Following the end of Celtic Connections last weekend, Edinburgh is first up with this week’s live music – folk legend Judy Collins plays The Queen’s Hall on Monday night, while Adam Holmes & the Embers are at the city’s Traverse Theatre
On Tuesday, London-based rock duo Nova Twins play Sneaky Pete’s, while in Glasgow, at King Tut’s, it’s reborn indiepop (Britpop?) legends Geneva.
On Wednesday in Glasgow, Kele Okereke (out of Bloc Party) continues his solo side project, playing King Tut’s and at Bloc, Kill Your Boyfriend – not a bis tribute, but a duo from Venice possibly indebted to Grant Morrison comics.
Actual proper pop star and Boris Johnson sceptic Tom Walker is in Aberdeen on Thursday, at The Tunnels, and in Edinburgh, The Vegan Leather – still, presumably punting album ‘Poor Girls / Broken Boys’ – play The Mash House. Same night, same city, Cheshire rockers The Luka State have a show at Sneaky Pete’s.
And in Paisley, at the Bungalow, it’s The Shan plus the Media Whores.
On Friday, former PiL bassist Jah Wobble is in Edinburgh, at La Belle Angele, and at The Voodoo Rooms, The Godfathers (well, what’s left of them, pretty much just frontman Peter Coyne).
Not to be confused with Edinburgh indie duo Blue Tiles, Aberdeen indie combo Black Tiles are at Conroy’s Basement in Dundee, while that Tom Walker is at Strathpeffer Pavilion, Strathpeffer. Just up (down? across?) the road in Aberdeen, The Vegan Leather play Cafe Drummond.
And also in Aberdeen, on Friday, at Tunnels, there’s psychedelic noise from East London in the shape of Teeth of The Sea, plus local dronepoppers Seas, Starry, courtesy of Interesting Music Promotions.
US political punks Anti-Flag are at Glasgow’s Garage on Friday, and Dreadzone play the CCA.
On Saturday, English / Turkish / Cypriot DJ Erol Alkan has a set at Ironworks in Inverness, while Jah Wobble plays The Garage in Glasgow, and also in the Weej, at Broadcast, Teeth of the Sea.
Anna Meredith gives curent albumn ‘Fibs’ another push with a show at Glasgow’s Art School, and Fraserburgh emo quartet Dude Trips are at Audio.
Former Lemon Jelly mainman Fred Deakin is at Old Fruitmarket, while Girlschool offer a real old school rock blast from the past with a show at Òran Mór. And just out of town, the legend that is Michael Chapman plays Milngavie Folk Club.
Finally – not a lot going on Sunday night aside from Tom Walker, who’s at Dundee’s Beat Generator.