A weird week in music as the summer holiday season clashes with the festival circuit, concentrating most live shows at the coming weekend. In fact, have a Monday night off -= you deserve it if you were at XpoNorth in Inverness – and instead save yourself for
Joan As Police Woman‘s set (doubtless based around her cleverly-named new retrospective ‘Joanthology’) at St Luke’s in Glasgow.

On Wednesday, the first show (that we have listed) of a touring double-header of east coast post-rockin’ shoegazers Lake Pleasant along with Perth noiseniks Slow Renewal, at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s

On Thursday there’s such a paucity of music that we feel compelled top tell you that Paul Weller is at Edinburgh Castle Esplanade awhile the Lake Pleasant / Slow Renewal double-header hits The Green Room in the latter’s homeown of Perth.

In Glasgow, at Broadcast, there’s Cheshire rockers The Luka State, and again, to fill out things a little we’ll inform you of bands with daft names that have come to town. Take Robot Death Monkey – how can their show at Banshee Labyrinth not be worth consideration?

On Friday, Brighton psych-proggers The Physics House Band are in Aberdeen, at The Tunnels, and in Glasgow, the first of three days of TRNSMT.
The Friday has Stormzy and Gerry Cinnamon, but you can work the rest out for yourselves as there’s a lot to wade through.

Also in Glasgow, but with a roof, Lake Pleasant and Slow Renewal are at The Hug and Pint, Hey Colossus play Nice N Sleazy (a Youtube comment describes them as “Kyuss meets Echo and the Bunnymen”. so we’ve put a video down the bottom for you to make up your own minds), while the splendidly-monikered Hands Off Gretel – grunge-pop, or similar – are at Glasgow Broadcast.

The Yorkshire quartet move to Edinburgh on Saturday for a show at Bannerman’s, while in Portobello (it’s like Edinburgh’s Clydebank) Storm the Palace play the Wash House Community Centre.

Lake Pleasant / Slow Renewal are at Captain Tom’s in Aberdeen, and former Felson Dean Owens brings his attractive Americana to Fife, the Woodside Hotel to be precise. Aberdour to be even more exact.

To Sunday, to Edinburgh Castle, to Kylie. Will she have Nick Cave with her? (Spoiler: highly unlikely). Japanese Britpop acolytes Taffy are at Sneaky Pete’s, the Lake Pleasant / Slow Renewal roadshow hits Dunfermline and that town’s best venue, Monty’s and finally,
The Physics House Band squeeze into Broadcast, in Glasgow.