We’re back to actual, and exclusively, in-the-flesh ‘live’ music this week and as if to emphasise this, Dave Arcari, stalwart of the livestream, will, we presume, not be performing online this Monday 4th – because his broadcast medium, Facebook, went down earlier today.
And if you were wondering why there’s no Tim’s Twitter Listening Party news in our ‘radio etc’ section this week, that’s because Tim Burgess is off on tour, and he’s at King Tut’s in Glasgow on Monday 4th.
Similarly venturing into the brave new world of live shows and fresh from their recent band gigs Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have a show under their new ‘duo’ setup at Theatre Royal on Monday 4th.
Also, 6Music faves Beabadoobee are also in Glasgow on Monday at SWG3, Erasure play the Armadillo, and folk legend Peggy Seeger plays the Tolbooth in Stirling.
On Tuesday, the Manic Street Preachers play the Barrowland, while round the corner, Ane Brun is at Saint Luke’s, and Beerjacket returns to the live scene, at Oran Mor.
To Wednesday, when Thomas Truax brings his marvellous musical machines to Glasgow for a show at The Flying Duck in Glasgow.
He’s in Edinburgh the following night, at The Voodoo Rooms, while The Shambolics embark on a Scottish tour of sorts, with a show at The Caves.
Also on Thursday, Field Music are at The Tunnels in Aberdeen, while in Glasgow, Laura Marling plays SWG3, and Anna B Savage is at The Hug and Pint
In Paisley, starting on Thursday, it’s The Spree Festival – nine days of shows, kicking off with German electronic legend Michael Rother, playing material from his back catalogue including Neu and Harmonia as well as solo releases. That’s at the Spiegeltent. Also on Thursday is a Twilight Sad acoustic set (there’s one on Friday as well), and The Bluebells, Kathryn Joseph, Rezillos, and Retro Video Club also feature over the next couple of days.
And Poster Paints – the duo formed by Carla J Easton and Simon Liddell and fresh from supporting Teenage Fanclub – are at Glasgow’s Poetry Club.
On Friday 8th, Laura Marling is at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall, The Undertones play Glasgow’s O2 Academy.
We can’t resist recommending you Showaddywaddy whenever they play Scotland and on Saturday the veteran rock’n’rollers are at Dunfermline’s Alhambra Theatre.
Also on Saturday The Undertones are at La Belle Angele in Edinburgh, and Kirkcaldy act The Shambolics play Cafe Drummond in Aberdeen.
And The Shambolics head back south on Saturday, to Buskers in Dundee,
On Saturday in Edinburgh Rufus Wainwright is at the Usher Hall, while in what is surely an unfortunate piece of scheduling, another highly-respected singer-songwriter in Al Stewart is at the Queen’s Hall.
In Dunfermline on Saturday, excellent exponents of psych-shoegaze Sunstinger are at P.J. Molloy’s, while in Glasgow, Japanese four-piece Bo Ningen play Stereo, and Louisa Roach aka She Drew The Gun has a show at Drygate Brewing Company.
And Arab Strap play a couple of acoustics set in the Spiegeltent as part of Paisley’s Spree on Saturday afternoon and then evening, with Hamish Hawk as guest for both shows.
Lastly, to Sunday – when Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will doubtless be playing some Beautiful South material, at Dundee’s Caird Hall.
Finally, Al Stewart and Nick Lowe both play the Spiegeltent at Paisley’s Spree Festival on Sunday.