Paisley Weekly Gig Guide – 23 November 2018

Friday 23rd November, 2018

Check out all the gigs and musical goings-on in Paisley with the weekly guide.

Paisley Museum, Paisley Central Library and Coats Observatory are now closed for major redevelopment but the good news is that there is a couple live music nights being held there tonight and tomorrow night to mark the occasion.

Young bands are being given the unique opportunity to perform in this historical building while it is empty. Loud n’ Proud and Brick Lane are helping to put the event together and are delighted to say that both Friday and Saturday gigs have sold out in a matter of days.

Tonight’s line-up is: Uncut, Vera, The Spyres, Ghostbaby and Dogtooth. Tomorrow night, it is the turn of The Vegan Leather.

There are a whole range of activities and events to suit everyone, such as a roller disco, an indoor beach and a Family Ceilidh. It will be a chance to experience the buildings like never before.

The Cave has a fantastic weekend of music lined up and it starts tonight at 9pm with Ikon, then tomorrow it is Mojo Filter at 6pm followed by Status Two at 9pm.

If that wasn’t good enough, Sunday is Bands for Malawi Day with no less than 10 acts all playing to make money for Classrooms for Malawi. It will be a fantastic day of live music to raise funds for this worthy cause. There will be raffles and an auction, with great prizes – and remember it’s all for an amazing cause. And the line up is Trunk Monkey, Sad Ida, Cherry Red, 53, Crawford Carlyle, John Condron, The Sectors, Dunky Hunter, Hard Lines and Fifth Element with Wreckless hosting. It all kicks off at 12.30pm. All this for only a £3 donation on entry.

Tonight at The Bungalow is The Super Pumas with support from Primes and Fallen Arches. The Super Pumas are based in Inverclyde Scotland and are a three piece Alternative Rock/Pop band formed in late 2015. After a quick release EP, the band began to rack up the gigs with the likes of nu gaze legends My Vitriol. Their debut album now complete they look to release their first single “Circles Roaming” this October.

Primes are an alternative rock three-piece formed in November 2017. Following in the footsteps of other hard hitting Scottish alternative rockers like Biffy Clyro and Twin Atlantic, Primes have a blend of unforgettable melodies, punchy chorus drops and the unique combination of three-way harmonies. Their debut gig was in March 2018 to a sold-out headline slot in Scotland’s biggest unsigned venue, King Tuts. The band has gigged across Scotland’s music scene developing a notoriously loyal fan-base.

Fallen Arches is the solo project from West of Scotland singer songwriter Colin Bell. He’s been busy touring his critically acclaimed Scottish Album of the Year (SAY Award 18) nominated LP ‘Pen to Paper’ as well as gaining the reputation of being one of the best up and coming live acts Scotland has to offer. Definitely not to be missed. Starts at 8pm and tickets are £8.

Tomorrow night is a Modtastic Special, this time with the fabulous Lemonsoul and Start. Entry is £5 and starts at 8pm.

On Thursday from 8pm, Other Humans and special guests will be the line up for the regular Thursday Introducing Nights. Free Entry.

At The Old Swan tonight is Heavy Load at 8pm, then tomorrow, The Dangerous Brothers will be rocking out at at 4pm. The Casual Swans are back at 3pm on Monday and the Pre Fab Four play on Wednesday at 6pm.

Zambretto have local singer songwriter Alan McKim on at 8.30pm tomorrow night and Graceland will be playing at The Anchor on Sunday from 4pm.


Open Mic Nights next week are:

  • 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 Open Mic at The Gantry with Cat Caldwell as your host
  • Wednesday: Johnny Barr is the host for Burger and Keg at 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