This week… Leeds rockers Pulled Apart By Horses kick the week off with a show at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s, or for a slightly more ‘vintage’ set, Lloyd Cole continues his acoustic tour at the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock, while former H2O frontman Ian Donaldson has a rare set at Glasgow’s Admiral Bar
On Tuesday 8th, Lloyd Cole heads north to Aberdeen’s Tivoli Theatre, and in Edinburgh, sometime Evan Dando collaborator Juliana Hatfield plays Sneaky Pete’s.
In Glasgow, The Psychedelic Furs are at the O2 Academy, and US rockers Helmet have a show at The Garage.
Just across the road at Nice N Sleazy, psychedelic noise from Japan in the shape of Acid Mothers Temple.
Wednesday sees upcoming Dutch act Pip Blom – featuring the offspring of Erwin Blom out of Eton Crop – visit The Caves, in Edinburgh, while Lloyd Cole continues his journey round Scotland to play the Gardyne Theatre (which as it turns out, used to be the Union at Dundee Tech.
Catholic Action are in Dundee on Thursday 10th, at Clark’s on Lindsay Street, while The Hostiles play Church.
In Inverness, Forgotten Sons, plus the excellently-named Polar Bears In Purgatory are at Inverness’s Tooth & Claw, and Barnsley folkie Kate Rusby is at Aberdeen’s Music Hall.
In Glasgow The Divine Comedy are at the Old Fruitmarket, and OTT progsters Henge have a show at Stereo, while Scanner plays an unfamiliar-to-us venue, Rost, so hopefully the walls don’t turn out to be too thick.
On Friday (11th) Catholic Action make their way to Aberdeen’s Tunnels, and The Hostiles are also in town, at Cafe Drummonds.
Kate Rusby plays Aberdeen’s Assembly Rooms, and local-ish four-piece Static Satellites launch new single ‘Waster’ at Dreadnought Rock in Bathgate
The Membranes return to Glasgow for a show at King Tut’s, and Pip Blom is at Stereo, while Wrest, in a curious bit of poetry, perform at Rost.
Music and humour from Roberto Cassani on Saturday as the Milanese ex-pat plays Perth Theatre, while in Aberdeen, The Membranes visit Krakatoa.
Lloyd Cole plays Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall, and in the same city, Pictish Trail is at Bellfield.
Glasgow gives itself over pretty much to the Tenement Trail – umpteen acts performing actossa a variety of venues, including Fatherson, The Magic Gang, Baby Strange, Calva Louise, Drenge, and Another Sky, as well as Memes playing the Barrowland. However, a few other shows in town on Saturday night – A welcome return from The Just Joans who are at The Hug and Pint, while reggae legend General Levy plays Room 2… you’d kind of expect him to be at The Rum Shack, but instead, Comfort play there.
And in Irvine, at the Harbour Arts Centre and part of Freckfest, Nick Harper.
Finally, to Sunday – Midge Ure revisits his hits at the Barrowland, and at Mono, it’s Bis, plus Liines and Spare Snare.
In Paisley, as part of The Spree Festival, The Snuts play the Spiegeltent, and in Glasgow, The Hostiles are at the Garage Attic Bar, and Sweaty Palms have a show at Rost.