Put on your rock’n’roll trousers (the weirdly baggy ones) on Monday 10th February, as Bowling for Soup, with Simple Plan in tow, play Glasgow’s O2 Academy
There’s anarchic folkish shenanigans at The Caves in Edinburgh, on Tuesday 11th with The Jellyman’s Daughter.
On Wednesday 12th, we predict post rock expertly delivered by Explosions in the Sky in the impressive surroundings of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Also in Glasgow, at King Tut’s, it’s Jake Shillingford with My Life Story, while at Stereo, there’s Seattle post-grungers (I believe that’s correct)Supersuckers, and at the CCA, London-based vocal ensemble Shards are joined by bell lungs.
In Paisley, radio DJ and 70s punk/pop/new wave icon Tom Robinson has a one-night stay at The Boarding House.
Also on Wednesday, but in Edinburgh, Brit winner and chart topper Tom Walker‘s at The Caves while anti-folk founding father Lach is at Leith Depot (which isn’t really in Edinburgh)
And in Aberdeen, at the Blue Lamp, The Jellyman’s Daughter.
Thursday night (the 13th, keep up) in Glasgow means it’s time for Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, who are at the Barrowland.
A bit of a gig clash in Edinburgh on Thursday – Supersuckers play Bannerman’s, while just along the road, 6music favourites Dry Cleaning are at Sneaky Pete’s.
Dry Cleaning then move to Glasgow’s Hug and Pint on Friday 14th, Slam are in what is probably their spiritual home of the Sub Club
And at Glasgow’s Garage, The Hu – probably the first band to, last year, bring a mix of metal and Mongolian throat singing to the UK top 30 albums chart.
In Dunfermline on Friday at the esteemed Monty’s, there’s local-ish combo (they’re from Perth) Post Ironic State, while moving up the coast, in Aberdeen, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s night than in the company of Katherine Joseph – playing, we’re advised, a brand new Steinway Piano. Also on the bill, jointly set up by IMP and Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums,, is Little Kicks’ Steven Milne in solo mode. That’s at The Cowdray Hall.
Mungo’s Hi Fi play Dundee’s King’s Theatre on Friday – which seems like an interesting venue for the dub collective – and by way of contrast, metallers From Sorrow to Serenity are at Church.
Also on Friday, Aberdeen trio Audiokicks along with Forgetting The Future are in Nairn – Songkick hasn’t listed a venue, but it’s a smallish place so you can probably figure it out for yourselves.
In Inverness, Glasgow rock quartet Anchor Lane give album ‘Casino’ a bit of a launch at at The Tooth & Claw.
Saturday 15th sees Teardrop Explodes frontman and acidhead Julian Cope play Edinburgh’s Liquid Room.
In Glasgow, brooding Dublin post-punk combo The Murder Capital are at the QMU, and Sound Of Yell – former El Hombre Trajeado man Stevie Jones with a new album coming on Chemikal Underground – is at the CCA.
And quite the bill at The Flying Duck – vaudevillian art rock combo Scunner plus bouncy punk poppers Miss the Occupier and garagey four-piece The Tino Band.
Eclectic Glaswegian trio Lylo play Stereo, and Anchor Lane are at Dreadnaught Rock in Bathgate.
In Aberdeen on Saturday, Audiokicks and Forgetting The Future at least have a venue this time (even if it’s not one we know) – The Wig, and Post Ironic State, with Messed Up Youth in tow, move up the Fife coast for a show at St Andrew’s University.
Finally, to a busy Sunday evening – Audiokicks are at Dundee’s Church, and in Glasgow, Julian Cope is at St Luke’s, while at Drygate, the promisingly named Church of the Cosmic Skull, plus King Witch.
And Copenhagen act’s Dune Messiah’s European tour beings them to Nice N Sleazy. They go something like this…