Monday 10th October, Pink Martini play Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, while SOAK are at The Caves
Tuesday 11th sees Dinosaur Jr. play Glasgow’s Queen Margaret Union and just along the road, Acid Mothers Temple are at The Hug and Pint.
On Wednesday 12th, Sports Team celebrate #1 in the vinyl album charts with ‘Gulp!’ with a show at The Garage in Glasgow.
On Thursday 13th, Tide Lines are at Inverurie Town Hall, and in Glasgow, Unkle Bob launch new single ‘Before We Turned the World’ at The Hug and Pint.
Former Wah! Heat frontman Pete Wylie is at King Tut’s, and on the southside of the city, The Burning Hell play the first of two nights at The Glad Cafe, with Raveloe and Adam Ross out of Randolph’s Leap as guests.
Friday 14th sees Adam Holmes (with his Embers? can’t be sure) play Aberdeen’s Blue Lamp, while up that was (i.e. we’re not precisely sure where), Fat-Suit are at Strathdon’s Glenbuchat Hall.
On Friday in Edinburgh, LA-based folk legend Al Stewart plays (fun fact) an almost-hometown gig, at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall.
Contrasting, but just as excellent, Peaness are at Sneaky Pete’s, and Mungo’s Hi Fi, plus Tom Spirals and Vixen Sound, are at the Regal Theatre in Bathgate.
In Glasgow on Friday, Hollie Cook (yes, Paul’s lass) is at King Tut’s, and The Glad Cafe sees The Burning Hell play their second night at The Glad Cafe – this time, as well as having Man of the Minch as a guest, sees Mathias Kom supporting himself, as a duo with Toby Goodshank.
On Saturday 15th, Tide Lines play Aviemore’s Badenoch Centre, and Jamie Button plugs new album ‘Lost in Local Life’ with an instore at HMV Dundee (check local press for details, but we’re guessing that’s an afternoon gig).
In Edinburgh, and without Neneh Cherry as far as we can tell, Youssou N’Dour is at the EICC, while the city’s other big posh venue – the Usher Hall – is the unlikely setting for The Snuts local launch of sophomore album ‘Burn the Empire’
Another album launch takes place in Aberdeen on Saturday – The Little Kicks fourth long-player ‘People Need Love’ gets an airing at Aberdeen Arts Centre & Theatre.
Ad in Glasgow, Kathryn Joseph celebrates her inclusion on the SAY Award shortlist with a show at Saint Luke’s.
Finally, to Sunday 16th – Rebecca Vasmant (who was a longlistee for said SAY Award) is at The Caves in Edinburgh, and Dutch masters (of poppy electronic beats and freaky creative accompanying videos) De Staat are at King Tut’s in Glasgow.