Music hitlist

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  • 21 August 2009

This article is from 2009.

Music hitlist

Bronto Skylift

Terry Reid and the Fortunate Sons
Something of a coup of the Scots rock outfit as they back the legendary ‘Superlungs’ through a set of his bruising old school rock classics. Winchester Club, Glasgow, Sat 29 Aug.

The Pastels and the Tenniscoats
Stereo, Glasgow, Wed 2 Sep.

Fleet Foxes
The surprise hit from last year, finally make it round to letting everyone who bought the pretty special eponymously-titled debut album, see them live.
O2 Academy, Glasgow, Tue 8 Sep.

Tori Amos
Seventeen years in, Ms Amos shows no sign of losing any of her guile or intensity and returns to showcase her new album Abnormally Attracted to Sin.
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Tue, 8 Sep.

Belle Orchestre
An instrumental baroque pop outfit with a diverse musical background, its line-up includes two moonlighting members of Arcade Fire on temporary hiatus.
The Arches, Glasgow, Mon 7 Aug.

Retrofest
An 80s-tastic line up including Gloria Gaynor, Heaven 17, Flock of Seagulls, Go West, Rick Astley and more. The action-packed festival also features a karaoke club and the Club Tropicana cocktail bar. Big hair, glitter and shoulder pads are not optional.
Loudoun Castle Family Theme Park, Galston, Fri 28–Sun 30 Aug.

Bronto Skylift
This noisy Scots duo have been creating havoc with their turbo-charged live sets, and they have an even bigger sound to go with it. A debut single is imminent.
13th Note Cafe, Glasgow, Wed 9 Sep.

Hank Williams III
Country and honky-tonk meets punk at this intimate gig from Williams, the grandson of the legendary country crooner Hank Williams.
The Garage, Glasgow, Thu 10 Sep.

Fleet Foxes

Baroque harmonic folky pop jams from this dreamy Seattle quintet.

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Sun 26 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With special guests.

Mon 27 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With special guests.

O2 Apollo Manchester

Thu 23 Nov

£38.80 / 0844 477 7677

O2 Guildhall Southampton

Wed 29 Nov

£37 / 023 8063 2601

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Tori Amos

Offbeat piano-led warbling from the flame-haired diva, who's out supporting her 14th album, Unrepentant Geraldines.

O2 Academy Glasgow

Fri 6 Oct

£25–£60 / 0844 477 2000

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Thu 5 Oct

£28.90–£83.90 / 0844 847 2275

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Wed 4 Oct

£49.50–£82.50 / 020 7589 8212

Terry Reid

The veteran English singer-songwriter with a soulful rock voice who was asked by Jimmy Page in the late 60s to be the vocalist in his new band, but suggested he go with Robert Plant instead …

Bronto Skylift, St Deluxe and Paws

  • 4 stars

Co-headliner featuring Sabbath-heavy riffs from BS and indie rocking from St Deluxe.

Retrofest

The largest retro music festival in Europe jogs memories with some old (and not quite so old) acts. The line-up includes Heaven 17, A Flock of Seagulls, Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge, Rick Astley, Level 42, Midge Ure, ABC, Nik Kershaw, Average White Band, Right Said Fred, East 17 and Aswad. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE.

Belle Orchestre

Two refugees from Arcade Fire form part of this six-piece Montreal collective

The Pastels and Tenniscoats

A collaborative gig for the Glasgow indie legends and Japanese kindred spirits to celebrate their joint album, Two Sunsets.

Hank Williams III

Over-14s show. Grandson of country legend Hank Williams who takes his rootsy sounds in more of a punked-up direction.

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