A week low on numbers of shows but high on quality )of course) starts on Wednesday 24th – when Catholic Action are at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s, while in Glasgow, at Bloc, Numbers Are Futile launch their new album for Song, by Toad.

On Thursday 25th, the Dead Kennedys play King Tut’s in Glasgow (maybe worth mentioning that Jello Biafra isn’t in the band, though containing 2/4 original members it’s not a bad average)

Friday 26 is a busy night – Poor Things are at Edinburgh’s Banshee Labrynth, French electromeister Vitalic is at the newly-reopened La Belle Angele. Electric Eel Shock are at Audio in Glasgow (still not sure where that is, while in Inverness the gig scene slowly gets back to normal after XpoNorth with Silver Coast at the Market Bar.

In Dundee on Friday 27th, Withered Hand gets over the disappointment of missing out on a SAY award, by getting straight back one horse (so to speak) with a show at Beat Generator.

Most intriguing event of the weekend is on Saturday, Live At New Lanark – now, the closest the town has ever got to indie music (apart from that De Rosa tune) was a wedding gig by Stevie Jackson’s Disco Shark last year. Anyway, in Robert Owen’s Garden, 15 mainly local (Lanarkshire) bands play in the open air all day – though among the bands is a new project by former Rezillo / Human League guitarist Jo Callis. Only £6 in as well.

Back indoors, in Glasgow, Poor Things are at the Old Hairdressers.

Finally, on Sunday 28th, Catholic Action are at Aberedeen’s Cellar 35