A swift trawl through the Tuesday night shows – Casual Sex at Mono in Glasgow, and Algernon Doll along the road at Bloc… and in Aberdeen, Bombay Bicycle Club at the Music Hall.
But to Wednesday when gig of the week must be reggae legends Dillinger and Yellowman on Wednesday in a double-header at Glasgow’s O2 ABC. Backed by the similarly legendary Sagittarius Band, the two veterans embark on a rare journey to the UK. So, expect all The Hits – ‘Woody Woodpecker’ and ‘Cocaine In My Brain’ from the former while the albino toaster will hopefully delve into his back catalogue and come up with ‘Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt’ and ‘Zungguzungguguzungguzeng’
And, if time permits, across the road at Nice n Sleazy’s, Bdy_Prts make their live debut (er, I think, if you don’t count their tune at the Grand Gestures’ CCA show). Anyway… they’re Jill O’Sullivan of Sparrow & the Workshop and Jenny Reeve (of The Moth and the Mirror, and previously, Arab Strap).
Inverness is a bit light on gigs at the moment, but on Thursday 6th, Dumfries folkie Emily Smith plays the Eden Court Theatre
The ever-busy Kid Canaveral play Aberdeen Tunnels on Friday 7 and the following night, Dundee Beat Generator.
There’s a rare show in Dumfries on Saturday – local ska-punkers The Hostiles at The Venue
And on Saturday in Glasgow, Chvrches continue their ascent up the gig ladder, playing the Barras. Which possibly trumps the return of old stagers Maximo Park, who are at the O2 Academy
Through in the east, Mogwai play a contrasting show to their most recent hometown gig at the Barras, as they’re at the Usher Hall. Wonder if they’ll take the seats out?
Lower key is Edinburgh’s other top show for Saturday – The Ramonas are at the Citrus Club (and yes, for the uninitiated, they are an all-female Ramones tribute act!)
FInally, in Dunfermline, what you might call an ‘intimate setting’ for former 80s chart act The Alarm, as they play PJ Molloys.