A good week for nostalgia with things kicking off on Monday 11th when Tears For Fears are in Glasgow, playing the Hydro.
More modern – but remember that they are the band formerly known as Fear of FlyingWhite Lies are at Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms.
On Tuesday, well in advance of their support to the Cure in August, The Joy Formidable are at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. Also in Glasgow, also for music fans of a certain vintage, Electric Eel Shock are at Audio, while the rather more up-to-date Spielbergs bring their Norwegian indie rock to Glasgow’s Garage.
On Wednesday, Andy Burrows out of Razorlight promotes his rather important new album at King Tut’s in Glasgow – recorded in conjunction with author Matt Haig, ‘Reasons To Stay Alive’ covers Haig’s mental health issues.
Thursday 14th sees revered folkie (and former member of Appendix out – how soon we forget), Alasdair Roberts play somewhere in the University Of Glasgow. Get to Byres Road and listen for the sound of guitars I suppose.
Sheffield indie trio RedFaces are at Dunfermline’s P.J. Molloy’s while The Katet – led by Edinburgher/Irishman Mike Kearney are at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh.
Friday 15th is the night when bis release their new album ‘Slight Disconnects’ which comes out on vinyl via Last Night From Glasgow. The first of three shows – this one has L-space as support – is at the Glad Café, and don’t forget you can get a ‘bis pass’ to the venues on the two following nights (see www.bisnation.com).
Same night, ska legends Bombskare play the Record Factory, while crazy prog act Henge are at McChuill’s.
Also in Glasgow, Jowe Head and Those Unfortunates are at Stereo, the former Swell Maps man playing oldies which also include tunes from the Television Personalities back catalogue.
In Edinburgh’ it’s Alasdair Roberts along with David McGuinness and Storm the Palace at Sneaky Pete’s, and in Edinburgh, at the Wee Red Bar (Edinburgh College of Art Wozniak (with Fuzzystar) launch their new vinyl EP ‘The Space Between’.
It’s a bit of a quiet week in Aberdeen, though in Friday, 2manydjs (a DJ Set) are at the Music Hall, and The Van T’s are at Cafe Drummond,
On Saturday 16th in Glasgow, Chvrches bring their stadium rock to the Hydro with Let’s Eat Grandma and The Ninth Wave in tow, while in the more intimate setting of The Old Hairdresser’s,, part 2 of Bis‘s album launch odyssey.
And we’re always a sucker for a band with a good name, so do check out the music of Gringo Star and perhaps their set at Nice’N’Sleazy will live up to their monicker. Similarly, Bilge Pump are at The Blue Arrow, along with Galoshins and Pefkin, which doesn’t sound like a jazzy evening in the least.
In Cumbernauld, at Bar Yellow, it’s Falkirk punk veterans The Media Whores, and Jowe Head and Those Unfortunates are in Edinburgh at the Wee Red Bar.
And The Van T’s are at Beat Generator in Dundee, UK
Not a lot in Inverness this week but 2manydjs take their decks to Ironworks.
Sunday 17th sees Bis‘s bus arrive at the depot, or more accurately, The Hug and Pint.
In Edinburgh – ok, Leith – Bilge Pump, plus Pilotcan, Sons Of The Descent, and Unwavering at the Depot, while at Banshee Labyrinth, bell lungs launches her new (8″) single ‘Wolves Behind Us’.
Finally, Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane play Biggar’s Red Road Cafe and The Katet hit Dundee, at Clarks on Lindsay Street.