As ever, our advice to you is STOP READING now, at least if you’re up for a Monday night gig, in Glasgow The Weather Station are at Mono, while The Woodentops are also playing on a night when we’re barely shaken off the weekend hangover – at Broadcast,, UK
On Tuesday 22nd, Montrose Folk Club welcomes former Ronelles man Daniel Meade along with Lloyd Reid, while contrasting musically as well as geographically, one-time Sub Pop signings Supersuckers are in Glasgow, at Broadcast.
If you’re venturing out on Wednesday 23rd don’t forget your mask – if only to wind up Van Morrison, who may turn up for the contracted period at Edinburgh’s Playhouse, while the rather more sensible James Yorkston takes his Tae Sup (wi’ a Fifer)… well, it’s like a cabaret show, kind of… it’ll be good anyway, his guests include Burd Ellen, Jamie Sutherland out of Broken Records, and Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand. That’s at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh.
Same night but in Glasgow, The Mysterines – big favourites at 6music of late – are at G2, and Saint PHNX‘s tour of Scotland calls in at the Tolbooth, in Stirling.
The following bight, Thursday 24th, Saint PHNX hit Aberdeen for a set at The Tunnels, while a skip and a hop down the dirt track, contemporary folkies Breabach play St. Margarets in Braemar (which looks like it may be a replacement for a cancelled show in Inverness, but as ever, check local press for details etc. No, we’re not the local press.)
Edinburgh indie band Wrest are in Falkirk, at Behind The Wall, and in Glasgow, former Chefs frontwoman Helen McCookerybook has a show at the Glad Café.
There are definite signs that the gig scene is getting back to full health, with a remarkable 19 (NINETEEN) shows in Glasgow on Friday 25th.
Admittedly the first – Roddy Woomble – is in Castle Douglas, at The CatStrand, but a deep breath for a selection of the other highlights… hip hop legends De La Soul are at the O2 Academy, Danish punks Iceage play Stereo, Lost Map signing Molly Linen are at The Old Hairdresser’s, gods of prog Soft Machine have a show at Mono, and excellent reformed emo veterans Johnny Foreigner are at Nice n’ Sleazy.
The Hug and Pint hosts Lewis McLaughlin – his single ‘Go With The Flow’ is out on Andy Monoghan’s label – and former Grim Northern Social / Apollo 440 man Ewan MacFarlane is at the Glad Café.
Elsewhere on Friday, No Matter – one of 20 acts on the Solidarity With Ukraine compilation – are at Conroy’s Basement in Dundee, former Love and Money frontman James Grant plays Edinburgh’s
Queens Hall. Also in Edinburgh, Mungo’s Hi Fi, with Charlie P, Catching Cairo, and Prince Fatty are at Potterrow Student Union, and in the fairly new (and rather nice) Lanternhouse arts venue in Cumbernauld, Withered Hand.
On Saturday 26th, Glasgow-based indie quartet Gallus are at The Hunter S Thompson in Dundee, while perhaps unfortunately at the precise same moment (give or take), Kapil Seshasayee – hopefully just back from shows in Canada – plays Conroy’s Basement.
Beginning on Saturday afternoon and going on into the evening, a ‘Rock For Ukraine’ fundraiser – loads of bands playing over two stages including a full electric set from local heroes Degrassi.
Also in Edinburgh, Roddy Woomble has hopefully found his way to Summerhall, while in Inverness, Mànran are at the Eden Court Theatre.
Glasgow welcomes Glasvegas (you’d hope), to the Galvanizers at SWG3, while presumably at the same time, The Silencers play the (hopefully soundproofed) SWG3 TV Studio.
Michael Timmons plugs his excellent new album ‘The Lightness of The Dread’ at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, UK and Breabach‘s cross-country jaunt takes them to Baljaffray Parish Church in Bearsden.
Finally, on Sunday 27th, Saint PHNX are at The Hunter S Thompson in Dundee, former Mansun frontman Paul Draper plays King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Sophie Ellis-Bextor is at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and Kyle Falconer out of The View has a show at Saint Luke’s.