The earlier part of the gigging week is still in a post-T torpor, and it’s not until the weekend that things really kick off.
First things first – i.e. before you finish reading this – Blue Rose Code – aka London-based / Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Ross Wilson – play a set at LoveMusic in Glasgow on Monday 15th at 5pm. The band also feature legendary bassist Danny Thompson and are punting debut album ‘North Ten’
Later tonight, they support The New Mendicants (Norman Blake and Joe Pernice) at Mono.
On Wednesday 17th at The Old Hairdressers, three up-and-coming acts appear in support of their new videos, at Daylight Music Productions’ event.
Marionettes, Tuff Titti-Ritzi and Caleb Major all launch singles / EPs and as well as the video screenings each will play an acoustic set.
In Edinburgh, Amanda Palmer will hopefully continue to bait the Daily Mail from the stage.
On Thursday 18th, Black International play the Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh – plugging new single ‘A Gilded Palace’/’The Sky Is Falling In’.
Friday sees The BreakUps play Dundee, at Kage… while new wave veterans James King and the Lone Wolves are at Glasgow’s Stereo.
Then, as I say, things get a little busy come Saturday 20th.
Ballboy play a all-too-rare show at Glasgow’s Glad Cafe, and Machines in Heaven are in the capital, at the Electric Circus.
On Saturday 20th at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh, it’s Blank Canvas – a highlight of last year’s Doune the Rabbit Hole festival, and if you thought Elgin was exotic, Taffy hail from Tokyo. (Yes, that one). Also on the bill, the equally well-traveled We Came From The North and Wozniak.
Another month, another triple-tag-blog-team gig as Scottish Fiction Presents: Aye Tunes vs. Peenko. The trio have moved venue again and can be tracked down at The Art School on Saturday 20th July.
Headlining are Cleavers, the best thing to come out of Elgin since… I’d have said Purple Munkie (ask your uncle) but Farewell Singapore also hail from Newhouse of the North, as it’s known.
Also on the bill, The Cherry Wave, and Mad Nurse. Tickets here.
On Sunday, the ever-busy Honeyblood return from Balado, free of mud, and take their turn in the Glad Cafe.
And finally, also on Sunday,Mogwai play the soundtrack to Douglas Gordon’s ‘Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait’ at an open-air show at 220 Broomielaw in Glasgow. It’ll go a bit like this: