A selection of live shows this week with something for everyone, pretty much (well, geographically, I can’t account for your individual tastes)
But take Monday night. King Creosote is gigging in Crail (venue undefined, could be his house for all I know) while Andrew Bird is at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall. Hotly-tipped folkies (and Frightened Rabbit labelmates twice removed) JR Green are at the Seaforth Inn in Ullapool. And Adam Donaldson plays the North Star in Falkirk… and he’s also at the Kilted Kangaroo in Stirling on Tuesday)
Also on Tuesday, Tindersticks return, with a show at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall,
Thursday sees The Hostiles play Monty’s in Dunfermline while top grimester Lethal Bizzle is at the Garage in Glasgow
Also on Thursday, Blue Rose Code take in The Weem Inn in Aberfeldy, and in Inverness, Yossarian are at Hootenanys.
However, potentially gig of the week, or perhaps quite the opposite, is David Duchovny at Glasgow’s O2 ABC (warning, some listings say St Lukes).
Edinburgh is stupidly busy non Friday – Yossarian play the Wee Red Bar, Young Fathers are at Sneaky Pete’s; Hidden Orchestra are at Summerhall; and Book Group launch their debut album ‘The Great Indoors’ with a show at the Banshee Labrynth.
Glasgow has a similarly frenzied gig lineup – De Rosa are at Stereo, supergroup Minor Victories play the Art School, Man of Moon are at King Tut’s, A New International bring a string orchestra to St Luke’s
In Irvine, Martin Metcalfe & the Fornicators take a break from being The Filthy Tongues, with a show at Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine, and JR Green head even further north, to Blackstairs in Wick.
In Aberdeen on Saturday, Colin Hay – Scots-born singer from Aussie hit combo Men At Work – is at the Lemon Tree (he was also at The Pleasance in Edinburgh on Friday but there wasn’t enough room to mention that…
On Saturday, former Rezillo Jo Callis is at the Citrus Club in Edinburgh, for a set that will see him performing a selection of Human League tracks among other songs (Callis was responsible for many of the band’s hits). The gig is to mark his 40 years of making music and also sees appearances from electronic act Party Fears Three, The Nanobots – featuring Jim Brady, Jo’s replacement in The Rezillos – Shock And Awe, and FingerHalo launching debut single ‘One For The Angels’.
Also on Saturday… Jamie and Shoony play Dunfermline Monty’s; Malcolm Middleton is at the Adam Smith Theatre, Supping wi’ a Fifer (one James Yorkston)…
and at the Hug and Pint in Glasgow, the First Big Weekend has Babe and a bunch of other acts celebrating the venue’s first birthday. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, Spinning Coin are at the Glad Cafe.
On Sunday in Dundee, The Van T’s are at The Cool Cat Club @ Beat Generator, while in Edinburgh, Wheatus (remember them?) are at La Belle Angele. Finally, country legend Laura Cantrell plays Glasgow’s O2 ABC.