This Week’s Gigs: 27th September – 3rd October


There seems to be very few posts in between the gig listings recently, I need to work on that. Particularly since there’s a large pile of CDs to be reviewed which fall on me occasionally, not to mention digital stuff, which obviously doesn’t fall on me. Ooh look, I’m babbling again, that’s a sure sign I should get on with things.

Martin Docherty. The Liquid Ship. Free
The Glad Cafe/45 A-side Records Present: Dam Mantle, Song Of Return, Conquering Animal Sound, Barn Owl, Detour DJs. Stereo. Tickets.
he Glad Cafe is a new venture being set up in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow, which will host both a restraunt and and arts venue. To raise funds and awareness 45 A-Side Records are releasing a compilation album, with this gig being the launch, which features a ton of great bands, including those playing the gig. The record can be bought in advance here.
UWS Freshers Music Festival. Paisley Student Union. £4
As I’ve said before, Paisley gigs get plugs. As it happens that has a pretty good looking line up too, with the likes of Aspen Tide, Ryan Bisland, Kitty The Lion and Aeriels Up on the acoustic stage, while Carnivores, Pacific Theatre, LightGuides, Trapped In Kansas, Make Sparks and headliners Sucioperro gracing the main stage. Everything kicks off at 4.30pm, £4 entry, and non students can get in too, which is good news for me. Download a free sampler compilation of some of the bands taking part here.
How To Swim launch their debut album Retina (or More Fun Than A Vat of Love) with this wee gig. As well as quality supports there has been cake promised. Entry will cost you £5, but for £10 you can get in AND get a copy of the album, so do that.
Music Like a Vitamin. HMV Picture House, Edinburgh.
Featuring solo sets from Karine Polwart and Scott Hutchison, along with a whole host of collaborative efforts.
Music Like a Vitamin. O2 ABC, Glasgow.
Like Edinburgh the night before expect a bunch of collaborations, plus solo sets from James Yorkston and Alasdair Roberts.
First Glasgow headline gig from French Wives since their ace performance at King Tut’s a wee while ago. If you missed it then you can have a listen to a new French Wives song here, and get it as a free download on Monday.
Be a Familiar, Endor, Gdansk. Classic Grand.
Aberfedly, Second Hand Marching Band. Aberfeldy Town Hall.
Fancy seeing Aberfeldy in the place they take their name from? Now would be your chance.
As we hit October we also hit Oxjam season. Other Oxjam gigs will have to go some to beat the line up for this one though. The sensitive out there might want to bring earplugs.