Evening all… as ever, a quick mail which you’d be best reading on the way to Broadcast in Glasgow… where tonight, Monday Danish punks and Matador Records signings Ice Age will be performing for your delectation.

If you get this on Tuesday, still time get to Oran Mor in Glasgow, for Welsh indie act The Joy Formidable (it’s quite a cosmopolitan guide this week)

Top 10 stars (never thought we’d be saying that when The Greys came out) Frightened Rabbit are out and about in Scotland this week… on Wednesday 27th, they’re at Aberdeen Music Hall

Also on Wednesday 27th, Camera Obscura play Glasgow’s CCA. They’re with special guest Eugene Kelly for a gig in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support & The Beatson Oncology Centre Fund. I’d put money on this being sold out, so quite why I’m telling you I can’t be sure. Good cause though.

And on Thursday 28th, the Frabbits are at the Barras – it’s doubtless sold out, in which case Chemikal Underground’s signings Loch Lomond are at King Tut’s

Also on Thursday, at the Armadillo, decidedly non-Jockrock show – The Jacksons (now, we guess, the Jackson 4) – look out for a review on isthismusic.com, and for now, a preview explaining why you have to go along.

Same night – Glasgow-based band Betatone Distraction, who played at Doune The Rabbit Hole last year, support folk hip hop act Dizraeli & The Small Gods at Glasgow O2 ABC2 on February 28th.

Across the great divide, at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, it’s folk legend Richard Thompson

Spring springs on Fri 1st March, with the decidedly dark and wintry Stranglers at Edinburgh’s HMV Picturehouse. Meanwhile at up the road at the Electric Circus, Linlithgow’s finest doing the closest they’ll get to a hometown show – Penguins Kill Polar Bears.
And not far from there, in an unfortunate clash of shows, Dundee duo Creeping Ivies at Henry’s Cellar.

We have this down as a Friday gig but further investigation is inconclusive – there’s the – MV Festival in Aviemore. This lasts a week, and has comedy as well as Toploader (see what we did there?) and indie sounds including , Finding Albert, Be Like Pablo and Brown Bear & the Bandits among others. Anyway, its in Aviemore, what more could you want – check out the link above.

A rare show in East Kilbride – nearly 10 years since I saw a gig there… The Zips plus local boys, Rat Patrol will be at The Murray Bar, Murray Sq, East Kilbride on Fri 1st March (for a free entry evening of punk rock and pop)
And back in Glasgow, ready for the swine flu epidemic, it’s Clinic – they’re at Stereo.

On Saturday 2nd, what seems like a permanent Scottish tour for Randolph’s Leap takes in Stirling Tolbooth

We’ve mentioned Whatever Gets You Through the Night before – and based around the film is a show at Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy on 2nd March – with Emma Pollock and Wounded Knee playing live

Back down in civilisation, Sigur Ros are at the SECC, while former Minuteman Mike Watt is at Mono, supported by our ‘casual introduction’ band Orphans.

And, poetry of sorts in motion… Chvrches at the Arches (or is that Vrches?)

Too many Saturday shows to take in I fear but very interesting is Horse with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Barras.
Equally interesting, he said quickly… Kid Canaveral are at the Glad Cafe in the leafy Glasgow Southside, doubtless punting their Now That You Are A Dancer album.

Finally, Sunday: The Darkness are at the Barras and Fat Boy Slim at the Arches. what is this, 2001 or something?