It’s the season of the kind of indoor festival, as the weather refuses resolutely to warm up.

Firstly, however, on Tuesday Swervedriver King Tut’s in some kind of warm-up for the return of Ride. Who are at the Barras on Friday, more on that later.
However, Wednesday 20th sees Irish folk rockers Altan play the Carnegie Hall (Dunfermline version).

On Thu 21st Honeyblood are at Edinburgh’s Summerhall, and in Glasgow, The Nightingales are at Nice’n’Sleazy, and rather further north, Seth Lakeman visits Inverness for a show at Ironworks. Oh, and The Proclaimers are at Kelso’s Tait Hall on Thursday.

On Friday 22nd King Creosote plays Perth Concert Hall, Belle and Sebastian are at the Hydro. Ride, as mentioned earlier, play the Barras, while Gallows at the Cathouse and veteran Aussie punks The Saints at Stereo.

In Edinburgh on Friday The Nightingales are at the Citrus Club, Birdhead are at the Voodoo Rooms, and Tuff Love are in Dumfermline at PJ Molloys. Meanwhile, controversial art festival Hidden Door takes place this weekend in Edinburgh. Errors play, but the publicity hasn’t been that great, so we suggest you work it out for yourselves if you can be bothered.

From the 22nd – 24th it’s Montrose Music Festival with headliners Ash, plus many many more including Dropkick, Shatterhand and The Holy Ghosts.

Saturday 23rd sees Big Country at the Rothes Hall in Glenrothes while former (?) Art Brut-er Eddie Argos is at the Voodoo Rooms, while The Proclaimers are at Perth Concert Hall. Saturday also sees Swans play Glasgow School of Art, Halo Tora are at the oddly-named Fanny By Gaslight in Kilmarnock.

And an all-dayer – Shuffledown takes place at Larbert’s Dobbie Hall on Saturday 23rd from 2pm in aid of MND Scotland – Broken Records, Children of Leir and Dead Man Fall, Onthefly, and Love.Stop.Repeat among a pretty impressive bill…

Ad last but not least, on Sunday – Eddie Argos is at Glasgow’s Broadcast.