All roads lead to Glasgow this week. It’s Celtic Connections time at the weekend – opened by Laura Marling on Thursday 19th, but even the non-CC shows are in the west.

Your gigging week starts with ‘hotly-tipped’ Edinburgh combo Mt. Doubt – with a new single ‘Hotel Key’ coming soon on the Scottish Fiction label, they’re headlining King Tut’s on Monday night.

In truth it’s a bit quiet the country over, but The Dillinger Escape Plan will launch an assault on the senses (well, sight and sound but hopefully not smell) at the QM.

Friday 20th the curiousy capitalised Fvnerals play Aberdeen’s Tunnels
And The Shambolics are at Dunfermline’s PJ Molloys.
In Glasgow, back from a bit of a lay-off and with a new, rocker sound, Broken Records are at the Hug and Pint.

The Little Kicks will be plugging current single ‘Goodbye Enemies, Hello Friends’ at the Inverness Market Bar on Saturday 21st.
In Dumfries, London folk-rockers Danny & the Champions of the World are at Easterbrook Hall.
And The Yummy Fur stretch Celtic Conections folky reputation to its limits, while A New International have a rather special show at Kelvingrove Parish Church.

Sunday sees a couple of heatrthrobs in separate bills – Donny Osmond is at the Hydro, while Aidan Moffat plays the Old Fruitmarket – the final fling for activities replated to the ‘Where You’re Meant To Be’ film – though if you fancy something a bit louder, Belgian metaleers Oathbreaker play Brpadcast.