Not got a lot to recommend this week, partly because there’s that post-Fringe torpor to recover from, and partly due to ‘technical issues’.
Anyway – Warren Mcintyre and The Starry Skies are at the ABC in Glasgow on Tuesday 4th September – supporting Justin Townes Earl (Steve Earl’s son). It’s part of the No Mean City festival.
Also on Tuesday 6th, Africa Express – 50 acts, 80 musicians in total, for a unique series of collaborations between western and African artists
It’s curated by Damon Albarn, and chums appearing include Carl Barat, Maximo Park, members of Temper Trap, Bombay Bicycle Club and Magic Numbers. That’s the ‘local’ ocntingent, and drom Africa, Amadou & Mariam, Baaba Maal, Tony Allen, and members of Arabian Knightz and Krar Collective.
Among many many others.
Dave Arcari is at Glasgow King Tut’s on Thursday (6 September) with another No Mean Festival show.
Mulholland Ward – featuring former dEUS man Craig Ward – tour their new album Waiting For The Storm, well, everywhere its seems. Including Ullapool on Tues 4th, Strathcarron on the 5th, and Glasgow (the Griffin) on Thursday.
Penguins Kill Polar Bears have resurfaced from ‘neath the icy waters of Linlithgow Loch, and play the Electric Circus in Edniburgh on Thursday (and Glasgow’s Sleazy’s on Friday). Meanwhile, singer-songwritter Eugene Twist is at Heriot-Watt Uni, Thursday 6th.
And proving that things do come along in threes, Edinburgh School For The Deaf are at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on Thursday. They’re also at Dundee’s Beat Generator on Friday.