Right kids, get your skates on… on Tuesday 20thIan Anderson out of Jethro Tull bring his concept album ‘Homo Erraticus’ to the Music Hall in Aberdeen…
In Edinburgh it’s White Denim at Edinburgh’s Caves, and A Band Called Quinn take their Biding Time (Remix) stageshow to Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith Theatre (they’re also at Edinburgh’s Summerhall on Saturday)

On Wednesday, just the one show (on our lists anyway) – but it’s quite a lineup with Alarm Bells (yes, those former Dananaaykroyd types) plus Conquering Animal Sound, and Law at Glasgow’s Flat 0/1.

Thursday 22nd in Glasgow, noisy Japanese types Melt Banana are at Mono. And in Castle Douglas the Knockengorroch festival starts with Coldcut, Neville Staple and Dub Pistols included in the lineup.

Onto Friday and our chums (we like to think) Interesting Music have oddball Texan indiepoppers The Octopus Project, with Iliop and The Kitchen Cynics Drone Trio.

In Glasgow, reggae legend Mad Professor is at the O2 ABC, while Battery Face terrorise the denizens of the Roxy 171. Oh, and in Montrose, MoFest – which this year has headliner royalty in the form of Status Quo.

And The Rezillos are at Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Friday… and on Saturday, a hometown show for them, at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room.
Back in Glasgow, A New International are at Glasgow Poetry Club (google it?) and at Oran Mor, Over The Wall play what is, we presume, their final gig.

On Sunday 25th, in Dundee, singer-songwriter Ed Muirhead is at Redd Suite – roadtesting material from his next album ‘Two Kinds’, and at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree, there’s Swans. While in Edinburgh, So Many Animal Calls, plugging new EP ‘Burden’, at Opium.