The good news: there’s live music all week, if that’s your thing. The less good news: you will have to travel through Edinburgh to get to a fair bit of it.
Leith Depot is running a Love Live Music Week. The venue, under threat of closure, kicks off 7 days of quality attention-focusing shows on Monday 9th July with Storm the Palace and Hailey Beavis.
The following night (that’s Tuesday, keep up), it’s Spinning Coin and Chrissy Barnacle.
And on Wednesday 11, Man of Moon and Star Rover.
Also, a warm welcome to the ‘of all places’ group of unusual gig locations. Welsh politico/folk veteran Martyn Joseph plays The Wee Gig in Abington – the first of two shows there.
Back at the Depot, a tasty show on Thursday 12 with DTHPDL, plus Jamie Sutherland out of Broken Records.
There are other live shows in Edinburgh that night too – Verse Metrics are back, at Sneaky Pete’s.
Lucky for some – on Friday 13th, The Spook School are the Depot’s guests, with their guest being Phillip Taylor out of PAWS, AND a Pictish Trail solo set.
And at The Jazz Bar – also in Edinburgh, does Glasgow have some sort of TRNSMT hangover? – James Brown Is Annie, gearing up for their forthcoming album.
Sneaky Pete’s has Wuh Oh, while a short trip across the water, Medicine Men are in Dunfermline, at P.J. Molloy’s.
And with Inverness still emerging from their XpoNorth-induced torpor, hopefully Verse Metrics can kickstart the live scene again – at Madhatters.
This week’s summer festival starts on Friday – Doune The Rabbit Hole has the likes of Dreadzone, The Beat, Big Country, The Levellers, Moffat and Hubbert, Atari Teenage Riot… the list goes on for another 60-odd acts, all from the 13th – 15th at Cardross Estate near the Port of Menteith.
At Leith Depot on Saturday, a St Columba’s Hospice all-dayer, while in Kirkcaldy, the Pictish Trail is at Adam Smith Theatre – that’ll be a Tae Sup Wi’ a Fifer gig with James Yorkston, I’m quite sure. Oh aye, Carl Stone and Thomas Mccarthy are also on the bill.
And on Saturday Edinburgh venue Sneaky Pete’s celebrates its 10th birthday with a Magical Mystery Tour of three rooms which they say “you have almost certainly never danced in, not all of them on dry land, and one that you definitely have”. It’s limited to just 120 people (4 groups of 30) who will all enjoy Thris Tian, Percy Main and Andrea Montalto.
Finally for the Leith Depot – for this week I mean! – a Floored Chilean electronica evening on Sunday 15th.
Finally, in Glasgow, at SWG3, dance yourselves dizzy with Soulwax.