This week in gigs…

Broken Chanter are (almost “is’, in fact) in stripped-back-to-a-duo mode around the country this week – including a show at Montrose Playhouse on Tuesday 21st February.

On Wednesday 22nd, Thomas Truax punts new long-player ‘Dream Catching Songs’’ at Glasgow’s Hug and Pint, although percussion will be from Sister Spinster rather than Budgie, who is in charge of beats on the album.

The Blockheads – without Ian Dury, obviously, or Phill Jupitus, come to that – are heading around Scotland, with a Glasgow show on Thursday 23rd at Saint Luke’s, while if you keep heading south of the river you may arrive at The Glad Café in leafy Shawlands, where Rachel Sermanni will be performing.
And The Filthy Tongues are at Stirling’s Tolbooth, serving perhaps as a belated launch for current album ‘In These Dark Places’.
Also on Thursday, She Drew The Gun play Edinburgh, at The Voodoo Rooms, and then the following night (Friday, that is) in Glasgow at The Hug and Pint

The Filthies are at Dunfermline’s PJ Molloy’s on Friday 24th, and The Blockheads’ tour takes them to Edinburgh on Friday for a set at The Voodoo Rooms, and Brit and Mercury-nominated duo Nova Twins are at La Belle Angèle.

And at the capital’s Traverse Theatre, The Filthy Tongues (plus Maria Rud), rather than punting the new album specifically, instead ‘premiere’ the ‘Revelation of Rab McVie’ – a character from the second album in the trilogy, ‘Back To Hell’.

Up the coast on Friday, Broken Chanter play Rio Community Centre in Newport-on-Tay…

And the following night (Saturday 25th, do try and keep up) Broken Chanter get closer to home, for a show at the Listening Room, which is situated in the Georgian Hotel, Coatbridge.

Bakc up north on Saturday 25th, 1-800 GIRLS aka Jake Stewart rave producer/DJ – can be found Upstairs in Inverness. In Aberdeen The Blockheads play the Ogv Podium,

The Filthy Tongues play the second pf their ‘Rab McVie’ nights at the Traverse Theatre on Saturday, while Thomas Truax is also in town – at The Voodoo Rooms.