NUMBER one in the iTunes Country chart last week (I kid you not), is Mark W Georgsson’s Dance (Around The Fake Fir Tree), an atmospheric, us-against-the-world festive romance written with The Bar Dogs’ guitarist John McArthur. McArthur’s band joins Georgsson tomorrow night for his Christmas Cracker gig at Glasgow’s Hug and Pint alongside singer-songwriters Barrie James and Carly Connor.

Georgsson’s label Last Night From Glasgow have recently announced their second birthday party for March 31 when the crowd-funded record label will take over the city’s Stereo/The Old Hairdressers.

Tomorrow, Hug and Pint, Glasgow, 7.30pm, £8.50. Tickets from


RAVE-inspired piano man Stephen McLaren takes his light-hearted festive banger Have A Happy Hardcore Christmas to Edinburgh’s Henry’s Cellar Bar at 7.30pm tomorrow and Leith Depot on December 16. Out now on Errant Records, you can see the video for it at

McLaren is also due to play Glasgow’s Old Hairdressers on January 25 and Leith Depot again on February 10.

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GLASGOW clubbing institution Numbers joins forces with Warp Records for a night at the city’s Art School on Friday, December 15, celebrating some of the year’s freshest producers and DJs, including Warp new singing Yves Tumor, DJ and NTS radio host DEBONAIR, Glasgow’s Ribeka, Numbers co-founder and resident Spencer, and SOPHIE, whose debut was released on the

Numbers record label. Also appearing is Errorsmith, who returns to play Numbers after a decade break, coinciding with his Superlative Fatigue LP.

December 14, Art School, Glasgow, 11pm to 4am, £15. Tickets from