Another week of IRL gigs begins on Monday, in Glasgow, when Tunng surge out of convalescence to plug their concept album about the pandemic, ‘Dead Club’, with a show at Saint Luke’s, and The Snuts are on the first of an three night run at the Barrowland.
Across the great divide, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
Also in the capital this week, on Tuesday 22nd, Nile Rodgers is at the O2 Academy Edinburgh – the Corn Exchange to you – and on Wednesday 23rd, The Magic Numbers play The Caves. On Thursday it’s Steve Mason is at the Mash House.
Other Glasgow shows this week include Ash, on Tuesday 21st at SWG3, and on Friday Steve Mason plays King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut.
But the main event in the west is on Glasgow’s southside from Friday 24th through to Sunday – The Playground Festival, at Rouken Glen Park, includes sets from The Libertines, Orbital, James, Morcheeba, Leftfield, Hot Chip, Glasvegas, and Irvine Welsh. And that’s just Friday – Saturday includes Culture Club, Kelis, Roisin Murphy, Vitalis, Col. Mustard, and Optimo, while Sunday has Nile Rodger, Macy Gray, Razorlight, Martha Reeves, DJ Format, plus a Craig Charles DJ set.
It seems that each city in Scotland is taking its turn to bring back live music = last week it was Aberdeen, now it’s Dundee with a clutch of top shows.
On Wednesday 22nd former Beta Band mainman Steve Mason plays Beat Generator Live!, while the following night at the same venue, The Fratellis.
And on Saturday 25th, celebrating the release of their new album ‘I Am by Day’ on Last Night From Glasgow, it’s Sister John, who are at Church.