It appears that 2018 still hasn’t started for much of the regular Scottish gig circuit, but at least Celtic Connections has started, giving us somewhere to shelter from the cold.
Broken Records, for example, are at The Hug and Pint on WEdnesday 17th, doubtless trailing forthcoming (March or so) album ‘What We Might Know’.
The X Certs seem to be on a tour, but mainly of record shops (so bear this in mind when traveling to see them). On Friday 19th, they’re at HMV in Aberdeen.
On the same night, another Celtic Connections show in Glasgow, where old pals Drever Mccusker Woomble are at the Old Fruitmarket
Same night, This Is The Kit are at the O2 ABC.
And This Is The Kit (aka Kate Stables) also play(s, I suppose) the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh on Saturday 20th.
Before that however, The Xcerts have a set at Edinburgh’s Assai Records.
In Glasgow on Satyurday, at the Glad Cafe, a Celtic Connections ‘fringe’ show (we assume) with De Rosa, who are back and are plotting and scheming for their next album.
Same town, same night i.e. Saturday 20th – Trembling Bells play The Hug and Pint.
And Manuela – that’s Nick (formerly) out of Franz and his miss, er, Manuela – are at The Old Hairdressers.
Last GLasgow show of the night is at Platform (it’s Easterhouse, but still Glasgow ok? You can get a bus from Mono anyway) and catch Alasdair Roberts , plus Joashino.
On SUnday 21st, The Xcerts play HMV Argyle Street in Glasgow, before, we assume, getting in a fast car (or tourbus) bound for Dundee, where they have a proper show, at Clarks on Lindsay Street.
And finally, another Celtic Connections show, with former Found man Lomond Campbell, plus former Cold Seeds/Desc/Khaya/The Leg types (actually, that’s all just cellist Pete Harvey) Modern Studies, at St Luke’s.