Your Week in Gigs starts… now – pretty much, as James Yorkston is at the Oran Mor in Glasgow on Monday 6th December, so get your skates on… also in town, Damon Albarn plays St Luke’s
On Tuesday, the first of a fair few dates around the country for Deacon Blue, this mini-tour (a tourette?) kicks off on Tuesday 7th at Perth Concert Hall.
And Ricky, Lorraine, Dougie, James and whoever else they’ve roped in, will be in Edinburgh at the Usher Hall the following night, Wednesday. Or if you prefer something a bit more intimate and indeed noisy, Memes are at Sneaky Pete’s, wile The Jellyman’s Daughter play The Caves, while The Brand New Heavies are at The Liquid Room.
In Glasgow on Wednesday, Black Country, New Road are at SWG3.
On Thursday 9th, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (aka Pigs x 7) play Summerhall, in Edinburgh, while also in Reekie, Dr. Feelgood are at Stramash.
In Glasgow, The Human League are at the Hydro, and similarly, a 70s revival act featuring a limited number of original members – The Sweet play The Garage.
And at the Barras, The Darkness come home (all will become clear if you listen to this).
Deacon Blue‘s tour of their homeland takes them to Ricky’s birthplace with a show at Dundee’s Caird Hall (the town’s the birhtplace, not the venue, though to be fair we don’t know precisely where he was born, so who knows?)
The Sweet – Andy Scott at least – play The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh.
And Aberdeen finally get some live entertainment this week – Memes are at Tunnels, on Thursday.
On Feiday 10th Goodbye Mr MacKenzie play P.J. Molloy’s in Dunfermline, My Life Story are at Bannerman’s, and more musical action in Furryboots City as The Jellyman’s Daughter visit The Blue Lamp, and Dude Trips play Unit 51 (us neither, take a map).
In Glasgow The Brand New Heavies have a show at the Queen Margaret Union (AKA QMU), Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are at Saint Luke’s, indie legends Snuff will bring their line in bizarre cover versions and trombone to the Cathouse, and Dr. Feelgood play King Tut’s
On Saturday 11th, Paris Street Rebels, plus Felix And The Sunsets are in Edinburgh, at Sneaky Pete’s, Dumfries joins the party for the first time in ages with Dead Sea Apes plus Vertx appearing at The Venue, and at the other end of the country, Deacon Blue are at Inverness Leisure Centre.
Meanwhile, Goodbye Mr MacKenzie have a show at Dundee’s Church (they only have the one and they even turned that into a nightclub).
In Glasgow, China Crisis are at Oran Mor, We Were Promised Jetpacks play the QMU, Baby Strange have a show at SWG3, and at King Tut’s, it’s Chubby and The Gang. Also in Glasgow, technically, Modern Studies trail their January 2022 album ‘We Are There’ with a set at Shawlands’ Glad Café.
Finally to Sunday – China Crisis hit Oran Mor, Kyle Falconer is at Saint Luke’s, Dean Owens plays The Glad Café, and in Edinburgh, Modern Studies are at Sneaky Pete’s.