The week starts here – well, in musical terms, on Wednesday 10th. Spook School are at Cabaret Voltaire in Edinburgh, and there are a further two clashes with Baby Strange at the Electric Circus, while Red Kites play Sneaky Pete’s.

On Wednesday, and presumably the last chance to see him solo for a wee while what with Idlewild’s reformation in the offing, Roddy Woombleis at Oran Mor in GLasgow.

Thurs 11th sees The Twilight Sad hit Aberdeen for a show at the Lemon Tree, and back in Glasgow, Bronto Skylift launch an album, the Jamie Savage-produced ‘Date with a Ghoul‘ at Nice n Sleazy with support from Felix Championand Sharptooth.

And another show well worth catching on Thursday, Honeyblood at Stirling’s Tollbooth.

Not often we mention a show in Oban, but Dougie Maclean – a man much in demand this week and perhaps next – is at the Corran Halls
Back in Glasgow, Skinny Dipper launch their debut EP at Stereo, while down the coast, Model Aereoplanes play Irvine’s Harbour Arts

To a busy Saturday night – Col Mustard and the Dijon Five are at the Barfly (hmm, might want to check it’s not 2004) while Honeyblood play the CCA, and TeenCanteen are at Broadcast. Away from God’s Own City, Ladykiller Caterpillar are at Buskers in Dundee. Across in Fife, former Seahorse Chris Helme is at Dunfermline’s PJ Molloys and in Edinburgh, Woodenbox play the Teviot Underground.
Oh, in Inverness, The Twilight Sad show is off, apparently, but there’s always Penfold at the Eagle Bar.

And on Sunday 14th, we’re back where we started with everything happening at the same time in Embra. David Thomas Broughton is at the Electric Circus, while Ladykiller Caterpillar play Henry’s. But the biggest show of the weekend is probably at the Usher Hall, where Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand and Frightened Rabbit (and many more!!!) play the Yes Scotland gig at the Usher Hall.