A fine, kick-up-the-arse way to begin your week’s gig-going, as politically-charged punks Bob Vylan have a show at Glasgow’s Oran Mor, on Monday May 30th.

On Tuesday 31st, Graham Costello’s STRATA are also in Glasgow, at Bar Bloc+.

Wednesday 1st June, and The Smile (Radiohead side project with Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood plus Sons Of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) are in Edinburgh, at he Usher Hall. and Finley Quaye returns after something of a hiatus, for a show at The Liquid Room.

Things hot up in Glasgow on Thursday, Stephen McLaren plays the second launch show for his new album ‘They Don’t Put Any Money In Your Pocket, Son’ at Bloc, with Lo Rays also on the bill, along with Alfie Hetrunhc – the debut show from a collaboration between aortarota and Peter Cat.
At the CCA, it’s Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and Finley Quaye plays Oran Mor. And in Edinburgh, the reunited Astrid kick off a small Scottish tour, playing at The Voodoo Rooms.

On Friday 3rd June, Bloc Party headline the Barrowland, while at Slay, it’s ska veterans Bad Manners. Former Pale Fountains / Shack mainman Michael Head plays St. Lukes, and Astrïd are at Nice n’ Sleazy.
Also on Friday night, Aberdeen gets Forgetting The Future, who are at The Blue Lamp, and in Edinburgh excellent Irish singer-songwriter Jack Lukeman plays Summerhall. And Wrest make their way to Inverness for a show at Mad Hatters.

On Saturday 4th, Wrest have a show at Cafe Drummond in Aberdeen, while Bad Manners play The Tunnels, and Astrid have a show at The Blue Lamp.
Jeshua plugs his new(ish) single ‘Esther’ – which celebrates 30 years of the Electric Honey record label – at the The Hug and Pint, while hip hop titans Run The Jewels have the first of two nights at the Barrowland.
Bad Manners are in Dundee, at Church, and at the other end of the country Manc art-rockers Shape Of Water play the Vault Arts Centre in Dumfries.

Finally, to Sunday 5th. Wrest play new-to-us Mucky’s in Perth, Horse is in the salubrious surroundings of the Glasgow Royal Theatre, and 6music darlings Flat Worms are at Broadcast. And in Inverness, Astrid will probably be around halfway to their home os Stornoway, with a show at Inverness Hootananny.