First in our vaguely chronological roundup is the ‘get your sates on’ section i.e. Tuesday which sees 90s besuited Californian rock stompers Rocket From The Crypt visit Glasgow for a show at the Classic Grand on Tuesday.
Through in Edinburgh, Candythief generously invite all and sundry to a free show, at Henry’s Cellar.
The insatiable thirst for nostalgia continues. Roddy Frame plays Aztec Camera’s seminal debut album High Land, Hard Rain in full at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday, while in Edinburgh, psychedelic drone troupe Loop are at the Voodoo Rooms, and Horse visits Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree – and further afield, Heidi Talbot is at the Cat Strand in Castle Douglas.
Heidi’s also at Edinburgh’ Queen’s Hall on Thursday, while Randolph’s Leap are (somewhat improbably) at that city’s Jazz Bar. In Glasgow, Beerjacket’s at Mono with Michael Cassidy and Julia and the Doogans in tow, while in Falkirk, at Behind The Wall, former Y’all Is Fantasy Island man Robbie Lesiuk launches his new album ‘Nobody’s Listening’ along with Adam Donaldson’s new EP ‘Lie Of The Year’. Also on the bill, Dog On A Swing.
On Friday 6th, upcoming / flavour of the month rock trio Fat Goth return home for a show at Dundee’s Dukes Corner, while it’s the old stagers onstage in Glasgow – former Squeeze mainman Glenn Tilbrook is at King Tut’s, while perennial Peel Festive 50 faves Dreadzone bring their dance-dub stylings to Oran Mor. And, following a recent appearance with Shirley Manson at the Tartan Clefs ceremony, former Goodbye Mr Mckenzie frontman Martin Metcalfe & takes his Fornocators (that’s his new band name) to the Bar & Fly (itself an exercise in nostalgia)
On Saturday, some choices to be made, and some traveling in the offing – US post rock troupe Quasi play Glasgow’s Broadcast, while Fat Goth visit Bar Bloc. Through in Edinburgh and for a slightly different demographic, original punks The Damned (well, Sensible and Vanian) are at the Pictuehouse while the vocal gymnastics and semi-industrial backing that is Pumajaw play the Voodoo Rooms – including John Wills, fresh from the Loop revival shows mentioned earlier. And somewhere in Montrose (maybe Northern Vaults, maybe not, check local press for details), trash blues from Rag’n’Bone Man. A wee bit to the north, local five piece Marionettes are at Aberdeen’s Blue Lamp and Horse gallops into Kirkcaldy for a set at Beveridge Park.
In Dumfries Spoke Fest takes place at The Venue with Former Natives, This Concept and Northern Shores among 11 or so bands on the all-day bill.
Lastly, to Sunday, more nostalgia promised (though maybe not as many cartwheels from Barrie Masters as in their heyday) as Eddie and the Hot Rods play Glasgow’s ABC. Neko Case is at Oran Mor show may also be one for a different more mature audience, while Fatboy Slim brings Hull’s culture to The Arches.