We could say this every week, but the gig landscape is littered with a mix of new sounds, and, er, more ‘veteran’ stagers…
Fresh from their show at Dundee’s Kool Kat Klub, Brix and the Extricated (Brix plus Steve and Martin out of The Fall) play a sold-out gig at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on Monday night.
On Wednesday it’s the battle of the big hitters in Glasgow. Echo and the Bunnymen play the O2 ABC, while PJ Harvey – doubtless still punting current long-player ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ at the SECC.
On Thursday, comparative striplings Colin’s Godson are at the Classic Grand, premiering their exciting new two-man, electronic direction.
And in Dunfermline on Thursday, Brittle Head Girl plug their new EP ‘Fall In Line’ at PJ Molloy’s
At the weekend. it’s the Aberfeldy Festival (not sure where that’s taking place…) – with a lineup including De Rosa, Emma Pollock and Kid Canaveral among others. www.aberfeldyfestival.com
On Friday Halo Tora are at Audio in Glasgow, and Warren Macintyre and the Starry Skies launch their new EP ‘Lost On The Other Side’ at the CCA.
In Edinburgh, Horse is at the Queen’s Hall.
Edinburgh collective Delta Mainline take a break from recording their full length second album for a one-off, live performance at St Lukes in Glasgow on Friday 4th November.
Around that neck of the woods, Dougle McLean‘s Perthshire Amber festival takes place this weekend as well – from Thursday – Sunday. Highlight may be Siobhan Wilson opening the event on Thursday with an appearance from the man himself – www.perthshireamber.com.
Saturday sees Theatre of Hate – presumably with Kirk Brandon on vocals? – at Dunfermline’s PJ Molloys.
And Jamie and Shoony are at the Classic Grand.
On Sunday 6th in Aberdeen, Midge Ure – ably supported by India Electric Co – is at the Lemon Tree.
Meanwhile A New International enjoy the salubrious setting of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh.
Also in the capital, The Blockheads are at the Voodoo Rooms…
while in Glasgow, some even-more-veteran musicians, The Wailers (sans Bob, Rita, Bunny and Pete, I’m afraid, but with Aston Barrett and Junior Marvin who to be fair have been with he band for nearly 40 years… anyway, they play the O2 ABC.