Having do far resisted the temptation to go to any gigs at all this year, I’m going to break my duck in spectacular fashion this coming weekend.
First up is the Cool Cat Club show at Beat Generator Live in Dundee on Thursday (6th) featuring PAWS, Captains and Robot Doctors. Click on the links for preview interviews with all the bands.
Friday (7th) sees the long awaited return of Cancel The Astronauts at a show at the Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh also featuring Miasma and the Jellyman’s Daughter. It’s the first outing of the new look four piece Astros with plenty of new material promised.
I’m staying in on Saturday (8th) for my sanity (and to save energy for a trip to Glasgow on Sunday). But if I was going to go out it would almmost certainly be to the New Portsound event at the Rio Community Centre in Newport-on-Tay featuring Lidh, Gummi Bako and Sonny Carntyne (acoustic). Dancing will be provided by the St Kilda Mailboat Derby Village Hall Disco.
That aforementioned trip to Glasgow is on Sunday (9th) to see ‘For One Night Only‘ a rare outing for the Grand Gestures with support from Man Without Machines. Hopefully most, if not all, of TGG guest vocalists will be on display!
And if I was in London on Saturday (or if someone invents the transporter between now and then), there would always be the option of the Gerry Loves Records showcase with Adam Satfford and Book Group at the Old Blue Last.
Looking slightly further ahead Book Group have literally just announced a Glasgow headline show at the 13th Note with Scotia and Sean McGee on Saturday 23rd February.
Whilst the second Cool Cat Club show of the year with Kid Canaveral, Randolph’s Leap and Deathcats is little more than a month away – 9th March, again at Beat Generator Live, Dundee.