A packed Week in Gigs, which starts, as is traditional, on Monday – 8th May.

In Glasgow, a night of contrasts, The Physics House Band are at the Hug and Pint while Wheatus play all the Hit at the O2 ABC.

In Aberdeen, Geordie alt.rockers Maximo Park visit the Lemon Tree. They’re also at GLasgow’s O2 ABC the fopllowing nihght.

Tuesday also sees another ‘vinatge’ combno, My Vitriol, arrive at Edinburgh’s La Belle Angele, while Amy Duncan has a show at the Traverse Theatre
Inn Glasgow, at Old Hairdressers – Song By Toad’s latest signings, Lush Purr.

Funk legend George Clinton of Parliament / Funkadelic fame, plays Glasgow’s O2 ABC on Wednesday, and by way of contrast, Napalm Death are at the suitably grimy Classic Grand.
And Conor Heafey punts his new EP ‘The Game’ at City of Glasgow City Campus Theatre

On Thursday London indie rockers Hunter & the Bear play the Mash House, and also in Edinburgh, Prides are at the Liquid Room.
And more of a traffic bulletin, Take That commence three nights at the Hydro.
The buses may also be busy at O2 Academy where The Cribs are on.

Friday sees King Creosote play The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool while Hunter & the Bear are at Srirling Tolbooth
In Glasgow, The Dykeenies (remembetr them?) do a Take That with three nights at King Tut’s. Slam are at the Sub Club and ragga dj General Levy visits the Art School.
And following his sting with the Filthy Tongues as guest of The Skids, it’s a trip to the seaside for Martin Metcallfe & the Fornicators as he plays Harbour Arts in Irvine.

On Saturday, Aberdeen welcomes Prides to the Lemon Tree while at the other end of the country, The Amphetameanies march into Craigdarroch Arms Hotek in Moniaive (that’s in Dumfries, or as close as anyone but locals or gig-goers will worry about
The promising-sounding Slaughterpit visit Beat Generator in Dundee while Gargleblast graduates Halo Tora are at Opium in Edinburgh and Neon Waltz are at the Mash House.
In Dunfermine, Shambolics play PJ Molloys, while in Paisley, Prontm Mama are at the Bungalow Bar.
And a slew of shows in Glasgow – The Alarm play the O2 ABC while Hunter & the Bear are down the stairs (O2 ABC2)
Former Servant / Auteur Luke Haines is at the Hug and Pint, while humour abounds, for different reasons, at the Record Factory with the Ordinary Boys, while at the impressive (i.e. large) surroundings of the O2 Academy, Col. Mustard and the Dijon 5.
And at the 13th Note, Das Plastixx.

Sunday is mercifully quieter – in Perth, Hunter & the Bear are at Perth’s Inchyra Arts Club. C Duncan plays Edinburgh’s The Caves, and, signed to the record label set up by the Brew at the Bog festival, Tamzene is at Inverness Ironworks.