It seems to be Freshers Week which means a busy gig calendar with some lesser-spotted venues cropping up.
Take Tuesday 15th, when Fatherson are at the QMU in GLasgow.
Not sure if mere mortals are invited, but same night (and Wednesday as well) sees The View at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree. and in Edinburgh, SAY winners (can we stop saying that yet?) Young Fathers are at Edinburgh Uni’s Poterrow Union.
On Wednesday, Scottish indie supergroup (look them up if you don’t believe us) Memory Man are at the Electric Circus
On Thursday (17th) prog legends King Crimson are at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, the first of two consecutive shows there. Not quite the original lineup, but Fripp’s there, doing two separate and differing sets we’re advised. Same night, the slightly less proggy Foreignfox are at Summerhall.
It’s particularly busy in Glasgow on Friday. The Artist Formerly Known As Johnny Rotten brings PiL to the ABC, while WOMPS bring the rock to the Hug & Pint. The Moth and the Mirror surface with a show at the Glad Cafe in Shawlands, and at the Art School, Honeyblood.
Meanwhile, down the coast, Atom Tree play Irvine Harbour Arts Centre
It’s Edinburgh’s turn to be the focus on Saturday – Pins are at Sneaky Pete’s, the English all-girl (that’s irrelevant I know) quartet having recently supported Wire in Glasgow, just so you get a feel for them. Psych rockers (I believe that’s correct) The Telescopes are at the Voodoo Rooms, and indie poppers When We Were Wolves are at Opium.
Sunday 20th is a school night, unless you’re a student, but aside from The Creeping Ivies at Broadcast, it’s quiet around the major cities. Though in Dunfermline, Altered Sky are at PJ Molloys, Twin Atlantic play Perth Concert Hall, and Leo Sayer‘s at the Rothes Hall in Glenrothes. No, he really is.