It’s a dark Monday in January, and it’d take a decent gig to get many punters out of their harm homes. Happily, there’s just that, with Honeyblood playing Leith Depot. But wait! It’s a Livestream show for Indie Venue Week. Also, it’s not in Leith, but London, being ‘beamed’ in via the web.

Appealing though that sounds, you could… well, equally support Independent Venue Week by going to an actual live show… how about Eugene Kelly at the The Hug and Pint in Glasgow?

You thought they’d long gone, but it’s no longer safe to venture out, as Shed Seven
are back! They play The Garage in Aberdeen on Tuesday 30th.

As we reach a balmy February, Featherwest start the month with a gig at The Hug and Pint on the 31st.
Also on Wednesday 31st, Jeff Tweedy out of Wilco (er, but also an artist in his own right) plays The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh while same night, same city, Moon Duo (actually from San Francisco) are at La Belle Angele, and Shed Seven hit the The Liquid Room.

On Thursday night at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, it’s Rooted in Scotland – the launch of the Scottish branch of the HelpMusicians charity, with Indigo Velvet, Be Charlotte, and the rather exciting headliners Idlewild.
Also in Glasgow on Thursday, The Levellers play the Old Fruitmarket while in Embra, The Van T’s are at Sneaky Pete’s.
Further afield, North Atlas have a show at The Stove in Dumfries, and at the pother end of the country, Andy Gunn plays The Balintore Inn in Tain

On Friday night in Edinburgh you can catch the hotly-tipped combo White at Sneaky Pete’s, or if you’re in Aberdeen, there’s our hot tip for 2018, the reformed and revitalised Meursault, who are at The Tunnels
Same night, Erasure visit the Caird Hall in Dundee, and spepping somewhat further in time, Showaddywaddy are at Glenrothes Rothes Hall.

On Saturday in Aberdeen it’s Bloodlines who are at Krakatoa, and in Glasgow, Siobhan Wilson plays Mackintosh Church (at Queen’s Cross) in Glasgow.
In Edinburgh, Blue Rose Code are at Victoria Park House, and something of a contrast, The Bucky Rage and The Beat Poets are among half-a-dozen acts at Franklin Rock’n’Roll Club (me neither) in Edinburgh

And finally, anyone who survives that show might be up for veteran US punks The Dead Boys, at Glasgow’s O2 ABC on Sunday.