Loud beats on the bill to help a good cause
Consider Philanthrobeats a far less annoying version of the dancing, umbrella waving, waterproof-clad charity muggers that impede your progress up Buchanan Street every day.
April's launch party raised more than £700 for Amnesty International, a figure they're hoping to surpass as they invite Glaswegian DJ Floyd to curate tonight's line-up.
Headliners Chungo Bungo will be familiar to reggae and dancehall fans as the biggest local exponents of Caribbean sounds since... well, there haven't really been any.
Their loud combination of reggae, dub, dancehall and dubstep is sure to rattle a few ribcages, much the same as the bassy electronica unleashed by Boom Monk Ben. Floyd herself appears back to back with NoFace, after the freestyle hip-hop of Denney & Fortywinks.
This time proceeds go to Once Upon A Smile, which helps support the families of those suffering from long-term or terminal illnesses.
Tomorrow night sees Detroit-based artist Jimmy Edgar bring his sleazy, funk-driven electronica to the Chambre.
l Philanthrobeats 2, Chambre 69, tonight, 11pm-3am, £4.
l Jimmy Edgar, Chambre 69, tomorrow, 11pm-3am, £8.
Fun at the Arches
Just a couple of years ago Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky was in school, learning to rap and dealing drugs.
Now he's signed to RCA Records, touring with Drake and is on the cover of fashion magazines across the world.
Following his gig at The Arches on Saturday, which should itself be as raucous as you'd expect from a hip-hop megastar, Brooklyn's Theophilius London brings his alternative hipster-hop – a genre making waves across the Atlantic.
He's joined by The Blessings, a Glasgow duo heavy on the ethereal, glitchy samples and smooth R&B synths.
l A$AP Rocky Aftershow feat. Theophilius London and The Blessings, The Arches, Saturday, 11pm-3am, £4/£7.
THE ongoing dilution of T in the Park's musical credibility makes RockNess' reliably bass-heavy line-up the most tantalising festival prospect in Scotland this summer.
While Balado's bash is bigger in scale, the presence on the Main Stage of Olly Murs, Jessie J or James Morrison is surely enough to make any music lover balk.
Up by Loch Ness things are looking much less grim.
Headliners Biffy Clyro, Deadmau5 and Mumford and Sons are sure to draw huge crowds but the finer moments are to be found in the smaller arenas.
British techno's elder statesman Dave Clarke's Friday night set in the Soma tent, Gesaffelstein and Justice destroying the Goldenvoice Arena on Saturday and Errors and Jeff Mills in the Clash Arena are all potential highlights, and all are away from the action's epicentre.
Admiral Fallow's wistful indie folk, The Rapture's groove-laden New York punk funk and Friendly Fires' spectacular indie-disco all merit trips to the picturesque Main Stage.
l RockNess, Loch Ness, Dores, Friday-Sunday, from £149.