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The best rock, pop, jazz and folk

LCD Soundsystem
Wee James Murphy might not look like a rock’n’roll star but when his jackhammer electronica hits the live stage he could out do the Kaiser Chiefs for sheer civil disobedience. See preview. Barrowland. Glasgow, Fri 9 Mar. (Rock & Pop)

Gallows
OK, so billing them as the greatest punk band since The Clash might be somewhat full on, but this is more about attitude than pure sonics. Their blistering, feral stomp is as simultaneously gnarly and dynamic as you’ll hear anywhere. Barfly, Glasgow, Sat 3 Mar. (Rock & Pop)

Mastodon
The biggest and heaviest thing to come out of Atlanta since Outkast’s wardrobe truck, this quartet throw down a majestic, complex blend of prog, rock and hardcore. See preview. ABC, Glasgow, Wed 7 Mar. (Rock & Pop)

Lily Allen
Precocious scenster tart or supreme princess of sublime pop tricks? Both really, but that’s probably why we like her. See feature. Carling Academy, Glasgow, Thu 8 Mar. (Rock & Pop)

Ballads of the Book
Prose meets rock meets poetry meets folk in this most eclectic meeting of most minds. These are special intimate launch shows for the album. See feature. CCA, Glasgow, Fri 9 Mar. (Rock & Pop)

Arcade Fire
These dates may be sold out but they represent a first visit by the Canadian septet in what will prove to be a year of return visits promoting Neon Bible. See review. Barrowland, Glasgow, Sun 11 & Mon 12 Mar. (Rock & Pop)

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