You know it’s a week of nostalgia when the newest act in the gig guide is Jake Bugg. He’s at Edinburgh Queen’s Hall on Monday 13th November.
That said, we know little about Unleash The Archers, except they play at Bannermans, and are named after the long-running radio soap (we hope).

Tuesday sees former (?) Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross play Inverness Gardyne Theatre, and curiously, same town and maybe same audience, Lulu is at the Eden Court
In Edinburgh, youngsters Ride are at the Queen’s Hall, and (obscure factoid ahoy) Lulu’s niece Debbie Harry brings Blondie to Glasgow’s Hydro.

Ricky Ross is in Aberdeen, in the new-to-us Tivoli Theatre on Wednesday 15th, while in Edinburgh, at the Queen’s Hall and with a wealth of politicians to have a pop at, Billy Bragg.

On Thursday Lulu hits Perth while in Dundee, Martin Stephenson & the Daintees are at Clarks on Lindsay Street
In Inverness, The Selecter, along with The Beat, play Ironworks (they’re also on the radio at Glasgow’s Pacific quay at exactly the same time, thanks to some miracle of technology)
Jake Bugg heads north, for a show at Strathpeffer Pavilion, while at Leith Depot, Liverpool rockers Elevant.
In Glasgow, at St Lukes, Mount Eerie – aka Phil Elverum out of The Microphones.

Friday sees major label punks Vant play Cafe Drummond while it’s a real 80s (90s?) vibe going on with Hue and Cry, who are at Tropicana and Vogue, in Dundee.
Jake Bugg makes his way south again, via the Inchyra Arts Club in Perth, as do The Selecter / The Beat combo, for a show at the O2 ABC.
Another act of a simlar vintage is Hazel O’Connor, who’s at Oran Mor, and another act with bleached spiky haired Horse and impressive tonsils is Horse, who plays the Old Fruitmarket.
‘Veteran punks’ The Skids are at Paisley Town Hall and that young and recently-signed-to-Fire-Records Pictish Trail has a show at Shawlands’ Glad Cafe.
And at Stirling Tolbooth, Strange Behaviours is back – it’s their Winter Party with on Friday and Saturday – the aforementioned Pictish Trail, plus RM Hubbert, Be Charlotte, Rick Redbeard, Pinact, Dead Electric, HQFU, Chump, Narcissists Cookbook, Cosmic Dead and, er, a bunch of others over the weekend.

On Saturday 18th, Calum Beattie will be keeping the noise down as he’s in Aberdeen – at Alford Library (shhh)
Spinning Coin plug new Geographic album ‘Permo’ with an Edinburgh gig at Henry’s, while in Glasgow, The Vaselines play the CCA, and Amusement Parks On Fire are at The Hug and Pint

On Sunday, Shawn James and the Shapeshifters are at Dumfries Venue (heavy blues rock, we’re advised, but that’s all the poor Doonhamers are getting all week), while The Pictish Trail hits the north, heading for Dundee Conroy’s Basement. Former Green on Red mainman Chuck Prophet is in Edinburgh, at La Belle Angele, and finally, OMD give current album ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ another wee shove with a show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.