On The Horizon

As stated last week, it’s been a slow year so far for gigs and I’ve yet to break my duck. But it’s got to happen soon as the next few weeks are filled with promise.

Potentially first up is the Martin John Henry solo show at the Peacock Visual Arts Centre in Aberdeen. That’s quickly followed by the Field Music show on Monday (6th) with an impressive supporting cast of The Dykeenies, Laki Mera and Bwani Junction. It’s part of the Next Big Thing hence the upscaled venue. Tickets here. LP number 4 ‘Plumb’ follows the following Monday.

Recent MPT discoveries Whigs & Rakes have a number of shows lined up – supporting Aerials Up at the Doghouse on 12th, Cafe Drummond in Aberdeen on the 13th, the Box in Glasgow (acoustic set) on the 15th, Dexter’s back in Dundee on the 17th, Flying Duck, Glasgow 18th and Corinna in Perth on the 28th. Phew!

Saturday 25th offers a real choice. In the Capital, fellow blogger Stu from the Tidal Wave of Indifference is putting on PAWS, Edinburgh School for the Deaf, Sebastian Dangerfield and Jamie from Broken Records doing a solo show. But frustratingly that is in competition with the Human Don’t Be Angry/Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat show at the Arches in Glasgow. Check out a track from the forthcoming HDBA LP over at Clash Music – quite different from anything on the live HDBA record.

Slightly further into the future that man Martin John Henry launches his double A sided single ‘Span/Only Colour’ at the Captain’s Rest in Glasgow on 12th March with support from Behold, The Old Bear! No word yet of an Edinburgh launch.

As March draws to a close two fantastic shows are on consecutive night. As part of his 3 date tour of Scotland Vic Godard and Subway Sect return to  Dundee on Sunday 25th March after playing gigs in Glasgow (23rd) and Edinburgh 24th. The mouth watering supports are Vladimir, Edinburgh School for the Deaf and the Creeping Ivies.

However the 24th in Edinburgh may be the show I’m looking forward to most of all when the Bad Books reappear in public with a show at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh. When I saw them support Cancel The Astronauts in September they blew me away so it’s doubly exciting to learn that CTA are also playing that night.