A worthwhile and decent show at Stereo in Glasgow on Wednesday 5th sees an appeal for Red Cross East Africa Food Crisis, with Mungos Hi Fi, Hidden Orchestra, Captain Slackship’s Mezzanine Allstars & Banda. It’s £10 a ticket. A nice touch is that if you can’t make it but would like to contribute anyway you’ll be entered into the raffle, which has some decent prizes including signed Biffy stuff as well as jewelry, Rio Cafe diner/drinks voucher, and snowboarding and samba drumming lessons (!). (No, not at the same time).

In Edinburgh, on the same Wednesday night, Mancunian Fat Cat signings Mazes play Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s

And Scots Fat Catters We Were Promised Jetpacks play the Edinburgh Liquid Room Thursday 6th, with Three Blind Wolves and Sebastian Dangerfield – that’s their album launch, of course.

OnAidan Moffat & Bill Wells with The Magick Circle are at Paisley Arts Centre, on Friday 7th.

Also on Friday, iliketrains labelmates Juffage are at The Tunnels in Aberdeen, with guests esperi

On Satueday 8th, former Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys , plus Y Niwl ,are at the Edinburgh Bongo Club

And back in the capital, Martin John Henry plays Glasgow’s Stereo on Saturday 8th as the launch of his debut solo album. The former De Rosa frontman has Adam Stafford and The Seventeenth Century