In the week that Adele comes to The Hydro…
In Glasgow’s Audio on Wednesday – Blancmange (remmber ‘Living On The Ceiling’ and their cover of Abba’s ‘The Day Before You Came’? Them).
On Thursday, The Wonderstuff, celebrating the 100th avviversary of, well, something. And with guests the similarly-vintaged Wedding Present
Also in Glasgow on Thursday, former Stereolab chanteuse Laetitia Sadier is at Broadcast. And fresh from playing three sets in one night at Adam Stafford’s album launch, Robbie Lesuick has a solo show at Forgans in St Andrews.
Revered rapper Loki and new (to us) band Speaks play a short series of three FREE entry shows around the contry… on Thursday 24th at the Art Bar, Dundee, then on Friday they’re at the Old Hairdressers in Glasgow Final stop on the wee tour (a tourette?) is Edinburgh Art School’s Wee Red Bar.
Friday sees a re-energised / reformed bis at King Tut’s along with The Yummy Fur while at Inverness Eden Court, it’s Woodenbox.
In the more civilised evening hours, Randolph’s Leap play the Tolbooth in Stirling on Saturday 26th March, with local support from The Blue Lights (Falkirk) and The Humors (Stirling).
Meanwhile, in Edinburgh Paper Rifles (one quarter former Curators, but gone acoustic) are at Leith Depot.
Also on Saturday in an unfortunate scheduling clash, Stoor and The Cathode Ray are at a new (and possisbly one-off) venue, Basic Mountain.
With no Wickerman this year people in the south have to take their music where they can, so Colt45‘s visit to Annan will seem like a royal visit (I’m not suggesting the locals string them up, by the way. That would be wrong).
In Aberdeen, a band you’d probably forgotten existed, Showaddywaddy, who are at the Lemon Tree.
And on Sunday, by way of contrast, at the Lemon Tree – Bis.
At Inverness Hootenanny, Ded Rabbit.
And what does Glasgow get on the Sabbath? Jedward at the O2 ABC. Really.