This Week’s Gigs: 22nd – 28th August


As I mentioned last week, I’m messing about with the gig guide a bit. Instead of trying to cram in every gig I can find that is happening I’ll be including the ones that look good, interesting, or otherwise stand out somehow. Hopefully that will make this less of a pain in the arse to write.

Foxface. Mono. Free Entry.
Every couple of months I tend to ask “whatever happened to Foxface?”, but no one ever answers me. Imagine my surprise when I heard about this gig then, and my further delight at finding a bunch of new songs on Soundcloud. No prizes for guessing where I’ll be on Tuesday then.

John Knox Sex Club. Love Music Instore.
Ahead of their album launch on Sunday, John Knox Sex Club have a wee afternoon instore at Love Music.
Launch gig for the new Roscoe Vacant album, Reckurdt. Ought to be a good gig this.
Also likely to be very good.
Hei Ensemble, Adam Stafford. Nice & Sleazy.
Hey Enemy, plus a load of their friends, including members of Take A Worm For a Walk Week, United Fruit, Holy Mountain, Idlewild, Desalvo, Song Of Return, Otherpeople, Y’All Is Fantasy Island, Lapsus Linguae, Fighting Red Adair, Hush, Blue Sky Archives, Titus Gein, Household, Bronto Skylift, The Phantom Band, Citizens and more, all crammed on to one stage. Sounds like carnage, and damn near unmissable. Support comes from Aye Tunes hero Adam Stafford too.
Brown Brogues, Ghost Outfit, Rollor. The Electric Circus.
Meanwhile, through in Edinburgh, the Toad at the Circus gigs continue.
Pin Up Nights: Oh You Dancer, Machines in Heaven, Evol. The Flying Duck.
Last Friday of the month means it is Pin Up Nights, and as usual there’s a nice pick of live acts.
Retreat! Pilrig St Pauls, Edinburgh. (Tickets)
Day one of the two day live music extravaganza. Burger, No Burger, FOUND, Fur Hood, Rob St John, ballboy, Gummy Stumps, Lady North and Broken Records make up the Saturday bill. More details on Facebook.

New Life Club: Mickey 9s, Magic Daddy, How Garbo Died. Bloc, 11pm-3am.
That line-up just might be worth me suffering the night bus back to Paisley.
Retreat! Pilrig St Pauls, Edinburgh. (Tickets)
Day two has eagleowl, Skeleton Bob, The Scottish Enlightenment, Two Wings, The Pineapple Chunks, Jesus H. Foxx, The Leg and Meursault. Again, more info on Facebook.
LightGuides, Pareto, We’re Only Afraid of NYC. King Tut’s. (Tickets)