Radar recommends: 20 - 26 March
[Wounded Knee: "Bearded fella, sings accapella", in Glasgow on Thursday]
Plan your gig-going with our pick of the week's finest live music nights...
The Moth & the Mirror / Esperi
Saturday @ The Doghouse, Dundee / 8pm / £5
With members shared with Frightened Rabbit and Admiral Fallow, The Moth & the Mirror may keep themselves busy with other projects, but for now they're focusing on launching new single 'Fire'. Support from the UtR-featured Esperi.
Limbo: Withered Hand / Pictish Trail / John Egdell / Enfant Bastard
Saturday @ The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh / 7.30pm / £8
Fresh (is that the right word?) from their Homegame exploits, Dan Willson of Withered Hand fame and the insanely prolific Johnny Lynch of Pictish Trail (look out for our upcoming Silver Columns interview) play Edinburgh's flagship gig night. They're joined for the occasion by Newcastle strummer John Egdell and local talent Enfant Bastard.
RBRBR / Dead Boy Robotics / Any Color Black
Saturday @ The GRV, Edinburgh / 7pm / £TBC
Edinburgh electro-heads RBRBR launch 'The Bobby Masicks EP' at their spiritual home in The GRV, and they've notched up fine support in the shape of Billy's favourite local act Dead Boy Robotics and Glasgow synth-pop duo Any Color Black.
Her Name Is Calla, worriedaboutsatan, eagleowl
Saturday @ The Flying Duck, Glasgow / £5 / 7.30pm
From a Stolen Sea presents atmospheric northern progressive types, with support from worriedaoutsatan and Edinburgh’s own eagleowl.
Sunday @ Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh / 7pm / £7.50
Former Hold Steady keyboardist and wearer of stylish hats Franz Nicolay brings his punk cabaret show to Edinburgh for his only Scottish date. We don’t know exactly which of his musical guises he'll be channeling, but it sounds like a good time to us.
Monday @ The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh / 7.30pm / Free
Classic hip hop with an Airdie twist. Find out what that might sound like at six-piece Stanley Odd's latest live outing.
Youthmovies / Adam Gnade
Tuesday @ Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh / 7pm / £6
A last chance to catch the Oxford art-rock crew Youthmovies, as they play their farewell tour before throwing in the towel for good. It could get emotional. Support comes from experimental Americana peddler Adam Gnade
The Mill: Song of Return, Midnight Lion
Thursday @ Oran Mor, Glasgow / 7pm / Free but ticketed
In a stellar piece of timing this week’s UtR recommended act, formed from the ashes of Union of Knives, headline The Mill’s free showcase event with synth-pop supergroup Midnight Lion.
Call To Mind, Diamond Sea, Yahweh
Thursday @ Stereo, Glasgow / 8pm / £5
Atmospheric, expansive rock from Inverness band Call To Mind, launching their new EP. As if that wasn't enough to tempt you, more music is provided by Diamond Sea and the wonderful Yahweh.
Wounded Knee, 7VWWVW
Thursday @ Whitehill School Auditorium, Glasgow / 7pm / £3
We're big fans of Drew Wright and his sometimes savage, sometimes amusing spoken word incantations. Pairing him with electro-pop act 7VWWVW is unusual, but sometimes that kind of thinking results in the best gigs.
Black International / United Fruit / The Fatalists
Friday @ Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh / 7pm / Free
Last year we wrote that Edinburgh band Black International were "a welcome antithetical thrill compared to the city's gentle folk exterior". The post-punk rabble are backed by the highly regarded United Fruit and The Fatalists, and, best of all, it's free!
North Atlantic Oscillation / Barn Owl / Panda Su
Friday @ Sneaky Pete's / 7pm / £5
Touring their debut album Grappling Hooks, this may be one of the last chances to see NAO live at such close quarters, with their music being championed by the likes of Marc Riley. UtR-approved support comes from Barn Owl and Panda Su.
Wise Blood Industries
Friday @ Roxy Art House, Edinburgh / 7pm / £5
The offbeat Glasgow record label takes over the Roxy for a night of live music with a literary feel, featuring novelist Alan Bissett reading from his latest work, Y'All is Fantasy Island's Adam Stafford, recent UtR stars Burnt Island and The Kays Lavelle.
Pinup Nights: Boycotts, Washington Irving, Male Pattern Band
Friday @ Flying Duck, Glasgow / 9pm - 3am / £5
This month's Pinup features two UtR veterans in Boycotts and Washington Irving, plus the little known Male Pattern Band and the usual late night DJs.
Words: Lisa-Marie Ferla, Craig Dickson, Nick Mitchell
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