Paisley Gig Guide this week – 21 September 2018

Wednesday 19th September, 2018

There’s a cracking week of music ahead in Paisley – so take a closer look at what’s on with Tommy McGrory here:

There’s six great acts on at Callum’s Cavern tomorrow night (Saturday 22 September). It is the second night of Vague Reality’s three date “Break the Silence” tour and they are donating all the profit to SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health). They are a four-piece, alt-rock band based in Glasgow and mix fast punk rhythms with hard rock melodies and riffs. With all that going on, the end result is an energetic fast paced set of banging songs. The band is returning to Callum’s Cavern for the first time since April and they hope to see all the friendly faces that turned up in their numbers last time.

Vague Reality will be performing alongside Deter – a dreamo 5 piece from Glasgow – and Xiles – a modern day rock band fused with heavy metal. The band are bonded together by an unquestionable desire to live and breathe their passion. They’re a new wave of exciting talent embarking on a bright future together. Shattered Glass – a folk rock outfit from Glasgow – Forglow – an indie/alternative rock band from Glasgow – and Brett Gibson from Kilmacolm are also on the bill. The gig starts at 8pm.

It’s BritPop night at The Bungalow tonight (Friday 21 September). M65 will be onstage to bring you classic tunes from the Mod and Britpop Scene, taking you from the 60’s through to the noughty’s and present day. The band has been performing all over Scotland and now they can add Paisley to their list.  M65 recently were one of the headlining bands to play at the Millport Scooter Rally and went down a storm. The gig starts at 8pm and it is free entry.

Tomorrow night, The Bungalow has the wonderful Dopesickfly playing with their blend of alternative funk and rock with a hip-hop twist. The lyrically explosive, musically diverse, Dopesickfly emanate an upbeat, feel good vibe. With a confidence and power, they are a cheerful bunch and sing of life, connecting to all ages. The band’s distinctive sound and look is a result of four unique musicians coming together to create an extraordinary fusion. They’ve rubbed shoulders with some huge acts and supported the likes of Big Country, Kool & The Gang, Sugar Hill Gang, Pronto Mama, Raleigh Ritchie, The Milk, Kobi Onyame and Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5. It’s a free gig and starts at 8pm.

Second Hand News start a full weekend of live action at The Cave tonight from 9pm. Tomorrow in the early slot at 6pm, it’s Moonshine Mojo, followed by The Signs. On Sunday, the busy weekend is all wrapped up nicely by Lonehead from 6pm.

The Dirty Jewels are on tonight at The Old Swan from 8pm then in ‘The Shoppers Slot’ from 4pm tomorrow it is Memphis. The Casual Swans are back on Monday at 3pm and The Pre Fab Sprouts will be playing at 6pm on Wednesday. Graceland is at The Anchor on Sunday at 5pm.

Open Mic Nights next week:

  • Tonight: Stevie Johnstone at Hamishes Hoose from 8pm
  • Sunday: The Bungalow with Cat Caldwell from 8pm
  • Monday: The Abbey Bar hosted by Dunky Hunter at 8pm
  • Tuesday: Andy Lindsey is at The Anchor from 8pm and there is a new open mic session at The Gantry with Cat Caldwell as your host
  • Wednesday: Johnny Barr is the host for Burger and Keg 8pm and Andy Lindsay is at The Patter Bar from 8pm
  • Thursday: Manhattan’s at 8pm

 Support your local venues and keep music live.

Paisley has a good reputation with the bands – they want to play to a crowd that appreciates them and they get that here.

Tommy McGrory
Founder, Loud n Proud music charity

Paisley's musical voices