As ever, a few shows to get through and if you get your skates on you can catch Joan As Policewoman at Oran Mor in Glasgow on Monday…

Also on Monday, Spook School are at Sneaky Pete’s – and they play at Glasgow’s Roxy 171 the following night as well.

A double-header of Inuit and Bianca takes in several Scottish venues as the pair promote the former’s new single ‘Don’t Forget You’re Here Forever’, on the Good Grief label
Monday 28th at Aberdeen’s Cellar 35; Tue 29th at Inverness Market Bar. On Wed 30th they’re at Edinburgh, Opium, w/ We Came From The North, and on 1st May the two head to Glasgow, for Goop Shop @ Bar Bloc.

Wednesday sees Campfires In Winter gear up to plug their new EP, with a set at Bloc in Glasgow

The Last Battle are ay the Roxy 171 on Thursday – and in Edinburgh at the Liquid Room on Friday

In Dunfermline Ladykiller Caterpillar are at PJ Molloy’s on Thursday, while Edinburgh hosts ‘hotly-tipped’ newcomers Poor Things, who are at Sneaky Pete’s

We’ll never tire of referring to Paul Tierney as “formerly of Odeon Beat Club” but anyone going to the Lonely Tourist show at the The Cafe Continental in Gourock on 1st May will already know that this is the new guise of the now Bristol-based singer-songwriter.

Dundee indie types Copper Lungs are touring the UK at present – and they visit Glasgow’s Nice ‘n’ Sleazy on May 1st, support coming from We Were Hunted. They’re plugging single ‘How Long?

American synth virtuoso Umberto (Matt Hill to his friends) is in Scotland for a couple of dates. he first is on Thursday at Edinburgh’s The Banshee Labyrinth… and also has the added bonus of Pat McGarvey from bluegrass troupe The Southern Tenant Folk Union doing electronic versions of his band’s tunes, which is nothing if not intriguing.
Umberto also plays in Glasgow at Nice’n’Sleazy the following night, Friday.

Bit of a clash on Friday night – 80s folkie Martin Stephenson is at Oran Mor, while 80s popster Colin Vearncombe – aka Black – is at the CCA.
And Friday in Aberdeen means Algernon Doll who is Downstairs (literally, I suspect).

And Saturday has De La Soul at the Arches while another (even more) vintage act is at Edinburgh’s Citrus Club – The UK Subs (featuring septuagenarian hairdresser Charlie Harper)

Finally, in the ‘too numerous to mention’ section for the weekend, it’s festival season – you’ll already know about these I’m sure… Brew at the BogStag and DaggerThe Big Beach Ball… and the Riverside Festival / Electric Frog. Enjoy!