It’s Christmas! Oh, sorry, Slade have been and gone, but plenty of heritage acts for you – starting with ska legends Madness who play the Hydro in Glasgow, while in Aberdeen, Hipsway are at the Beach Ballroom.

Graheme Skinner and pals then head for Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall on Tuesday while at
Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom, another cult hero, Gerry Cinnamon.

And the spice boy (see what we did there) plays the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock, on Wednesday.

Probably at the diametric opposite musically, the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra are at Platform in Glasgow on the same night.

Thursday night sees a hometown show for Big Country at P.J. Molloy’s in Dunfermline, while rising stars The Dunts have a show at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, and… well, they’re clearly not faded stars, as Cast are at the O2 Academy.

Friday night has Beatnic Prestige – remember them? – at P.J. Molloy’s in Dunfermline while in Edinburgh, The Twistettes, along with Fit to Work, play Henry’s Cellar Bar.
In Glasgow, Travis are at Hydro while The Skids, plus Big Country (not sure how that works) are at the Barrowland and just across the road, The Ninth Wave play St Luke’s, and Angus Munro presents his Great Hipster Songbook at The Blue Arrow, and playing their last gig, ever (again) The Second Hand Marching Band, at Nice N Sleazy.

In Paisley, rave legends N-Trance are at Mecca.

On Saturday, the yellow movement, er, moves to the Barrowland, as Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 continue their march to world domination Ballroom
Also in Glasgow, at Nice N Sleazy, Fit to Work, Bratakus, DROVES, and Acid Cannibals and at SWG3, the revvied Baby Strange, plus Neon Waltz. At St Luke’s, er, Santa. That’s what it says, ok?

Saturday offers festive fun with punk veterans Angelic Upstarts at the Bungalow Bar in Paisley,

Finally, Loki is at St Luke’s, Gerry Cinnamon plays the Barrowland, and in Motherwell, The LaFontaines.