The week in music is a considerably quieter one, must be holiday season.

First item of interest is Rufus Wainwright (you, know, Martha’s lad, dark hair), who has two shows – Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd – at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.
Clashing with this on Tuesday are The Deadly Winters, who are at Bannerman’s.

In Dundee (FUNdee more like) on Wednesday, the excellent Paper Rifles appear along with Question the Mark and Lost Avenue, at Conroy’s Basement.
In Glasgow, at the O2 Academy, Mr E and his Eels.

Thursday sees Skids frontman Richard Jobson appear with Martin Metcalfe out of he Filthy Tongues, at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms. Jobbo has a book out (two books, actually) and will be doing a spoken word set, while Mr Metcalfe will, we gather, be doing some sort of live soundtrack.

Thursday in Edinburgh Long Distance and Zed Penguin play Sneaky Pete’s, while nearer Aberdeen, Josh Rouse is in Banchory, at The Barn (it’s a venue, rather than a hotel double-booking scenario).

And in Glasgow, Edwin Organ is at Broadcast (or hopefully, will be, as he had to abandon his XpoNorth slot due to missing a bassist).

On Friday, Jobson and Metcalfe are at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine.

On Saturday, Josh Rouse is at the Tolbooth in Stirling, and former Hefner frontman Darren Hayman is in Glasgow, at the Hug and Pint – hopefully with Carla J Easton as support, as she recovers from a recent illness.

Finally, on Sunday, folk rockers Trembling Bells are in Glasgow, at The Hug and Pint.