This Week’s Gigs: 23rd – 29th May

Trying to wrestle the gig guide back into its usual scheduled Sunday slot, let’s see if I can succeed?
It is a busy old week, with something I want to go to every night, and a wee something on Friday that I’ll be urging you to come along to.
Exhibition Launch: Drawing Time and Attention – An Audience Member. The Arches. 6pm, free.
Just saying that Jenny Soep draws at gigs is selling her well short, so go have a look at her blog to see what I mean. This is the launch of an exhibit of her work at The Arches. If you can’t make the launch make sure you drop in at some point later anyway, the exhibition runs until June 20th.
Album launch for Sparrow and the Workshop’s second album. A fine album it is too. We love Le Reno Amps a wee bit more than appropriate also, so get along in time to catch them.
Blooming heck, that’s a good line up. Edinburgers, go! £8 on the door, but if you hurry you can pick up a cheaper ticket on the Limbo website.
Launch gig for the new Miaoux Miaoux single. It is very good, as is the bill for the gig. Well, except for guest DJ Peenko, which lets it down a bit of course.
Black Lips, PAWS. Stereo. (Tickets)
We See Lights, Tall Tales. Sneaky Pete’s.
Our friends at Pop Goes The Revolution carry on their series of fabby gigs with this one, with Young Aviators launching their new EP, False Education.
Launch gig for Poor Things new single. The single took me by surprise a bit, you can read what I thought of it here.
Pin Up Nights: Blogger’s Delight. The Flying Duck.
The vested interest gig of the week. Along with the regular Pin Ups DJ’s, I’ll be playing some records, joined by Peenko, The Pop Cop, and members of Radar, Rokbun and Glasgow Podcart.
We’ve picked the bands for the night too. The Aye Tunes selection is Mondegreen, while Radar have chosen Tokamak and The Pop Cop has picked Endor. Sadly Peenko’s choice, Michael Cassidy, is no longer playing.

Jacob Yates and the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers, Black Jash, Top Dollar. Nice N Sleazy.

Mitchell Museum, Fiction Faction, Friends Are Friends. Bloc. 10pm start, free before 11pm, £2 after.

Hurray For the Riff Raff, Night Noise Team, The Last Battle and David J Roch. King Tut’s.

For £4 tickets get in touch with Night Noise Team’s Sean at and tell him I sent you.
United Fruit, Battery Face. Bloc. 10pm start, free before 11pm, £2 after.
United Fruit celebrate both the end of their tour and the launch of their debut album. I’ll be dashing along to this after the gig at Tut’s. If you like good loud music I suggest you pop along too.
Supermarionation, Velvet Audio, The Future Capital and The Puppet State. Box.
Benni Hemm Hemm, Withered Hand (solo), the second hand marching band, Emily Scott, The Pineapple Chunks, and special secret guests. Pilrig St Pauls. (Tickets)