At ease, gig-goers. The live music calendar for this week doesn’t really kick off until tomorrow, Tuesday, when Jason Donovan visits Aberdeen’s Music Hall (he’s in Kilmarnock on Wednesday too).
You want ‘street’? Sorry, I’m sure. Ok, across (ok, quite a bit ‘across’) at Inverness’ Market Bar, it’s Paisley songwriter Michael Cassidy.
In Glasgow, The Spook School return home from foreign touring and whatnot with a show at the Hug and Pint.
On Wednesday, it’s Emma Pollock‘s turn to visit Aberdeen – she takes top notch new album ‘In Search of Harperfielfd’ to the Lemon Tree.
On Friday, band of brothers (see what we did there?) Ded Rabbit are at Buskers in Dundee (as well as Broadcast in Glasgow on Saturday). Showaddywaddy (somehow Hugh Dennis seems to have stopped saying their name on telly) are at the Alhambra in Dunfermline. In Edinburgh, Adam Stafford launches new album ‘Taser Revelations’ at Summerhall.
On Friday and Saturday, what might be the opener to the festival season. Well, ok, maybe not quite. ButMarch Into Pitlochry brings more than 30 indie and Americana artists to the town, including Idlewild front man Roddy Woomble, multi-legged groove wonder Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five veteran songster Kevin McDermott, plus Dead Man Fall, Wooden Box Daniel Meade and Randolph’s Leap.
The two-day event centres on the 350-capacity Pitlochry Town Hall, with other venues including McKays Hotel, the Old Mill Inn and Fishers Hotel.
Saturday night also sees former Scottish residents and Eagleowl collaborators Woodpigeon return for a show at The Elm House in Cupar, doubtless punting new album
And also Saturday, RM Hubbert plays at the Craigmore Bowling Club on Bute. Which isn’t the kind of thing that appears in the guide all that often.
Finally, on Sunday night, Field Music at the Art School, and at Summerhall in Embra on Sunday night, Neu-Kraut rocker Ulrich Schnauss.