Gig Plug: Beerjacket, Shambles Miller, Lovers Turn To Monsters – This Saturday!


There’s only a few days to go until the next Scottish Fiction/Aye Tunes/Peenko gig, so just in case you’ve missed me blabbing about it all month, here’s a reminder of the details.

Venue wise we’re on the move again. The final Aye Tunes solo gig took place at The Roxy 171 at the tail end of last year, and we’re taking this gig back there.

We’ve roped in a trio of my favourite singing men with guitars for this.

Headlining affairs is the magnificent Beerjacket. I’ve never been short on praise for Beerjacket, having been a fan since before this blog even properly started up. Animosity was an Aye Tunes album of the year, although it was also one of my earliest attempts at reviewing something, the results of which I can’t bear to read it was so badly written.
Beerjacket will be playing songs we know and love, but will also be playing some brand new songs that’ll be on his next album. This gig will be your first chance to hear some of the new stuff, and a rare chance to see Beerjacket in a teeny tiny venue instead of somewhere much bigger.

Shambles Miller is another well known face round here, having popped up on the blog a ton of times, and having played at a previous Aye Tunes gig too. Shambles is never short of a witty remark, but in between those he’ll make you think and perhaps even give the heartstrings a wee yank. Come and see, smile, and marvel at his trusty and long serving flyer introducing himself. I’d say don’t start him talking about Mike Tyson and/or Chris Brown, but he’s got a song about them now, so that’s sorted.

Lovers Turn To Monsters round off both the line up for the night, and my wee list of favourite singer/songwriter types. West Lothian’s answer to Robert Pollard, it seems you can barely go a month without Kyle, he of the lengthy stage name, firing out a new batch of songs. The scary thing is that there’s almost never a duff one. When not knocking out hit after hit of his own he also has a fine knack for doing other people’s songs. I’ve long wanted to have Lovers Turn To Monsters play at one of my gigs, so I’m happy that’s happening at last (although I did have Boygirlanimalcolor play the first Aye Tunes gig). Hmm, I wonder if I can get him to play Batman Forever?

The gig takes place on Saturday 23rd February, at The Roxy 171 on Great Western Road. Things should kick off around 8pm. There’s a Facebook event here, if you are into that kind of thing.

Now, when I see people saying things like “buy tickets quick, there’s not many left!” I usually picture them sitting amidst a pile of unsold tickets. Not when I say it though. The small size of The Roxy, and me essentially being the box office for the gig, means I can honestly tell you we’ve got a single figure number of tickets remaining for this one. Should you want to come then, you should probably get one of those remaining tickets quickly, which you can do here.