Right, there are quite a few things worthy of your attention this weekend, so let’s get to it:
Friday 8 February
Him from Cocteau Twins (and two cohorts) and him from Ride. Guthrie does instrumental stuff these days while Gardener does the solo thing, they did collaborate on a single last year however, so you can expect a bit of this action too:
Snafu | 8pm | £5 Facebook Event Page
Stanley Odd, Duke, The Shores, Home Alone/DHC DJs
Edinburgh’s Stanley Odd make hip hop with a Scottish accent that actually works; check out the video below of them playing with The Electric String Orchestra at Celtic Connections. Woah. Noisy Aberdeen guitar three-piece Duke have just been nominated for a SAMA, while Peterhead indie-rockers The Shores get things underway. This is a Dirty Hearts Club night so you also get the usual DJ shenanigans from them, with help from Home Alone.
Saturday 9 February
The Tunnels | 7.30pm | £6/£5adv Facebook Event Page
Michael Cassidy, Margaret Finlayson, Willson Gray, Jaimie Wren
Paisley alt.folkster (apologies for the horrible pigeonholing) Michael Cassidy visits with a full band in tow, while support comes from local singer-songwriters Margaret Finlayson, Willson Gray and Jaimie Wren
The Moorings | 8pm | £3
The Fudge Music Awards 2013
For the uninitiated, every year Fudge (they’re the promoters from The Moorings) run polls for various categories about music and stuff in this fine city (find out more on their Facebook Page, I think some of them may still be open at time of writing). We always get nominated but no-one ever votes for us. Probably with good reason. Anyway, this ‘glittering’ ceremony is the result. I can pretty much guarantee that some of the acceptance speeches will be the very dictionary definition of ‘NSFW.’ Alongside all this mayhem there’s also live music from Bisongrass, Miss Lucid & Semperfi. Messy. (There’s a poster for the show at the end of this post.)
Sunday 10 February
The Tunnels | 7.30pm | £8/£6.50adv
Birmingham indie/electro/pop outfit Peace are all over the radio at the moment (you’ll probably have heard the tune below at some point), so this rescheduled show from last year is a good chance to see them before they either hit stardom or crash like a burning plane. Support comes from oft-written-about-on-this-site locals IndianRedLopez who’ve been working on some new stuff which should get an outing tonight.