Mondays are, traditionally, a bit if a dead night for live music. Not so this week. In Dundee, Biffy Clyro make their return to live music ai the Caird Hall, while in Glasgow, Creep Show – a collaboration between John Grant, and Stephen Mallinder out of Cabaret Voltaire – play The Art School. And Mercury-nominated Boris beheader Slowthai has a show at The Poetry Club.
That might be enough music for one week, but happily, Edinburgh gets in on the act on Tuesday 15th, as intense Dubliners The Murder Capital are at The Mash House.
Glasgow welcomes Richard Hawley to the Barrowland, and the Thurston Moore Group (no, not Sonic Youth) are at the Classic Grand.
And in Paisley, The Spree Festival continues, as Glasvegas are at the Spiegeltent.
Unusual for touring bands to take in both of our biggest cities, but The Murder Capital do just that as they play King Tut’s on Wednesday night.
Paisley’s bid for top music destination continues on Wednesday, as Gruff Rhys is at the Spiegeltent.
On Thursday, 80s chart stars The Christians are at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh, while a more modern vintage of music comes from Walt Disco, who don their ‘Dancing Shoes’ (it’s their single) at The Mash House. Also on Thursday, Broken Chanter are at Sneaky Pete’s, while in Glasgow, Alasdair Roberts plays The Blue Arrow, and at King Tut’s, Richard Jobson revives his 1980s post-Skids project The Armoury Show.
In Paisley, it’s the turn of soul legend PP Arnold to grace the Spiegeltent.
In Strathdon on Friday 18th, at Glenbuchat Village Hall, the first of three dates for Leeds improv trio Treppenwitz.
And the first of three shows in Dundee as well – Punktober Festival 2019 runs Friday until Sunday at Beat Generator. Same town, same night, different venue: Walt Disco go to Church,
Also on Friday, Broken Chanter hit Aberdeen, the Lemon Tree to be precise, while Dumfries get some much-needed live music as Kathryn Joseph plays the Brigend Theatre.
In Edinburgh, The Blockheads are at The Voodoo Rooms, the reformed Ladytron have a show at La Belle Angele, and Japanese noisemongers Melt-Banana play The Caves.
And in Paisley, it’s The Christians – at the Bungalow Bar – the Spiegeltent booking goes to Karine Polwart, performing her favourite home-grown covers as part of her Scottish Songbook.
Out in Glasgow’s suburbs, folk royalty in the form of Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes visit Baljaffray Parish Church in Bearsden, and in the town, The Skints plus Bedouin Soundclash are at Òran Mór.
Probably earlier in the day, but also sold out so it probably doesn’t matter, The Yummy Fur
have an instore at Monorail, while the Doghouse Roses launch their fourth album album ‘We Are Made of Light’ at The Blue Lamp.
And Peter Cat plays the Glad Café.
Broken Chanter‘s mini-tour of the north east continues as they play Ballater’s Braemar Gallery, and in Inverness, French singer-songwriter Félix Rabin is at The Tooth & Claw.
Thomas Truax kicks off a string of Scottish dates at Krakatoa in Aberdeen, while on the same night, Walt Disco play Cafe Drummond, and Kapil Seshasayee, along with Seas Starry and Empty Maps are at The Cellar.
Or, dance the night away in Perth – Slam are at The Ice Factory, or you could shake a leg to St. Etienne, at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall, or if feeling adventurous, jig to some improv from Treppenwitz at The Jazz Bar.
Less jiggy perhaps but no less fun, as revered folkie Alasdair Roberts is at Sneaky Pete’s, while Bathgate’s finest, Luke La Volpe, venture to Fife for a show at P.J. Molloy’s in Dunfermline.
In Glasgow on Saturday, there’s toe-tapping tunes from Hot Chip at the Barrowland, noise noise noise from Melt-Banana at Stereo… Doghouse Roses launch their new album ‘We Are Made of Light’ at the CCA, alongside Dumb Instrument, whose own new album ‘Doubt is also out now.
The Blockheads are at Òran Mór, while of a similar vintage, ska legends The Selecter play the QMU, while another act from that era, Penetration, hit Audio, with excellent new(ish) combo VoiceX as support.
Comparative striplings The Christians play The Albany in Greenock, and Malcolm Middleton is on The Spree bill, this time at Paisley Arts Centre.
Finally, to Sunday, and a rather quieter evening – but there’s Kris Drever, who’s at Webster’s Theatre in Glasgow, or Treppenwitz at the Blue Arrow.