Monday means music, and that comes courtesy of ‘hotly-tipped’ London act Chorusgirl with local competition from Life Model, both treading the boards at Broadcast in Glasgow.
On Tuesday, he return of electropop pioneer Gary Numan for a salubrious show at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, while some rather more recently-formed electro in the form of OK Button who are at The Poetry Club.
On the same night, but in Aberdeen, flute-weilding Dutch prog-yodellers Focus are at Aberdeen’s Assembly.
On Wednesday, head to Aberdeen’s Tivoli Theatre, and tell Ralph McTell how much you want to hear’Streets Of London’. Alternatively, there’s Björn Again at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, or Focus in the rather intimate surroundings of Buskers in Dundee.
Along in Perth, Kyle Falconer out of The View, plus Billy Mitchell, are at Inchyra Arts Club, while in Glasgow, at The Hug and Pint, The Jellyman’s Daughter.
Or for a rather different sound, on a fairly small stage, Mogwai are at SWG3.
In Aberdeen on Thursday, Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are at the AECC, with the added attraction of guest vocals from Marc Almond, while another 80s old-stager, Hazel O’Connor, is at The Lemon Tree.
In Glasgow, just on case you missed Mogwai the night before, 65daysofstatic are at the CCA. Meanwhile, Edinburgh sees the return of Withered Hand at the Voodoo Rooms, and in Perth, but sold out, The Proclaimers, at the Concert Hall. Oh, and Jake Bugg‘s at Inverness Ironworks.
Friday night is album launch night for Peter Kelly aka Beerjacket, who gives his new album ‘Silver Cords’ a good plugging, with a gig at King Tut’s in Glasgow, while in Inverness, The Proclaimers are at the Leisure Centre (presumably in the big gym).
Also on Friday, the start of EH6 Festival in Leith – centred around The Biscuit Factory and Leith Theatre, with The Snuts, Rascalton and Strange Blue Dreams joining Jake Bugg and Gerry Cinnamon on the bill.
And on Friday, Simply Thrilled‘s St Andrew’s night bash at Glasgow’s Admiral has, appropriately, a DJ set from Aidan Moffat..
On Saturday, The Rah’s play Inverness Tooth and Claw, and in Dundee, it’s a hometown show for St.Martiins, at the Maryatt Hall.
Ancient anarcho-punks Conflict play Krakatoa in Aberdeen, while The Jellyman’s Daughter, have a show at the Blue Lamp. And The Proclaimers are at the AECC.
In Edinburgh, alt.folk sensation Gerry Cinnamon has a show at Leith Theatre, while davesnewbike are at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar.
In Glasgow, what is apparently the last chance to see Frankie Valli, at Òran Mór, and in Hamilton, Horse celebrates the 25th Anniversary of seminal album ‘God’s Home Movie’ at the Lanark Memorial Hall.
Local lads done good Dead or American and Quitter are at Stirling Tolbooth, while in Glasgow, elctropop pioneers (er, didn’t we just…) anyway, The Human League are at the Clyde Auditorium.
On Sunday, Estonia’s finest, Pia Fraus, are in Glasgow’ Shawlands’ Glad Café, with support from Spinning Coin, and Herman Dune / wave Picture Stanley Brinks heads off the beaten track Lochcarron Treehouse in Strathcarron.
And in Edinburgh, intergalactic nonsense from prog-dance combo Henge at The Voodoo Rooms.