The gig calendar seems oddly empty with no festivals as far as wel can tell (Loopallu still to come at the end of the month). But largely we’re moving indoors in time for this much-touted INdian Summer (now, there was a festival…)
Anyway… Machines In Heaven play at Glasgow’s Nice & Sleazy on Tuesday 13th, with Matias Aguayo.
Wednesdays see songwriting legend Jimmy Webb (of ‘McArthur Park’ and ‘Galveston’ fame) at the Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline (he’s also at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday). . In Edinburgh on Tuesday, fresh from Electric Fields, and Bathgate Music Fest… Model Aeroplanes.
Thursday has Peter Hook & The Light are at Glasgow’s Barras – performing the ‘Best of New Order’ – well, it is the ‘Substance’ tour.
In Aberdeen on Friday at Tunnels, Royal Tunbridge Wells’s finest punk rock duo, Slaves.
Friday 16th also sees Green Jelly play Beat Generator in Dundee – you surely remember ‘Nice Weather For Ducks‘?. Same might, same city, Baby Strange are at Buskers (also art PJ Molloys in Dunfermline on Saturday and Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on Sunday). Edinburgh has the Coal Porters – vehicle of former Long Ryder Sid Griffin – play The Dowerr House (no, me neither). 70s minor chart star Graham Parker‘s in Glasgow, at Oran Mor, and The View play the Barras, while Schnarff Schnarff take the long, winding road from Inverness to appear at King Tut’s – it’s the launch of album ‘The Evil That We Do’.
On Saturday former Love and Money man James Grant is at Perth Concert Hall. Roy Harper – folk legend and composer of the funereal ‘When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease’ – is at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. More oldies, former Factory Records act Section 25 play Broadcast. And FVENERALS are at Stereo – a Brighton band, they were clearly forced to change their name’s spelling when they relocated to Glasgow.
Finally, on Sunday, The Eastern Swell launch their Pete Harvey-produced album at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Room.