A week of gigs, and moreso, festivals – starting on Tuesday 15th when former Wu-Tanger Ghostface Killah is at the Arches
On Thursday 17th, Summer Nights starts at King Tut’s. “25 bands over 7 nights is the strapline” and that includes Sunday’s SchnarffSchnarff and Algernon Doll sets at King Tuts
The Levellers are on the march through the highlands and islands – see them at Fusion in Kirkwall on Thursday 17th, and Wick Assembly Rooms on the following night, Friday.
For three days on Eigg (longer if the ferries are acting up), Lost Map Records’ inaugural Howlin’ Fling festival starts on Friday with Steve Mason, Berth Orton, RM Hubbert, eagleowl and The Phantom Band appearing over the weekend
And over the same weekend, on Tiree, Mull Historical Society and Roddy Woomble join the likes of Julie Fowlis, Eddi Reader, Peatbog Faweries, Skerryvore and Eddi Reader for their three-day fest – tireemusicfestival.co.uk
And the lineups get… well, less indie… Rewind, at Scoune Palace for the same three days this weekend, has Jimmy Sommerville, Midge Ure, Marc Almond, the Boomtown Rats, Hall and Oates, and, er, Buck’s Fizz
Also up that way, Algernon Doll and Garden Of Elks play a show for Netsounds Unsigned in Inverness – at Mad Hatters on Friday 18th July.
Also on Friday, but nearer civilisation, Afghan Whigs visit Oran Mor in Glasgow.
Back to, well, just gigs… Saturday 19th, sees multi-member brass ensemble Fat Suit at the Palazzo Speigeltent in Edinburgh (must be festival time), while Be Like Pablo are at the Electric Circus.
In Glasgow, rap pioneers The Sugarhill Gang are at Tut’s, Admiral Fallow play Oran Mor, while Phosphorescent (Matthew Houck to his mum) is at the Classic Grand
And finally, on Sunday, the aforementioned SchnarffSchnarff and Algernon Doll are at King Tuts