Monday 25th November is a busy gigging night – not so much in Glasgow, where there’s just one one show of note, Bjork at the Hydro, but in Edinburgh… a choice between two Steves – Hackett at the Usher Hall, or the rather more appealing Steve Mason, who’s playing some old Beta Band and King Biscuit Time tunes this tour, at La Belle Angele.
Also, highly recommended psychobilly art-punk from Tav Falco’s Panther Burns at the Voodoo Rooms.
On Tuesday The Posies, R.E.M., and Big Star collaborator Ken Stringfellow plays Nice N Sleazy… and that is the only show in (any) town…
Brush up on your Latin for Wednesday night as revered folkies Steeleye Span visit Glasgow’s Òran Mór, the excellent Sports Team play King Tut’s, and The Ninth Wave play Dundee’s Assai Records – the electro trio have a new album to launch so we assume that’s a fairly early one. (They’re at the Edinburgh branch on Friday too).
Meanwhile in Edinburgh Dave Arcari brings the (alt.)blues to Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh
The Fall may be no more, but Imperial Wax, er, are, and the remaining members of MES’s backing group have reconvened to tour, calling at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh.
Speaking of bands you’d assumed were defunct, Shed Seven play Aberdeen Music Hall, and in Glasgow 80s synthpoppers B-Movie are at Audio. Also in Glasgow, 80s-themed combo 100 Fables play Stereo, and Peter Cat is at Broadcast, folk-punk legends The Men They Couldn’t Hang play Òran Mór, and Slime City launch their new flexi disc (!) at The Blue Arrow.
In Stirling, a fair triple-header of new talent – Made in Stirling has Callum Easter, Annie Booth, and Jared Celosse.
Dave Arcari is in Aberdeen on Friday 29th, at the Blue Lamp, and kicking off on Friday night, Book Yer Ane Fest 2019 takes place Conroy’s Basement in Dundee. Across three days, there’s the likes of Paper Rifles, Deathcats, Broken Stories, The Overbites, Sewer Cats, and much much more including what appears to be the final show from The Murderburgers.
On Saturday night, Dave Arcari plays Glasgow’s Hug and Pint, Erland Cooper has a show in the impressive surroundings of the Mackintosh Church, and up in Fife, Mersault are back, at Montrave Hall in Leven.
Bilge Pump plus Youth Team and the excellent Constant Follower are at Aberdeen’s The Tunnels courtesy of Interesting Music, while in Edinburgh a nice contrast of styles in Climax Blues Band, who will be hoping to get it right at The Voodoo Rooms, The Twilight Sad play the Usher Hall, and Mungo’s Hi Fi are at La Belle Angele. Oh, and Aidan O’Rourke has a show at The Queen’s Hall.
Finally, to Sunday, and Doghouse Roses have a show for
Hypercoaster Music Presents @ the Lemon Pepper Sessions in Glasgow, and Man of the Minch is at The Hug and Pint.
In Edinburgh, one for nostalgia fans with both The Rezillos and Big Country play Brunton Theatre, while mere striplings in We Were Promised Jetpacks have a show at The Liquid Room.