There’s not much choice in the frozen north at the best of times, so why not take in indie-ish Brit nominee Nerina Pallot at Inverness’s Eden Court Theatre.

On Tuesday it’s soundtracks and soundscapes from modern classical composer Nils Frahm in the stately surroundings of the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.
Professor Brian Cox – as opposed to Dr Hannibal Lecter – is at the Hydro in Glasgow, presumably playing keyboards, and maybe doing some science. We can’t be sure.
Coxy, as his friends know him, is also at the AECC in Aberdeen on the following night i.e. Wednesday.
A contrast in Furryboot’s City – Fatherson play The Lemon Tree, while bell lungs launches her new 8″ single (really) along with Raiments and Claquer at Henry’s Cellar Bar
It’s good news Wednesday – Eddie Argos has go a band (again) – Art Brut is back, live at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s, while in Glasgow, Steely Dan play the Hydro.

On Thursday, Palace – no, not that one – are at The Mash House in Edinburgh, while Scots punk-funk legends Boots for Dancing play The Voodoo Rooms.
In Dundee, previewing new EP ‘Chemicals’, Man of Moon play Clarks on Lindsay Street.
And Art Brut are at Stereo in Glasgow.

Friday sees Inverness-based band of brothers Ded Rabbit make the long schlep to Reekie, for a show at The Mash House, while Leftfield are the DJ of choice at the Liquid Rooms, in Edinburgh.
In Dunfermline, Glasgow garage combo Shredd are at P.J. Molloy’s
The Dazed Digital Age, with Man of Moon in tow, are at The Tooth and Claw in Inverness.
Friday in Glasgow means Ruts DC at The Garage, or if you prefer, She Drew The Gun who play Mono. Man of Moon also hit Glasgow with a gig at Stereo, and The Pictish Trail swaps Bute for the Barras this weekend, playing the Art & Design Centre.

On Saturday She Drew The Gun are at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh, and at Bathgate’s Dreadnought Rock, it’s Leicester rockers Skam.
Ruts DC play The Tunnels in Aberdeen, celebrating 40 years of classic debut album ‘The Crack’, while Leftfield play some records at The Tunnels.
In Edinburgh, Kobi Onyame – just announced for TRNSMT – is at the Fruitmarket Gallery, while on Bute, Chris Difford has a show (or maybe just a weekend away) at the Glenburn Hotel.

Finally, Sunday – Ruts DC are in Edinburgh at the Liquid Room, but if you think that’s retro, Blue Öyster Cult will be laughing in the face of death at the O2 Academy.