Have you seen the weather? Fortunately there’s not much music of note on Monday
, so hopefully come Tuesday things will have cleared up enough for you to head for Glasgow’s Broadcast where Peter Cat will blow away the post-Hogmanay hangover which is probably still lingering?

Edinburgh likewise rises from slumber on Thursday, for Lach – the anti-folk founding father is playing a free show, at Leith Depot.

In Aberdeen on Friday 17th, at Tunnels and courtesy of IMP – from Hong Kong via New Zealand, Flying Nun-signed dream-pop duo Purple Pilgrims aka sisters Valentine and Clementine Nixon.
Support comes from experimental folk duo Barrett’s Dottled Beauty – Gayle ‘Pefkin Brogan (formerly out of Electroscope) and Alan ‘Kitchen Cynic’ Davidson.

On Friday in Dundee, Shhe (aka ‘Panda’ Su Shaw) is at Dundee Uni’s Chaplaincy Centre – playing her first hometown(ish) show since the release of her self-titled debut album, she also has Kathryn Joseph as her special guest.

And in Inverness on Friday 17th, rising popster Anna Sweeney is at Mad Hatters, with Lilura guesting.

In Glasgow at the first of our Celtic Connections recommendations over the next few weeks. Pictish Trail, plus Rozi Plain, play St Luke’s, in Glasgow.

Also in Glasgow and also a Celtic Connections gig, The Rezillos are at Òran Mór, Glasgow, while Wrest are, it seems, either folk nor jazz, but they play The Blue Arrow.
In Edinburgh, the multi-faceted Richard Jobson takes his reformed post-Skids project The Armoury Show to The Voodoo Rooms, and the Deadly Winters are at Bar Brig

It always raises a smile from me for sone reason so we will let the world know that rockn’roll revivalists Showaddywaddy are still on the go, at the Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline, on Saturday evening.

Purple Pilgrims head south to Edinburgh, picking up support in the shape of Maud the Moth and Burnt Paw, to play Henry’s Cellar, while down the road a bit, Callum Easter is at Sneaky Pete’s

In Aberdeen, KT Tunstall is at the Beach Ballroom, and your Celtic Connection for Saturday is Band “A”, who will perform ‘The Affectionate Punch’ in its entirety, at Òran Mór.
Also in Glasgow, Quiche are at King Tut’s, And on Saturday 18th, the return of Sumshapes – containing elements of local legends Dawson – with The Gymnastic Band, Normal Service and DJ Marc Baines al on the bill at Glasgow’s Old Hairdressers

On Sunday, Anglo-Austrian feminist hardcore in the shape of Petrol Girls who play Nice N Sleazy, while Irvine hosts Jobbo and the Armoury Show, at Harbour Arts Centre.