On Monday.. skates on, there is live music to catch on the first school night of the week…

The Handsome Family are at Aberdeen Lemon Tree, while Frightened Rabbit play what for them is probably classed an intimate show, at Edinburgh Liquid Rooms.

On Tuesday The Handsome Family move on to Stirling for a show at the Tolbooth, and in Glasgow, Damien Jurado is at the CCA.
King Creosote is out and about in the highlands, with Hamish Hawke in tow (they’ll be in the lowlands next week). For now, on Tuesday he’s at The Stables in Cromarty.

Wednesday sees Tune-Yards arrive at Edinburgh Liquid Room

On Thursday, what we think is a rescheduled show following the Beast From The East’s defeating Dave Arcari‘s best efforts a few weeks ago to play Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms
In Glasgow, At the Drive-In are at the O2 Academy, and Static Union play The Hug and Pint while veteran anarchists Conflict are at Audio.
In Stirling, and punting a new single, ‘First Love Is Never Returned’ from his current album, Roddy Woomble is at the Tolbooth. (He’s also at Irvine’s Harbour Arts Centre on Friday).
And even further north, King Creosote is at Mackay’s Hotel in Wick. Meanwhile, just as northernly, Tide Lines play the The Sound Archive in Kirkwall.

Friday sees a show in Aberdeen, promoted by those fine people at Interesting Music, Rock Action’s Out Lines are at Tunnels, and they even have former Found man Lomond Campbell opening up for them, so get there early.
In Edinburgh, Gary Numan is in what strikes us as quite an intimate show, at the Assembly Rooms.
In Glasgow, folk legend Joan Baez is at the Royal Concert Hall.
And it’s a busy week in Kirkwall – on Friday, King Creosote arrives at The Sound Archive.

Saturday sees Dancing On Tables and Moonlight Zoo play in Inverness, at the Tooth and Claw.
6Music favourites Hookworms are at Glasgow Art School, and at Stereo, Factory Records alumni A Certain Ratio play Stereo, and Field Music are at St Luke’s. Also in Glasgow, Frightened Rabbit are at the O2 Academy, while Stiff Little Fingers, along with Ruts DC, play the Barrowland (they’re at Inverness Ironworks on the Sunday).
In Paisley on Saturday, Velveteen Riot and Public Displays of Affection have a show at CC’s Callum’s Cavern.
And in Dundee, Conflict plat Buskers.
In Edinburgh, folk legend Joan Baez is at the Usher Hall while Out Lines visit Summerhall. In the Republic of Leith (as opposed to Embra) Static Union are at the Depot.
King Creosote winds his way south, arriving at the Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore, and in Edinburgh(ish), davesnewbike are at Leith Depot.

On Sunday, no idea what Rant sound like, but there’s precious few shows in Dumfries, so worth a mention surely (even if we’re not actually sure what the venue is. It’s a fairly wee town so wander around until you hear music, I guess…)
Finally, in Dundee, The Jellyman’s Daughter are at Clark’s.