We’re well and truly into festival season now, but first, a rare appearance by glitchcore folktronica whirlwind Frog Pocket – at Glasgow’s Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre (in the Trongate).
Then, let the rain commence. Mugstock runs for three days, Fri – Sun, at Mugdock Park near Milngavie. Dodgy, Broken Records, Kid Canaveral, How To Swim, Poor Things, Vasa, Scunner…
It’s a complete contrast in Linlithgow on Saturday / Sunday – Party At The Palace has Chic’s Nile Rodgers headlining, with Travis, former Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie, Horse, Nina Nesbitt and Jamie and Shoony among others playing in the shadow of the town’s steepled landmark.
Also this weekend is the Belladrum Tartan Heart festival with the Manics, Kaiser Chiefs and The Proclaimers – it’s long since sold out, so check you have a ticket before traveling.
Forecast for the weekend isn’t that bad (it’s all relative admittedly) but remaining indoors if you’re in Penicuik would seem sensible, as the Town Hall has Lost Map’s Howlin’ Fringe, with Randolph’s Leap, Tuff Love, Rozi Plain, Kid Canaveral plus, inevitably, The Pictish Trail.
Some, let’s face it, lesser gigs to mention (well, there’s only one or two bands per bill, so…) – Pronto Mama are at The Stove in Dumfries on Saturday. Oh, in Edinburgh, The Deadly Winters are at Inverleith Park – playing a show we presume, though they might just be picnicking. And Woodenbox are at the Electric Circus
Stepping outside again on Sunday at Kelvingrove Bandstand in Glasgow’s leafy West End, has We Were Promised Jetpacks as part of the Magners Summer Nights series.