It seems unlikely, but it appears that all this week’s gigs are indoors (just as well). Yes, a festival-free seven days – oh, apart from Belladrum! – starting on Tuesday August 1 with Trembling Bells, Ed Askew Band and Mike Heron (out of the Incredible String Band) – all squeezed into the Glad Café in Glasgow.
Also on Tuesday in Glasgow, at Nice’n’Sleazy, Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple) and Pikacyu (Afrirampo) welcome taiko troupe ILK (starring various Sound of Yell, Sumshapes and Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra types) as guests.
And on Tuesday in Edinburgh, Kathryn Williams, along with Chris Difford (him out of Squeeze) at The Queen’s Hall.
Take a break, and on Thursday in Glasgow, Brian Wilson is the next in the line of acts to play at Kelvingrove Bandstand. Hope it stays nice.
And the following night – KT Tunstall – same venue (Kelvingrove Bandstand), same wellies.
On Saturday 5th, The Skids step back in time with a visit to Paisley – but it’s not the Bungalow Bar, it’s the Lagoon Leisure Centre. Which doesn’t sound very punk rock to us, but anyway…
Another less-than-likely venue, for Dougie Maclean, who’s at Milngavie Town Hall.
And something of an unknown-to-us place to us, The Deadly Winters who are at The Munro Inn in Stirling.
And, of course, the sold-out Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival – Franz Ferdinand, Sister Sledge, The Pretenders, KT Tunstall… and, accurately for once, much much more.
Finally, to Sunday, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo take their turn at Kelvingrove Bandstand , while at the The Galvanizers Yard (no, us neither), Optimo 20.