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The best rock, pop, jazz and folk

James Yorkston, Popup and Yellow Bentines Launching a season of gigs called VERSAcoustic, three damn fine pop practitioners get acoustic on our asses. The Goat, Glasgow, Wed 6 Dec. (Rock & Pop) More details

Arab Strap Arab Strap are dead, long live Malcy and Aidan. Witness their last hurrah. Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Fri 1 Dec; ABC, Glasgow 4 Dec. (Rock & Pop)

Spanky Wilson and the Quantic Soul Orchestra Will Holland formed his own serious funk outfit and recruited legendary soul chanteuse Wilson to provide some honeyed tones. Arches, Glasgow, Wed 6 Dec; The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Thu 7 Dec. (Rock & Pop) More details

Jo Mango’s Hootnanay A ton of top names including Vashti Bunyan, Trashcan Sinatras and The Pictish Trail convene to help raise money for Yorkhill Hospital. Hyndland Community Hall, Glasgow, Fri 8 Dec. (Rock & Pop) More details

Roddy Woomble and Friends and Foxface Rescheduled from July, our columnist and Idlewild frontman gathers a raft of his compadres for an earthy, folksy set, spun from his debut solo album. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 8 Dec. (Rock & Pop) More details

The Horrors They are but a handful of songs old but the sullen looks, spectacularly backcombed hair and fondness for all things 50s and rockabilly give this Southend quintet the edge over the Libertine-aping hordes. Oran Mor, Glasgow, Mon 11 Dec; The Vaults, Edinburgh, Tue 12 Dec. (Rock & Pop) Read 5 Reasons to See

Duels Enjoyably epic indie turns from Yorkshire, driven by frontman Jon’s Cocker-meets-Martinish wail. King Tut’s, Glasgow, Mon 11 Dec; Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Tue 12 Dec. (Rock & Pop) More details

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