As ever, there’s no time to lose…

Because US punk/grunge pioneers Flipper play Glasgow’s Stereo, Monday 8th, so if you’re in town for any reason, maybe in George Square, perhaps an ideal place for an afterparty.

On Tues 9th, Dundonian duo Creeping Ivies play Mono – and former Beta Bander Steve Mason, plugging new album Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time, at King Tut’s.

King Creoeote is at Oran Mor on Wednesday, hopefully recovering from his broken foot.

Edinburgh is, frankly quite quiet this week, almost as if everyone’s gearing up for Wide Days – the two-day industry conference which includes a series of free showcases on Thursday. Fat Goth, Roman Nose and Washington Irving are among the 7 bands playing. Full details at the website.

On Friday, Scottish ska sensations Bombskare launch their new album The Day The Earth Stood Stupid, at Duke’s Corner (or maybe the old Doghouse, conflicting info out there!). Either way, it’s in Dundee.

James are at Stirling Tolbooth on Friday, as a warm-up for their SECC show on Saturday.

Father Sculptor are at Glasgow’s Stereo on Sat 13th, as they prepare for the release of new EP ‘Faith & Violence’…

In Edinburgh, at the Forest Café, on Saturday – Kite and the Crane, Fair Witness, and more!
Alternatively, Farewell Singapore and Penguins Kill Polar Bears head out on a double-header tour including a show at Henry’s in Edinburgh on Saturday.

Finally, in Aberdeen at the Lemon Tree, celtic rock legends Big Country.