So… we always take some perverse pleasure in telling you about a show you can’t actually go to. This one isn’t happening in 5 minutes or anything, no, it’s tomorrow (Tuesday), the 28th.

But Interesting Music have, they reckon (and who are we to doubt them) reached the quarter-millennium mark (is that right?) – anyway, their 250th gig. By way of celebration they have a pretty stellar lineup – King Creosote and Found. It’s at The Blue Lamp, and it sold out 6 hours after tickets went on sale. Still, now they’ve made the big time, maybe you’ll find a tracksuit-clad tout outside the venue.

Shearwater – a Texan act containing former members of Okkervil River -are in Glasgow, they play at Broadcast on Sauchiehall Street, on Tuesday.

Sparrow & the Workshop, fresh from their Children in Need (radio) performance, play Glasgow at Nice’n’ Sleazys on Wed.
Same night, Make Sparks hit Aberdeen for a show at the Tunnels.
And in Dundee, Wells and Moffat are at the DCA – a Cry Parrot show, it also features RM Hubbert along with readings by Scottish author Gordon Legge at this what is a special event for Book Week Scotland. More here.

And on Thursday, it’s Make Sparks again – at Zoo in Perth
And White Heath are in Edinburgh, at the Cabaret Voltaire, on Fri 30th
irish veteran rockers Therapy? are at Glasgow’s Garage, also on Fri 30th.
For one night only, Haddington is Rock City when Fatherson play at Front Room – it could well be someone’s front room, though it says “John Gray Centre” – it’s an acoustic show,apparently promoted by Lamphouse Music.
Netsounds Unsigned Takeover of Mad Hatters in Inverness enters its 4th occupation of the venue – on Friday 30th November it’s The Mouse That Ate The Cat plus Kobi Onyame and local electro types The LED.

Busy night on Saturday. Keeping the spirit of the September festival alive but with rather less surface water (we hope), Doune The Rabbit Hole Presents… Gallon Drunk, Jacob Yates & The Pearly Gates Lock Pickers, and Kochka (one of the choice picks from this year’s lineup in Carron Valley. They’re all under one roof at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy.
Anti-folk-hero Lach plays at what’s become his spiritual home it seems, Henry’s Cellar in Edinburgh on Saturday.
And on Saturday, previously announced Shhhh minifest boasts the likes of Meursault, Gravenhurst, Emma Pollock, Laura J Martin and Craig B plus 8 other top names. The oh-so-quiet gig is at Glasgow’s Platform venue in Easterhouse, an all-day show starting around 3pm, with buses as ever from the city Centre (at Mono).

Onto Sunday, and We Are The Physics play their new album, Your Friend, The Atom, in full at a one-off gig in Glasgow on Sunday 1st December – it’s at Maggie May’s along with Paris To Prison and The Rockalls.
Finally, up the road a little, Fat Goth are at what seems like another new venue (or a misprint) – they play a hometown show in Dundee Non-Zeros on Sunday.