This Week’s Gigs 26th July – 1st August


Another week, another bajillion good gigs. Also a couple of events which aren’t really gigs, but will still be good.

Admiral Fallow, Three Blind Wolves, Olympic Swimmers, The Social Services. King Tut’s.
Summer Nights ends on Friday, but until then Tuts are still determined to have a fair chuck of my money. Admiral Fallow’s debut album is already a strong contender for best of the year, and The Social Services tick many of my boxes. Olympic Swimmers are none too shabby either. Good deal all round then. If you hurry cheap tickets are available from The Social Services.
Dum Dum Girls, Jesus H. Foxx and My Tiny Robots. Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh.
I tend to leave Edinburgh off the gig guide a bit, mainly because I don’t know as much about what is on over there, but this is one of a couple this week worth a look.
The Year of Open Doors book launch. Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street. 6.30pm.
Much more was meant to have been written round here about The Year of Open Doors by now, but since I’ve failed miserably at getting that done the least I can do is plug the launch of the book. On the evening there will be performances by Aidan Moffat, Jason Donald and Kirsten Innes. There’s an audiobook coming out on Chemikal Underground too! More on this, er, eventually.
Tango In The Attic, Bwani Junction, Be Like Pablo, Night Noise Team. King Tut’s.
Another tasty looking Summer Nights gig. My liver and bank balance say I’m not allowed to go.

Toro Y Moi, Point To C, theapplesofenergy. Captain’s Rest.
Second Hand Marching Band, RM Hubbert, Sarah Banjo. The 13th Note.
Pals of the blog Hubby and SHMB are both always well worth seeing, and if nothing else it’ll be fun watching all of the Second Hand Marching Band squished on to the wee stage at The Note.
Tuts make one more assault on my organs with a line up that is hard to turn down.
Trapped In Kansas, Yahweh. Nice N Sleazy.
Launch gig for the latest Gerry Loves Records split single, featuring two bands we really like round here.
Pinups Nights Festival. The Flying Duck.
It is the last Friday of the month, so it is PinUps time. As usual there’s an excellent selection of bands playing, followed by indie disco fun till the wee hours. Playing live are Sonny Marvello, Futuristic Retro Champions, and Aye Tunes Vs Peenko alumni Campfires In Winter and Mitchell Museum.
Pacific Theatre, Carnivores, Dilectrics, White Leaf. SOHO, Paisley.
No one ever does gigs in Paisley, mainly because there’s pretty much nowhere to do one, so when someone makes the effort, they get a plug here. Pacific Theatre and Carnivores are decent bands too.
We Sink Ships Present: Elements. Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh.
Our favourite art/photography/podcast people We Sink Ships have a special event in Edinburgh on Friday. Featuring a screening of the short film Elements, along with live sets from eagleowland Conquering Animal Sound, tickets are available here and include a free download.
Miss The Occupier, Performance, Paws. King Tuts.
Summer Nights might finish on Friday, but there’s still plenty happening at King Tuts.

Endor, Randolph’s Leap, Cherri Phosphate. Nice n Sleazy.
I keep missing Endor, so I’ll see if I can still walk by Saturday and try and get along to this one. If you don’t know how much I like Randolph’s Leap by now you clearly haven’t been paying attention.

Rock The Boat. Loch Lomond.
Taking place from 12pm till 2am on the Maid of the Loch on the shores of Loch Lomond, this all day event (and again on Sunday) features live bands, DJs and a host of other entertainment. For full details visit the Facebook page.
WPM 4. Creation Studios, 3.30pm.
Much like the last Friday of the month means PinUps, the first Sunday means Words Per Minute. Words Per Minute this month has a Year Of Open Doors theme, with all the performers, including regular hosts Kirsten and Anneliese, contributing to the book. Expect the usual high quality, and get down early to grab a seat.