First, stop reading this and go see Lambchop at Glasgow’s Oran Mor. It’s tonight (Monday).

That you back? Hope you enjoyed the gig.
If you missed Thomas Truax playing at Kelvingrove last week, well, our bad, So did we, mind. You can catch the one-man-band with his Hornicator and Sister Spinster at Aberdeen’s Tunnels on Tuesday 6th though.

Seattle drone doom pioneers Earth – still featuring original member Dylan Carson – play a rare show at Edinburgh’s Caves on Thursday 8 March. The band are promoting a new album, Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II, and the lineup also features percussionist Adrienne Davies on drums and percussion, cellist Lori Goldston (who has worked with Nirvana, and David Byrne) returns on cello, K Records and Microphones bassist Karl Blau.

Song, by Toad – the Edinburgh blog/label/way of life – has a show at Fri 9th March at Henry’s Cellar Bar. The ever-engaging Adam Stafford is on with So Many Wizards and rather promising electronic types Le Thug.

Friday (9th) and Saturday (10th) sees Chemikal Underground’s non-Scots signings Loch Lomond at Captain’s Rest, and Sneaky Pete’s, respectively. They played the capital late last year, but as a two-piece – I believe that this one is a full(er) band show, so it comes highly recommended. (even if there’s just Ritchie Young on the stage. E&OE).

On Saturday, in Glasgow, Martin John Henry is at The Captain’s Rest. I think this may be a launch for a new EP, ‘Span/Only Colour’ but what with all the splitting and reforming I’ve lost track a little. (Martin John Henry has not actually split, but he is “the guy from De Rosa”, if that helps)

Paisley three-piece Carnivores appear in Dunfermline, at PJ Molloys, on Sunday 11th March. They’re joined by local lads Vertis , playing their first local show since Tigerfest two years ago and launching new EP ‘Loose Lips Sink Ships’. Also on the bill, Methil quartet Healthy Minds Collapse

And finally, The Presidents of The United States are in Glasgow on Sunday night. I got introduced to their drummer in a club once but didn’t know who he was. True story. Anyway, all together now, “Peaches come from a can, they were put there by a man, in a factory down town”. Sing, dammit!