I’m not sure what it is about January, maybe we need weekdays to recharge following the shock of a return to work. Whatever, it’s all about the weekend, again.

Well, Thursday. At Platform in Glasgow The Pictish Trail kicks off a round-Scotland tour, with a Celtic Connections show. Alongside him, Jo Mango, Rachel Sermanni, RM Hubbert and Louis Abbott. That’s at PLatform in Easterhouse. Then he’s off, but with James Yorkston and Withered Hand, to Aberdeen Lemon Tree on Friday and Edinburgh’s Summerhall on Saturday night.

Back to Friday, Massive Attack are at Glasgow’s O2 ABC (and the following night too) while reggae legend Little Roy – famed for his ‘version’ of Nirvana’s Nevermind’ – is at the Rum Shack (out on he south side, on Pollockshaws Road). Another Celtic Connections show to note, of Senegalese musician Baba Maal, at the Concert Hall.

And more evidence of how eclectic (and busy) the gig scene can be, The Hector Collectors, GUMS! and The Just Joans are at the Old Hairdressers on Friday. The first time, we’re told, that these three Motherwell bands have appeared on the same bill.

On Saturday, you have the choice of Found at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Room, Kathryn Joseph at Pilrig St Paul’s Church – she’s also at Mackintosh Church in Glasgow on Sunday).

However, Gig of the night week year decade (etc) is surely in Dundee at Beat Generator on Saturday. The returning De Rosa launch third album ‘Weem’. And as if that wasn’t enough, they have is this music?’s Album of the Year makers Stoor in support, along with Supermoon (formerly Meursault, of course).