First gig of the week (well, you see what I mean) is on Tuesday 28th at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree, with folk luminary James Yorkston.

Nice and early – two days early, on Wednesday, is MILK‘s Hallowe’en Party with Skinny Dipper, Halfrican plus a Giant Fang DJ set. As ever, they’re at Flat 0/1.

Running over the weekend in, er, Aberfeldy, is the Aberfeldy Festival. Foy Vance, Star Wheel Press, Karine Polwart, Malcolm Middleton, Broken Records, EagleOwl, and Jonnie Common are just a few of the acts who will play.

Deep breath… So Many Animal Calls are at Inverness’ Mad Hatters, while Pumajaw take their musical play ‘Song Noir’ to Paisley Arts Centre.
Roman Nose are in the unusual surroundings of Dalduff Farm in Ayr (caution: may be an actual farm, bring wellies) and just as implausibly, 80s one-hit-wonders Sigue Sigue Sputnik visit another throwback from the last century, Ivory Blacks. And same night but (ah, happy days) in Dunfermline’s Monty’s, the splendidly-named Polar Bears In Purgatory.
Foreignfox play Edinburgh’s Oxfam Music in the afternoon before a show at the Wee Red Bar

Col Mustard and the Dijon 5 are at Stereo on Saturday, while Filthy Tongues (with Isa? it’s unclear) playing the African & Carribbean Centre. In Dundee, Rachel Sermanni has a show at the Gadyne Theatre
while Foreignfox are at Buskers.

On 2nd November at the Old Hairdressers, from 2.30pm – Three lines – what I think is usually refereed to as a multimedia event involving Monica de Ioanni – on dance and movement – Jenny Soep, projected drawings, and Jer Reid taking care of the music. Also involved is one time Cayto frontman Paul Michael Henry, now a performance artist and Butoh dancer, plus The Snyver Project – Penny Chivas dancing and Dominic Snyder drawing.

Things go rather quiet after that flurry of activity, with only Foreignfox at Aberdeen’s Tunnels, Band of Skulls at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room, and Edwyn Collins at Glasgow’s Film Theatre on Sunday.