A busy wee week of music…
First up, Spare Snare play Glasgow’s Bloc on Tuesday. Reprising their debut album ‘Live At Home’ after 20 years, the Dundonian quintet were on vintage form at their hometown show on Friday, so this one is a must-see.
Unless you’re in Edinburgh of course, as Cuz are at Sneaky Pete’s. For the uninitiated, it’s Mike Watt out of the Minutemen and Sam Dook from The Go! Team. Sadly, Dave Grohl isn’t on the bill – despite being part of Watt’s ouring band a few years back – as he’s at Murrayfield, watching Honeyblood open for Foo Fighters.
In Glasgow, also a choice – darlings of the nu-prog media Tame Impala are at the Barras while Electric Soft Parade offshoot Brakes are at King Tuts
On Wednesday, Willard Grant Conspiracy visit the Glad Cafe on Glasgow’s salubrious southside… the band are also at Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s on Friday.
Before all that though, London-based rockers Hunter & the Bear are at the Inchura Arts Club in Perth on Thursday. In the capital, same night, The Polyphonic Spree bring their considerable numbers to Edinburgh’s Liquid Room… they’re then at Glasgow’s SWG3 the following night.
Friday is also National Half Man Half Biscuit Day as the funsome foursome play Glasgow’s O2 ABC.
By way of contrast – but still a John Peel favourite – Laura Contrell‘s at the Glad Cafe.
In Aberdeen, local lads made good The Little Kicks play a Taylor House Party Show (no idea what that is, check local press etc). Alternatively on Friday, Pinact are at Tunnels.
On Saturday, a packed calendar… Foreignfox are in Perth, at the Green Room.
Dave Arcari hits Edinburgh’s outskirts, with a show at Kirkliston Community Centre
In Oban on Saturday and Sunday it’s Bowfest – a pretty trad-oriented festival with the likes of the Peatbog Faries and Skerryvore alongside the Shivein’ Sheiks and Little Fire.
Dumfries singer-songwriter Emily Smith is the main attraction at Linlithgow Folk Festival
Dundonian trio Fat Goth are at the Hug & Pint on Glasgow’s Great Western Road (in case you’ve not visited yet, get there early for some top quality veggie scran).
Lastly on Saturday, Seaside Sons have a hometown show in Ayr – just realised that I have no idea what the venue is, but its a wee enough town so I’m sure you’ll find it.
And on Sunday, a bit of a quieter evening as befitting a school night. Virginian indie trio Eternal Summers play Edinburgh’s Electric Circus, while former Goodbye Mr Mackenzie man Martin Metcalffe & the Forniccators are at the Voodoo Rooms