It’s Throwback Monday – remember the days of the pandemic where artists of all hues would perform live to a worldwide audience? Dave Arcari‘s doing just that, from 8pm (GMT) tonight, at Short notice perhaps, but at least you don’t need to travel.

In the real world (apologies Dave), we have Pulled Apart By Horses at King Tut’s on Tuesday 12th, and also in Glasgow, those Sparks Brothers have a show at the Barrowland.
In Edinburgh, Du Blonde play Sneaky Pete’s, and Japanese noise terrorists Melt-Banana are at The Caves.
And Paul Weller has a show at Dundee’s Caird Hall…

and the following night, he’s at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. In more intimate surroundings, Malcolm MacWatt plays Edinburgh Folk Music Club, and Stanley Odd – presumably without recently-departed vocalist Veronika – are at Summerhall

In Glasgow, plenty for those of a nostalgic bent – Therapy? are at The Garage, there’s some sort of super-duo with Luke Haines and Peter Buck, at Oran Mor, and at Stereo, Melt-Banana.

On Thursday 14th April, Luke La Volpe play’s P.J. Molloy’s, and Stanley Odd head off on a small tour it seems, alighting in Aberdeen at The Tunnels.

In Glasgow, Declan Welsh & the Decadent West play the first of two nights at King Tut’s, and just down the road, in Paisley, The Godfathers celebrate 35 years in showbiz with a show at Rocknrollas. Get there early, support comes from original punks (so, probably celebrating 40-odd years…) The Zips

On Friday 15th Dundee gets some live music action – ok, it’s Marti Pellow at the Caird Hall, but Luke La Volpe is also in town, for a show at Church.

In Edinburgh on Friday, Jah Wobble plays The Voodoo Rooms, and in Bathgate, at the Midnight Breakfast Club, post-roc sounds from Helicon.

Savage Mansion have an excellent new album, ‘Golden Mountain, Here I Come’, out, and on Friday they give this a plug at Stereo. Same night, same city, Mungo’s Hi Fi are at Audio, and a bit of a distance away,
Niteworks have a show at Glenuig Hall which is in Lochailort. No, us neither.

On Saturday night, it’s the good doctor himself – sans Invisible Girls, John Cooper Clarke, who plays Edinburgh’s Queens Hall while in what sounds like q quite formal occasion, Mungo’s Hi Fi are un Dundee at The King’s Theatre

Same night (Saturday, keep up) Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 are at the more intimate than their usual surroundings (i.e. a field) with a gig at P.J. Molloy’s in Dunfermline.

In Glasgow on Saturday, The Mission are at Glasgow’s Barrowland, Jah Wobble plays Oran Mor.
Luke La Volpe‘s trek around Scotland takes them to Cafe Drummond in Aberdeen on Saturday, and Niteworks‘ pioneering work continues as they play Broadford Village Hall (presumably up that way somewhere *flaps hands around*).

Finally, to a rather busy Sunday night – Wet Leg – you may have heard of them – are at Edinburgh’s Mash House, Luke La Volpe gets closer to home with a show at La Belle Angèle, Savage Mansion play Sneaky Pete’s, and Band A revisit The Associates’s ‘Affectionate Punch’ at The Voodoo Rooms,

Finally, a reconvened Theatre of Hate arrive in Dunfermline, for a show at P.J. Molloy’s.