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Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, VJs and a live jam session.

Glasgow School of Art

Sat 25 Oct

£9 in advance; £10 on the door / 0141 353 4500

Featuring Smash Kafana.

Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

£9 in advance; £10 on the door / 0131 650 4673

Featuring Smash Kafana.

Lighthouse Late

A fabulous celebration of design, music and cinema sprawling across all five floors of the Lighthouse. Performers include folk from Fife's James Yorkston, singer-songwriter Ella the Bird and DJ sets from the like of Sons & Daughters, Admiral Fallow and the Phantom Band. There's also a selection of short films from…

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

£15 / 0141 276 5365

The Vaults Halloween Raveyard

In the late nineteenth century the Vaults underground tunnels were used as a grizzly morgue facility for rotting corpses before they were transported to vast graveyards in Surrey at the end of the Necropolis Line. In the damp depths of Waterloo some have remained, and they're ready to party. Halloween attire a must, only…

The Vaults, London SE1

Thu 30 Oct

£11.50 / 020 7401 9603

Fri 31 Oct

£11.50 / 020 7401 9603

Sat 1 Nov

£11.50 / 020 7401 9603

Metronomy

Aka Brighton electronica artist and remixer Joseph Mount and his band who play breezy intelligent indie pop.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Sat 6 Dec

£18

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Fri 5 Dec

£21.50 / 020 8365 2121

O2 Academy Glasgow

Thu 4 Dec

£18 / 0844 477 2000

Nick Cave: Chasing the Myth

Images of Nick Cave in an exhibition to mark the film 20,000 Days on Earth, including stills by Amelia Troubridge and photos by David Corio, Andrew Whitton and Steve Double.

Proud Camden, London NW1

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

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Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

Raspy-voiced Motown diva whips up a soul party with such classic hits as 'Dancing in the Streets' and 'Heatwave'.

The Arches, Glasgow

Sat 13 Dec

£25.87 / 0141 565 1000

Brooklyn Bowl, London SE10

Fri 12 Dec

£25 / 020 7412 8778

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Fri 12 Dec

Brooklyn Bowl

£28 / 0844 856 0202

Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Fri 14 Nov

£20 (£18.50) / 020 8507 5607

Burnley Mechanics

Fri 21 Nov

£20 (£18) / 01282 664400

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£24 / 0844 871 3014

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GypsyFingers @ St Pancras Old Church, London.

Innovative / Cinematic folk, rock & pop duo Gypsyfingers return to London with their 5-piece live band for an intimate show at St Pancras Old Church. GypsyFingers are Victoria Coghlan and Luke Oldfield (son of Mike Oldfield).

St Pancras Old Church, London NW1

Fri 12 Dec

£12; £9 adv / 020 7388 1461

The Tom Betts Band

The Northampton-based collective plays rock covers.

The Walnut Tree Inn, Northampton

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 01604 858549

Black Stone Cherry

Southern fried rock meets timeless metal in this Kentucky band's set.

LG Arena, Birmingham

Thu 30 Oct

£25 / 0844 338 8000

Mandela Hall, Belfast

Fri 24 Oct

£18.50

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Tue 28 Oct

£25 / 02920 224488

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Day of the Dead Glesga

Slip into some fresh facepaint and practice your spooky dance – it's Día de los Muertos! Expect a Mexican fiesta with live Mariachi music courtesy of Rapido Mariachi, DJs Tigerbeat and Jill Mingo spinning Latin beats and dance floor bangers, choreographed dance from burlesque troupe the Femme Fatales and of course mucho…

Stereo, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£10 / 0141 222 2254

Dirty Dancing

Pop covers act.

Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

Fri 24 Oct

£19.50 (£18.50) / 0845 166 4356

Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£23 (£21) / 01284 758000

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£21 / 01892 530613

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£20 / 01704 533333

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Georgie Fame

Legendary jazz, soul and r'n'b keyboardist who's worked with Muddy Waters, Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison.

Grantham Meres Leisure Centre

Fri 24 Oct

£20 (£18)

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Fri 24 Oct

£20 (£18) / 01476 406158

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Georgie Fame Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

O Holy Night

The annual winter concert from Dreghorn Musical Society features Broadway show tunes, pop and winter faves.

Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Wed 10 Dec

£7 / 01563 554900

Perth All Scotland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

The 65th annual festival of its kind. Kicking off with a ceilidh, the event takes in competitions and championships during the day before finishing with the Senior Scottish Championship and performances by some of Scotland's top musicians.

Salutation Hotel, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01738 492949

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01738 492949

Roy Orbison and Friends

Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O, Jerry Lee Lewis and special guest Peter Jackson as Johnny Cash.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£17.50 / 0161 928 1677

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£19 / 01284 758000

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sat 1 Nov

£18 (£17) / 0151 907 8360

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Sam Smith

Tipped young soul pop singer making a name for himself as a guest vocalist on tracks by Disclosure and Naughty Boy.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Wed 29 Oct

£16.50

Thu 30 Oct

£16.50

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Mon 3 Nov

£16.50 / 01223 357851

Colston Hall, Bristol

Tue 4 Nov

£16.50 / 0117 922 3686

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Showaddywaddy

Doo wop nostalgia merchants, big in the 70s, with thinning quiffs these days, tour in celebration of their 40th year together.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Fri 5 Dec

£21.50 / 01274 432000

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Fri 24 Oct

£19 / 0161 928 1677

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 20 Dec

£22; £20 adv / 01284 758000

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Steve Hackett

The one-time Genesis guitarist revisits his time in the band with new versions of songs he co-wrote from the period 1971–1977.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Tue 28 Oct

£27.50–£29.50 / 01702 351135

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Sat 1 Nov

Phone for prices / 0844 249 4300

G Live, Guildford

Mon 3 Nov

£27.50–£29.50 / 0844 770 1797

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That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 13 Nov

£24.50 (£22.50) / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£24.50 / 01256 844244

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Sun 28 Dec

£24 / 01903 206206

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Twin Atlantic

Biffy and Dinosaur Jr references from the Glasgow alt.rockers who have honed their sound with radio friendly hit 'Heart and Soul'.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

£16.50 / 0141 552 4601

Sat 25 Oct

£16.50 / 0141 552 4601

Cambridge Junction

Thu 6 Nov

prices vary / 01223 511511

Cardiff University

Sun 2 Nov

£15 / 029 2078 1458

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Uncle Gilbert

The band play classic and hard rock covers.

The Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01325 313034

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