Monday is music night with upcoming Scots Take Today – punting new single ‘Lifeline’ – plus Toreador in Edinburgh at Sneaky Pete’s. Also, indie heroes or indie landfill? Two Door Cinema Club play the same city’s Liquid Rooms, where you can decide for yourself.
And if you’re still undecided, Two Door Cinema Club are also at Fat Sams in Dundee, on Tuesday.
Harp and kora duo Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita continue their highland odyssey, at Inverness’ Eden Court Theatre, on Wednesday. In Glasgow, 6music heroes Flat Worms are at Broadcast and in Edinburgh, Glasvegas play the first of a couple of acoustic capital shows at The Voodoo Rooms.
They’re also in Reekie the following night while another ‘happening’ act, South London quartet Gaygirl, play Sneaky Pete’s.
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita are at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen
and at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow’s leafy Shawlands suburb, it’s Alasdair Roberts, with Tartine de Clous.
Oh, and Fields of the Nephilim – THE NEFF!!! to their legions of black clad fans – return for a show at the Barrowland.
Onto Friday, and noisy Aberdeen types Depeche Choad come to Edinburgh, along with Gravelle, for a show at Bannerman’s
Alasdair Roberts and Tartine de Clous are at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, with bell lungs also on the bill, so get there early.
In Glasgow, The Skids, plus Big Country and The Rezillos comprise a set brimming with Scottish indie royalty, at Kelvingrove Bandstand and it’s folk nobility at Webster’s Theatre, with Rab Noakes.
‘Hotly-tipped’ pop-punk duo Woes are at the Garage, launching new album ‘Awful Truth’, and Gaygirl play Broadcast.
On Saturday, Perth’s Parliamo play The Green Room in their hometown, and Alasdair Roberts is in Ballater, at the town’s Braemar Gallery (might actually be Braemar, we’ll let you work it out).
In Dunfermline, Oskar Braves is/are at P.J. Molloy’s (it’s a 5-piece band, silly), The Naked Feedback are in Edinburgh at Cabaret Voltaire, and punk legend Jah Wobble is suitably, at Paisley’s Bungalow Bar.
In Glasgow, The Stranglers are at Kelvingrove Bandstand with Ruts DC also on the bill, and in Stirling, the Strange Behaviours Summer Party at the Tolbooth – Savage Mansion, LUNIR, Brownbear, CROOQ, L-space, Jonnie Common, Old Fur and Moonsoup.
Finally, to a fairly sparse Sunday gig listing. But the curiously-named bluegrass act Man About a Horse are at Craigdarroch Arms Hotel in Moniaive, by Dumfries. Are they seeing a “Man About a Horse”, or are they inspired by a ’70s sitcom with Richard O’Sullivan in it? Get along and ask them. Tell them we sent you…