The gig guide continues its wide-ranging coverage of the Scottish landscape, partly due to our intrepid explorers Jeffrey Lewis and The Burning Hell – they’re at the Braemar Gallery in Ballater on Monday.
Failing that, sure to be good are Jesus and his Judgemental Father, who play Leith Depot with the less interestingly-named Fresh, plus Girl’s Scout.
On Tuesday, indie veterans Baby Strange play one of many shows this week – at Beat Generator, in Dundee.
And on Wednesday 13th, it’s Baby Strange again, at The Tunnels in Aberdeen.
Thursday sees punk-dub combo Ruts DC arrive in Dundee for a show at Beat Generator.
On the same night, The View are at Truth Nightclub in Leven.
And in Edinburgh, real punk rock royalty, TV Smith plays Bannerman’s.
Most exotic venue of the week is surely Knoydart Community Hall, where Jeffrey Lewis and The Burning Hell play.
The combo’s visit to the Old Bridge Inn on Friday will seem comparatively cosmopolitan.
Up the other coast on Friday, The View play Montrose Town Hall.
The Van T’s are at Teviot Underground in Edinburgh.
And Friday is a busy night in Aberdeen – Ruts DC are at Cafe Drummond, Slam visit The Tunnels, and Dave Arcari plays the Blue Lamp.
At Glasgow’s Hug and Pint, plugging their album Returned From Sea which is out on Last Night From Glasgow, Sister John.
Leven appears in the guide for the second time, as on Friday, Sergeant (remember them?) are at Truth Nightclub.
The tours continue on Saturday – Ruts DC arrive in Edinburgh at La Belle Angele, and Baby Strange are also in town, at Sneaky Pete’s,
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah promote new album ’The Tourist’ with a show at the CCA in Glasgow, while at Broadcast, it’s former Pavement man Spiral Stairs.
At Audio, taking time off from the recent Filthy Tongues activity, Martin Metcalfe & the Fornicators.
and at the 13th Note, Mt. Doubt and Acrylic launch a new split single on Scottish Fiction Records. And in Stirling, the Hell / Lewis bandwagon rolls into The Mediterranea, which as far as we can tell is a Greek restaurant. Now that’s exotic.
On Sunday Baby Strange hit Dunfermline, for a show at P.J. Molloy’s and oddly, at the Alhambra, The Libertines, while just down the road, Ruts DC play Falkirk Warehouse.