With temperatures at record levels, what better time to take in a sweaty basement gig?
Start by seeing Kyle Wood aka Lovers Turn To Monsters showcases his downbeat tunes at the relatively spacious and airy Bloc+ in Glasgow, on Tuesday 19th July.
On Wednesday 20th, get up close and personal with revellers at a packed Glasgow’s Barrowland when Modest Mouse grace its legendary stage.
The weekend kicks off on Friday – Kirsten Adamson has a hometown show at P.J. Molloy’s in Dunfermline, and in Edinburgh, a star-studded lineup from (mainly) days of yore as Duglas T. Stewart, Nanobots, Martin Metcalfe, and Fay Fife play Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms.
Beginning on Friday 22nd and running for three days, Rewind Festival Scotland takes place at Scone Palace, near Perth. Holly Johnson, Heaven 17, Roland Gift, Altered Images, Wet Wet Wet, Hugh Cornwell, Pete Wylie out of Wah!, and Hue & Cry are among the acts with some indie cred (you can see the lineup for yourself if you don’t believe us)/
And a slightly shorter, two-day weekender, at The Crichton – well, Doonhame Festival takes place, as its name suggests, near Dumfries. Check a map for details if you fancy seeing The Waterboys, Alabama 3, Bad Manners, Shambolics, Col. Mustard & the Dijon 5 or Kyle Falconer out of The View.
On Saturday 23rd, Sunstinger are in Dunfermline at P.J. Molloy’s, while also on Saturday cartoon punks The Dickies are at Glasgow’s Garage, while the Doctor is in (Paisley) as The Blow Monkeys are at Rocknrollas, in Paisley.
In East Kilbride’s Village Inn, it’s Lanarkshire alt-rockers Lonehead, while at The Tolbooth in Storling, Zoe Bestel.
Finally, make sure you end the weekend nice and toasty, perhaps seeing The Beat in Edinburgh’s aptly-named Liquid Room, while The Christians play Oran Mor, and also in Glasgow, reformed Desalvo play their second of their two-nights-only reformation at The Hug and Pint.