First up, get yourselves to Reekie, as American folkie Willy Mason is at The Voodoo Rooms.
Or, catch the last of Kathryn Joseph‘s theatre gigs with Cryptic, at the Horsecross in Perth
Tuesday sees We Are The Physics reincarnated (partly) as Slime City and bringing their ‘Same Genes’ single to Broadcast in Glasgow.
On Wednesday 19th, Edinburgh R&B combo The Blueswater are at in Glasgow, at The Hug and Pint.
Thursday offers a bit of an Americana double bill – former Green on Red mainman Chuck Prophet is alongside Jesse Malin (well, can’t swear they’re literally on stage together, but anyway, they’re both at Cottiers Theatre in Glasgow’s swinging West End.
Or, a rather intimate (read probably packed) gig at The Hug and Pint, as Mull Historical Society plug new album ‘Wakelines’.
In Aberdeen, True North Festival kicks off – it runs from Thursday to SUnday 23rd, and on the opening night, Man of Moon, Solareye, and Zoe Graham play The Lemon Tree
Friday has Biffy Clyro at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, while we welcome Crawfordjohn to the gig calendar (no, me neither). Gaelic rockers Mànran are playing in their imaginatively-named Public Hall
Friday night also has Derbyshire electronic trio Haiku Salut are at The Great Eastern in Glasgow while The Blueswater play Tower Digital Arts in Helensburgh.
In Glasgow on Friday, Savage Mansion, Happy Spendy, and Joyce Delaneyare are at Nice N Sleazy, while it’s another up close and personal show for Colin Macintyre, as he’s (well, Mull Historical Society) are at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar in Edinburgh, UK
Also in Edinburgh. a welcome return for Book Group, at Sneaky Pete’s.
On Saturday in Aberdeen, another True North show with Altered Sky, who are at Krakatoa, while Savage Mansion, Happy Spendy and Min Diesel play The Cellar.
In Glasgow, it’s Basement Jaxx who are at SWG3 and Dave Arcari, along with Have Mercy Las Vegas, are at the Winnock Hotel, in Drymen.
In Inverness, Shaun Ryder is at Ironworks (not too sure if he’s playing records, or singing songs. And what may be a live debut, as Broken Chanter – the new guise of Dave out of Kid Canaveral – plays an intimate show at the home of the Manic Pop Thrills website. And support comes from Jill Lorean – Jill out of Sparrow and the Workshop also going incognito.
Finally, Sunday. Savage Mansion continue their trawl across Scotland with a gig at Sneaky Pete’s, while First Offence – I assume it’s the band beloved by John Peel some aeons ago, but best check first- are at Opium with Screamin’ Whisper in tow.
And lastly, in Glasgow, a band with the strangely appealing moniker of Consumer Electronics, who are at the 13th Note.