Right you lot – an early gig of the week post this week, entirtely to alert you to the fact that recently-reformed psychedelic/drone rock legends Loop are in town (Glasgow) – at SWG3 on Monday.

Onto Tuesday, and the only place to be is Glasgow School of Art. Too soon to call them the hottest act in town, but the Phantom Band are around, to punt their new, third album ‘Strange Friend’. (Not heard it yet, am sure it’s great).

Wednesday. Aberdeen. Must be time for Dundonian indie scamps The View, who are at the Lemon Tree (they will pick this up and run with it, at Edinburgh’s Pleasance on Thursday, and Friday and Saturday sees them play Glasgow’s Oran Mor).

Two very interesting items on Thursday night, however. In Aberdeen rock legends (and Fudge Fanzine acolytes) Deadloss Superstar are… well, I’d kind of assumed that hey were in hibernation at the very least but seems they have been gigging in their hometown recently. Which is where they are on Thursday – at Downstairs.

And in Glasgow, in the Sharmanka art gallery (me neither), a trio so improv they don’t even seem to have a name… but featuring Dawson guitarist Jer Reid, alongside jazz drummer Stu Brown and harpist Catriona McKay. (some) details here

On Friday – it’s The Phantom Band again, this time in Aberdeen at Tunnels. And this time it’s am Interesting Music Promotion and they have Adam Stafford as support.
Dundee’s only (listed) show this week is courtesy of the Holy Ghosts at the Doghouse.
And Edinburghers are spoiled for choice with a mammoth TWO shows – Armellodie recording artistes The Hazey Janes launch new album ‘Language of Faint Theory’ at the Queen’s Hall…
while Ladykiller Caterpillar are at Henry’s (non-jazz) Cellar.

And in Glasgow on Friday, returned from a Morrissey-baiting tour with We Are Scientists – Paws.

Finally, the weekend. On Friday, home grown original punks The Zips will be at The Granary in Kilmarnock, with The Dugz
In Edinburgh Paws are at the Wee Red Bar, rather competing for an audience with Miniature Dinosaurs – they’re at are at the Electric Circus
Oh, there’s also the Meadows Festival on Saturday afternoon. Spoiled for choice!

And in Glasgow, former Crass man Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life are at Stereo.

The Nectarine No. 9 are working with the Chemikal Underground-driven East End Social at Rutherglen Town Hall, along with other legendary Glasgow record label Creeping Bent and promoters We Can Still Picnic… anyway, the band are celebrating 100 years of debut Postcard release St Jack. Also on the bill, Casual Sex.

And back in Glasgow city centre, down at The River (the new name for the building known as the Barfly) an eight-band bill including Grahame Skinner (formerly of Hipsway) and A New International (previously The Starlets) as well as The Wellgreen (no previous aliases as far as we know). There’s also a trio of acts from this year’s acoustic stage at the Wickerman festival.

Finally, to Sunday, and Edinburgh (again? you’d think it was festival season!). In Reekie, Algernon Doll are (is) at Sneaky Pete’s