Radar recommends: 30 Jan - 5 Feb
[Call To Mind play Edinburgh and Glasgow this week. Picture: Neale Smith]
Plan your gig-going with our pick of the week's finest live music nights...
Call To Mind, Iain McLaughlin and the Outsiders
Saturday @ Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh / 7pm / £tbc
"Imagine the kind of cast-adrift melodies favoured by Grizzly Bear stretched out onto a vast panoramic canvass," we spraffed about Call To Mind last year. If this sounds like your tasse de thé, head down to Sneaky Pete's on Saturday.
Also playing Captain's Rest, Glasgow on Sunday
Saturday / Sunday @ Roxy Art House, Edinburgh / 1pm - 12am / £9-£10
Leave your preconceptions at the door for this one. The first big event from the new team behind the Roxy, this multi-arts weekender will see the likes of Broken Records, Panda Su and Joseph Malik cosying up to a range of artists, poets and other such folk.
Celtic Connections: Chemikal Underground 15th Anniversary
Sunday @ ABC, Glasgow / 7pm / £15
We’ve written this one up before, but if there’s one show not to miss this weekend it’s this birthday bash for the legendary Glasgow label. With the hotly-tipped Zoey Van Goey and Phantom Band joining ex-Delgados Emma Pollock and Lord Cut-Glass, Aidan Moffat and the debut outing for The Unwinding Hours, it’s going to be one heck of a party.
Sick Kids Sunday 2
Sunday @ The GRV, Edinburgh / 1pm - 11pm / £8-£10
A great local cause and another fine array of native music-makers. Meursault? Check. James Yorkston playing the songs of Daniel Johnston? Check. Zoey Van Goey, Men Diamler, Martin John Henry, The Stormy Seas, eagleowl, Sparrow & The Workshop? Checkity check check.
David Bazan, Postdata
Tuesday @ Captain’s Rest, Glasgow / 8pm / £8
Pedro the Lion’s David Bazan releases his first album under his own name in the UK this month. Described as a “breakup album with God”, Curse Your Branches isn’t anything like as bleak as it sounds and this rare Scottish show should be a treat. Support from promising Canadian singer-songwriter Postdata.
The Seventeenth Century, Julia and the Doogans, Haight-Ashbury, Alan McKim
Thursday @ The Admiral Bar, Glasgow / 8pm / £6
Dreamy and delicious folk-rock featuring Under the Radar faves The Seventeenth Century and Julia and the Doogans.
Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers
Thursday @ The Tunnels, Aberdeen / 7.30pm / £tbc
When UtR spoke to this Glasgow band in November, they said: "We try to play a raucous live show to make our music different from how it is recorded." Aberdonians are advised to turn out and judge for themselves.
Also playing The Doghouse, Dundee on Wednesday
Words: Lisa-Marie Ferla, Nick Mitchell
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