A good week of indoor rock to come, followed by some field-based fun for the weekend adventurer.
Firstly, Monday 28th, Glasgow Art School welcomes US cult heroes Parquet Courts.
In Paisley, at the Bungalow (where else?), Southampton rock trioBand of Skulls.
Tuesday night sees new venue The Galvanisers’ Yard follow up their debut show – Optimo’s 20th birthday bash – with another big-name show – this time, Mercury winners The xx.
On Wednesday, neo-folk combo (their words) The Deadly Winters play a hometown show at Edinburgh’s Bier House.
On Thursday in Edinburgh things liven up – London-based Fortuna POP signings Tigercats are at Sneaky Pete’s, and We Came From Wolves warm up for a European tour and the release of forthcoming EP ‘Haunt Me’ with a gig at the Mash House.
In Dunfermline, something of a coup for PJ Molloy’s who have British Sea Power gracing their venue.
A couple of festivals kick off on Friday – Electric Fields is at Drumnalig Castle down Dumfries way, with a two-day lineup including Frightened Rabbit, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Band Of Horses and Dizzee Rascal.
And by way of contrast, the Orkney Rock Festival also kicks off on Friday – with No Sweat, Iron Altar, Fit to Work, Trongate Rum Riots, The King Lot, Forgotten Sons & Electric Mother.
For those who value their footwear, Mark Morriss out of The Bluetones is in Aberdeen, at Cafe Drummond, while fans of an even more vintage, er, vintage, will appreciate the reappearance of the Psychedelic Furs at Glasgow’s O2 ABC
And also in Glasgow, alt.bluesman Dave Arcari plugs his new live album ‘Live at Memorial Hall’ with a (presumably similar) live show, at Broadcast.
On Saturday it’s Midstock in Dalkeith or thereabouts who have quite the lineup – The Skids, Feeder, Showaddywaddy – yes, all the stars…
Somewhat more ‘modern’ are the electro stylings of Outblinker at Edinburgh’s Henry’s.
In Glasgow on Saturday, Americana kings The Wynntown Marshalls play the Hug and Pint to celebrate 10 years in the business (they’re also at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Room the night before, Friday), while jakey-rockers Dumb Instrument are at the Glad Cafe.
More implausibly, the Fun Lovin’ Criminals are Hamilton Park Racecourse (insert donkey joke here)
Sunday 3rd September and it’s Party in the Park in Bathgate – a bunch of local talent at this one including Sianar, the Lewis Hamilton Band, Uncle Red, Patrick Queen, and more including 20 acts on the acoustic stage…
Finally, the artist known as Best Girl Athlete (apart from to her mum, and her dad, who call her Katie Buchan) is at Glasgow’s Hug and Pint.