Apologies for the tardiness of this week’s roundup, attending the Pere Ubu show meant less time for, er, recommending the Pere Ubu show.
Might as well start off with the show that will keep Jockrock from catching up with itself – Book Group, Behold The Old Bear and Shambles Miller, in Glasgow, at the Cellar (new venue on Queen Street apparently, if you find it let us know).
Also in town –
Surf-hype combo The Drums play Art School, while former Bible frontman Boo Hewerdine is at the CCA
Out of town (that town being Glasgow, obviously) Lost Map act Tuff Love are at Dundee’s Beat Generator, while in that wee village called Embra, TV panelist and voiceover man John Cooper-Clarke is at the Queen’s Hall (though you’d not know it to look at it – very odd story in the Scotsman)
And so to the weekend – Tuff Love move north to Aberdeen Cellar 35.
and Embra boys Matt Norris and the Moon are at Anstruther Town Hall (unclear whether this is Fence-sponsored in anyway, though you’d think, wouldn’t you?)
And in Dunfermline on Friday, Second Stages launch their debut album ‘Travel Far‘ at PJ Molloys
Rap kings Stanley Odd are at the Liquid Room in Edinburgh (which is impressive, hope they fill it!)
Back in Glasgow on Friday, The Jesus and Mary Chain play ‘Psychocandy’ at the Barras (you din’t need me to tell you about that one) while Erasure are at the O2 Academy (probably themselves celebrating some massive anniversary and making everyone feel older than Andy Bell).
Meanwhile, Fat Goth bring the noise to Stirling’s Tolbooth… have just realised that they are in fact one of the headliners for the Strange Behaviour festival over Friday and Saturday, which also sees the Phantom Band play.
Swiftly to Saturday and of note are Roman Nose at the Mash House in Embra, and in a city just down the road, Allo Darlin’ are at the unusual (to us) venue of the Henderson Halls in Leith.
Finally, Sunday sees the revitalised James King and the Lonewolves at the capital’s Voodoo Rooms, while in the proper capital, Irish rockers (and Therapy? acolytes if memory serves Kerbdog are at Ivory Blacks, and Pulled Apart By Horses play Stereo.