Let’s face it, all the good shows will, by the time you read this, already have happened. Wire, Nick Cave, And So I Watch You From Afar, all been and gone, though you surely caught them already?
‘Year of the Cat’ is a good tune though? Al Stewart is at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday, and he’s more Scottish than the Aphex Twin. Though if you fancy something with a bit more street cred and SAY-nominated, Kaythryn Joseph is at the CCA.
On Thursday, Model Aeroplanes lay Edinburgh’s Electric Circus, and, er, that’s all we have.
So onto Friday.
Aberdeen’s Cafe Drummond has the band name of the week, and if The Inevitable Teaspoons are as good as their name suggests, well…
In Edinburgh on Friday, Scottish folkies of varying style and provenance, if not quality. Rozi Plain is at Summerhall, while the legend that is Dick Gaughan plays the Pleasance.
A similarly mixed bag (styles, not quality, yada) in Glasgow – Supergrass maiman Gaz Coobes returns to his old Supergrass stomping ground, King Tut’s, while Philip Glass plays the Royal Concert Hall.
And on Friday at Stereo in Glasgow, a Love Music Hate Racism show at Stereo, which doubles as as a trailer for a film screening of The Clash: Westway to the World at the CCA on the 10th. Bands playing are Pronto Mama, with Bigg Taj and LM (Young People Army) and Cutty’s Gym.
Saturday 2nd, it’s the Thornhill Music Festival in Dumfries. 20 bands playing including the Barstow Bats and the Shivering Sheiks.
In Aberdeen, at the Lemon Tree, and with a new album to punt, it’s Django Django at the Lemon Tree… and in Glasgow, Public Service Broadcasting are at the O2 ABC
Sunday, in Stirling, Woodenbox play at Kilted Kangaroo (which may be a venue) and Rodriguez (aka Sugarman) is at the Armadillo. Finally, but most certainly not least, it’s Stag & Dagger on Sunday. Rebranded as Live At Glasgow and now co-operating with on Live at Leeds, this means the event has over 50 bands in 10 venues including Thurston Moore, Django Django, The Phatnom Band, Honeyblood and Micah P Hinson..