It’s a busy week for gigs for sure, and none so much as tonight, Monday, as we traditionally give full options for the fleet of foot and washed of face.
In Glasgow, Jon out of The Zips is on first doing a solo set at Box in GLasgow, while Britpop one-hit-wonders (well, you name a tune that’s not ‘Crash’) The Primitives are ar Edinburgh’s Electric Circus.

On Tuesday, The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon brings his cricket concept duo The Duckworth Lewis Method to Glasgow’s Oran Mor

Campfires In Winter embark on a Scottish tour to launch new EP ‘Picture Of Health’. They play at Dundee’s Beat Generator on Tuesday 24th, and then to Glasgow’s Bloc on the 25th. On Friday 27th they’re at Mad Hatters in Inverness – that’s for Netsounds Unsigned’s 12th show. There’s also an unplugged session in HMV, Inverness on Friday 27th September at 5pm.
They then head off to Ayr for a set at the Basement on Sunday.

Wednesday 25th sees richly eyebrowed social commentator Eddie Argos and Art Brut plat at Broadcast in Glasgow. (Here’s a wee chat with Eddie from the archive.

ALso on Wednesday in GLasgow, Stephen Kellogg (without his Sixers, it seems) is at Glasgow Art School Union.

Scottish Album of the Year award winner RM Hubbert launches his third album Breaks & Bone with a short series of shows which sees Craig B out of The Unwinding Hours tagging along in solo mode. The road trip starts at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on Thursday 9 with Aidan Moffat also doing a solo spoken word set. RM and B then move to Aberdeen’s Tunnels on Saturday 28th (an Interesting Music gig), and St Andrews in the Square on Sunday night.

On Thursday, more Aberdeen action – This Silent Forest are at the Tunnels…

A lot of veterans around this week, and few more so than the Close Lobsters – one of 22 bands including Primal Scream, the Wedding Present and the Pastels who appeared on on the seminal NME cassette C86 – resurface on Friday 27th, for a show at Glasgow’s Stereo.

In Perth – where gigs of any sort seem to be a rarity – jazz legend Branford Marsalis is at the Concert Hall on Friday. Not indie enough for you? Cuh, no pleasing some people. Ok, Spook School play The Corina on Saturday 28th. Ok? (What do you mean, too indie?)

On Saturday in Glasgow at Pivo Pivo, it’s epic purveyors of punk prog The Scaramanga Six.

Ruts DC – the remnants of the London punks who went off at a reggae tangent when singer Malcolm Owen died – play Glasgow’s Ivory Black’s on Friday, and Aberdeen’s Moorings on Sunday.

And on Sunday, a unique event, as 80s electro pioneer Thomas Dolby brings what seems to be a mix of music, chat and film – The Invisible Lighthouse Edinburgh’s Cameo Picturehouse.