gigs of the week – what to see live, and when

6th April 2020

Not much to report this week, so please do let us know of any home-streamed gigs taking place so we can list them here!

However, on Monday 6th April, from 19:30 GMT, Spangled Cabaret – a regular Glasgow club night hosted by local purveyors of music hall glam, Scunner – will be streaming a selection of live streams and exclusive videos, at

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26th March 2020

Not much in the way of gigs this week as you might imagine, but a small flurry of live streamed events…

On Thursday 26th, Dropkick play live for Bobo Lo-Fest via Youtube – that’s from 22:00 GMT

Also, sadly the last one for a while after a series, Honeyblood – well, just Stina – plays a live show from home, via From 7pm, we believe, but check out the link as there’s previous shows there too.

And clashing, i.e. also at 7pm GMT, Snow Patrol‘s Gary Lightbody will be playing a live streamed home gig – this one is at the band’s Instagram channel.

You Call That Video, with assistance from Girobabies, are running shows nightly on Youtube / Twitch / Facebook Live – Thursday 26th has Iona Lee, and coming up, acts include David Blair from the Dijon 5, Alana Hepburn, while previously Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey appeared – see

Music 4 The Isolated Generation is running weekly live streams – organised by Gerard Black out of Babe and friends, they previously had previously The Modern Institute and Lady Neptune in session. This week, Welsh act Irma Vep, Thursday 16th from 8pm.

Friday evening has Dean Owens, launching his ‘best of’ album as best he can, with a live stream at 9pm – at

And on Sunday 29th March, an all-dayer from Medicine Show Radio . Starting at 11.30 am they’re at till noon, Stageit from noon to 12.30, and back to Facebook from 12.30 till 1pm. If that makes sense then you can catch surf cow punkers Stoned Holy Rollers, and Joe Kingman, of Wee Free Kings fame, among much much more.

And in case you missed it, Lovers Turn To Monsters and Paper Rifles both played home shows last week as part of Dammit All To Hell and you can relive the experience below…

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21st March 2020

With the gig calendar across Scotland becoming increasingly bare, venues are turning to live streaming shows (more…)

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9th March 2020

Monday, and this generation’s Bob Dylan, Jake Bugg, takes his Scottish tour to Dundee (more…)

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2nd March 2020

It’s March, and on Monday 2nd, live and direct from NYC, Big Thief play Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.

On Tuesday 3rd, Editors play Glasgow’s Barrowland, Bryan Ferry is at the Armadillo, and Twin Atlantic plug their new album, ‘Power’, at the Concert Hall in Motherwell,

In Edinburgh, Hot 8 Brass Band (presumably without Lee Scratch Perry on backing vocals) are at The Liquid Room. Seattle electro duo Tempers play Sneaky Pete’s.

And Be Charlotte is at Assai Records in Dundee = as ever it’s an instore, so don’t go showing up at 10pm.

On Wednesday, Jon Hopkins – remember him wen he was King Creosote’s sideman? – is in the impressive setting of Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, and real-life Spinal Tap in the form of Canadian metallers Anvil, in the not-quite stadium-sized surroundings of Bannerman’s Bar.

In Glasgow, Gabrielle Aplin plays Saint Luke’s, the Hot 8 Brass Band are at Glasgow Uni’s QMU, and Peter Cat has a show at The Flying Duck.
And Twin Atlantic are at Aberdeen Music Hall.

Thursday is a big night for Lewis Capaldi, a stadium-sized show at the Hydro, and speaking of West Lothian’s finest, Susan Boyle is at Dundee’s Caird Hall, Dundee… ok, we’re feeling kind of bad suggesting that Subo is the only option in Dundee, when there’s also local ROCK in the form of Solar Sons at Beat Generator

In Edinburgh, North Atlas – ironically, the rock trio are from the south, the Solway Firth to be exact – play Opium.

Glasgow has recently ennobled Elvis Costello (seriously, look it up) at the Armadillo, we guess he’ll not be playing ‘Tramp The Dirt Down’ any more.
Post rockers Helicon play The Rum Shack, and… Ayr doesn’t get many shows, so we’ll flag up Crash Tape at Harleys on Thursday 5th – we know nothing about them as their Facebook page is all in German…

Friday 6th, another Lewis Capaldi Hydro show, and Twin Atlantic‘s tour takes them to Fat Sams (or whatever it’s called now)

In Inverness, North Atlas plus local quintet King Kobalt, play Mad Hatters.

In Edinburgh (or Leith if you prefer) Bell Lungs plus Aurora Engine are at Leith Theatre, The Countess of Fife (Fay to non-plebs) is just up the road, at Brig Below, The Roques are actually in Edinburgh (at Sneaky Pete’s),and there’s drum & bass in Bathgate, with Technimatic at The Steelyard.

On Friday, Clannad are at Glasgow Concert Hall, and there’s Gaelic of a different flavour, as Whyte are at the Tron Theatre, while False Friends play the 13th Note.

On Saturday, Echo Machine are in Aberdeen, at Chameleon Record Shop (new to us) and Breabach play The Lemon Tree

Also, King Creosote is at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall soundtracking live (we assume) the ‘From Scotland With Love’ film.

In Edinburgh, Ladytron are at La Belle Angele, Adrian Sherwood plays The Voodoo Rooms, Ded Rabbit are at Shrub, and davesnewbike launch new single ‘Smiling At The Croft’ at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar.
And there’s Shamanic Live, Martin Metcalfe, and Fay Fife at the Traverse Theatre.

Elsewhere, Twin Atlantic‘s comprehensive Scottish tour takes them to the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, and Pilotcan and Sons of the Descent are part of a four-band bill at the Midnight Breakfast Club in Bathgate.
Also in the provinces, former Inspiral Carpet Tom Hingley is at the Listening Room (at the Georgian Hotel) in Coatbridge and Carol Laula plays Irvine’s Harbour Arts Centre.
In Glasgow, Whyte are at the Tron Theatre, while GrooveJet (minus Spiller?) play SWG3.

To Sunday 8th March, Jesse Malin plus Don DiLego is in Edinburgh at the Mash House, and Jake Bugg – this generation’s Bob Dylan apparently – is at the Usher Hall.
King Creosote and celluloid are at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, Elaine Lennon – punting her well-received debut album – plus David Latto play The Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries.
And finally, dub legend Adrian Sherwood is in Glasgow, at Stereo.

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25th February 2020

Conveniently, although we’re publishing this week’s gig preview on the Tuesday, there was nothing on last night. Nada. Zilch. (more…)

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17th February 2020

17th February is a weirdly busy Monday night in Edinburgh. Flavour of the month (but admittedly excellent) combo Black Midi play The Liquid Room (more…)

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10th February 2020

Put on your rock’n’roll trousers (the weirdly baggy ones) on Monday 10th February (more…)

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3rd February 2020

Following the end of Celtic Connections last weekend, Edinburgh is first up with this week’s live music (more…)

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27th January 2020

It’s largely all about Glasgow this week and not only because Celtic Connections is in full swing. (more…)

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