The best rock, pop, jazz and blues


New Order They may be heading towards gaining their free bus passes but they remain the most influential of bands. This two-night run represents the biggest indoor crowd they’ve enjoyed in Glasgow since 1989. Carling Academy, Glasgow, Wed 18 & Thu 19 Oct. (Rock & Pop)

Peaches She's back with some serious Bush-bating. ABC, Glasgow, ABC, Glasgow, Wed 11 Oct. (Rock & Pop)

Classic Grand Opening Night featuring My Latest Novel and Grim Northern Social Glasgow’s live music scene continues to flourish as this, a former porn cinema and bingo hall, becomes the city’s newest venue, a fitting backdrop to the glorious dramatics of My Latest Novel. Classic Grand, Glasgow, Fri 13 Oct.

Instal Three days of unabashed experimentalism from home and abroad featuring everyone from Tony Conrad to Kylie Minoise. See Rave/Rage, page for more. Arches, Glasgow, Fri 13-Sun 15 Oct. (Rock & Pop)

The Raconteurs (pictured) The Jack White and Brendan Benson blues stompin’ rock review strides back into town with some sleazy Bowie-isms and not a White Stripes song in sight. Carling Academy, Glasgow, Sat 14 Oct. (Rock & Pop)

Erase Errata Making the kind of nervy music that you can’t dance to but would really, really like to if you were only brave/dextrous enough, this San Fran outfit are an immense live proposition. Just one of the plethora of gigs that go to make up their seasonal fresher’s frenzy Ocotoberdose. Nice’n’Sleazy, Glasgow, Tue 17 Oct. (Rock & Pop)

Hot Chip ‘Over and Over’ was truly the song of the summer, but it’s only the entry point into a cache of gloriously bashful electropop from this quintet. Arches, Glasgow, Mon 16 Oct. (Rock & Pop)

Red Sparrowes It’s the end of the world as they know it but this Californian quintet celebrate doomsday in style with their epic ambient rock. Barfly, Glasgow, Wed 18 Oct. (Rock & Pop)


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