Conveniently, although we’re publishing this week’s gig preview on the Tuesday, there was nothing on last night. Nada. Zilch.
Plenty to make up for that though – starting with Peter Cat at Leith Depot (near Edinburgh)
Onto Wednesday at Edinburgh’s Caves, one-time Subpop signing (but English alt.folkie), Marika Hackman.
In Glasgow, Kettering’s finest psychedelic pop combo, Temples, play King Tut’s, and familiar to this gig guide of late, Perth indie act Post Ironic State, plus Fife punk trio Messed Up Youth are at The Hug and Pint,
At Òran Mór, another former Sub Popper (but actually from Seattle), and frequent soundtrack to telly dramas, Damien Jurado, while at St Lukes, in rhyme, Stevie and Al Jukes, aka Saint PHNX.
And, writer and spoken word artist Kevin P. Gilday showcases his upcoming album ‘The Sickest Man in Scotland’ at the Hug and Pint – and has the excellent The Pure Gallus in support.
And a homecoming for Richard Jobson, who’s at Dunfermline’s P.J. Molloy’s, doing some sort of solo thing, though he has Martin Metcalfe in tow.
On Thursday 27th, Peter Cat plays the Bungalow Bar in Paisley, while also in Paisley, another show (they’re like buses) – Solareye‘s at Paisley Arts Centre, while in Glasgow, a rare live set from DJ Shadow, at SWG3, and former Vaseline superstar Eugene Kelly plays a rather intimate show at the Doublet. Ah, and as if you weren’t spoiled enough for choice, there’s Gaelic electro with Whyte at the QMU.
Not a lot happening in Inverness all week, so local indie combo The Citrus Scene may well pull a crowd of music-starved punters on Thursday. Alternatively, keep heading north (ish) to Stornoway, where, at An Lanntair, Astrid will be playing an acoustic set, alongside a Q&A appearance from former Creation Records head Alan McGee alongside a showing of an Oasis documentary.
And in Dundee, Luke La Volpe play The Hunter S Thompson.
On Friday Echo Machine play Dundee’s Assai Records – that’s clearly an instore, so check get yourselves down there nice and early (or better still, find out the start time before travelling)
In Edinburgh, Slam are at Bongo Club, but Glasgow has the bulk of musical choice – Sleater-Kinney are at the Barrowland, Lana Del Rey is at the Hydro, and The Monochrome Set, with The Cathode Ray and Stoor, are aptly at Mono.
In Cumbernauld at the new-to-us Bar Yellow, it’s Richard Jobson & Martin Metcalfe, and also on Friday 28th as part of the regular (and excellent Seven Song Club) Stirling combo Constant Follower, plus Scott William Urquhart and Magnus Josefsson – that’s at at the Tron Theatre.
On Saturday 29th, in Dundee, another great triple-header, with The Monochrome Set plus Stoor and The Cathode Ray at Beat Generator.
But presumably before that, Echo Machine play an instore at the Edinburgh branch of Assai Records.
Also on Saturday, 1920s jazz and swing from The Pasadena Roof Orchestra at Pitlochry Festival Theatre (hey, they don’t get many shows there, ok?)
The Big Moon are at Edinburgh’s Summerhall, and just down the road, Luke La Volpe play The Mash House.
In Glasgow, NYC trio The Wants are at SWG3 Poetry Club, Faith Eliott is at The Flying Duck, and Warren McIntyre – of Starry Skies fame as well as being creator of the aforementioned Seven Songs Club – has a show of his own at the Doublet Bar.
And Messrs Jobson and Metcalfe cross the water to perform for the locals at Glenburn Hotel on the Isle of Bute. Hopefully whatever storm we’re currently in the eye of has died down a little.
Finally, to Sunday – goodness, is it March 1st already? In Glasgow, Belgian/German electronic duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen are at St Luke’s, while with something of a sonic contrast, Polish black metallers Furia (Pol) play Audio.