On Tuesday, Rachel Sermanni plays what must be just round the corner from her house – at the Village Hall in Carrbridge.
Something of a Biffy Clyro extravaganza this week – they’re at the Hydro on Tuesday, and Aberdeen’s GE Oil and Gas Arena the following night.
Wednesday sees Welsh metallers Bullet For My Valentine at the Academy, Marillion at the O2 ABC, Deacon Blue at the RCH and the Levellers at the Barras. Oh, and the hotly-tipped (and considerably newer) BooHooHoo play Nice’n’Sleasy.
Thursday is a weird mix of shows. Glenn Tilbrook is at Oran Mor, and his former Squeeze bandmate Jools Holland is at the Armadillo. Meanwhile, doon the watter a bit, Placebo are at the Hydro, apparently, with Minor Victories as support. Which seems odd given that Pixies play the Barrowland. And of a similar vintage, Jim Bob (out of Carter USM, of course) is at Stereo. And The Sunshine Underground are also worth a punt, they’re at King Tut’s.
For anyone of a certain age not at one of the show in Glasgow, The Wedding Present are at Edinburgh’s La Belle Angele, while in Ihverness, at Ironworks, Bullet For My Valentine.
In Dundee, from Friday – Sunday – Book Yer Ane Fest. Marking 10 years (!) of Make That A Take Records, Murderburgers, Oi Polloi, Kimberley Steaks, Paper Rifles, Sink Alaska, The Barents Sea and Stonethrower are among nearly 50 punk and DIY bands playing at Conroys, Buskers and Firefly.
Teenage Fanclub are back home(ish) on Saturday, at the Barrowland (weirdly, they play the O2 ABC the folowing night), while Ultras play the 13th Note.
A major contender for gig of the week is the ever-reliable former Adverts frontman TV Smith, who’s at Audio. It’s Neon Waltz‘s turn to hit King Tut’s, while in Cumbernauld, local heroes A New International. And further north, Deacon Blue are at Aberdeen’s AECC. Further still (but over to the left a bit), Grandmaster Flash is in Inverness, at Ironworks.
And El Hombre Trajeado launch new album ‘Fast Diagonal’ with a show at Glasgow’s Hug and Pint.
Finally, on Sunday 4th, El Hombre Trajeado and a bonus of support from Fiona Soe Paing at Aberdeen’s The Tunnels (it’s an Interesting Music Promotions show)