Is it the holiday week? Certainly seems like it, but there are some shows to tempt you…
On Monday (so, skates on) get yourself down to The Hug and Pint in Glasgow where Dancing On Tables and Moonlight Zoo are already preparing to entertain you.
Tuesday sees legendary Oregon experimental folk act Blitzen Trapper play
(also legendary) King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow.
In Edinburgh, one-time Brit nominee (but don’t let that put you off) Nerina Pallot plays Edinburgh’s Liquid Room.
Psychobilly seems to be back, either that or it’s just a regular Wednesdy in Paisley, but The Meteors are at the Bungalow Bar, Paisley, UK
In Edinburgh, TeenCanteen songstress Carla J Easton pursues her solo side project, at Sneaky Pete’s.
Thursday 5th seems a little lacking in live music, but if you’re in Aberdeen catch The Sea Atlas at Cellar 35.
On Friday, Perth act Parliamo are at The Green Room in Perth, plugging single ‘Weekend’, while in Dundee, at WASPS Studio, local songwriter Ed Muirhead.
Meanwhile, catch Jamie & Shoony at Stramash in Edinburgh, as it seems that the band are on their final round of gigs before Jamie heads off to pastures new.
In Glasgow, at The Old Hairdressers, Stirling’s Death Collective comes to town, represented by Quitter (aka Kenny Bates, punting a new self-titled debut album) as well as December ’91.
At Stereo, 80s pop icons The Monochrome Set, who have an album, ‘release’ as well as a retrospective compilation currently out.
Also in Glasgow on Friday, the re-emergence of Dumb Instrument, for a show at MacSorley’s.
On Saturday, Public Service Broadcasting are at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall – with Jane Weaver as support, a top-notch double bill.
And over in Dunfermline, a hometown show for Dancing On Tables at P.J. Molloys.
Up in Banchory, at The Barn, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, who, weirdly, are not playing on a stage in a field.
Similarly on Sunday, the good Colonel is indoors again, at Clarks on Lindsay Street, in Dundee
Finally, at the Drygate in Glasgow, the creator of one of 2017’s finest albums, Aidan O’Rourke.