This Week’s Gigs: 17-23rd May


Gig guide time, always exciting. No? Oh shush.
As usual, if there’s something you want to see included on the gig list just drop me a line. Telling me on Thursday or Friday the week before the gig usually works well.

Monday 17th:
Not much on, that I can see, so pop down to LOVEmusic (what used to be Avalanche in Glasgow) to catch French Wives doing a short set to launch their excellent new single. I’ll try not to sing along.
The Cheek, Miniature Dinosaurs. King Tut’s, Glasgow.
Later you could always head along to this. Don’t know much (anything actually) about The Cheek, but support band Miniature Dinosaurs are pretty good fun. Tickets are £5 here, if you hurry.
Tuesday 18th:
The Red Show, Glasgow Glam Bangers, Charles Randolph Rivers’ Slim Rhythm Revue and Little Eye. BOX, Glasgow, Free.
Three bands I know nothing about, and The Red Show, who I quite dig. At the bargain price of free it’s worth risking if you need a gig on Tuesday.
Wednesday 19th:
Song, by Toad Showcase: Loch Lomond, Johnnie Common and Meursault. Mono, Glasgow.
Mr. Toad comes to Glasgow. Making the Edinburgh to Glasgow journey look irrelevant are Loch Lomond, over from Portland in that big America place. Joining them on the bill are two more of the Song, by Toad roster, including Meursault who I always find excellent live.
Crow Road, The Seventeenth Century. Nice n Sleazy, Glasgow.
Crow Road are launching their new single, and are one of many bands this week to have got themselves a right good support band.
It’s also my pal Justin’s birthday on Wednesday, so if you see us around feel free to buy him a pint.
Thursday 20th:
I always complain there’s no good gigs happening in Paisley, finally there’s something to shut me up this week. With a line-up boasting a ton of bands, the UWS Union Music Festival takes place at the Paisley Student Union on Thursday from 5pm. Entrance is only £2, and you don’t have to be a student to go. Go here for more details, and if anyone wants to buy me a drink that would be lovely, I’ll protect you from neds.

Lots on elsewhere too…
Tigerfest moves on to its second stage, leaving Edinburgh behind for Dunfermline for the next few nights. Full details here.
The Whisky Works, LightGuides & Pareto. Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow. 8pm, £5.
The Whisky Works launch their mini album, and rope in some fab friends to support. Funny story: I picked up the mini album a while back and thought that the new single, Electric, was ok, but terribly repetitive with no pay off. When I finally caught the band live it turned out my mp3 is wonky, and loops a couple of times during the song before cutting off before the end. That explained that then.
Glasgow PodcART Live Session: Stanley Odd + Bigg Taj
The PodcART crew spread their wings for a hip hop session. Admission is by invite only, visit the Podcart website for details on how to get in.
Lafaro, Always Read the Label. Captain’s Rest, Glasgow.
Norn Iron’s LaFaro are out and about touring their recently released debut album. Support comes from local lads Always Read The Label. Rifftastic.
Friday 21st:
Tigerfest reaches Aberdeen too, with quite frankly awesome The Unwinding Hours playing at the Tunnels.
The Dirty Cuts, The Paraffins, Palace Ballet and Canary Warfare. 13th Note, Glasgow.
Yet another bill packed with bands Aye Tunes likes. Clearly there’s a conspiracy to seperate Jim from all his cash this week.

Mix Up Mayhem 2: Boygirlanimalcolour, Call Me Ishmael, Little Yellow Ukuleles and Gav Galloway. Creation Studios, Glasgow. Free entry, buy a food voucher and you can BYOB.
See? More evidence. Bands do a bit of their own stuff, a cover of the other bands, and a cover of something else.

Saturday 22nd:
Stag & Dagger takes place across Glasgow, you can see who, where and when in my post a couple of days ago.
Night Noise Team, Paul Vickers & The Leg and Little Kicks. Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh.
For those of you of an Edinburgh persuassion you could skip along to this. It’s a launch gig for the new Night Noise Team single, which is a cracking tune. Also, Paul Vickers & The Leg are mental.
Ace City Racers, Suplex The Kid, Lords of Bastard and Serf. Flying Duck, Glasgow.
The latest Ducksoup night at The Flying Duck boasts a fine line-up. Doors open at 7.30, £5 in.
Sunday 23rd:
RBRBR and Horse Meat Disco, Devil Disco at The Bongo Club, Edinburgh.
Dance your face off to this pair, but watch out for RBRBR’s ninja.

Digging Your Scene Live: You Already Know, Trapped in Kansas, Sugar Crisis & 1 more TBC. Creation Studios, Glasgow. 2pm start, tickets £5 from LOVEmusic.
Right away in the shape of YAK and Trapped in Kansas you have two Aye Tunes endorsed bands. TiK made my Tips for 2010 list, while YAK made one of my favourite albums of last year (and snuck me some demos of album #2, which sound cracking). Add in a cool wee place and a host of other things going on during the day and this promises to be pretty awesome.
bis, Peter Parker. Stereo, Glasgow.
The one and only bis play a one off Scottish date on another reunion, with support from the splendid Peter Parker.
Lloyd, you’ve been warned, not a word in the comments.


  1. peenko says:

    my lips are sealed

  2. Jim says:

    Good boy.