Tonight’s the first of a three-night run of Belle and Sebastian gigs at the Glasgow Uni debating chamber.

On Tuesday A New International play the Glad Cafe (they’re also at Stereo on Sunday). Same night, Trembling Bells at Sneaky Pete’s in Embra.

On Wednesday, East Kilbride combo The Lapelles are at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus, And they’re at Dundee’s Reading Rooms on Thursday.
Thursday also sees Campfires in Winter at the Hug and Pint. In Edinburgh, from NYC, Parquet Courts are at La Belle Angele. In Glasgow, congolese act Mbongwana Star are at the CCA. In Inverness, The Lapelles play Hootenany.

On Friday, there’s ska in Dundee from Root System at Buskers, and Mt Doubt plug their debut album on the Scottish Fiction with a show at Edinburgh’s Mash House. Canadian art-rock trio Braids are at at the Hug and Pint, and on Mull, The Hazey Janes play Tobermory’s An Tobar.
Also on Friday, the Solas Festival kicks off with Stanley Odd, Carbs, Be Charlotte, Blue Rose Code, The Jellyman’s Daughter, Beerjacket, Karine Polwart, Honey and the Herbs, and A New International (them again).

Weirdly, the Killin Music Festival also runs this weekend, just down the road in Perthshire. Much more folky in nature, it still has Rachel Sermanni on the bill).

In Aberdeen on Saturday, The Lapelles arrive at Tunnels.

Finally, Sunday sees Howie Gelb out of Giant Sand in Glasgow, at Stereo.