Some gigs to look out for this week.

Sunday 16 October

  • “After Hours at the End of Time”, Victorian Bar, Tron Theatre. An evening of songs by Tom Waits, performed by Frank’s Wild Band, who describe themselves as “Scotland’s premiere (and only) Tom Waits tribute band”. It’s a 7.30pm start and tickets are £7 with £5 concessions – although I gather it’s more or less sold out already.
  • At 9 o’clock, just round the corner in King Street, Nigel Clark‘s playing a solo set in Café Cossachok. Tickets are £6, and you can either go along and have a meal beforehand or simply turn up for the music. Booking is advised, though – call 0141 553 0733 to reserve a place.

Monday 17 October

The first “Blue Monday” of the academic year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (the RSAMD as was), featuring students and staff from their jazz course, often with a guest or two. This month’s session is led by Paul Harrison. It starts at 6.30pm and tickets are £6.

Thursday 20 October

The informatively, though not snappily, named Downes – Burton – Argüelles – Maddren are playing the Griffin Bar on the corner of Bath Street and Elmbank Street. That’s Kit on piano, Euan on bass, Julian on saxes and James on drums, in case you weren’t sure. I don’t know what type of material they’ll be playing, but I certainly intend to be there to find out. They’re all marvellous players individually, so it will be interesting to hear how they click as a band. It starts at 8pm, and tickets are £8 with £6 concessions.

A taster for Nigel Clark’s gig:

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