Ok, put your feet up, since although Monday looks like a night for watching the football on telly, the rest of the week could be a busy one…
First up, on Tuesday, Edinburgh trioTongue Trap are in Glasgow at Nice N Sleazy.
Actually, first up is an unusual one – much-travelled musician Fuschia Phlox plays a couple of lunchtime gigs – well, they’re recitals, as they’re at Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s & St George’s West church, an occasional gig venue on George Street. There’s one on Wednesday 13th as well, both start at noon.
Same city on Wednesday, Albert Hammond Jr out of The Strokes plays SWG3.
Kathryn Joseph embarks on a short tour with her playing solo in an elaborate costume, courtesy of the Cryptic theatre crew. She’s at Glasgow Tramway on Thursday, followed by shows in Edinburgh at Summerhall on Friday; Stirling Tollbooth on Saturday and Sunday it’s Perth Theatre.
Also on Wednesday, The LaFontaines play Inchyra Arts Centre in Perth.
James Brown Is Annie tread the boards and trawl the nation’s venues in support of their new album ‘JBiA II’. They’re at Clark’s in Dundee on Thursday, and Glasgow’s Blue Arrow the following night. On Saturday they play Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre Basement, and Coda Music, and also the Jazz Bar, as far as we can tell.
Also in Dundee this week, in the lead-up to the V&A opening, we have another open-air show at the new Slessor Gardens venue. This time it’s Primal Scream, with Be Charlotte.
And fresh from their set at the SAY Awards, Declan Welsh & the Decadent West play Aberdeen’s Tunnels.
On Friday in Glasgow The Twistettes are at Stereo, launching their second long-player ‘A Strange Play’. The duo played Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival last weekend, as did The Zephyrs, and they’re also in Glasgow on Friday, at The Hug and Pint with support from Order Of The Toad.
Denny’s finest,The Nickajack Men are in Aberdeen on Friday, playing Cafe Drummond, while the marvellously-named Ross From Friends is at The Tunnels.
On Friday 14th, Edinburgh has Future Get Down at The Mash House, The Low Anthem play The Bongo Club, and Sons Of The Descent, with Hailey Beavis as support, launch their new single ‘Knowing Gaze’ at the Wee Red Bar.
Also in Edinburgh, but on Saturday, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are at Sneaky Pete’s, Ross From Friends plays The Liquid Room, and The Nickajack Men are at The Mash House.
And not technically Edinburgh I know, but in the People’s Republic of Leith,
Lush Purr are with Slime City (the band wrongly known to some as The Band Formerly Known As We Are The Physics) at Leith Depot.
In Glasgow, one for indie kids of a certain age – Chris Helme, My Life Story, The Real People, Northern Uproar, Echobelly, The Supernaturals, and Andrew Montgomery (yes, out of Geneva) are at the O2 Academy
Also on Saturday, Aberdeen again, for Chicago electronic combo Chandeliers who are at Krakatoa, up against The LaFontaines, at The Lemon Tree, and at Tunnels, Glasgow punksRascalton.
And so to Sunday – and it’s busy old Aberdeen again, as Rachel Sermanni, Best Girl Athlete and Solareye are at Stonehaven Town Hall.
Down the coast, The Nickajack Men are at Church in Dundee.
Colin Macleod – TAFKA The Boy Who Trapped the Sun – takes music to the farthest outreaches (yes, even further than his native Lewis) – playing The Sound Archive in Kirkwall on Tuesday, Ullapool’s The Seaforth Inn the following night, and on Friday he’s at Westford Inn in North Uist.
Meanwhile, folkies The Poozies are also out and abut with a show at The Sailing Club in Kirkwall on Thursday and The Stables, in Cromarty on Saturday night.
Finally, The Poozies return to civilisation, terribly civilised in fact with a show at The Fraser Centre in (wait for it) Milngavie.