What’s Happening This Week?


My list of things to listen to keeps getting longer despite my attempts to stay on top of it, so why not fall a little further behind by taking a break to run through a few things happening this week? If nothing else it’ll save me from messing about with templates any more, I’ve already broke the blog 3 times today.

Cassidy and Roddy Hart both have singles out. As do French Wives, which I reviewed last week. Those French Wives songs are still wedged in my head incidentally, I’ve found myself humming Halloween on countless occasions over the last few days. The band were also in good form when I caught them in Bloc last week. It was a shame about the pain in the arse drunk bloke that caused quite a few people to leave early though. I’m a non violent kind of guy, but that twat deserved a sound thrashing.

Luke Haines – who isn’t at all Scottish, but is a big favourite of mine – has a new album out today.

eagleowl have sold out of physical copies of their debut EP, so they’ve made it available for download on one of those pay what you want, even nothing type deals. I’ve not yet had a listen to this, but they are on Song, by Toad so chances are high that it’ll be good.

Staying with the freebies, The Mill have added some songs by The Darien Venture gig that I was at a few weeks ago.

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a pair of good gigs coming up this weekend which I’ll be attending. Say hi if you see me (if you want to know what I look like, which admittedly helps when saying hi to strangers, there’s a photo on my neglected and rubbish MySpace. No laughing!), drink offers are also welcome.

Also on the gig front, the Stirling and Glasgow dates of Frightened Rabbit’s Scottish tour have sold out, leaving me ticketless…

No doubt there’s a bunch of other records out this week, there’s certainly other gigs on, but I can’t cover everything, can I? Better people than me run gig guides, so I’m sure you can find something to keep you occupied. You can always leave a comment if there’s something you want to plug.

As always if you want to help make that list of things to listen to and cover longer, do please get in touch. Best way to get something to me is good old email, if you want to send me anything non electronic ask and you can have my address, so long as you promise not to rob me when I’m out.

Finally on a personal note I’d just like to say a massive, massive thank you to Glasgow PodcART who said some really nice things about Aye Tunes at the weekend, Halina made me blush in her piece about blogs.


  1. Sylvia says:

    Can’t believe you missed out on getting FR tickets! Well, I’m not going either so I’ll keep you company.

    Oh and yes Halina is a sweetheart. Plus she’s got a soft spot for ginger men too. :)

  2. Jim says:

    Alas, today was time for me to shave my head and get rid of the terrible ginger beard, Halina will hate me ;)
    I had a sneaky suspicion I’d end up missing out on tickets, it was going to take me ages to have enough cash going spare to get one. Didn’t think it would sell out this early though, well done to them.

    Oh, and thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Sylvia says:

    Aha, I thought I heard Halina’s disappointed scream waft across the pond today. Now I know why.