An oddly-skewed week of gigs i.e. there seems to be very little happening until the weekend (unless you know different…)

Stevenage punks Bad Breeding open proceedings on Thursday 7th then, at Edinburgh’s Banshee Labyrinth, while 6music (and indeed is this music?) radio favourites Vintage Crop are at The Flying Duck, in Glasgow.
Same night, Moni Jitchell launch ‘Clear’, their EP for Gold Mold Records, at Bloc+.

Kelso isn’t a regular stop on the tour map, and it turns out that maybe the Borders town is probably the closest population centre to Floors Castle, a big stately home down that way. Anyway, Tears For Fears are playing there, celebrating the release of ‘The Tipping Point’, their first album in almost 20 years. And they have Alison Moyet as special guest. That’s Friday 8th.

Same night as a rather different event in a big field takes place – in Glasgow, TRNSMT is at Glasgow Green for three days.
Friday 9th includes Paolo Nutini, Nile Rodgers & Chic, and Sam Fender, plus Beabadoobe and Luke LaVolpe.
Saturday’s lineup, it’s fair to say, is the most indie-friendly, including The Strokes, Foals, Fontaines DC, Maximo Park, Wet Leg, Self Esteem, Pip Blom, Baby Strange, Retro Video Club, Parliamo and Bemz.
And Sunday has Lewis Capaldi, Wolf Alice, and Nina Nesbitt, among others.

Back to Saturday 9th and Deacon Blue, plus Tide Lines
play Edinburgh Castle, while a rather more intimate show takes place at Pianodrome (us neither) with bell lungs plus Aurora Engine.

To Sunday 10th, with the same double-header i.e. bell lungs and Aurora Engine moving to Glasgow, for a gig at the Britannia Panopticon.

In Inverness, at the Eden Court Theatre, it’s Swiss Portrait, and final show of the week, Spear of Destiny, in Edinburgh, at The Caves.