Another late gig missive, but as there’s not a lot happening until the weekend, not a problem!

Former Cocteau Twin Robin Guthrie plays Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on Thursday 7th – and is accompanied by another 80s legend, Ride’s Mark Gardner.

It’s party time on Friday in East Kilbride, unlikely though that might seem. However, Colonel Mustard & The Dijons are in the Arts Centre on Friday 8th Feb.

Perhaps taking inspiration from a recent Burns supper? – “ourselves as others see us”? – anyway, London’s This Feeling club night comes to Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms on Friday Feb 8th beore heading across to Glasgow’s Maggie Mays on Saturday 9th.
Their (ahem) ‘Hot Scots’ night brings together six acts who are in their view, the top local (to us) talent.
The Merrylees are Bill Ryder-Jones of The Coral’s pick, while Jake Bugg’s favourite new band The Boston Tea Party, appear. The Cribs’ choice The 10:04’s, plus Blindfolds, Selective Service, and Davy Horne and the Hollows. There are also DJ sets from John Wean and Kyle Neary.
You can hear and judge for yourself at

Something of a triple whammy in Glasgow on Thursday. Matador signings Esben and the Witch bring their is-it-goth-or-isn’t-it to the Art School… while Jockrock favourites The Yawns are at Old Old Hairdressers,
And Conor Oberst, in non-Bright Eyes mode with Desaparecidos, is at Glasgow’s Arches on Saturday 9th February. Also on the bill are We Are The Physics (and it’s the same lineup in Manchester at the Academy 3 on the 10th).
Across in Edinburgh, at the Pleasance Theatre, Patrick Wolf.

Edinburgh has an unfortunate gig clash on Saturday – Bad Fun, promoted by the Song, by Toad blog, is at Henry’s Cellar Bar Soft Power signings Black Tambourines, plus North American War, and Honeyblood.
Meanwhile, at the Voodoo Rooms it’s a Strange Fish Records-themed Limbo, with Edinburgh School for the Deaf, Battery Face and Plastic Animals (who were, coincidentally, on the bill at the previous Bad Fun night.

And a late addition, and something to do on a dull Sunday in Glasgow – old Jockrock faves Sacre Noir are at Pivo, alongside new favourites (well, maybe), Betamin – more here.