Hitlist: Music

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  • 15 October 2009
Hitlist: Music

Camera Obscura

Another fortnight of fantastic gigs

Camera Obscura
The musically astute Glasgow sextet bring their sparkling, romantic, but knowing pop to a deservedly sizable audience.
Barrowland, Glasgow, Thu 29 Oct. (Rock & Pop)

Oxjam 2009
A monster undertaking with pretty much every small venue in both cities being hijacked for the Oxjam Take Over with a smorgasbord of quality sounds. See listings for full details.
Various venues, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Fri 23–Sun 25 Oct. (Rock & Pop)

Sublime art popisms from the dapper French quartet.
The Arches, Glasgow, Sun 25 Oct. (Rock & Pop)

Biffy Clyro
The trio turn cartwheels with blissful newie Only Revolution in tow.
Caird Hall, Dundee, Sun 1 Nov; Barrowland, Glasgow, Mon 2 & Tue 3 Nov. (Rock & Pop)

Julie Fowlis
The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 27 Oct. (Folk)

Grizzly Bear and St Vincent
Special double bill of loveable chamber pop practitioners.
ABC, Glasgow, Mon 2 Nov. (Rock & Pop)

Clutch, Kylsea and Kamchatka
Most awesome heavy stoner rockisms from the ever-inventive blues monster headliners.
The Garage, Glasgow, Thu 5 Nov. (Rock & Pop)


'Clutch is less a band than a vast compendium of styles and experiments' according to their website, although the names Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa and John Coltrane are dropped in as clues. Stoner rock to you and me.

Manchester Academy

Thu 20 Dec

£28.80 / 0161 275 2930

O2 Academy Birmingham

Sat 22 Dec

£25 / 0121 622 8250

O2 Academy Bristol

Tue 18 Dec

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

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Biffy Clyro

The award-winning, chart-topping Kilmarnock rockers return with their unique brand of hard alternative rock and post-hardcore. As their fans say, 'Mon the Biff!'

Phoenix and The Boy Who Trapped the Sun

Groovy French popsters who marry the best of 70s pop with a club sensibility. 'Part of the Edge'.

Grizzly Bear

Initially a solo vehicle for frontman Ed Droste, Grizzly Bear is now a quartet. The Brooklyn-based band tour in support of their fifth album Painted Ruins.

Julie Fowlis Band

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Julie Fowlis is a passionate ambassador for the Gaelic culture of her native Western Isles, and an award-winning musician too.

Eugene Kelly

Vaselines mainman Eugene Kelly performs solo.

Pulled Apart By Horses

Alternative rockers who've supported Biffy Clyro, Foals and Muse.

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