Something of a slow start to the week, but Aussie trio DMA’S (their apostrophe) kick off in the Music Hall in Aberdeen on Monday 8th April.
They’re then at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Tuesday 9th. Edinburgh, UK
In Glasgow, Hauschka – aka German composer Volker Bertelmann – plays the Mackintosh Church at Queen’s Cross in Glasgow, and circuit regular Robbie Lesiuk – formerly of Y’all Is Fantasy Island – gets a mention purely due to his playing at a venue called the Kilted Kangaroo in Stirling.
It’s a bittersweet week as A Mote Of Dust launch their album, but also play their farewell tour. Craig B and Johnny Smillie ate at The Tunnels in Aberdeen on Thursday night – Kathryn Joseph is in support.
Same night, Man of Moon, Tom McGuire & the Brassholes plus Carla J Easton are at La Belle Angele in Edinburgh, while psychobilly veterans The Meteors are in Glasgow, at Audio.
And at the CCA in Glasgow, Ela Orleans.
Mixed bag on Friday – Showaddywaddy (told you) are at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree, and techno crew Hostel Freaks are at The Cellar, and C Duncan punts new album ‘Health’ at the Lemon Tree.
In Dundee, antifolk pioneer Lach plays his first Dundee gig (in 6 years) at Clarks on Lindsay Street, and in Inverness, Folda – ‘BBC Artists to Watch in 2019’, for what that’s worth – are at The Tooth and Claw.
In Edinburgh, Wilko Johnson along with Glenn Tilbrook play The Queen’s Hall, and Retro Video Club have a show at Sneaky Pete’s. And Adam Stafford launches new album ‘The Acid Bothy’ at Leith Depot.
Meanwhile, in Glasgow, emotional times guaranteed – A Mote Of Dust‘s final show in Glasgow, at Mono.
And L-space have a show at Drygate Brewing Company.
On Saturday, Lach‘s trip north takes him to Inverness, to The Tooth and Claw, while in Dundee, at the Westport, The Plasmas play a gig in Dundee in aid of family support charity TCCL.
Folda play Aberdeen Tunnels, while in Edinburgh, it’s Wide Days Festival Takeover time – 14 bands including Avalanche Party, Callum Easter, Rascalton and ST.MARTiiNS.
Saturday is also Record Store Day and Voxbox have a showcase setup at St Vincent’s Chapel, with sets from Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert, SHHE, and (it says here) Y’All is Fantasy Island…
On Sunday, Dubln punks Fontaines D.C. are at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Rascalton are, perhaps implausibly, at Denny Library and former Giant Sand man Howe Gelb is at Shawlands’ finest venue, The Glad Café.