Aaaand… we launch straight into the gigging week, with a show at Broadcast in Glasgow with Scots-Aussie rockers Kilo.
Also, occasional Song, By Toad recording artiste David Thomas Broughton is at the Hug and Pint.
On Tuesday, Alisdair Roberts has a show at Leith Folk Club, while The Kooks (yes, they’re still on the go) are at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, and Dundonians Model Aeroplanes play the Mash House
In Glasgow, The View are still burning up the gig highway, playing at the O2 ABC. And playing a rather more intimate show than usual, reformed 80s rockers Gun, who are at King Tut’s.
Wednesday sees Model Aeroplanes play a hometown show at Dundee’s Reading Rooms, and on the same night, somewhat inconveniently, Bdy_Prts are at Beat Generator.
In Edinburgh, Krautrock legends faUSt are at Summerhall and in Glasgow, at the Hydro, Gorillaz. The Darkness are at the Academy (so it must be Christmas on the way) while The View play O2 ABC (they seem to be there most of the week).
On Thursday night Alisdair Roberts is in Dundee, at Clarks on Lindsay Street, as Model Aeroplanes clear out of town and head (north) west for a show at the Tooth and Claw in Inverness.
In Glasgow, the reformed and revitalised Shed Seven are at the O2 Academy while music fans of a marginally more recent vintage will instead flock to the Barrowlands for Good Charlotte .
A weekender in Dundee – remarkably, it’s the 11th incarnation of Book Yer Ane Fest – running from Friday 01 – Sunday 03 December it has The Spook School and Fat Goth among the headliners, plus the excellent Stonethrower, and the return of Muppet Mule.
Friday night is party night – well, if you’re in Inverness, and your idea of partying involves dark tales of Edinburgh’s underbelly. The Filthy Tongues will be raising the roof (we assume) at Hootenany, Inverness.
Elsewhere, Alasdair Roberts is in the not-very-rock surroundings of Braemar Gallery in Ballater
Model Aereoplanes visit Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree, Between The Lines play PJ Molloys in Dunfermline, and Bdy_Prts head home for a show at Stereo.
Also in Glasgow, St Etienne are at the O2 ABC (again, must be Xmas on the way) and Slam have a show at SWG3. Tijuana Bibles play St Luke’s and Gun visit Ayr Town Hall.
Another show in Glasgow on Friday, more world music brought to Easterhouse’s Platform venue – Janka Nabay and The Bubu Gang play bubu – frantically-paced dance music “with ancient, magical origins” from Sierra Leone, whose second album was on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label.
Also on Friday 30th at Sneaky Pete’s, a Napier Uni music course-led show with OceanCode, Lucy and the Lyrics and The Maritimes – each band launching their new single.
Also, vasque band Belako, from Mungia in Spain, return to Edinburgh for the first time since their UK debut there in 2015, and are touring their third album at The Mash House on Friday.
The View finally get out of Dodge on Saturday and head home, to Dundee’s Caird Hall. A choice of sorts for denizens of the City of Discovery, as 2 Many DJs are at the Reading Rooms.
In Kirkcaldy, another in the James Yorkston series: Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer: Scott Hutchison (out of Frightened Rabbit), Serafina Steer and Alasdair Roberts.
In Edinburgh, Bdy_Prts play Sneaky Pete’s, Orkestra Del Sol play Summerhall, and Davesnewbike plug new album ‘The Tin Can and the Flood’ at Leith Depot
And The Filthy Tongues come home, for a show at the Liquid Room.
In Glasgow, be very afraid – no, not Shed 7 at the O2 Academy, but Phil Collins is also in town!
And Blue Rose Code are just out of town – in Milngavie, for a couple of nights in a row.
On Sunday Mark Lanegan plays Glasgow’s Garage, while Alasdair Roberts is at what is surely an afternoon instore, at Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr
In Glasgow, Kobi Onyame has a show at the Poetry Club, and finally, Eugene Twist plays Nice’n’Sleazy.