American Music Club Mark Eitzel and his band guarantee to delight us with more of their wry, but heartwarming Americana love songs. Stereo, Glasgow, Fri 5 Sep. (Rock & Pop).
Silver Apples Original purveyors of psych-electronica who have been blowing minds for decades and inspiring the likes of Suicide, Stereolab, Tortoise and Portishead along the way. Stereo, Glasgow, Sat 7 Sep. (Rock & Pop).
Meshuggah Sweden’s much celebrated masters of metal show why they’re still technically miles ahead of the pack with their intensely inventive, wildly complex ‘calculus rock’. Garage, Glasgow, Mon 8 Sep. (Rock & Pop)
Calexico This Arizona sextet take the notion of Americana far beyond it’s country origins and into more ingenious, breathtaking Arizona-Mex landscapes. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Thu 11 Sep. (Rock & Pop)
Stray Cats Brian Seltzer and his genius rockabilly powerhouse bid farewell on this, their final ever tour. He played a gig for the Queen once you know. Carling Academy, Glasgow, Fri 12 Sep. (Rock & Pop)
Idlewild First chance to see how the capital’s newest venue shapes up with suitably local, loud and genial hosts. Picture House, Edinburgh, Sat 13 Sep. (Rock & Pop)
Islay Jazz Festival Get on the boat and get over to the island for a weekend of fresh new collaborations, very special guests and the cream of Scottish jazz fraternity. See preview. Various venues, Islay, Fri 12-Sun 14 Sep. (Jazz)
A high quality artistic programme that brings Scottish and international musicians together in the unique location of Islay. The festival features a taste of Islay, so watch out for hand-dived scallops, crabs, chocolates, homebaking and of course, Lagavulin.