This Week’s Gigs


Bringing the gig guide forward a day this week, so I can fit in a plug for something tonight.

Contrary to the wee lie down I suggested last week, Edinburgh folk, or people who are willing to get there pretty soon, should consider popping along to The Roxy Room. On there tonight are Inspector Tapehead, Nathalie Stern and The Japanese War Effort, for a gig put on by The Gentle Invasion. I’ve not heard much of Inspector Tapehead myself, but I’ve been told very good things,ad there’s a lot of love from me for The Japanese War Effort. So much so that I was quoted on the email I got about this gig, which was rather nice.

Beyond Sunday I’m actually a bit hazy on gigs for this week, so if there’s something on that you want included let me know and I’ll update the post.
Boygirlanimalcolour can be found playing Box, along with Your Neighbour The Liar.
In Glasgow Shambles Miller plays at The Liquid Ship, while Zoobizaretta play in Stereo.
Vendor Defender and Joe Carnall and the Book Club play The Captain’s Rest.
Through in Edinburgh you can catch White Heath and Jesus H. Foxx at Maggie’s Chamber, for the bargain price of two quid.
Oh goodness, you are spoiled for choice on Thursday.
There’s Machar Granite at BOX, Happy Vandals play The Admiral, Sinister Flynn play the ABC2 in Glasgow, while in Edinburgh you can see Woodenbox With a Fistful of Fivers doing an album launch show (which reminds me, I bought that album and haven’t listened to it yet) with support from the Stormy Seas and The Kays Lavelle.

Also in Glasgow on Thursday there’s a tough choice between two excellent sounding gigs.
At The 13th Note Glasgow PodcART have another one of their live sessions, with Miaoux Miaoux and Dead Boy Robotics playing live. That last Miaoux Miaoux EP was fantastic, and so was the launch gig. As for Dead Boy Robotics, their new EP is sitting in my “to be reviewed” pile, but from a quick listen sounds awesome. This should be a good one, and it’s free.
Also sounding rather great is the gig at The Captain’s Rest on the same night. There you can find The Hardy Souls, Psycho Candy and The Lava Experiments. Tickets are £4 on the door, or contact The Lava Experiments for £2.50 tickets.
Finally, on Thursday, there’s the Cry Parrot 3rd Birthday Party at The Flying Duck. Skip over here for all the details of everyone performing, there’s loads of them. I’ll be trying to swing by that one early, for an open air performance by RM Hubbert and Wounded Knee. Let’s hope the weather is nice.
The mildly terrifying Take A Worm For A Walk Week are playing in Stereo.
Take yourself back down to The Captain’s Rest again for the filthy and fantastic electrosluttery of Pooch. Capes are optional, but always stylish. Also on the bill are Servant, whose drummer might be familiar to some of you.
Also on Saturday is the first Frost and Fire event at the Citizens Theatre. Curated and presented by Howie Reeve, Saturday features Sokobauno Puppet Theatre, Keith John Adams, Jenny Reeve and Alasdair Roberts. Go here for more info.


  1. Helen says:

    This Saturday (24th), we have the first ever Frost and Fire at the Citizens Theatre, curated and presented by Howie Reeve.

    Saturday features: Sokobauno Puppet Theatre, Keith John Adams, Jenny Reeve and Alasdair Roberts.

    Info about this and 8th May gig –

  2. Jim says:

    Thanks Helen, I’d frgotten all about that one. Added the info in to the post.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Check out The Hardy Souls live this saturday (8th May) @ The Wise Monkey, 508 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8EL. Phone: 0141 334 5125 Myspace: