Our week in gigs sees our ‘regions’ rather well-served, at least with more ‘seasoned’ performers…
On Monday it’s one of those Solid Gold Revivals as The Christians drag Midge Ure and Altered Images to Dundee’s Caird Hall.
Tuesday sees the first of a few shows around the country for Be Charlotte – she’s in Dundee too, at the Reading Rooms.
In Glasgow, the quite-big-on-6music My Sad Captains are at the Glad Café.
Former Voice or Pop Idol or X Factor or BGT type Lucy Spraggan is at The Sound Archive in Kirkwall on Tuesday. She then plays Mackay’s Hotel in Wick, on Thursday
Another unlikely traveler is dreaded tapper Newton Faulkner who on Wednesday is at Bogbain Farm by Inverness (an odd series of shows up north, he’s also at Aros Hall, Tobermory on Thursday).
On Wednesday Alasdair Roberts plays The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, undoubtedly drawing heavily on recent-ish album ‘Pangs’.
Thursday 26th sees Be Charlotte play The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen. She’s also at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Hut the following night.
Thursday also promises 80s sounds from The Ninth Wave at the Mash House in Edinburgh, while at the Voodoo Rooms, the SOUNDS OF TOMORROW with Adam Stafford.
And in Glasgow, Reverieme plays the O2 ABC2 Glasgow.
Friday is Godspeed You! Black Emperor night – at the O2 ABC Glasgow while Bandit-less Brownbear celebrate Paisley’s bid for City of Culture status at the Bungalow Bar
And on Friday in Aberdeen, they may have been Lemmyless for four decades but still, Hawklords rumble on, at The Assembly.
Theres is clearly something up (north). Scouting for Girls play Kirkwall’s Sound Archive, on Friday, while Lucy Spraggan is at Ullapool Village Hall, Ullapool
This all makes the visit of Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 to Inverness Ironworks seem quite mundane by comparison.
Friday also sees former Bible frontman Boo Hewerdine visit the Red Road Cafe in Biggar, and another 80s act, Blancmange, play Edinburgh’s La Belle Angele. Same night, same city, The Little Kicks are at Summerhall – they also play The Old Hairdressers, in Glasgow the following night.
Also in Edinburgh on Friday 27th, TST – the electronic incarnation of The Southern Tenant Folk Union – present a Hallowe’en Movie/Music event including an ‘in-church’ screening of John Carpenter’s ‘Prince Of Darkness’ – at St Mark’s Church.
We always like to see a new location on the gig lists, and former Silencer J.J. Gilmour can hopefully locate The Inn at Lathones (by Largoward, near St. Andrews, apparently) on Saturday.
Blancmange are at Audio in Glasgow on Saturday.
while in Edinburgh, Mike Joyce will, we assume, share some Morrissey anecdotes when he appears at Woodland Creatures in Edinburgh.
Also at the weekend, Lucy Spraggan plays Fort William Nevis Centre while back in civilisation, Tijuana Bibles are at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen
On Sunday, Newton Faulkner similarly hits the big city – Aberdeen Lemon Tree, and back in the central belt, it’s the Ian Dury-less Blockheads at Edinburgh Voodoo Room – and coincidentally in a way, more late 70s revival as Tom Robinson visits King Tut’s in Glasgow.