Tuesday it’s a bit of an odd one quite frankly – the music of Joy Division, as interpreted by
Scanner plus the Heritage Orchestra and with visuals by artist Matt Watkins. That’s at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.

The band formerly knows as The Starlets, kind of, play a couple of shows this week. On Tuesday 1st, A New International are at Lach’s Songwriters’ Cellar in Henry’s Cellar Bar in Edinburgh, along with Arpita & Ross, Coldsville and Tau Boo.

And on Friday 4th, they headline the opening night of the Noizy Indie Social Club’s new venue at The Circle, which is on Cumbernauld Village’s Main Street (a hometown show, at least for some of the band’s members). Also on the bill, Vagabond Poets plus Poptones DJs.

The Rave Child blog has another of its monthly (?) shows at Broadcast in Glasgow, on Wednesday, 2nd. It’s free entry to see Thula Borah, Little Bay, and Inuit (who feature former members of Without Aeroplanes).

Back to Glasgow, back to Thursday – Mono has eagleowl on the menu on Thursday 3rd

On Friday, it’s Nevada Base at Aberdeen’s Snafu, probably gig of the week in that city (er, *the* gig)

And in Easterhouse on Friday and Saturday Eastern Promise returns to the Platform venue. Among the acts playing the two-day minifest are James Yorkston, Trembling Bells with Mike Heron and Alasdair Roberts on Friday, and The Vaselines, Rick Redbeard and Adam Stafford on the Saturday.

Another one of those rare shows in far-off places – and we’d usually apologise for plugging a tribute act, but the Counterfeit Clash are as good a soundalike of Joe Strummer and co as you’re likely to hear. Plus, what ever happens in East Kilbride? So, try them out at the Arts Centre, on Saturday 5th.

Saturday night in Dundee sees new flavour of the month Drenge at Non Zero’s
(Radkey support). Not completely convinced by this lo; in fact The Drifters at the Caird Hall the night before looks just as appealing.

In Perth on Saturday, seems that Twa Tams is putting on shows fairly regularly at the moment. This week a decent double bill of This Silent Forest and Campfires in Winter

And in Edinburgh, pop goth prototype Spear of Destiny – featuring one-time singer of Theatre of Hate Kirk Brandon – are at the Electric Circus in Edinburgh.