What better way to kick off your week than a visit from Wowtown’s most famous resident? Thomas Truax, doubtless with Sister Spinster and the Hornicator doubtless in tow, is at the Market Bar in Inverness with more dates to follow.

Have a break on Tuesday, and get geared up for a busy week of shows. Vasquez schlep through from Embra to play Stereo in Glasgow on Wednesday night, while up the road, Thomas Truax is in the rather intimate surroundings of The Griffin.

On Thursday, the sweary and fuzzy Lovely Eggs are at Beat Generator in Dundee, presumably giving excellent album ‘This Is Eggland’ one last push.
Annoyingly for east coasters, Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert are just down the road on the same night, at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall. Siobhan Wilson supports, if that helps swing it.
Although if you’re in Glasgow, Toots & The Maytals will probably be an excellent option on Thursday – Mr Hibbert (not Hubbert) is at SWG3 Galvanizers.

In Aberdeen on Friday, Editors play the Beach Ballroom, while IIRC, NWOBHM combo Diamond Head are at Krakatoa. Rock of a rather more palatable nature can be had at Tunnels, with local rock combo Cold Years.

In Inverness on Friday, James Brown Is Annie bring the funk to Mad Hatters, while in Edinburgh it’s gravelly-voiced 80s popster Paul Young at the Assembly Rooms.

Brownbear‘s at P.J. Molloy’s in Dunfermline, while if you missed them earlier, The Lovely Eggs play Mono in Glasgow.
Also in the Weej, Japanese rock combo Bo Ningen are at Stereo, but what must be the gig of the week is the double=header at The Great Eastern in Glasgow – Spare Snare and De Rosa. But wait – also on the bill now, Broken Chanter, the new project of Dave out of Kid Canaveral and also featuring Jill O’Sullivan of Sparrow & the Workshop fame.

Which means that the extremely tempting We Are Not Devo at The Hug and Pint may have to wait for another day.

On Saturday, Ded Rabbit, with Brownbear in tow, are at Inverness Tooth and Claw, while another bunch of local heroes, Astrïd, are at Ironworks,

A little to the south, Perth to be precise, and folk legend Richard Thompson plays Perth Concert Hall. And in Edinburgh, one more chance to catch The Lovely Eggs – they’re at The Bongo Club
In Glasgow, Editors are at the Barrowland, Teleman lay Òran Mór, and Jilted John makes a rather improbably comeback, 40 years on, with a show at King Tut’s.
Still in Glasgow, Paul Young is at the O2 Academy while Martin Metcalfe & the Fornicator are at Audio.

Along the road, The Pastels, plus Tracyanne & Danny, are at Paisley’s Spree festival – with a show at the Spiegeltent. At the same venue (not quite sure of the pecking order here), Kraftwerk’s Wolfgang Flür, while as part fo the strand of free shows, Foreignfox, Mt Doubt, Acrylic and Home$lice play a Scottish Fiction showcase at the slightly more intimate Bungalow Bar.

Finally, former Red House Painter Mark Kozelek is in Edinburgh, at Summerhall, while in Glasgow, Kris Drever plays St Andrew’s in the Square, Cardiff rockers Godsticks are at The Garage, and out on the southside, Meursault has a show at the Glad Café.