A gig guide low-ish on quantity, but high on quality, as they never say…

On Monday, indie-folk troubadour Beerjacket takes to King Tut’s stage in Glasgow

In Glasgow, Leicester (it’s ok to admit that now) noiseniks Maybeshewill play Glasgow’s Stereo, while further afield (unless you live on Mull), much-feted one-man-band Andrew Wasylyk is at Tobermory’s An Tobar Mull

On Wednesday, Frightened Rabbit return to Dunfermline in what’s their first gig in the Kingdom of Fife since their Tigerfest show of 2008. This time they’ll play to a larger and sold-out crowd at the Alhambra.

Fiddling legend and sometime Roody Woomble collaborator John McCusker celebrates 25 years in the biz that folkies don’t call ‘show’, with gigs in Glasgow’s St Andrews In The Square on Friday, Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall on Saturday, and on Sunday night, at the Woodend Barn in Banchory.

Thursday sees former Herman Dune man Stanley Brinks – without The Wave Pictures – at Henry’s Cellar in Edinburgh.
And the decidedly Lazarus-like figure of guitar hero Wilko Johnson is at Glasgow’s O2 ABC

On Friday, it’s Hawkwind – or whatever bits of the band are still operational – at the O2 ABC Glasgow. While at Cottiers, the band formerly known as Franklin – Yakima – punt rather decent new single ‘Burn’.
And The Filthy Tongues (sans Isa, or Shirley for that matter) punting excellent new album ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ in Dundee, at Beat Generator on Friday. They’re also at LoveMusic in Glasgow on Saturday for Record Store Day in an all-day lineup which also includes an appearance by the band (pretty-much) formerly known as Algernon Doll – Womps, plus Man Of Moon, Pinact and Be Charlotte.
Speaking of RSD16, Edinburgh’s Voxbox also has a full day programme including Kathryn Joseph, Adam Stafford, De Rosa, Steve Ignorant, Pinact, Man of Moon, Kid Canaveral, Best Girl Athlete and Emma Pollock performing at their store on St Stephen St (kinda near Stockbridge).
There’s also anecdotal evidence that Europa in Stirlng will have in-store live music, and Mono in GLasgow has Batteries, Emma Pollock and Spinning Coin appearing.

One-time Crass vocalist Steve Ignorant plays the Hug & Pint on Friday (warning: may contain less anarchy and swearing than you might expect). He’s also at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on Saturday.

Another singer out of from a famous act… now, imagine it’s a Saturday in 1972. Roxy Music are playing your local student union. Well, Brian Ferry is at Perth Concert Hall. Will he kick off with ‘Pyjamarama’ though?

Finally, bringing the noise to Glasgow on a Sunday night – Muse are at the Hydro.