The gig guide is filling up nicely this week, largely thanks to Penguins Kill Polar Bears and Farewell Singapore, who are touring Scotland and taking in some of those hard-to-reach, easy-to-forget outposts on the live music scene.

Monday 15th April – Inverness, Market Bar
Tuesday 16th April – St Andrews, Rascals
Wednesday 17th April – Glasgow, Broadcast – this one in conjunction with the Ravechild blog, and it has Harry George Johns, (ex Dinosaur Pileup). Free entry as well, apparently.
Thursday 18th April – Linlithgow, St Johns (the town’s first ‘proper’ gig in 20 years by our reckoning, in a church hall up Union Road)
Friday 19th April – Dundee, Non Zeros
Saturday 20th April – Elgin, Flanagans
Sunday 21st April – Aberdeen, Cellar 35

ON Wednesday night, at Mono in Glasgow, Pere Ubu return to Scotland for the first time in 20-odd years (probably). Support comes from Variety Lights, new project from former Mercury Rev frontman David Baker.
Thursday sees Enter Shikari (no Shakira) at Aberdeen’s Garage… and Anderson, McGinty Webster Sue Grabbit and Run (is this right? Ed), at the Tunnels. In Glasgow, Edwyn Collins punts his new album, with a gig at Glasgow’s O2 ABC.

Rewinding slightly – Thomas Truax is in Glasgow at the Spangled Cabaret at the Flying Duck on Friday 19th.. and then, on the Sunday, in Edinburgh at Henry’s (a replacement show for a previously canceled gig.

Friday’s all about Glasgow – And So I Watch You From Afar re at the ABC, Hadouken! at the Arches, and better still, Flutes at the Glad Cafe.
They also play Penecuik Library on Saturday afternoon… so you should be done by teatime and able to catch local lads Plastic Animals at Summerhall

On Sunday, at Tchai Ovna, Otago Lane, Glasgow, an acoustic Doune The Rabbit Hole Presents… show – Stanley Brinks (ex Herman Dune) and Freschard plus Randolph’s Leap (solo) & Mike Hastings (doors 6pm)

And back in the capital, 70s goth punk schlock horror legend Lene ‘Lucky Number’ Lovich is at the Voodoo Room.