A busy week’s gigging in all far-flung corners of the country.
Wednesday 27th sees Quickbeam at Edinburgh’s Wee Red Bar, and Withered Hand previews his forthcoming new album at Aberdeen Tunnels. Also on Wednesday in Glasgow, Billy Bragg‘s at the Royal Concert Hall. And a kind of miniature Reewind package as Simple Minds and Ultravox attempt to fill Glasgow’s Hydro
Onto Thursday – ultra-talented duo Slow Club are at Glasgow Poetry Club (wherever ta is).
The band formerly known as The Starlets i.e. New Internatonal venture south of the city for a gig at the Glad Cafe.
Further afield, Esperi are at Dundee Buskers, and Thursday night in Dumfries sees LaFontaines visit the Venue.
Also on Thursday, janglepop / C86 (your cliche here) legends The June Brides play a trio of shows in Scotland – starting with Broadcast in Glasgow on Thursday 28th, with support from Lenzie Moss.
The band then visit Dundee’s Beat Generator on Friday 29th and Aberdeen Moorings on Saturday 30th.
On Friday 29th, 70s/80s Aberdeen rock legends Pallas reunite and play a hometown show, at Tunnels.
Same night in Edinburgh, Book Group launch their new single for the Gerry Loves label with a show at Tevoit Underground. Expect them to, as is traditional, round off with singer Graeme stalking the audience, loudhailer in hand as they play the A-side, ‘Victory Lap’
In Glasgow, Scott McWatt launches his new album, with a show at the O2 ABC.
In Inverness on Friday, Lach and Billy Liar are co-billed at the Market Bar, while the LaFontaines – have they really traveled from Dumfries the previous night? – are at Ironworks.
In Edinburgh at the weekend there’s a Danish minifestival of sorts… on Friday electro quartet When Saints Go Machine play at the Liquid Rooms. That’s 7-10 pm , and straight afterwards at the Dram House, it’s Modern Lovers with Peter MorÈn (of Peter, Bjorn & John fame) plus a guest DJ set from Chris Geddes (Belle & Sebastian)
And on Saturday, at Cabaret Voltaire, more electronic pop with Lindstrom – playing as part of the Nightfilm club, and joined by
resident Mighty Mouse & guests.
At the Tulloch Institute Club in Perth, former Icicle Works mainman Ian McNabb plays a solo show…
Meanwhile, pleased to see that an old haunt, Montys in Dunfmerlin,e, has live music back again, with a show by So Many Animal Calls…
And starting on Friday, in Dundee, Book Yer Ane Fest is three days of music at Kage in the City of Discovery. It includes an EP launch with Uniforms, Sink Alaska, Question The Mark, and The Walking Targets whose Roaster release is out this weekend, on the Make-That-A-Take label.
After all that activity, the weekend is less mental. On Saturday, former Strangler Hugh Cornwell is at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree, while at Dundee’s Caird Hall, it’s Slade (or whatever bits of Slade are still in the band). They’re also in Aberdeen (the Music Hall) on Sunday, while Ian McNabb plays PJs in Dunfermline.