co.uk/offers. WIN TICKETS TO GIO FESTIVAL IV
The fourth annual festival from the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra takes place at the CCA from Fri 25–Sun 27 Nov and celebrates experimental and improvisational approaches to music making. Among those joining the Orchestra this year are Japanese jazz experimentalist Satoko Fujii, Aidan Moffat collaborator Bill Wells (see album review, page 88) and live remix artist Jan Bang. We’ve got a pair of weekend passes up for grabs, as well as two pairs for workshop sessions to be held on Sun 27 Nov – one for adults, and one for children aged three to five. To win, head to list.co.uk/offers by Thu 24 Nov. HOW TO ENTER
Log onto list.co.uk/offers. Closing date for competitions is Wed 14 Dec, unless otherwise stated. There is no cash alternative. Usual List rules apply.
92 THE LIST 17 Nov–1 Dec 2011
■ Smokehead Rocks tour O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £10. Featured bands are Airrace, Houston, Vega, Casablanca and Coldspell. ■ Jackie Leven Woodend Tennis & Bowling Club, 10 Chamberlain Road, 959 1428. 7.30pm. £10. Respected blues/rock vocalist who can also spin a good tale at his gigs. FREE Kevin McGuire and The Miss’s Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 7.30pm. Playing new acoustic night Playpark. ■ Let’s Play God, Final Silence and Semper Fi Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. £6 including free entry to The Cathouse afterwards. Metal triple bill. FREE Andrea Heins Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. Canadian singer/songwriter on guitar and auto-harp. ■ Evol and Sundancer The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Atmospheric post-punk described as ‘Cocteau Twins meets At the Drive-In’. FREE Seed and Craig Souter Black Sparrow, 241 North Street, 221 5530. 8pm. Acoustic sets. FREE Siamese Ghosts, Stephen Armour, No Fxd Abode and Martin Livingstone Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Alt.rock. ✽✽ William Harness Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. free. Could this be an undercover name for the much-loved poet-pervs, Arab Strap? Part of Nice’n’Sleazy’s 20th birthday celebrations. FREE Jam Session Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Hosted by Independence. ■ Red Snapper and dBass King Tut’s, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £15. Instrumental jazz, funk, jungle, trip-hop, hip-hop and breakbeat from Warp Records’ Red Snapper. Please note rescheduled date. FREE Acoustic Open Mic 1901 Bar and Bistro, 1534 Pollockshaws Road. 9pm. Weekly open mic. FREE Open Mic Night The Bay, 142 West Regent Street. 9pm. With a free drink for all performers. FREE Live at Lebowskis Lebowskis, 1008 Argyle Street, 564 7988. 9.30pm. Weekly acoustic showcase hosted by David Duffy. Edinburgh FREE Henry Ibbs Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 9pm. Electro- acoustic sounds from singer-songwriter Ibbs and friends. FREE Henry Ibbs The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. See Thu 17. ■ Alkaline Trio and Dave Hause The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 332 2232. 6.30pm. RESCHEDULED (new date 7 May, original tickets still valid). ■ Dave Arcari The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7pm. £7. Alt.blues guitarist Arcari performs from latest album Devil’s Left Hand. ■ Halloween, Alaska Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £7. Minnesota indie rock signed to Bon Iver’s label. ■ Remember Remember, Dam Mantle and Adam Stafford Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £6. Vic Galloway chooses more of his favourite Scottish bands, headed by the looped and found sounds of Glasgow’s Remember Remember. ■ Wire and Talk Normal The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £15. Post-punk legends who have regrouped again and can be trusted to make a taut yet melodic racket. ■ Axis Of and Skeleton Verse Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry St, 556 3254. 8pm. £4. Post hardcore from Ireland. ■ Kenyan Orphan Project Fundraiser The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4. Music and entertainment to raise money for charity.
FREE The Apple Beggars The White Horse, 266 Canongate. 8.30pm. A night of classic 60s and 70s covers (from ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ to ‘Live and Let Die’) from Rab Howat and Kenny Herbert. Intimate acoustic special. ■ Click Clack Club The Third Door, 45–47 Lothian Street, 225 6313. 8.30pm. £3. Funky experimental music club. Joined by WonderWinds (three saxes and percussion) and more. FREE Launch Pad The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, 226 4380. 9pm. A night of new up-coming bands. FREE Starscreen, Echofela and Scrap Brain Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 9.30pm. Acoustic blues, pop and grunge. ■ Future Heroes The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2–£3. Groovy funk four-piece with ace guitarist Aki Remally.
Friday 18 Glasgow ■ Alabama 3 and Woodenbox O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £18. Characterful blend of southern-fried preachifying, dancefloor- friendly beats and a whole lotta love. With support from a Glasgow band who blend indie, folk and country sounds. ■ Arches, Verse Metrics and Farewell Singapore Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. Majestic guitar music from Verse Metrics. ■ Esperanza g2, 490 Sauchiehall Street, 353 3111. 7pm. £6. Popular local ska outfit. ■ Friendly Fires, SBTRKT and Chad Valley Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. £16. Post- punk indie sounds from this St Albans trio, at one point lumped in with the nu- rave scene, who have returned with their second album Pala. ■ The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band Òran Mór, 731-735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £12. Glam rock tribute sounds. ■ The Small Fakers O2 ABC2, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £12. Tribute to mod favourites, The Small Faces on their Ogden’s Not Gone Flake tour, the wags. ■ The Vibrators Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7pm. £9. Old school punkers formed back in 1976. ■ Wire and Talk Normal The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7pm. £15. See Thu 17. ■ Engelbert Humperdinck SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 7.30pm. £33.50–£37.50. Prepare to be dazzled by the whiteness of the smile, the golden shine of the tan and the unmistakable voice who brought you ‘Release Me’. ■ An Evening with Dimmu Borgir Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7.30pm. £16. Lock up your Christians – it’s another of those crazy Norwegian symphonic black metal bands. Playing classic 1997 album Enthrone Darkness Triumphant in full. ■ Indian Red Lopez, Cities & Skyline and This Familiar Smile Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. £4. Aberdonian five-piece mixing up indie, rock and electronica. With support from Cities & Skylines, thisfamiliarsmile and In:Auteurs. FREE The Ray-Bandos Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 7.30pm. Rhythm’n’blues and rock’n’roll covers. FREE The Core, The Collective and The Apparels Box, 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. 8pm. Live music at Boogie Wonderland. ■ Fair Game, The Dirty Hearts, Caravan Club, Alcatraz Kids and Stephanie Cheape Maggie May’s, 60 Trongate, 548 1350. 8pm. £5. Indievous night of indie bands. ■ Honey & the Herbs, Mike Hastings, Famous Dave and Drone Rivers The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Surf rock and psych folk.
■ Jim Byrne & the Blackwoods, Traquair and Larry Guild The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 8pm. £4. Another fine bill of Americana and folk at the Vagabond Social Club. ✽✽ The Twilight Sad Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 8pm. . Kilsyth trio taking their former wall-of-sound noise rock in a new, folkier direction in anticipation of next year’s album No One Can Ever Know. Part of Nice’n’Sleazy’s 20th birthday celebrations. ■ U2-2 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 all-conquering Irish behemoths. FREE Kong Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Rock covers. ■ The Rubberbandits King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Comic masked marauders from Limerick with songs about horses, greyhounds and the IRA. ■ Alabama 3’s Charity Fundraiser Soundhaus, 47 Hydepark St, 221 4659. 10.30pm–2.30am. £10. Charity aftershow party for the rabble-rousing Londoners. With live bands Little Buddha and The Carlton Jug Band, plus DJ sets from Terry & Jason Pussypower, Jake (D Wayne Love) and more. Edinburgh ■ The Flavours The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, 226 4380. 6pm. Free before 9pm; £3 before 10pm; £6 after. Jam House houseband playing crowd pleasing soul, disco, swing, ska, pop and rock’n’roll favourites. FREE Rossco Galloway The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. The singer-songwriter-guitarist is regularly joined by special guests. ■ Dead Sea Souls, OK Social Club, Bad Boogaloo and The Diversions Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 7pm. Free before midnight; £4 after. Indie, rock, bluegrass, covers and originals. ■ A Good Day to Die Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £4. Down-tempo prog rock. ■ Homework Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £5. Dark grooves and noise for dancing as Homework launch their new mini-album. ■ Liz Green and Emily Scott Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £5. Lo-fi folk and blues. ■ Soundscapism Vol 2 Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7–10pm. £5. Second instalment in a series of boundary- pushing concerts combining drone, electro-acoustic and ambient music with innovative visuals. With dark industrial ambient sounds from Moan and ‘space soundscapes’ from Kamil Kowalczyk. ■ Vantage Point and Metal Tech Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £5. Metal as VP launch new album Tomb Of The Eagles. ■ Vintage Trouble The HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. 7pm. £12.50. Old school dirty rhythm’n’blues fronted by a charismatic soul shouter with the fancy footwork of James Brown down pat. ■ The Zombies The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7.15pm. £16.50. Sublime singer Colin Blunstone and keyboard player Rod Argent of the cult 60s baroque pop band, who made some of the most rapturous music of that era, celebrate their 50th anniversary of playing together. ■ 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. ■ Wounded Knee iso-bar, 7 Bernard Street, 467 8904. 7.30pm. £4. Folky swirlings and lo-fi electronica. Launching new album House Music. Buy an advance ticket and get a free