The Week In Gigs: 17th May- 23rd May

Posted on May 15, 2010

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A big thanks to Jim from Aye Tunes for helping out with the listings this week.

Monday 17th

French Wives

Instore acoustic show at LOVEmusic (Avalanche Records) Glasgow. 5pm start and entry is FREE.

Tuesday 18th

Glasgow Glam Bangers + Little Eye + The Red Show + Charles Randolph Rivers’ Slim Rhythm Revue

I’ve fancied checking out The Red Show for a while now as their latest batch of tunes have been great, and when better to do it than at a FREE gig. Box is the venue for the night, and while I don’t really know anything about the other acts, music is all about discovery.

Wednesday 19th

Song, By Toad Records Showcase w/ Meursault + Loch Lomond + Jonnie Common

Meursault are undoubtably one of Scotland’s finest acts, and this will be my first time seeing them live, which I’m tres excited about. Support comes in the form of US folksters Loch Lomond who are touring the country in support of their Night Bats EP, and the wonderful Jonnie Common, who some may know from Inspector Tapehead. Get your tickets here.

Thursday 20th

Lafaro

One of Northern Ireland’s finest bands makes the trip across the water to fire out some banging indie post-punk. I havn’t got any word on support, but check the Captain’s Rest website for details.

***Support acts are Always Read The Label + The Musicians Of Bremen***

Friday 21st

Boy Girl Animal Colour + Call Me Ishmael + Little Yellow Ukuleles + A G Galloway (Servantnoise)

Great concept night from smALLgReentABLE (Glasgow Podcart), where 4 bands do covers of each others songs, and one from a famous act, to suppliment their own set of originals. Entry is free and it’s BYOB, all you have to do is buy a food voucher at the venue. Great line up for the night again, and free sweets. Deals don’t come much better than that.

Saturday 22nd

Stag And Dagger Festival w/ The Antlers + Unwinding Hours + We Were Promised Jetpacks + Blood Red Shoes

Full preview coming at the beginning of next week, so keep an eye out for that.

Night Noise Team + Paul Vicker And The Leg + The Little Kicks

For those of you in the Edinburgh this weekend, head to the Voodoo Rooms for the launch night of the new Night Noise Team single. You Won conjures images of being in a stylish Paris nightclub, and has an unashamedly disco feel to it. It’s potent dance inspiration and you will be able to purchase it on Monday, check the site for details. I’m a big fan of The Little Kicks also, so make sure you get down early for them.

Sunday 23rd

Nevada Base + Warren Capaldi + Scott Nicol + Craig Davidson + Johnny Reb


An acoustic + alt-folk night, with an ensemble cast in Pivo Pivo. It’s free entry and should have plenty to keep everyone entertained on a Sunday. I don’t know a great deal about the line up, but Craig davidson sounds great from what I’ve heard so far and it should be interesting to hear Nevada Base stripped down from their usual electro leanings- if that is what is happening.


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