An uncommonly busy start to the Week In Music with a hometown show for half of Deux Furieuses (the Ros half) with a show at Nice n’Sleazy in Glasgow, as support to Petrol Girls on Monday January 20th.
Also, KT Tunstall is heading around Scotland as part of Lidl Live, with Siobhan Wilson going along for the ride – see both at Strathpeffer Pavilion.
On Tuesday, garage punks The Bellrays are at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh.
The following night, Kaiser Chiefs play that city’s Usher Hall, while also on Wednesday 22nd, Fife psychedelic combo Domiciles play Sneaky Pete’s – that’s part of Independent Venue Week.
Also kicking off this week is the annual game of Spot the Celtic Connection, and this time we search The Bellrays‘ family tree for any Scots ancestry. The Californian combo are at Broadcast either way.
And KT Tunstall , plus Siobhan Wilson, is also gigging on Wednesday, at Ayr Town Hall.
Thursday sees Cannabis Corpse, who, we are advised, are very good to their mums, play Bannerman’s in Edinburgh, while Shhe (TAFKA Panda Su, as we’ve mentioned before) has a show at Summerhall, and just to spoil you for choice further, Edwyn Collins is at the Assembly Rooms.
In Glasgow, Adam Holmes & the Embers, plus Frazey Ford, play a Celtic Connections show at St Luke’s, while in Dundee it’s a hometoen show (pretty much) for Shhe, and with Kathryn Joseph as special guest, at Dundee Uni’s Chaplaincy Centre.
Some easily-connected-to-the-Scots-diaspora acts play Celtic Connections on Friday – Mànran, plus Band Of Burns have a big gig at the Barrowland, while in more intimate surroundings, Man of The Minch is at The Hug & Pint, and the Alasdair Roberts Trio are atPlatform in Easterhouse on Friday.
Largely unconnected to the other happenings in town are the decidedly Eastern European-sounding Vukovi, who have a Friday night show at Nice N’Sleazy.
On Saturday, probably sold out by now, and you’d hope so for possibly the gig of the month – Broken Chanter, at Broadcast in Glasgow, though David MacGregor’s Gaelic may not be match for that of Whyte, who with Imle and Anamoch play the CCA.
At King Tut’s, The Van T’s are back, while Domiciles have a hometown show at Dunfermine’s P.J. Molloy’s.
Indie Venue Week throws up a cracking show in the shape of Rev Magnetic, at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s, while nearby, and appropriately for Burns’ Night, Stanley Odd are at Freemasons’ Hall.
And in Aberdeen, local synthpop combo Casper Heyzeus play The Cellar, while Shhe visits Aberdeen at the behest of Interesting Music Promotions, who have lined up local act Human Power (Dave from Min Diesel’s new solo electronic project) as special guest for the show at Tunnels.
Sunday sees Annie Hardy’s LA indie rock act Giant Drag play Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh, while, still celebrating the Bard, The Felice Brothers have a show at the Big Burns Supper Festival Village in Dumfries.