A bit late this week – sorry, been busy, er, going to gigs – a glitzy but oddly flat Flaming Lips show on Monday (our usual round-up night) and then off to see RM Hubbert tonight.
Which is where we kick off – yes, SAY-nominated (again) Hubby, is at the Carnegie Hall (the Dunfermline one) with the Cairn String Quartet in support. That’s Wednesday!
Also spotted – in Glasgow – Chain and the Gang – featuring Ian Svenonius out of The Make Up and Nation of Ulysses – are at Broadcast… meanwhile, another punk troubadour, Shambles Miller, plays The Tron.
On Thursday, another legend of sorts in a new guise. Chris Brokaw, formerly of US slowcore specialists Codeine, is at Mono on Thursday, while Freeze the Atlantic are at Nice’n’Sleazy (I’d love to think they have something to do with forgotten icons Cable, but suspect not)
In Edinburgh, and plugging their new album, Fat Goth are at the Electric Circus on Thursday night. Catch them before they reach the heady heights of the T Break stage at Balado… the trio also play a hometown show at Dundee’s Buskers on Saturday.
As often happens, there’s another show of possible interest on the same night as Peace play Fat Sam’s.
Sorry, we got a bit out of kilter there. Back to Friday, down the coast a bit, and in Dunfermline (again!), former Inspiral Carpet Tom Hingley is at PJ Molloys. A full band show, we’re advised…
and moving south and backwards in time, another legend… Colin Blunstone, formerly of the Zombies, is at the Jam House in Edinburgh.
As an antidote to all that nostalgia, bright young things Ladykiller Caterpillar are at Bannermans on the same night.
Chris Devotion and the Expectations have a new album on the way on Armellodie Records – expect to hear selections from it at Glasgow’s Broadcast on Friday… and the following night, Dan Lyth and the Euphrates launch their new album (I assume) at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow’s Shawlands.
Finally, to the Sabbath, and the decidedly ungodly Ex Wives play Glasgow’s Electric Artz Tattoos… no idea, but sounds intriguing. One for Mr Google I suspect…