Owing to ‘reasons’, the gig guide starts on Tuesday this week – so, sorry we missed out on letting you know about James Blunt‘s show. Hopefully no-one stumbled across it by accident (hi James, we know you’re reading… tweet us, m’kay?)
So, Tuesday… and Dave Hughes – doubtless with his Renegade Folk Punk Band in tow – is at Dundee’s Bar Cerberus (a new one on us, but that’s Dundee for you).

Kings of delta psych-grunge Gallon Drunk hit Scotland like a particularly ill-tempered hurricane this week, with two shows – on Wednesday April 16th at Bannerman’s Bar in Edinburgh followed by a set at Glasgow’s Mono, on the 17th. They were one of the highlights of last year’s Doune The Rabbit Hole and as such come highly recommended.

Also on Wed 16th, Carnivores, are at Aberdeen’s Tunnels. More about them shortly.

Fast forward to Thursday, when Klezmer-infused, Berlin-based New Zealand alt.rockers Kobosh are at Glasgow’s 13th Note – along with Sixth Avenue Traffic, and Teresa Banks
They then move to Edinburgh’s Banshee Labrynth on Friday with Penny Black and The Legendary Graeme Mearns Band in support

Same night sees Carnivores at Edinburgh’s Nordic metal loft Opium. Hard rockin’ four-piece (yes, they’re from Paisley, so how could they be anything but?)
Withered Hand (and band) is in the more sedate environs of the Liquid Room, while in Inverness, Lostalone play at the Ironworks.

Onto Friday then – now, I have in my diary something about a show in Dumfries’ Station House – an Easter Festival. Not even sure where it is – seems to be Annan – but Wecamefromwolves, More From Jim, and Polar Beats in Purgatory are on a bill which covers Friday – Sunday – a proper Easter festival then!
This is the link to Saturday, we’ll let you navigate Facebook yourselves as we’re sure you’re much more capable than we are.

Also on Friday, Ladykiller Caterpillar visit Aberdeen ‘s Tunnels while in Dundee, a choice of shows (not often we say that!) – Erol Alkan is at the Reading Rooms, while LostAlone play Beat Generator, and Thin Privilege are at Kage (another new-to-us venue, hope you’ve got your map & Silva compass…)

Sat 19th sees The New Piccadillys at Edinburgh’s Citrus Club – for the avoidance of doubt, the NPs are founded from the ashes of ‘beat group’ The Kaisers but now incorporate Beatles-ish versions of Ramones tunes into their set. it’s not as bad as it sounds, have a listen below…
In Edinburgh, Tuff Love play Vox Box. Now, that’s a record shop, suggesting that it might be an afternoon RSD show. Check the link for details.
And Carnivores are in Inverness this time, at the Eagle Bar.

SchnarffSchnarff launch their debut EP, which has already appeared last week, for Record Store Day, as a hard-copy digi-pack. The latest release from Stow College’s Electric Honey imprint comes out on April 19th with a daytime show in Love Music in Glasgow followed by a launch party at Record Factory (on Byres Road).
That’s followed by a hometown show at Inverness IronWorks on April 20th .

On Sunday, as previously announced, the Electric Circus has its Big Day In mini-fest. We already mentioned that Roman Nose and Miracle Strip are on the bill, but now joined by headliners The Pictish Trail.

Finally, on Sunday 20th – Carnivores are at Buskers in Dundee (starting to suspect that the noisy brutes may be on some sort of ‘tour’) while up in Inverness, Ironworks host Garden of Elks (featuring one third of Paws, grunge fact fans).