A small but well-formed Monday gig selection to kick things off – on Monday 26th, Honeyblood warm up for forthcoming album ‘Babes Never Die’ (out at the end of October) at Glasgow’s the Hug and Pint.

Onto Wednesday, and Withered Hand re-emerges, playing the same Glasgow venue. It’s a band show, along with Sean C Kennedy & Ainslie Wills.
Also on Wednesday, Catholic Action are at Aberdeen Tunnels, with a show at Inverness Hootennany the following night.

Friday 30th sees things get somewhat busier. The Filthy Tongues are also in Inverness, at Mad Hatters.
Folky singer-songwriter Emily Smith is at Maxwelltown West Church in (or roundabout) Dumfries, and while on unusual venues, Karine Polwart plays the HM Frigate Unicorn in Dundee
Catholic Action are at Dundee Buskers, Heidi Talbot‘s at Edinburgh Queen’s Hall, and in the same city The Wonder Stuff are at the Liquid Room, and TeenCanteen follows up Ette’s recent live debut by taking her ‘other’ band to punt new album ‘Say It All With A Kiss’ at Sneaky Pete’s.
In Paisley, Pauline Black’s ska legends The Selecter are at the Town Hall. In Glasgow, former Neu! (and briefly, Kraftwerk) man Michael Rother is at the Art School in Glasgow, while Kid Canaveral continue to plug fine new album ‘Faulty Inner Dialogue’ at the Glad Cafe.

This weekend it’s Loopallu with big-name headliners in Feeder, The Stranglers, The Wonder Stuff, The Selecter, plus Eliza & The Bear and Lional among the upcoming acts playing in Ullapool on the 30th and September 1st.

Saturday is similarly busy. The Pictish Trail is at Thomas Morton Hall in Leith, while in a city nearby, Birdhead are at Sneaky Pete’s.
Somewhat further north, Neon Waltz are at Wick’s Old High School and Japan’s finest psych rockers Acid Mothers Temple at Sleazy’s.
And at Audio in Glasgow, Strugglefest – Struggletown Records’ all-dayer with Dowsing and Ratboys visiting from the US, Brighton’s Broadbay, and a bunch of others including locals Lovers Turn To Monsters and Jutland Songs.

Finally, Sunday 2nd sees Acid Mothers Temple are at Dundee Buskers. Maximo Park (remember them?) are at the Liquid Room. And doubtless with an audience buoyed by her appearance on Later, Beth Orton is at St Luke’s.