They do things differently in Perth – so Monday night is music night, at least for fans of James Yorkston. He’s punting his excellent new album ‘Route To the Harmonium’ at Perth Theatre on April 1st (no kidding).
And in Glasgow, Hot Chip are at SWG3
Tuesday night sees David Thomas Broughton play Aberdeen’s Blue Lamp… and that’s about the only show to be had…
And so to Wednesday, flavour of the month Skinny Lister are at Edinburgh’s Mash House, and again that’s your lot, until…
Thursday. James Brown Is Annie play Aberdeen Lemon Tree, while along the road a little, Kapil Seshasayee, False Bliss, Seas Starry and Min Diesel – quite the dream team lineup – are at The Cellar, with at least two of the acts plugging new albums.
Down the coast, The Wedding Present are at Beat Generator, celebrating 30 years of… one of their albums at least, think it might be ‘Bizarro’ this time.
80s pop stars The Christians play Glasgow’s Classic Grand, and 90s (?) pop stars Black Grape plus Shaun Ryder (not quite sure what that involves) are at The Garage.
The Hostiles and This Familiar Smile are also on that bill.
And in Edinburgh, Glasgow synth duo HYYTS – see new single ‘Bullet’ below.
And to Friday, Black Grape plus Shaun Ryder are at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room, and The Christians play Aberdeen Assembly. Or since it’s the weekend, take in a Leftfield DJ set at The Tunnels. Or a mere skip, hop and a ferry away, James Brown Is Annie play The Sound Archive in Kirkwall.
In Dundee, The Hostiles go to Church (if you see what we mean), Slam are at the Reading Rooms, while in Edinburgh, at Summerhall, The Wedding Present. And False Bliss – that’s the band formerly known as DTHPDL plugging their brand new album – are at Leith Depot.
And in Irvine, at Harbour Arts Centre, former Speedway chart star Jill Jackson.
On Saturday, Folda are at The Mash House, The Christians are in Dundee at Buskers, Dundee, and a multi-band, value-for-money bill at Conroy’s Basement, with Beta Waves, Walt Disco, Zoe Graham and Alligator.
Glasgow is treated to a double-bill of Hipsway plus Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 at the Royal Concert Hall, and Kapil Seshasayee plays the 13th Note, along with False Bliss with their ‘Ritual Terrains’ album launch.
Finally… Leith Depot is getting all the good gigs nowadays, and Sunday is no exception, with Home Economics.
The Deadly Winters are at The Village, and in Glasgow, North Atlas play The Old Hairdresser’s.