A good selection of live music across the country this week, so hang onto your hats and slip on your dancing trousers…

First up, credible Britpoppers The Bluetones, back again and at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room. Meanwhile, in Glasgow, Rozi Plain‘s at Mono – plugging new ‘remixes’ album ‘Friend of a Friend’, it’s not quite clear if she’s on her tod or not

On Tuesday, again at the Liquid Room in Embra, former Beta Bander Steve Mason, while in Glasgow, at Broadcast, Dan Sartain, giving his new-ish album ‘Century Plaza’ (and hopefully the excellent ‘Dudesblood’) a bit of an airing.

On Wednesday our gig listings state that Nina Nesbitt will play Venue 150 at the EICC – which sounds like wither an early Festival Fringe gig, or a conference for traveling biscuit salesmen. Let us know how it works out if you go along…
In Glasgow, much more straightforward – you can either go see ‘veteran’ (i.e. wizened) proggers Yes at the Royal Concert Hall, or Pinact at the Hug and Pint.

On Thursday, what we once called ‘Peel favourites’ (unfairly suggesting that they’re getting on a bit), Japanese punk-pop trio Shonen Knife, who are at Edinburgh’s Summerhall. Pinact are in town too, at Sneaky Pete’s, when they should really be on the same bill. Ah well.
In Glasgow, and similarly noisy, Vasa, who do the ‘sonic cathedral of sound’ thing at St Lukes.

Down south – well, near-ish to Dumfries – the Thornhill Music Festival takes place on Friday and Saturday – Barstow Bats, Skababs and Big Fat Panda among the known-to-us names on a wide-ranging bill.
Friday also sees Chris Cornell at the Concert Hall in Glasgow (maybe we can stop calling it Royal’ now her birthday’s past?). Shonen Knife play the CCA, and Boxer Rebellion are at Stereo.
Meanwhile, RM Hubbert launches his collaborative album ‘Telling The Trees’ at the Art School, with a variety of duetters appearing at the gigs…

On Saturday, Hubby’s at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, and Pinact are at Tunnels.
In Dunfermline, Foreignfox play a hometown show at PJ Molloy’s, and in Inverness, Mickey 9s are at Mad Hatters.
In Glasgow, Able Faces launch ‘Freedom’, their debut EP for the new King’s Road label, at The Scotia Bar.

But it’s festival season – so on Sunday in Strathclyde Park Stereofunk sees hardy souls like the LaFontaines and COl. Mustard and the Dijon 5 brave the elements
In Glasgow, on Sauchiehall Street – but no, not ON the street, mainly indoors – music-going lightweights will take in the likes of We Were Promised Jetpacks, Emma Pollock, We Are Scientists, Stanley Odd and Slow CLub at Stag & Dagger.

However, Edinburgh need not feel like the poor relation, as there’s a full choice of music – Mr. Hubbert at the Assembly Roxy, and ‘seasoned’ punk rockers the UK Subs at the Citrus Club (where else?)