On the north-east coast? Consider yourselves fortunate, but unlucky at the same time.
Monday 19th sees King Creosote, with Hamish Hawk in tow, play Webster Memorial Theatre in Arbroath. And if that wasn’t enough for a Monday night, Aberdeen plays host to two top shows – The Wombats plus The Night Café and Bloxx are at Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom, while also in Furryboots City, Stiff Little Fingers are just a wee bit too late for St Paddy’s Day, at The Lemon Tree.
On Tuesday 20th, Shambles Miller plays Edinburgh’s Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, while in Glasgow, West Lothian’s finest instrumental post-rockers Flux Velociraptor bring the noise (and their new EP) to Bar Bloc in Glasgow
If they get back to their hometowns in time they will catch King Creosote the following night (Wednesday), who’s making somewhat quieter sounds at the Howden Park Centre in Livingston.
In Glasgow’s (or to be precise, the People’s Independent Republic of Shawlands) The Jellyman’s Daughter bring their brand of manic folk – and their new album ‘Dead Reckoning’ – to the Glad Café.
Shambles Miller is presumably on ‘tour’ as he heads to Glasgow, playing Drygate.
On Thursday, and not to be confused with Fickle Public, or Friends Again, Brighton quintet Fickle Friends are at La Belle Angele in Edinburgh, punting their new album ‘You Are Someone Else’
King Creosote and Hamish are Behind the Wall in Falkirk, and in Edinburgh, The Jellyman’s Daughter play Summerhall, launching their album (again).
Friday 23rd, and it’s Tide Lines time as the traditionally-influenced quartet will, we presume, feel quite at home at Ullapool Village Hall
In Glasgow, Alabama 3 are at the O2 Academy Glasgow, while The Girobabies are unplugged *somewhere* – check local press for details. Ok, we’ll do it for you. Pie and Brew on Bath Street, apparently.
And punting their three EPs compilation thing, Belle and Sebastian play Perth Concert Hall.
Finally on Friday, The Jellyman’s Daughter are in Aberdeen at the Blue Lamp.
Saturday sees things go a bit gig-crazy…
First, Gordon Giltrap – remember the Holiday 80 theme? Just me then? Anyway, he’s at Milngavie Folk Club
Edinburgh-wise, Belle and Sebastian play the Usher Hall in Edinburgh and Indigo Velvet are at Summerhall
In Dunfermline, an evening of chat and perhaps a bit of a sing-song – former Madness man Suggs is at the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline
In Glasgow, Young Fathers are at the Barrowland (that’s in Glasgow, by the way) while the enticingly-named We Are Not Devo pay tribute (we assume) to the unlikely-to-tour Akron combo, at Nice N Sleazy.
Also in Glasgow (ok, Shawlands), Mt. Wolf are at the Glad Café, Catholic Action play King Tut’s
and at The Poetry Club, it’s Harry & the Hendersons, Glasgow, UK
Good to see Pitlochry on the gig guide and the good denizens get a rare treat with the arrival of The Little Kicks
Also on Saturday, Golden Arm, MC Almond Milk, and Super Inuit are at Leith Depot in Edinburgh (ok, it’s not Edinburgh) while in Dundee, an early start for The Sound Of Young Scotland 2018 – with
Rascalton, Sahara, The Dunts, and The Pleaseure Heads – at Beat Generator, and in Perth, at The Green Room, Mickey 9s
Finally, on Sunday 15th March, Tide Lines are in Dundee, at Clarks on Lindsay Street, and The Little Kicks play Aberdeen’s Foodstory Cafe.
And Suggs, in the grand old music hall tradition, is at Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre.