If you must go out on a Monday, then Aberdonians may make do with Scouting for Girls at The Lemon Tree, though if you’re in Glasgow then
Charlie Cunningham, punting new album ‘Permanent Way’, is at Glasgow’s Òran Mór, Glasgow. Alternatively (quite literally), Ezra Furman can be found at the QMU.
Tuesday 12th could be a quiet one, unless you’re in Glasgow, in which case head to Stereo, for Atlanta garage rockers Black Lips.
Alternatively, wait till Wednesday – if you’re in Inverness then Feeder play Ironworks, Scouting for Girls are in Perth at the Inchyra Arts Club, and Glasgow has a choice of shows – 80s indiepoppers The Woodentops play Broadcast, or at SWG3, it’s Metronomy.
Across Scotland this week, another Hit The Road tour, the PRS / Creative Scotland-funded showcase of young talent that has in the past given the careers of Lewis Capaldi and Be Charlotte an early boost.
This time, Kate Kyle from Dumfries, 19-year-old Sophie Penman from Edinburgh, and Hector Shaw (the son of two members of Capercaillie as it happens) will perform at
Oasis Youth Centre in Dumfries on Thursday 14 November, then Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on the15th, and finally the trio of acts will wind up in Glasgow, at Websters Theatre, on Saturday 16th.
On Thursday 14th, legendary / obscure 80s pop act The Korgis play in Kinross at the Green Hotel – the band, who formed from the George Martin-produced prog act Stackridge, are known for ‘If I Had You’ and ‘Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime’, the latter of which was covered by Erasure, Glasvegas (on the b-side of’Geraldine’), and most notably, by Beck on the soundtrack of ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’.
The Pearlfishers are back on a short Scottish tour, visiting playing tracks from album ‘Love & Other Hopeless Things’ which came out earlier this year. They’ll be at Edinburgh’s The Caves on Thursday 14th, followed by a set at Glasgow’s Oran Mor the following night.
Astrid make their way down from Stornoway for a pair of central belt shows – they play Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on November 14th, with Calum Buchanan aka The Sea Atlas as special guest, while the following night, Friday, they’re at Nice’n’Sleazy’s in Glasgow with Attic Lights. The Sea Atlas then head north, for a gig at Inverness Tooth and Claw on Saturday 16th.
If you’re in Aberdeen on Thursday 14th and wonder how a former member of a once-trailblazing band may be faring now in solo mode, go see ex-Strangler Hugh Cornwell at The Lemon Tree.
Or, on a similar tack, Liam Gallagher‘s at P&J Live, while Karine Polwart will be playing selections from her Scottish Songbook, at the Music Hall.
In Edinburgh, alt.Gaelic duo Whyte are at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh (presumably playing a set rather than just mooching around looking at art) while in Glasgow, at the Barrowland, it’s Feeder.
Also on Thursday in Glasgow, at the CCA, Olive Grove Records celebrate their 9th birthday, with some of their too-many-to-mention roster but not limited to: Randolph’s Leap, Jo Mango, Henry & Fleetwood, Broken Chanter, State Broadcasters, Carla J Easton and Chrissy Barnacle.
Friday at Perth Concert Hall, it’s Karine Polwart, while in Fife, former Love and Money< frontman James Grant plays The Woodside Hotel. In Edinburgh, Hugh Cornwell is at The Liquid Room, and Stirling’s only appearance in the gig listings in recent weeks is Scouting for Girls who are at the Albert Halls.
In Irvine, at the Harbour Arts Centre, former Bible frontman Boo Hewerdine.
Friday in Glasgow will not see anyone go short of choice – Declan Welsh & the Decadent West are at St Luke’s, the reborn Supernaturals give the 13th Note a swerve, instead playing King Tut’s, and The Sea Atlas has a show at The Old Hairdresser’s.
We don’t always mention tribute acts, but We Are Not Devo are hopefully playing at Cumbernauld’s Submarine Club – mind you, its opening was delayed, so do check local press before leaving your homes.
On Saturday, in Dundee, Depeche Choad are at Conroy’s Basement, and Karine Polwart‘s tour continues – she’s at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Saturday, while punk stalwarts 999 play Bellfield Tavern in Kilmarnock.
In Glasgow, there’s punk-funk from A Certain Ratio at King Tut’s, nu-jazz at the Barrowland in the form of Snarky Puppy, alt.folk from Martin Stephenson & the Daintees at Òran Mór, noise rock (possibly) from Lightning Bolt at SWG3, and pioneering new wave from Kurt Cobain’s favourite band (ok, one of them), The Raincoats, who are at Mono.
In Edinburgh, one category to choose from – classic prog from Hawkwind, at The Queen’s Hall.
Finally, to Sunday, when Declan Welsh & the Decadent West will be at Hootananny, in Inverness, and in Glasgow, Brix and the Extricated play Broadcast, and in a scheduling fail that could only be caused by over-indulgence of certain substances, Hawkwind are at the O2 Academy at the same time that The Steve Hillage Band are at SWG3.