It’s holiday Monday in some parts of the country, so first shows of note are on Tuesday 21st. The Kane Brothers, Phil and Grant, play Perth Theatre under their Hue and Cry guise, while former Only Ones mainman Peter Perrett is at The Mash House in Edinburgh.
A New International are still promoting The Dark Carnival – the stripped-back version of the Vanishing Point stageshow – and play Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness on Wednesday.
A similarly eclectic kind of show sees James Yorkston visit Johnstone Library on the same night for a (presumably) acoustic set.
Rather more rock’n’roll will be the show from Goodbye Mr MacKenzie at Glasgow’s Garage, while Peter Perrett is at King Tuts
Goodbye Mr MacKenzie hit he north on Thursday, playing The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, while in Edinburgh – ok, Leith – Broken Chanter, the new vehicle for David MacGregor out of Kid Canaveral, launches debut single ‘Wholesale’ at The Depot.
In Glasgow, Spiritualized are at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasvegas play The Clutha, grunge (?) icons Alice In Chains, with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, have a Glasgow stadium show at Braehead Arena, and James Yorkston may be inspired to make a bit more of a racket, at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine.
On Friday in Glasgow, Liverpudlian 80s popsters The Icicle Works play the QMU, and for the nostalgic types, We Are Not Devo, with the G42s as support (see if you can guess who they’re a tribute to) are at Stereo.
On Friday in Wick, at Blackstairs Lounge, singer-songwriter Tamzene, along with Edinburgh pop trio Liimo play the first of three highland shows.
They’ll miss out on a visit from Wreckless Eric back home, the 70s pop=punk legend playing The Voodoo Rooms.
That’s the first of a ridiculous choice of shows in the capital – Erland Cooper (formerly trading as The Magnetic North) launches his new album ‘Sule Skerry’ at The Queen’s Hall, while Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle has a solo show at Augustine United Church,
London-based electro DJ Erol Alkan is at Summerhall, former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock plays La Belle Angele, and Geordie alt.rockers Maxïmo Park are at the Liquid Room.
And out of town, in Bathgare to be precise, The Naked Feedback get set to launch new single ‘Smoke Without Fire’ at Dreadnought Rock.
Saturday in the capital has We Are Not Devo dancing the poot at The Voodoo Rooms, Wiltshire punk veterans Subhumans playing Bannerman’s, and sees Goodbye Mr MacKenzie head home, or as close as, to The Liquid Room. Meanwhile, The Hostiles are at Harleys in Ayr.
On Friday in Glasgow, Cloth plat the Glad Café, and Glasvegas have another night at the Clutha.
In Inverness, Liimo, and Tamzene, play The Tooth & Claw, while in Dunfermline, at P.J. Molloy’s, it’s the return of local lads nearly made good, Sergeant.
In Edinburgh, Half Formed Things launch their album ‘To Live in the Flicker’ at the Wee Red Bar.
In Glasgow, The Rutles play Mono, and Broken Chanter are at The Hug and Pint.
At Broadcast, it’s We Came From Wolves, plus Everyday Pharaohs and Fashion By Fire, while reggae legend Jimmy Cliff reprises his Kelvingrove show of last summer with an indoor set at BAaD.
On Sunday, Liimo and Tamzene head south to the Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore, while Foals are at Fat Sams in Dundee.
A New International continue their highland odyssey, at The Barn in Banchory, and the Manic Street Preachers have a show at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.
The Rutles are also in town, at The Voodoo Rooms, Kapil Seshasayee plays La Belle Angele, and Goodbye Mr MacKenzie have a second Edinburgh show, at The Liquid Room
Finally, Leeds pop-rockers The Dunwells are at The Garage in Glasgow,
Subhumans‘ tour continues, at Audio, and at SWG3, with new EP ‘Fine Mess’, it’s former Chemikal Underground combo Interpol.