As we move into the dead of winter, your final show of summer is on Monday September 30th, and it’s (South) Korean indie quartet Say Sue Me at Glasgow’s CCA.
Excellently-monikered Aussies King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard play Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom on Tuesday, and northern English synth rockers Vukovar are at Bar Bloc.
Meanwhile in Edinburgh, Bill ‘smog’ Callahan is in the airy environs of the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, and in Arbroath, what seems like a never-ending Scottish tour for Kyle Falconer out of The View takes him to Webster Memorial Theatre.
The Usher Hall again, we assume, takes out its seats again on Wednesday as Keane play its hallowed stage, and by way of contrast, Vukovar are at the Wee Red Bar.
In Inverness, Kyle Falconer is at Ironworks, while in Glasgow, Rachel Sermanni punts new album ‘So It Turns’ at St Andrew’s in the Square, with Rose Cousins in tow. And revered folkie Sharon Shannon plays Irvine’s Harbour Arts Centre.
In Glasgow, Fast Camels are at Stereo, former Adverts frontman (and excellent solo performer) TV Smith is at The Hug and Pint, and Roachford, still in fine voice after all these years, will play ‘Cuddly Toy’ and his other hit, at Òran Mór.
On Thursday, Kyle Falconer hits Perth’s Ice Factory, and in Edinburgh, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead will rock The Caves to their foundations (if indeed it has any)
On Friday… wait, weren’t Two Door Cinema Club one of the main movers in the “landfill indie” movement (not a ‘movement’ as such, to be fair). Well, the Northern Irish trio will be having the last laugh if they are still able to fill a venue like Glasgow’s O2 Academy.
Upcoming indie stars, Bathgate’s The Snuts, move up the gig ladder to the pretty major career point of playing Tropicana & Vogue in Dundee (that must sound like a dig, but not when you realise that it’s the new name for legendary (and quite large) venue Fat Sam’s.
Also in the banks of the silvery Tay, Comfort play Conroy’s Basement.
In Aberdeen, at the Lemon Tree, Brighton proggers Black Peaks, and at Cafe Drummonds, Edinburgh foursome folda.
Too much choice in Edinburgh on Friday night – TV Smith is at Bannerman’s, Savage Mansion play Sneaky Pete’s, and Meursault are at La Belle Angele. With the three venues within yards of each other, we recommend buying tickets for all of them, getting stage times, and running between all three.
No such problems in Glasgow, though if you want to catch Sebadoh in the ‘intimate’ setting of Broadcast, AND get to Friday’s Eastern Promise… well, you’ll struggle, as the latter takes place at Platform in Easterhouse. This year leans towards arts and drama, but with live music from new combo Burd Ellen on Friday, while Saturday’s lineup includes Erased Tapes acts Lubomyr Melnyk and David Allred, plus writer Chris McQueer.
Elsewhere outwith the big cities, Kyle Falconer plays Temple in Falkirk, and Leftfield play a DJ set at Paisley’s Club 69.
On Saturday, The Snuts hit the Beach (Ballroom) in Aberdeen, or alternatively, Alice Cooper is at P&J Live, while Comfort are at Cellar 35.
The Vengaboys (yeah, you heard) are at Buskers in Dundee, and in Dumfries, Glaswegian heavy rockers Anchor Lane are at The Vault Arts Centre,
Shaka Loves You bring their soul thing to Mad Hatters in Inverness, and in Glasgow… wait, Two Door Cinema Club at O2 Academy Glasgow. Was that not Friday? Surely they can’t be playing in that venue two nights in a row?
Some sort of mini-festival at Glasgow Autonomous Space – including
Fit to Work, The Twistettes, IDKID (UK), Fallopé and The Tubes, Fistymuffs, Cool Jerks, Frisk (UK), Nasty Nesto and The Sadbois, Headcleaner (UK), and Rage Against The Deen.
And doon the waater, Kyle Falconer is at Greenock’s Harwoods, Greenock.
Just one show for you on Sunday, but what a show – San Diegan noise combo Trumans Water come to Glasgow, for a rare show in Broadcast.