It’s March, and on Monday 2nd, live and direct from NYC, Big Thief play Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.
On Tuesday 3rd, Editors play Glasgow’s Barrowland, Bryan Ferry is at the Armadillo, and Twin Atlantic plug their new album, ‘Power’, at the Concert Hall in Motherwell,
In Edinburgh, Hot 8 Brass Band (presumably without Lee Scratch Perry on backing vocals) are at The Liquid Room. Seattle electro duo Tempers play Sneaky Pete’s.
And Be Charlotte is at Assai Records in Dundee = as ever it’s an instore, so don’t go showing up at 10pm.
On Wednesday, Jon Hopkins – remember him wen he was King Creosote’s sideman? – is in the impressive setting of Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, and real-life Spinal Tap in the form of Canadian metallers Anvil, in the not-quite stadium-sized surroundings of Bannerman’s Bar.
In Glasgow, Gabrielle Aplin plays Saint Luke’s, the Hot 8 Brass Band are at Glasgow Uni’s QMU, and Peter Cat has a show at The Flying Duck.
And Twin Atlantic are at Aberdeen Music Hall.
Thursday is a big night for Lewis Capaldi, a stadium-sized show at the Hydro, and speaking of West Lothian’s finest, Susan Boyle is at Dundee’s Caird Hall, Dundee… ok, we’re feeling kind of bad suggesting that Subo is the only option in Dundee, when there’s also local ROCK in the form of Solar Sons at Beat Generator
In Edinburgh, North Atlas – ironically, the rock trio are from the south, the Solway Firth to be exact – play Opium.
Glasgow has recently ennobled Elvis Costello (seriously, look it up) at the Armadillo, we guess he’ll not be playing ‘Tramp The Dirt Down’ any more.
Post rockers Helicon play The Rum Shack, and… Ayr doesn’t get many shows, so we’ll flag up Crash Tape at Harleys on Thursday 5th – we know nothing about them as their Facebook page is all in German…
Friday 6th, another Lewis Capaldi Hydro show, and Twin Atlantic‘s tour takes them to Fat Sams (or whatever it’s called now)
In Inverness, North Atlas plus local quintet King Kobalt, play Mad Hatters.
In Edinburgh (or Leith if you prefer) Bell Lungs plus Aurora Engine are at Leith Theatre, The Countess of Fife (Fay to non-plebs) is just up the road, at Brig Below, The Roques are actually in Edinburgh (at Sneaky Pete’s),and there’s drum & bass in Bathgate, with Technimatic at The Steelyard.
On Friday, Clannad are at Glasgow Concert Hall, and there’s Gaelic of a different flavour, as Whyte are at the Tron Theatre, while False Friends play the 13th Note.
On Saturday, Echo Machine are in Aberdeen, at Chameleon Record Shop (new to us) and Breabach play The Lemon Tree
Also, King Creosote is at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall soundtracking live (we assume) the ‘From Scotland With Love’ film.
In Edinburgh, Ladytron are at La Belle Angele, Adrian Sherwood plays The Voodoo Rooms, Ded Rabbit are at Shrub, and davesnewbike launch new single ‘Smiling At The Croft’ at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar.
And there’s Shamanic Live, Martin Metcalfe, and Fay Fife at the Traverse Theatre.
Elsewhere, Twin Atlantic‘s comprehensive Scottish tour takes them to the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, and Pilotcan and Sons of the Descent are part of a four-band bill at the Midnight Breakfast Club in Bathgate.
Also in the provinces, former Inspiral Carpet Tom Hingley is at the Listening Room (at the Georgian Hotel) in Coatbridge and Carol Laula plays Irvine’s Harbour Arts Centre.
In Glasgow, Whyte are at the Tron Theatre, while GrooveJet (minus Spiller?) play SWG3.
To Sunday 8th March, Jesse Malin plus Don DiLego is in Edinburgh at the Mash House, and Jake Bugg – this generation’s Bob Dylan apparently – is at the Usher Hall.
King Creosote and celluloid are at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, Elaine Lennon – punting her well-received debut album – plus David Latto play The Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries.
And finally, dub legend Adrian Sherwood is in Glasgow, at Stereo.