This Week’s Gigs: 10-16th May

This was supposed to go up on Sunday, but I went to the pub instead. Sorry…
Quite a lot on this week, and some really good bands playing too.
Edit: Missed a couple, so there’s a few more added.
Shonen Knife are at King Tuts, for possibly their first Scottish date ever. I could be wrong on that though.
Krautrock legends Faust bring chainsaws, cement mixers and more to The Arches for what promises to be quite a memorable gig.
Banana Sessions are playing at Sloans Ballroom, along with Tragic O’Hara and Mummy Short Arms.
The last of this week’s featured out of towners CocoRosie play The Classic Grand.
It’s also Detour Live time again. As usual the Detour crew will be at Bloc, and on the bill this month are Midnight Lion, Iain Morrison and Carnivores.
Blue Sky Archives, who I was quite taken with the other day, are playing along with Pishy Tissue at Brel on The Concrete Campfire evening. (Update: Pishy Tissue aren’t playing anymore)
Over at Maggie May’s, its Catapult‘s first birthday. To celebrate Acrylic Iqon, Lousie Against the Elements, Julia and the Doogans and Upbeat Beatdown are all playing.
Dave Hughes and the Renegade Folk Punk Band, Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, Oxygen Thief and Judith Harron are all playing at The 13th Note.
Missed this one earlier, but Emma Pollock will be doing an instore gig at the Apple Store in Glasgow at 6pm on Thursday.
There’s another Ten Tracks gig taking place at Stereo. On the bill are Make Sparks, Cairnhill Trading Estate and Panda Trap, all for the super cheap price of £1.
There’s a Chaffinch Records night taking place at The Captain’s Rest. Playing at that one are Anthony Reynolds and Charlotte Greig, The Second Hand Marching Band and Burnt Island. Tickets are available here.
French Wives are launching their new single, Me Vs Me, at The Glasgow School of Art, with support from Endor and Blue Sky. You can listen to the b-side, and watch a nice wee promo video for the single here.
Machar Granite are playing the O2 Academy on Friday night, along with Perduramo.
The Side, Foxgang, Sebastian Dangerfield and Casino Brag are all at The Captain’s Rest.
Nuts, forgot about this one. Was almost certain it was next week, but got my dates horrible wrong. Anyway, Sleazy’s on Saturday night has a cracking wee line-up of Midas Fall, Galleries and Heart Beats, supporting A Sunny Day in Glasgow. It’ll no doubt be raining.
Edinburgh folk could do much worse than get down to the Roxy Art House to see Lamplighter who is playing a gig with Hauschka, Nancy Elizabeth and James Blackshaw. Get tickets and more info here. Lamplighter’s All Is Vanity album is out today, and a very good album it is too. I made a few changes to my plans last week to get to the Glasgow album launch and left very impressed, both with Lamplighter and the supports, NOMA and Cheer.
Which takes us on nicely to a rather fine Glasgow gig on Sunday, as the aforementioned Cheer and the rather fine Yahweh are supporting the frankly awesome Conquering Animal Sound at The Captain’s Rest. Gig of the week? I’d have said so. CAS have a clutch of other gigs this week, all over the UK, skip on over to their MySpace page for details.
Fuzzbox are playing nice N Sleazy on Sunday, with support from Miss The Occupier. That should be awesome, actually.