Plenty of live music this week with an already difficult choice for music fans of a certain age/disposition – Squeeze play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, while Paolo Nutini is at the O2 Academy (TVFKA the Corn Exchange) in Edinburgh.
On Tuesday 1st… yes, it’s November already… SAY Award shortlistees, Constant Follower, plus Berlin-based harpist Andy Aquarius arrive in Montrose, at the Playhouse, while Paolo Nutini‘s at Aberdeen’s Music Hall.
On Wednesday 2nd, Welsh-based Guinean musician N’famady Kouyaté plays Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.
Kojey Radical squeezes a bit more life out of Mercury-nominated debut album ‘Reason to Smile’ at Glasgow’s SWG3, and one step up and along the road, Kendrick Lamar does a similar job on his fifth long-player ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’ at the Hydro.
Meanwhile, Martin Stephenson & the Daintees are on tour and play In Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms.
On Thursday, industrial icons Ministry are in Glasgow at SWG3, and Dean Owens plays The Blue Lamp, in Aberdeen
On Friday 4th November, The Damned reform for one tour only – yes, Scabies, Vanian, Sensible and James revisit 1977 (well, 76) at the O2 Academy in Glasgow, with sets from Penetration as well as TV Smith and the Bored Teenagers.
That’s up against the somewhat contrasting A New International launch for their Lost and Later Songs album launch at Room 2.
Bit of a busy evening on Friday 4th – Martin Stephenson & the Daintees play Oran Mor, London-based SubPop signings TV Priest are at Broadcast, soul legends The Stylistics (or whatever’s left of them) are in the appropriately retro surrounsings if the Pavilion, Scots-based Romanian songwriter Lizabett Russo is at The Hug and Pint.
A skip and a hop away The Little Kicks – with the Cairn String Quartet in tow, launch album ‘People Need Love’ at Stirling’s Tolbooth, while Pelts play Cumbernauld Theatre, with guests Whin – aka Martin John Henry out of De Rosa and former Life Without Buildings guitarist Robert Dallas Grey.
On Saturday 5th expect fireworks (!) as Mickey 9s are at Cafe Drummond in Aberdeen, Dean Owens is down the road from his Edinburgh base at the Glencorse Centre, Penicuik.
In Glasgow, The Afghan Whigs play Saint Luke’s while Julia Jacklin is at SWG3, and Bill Callahan plays Queen Margaret Union, while Richard Jobson’s reformed post-Skids project The Armory Show is at King Tut’s.
Linzi Clark – formerly (?) vocalist in Paisley duo Drift plays The Old Hairdresser’s, and The Blow Monkeys are back on Dr Robert’s home turf (just about) with a show at at The Albany in Greenock.
Finally to Sunday and London-based singer-songwriter Polly Paulusma has a show at
Futtle, a brewery-cum music venue in Pittenweem. In Glasgow the Lightning Seeds are at the Old Fruitmarket, Biffy Clyro play the OVO Hydro, New Orleans no-waveers Special Interest visit Stereo, and out in Cumbernauld Theatre, it’s Horse Mcdonald plus Elaine Lennon.