Some very familiar names in this week’s gig guide – for example, in Glasgow on Monday, Nickelback. Which makes We Are Scientists‘ show at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room almost a must-see by comparison. Never mind, Montreal’s finest, Suuns are at Stereo in Glasgow. They’re also at Dundee Buskers on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, ska legends The Specials play the O2 Academy in Glasgow, and Little Kicks play Nice’n’Sleazy, plugging new single ‘You And Someone Like Me’.

On Wednesday, Amanda Palmer‘s at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room.

On Thursday at the Electric Circus, Admiral Fallow, and also in Edinburgh, at the Voodoo Room, Little Kicks.
In Dunfermline at Monty’s, Manc indie types The Empty Page, and across in Glasgow, mighty fine Sheffield duo Slow Club are at Oran Mor.

It’s a busy night in Friday in Aberdeen – Johnny Foreigner play The Tunnels, while at Krakatoa, Hawklords – an unlikely melding of former members of Hawkwind and The Bevis Frond.
KT Tunstall has an (almost) hometown show at Dunfermline’s Alhambra on the launch of new album ‘KIN’. Bossy Love are at Edinburgh Mash House, while in Glasgow, another bunch of ska legends on tour, with The Beat at Drygate Brewery. At Sleazy’s, Joel Stone Andy Brown aka Ubre Blanca.
On Friday at Buskers in Dundee, Little Kicks

who play a hometown show on Saturday in Aberdeen at Underdog.
In Inverness on Saturday 29th at Ironworks, A Guy Called Gerald.
But most of the action is in Glasgow, some familiar faces and voices – at the CCA, former Soft Boy Robyn Hitchcock, while Loudon Wainwright III is at the Royal Concert Hall. Bossy Love are at the Poetry Club, Johnny Foreigner at the Hug and Pint, and Vasa play Audio.

On Sunday, there’s a rather more limited choice of shows, but fear not – at Dundee’s Cool Cat Club (at Beat Generator), Brix and the Extricated – former Fall bassist (and former Mrs Smith) Brix Smith-Start plus Stephen and Craig Hanley from The Fall of yore. And, special guests Stoor, celebrating their debut album coming out digitally via Stereogram.