The twelve-headed musical juggernaut that is Spare Snare / Randolph’s Leap take the high road to Aberdeen Downstairs on Monday 5th as their tour of the Highlands continues. Following that they’re at the Droothy Cobbler in Elgin on Wednesday 6th, and Inverness Ironworks on Thurs 8th.

Also up that way, Roddy Woomble is at Ullapool’s Ceilidh Place on Monday night. He’s also at Perth’s Inchyra Arts Club on the Wednesday and Woodend Barn in Banchory on Thursday before arriving in Glasgow at Oran Mor on Friday and Sunday)

Also in further-flung parts (well, for us if not you) Douglas Macgregor punts new album ‘The Stillness Dancing’ at Inverness Market Bar. He’s also at Glasgow’s Gald Cafe on Wednesday and in Dumfries, at The Stove, on Friday,

On Tuesday, closer to civilisation, We Were Promsed Jetpacks play La Belle Angele in Edinburgh on Tuesday – same night as Teenage Fanclub, in some sort of ancient/modern battle (or a scheduliing disaster) are at the Liquid Room. And in Glasgow, Animal Collective are at the O2 ABC.
The View play Montrose Town Hall on Thursday, while at Mono in Glasgow, Teen Canteen.

Withered Hand is at Tunnels on Saturday night. In Glasgow, Bis celebrate ’25 Years of Sleaze’ – the first in a series of shows that, yes, commemorate Nice’n’Sleazy’s quarter-century. Support comes from FallopĂ© & The Tubes, and Bratakus. And another slightly unfortunate fixture clash sees The Wedding Persent plug new album ‘Going Going’ at the Art School.