A busy week in gigs awaits and it starts any second now, so without further ado… in Glasgow, Joan Wasser – you may know her as Joan As Police Woman – has a show at King Tut’s, Everything Everything play SWG3, Fucked Up are at Stereo, and biggest gig of the night is Stormzy, at the Hydro.

Du Blonde (TAFKA Beth Jeans Houghton) is in Edinburgh on Tuesday 5th, for a show at Sneaky Pete’s, while Simple Minds perform at the somewhat larger P&J Live arena in Aberdeen.

Down the coast a bit, Findlay Napier is at Montrose Playhouse and in Glasgow, Galway act NewDad have a show at Oran Mor, while at the Barrowland, it’s Groove Armada.

Cardiff’s Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – stars of the recent 6Music fest in their hometown – head north to The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on Wednesday 6th and just along the road, Carrbridge’s finest, Rachel Sermanni, is at Summerhall.

In Glasgow, Simple Minds have a hometown show at the Hydro, Canadian punks Metzplay Stereo, and American veterans Redd Kross are at Broadcast.
At the Barrwland protogoths Killing Joke, Retro Video Club play King Tut’s, and with a new single ‘I Left A Light On’ coming, Teenage Fanclub have a show at SWG3.

In Edinburgh on Thursday 7th, Goldfrapp revisit classic album ‘Felt Mountain’ at the Usher Hall, Johnny Lynch and pals aka Pictish Trail at the Queens Hall, and some live action for those of a certain age – 4AD alumni Dead Can Dance are at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, while at SWG3, it’s The Psychedelic Furs – with Pauline Murray opening with an Invisible Girls setm, so get there early.
And Retro Video Club are at King Tut’s, while Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard play The Hug and Pint.

Pictish Trail head to Dundee on Friday 8th for a show at Beat Generator, and Rachel Sermanni is at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree.

In Edinburgh, Alabama 3 are at The Liquid Room, Sumshapes (pretty much 80s act Dawson but not doing Dawson tunes) are at St Vincent’s Chapel, in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge.

In Glasgow on Friday, up-and-comers Ibibio Sound Machine are at St Luke’s while playing at Mono, And So I Watch You From Afar. On the southside, Broken Chanter is at the Glad Café.

Saturday in Glasgow could perhaps be summed up by the fact that Slam are at the Sub Club, while Alabama 3 play SWG3, and Mark Sharp & the Bicycle Thieves have a show at G2.
Out in Glasgow’s suburbs, Bearsden’s Baljaffray Parish Church is becoming a regular on the gig listings and they have quite a coup this week, with folk legend Peggy Seeger, accompanied by her son Calum MacColl.

Down the coast, Esperanza have a gig at Troon Concert Hall, and in Aberdeen, Pictish Trail leads us to The Lemon Tree, while Horse plays Perth Theatre.

Saturday in Dundee means a triple-header at Conroy’s Basement with Misfortune Cookie, Broken Stories, and Unbegun, while in Edinburgh you can choose between Black Country, New Road, at The Liquid Room, or Midlake, at the Assembly Rooms

Outwith the cities, Withered Hand, plus adullboy, play Bathgate’s Purple Orange, while right outwith the central belt, Mànran are at Oban’s Corran Halls.

Finally to Sunday; Pictish Trail plays the Tolbooth, in Stirling, and in Glasgow, the reformed mclusky return to Saint Luke’s, to reprise ‘Mclusky Do Dallas’, and finally, at the Hydro, it’s Royal Blood.