It seems weirdly quiet this week. No, it’s not that Edinburgh City Council have banned all music (still a matter of time though) but the city’s Festival is over. Plus, the actual, in-a-muddy-field events are less common, at least for now…

But wait! The Orkney Rock Festival takes place this Friday – Sunday, with loads of free shows around Kirkwall.

Closer to (my) home, on Tuesday, the Jesus and Mary Chain are at Glasgow’s O2 ABC, for two nights.

On Thursday Californian punks SWMRS are at the Electric Circus. Same night, classical crossover composer Matthew Whiteside is at Dunfermline Abbey. In Glasgow, veterans The Jayhawks play Glasgow Art School, folk legend Dick Gaughan is at Cottiers and Glasgow-based Polish electronic artist Ela Orleans has a show at Stereo.

Edinburgh awakes from its slumber for the weekend, as Friday night sees Mt. Doubt play Henrys Cellar Bar. The Barenaked Ladies are at Glasgow’s O2 ABC and We Are Scientists are in the intimate settings of King Tut’s.

Bathgate Music Festival takes place this week, and on Saturday, an all-day event which includes Hector Bizerk, Oceans, Sinderins and Model Aeroplanes.
Saturday seems to have one show in Glasgow, and it’s Vladimir at King Tut’s.
And Spare Snare and Randolph’s Leap set off on a double-header tour of the Highlands – the fun starts on Saturday at Aviemore’s Old Bridge Inn, before they hit the Crofter’s Rest in Arsaig the following night.

And so to Sunday. Adam Holmes and the Embers punt recent-ish long-player ‘Brighter Still,’ at Edinburgh’s Traverse. Finally, in Glasgow, the splendidly-named St John’s Ambience play King Tut’s.