THE MacArts has lots in store for November: side-splitting comedy and plenty incredible live music.

Saturday 4th November: Pygmy Twylyte perform Frank Zappa + The Sensational Alex Harvey Experience

Navigating the vast Zappa oeuvre is no mean feat, but Scotland’s Pygmy Twylyte have embraced the challenge with gusto. Since their inception in 2018, this mind-blowing band mix up classic material with a rotating offering of more obscure cuts.

Sunday 5th November: The Vintage Explosion

In the past year, The Vintage Explosion have had two No.1 albums on the Worldwide iTunes Blues Album Chart. Their infectious old school sound is part swaggering 50s rock'n'roll, part slick classic soul, part boogie woogie blues.

Wednesday 8th November: Karine Polwart SOLD OUT

Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter, folk singer, and storyteller. Her songs evoke a richness of place, hidden histories, scientific curiosity and folklore. This intimate, stripped back performance will no doubt be absolutely spellbinding.

Saturday 11th November: Just Radiohead

Just Radiohead are the UK’s leading Radiohead tribute band, replicating and performing the astonishing music of one the nation’s most influential, versatile, and talented bands. Just Radiohead ensure that every minor detail in these songs is respected and authentic.

Thursday 16th November: Nati + special guests

Nati is a Scottish singer-songwriter who has progressed from writing songs in her bedroom to playing at Glasgow's massive TRNSMT festival. She has built nearly two million followers on social media for her captivating live streams of her blend of traditional folk with edgy, contemporary influences.

Friday 17th November: Carla J Easton and Malka

Proof, if it was needed, that Scotland is a hot bed of incredible alt-pop talent comes in this quality double bill. Carla J Easton is an award nominated singer-songwriter, releasing three critically acclaimed albums and has collaborated with the likes of Belle & Sebastian and BMX Bandits. Listen to Carla's single 'One Week'.

Malka first made waves as the frontwoman of acclaimed alt-folk collective 6 Day Riot and as a prolific songwriter in her own right. Her work has been included in TV and movies – most notably Skins, Scream 4 and 127 Hours. Listen to Malka's 'Moving Together'.

Saturday 18th November: Callum Easter

Callum Easter has always been a force of nature. Signed to indie hit factory Moshi Moshi Music, the Edinburgh-based singer and multi-instrumentalist thrives on impulse and spontaneity, his mutant soul punk rock‘n’roll is instantly arresting. Easter's album Here or Nowhere topped the public vote in the 2020 Scottish Album of the Year Awards. Watch his 'TV Special' here.

Thursday 23rd November: Focus

With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the ’70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Decades later they are still cranking it out in style! Watch this classic footage of 'Sylvia' and 'Hocus Pocus' on Whistle Test from 1972.

Saturday 25th November Porkpie SOLD OUT

Performing classics from down the decades in their inimitable soulful, ska style, this big, bad band crank out a seriously danceable noise. Have a look at a few of their amazing live shows here.

Sunday 26th November: Comedy: Karen Dunbar (Matinee show)

Guaranteed laughs from the queen of Scottish Comedy heading out on a long overdue Scottish tour. Much loved for her role in BBC TV's Chewin' the Fat, Dunbar is also famed as a stalwart of Scottish theatre, but returns here with more of her trademark comic storytelling. Her evening performance has already sold out so don't miss the matinee.

Friday 30th November: Comedy/theatre: Spam Valley

Critically acclaimed writer and performer Kevin P Gilday (Suffering from Scottishness, Sonnet Youth) takes a verbal sledgehammer to lazy stereotypes and attempts to deconstruct what it really means to be ‘working-class’ in modern Britain. Spam Valley is a hilarious, autobiographical monologue exploring what happens when a working-class upbringing gives way to a middle-class career path.