As we roll into festival season proper this coming weekend, a warm-up of sorts – following their show at the O2 Academy in Glasgow on Monday 6th June, Supergrass support The Killers at Brockville, sorry, Falkirk Stadium, on Tuesday 7th.
Also on Tuesday, Faith No More play the Academy, and Elvis Costello & The Imposters have a show at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall
On Wednesday, Del Amitri are at Stirling’s Albert Halls, while at Glasgow’s Broadcast, it’s noisy Japanese foursome Bo Ningen, plus Korine.
Thursday sees Broken Chanter play Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s, while Crash Test Dummies – remember them? mmm? are in Glasgow, at Saint Luke’s, and Del Amitri have the first of three nights at the Barrowland.
And the Electric Honey label celebrates its 30th anniversary on Thursday 9th with a showcase gig at Oran Mor including Awkward Family Portraits, Land of Rubber Men, Scunnurt, Slowmove and Jeshua.
And two wildly differing festivals kick off on Thursday 9th – Eden’s elclectic lineup at Raehill Meadows in Dumfriesshire includes Coolio, Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), Roni Size & MC Youngman, Hollie Cook, Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Club, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Pictish Trail, Niteworks, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, Bombskare, Awkward Family Portraits, Mista Trick (live), Tom McGuire & the Brassholes, and much much more.
And in the stately surroundings of Edinburgh’s Old Royal High School, it’s the start of two long weekends at the Hidden Door festival – The Outdoor stage has Saint Etienne, the Indoor Stage has Makeness, Jacuzzi General and Miss Represented, and the late-night stage The Basement has Hobbes Music showcasing Leonidas & Hobbes, Gaming, and Nina Stanger.
Across the weekend, Friday has Yellow Days and Bleach Lab, Saturday welcomes the Portico Quartet, and on Sunday: across the stages there’s Tinderbox Orchestra, Broken Records, Lizabett Russo, and Proc Fiskal.
Among the more regular events taking place over the weekend, there’s The Jellyman’s Daughter at The Blue Lamp in Aberdeen, while Broken Chanter plays The Tunnels.
Crowded House have a show at Glasgow’s Hydro, the UK Subs are at The Garage, and Peter Cat plays The Old Hairdresser’s.
In Falkirk, Paper Machine Music – Rob McKinlay, once of Viva Stereo, is at the Orchard Hotel… and he’s also at Fort William’s Black Isle Bar on Saturday 11th.
On Saturday the UK Subs are at Edinburgh’s La Belle Angèle, and in Dumfries, Goodbye Mr MacKenzie play The Venue, while Broken Chanter is in Dundee for a gig at The Hunter S Thompson.
Finally, on Sunday, Blood Red Shoes are at G2 / The Garage (upgraded from King Tut’s) while Bikini Kill visit the O2 Academy.