It’s August so it must be Edinburgh – so, a quick delve into that area where music meets comedy in the capital.
MJ Hibbett follows up his smash hit show from last year, Dinosaur Planet, with the new one, Moon Horse – at 5pm, an hour-long show running for a fortnight.

And two-hit-wonder John Otway has his regular Fringe slot – in fact, two slots… running from the 7th – 17th, there’s a 3:00 pm show, Otway on Otway (a chat-based, ‘Audience With’-style show) at The Voodoo Rooms, and then, at 7:30pm at The Base Nightclub, Really Free (wjhich is a gig, pretty much).

These are all unmissable, no, really, helped by the fact that they’re part of the Free Fringe.

If comedy’s the theme in Embra, supergroups are the vogue in Glasgow this week. Hairy Area – the We Were Promised Jetpacks / Endor / Sebastian Dangerfield / Lady North side project, play Captain’s Rest on Wednesday 3rd with Paws and, guess whot, Lady North.
Menawhile (yes, same night), at Flat 0/1, newish night Milk has The Mouse That Ate The Cat – Brian Henderson, of The Dykeenies, and Colin Keenan, formerly of Drive-By Argument, sounding like… well, judge for yourselves. They play Gourock’s Cafe Continental on the 4th, Cape in Stirling on the 5th, and then…
on Sunday 7th, at Gig In The Car Park @ Greenside Hotel, Leslie (near Glenrothes). The two-day festival kicks off on the Saturday, and among the 30-odd bands performing over the weekend, are The Draymin, Tango in the Attic, St Deluxe, The Ray Summers, and Ambulances. More here