Busy wee in Aberdeen for sure, and all relatively big names. On Monday it’s The Waterboys at the Music Hall and Ricky Ross at the Lemon Tree. The following night it’s the turn of Foals at the Music Hall. Friday at the Lemon Tree it’s 3rd division punks the Cockney Rejects, and same night at Cafe Drummond, the unexpected appearance of a band from this millennium – Mickey 9s.

Bit quieter in Dundee – though Ricky Ross is doing a hometown show at the Gardyne Theatre. Within striking distance on Saturday, the good Colonel Mustard and his Dijon Five are at Perth’s Green Room.
In Dundee at Beat Generator on Sunday night, punk legend Vic Godard visits, with support from Dundonian post-punk legends Stoor.

Thursday has the Ordinary Boys at the Liquid Room, who also play PJ Molloy’s in Dunfermline on Friday. In the capital on Friday, Honeyblood, who are at the National Museum of Scotland. Saturday sees Garbage at the Usher Hall, celebrating 20 years of their debut album. On Sunday, Stiff Little Fingers are at the Liquid Room and United Fruit are at Sneaky Pete’s.

Glasgow, Monday, Bloc Party road test their new lineup at the O2 ABC. Tuesday sees the Waterboys at the Royal Concert Hall, Rolo Tomassi are at Stereo. On Friday Titus Andronicus play Stereo, with support from Washington Irving, who are lauching their own new singe ‘We Are All Going To Die’.
In Castle Douglas on Saturday, Emma Pollock, having just announced a new album, ‘In Search of Harperfield’ for January 2016, is at The CatStrand (you’re on your own finding your way there).