First gig first… I think we mentioned this last week, but on Tuesday 25th in Aberdeen, at Tunnels, Music Tapes – that’s Julian Koster of Neutral Milk Hotel and Robbie Cucchiaro of The Olivia Tremor Control – join Interesting Music’s line-up of Washington Irving, Autumn Hang & Daemons.
The Papes, as they’re not known, also play on Wednesday 26th in Inverness, at Hootananny with Washington Irving & Abagail Grey. Then to Thursday 27th in Edinburgh, at the Voodoo Rooms with Washington Irving, Panda Su & Duncan Drever

On Wednesday 26, shhh! Sorry, it’s not in Dalkeith library, but rather the Arts Centre, where eagleowl play a low-key and (as ever) low-volume show.

On Thursday 27th in Glasgow, Van der Graaf (Generator?) return to the ABC in Glasgow. Last time they were there it was one for the diehards with a set composed largely of new material. This time, if the rumours are true, it’ll be for the other diehards as the prog legends are supposedly playing ‘A Plague of Lighthousekeepers’ – a 22 or so minute epic from the early 70s, followed by ‘Flight’, another sprawling one-side-of-an-album piece taken from singer Peter Hammill’s solo album A Black Box.

Elsewhere in Glasgow on Thursday, music from another era, though quite which is unclear. The New Piccadillys are at Oran Mor, spreading their own brand of… well, not really sure what to call it. The band stem from The Kaisers, a four-piece in thrall to the sound of Hamburg-era Beatles (i.e. before they became shit). The new act follow this formula but, most famously, on tunes such as this Ramones cover.

Aptly given that Squander Pilots have re-emerged, former member Colin Bailey, now trading under the Drums of Death monicker, comes back home with shows at Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s on Thu 27th, and and Glasgow Saint Jude’s on Fri 28th. Also, Honeyblood are at Glasgow’s Old Hairdressers on Friday 28th.

Glasvegas also resurface this week – on Thu 27th, a show at Aberdeen Garage, before heading homewards via Edinburgh Liquid Room on Fri 28th and Glasgow O2 ABC on Sat 29th.

Also on Saturday, Burt Bacharach ‘reinterprets’ some classic songs at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, while So Many Animal Calls play the same night in the equally salubrious surroundings of the City Cafe.
And on the same night, Mad Nurse are at Henry’s.

The June edition of the Scottish Fiction Presents: Aye Tunes vs. Peenko bloggger triple tag team show has (as part of the West End Festival)
Siobhan Wilson, Julia And The Doogans, and Jo Mango
at at The Roxy 171 again on Saturday 29th.

Finally, at Perth’s Corinna on Saturday, it’s The Creeping Ivies