The best rock, pop, folk and jazz
Snow Patrol and Elbow Who would have thought that they’d end up packing out this joint? Not them, that’s for sure. Couldn’t have happened to nicer fellas. SECC, Glasgow, Fri 15 Dec. (Rock & Pop)
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Alex may be long gone but the legend of Vambo lives on with the original members giving the peerless back catalogue a rumble up for the festive season. ABC, Glasgow, Thu 14 Dec. (Rock & Pop) Read review
Boogaloo Bothy Achiteq are the live attraction at this excellent night of bubbling electronic peculiarity. Henry’s Cellar Bar, Glasgow, Fri 15 Dec. (Rock & Pop)
Gimme Shelter James Yorkston, Francis McDonald and Down the Tiny Steps head a line-up of quality acoustic turns for this charity show. Mono, Glasgow, Sun 17 Dec. (Rock & Pop)
The Roots and Plan B Proper hip hop. Carling Academy, Glasgow, Sun 17 Dec (Rock & Pop) Read feature
We Are The Physics Frantic, scratchy posy-punkisms have been done to death we know but this mob are excellent, we assure you. King Tut’s, Glasgow, Tue 19 Dec. (Rock & Pop) Read preview
Joe Strummer Tribute The annual celebration of the life and work of the Clash man. King Tut’s, Glasgow, Fri 22 Dec.
Uncle John & Whitelock This week we say farewell to another bunch as UJ&W down tools and pack their bags for sunnier climes. Their scattergun blues will be missed. King Tut’s, Glasgow, Sat 23 Dec.
Desalvo, Kong, Kobai, The Phantom Band and Frightened Rabbit A novel way of ringing in the New Year with everything from blugeoning metal to folksy gentility on two stages. Barfly, Glasgow, Sun 31 Dec.
Sons & Daughters, Union of Knives and 1990s After a year of hibernation making their new album, S&D bring the bells in with a cracking line-up. ABC, Glasgow, Sun 31 Dec. (Rock & Pop)