As ever, your early evening call – get your skates on, polish your dancing trousers, and hop on a fast jetpack from your (inevitable) central belkt abode.

Rachel Sermanni is at Perth Theatre (Red Rooms) tonight (Monday). Alternatively, (very much so) Dillinger Escape Plan are at Aberdeen’s Garage. And if you’ve not had enough festivval atmosphere the Texan shit-stirrers are in Glasgow, at that city’s Garage, on Tuesday 5th.
Same night, same city but the rather more sedate electronica of Remember Remember – at the CCA Glasgow.

Step back to, er, now… Public Service Broadcasting bring their mix of uber-modern electro and old films to shows inc Monday 4th at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree, on the 5th at Glasgow’s Oran Mor, and at Edinburgh’s Picturehouse on the 6th.

And that’s it until a right old flurry of shows at the weekend – ok, if your weekend starts on Thursday, and I’m sure that old hippies begin around Thursday night. So, a night of space prog with Hawkwind at the O2 ABC should go down nicely.

Also on Thursday, 80s electronic chart act Blancmange are in the unlikely (i.e. cramped) surroundings of Glasgow’s Broadcast. Must be a fanclub show or something. Or a different Blancmange.

And on Friday, Glasgow venue Stereo celebrates its 6th birthday with a massive gig on Friday – running until 3am the lineup reads thus: The Yawns / Muscles Of Joy / Ghana Sounds / Cosmic / Afrodeesia / Figs In Wigs / The Modern Institute / Duncan Harvey / Naked / Jr Mcneill / Fielding Hope / Fucking Unlimited / Julia Scott / Flore De Hoog
And it’s free!

Also in Glasgow on Friday it all gets a big loud when Vasa play at the 13th Note. And then, calm descends, as Mount Kimbie are at SWG3 the same evening.

Pere Ubu make what seems to be another regular trip north of the border as they plug a single ‘414 Seconds’ taken from current album Lady From Shanghai. They’re at Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms on Friday 8th, and the following night, Saturday 9, at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree

Alasdair Roberts is at Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen on Friday 8th

Also on Friday in Edinburgh, and I / you really need to check the details here… Blood Relatives are at the National Museum of Scotland.

And on Saturday at Aberdeen’s Cafe Drummond The Birthday Suit plug new single ‘A Bigger World’

In Dundee on Friday 8th former Felson Dean Owens is at Caffe Borsa
The following night i.e. Saturday 9th, original (i.e. ancient punks The Vibrators are at Beat Generator)

On Saturday evening, The Second Hand Marching Band launch a new single, ‘We Will Convince You’ at Shawlands’ Glad Cafe. The Just Joans are on the boll, as are Ex-Teens, featuring former members of Dananananaykroyd and Pentothal / The Boy Cartographer.

Finally, after that flurry of action, Savages round off the week with a set at Glasgow’s Classic Grand on Sunday.