It’s a well-worn (almost) joke, but we can only hope that Tony Christie knows the way to Arbroath, as he’s at Webster Memorial Theatre, on Monday 4th.

On Tuesday 5th Laura Viers has a show at Òran Mór in Glasgow, while on eth same night,
Chameleons Vox (a bit like the actual Chameleons) are at Broadcast.

Tony Christie should have no trouble locating St Luke’s in Glasgow on Wednesday, and at the other end of the city, Blue Rose Code have the first of two nights at Cottiers Theatre.
In a smiilarly impressive old venue, Rival Consoles are at Mackintosh Church and not quite the same vintage, but certainly from the 1980s, former chart star Nick Heyward visits Òran Mór.

But wait, it’s now officially festival season. The Eden Festival kicks off on Thursday 7th, all the way through to Sunday, with Groove Armada, Zion Train, Esperanza, Bombscare, Withered Hand, Mungo’s Hifi, and (as you’d hope) much much more…

In Edinburgh, Carla J Easton along with Canadian singer-songwriter Jane Blanchard, is at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh.

AT the other end of the country Storm the Palace are at Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness, doubtless plugfging their new single ‘The Magician’.

The duo then head to Mad Hatters in Inverness on Friday.

Same night, different city, Carbs aka Jonnie Common and James Scott, have a show in Shawlands, at the Glad Café.

And at Perth Theatre on Friday, it’s former (current?) Deacon Blue fronmtman Ricky Ross .

In Aberdeen, Scots-Americana favourites Wynntown Marshalls play the Blue Lamp, while Storm the Palace continue their roaming in the Highlands, arriving at Dell of Abernethy in Aviemore, while in the lowlands (I suppose), Veloninos – assorted former Shakin’ Pyramids and Cuban Heels – are at the Glad Café.

And a rather larger, and potentially wetter show takes place in Edinburgh as the Rolling Stones visit Murrayfield Stadium.

In Paisley, Das Plastixx are at CC’s Callum’s Cavern, giving April’s single’ You Wait For War’ one final push, and in Edinburgh, Kris Drever plays Summerhall.
In Glasgow Holy Esque are back, with a show at Nice N Sleazy while Randolph’s Leap are at the CCA, part of the Isle Of Love tour which also sees the band appear for a plug of new album ‘Worryingly Okay’.

Finally, on Sunday, indie legend Howe Gelb brings Giant Sand to Òran Mór, Glasgow and grunge legends and the scourge of 90s TV producers everywhere,
L7, are at Glasgow’s Garage.