Good news and bad news in the world of gig this week… the good news comes to anyone in Glasgow as that’s where the bulk of the live music takes place.

In fact, Edinburghers are blessed with a show by Hamish Hawk, but it is on Monday 23rd May, at the Caves, and kicking off not long after you’ve read this.

Glasgow Monday shows aplenty too – Beach House have reached the heady heights of headlining the Barrowland, Bear’s Den forego a show at Baljaffray Parish Church and opt for the larger but less choice of venue in the O2 Academy.

Black Country, New Road are at King Tut’s (which seems like quite an intimate setting for them). And in Aberdeen, Erasure play P&J Live.

It’s all about Glasgow on Tuesday, with George Clinton bringing the funk to the O2 Academy while Cheshire indie combo The Luka State play the first of a string of Scottish shows, at King Tut’s

And band of brothers, The Family Rain, have a show at The Hug and Pint.

The Luka State head for Aberdeen on Wednesday 23rd, to Cafe Drummond, to be precise, while back in Glasgow, Kim Gordon‘s at The Classic Grand. At Stereo, and unveiling some new material, Brownbear.

Former Bible frontman Boo Hewerdine has a show at Glasgow’s Cottiers Theatre on Thursday 26th, while in Edinburgh, Brownbear play The Mash House.

Friday 27th sees Fatherson head north for a set at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, while on the same night, Brownbear are at Cafe Drummond. And a busy night in the city also sees Edinburgh metallers Tiberius appear at Krakatoa

Also on Friday, The Lovely Eggs have a show at Stereo in Glasgow, while The Flaming Lips are in the somewhat larger surroundings of the Barrowland. And further afield, Paolo Nutini plays the first of two nights at Oban’s Corran Halls, while in Perth, at the Concert Hall, it’s Twin Atlantic.

There’s a bit fo a gig clash in Edinburgh on Friday – Stephen McLaren launches his album ‘They Don’t Put Any Money In Your Pocket, Son’, at the Outhouse in Edinburgh (there’s also a Glasgow show the following Thursday).

However, on the same night, Friday 25th, and gig of the week as far as we’re concerned, sees ballboy play a full band show at Leith Biscuit Factory – it’s a fundraiser for Sepsis Research, and Adam Ross out of Randolph’s Leap also on the bill. Tickets available here.

On Saturday 26th, The Lovely Eggs return to Edinburgh for their first show in the city since the Bongo Club a couple of years ago.
In Glasgow, Alice Cooper is at the Hydro, and Fatherson play the Barrowland,

Finally, Sunday night, and we’re back to a very Weegie-focused set of shows – the Pet Shop Boys play the Hydro, former Green on Red man Chuck Prophet is at the Glee Club, and VanIves have a show at Oran Mor.