It’s a quiet start to your gig-going week, unless you’re in Glasgow – on Monday, Port Cities are at King Tut’s, while Django Django play SWG3.
On Tuesday, Tide Lines are at Tobermory’s Aros Hall, and Alasdair Roberts is at the Glad Café, but elsewhere, hang onto your trousers until Wednesday, when Warrior Soul (warning: may contain former Degrassi members) return from their European travels for a hometown show at Bannerman’s in Edinburgh.
In Edinburgh on Wednesday, at the Bar Brig (on Leith Walk) The Deadly Winters, Tide Lines play Stirling Tolbooth while in Glasgow, pre-punks Doctors of Madness are at Òran Mór, and at the Hug and Pint, Dr. Alex Paterson (yes, out of The Orb).
Glasgow alt.rockers Nieves are on their travels, on Thursday, they’re at Madhatters in Inverness and meanwhile, Switch Bones and Slowlight are in Dundee, at Conroy’s Basement.
And in Edinburgh at Sneaky Pete’s, it’s Acrylic, while Tide Lines are at the Woodend Barn in Banchory.
On Friday, Nieves reach the Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore while in Edinburgh on Friday, Quitter and December ’91 – both members of Stirling’s Death Collective – arrive in the big city, for a show at the Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh College of Art.
Same night in one of those unfortunate gig clashes, Randolph’s Leap are at Sneaky Pete’s, while just across the road, Bloodlines and Kid Kapichi visit Banshee Labyrinth.
In Fife on Friday, former Found man Lomond Campbell has a show at Dreel Halls, which is in Anstruther, while elsewhere in Fife (it’s a big place) Jamie & Shoony play the Greenside Hotel in Leslie, and Baby Strange are back, they’re at P.J. Molloy’s in Dunfermline.
And at Banchory’s Woodend Barn, The Little Unsaid.
In Glasgow on Friday, Acrylic launch their new EP at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Psydoll are at Audio, Esperanza play some offbeats at the Record Factory, and Raymond Meade – formerly of The Ronelles and now Ocean Colour Scene’s bassist – has a solo show at Stereo.
On Saturday, turns out Quitter and December ’91 are on tour – all the way to Invermess they go, for a gig st the Market Bar, while Bloodlines and Kid Kapichi are at the Tooth and Claw. Nieves, however, go that extra mile or 20, as they’re at The Arch Inn in Ullapool
In Aberdeen, local folk-punkers Lorelei play Krakatoa, and closer to (my) home, Switch Bones and Slowlight are at Leith Depot. In the same town (technically), indie supergroup )look them up) Jutland Songs visit Sneaky Pete’s.
On Saturday in Glasgow, The Fratellis are back at the Barrowland and at Stereo, top notch label Last Night From Glasgow has a showcase of some of its top acts including Bis, plus L-space and Sun Rose. Also in GLasgow, at Òran Mór, it’s the excellent Strange Blue Dreams, while Auntie Flo is on the desks at SWG3.
On Sunday, Flux Velociraptor launch their new EP, along with Guili Guili Goulag, at Henry’s in Edinburgh while the perhaps unusual genre of Japanese goth is embodied by Psydoll, at Bannerman’s.
And finally, Glasgow has Spinning Coin playing The Old Hairdressers and Mr. Scruff is at the Admiral.