A wee bit late this week but a full weekend of gigs around Scotland:
In Aberdeen, Algernon Doll is Downstairs Aberdeen, while Fatherson are at Edinburgh’s Potterrow in the first of a run of shows.
Other Thursday 18th shows include Trembling Bells at Mono in Glasgow, and King Creosote is either being invested or coronated at Paisley Abbey.
Back up north, Friday 17th sees Turning Thirteen visit the Moorings, and on the same night in Furryboots City, Ste McCabe plays a set at the Mither Tap.
Moving down the coast, Fatherson are at Fat Sams in Dundee, while at the Rothes Hall in Glenrothes, the 70s rock’n’roll legends that are Showaddywaddy (careful how you enunciate that)
Moving to the capital, Ladykiller Caterpillar are at Studio 24, while in Glasgow, former Bluetone Mark Morriss plays the Classic Grand.
And completing our journey, Joan Armatrading is in Ayr, at the Gaiety Theatre.
Joan A is at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall on Saturday, and there’s more ‘vintage’ chart pop with Bad Manners at the Windsor Hotel in Kirkcaldy. Speaking of which, Elvis Costello is at the Usher Hall, and The Phantom Band are at the Pleasance Sessions. Fatherson are in Inverness, while in Kirriemuir Dave Arcari plays the Bank Street Gallery. Fatherson are at the Garage in Glasgow, former Geneva frontman Andrew Montgomery plays King Tut’s and Holy Mountain bring the noise to Stereo, but the biggest ‘show’ of the weekend is Dunfermline Live, with Embrace and King Creosote among over 30 acts across half-a-dozen venues.
Onto Sunday 19th, and former Soft Boy Robyn Hitchcock is at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus, Joan Armatrading is at Inverness’s Eden Court, while in Glasgow, Green On Red guy Chuck Prophet is at Oran Mor, and Wheatus – remember ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ and, er, the other one? – play the O2 ABC2.