Just a couple of shows tonight, and one’s long since sold out. However, Edinburgh country rock legends The Felsons show at the Traverse Theatre can be streamed live via mainman Dean Owens’ Facebook page.
Also on Monday and also in the capital, Julia Holter plays Summerhall.
Edinburgh’s the place to go on Tuesday as well – new Edinburgh band Jimi Get Your Funk On play Henry’s Cellar Bar with Barbe Rousse and Lola also on the bill.
On Wednesday, 80s chart stars Hipsway set off on a tour of some of Scotland’s lesser-visited towns, with a show at Sir John Wilson Town Hall in Airdrie.
In Glasgow, The Magic Numbers are at The Garage.
On Thursday in Edinburgh at Opium, a Marie Curie Fundraiser: Sons Of The Descent with Bendy Toy (and a Special Guest).
Also on Thursday, Angus Munro is at Henry’s Cellar Bar in Edinburgh, and it’s Dundee’s turn for a bit of Hipsway action, at the Tropicana & Vogue. Same town, same city, Gerry Cinnamon is at the Caird Hall
And looks like The Proclaimers are heading off the beaten track as well – with a show at Motherwell Concert Hall.
More Scottish veterans on the Christmas party trail – Deacon Blue are at ABerdeen’s AECC while the, let’s face it, considerably less ‘veteran’ Retro Video Club are in Edinburgh, at The Liquid Room.
Also in Reekie (ok, Leith), Kapil Seshasayee performs his album ‘A Sacred Bore’, which examines the Indian caste system, at Leith Depot.
It seems that they may be some sort of comedy combo, but Rayguns Look Real Enough‘s name alone merits a mention, for their show at Innerleithen Memorial Hall.
Plenty of heritage acts on the go this week, but none more ancient than 60s proggers Uriah Heep, who with Von Hertzen Brothers are in Glasgow at SWG3.
And also in Glasgow at Òran Mór, Brownbear, while Retro Video Club play Stereo, and at King Tut’s, it’s L-space, along with ONR, The Vignettes, and Scarlett Randle.
On Friday, The Proclaimers are in a venue they’ve played many times before – Stirling’s Albert Halls, while in Glasgow, a truly hometown show for the reborn Glasvegas, at the Barrowland.
And, The Media Whores are at Paisley’s Bungalow Bar, Paisley, and in Kilmarnock, The Asuras.
Saturday sees Retro Video Club giving current single ‘3AM’ a bit of a nudge, at Aberdeen’s Tunnels, and The Proclaimers go truly mainstream, at Dundee’s Caird Hall,.
In Edinburgh, at Summerhall, Kid Canaveral‘s Christmas Baubles IX is an all-dayer with all kinds of secret guests. And Kid Canaveral. You’d think.
In Glasgow, Deacon Blue are at the Hydro, China Crisis play Òran Mór, and 808 State have a set at SWG3 alongside MGMT, according to my notes.
Also in town, Kapil Seshasayee plays The Hug and Pint, while in Oban, Hipsway play the Corran Halls and at Paisley’s Club 60, there’s a Leftfield set.
Finally, to Sunday – when Hipsway play Ironworks in Inverness, while in Edinburgh, a (hopefully) revitalised Exploited at La Belle Angele,