Hitlist - The best rock, pop, jazz & folk

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The best rock, pop, jazz & folk

Patti Smith More than 30 years after her debut ‘Piss Factory’ helped ignite the flames of punk, Smith is older, wiser but her passion live remains unabated. The intimate poetry shindig she hosted last year was just a taster for this, a full band show. ABC, Glasgow, Tue 22 May. (Rock&Pop)

Grizzly Bear Yes, we include them not just because they have by far the best band name of the fortnight (take a leaf out of their book Be Be See!) but because their deftness with an infectious melody and how they manage to make banjos sound cool. Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow, Thu 17 May. (Rock&Pop)

1990s See preview. Mono, Glasgow, Sun 13 May. (Rock&Pop)

Travis This will be the ninth visit to the Barras for Fran and friends, and this one finds them invigorated and sounding more beguiling than ever. Barrowland, Glasgow, Thu 17 May. (Rock&Pop)

Battles See preview. ABC, Glasgow, Wed 23 May. (Rock&Pop)

Beardstock Embrace the experimental magic of the inaugural Beardstock, with James Blackshaw, Kylie Minoise, PuMaJaW and more providing the soundtrack to your dreams and nightmares, often at the same time. Arches, Glasgow, Sat 19 May. (Rock&Pop)

Emma Pollock See preview. Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Mon 14 May; Barfly, Glasgow, Tue 15 May. (Rock&Pop)

Liquid Room 10th Birthday See preview. Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Sun 13-Sun 20 May. (Rock&Pop)

Glasgow Americana Festival Mary Gauthier kicks off this baby tribute to Big Big Country curator Billy Kelly who died last year with a selection of dusty alt.country deities from both sides of the Atlantic. Various venues, Glasgow, Thu 24-Mon 27 May. (Folk)

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