It may be Monday, but get ready to rock. In Glasgow, at the Poetry Club, it’s Fiction Records’ Another Sky, while at King Tut’s one of those bands with an inverted letter in the middle, Shvpes, but they may also be of interest as their singer is the son of Bruce out of Iron Maiden. No idea what they sound like, mind…
On Tuesday 5th, at Perth’s Inchyra Arts Club, NYC Bluegrass/Hip-Hop (really) combo Gangstagrass.
And launching her new album, Nina Nesbitt plays the Pleasance Cabaret Bar in Edinburgh.
At Glasgow’s QMU, White Lies (the London post-punkers formerly known as Fear Of flying)
Wednesday sees some contrasting choices – folk-pop legend and Two Ronnies singer-in-residence Barbara Dickson plays Perth Concert Hall, while following a 35-ish year gap, Califorian eyeball / oddball mystery act, The Residents, are at Òran Mór in Glasgow.
And in the centre of town, Vukovi play the Attic Bar at The Garage.
Another legend in in Scotland this week, Ozzy Osbourne plays The Hydro, for what seems to be his final tour, while rock of a different variety comes from …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – they’re at the Art School, also on Thursday.
On Friday, Barbara Dickson is at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, while in Edinburgh, The Murder Capital punt current album ‘Feeling Fades’ at Sneaky Pete’s. Up the road, The Ramonas (yes, they are exactly what you’d imagine from the name) are at Henry’s Cellar Bar, and Shock and Awe are in support.
In Glasgow, indiepop of a different flavour, Kagoule play Broadcast, and in Falkirk, Bez is at Temple – presumably playing records, though he could be shaking maracas, buying antiques or standing for Parliament. Pretty sure he’ll be dancing at least.
A good lineup at Leith Depot on Saturday – well, apart from the rather good Super Inuit we’re not sure quite how god they are but Fast Approaches, Me Lost Me (I Lost My), and Gaze Is Ghost all have intriguing-sounding names. Plus, it’s at Leith Depot, so bound to be worth seeing.
On Saturday, (Hey Ho) Let’s go to Krakatoa in Aberdeen for The Ramonas, or failing that, The Assembly, where Bez will be plying his trade (whatever that may be)
Back on the revival trail on Saturday in Glasgow, Dodgy play the QMU, and Song, by Toad-affiliated Tennessee singer-songwriter Micah P. Hinson is at Stereo.
Another American, Evan Dando (plus 10) brings The Lemonheads to town – the band are of course well-known for their versions of ‘Different Drum’ and ‘Mrs Robinson’, so their second album of ‘Varshons’ will doubtless get an airing. They’re at the Galvanizers Yard in Glasgow.
And speaking of nostalgia, Sham 69 – with Jimmy Pursey back on board – play Dundee’s Beat Generator.
Sunday, Ms Barbara Dickson plays Edinburgh’s Kings Theatre, and another blast from the past, Matt Bianco, are at The Voodoo Rooms, and davesnewbike have a show at Leith Depot.
The highly-acclaimed Blue Rose Code along with Carson McHone, are at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree, and in Glasgow a couple of multi-band bills – Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy, Tony Visconti and Glenn Gregory are at the Old Fruitmarket, while Solareye, Loki, Steg G, A-Macc, Subkonscious, and Leyla Josephine have what may well be a rap-oriented show at St Luke’s.