It’s Holiday Monday (for some) but not for one-time X Factor popster Lucy Spraggan, entertaining the locals at Perth Theatre.
Fortunately things get a bit more normal on Tuesday – well, if you can call Fat White Family ‘normal’. They’re at SWG3 in Glasgow, plugging their interesting new album ‘Serf’s Up’.
Similarly, hedgehog fancier Peter Doherty, & The Puta Madres, are at the Barrowland Ballroom.
In Dundee on Wednesday, folktronica(ish) type John Elliott, aka The Little Unsaid, is at Dundee’s Clarks on Lindsay Street.
Thursday sees Bella Union songwriter BC Camplight pitch up at Edinburgh Central Library – he’s got a couple of books overdue, but will hopefully play a couple of quiet tunes while he’s there.
Things do pick up as we approach the weekend – Mermaidens – signed to legendary NZ label Flying Nun – are at Bar Bloc in Glasgow, while there;’s a choice of hows in Aberdeen – English popsters The Vamps play the AECC while Elephant Sessions are at The Tunnels.
In Dunfermline on Friday, John Power out of Cast has a show at P.J. Molloy’s, and in Edinburgh, C Duncan, spotlighting fine new album ‘Health’, is at Summerhall.
Annie Booth is also punting new release – new EP ‘Solitude’, with a show at Henry’s Cellar Bar Edinburgh, and 90s chart stars Echobelly are at The Mash House
And The Little Unsaid hit the north, for Eden Court Theatre in. Inverness, UK
In Glasgow, another album launch, as Paws‘ ‘Your Church On My Bonfire’ gets a welcome airing at Glasgow’s CCA.
And a short train ride from the big city, Medicine Men are at the Bungalow Bar in Paisley.
Saturday night sees singer-songwriter; Amy Duncan in Fort William, for show at Duncansburgh Macintosh Church, and John Power arrives in Glasgow, at King Tut’s. Also in Glasgow, Mickey 9s, plus The Girobabies, play The Garage, and C Duncan is closer to home, with the Glasgow leg of his album launch tour at Maryhill Community Hall, while on the southside, and far from home, K Records / Bet Happening dude Calvin Johnson has a rare show at the Glad Café.
In Edinburgh, The Unthanks are at the Pleasance Theatre, and Elephant Sessions play The Liquid Room, while Paws‘ Edinburgh tour gel takes the trio to Summerhall.
The Alabama 3 are at The Caves, and davesnewbike have a show at Brig Below. Though perhaps before all that though, we’re guessing in the afternoon, Siobhan Wilson has an instore show at VoxBox Music (near Stockbridge)
And doubtless some welcome live music for the Borders, as The Little Unsaid journey to Selkirk for a gig at the String Jam Club.
And to Sunday. Hunter & The Bear are at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh, and highland combo Lional play The Voodoo Rooms, giving new single ‘Daylight Hours’ a bit of an airing, while Gretchen Peters is at The Queen’s Hall.
And a busy Sunday in GLasgow – Irish singer-songwriter Soak is at King Tut’s, and Swell Maps legend Jowe Head plays Broadcast. Alt.blues troubadour Dave Arcari has a show at the Record Factory, and Stanley Odd mainman Solareye, among others is at Queen’s Park Arena (which I think we used to call the Bandstand) for South By Southside.