Monday always seems an odd night for a gig, but since Apache Darling and Federation of the Disco Pimp have taken the trouble to put one on at Stereo in Glasgow, you should really go along. If it’s not too much trouble, like.
As you may have spotted, there’s a series of open air shows at Kelvingrove Bandstand in Glasgow. Many of which will doubtless be sold out, check local press for details. Anyway, Bryan Ferry‘s on the Tuesday, possibly trawling his early Roxy Music back catalogue. Possibly not.
Similarly, on Wednesday, it’s First Aid Kit at Kelvingrove (and that one’s definitely sold out).
So instead, something simarly indie-folkish – John McCusker and Roddy Woomble play Milngavie Town Hall.
There’s also a series of shows at George Square in Glasgow to celebrate the European Athletics Championships. Sacred Paws are along the Wednesday attractions.
On Thursday, in Moniaive (that’s near Dumfries), Billy Rowan aka The Undercover Hippy is at the Craigdarroch Arms Hotel.
Also on the trail to far-flung places, Kyle Falconer‘s tour takes him to… Buskers, in Dundee, doubtless allowing him to make it to his own bed for once.
In Glasgow on Thursday, the revitalised Trashcan Sinatras play Òran Mór, while another soldout event kicks off near Inverness. are among the acts you’ll see at Belladrum Tartan Heart – assuming you have a ticket.
On Friday, Dean Friedman is at Òran Mór while in Leslie (near Glenrothes), it’s Gig In The Car Park 2018, which takes place at the Greenside Hotel (well, in the car park, oddly enough) and which features among other top attractions, The Wedding Present.
Also on Friday, but in Aberdeen, Kyle out of The View is at The Tunnels, and in Glasgow, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark will be looking optimistically at the skies over Kelvingrove Park.
Adam Holmes & the Embers ate at Summerhall in Edinburgh on Saturday night, while former Love and Money mainman James Grant plays Kelvingrove – that one didn’t have a ‘Sold out’ sticker across it last time I looked, so hurry hurry hurry.
And so to Sunday. The Little Kicks are in Aberdeen’s Hazlehead Park – again, I’m not clear if this is just a picnic or a kickabout (ha!) or if they have a bandstand, or of there’s some kind of event, but you might as well pop by while you’re out walking the dug.
And last one for the week – Richard Jobson, probably doing a spoken word thing based around his various books, is in Glasgow, at the Queen Margaret Union.