The best rock, pop, jazz & folk
The Gossip So what is this, the third time here in as many months? The Gossip seem to love Glasgow almost as much as Glasgow loves The Gossip. ABC, Glasgow, Tue 27 Feb. (Rock & Pop)
Bloc Party They may be the definition of ‘miserable indie kids’ but however seriously they take themselves, Bloc Party can’t help but make music that is rarely less than special. Barrowland, Glasgow, Sat 17 Feb; Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Tue 20 Feb. (Rock & Pop)
African Soul Rebels See preview, right. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sun 18 Feb. (Folk)
Jarvis Shame he’s not doing any Pulp songs in these sets but there’s enough meat on his debut solo platter to keep us gnawing at the buckle of his raincoat with joy. ABC, Glasgow, Tue 20 Feb. (Rock & Pop)
Mr McFall’s Chamber The cunning deconstructors of contemporary classical music welcome Northumbian piper Kathryn Tickell and saxophonist Tim Garland onboard for another of their joyful musical detours. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 20 Feb; Tollbooth, Stirling, Wed 21 Feb. (Jazz, Folk, Classical)
Tilly and the Wall The patronage of Conor ‘Bright Eyes’ Oberst and Hot Chip is just the start of it for these spritely mid-western indie tykes. See preview, page 64. King Tut’s, Glasgow, Wed 21 Feb.
(Rock & Pop)
Patrick Wolf See preview, left. Oran Mor, Glasgow, Fri 23 Feb. (Rock & Pop)
Amy Winehouse The singer of Glasgow noisemongers Desalvo described Winehouse as ‘pure Dusty’ when The List came upon him at a Tool gig last year, and who are we to argue with such an esteemed music documentarian? Carling Academy, Glasgow, Tue 27 Feb.
(Rock & Pop)