Tuesdays are the new Mondays, dontcha know – so, yes, this regular roundup missed out on advising you to go see Depeche Mode because, er, I was at Depeche Mode. As you can see.

So instead, skates no and head for Glasgow’s Bloc on Tuesday as a future electro heroes (possibly), Mistake Pageant are there.

On Wednesday (13th) at Glasgow’s O2 Academy, well well well, a nother electronic legend – it’s Gary Numan.

And on Wednesday in Aberdeen – at the refurbished Lemon Tree to be exact – it’s spotty-shirted post-psych troubadour Robyn Hitchcock

And, also on Wednesday, at Broadcast in Glasgow, another ‘RaveChild presents’ show with Kins, Donald Macdonald (and the Islands), and Tetra. Ooh, free entry.

While on Wednesday in Edinburgh – at Sneaky Pete’s – and punting new(ish) Picture of Health EP, Campfires In Winter

On Friday, this is quite exciting, but also quite likely sold out – at the Queen’s Hall in Embra, They Might Be Giants, hopefully proving that they’re not just about ‘Birdhouse in Your Soul’.

On Saturday, at Aberdeen’s Peacock’s Visual Arts, one of Comets and Cartwheels‘ more intriguing signings, Quickbeam

And by way of contrast, in Dundee at the Caird Hall – IITTT’S SLADE! (sorry, Noddy’s not with them).

Finally, to Sunday, to Bannermans, a suitably cave-like setting for original goths The March Violets. Still got a copy of ‘Snake Dance’ somewhere…