Well, it’s a bit of a busy weekend for live shows, in fact, that’s the Jockrock challenge – if you can make it to each of the gigs we recommend, then, well, you’ll be very tired and substantailly out of pocket (not least for the time machine that a couple of them will require).
Firstly (best take this north to south) lead singer in 90s act Goya Dress, Astrid Williamson, has a new album out, and will be promoting it back on her home turf by playing The Esplanade, Shetland, on Friday 22nd July.
It’s Wicker Weekend of course, and anyone who enjoys a bit of Scottish indie will be heading for the Solus Tent at Dundrennan on Friday/Saturday, to catch the likes of Endor, Black Sun Drum Corps, RM Hubbert, Bear Bones and Letters. There’s also, hopefully not pitched beside it, the goNorth stage, which itself hosts the likes of Bwani Junction, French Wives, and The Scottish Enlightenment. And the Wickerman headliners include James, Echo and the Buunnymen, The Damned, and Scottish indie legends The Bluebells …
Scottish indie legends (did we already use that cliche?) Eska get together for what may or may not be a one-off show at Glasgow’s Nice’n’Sleazy, on Friday 22nd.
In Edinburgh, on Saturday, at Henry’s Cellar Bar, it’s apparently the final headline show from Enfant Bastard, before he departs the capital for sunnier climes, or something. The support acts, Moustache of Insanity and River of Slime feature, we’re told, members of Allo Darlin, Darren Haymen’s Secondary Modern and Found.
Indie legends (enough!) the Jasmine Minks get together for a London show – they’ll be with
Edinburgh School for the Deaf and Electric Sugar Children at The Borderline on Saturday July 23rd. (Facebook gig page)
And finally – and we mean finally – in Berwick, at Maltings, on Friday night, Jockrock’s favourite English(ish) band ever, Won Mississippi, play their last ever show. If there’s only one gig you can make, make it that one.