The Best Rock, Pop, Jazz & Folk
Mark Eitzel The erstwhile American Music Club lynchpin wears his heart on his sleeve and can write a love song that would break your heart clean open on one listen. Not a dry seat in the house guaranteed. Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Thu 19 Apr.
Salon Boris, Leigh Myles and Roys Iron DNA This Thursday Night Live series conitnues with Glasgow duo Salon Boris and their excellent dirty, filthy, electropop and two kindred spirits in support. Keep an eye out for more good things emanating from this regular live slot. Ego, Edinburgh, Thu 12 Apr.
The Go! Team The Smirnoff Electric Cabaret fires up with Fred ‘Lemon Jelly’ Deakin on the decks and all manner of sideshow silliness from burlesque performers to hula hoopers. See preview. Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh, Fri 20 Apr.
Kings of Leon New album Because of the Times may have a stupid name but it’s a damn fine record and live they’re got their shit together finally and are firing on all cylinders. Carling Academy, Glasgow, Tue 24 Apr.
Yann Tiersen This French multi-instrumentalist is renowned for his luscious, quirk-laden soundtracks to films like Amelie and Goodbye Lenin! but live he’s an unpredictable ball of energy. See 5 Reasons. Arches, Glasgow, Tue 24 Apr.
Einsturzende Neubauten Veteran German industrial dramatists make a beautiful, peculiar noise to kick off Triptych in quintessentially uncompromising style. Tramway, Glasgow, Wed 25 Apr.
Acoustic Ladyland See preview. King Tut’s, Glasgow, Thu 26 Apr.