A slow start to the gigging week, but it’s worth the wait – Dappy out of N-Dubz is at Glasgow SWG3 on Tuesday 5th. And if that wasn’t choice enough, metal veterans Machine Head play the O2 Academy on the same night, while the Marti-less Wet Wet Wet visit Hamilton’s Town House.
In Dundee, Bombay Bicycle Club are at Dundee’s Caird Hall – it’s almosta hometown show for Aberdonian Amber Wilson – while 10000 Russos and Wozniak are in Glasgow, at Nice N Sleazy.
And the same pair i.e. 10,000 Russos and Wozniak, are joined by local combo Min Diesel on Wednesday 6th for a set at The Tunnels in Aberdeen.
At the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, it’s Californian rockers Rival Sons while in Glasgow, Billy Bragg begins a run of three nights at St Luke’s, where he features a different set each night – the first being his current career-spanning show, followed by the first three albums on Thursday and the second trio on Friday night.
On Thursday 7th, Vistas are at Dundee’s Clark’s on Lindsay Street, and Vampire Weekend return, I’m sure, with selections from new album ‘Father of the Bride’, at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.
Possibly less appealing for some, but who are we to judge, will be Scouting for Girls who are at Ironworks in Inverness, and on a similar tack, Wet Wet Wet are at Kilmarnock’s Grand Hall
Spare a thought for citizens of Dundee on Friday, as their gig choice is restricted to the Wets at the Caird Hall – though the option of heading up to Aberdeen for anarcho-punks Toxik Ephex‘s show at Krakatoa is definitely an option.
As is a trip to Glasgow where erudite popster Peter Cat has a show at Mono. Though trekking all the way to Greenock’s Albany to see Bad Company might be pushing it a bit…
Better news on Saturday 9th then, as Sunderland’s Brewiss brothers aka Field Music have a show at Church. In Edinburgh, for those of a certain age, punk veterans The Vibrators are at Bannerman’s, there’s ’70s classic rock from Wishbone Ash at the Jamhouse, not to be confused with the The Mash House, where John Power out of Cast plays. Wet Wet Wet are at the Usher Hall, and at the Wee Red Bar, the welcome return of Wozniak, plus Book Group .
In Glasgow on the same night, Kathryn Joseph plays The City Halls.
Saturday in Aberdeen is more fo a cultural event – the Scottish Ensemble, plus Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke and composer Kit Downes are doing something cerebral, in a folk-classical crossover stylee, at the Music Hall.
Vistas play Paisley’s Bungalow Bar, and just round the corner… well, they share a ‘PA’ postcode – Gaelic rockers Tide Lines are on familiar territory, at Oban’s Corran Halls.
We may have missed something else in Glasgow, but technically, the only gig in town is Sydney Devine at the Pavilion…
Finally to Sunday and Dutch MTV favourites De Staat are at The Mash House in Edinburgh, while down the road (same postcode), The Shambolics play Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, UK
Around the regions, Wet Wet Wet are at Ironworks in Inverness, Scouting for Girls play Kirkwall’s Sound Archive.
Tom McGuire & the Brassholes have a show at Beat Generator in Dundee, while that Scottish Ensemble / Aidan O’Rourke / Kit Downes dream team is at the Caird Hall,
In Glasgow, Chris Carrabba’s Dashboard Confessional have a show at King Tut’s and what remains of 60s psych legends Soft Machine are at Mono… and finally, Chip ‘Wild Thing’ Taylor visits Milngavie Folk Club.