This Week’s Gigs 7th – 13th June


I ended up missing half of last week’s insane number of gigs by being ill. Not a bad way to save some money, but a bit drastic, I think. Still hit two gigs and WPM on Sunday too mind, so it still wasn’t a quiet week.

This week looks pretty busy too, as does the whole rest of the month. Fairly sure bands are trying to kill me.
Tuesday is our first “spoiled for choice” day of the week.
Shambles Miller, Florynce & Lauryn and Andrew Lindsay can all be found playing at Sloans Ballroom at 8pm, for £4. I keep promising to go and see Shambles, then for one reason or another not making it along. I’m keeping that record up this week by missing this.
French Wives, Trapped in Kansas, Emma Curran and Selina Henriquez make quite the line up at The Captains Rest. Any other night attending this would have been a no brainer, but we’ve got on more gig on the list.
Kid Canaveral and Lovers Turn To Monsters are playing Bloc for Slow Club. My love for these two is well known, so you bet your arse I’ll be off to that.
First of all, it is the delightful Last Year’s Girl‘s birthday. Happy birthday Lis!
Secondly, following the Kid Canaveral gig the night before fellow Peenko Vs Aye Tunes alumni Mitchell Museum launch their new single with a gig at Nice N Sleazy. Support comes from Inspector Tapehead and GRNR. See you there.
goNorth is taking place up in Inverness on Thursday and Friday, before Rockness at the weekend. I’d considered going along for a day or two, but since Thursday is my Dad’s birthday, I’d get killed. If you go then as well as checking out all the good bands playing have a look at the seminars Born To Be Wide are running on Thursday and Friday.
Back in Glasgow you’ve got Q Without U, Endor, Glider and Cruiser playing at The Captain’s Rest. I liked q without u’s first album, then they vanished for a while. Nice to see them back.
Rounding out Thursday is a charity gig put on by Cold Blooded Clarity. Playing live are State Broadcasters, The Dirty Cuts and Deserters Deserve Death. There’s also a raffle, and the gig takes place in The Admiral. Visit the Cold Blooded Clarity website for all the details and to buy tickets.
The Halt Bar Hijack returns for another year, taking place over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Find The Halt Bar on Facebook for all the details.
There’s an Electric Honey showcase gig on at King Tut’s, with White Heath and Woodenbox With a Fistful of Fivers playing. That ought to be a good one.
At The Flying Duck on Saturday you can find the inagural Blog Rocking Beats night. Coming to you “from the folks behind some of Scotland’s best music blogs”, the first night has JC from The Vinyl Villain and Drew from Across The Kitchen Table as your DJs, playing all sorts. It runs from 7pm until Midnight, entry is free up till 11pm. There will be far fewer mentions of 1966 here than on the TV on Saturday night.
The West End Festival is in full swing by now, and is one of the main contributors to overloading me with gigs throughout June, the first notable one being on Sunday, when Burnt Island and Andrea Marini play Bar Brel.
And a sneak preview of next week, Friday 18th June in particular. Kitty The Lion, Beerjack, St Deluxe and Martin Metcalfe all have gigs on. The reason I mention this is that that day also happens to be my birthday. Thanks a lot for making my night remarkably hard to plan!


  1. JC says:

    mucho gracias!!!!