Enjoy the first part of the week in the dry, as the festival season re-ignites at the weekend (despite it being early autumn).
Butter merchant John Lydon drags Public Image Ltd. around Scotland this week, kicking off at Ironworks in Inverness, on Tuesday.
That is followed by PiL playing The Assembly in Aberdeen the following night.
Also in town (Furryboots Town that is) on Wednesday is Kyle Falconer out of The View – his solo show is at Tunnels in Aberdeen.
On Thursday, rap legends The Sugarhill Gang re in Edinburgh, in a new-to-us venue, The Old Dr Bell’s Baths, which may in fact be in Leith.
Same night, SAY-nominated, and indeed 2/3 SAY-winning combo Out Lines are at Paisley Arts Centre.
Also on Thursday, Titus Andronicus stretch musical boundaries, the NJ punks playing at The Blue Arrow Jazz Club in Glasgow.
Also in Glasgow, at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me are surely worth going to see on the strength of their name, while at The Garage, another one worth investigating could be Love Zombies, given that they’re possibly named after a Monochrome Set album.
And in Stirling, the regular Strange Behaviours event at the Tolbooth in Stirling, with Adam Stafford, with support from PAWS’ Phillip Taylor plus Death Bed.
And we promised you some weather, which is surely heralded by Electric Fields – at Drumlanrig Castle (well, the grounds), near Dumfries, you can catch Noel Gallagher, Leftfield, Hames, Teenage Fanclub, Public Service Broadcasting, Young Fathers and Idlewild, Tracyanne and Danny, Idles, Stanley Odd, Ride, Ezra Furman, Ghostpoet, The Coral and The Horrors.
On Friday, The Sugarhill Gang are at St Luke’s in Glasgow while at The Tron, Looper make a rare live appearance.
Also on Friday, Mr Lydon and PiL pals are at Church in Dundee (so hopefully they’ll do ‘Religion’ then).
Another fest from Friday – Sunday is the Orkney Rock Festival. In Kirkwall, The Sea Atlas and Bitter Divide are among the acts on the bill.
Slam play Dundee’s Reading Rooms on Saturday, while in Edinburgh, Cress headline a show at the Banshee Labyrinth. I mention this because it seems that they might be some sort of Crass tribute. Also playing are AOA, Aktifist, and Mark Ayling.
Also from Friday, in Midlothian, it’s the Midstock Festival – quite the lineup, with 2 Unlimited plus Example & DJ Wire, Ash, The Darkness, JJ Gilmour and Noisettes
On Sunday, Chris Helme out of the Shirehorses – sorry, Seahorses – plays Dunfermline’s Firestation Creative, but before that – i.e. it’s an afternoon thing – in Bathgate’s Kirkton Park, Party in the Park – Indigo Velvet, Luke La Volpe, the Gimme Gimme Gimmes and Jason Sweeney out of the King Lot, all compered by that nice Jim Gellatly fella.