Its Bank Holiday Monday which seems to mean that here are no must-see shows (if you know different get in touch, sharpish…)
So instead to Tuesday. In Edinburgh , it’s the Latin-tinged jazz of Pink Martini at the Usher Hall… or Public Service Broadcasting at the Caves.
In Glasgow, it’s oldies night – The Fall are at the O2 ABC, and The Specials play the Barrowland.
Mike Marlin‘s UK tour includes 3 Scottish shows in Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow on the 7th, 8th & 10th of May. He is also doing an acoustic performance at 5pm at Love Music in Glasgow on the 10th of May, the day of the Glasgow show.
Homework launch their album on Thursday 9th in the unusual setting of Edinburgh’s Inspace Laboratory in a show that includes 360 degree visuals, as well as support from Garden of Elks.
Thursday also sees Roddy Woomble visit the rock backwater of Oban. Fortunately he’s in folk mode, so the locals shouldn’t chase him out of town with fiery torches when he apears at the Corran Halls.
Aberdeen has a choice of wildly contrasting shows on Thursday – Public Service Broadcasting again at The Lemon Tree with their high octane sample-driven sound, versus Alasdair Roberts‘ intense folk at the Tunnels.
Thursday in Edinburgh sees a wee bit of Eurovision magic… no, not Englebert Humperdink, who has cancelled his Glasgow show this week. No, it’s those crazily costumed Finnish popsters Lordi.
On Friday 10th, The View come home, for a show at 20 Rocks. And Saturday. And Sunday as well. Unless that’s a misprint.
And Friday also has eagleowl launching their new album, at the Pleasance Theatre.
Oop north again – Saturday sees Loudon Wainwright III at the Music Hall.
And on Sunday, Roddy Woomble is at the Lemon Tree.
Shovels and Rope, visitors from South Carolina and sometime Jack White collaborators, play Glasgow’s Stereo on the Sunday.
Finally, on Sunday, (that’s Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark to you) are at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow. And to the south eagleowl bring the noise to Glasgow’s Glad Cafe.