August is usually a quiet month on the gigging scene, with festivals and the Edinburgh Fringe causing a lack of shows by touring bands.
But this year's Rock N Roll Damnation event, bringing together some of the noisiest bands around over the next week, should shake the cobwebs off the city's venues.
DF Concerts promoter Dave McGeachan is certainly delighted to bringing such talent to the city and beyond.
He said: "This is the first time we have held Rock N Roll Damnation across three cities and we're really excited about having the strongest line up yet in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
"From Paramore at Edinburgh Corn Exchange, which sold out in record time, to some really special, intimate shows by the likes of Enter Shikari and Billy Talent plus the first Scottish show by Social Distortion since they formed in 1978, this promises to be an incredibly special year for the festival".
Here's a look at the four bands who'll be gigging in the city for the rest of August.
SOCIAL DISTORTION, Garage, Wednesday August 22
For 34 years Social Distortion have been punk legends, and securing their first ever Scottish show is a terrific coup for the festival.
Singer Mike Ness remains the only consistent member over the years, but having overcome umpteen problems during the past few decades, the group is in good nick these days, and should deliver a set of tracks now established as classics, including Ball & Chain and Machine Gun Blues, as well as their cracking cover of Ring of Fire.
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, King Tut's, Thursday August 23
Not quite as good as the 1960s comedy-horror film they've pinched their name from, London quintet Fearless Vampire Killers are still a richly entertaining group, and not just for their suitably blood-sucking look.
Earlier this year they released their debut album Militia of the Lost, an ambitious concept record that touched upon Bowie, Queen and Green Day in equal measure.
SAVES THE DAY, King Tut's, Sunday August 26
The long-standing pop-punk act might not be fresh-faced anymore, but they can still batter out plenty of good tunes.
King Tut's is a nicely intimate venue for the group to play, so sweat should be dripping off the walls as they play a host of tracks that confirmed them as godfathers of emo.
They might try the odd new song, following on from 2011's Daybreak record, which was their seventh album in total, but expect many numbers from 2001's seminal Stay Where You Are, too.
KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES. Garage, Wednesday August 29
It's been just over a year since the popular Welsh fivesome released their third album, In Gold Blood, but the pop-puk outfit appear to be feeling nostalgic for their earliest days just now.
They've recently been playing 2008's debut record Smart Casual in full at their gigs, while adding extra B-sides from that era too.
On top of that the quintet recently uploaded a couple of covers of Oasis and Michael Jackson to the internet, which possibly suggests they're rethinking things after In Gold Blood, which was a bigger, less immediate album than their first two.
Perhaps this Garage appearance will offer a taste where they're going next, or merely a chance to revisit the past. Support comes from local rowdy rap-rockers the LaFontaines, who are well worth seeing.
Meanwhile, the rest of Rock N Roll Damnation takes place throughout the rest of Scotland.
Anyone fancying a trip further afield can catch Canadian punk-poppers Billy Talent at the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh on Monday or venture to Aberdeen to see All Time Low there next Wednesday, or in Edinburgh the following evening.
Enter Shikari then play the Liquid Rooms on Monday August 27, but the biggest attraction of all comes next Tuesday, August 21, when Paramore headline the Corn Exchange in the capital.
Hayley Williams and company haven't been seen on these shores for a wee while, and they'll be hopefully be cranking out some new material.
For full details on the Rock N Roll Damnation line-up visit www.rocknrolldamnation.com