As you are – gird your loins and rest your ears for the first few days this week.
Then you’ll be prepared for a bit of an onslaught, which includes Jeff Lynne’s ELO, who play The SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Wednesday night

Also on Wednesday 28th, Willy Mason is at the Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore.

Or, delight in the raps of The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpios Furious 5, at Stramash in Edinburgh.

And on the same night, The Skids play what I assume is an ‘intimate’ show at Fire Station Creative in their hometown of Dunfermline, UK

Theyre also at Montrose Town Hall the following night i.e. Thursday.

And at Stereo in Glasgow on Thursday, Adam Stafford.

On Friday, a considerably larger gig for The Skids, back where the reformation all began – revisting The Glen Pavilion in Dunfermline, where they played a T in the Park warm-up show in 2007.

In Aberdeen on Friday, the very busy The Little Kicks are at Parx Cafe, Aberdeen.

On Friday 30th Adam Stafford has another in his clutch of gigs to promote his new album ‘Reverse Drift’ including one at Rio Community Centre in Newport-on-Tay. He’s in Edinburgh at the following night at Leith Depot.

Coincintally, his old mucker in Y’All Is Fantasy Island, Robbie Lesiuk, plays Mitchell’s Deli in St. Andrews on Saturday.

In Glasgow in Friday, something of a gig-frenzy – prog-funk troubadours The Blimp get together for one shows only (they say) at McChuill’s to plug their new retrospective album.
On the southside, Siobhan Wilson is at the Glad Café, while Dundonian noisemongers (like cheesemongers except with guitars) Fat Goth rock The Hug and Pint.
And a periodic return for cheery chappies Dumb Instrument who are at Duke’s Bar.

Also on Saturday, just like The Skids (but younger and less famous), Foreignfox have a Dunfermline hometown show as well, at P.J. Molloy’s.

Up the coast a little, Dave Arcari plays Clark’s on Lindsay St in Dundee.

And on Sunday (July 2nd) Ed Muirhead is in his own city, for a show at Dukes Corner, Dundee.

Meanwhile, and possibly basking in the success of his SAY Award from the previous Wednesday, The Pictish Trail has a show at the Barras Art & Design Centre in Glasgow.