It’s a busy gigging week with a raft of acts on the heritage trail. Straight in on Monday at Glasgow’s Oran Mor, The Mekons … or Mekons77 to be exact as the punk legends revisit their early catalogue.
At Bannermans, country grunge punks combo Supersuckers play Bannerman’s in Edinburgh, and in slightly more salubrious setting, prog kings King Crimson are at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.
There’s RAWK aplenty in Glasgow – Lamb of God, Slayer, Anthrax and Obituary are at the Hydro, while at the Garage, the rather more tuneful metal of Therapy?
And at St Luke’s, Floridan rock outfit Dashboard Confessional.
On Tuesday, the revival trail moves to Edinburgh – King Crimson are at the Playhouse, and The Mekons play the Voodoo Rooms.
In Inverness former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell, and the Bastard Sons, are at Ironworks.
On Wednesday, Hugh Cornwell out of The Stranglers is at Òran Mór, while in Aberdeen, it’s Adam Holmes and The Embers, plus Baskery, at The Blue Lamp.
Things get rather busy towards the weekend, so hold onto your trousers… SuperFurry Gruff Rhys plays SWG3 in Glasgow, while at the Barrrowland, it’s Johnny Marr. We Were Promised Jetpacks are at St Luke’s, and Amy Rigby has a show at The Hug and Pint.
Thursday 15th, at Broadcast, Peter Donegan… yes, Lonnie’s boy.
In Edinburgh, Pip Blom – who seems to be the daughter of the vocalist out of 90s Peel favourites Eton Crop – is at Sneaky Pete’s, while Broken Records are at the Voodoo Rooms – upstairs I assume, as The Eastern Swell are at the same venue, at the Speakeasy for their album launch.
Hugh Cornwell‘s in Dundee at Beat Generator, and in Dunfermline, at the Alhambra, The Proclaimers.
Hugh Cornwell moves to Dumfries on Friday night, following last week’s Mekons show for a gig at The Venue, Dumfries, UK
In Perth, at The Green Room, it’s The Naked Feedback, and in Aberdeen, hometown heroes The Little Kicks play Tunnels,.
In Edinburgh, Amy Rigby‘s at the Voodoo Room, while Stirling’s Death Collective alumni Quitter have a show at Sneaky Pete’s.
The Proclaimers are in Glasgow on Friday, at the O2 Academy while a Marti-less Wet Wet Wet have a show at St Luke’s.
Bakers in Kilmarnock welcomes Circa Waves with Ed The Dog also on the bill, and in Inverness, Breabach are at the Eden Court Theatre,
The following night in Inversneckie, Be Like Pablo play The Tooth and Claw, while just down the road, The Twistettes are at Mad Hatters.
Also on Saturday, at Edinburgh’s Biscuit Factory, it’s We Were Promised Jetpacks, while another of James Yorkston‘s Tae Sup Wi’ a Fifer series has Roddy Woomble at the Adam Smith Theatre, with Ora Cogan and Archie Fisher also on the bill.
In Edinburgh, James Grant is at the Queen’s Hall, and Adam Holmes plays Cabaret Voltaire. Out of town a little, Circa Waves are in Dunfermline at PJ Molloy’s, and in Falkirk, The Naked Feedback play Behind The Wall. And really out of town, The Van T’s are at Irvine’s Harbour Arts Centre.
Back in (another) town, Part Chimp have a show at Nice N’Sleazy, while in rather contrasting aural tones, The Temptations and the Four Tops (or whatever passes for them nowadays) are at the Armadillo.
On Sunday, Irish one-woman band, Co Armagh’s Naomi Hamilton aka Jealous Of The Birds has a show at the Glad Café, in Shawlands, and blues troubadour Dave Arcari is at Clark’s in Dundee. And in Aberdeen, at the Tivoli Theatre, Hue and Cry.
Finally in Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on Sunday 18th, singer-songwriter Aveleen Rose hosts something of an extravaganza, promising “original rock music with performances from ballerinas, contemporary and hip-hop dancers, acrobats and aerial performers”.