12/04/10 – 17/04/10

Posted on April 11, 2010


Monday 12th

Ballboy + Kid Canaveral + The Low Miffs + much more

The Chiledonia event is to raise money for the Chilean earthquake disaster. They’re asking for a minimum donation of a tenner but considering what’s on offer and that the money is going to a great cause people should feel free to chip in with a bit extra. The full line up is:

Pauline Goldsmith(compere), Ballboy, Ken McCluskey, The Low Miffs, Kid Canaveral, The Boppin Heads, Bruce Morton (comedy), Susan Calman (comedy), “The Wee Man” (comedy), Carlos Arredondo & Galo Ceron, Tam Dean Burn (political theatre), Amy Duncan, Cora Bissett, Rustic City Fathers, Skye Lonegran, Drew Taylor (poetry), Brokeback Jockstrap, Ali Macrae, Mike Gonzalez (guest speaker).

Get down, catch some of Scotland’s finest acts, and lend  a hand for the cause.

Tuesday 13th

The Little Yellow Ukuleles + Toy Fires + Call Me Ishmael

This is part of the Exposure Scotland showcases that I’ve mentioned before (see last week’s The Week In Gigs). They’ve really done a great job selecting acts, and have come up trumps again here. The Yooks were fantastic at Hinterland, and I’m really Keen to see CMI who’ve been putting out great stuff for a while now, while Toy Fires are a new 1 for me and will be good for a fresh listen.

Wednesday 14th

.Scores + Trapped In Kansas

And again it’s a night by Exposure Scotland. I’m not stalking these guys or anything (honest), they’ve just put together some amazing line up’s over the duration of this month. I’ve been wanting to catch .Scores live for a while now and you can read my review of Trapped In Kansas here.

Thursday 15th

The Fire and I + Farewell Singapore + Frances And Her Trampoline

If  you were unable to get tickets to the BBC United Nations show then head to Capitol to see The Fire and I who make a lot of noise for 2 guys and put on a hectic live show. Anthemic Inverness alt rockers Farewell Singapore are on the bill and they should be well worth checking out, but make sure you get down for the 8pm doors as Frances And Her Trampoline are opening and they are putting out some great stuff right now.

Friday 16th

Pareto + Crow Road

Launch night for the ‘Your heart Is Ready For Home’ EP, which I reviewed earlier in the week and you can see here. Entry is FREE and the band will be joined by a string section, which should be great to see. Crow Road are new to me, but from what I’ve heard I’d recommend catching their set too. The band have also made this a gig to help raise funds for a very worthy charity with a cause close to them, have a look at the donations page and help the guys promote this good cause.

Saturday 17th

The Dirty Cuts

Glasgow band with a penchant for dance inspiring pop-punk. They’re part of the 17 Seconds Records stable, which speaks for itself, and are gearing up for the release of their second EP. No word on support, so feel free to drop me a line with it.

** Ed from 17 Seconds Records nicely let me know that Galoshins + Casino Brag are the support for the night. **

No Sunday as I’m going on my holidays then. Well, I’m actually going to Dunfermline to work, but they’ve got a beach right? Might not be anything up for a while, but there’s some great stuff next week, so I’m goin to try and get on a computer at some point. I’m going to be struggling to make much this week so let me know how the nights go.