It’s still festival time meaning plenty of shows in Edinburgh. On Monday, Bodega – the Brooklyn art punks, not the defunct Scottish folkies – are at Edinburgh’s Summerhall, while Bear’s Den continue their highland travels, arriving at Bogbain Farm, just outside Inverness. And Royal Blood are at Dundee’s Caird Hall.

On Tuesday, Scotland’s top comic Lewis Capaldi will be trying his hand at music in Princes Street Gardens, and in a nearby city, This Is The Kit are at Leith Theatre, while it’s Kathryn Joseph’s turn to grace the Summerhall stage.
In Glasgow Alex Rex – I was going to say ‘fronted’ by former Trembling Bells and Scatter mainman Alex Neilson, but he’ll be on drums near the back… anyway, they’ll be at the The Hug and Pint in Glasgow.

Wednesday’s show for touring Bear’s Den is at the Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore, while in Glasgow, Fat Cops (with Al Murray on drums being their main selling point) play the Admiral Bar. Midas Fall play the Attic at The Garage and one of the better acts at the recent XpoNorth in Inverness, Shredd, are at King Tuts.

On Thursday in the capital James are at Princes Street Gardens, Villagers play Leith Theatre, Steve Lamacq has an event (hopefully he’s not going to sing) at Teviot Debating Hall, and Bear’s Den are at Woodend Barn in Banchory.

Friday is, of course, The Cure at Bellahouston Park, not forgetting appearances from Mogwai, The Twilight Sad and The Joy Formidable, but plenty else going on in town for non-believers – the excellent
Pleasure Heads play King Tuts, Domiciles are at The Old Hairdresser’s.
Friday sees Kaiser Chiefs play another open-air show, this time at East Links in Montrose, while in Perth, at The Green Room, it’s Vanities.
In Edinburgh (or near as dammit) Teenage Fanclub play Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, UK

In Inverness on Saturday, Kaiser Chiefs will put on a good show we’re sure, at Northern Meeting Park and similarly, Foo Fighters are at Bellahouston.
Sergeant make one of their occasional forays out of hibernation with a hometown(ish?) show at P.J. Molloy’s in Dunfermline.

Finally, to Sunday, and the reliably great Mt. Doubt are at King Tuts while in Edinburgh the same can probably be said for Madness, at Princes Street Gardens.