Evening all – your week in music starts here. Oddly enough, in Edinburgh.

We kick off on Monday 1st May, with the ‘as seen on Jools’ blues superstar Robert Cray, at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

Not a milion miles away (geographically at least) are Wild Beasts, also in Embra, at Summerhall, Edinburgh, while confirming that it may well be 1892, goth icons Gene Loves Jezebel are at Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, UK

Consideraby further out of town, i.e. in another town, DMA’s are at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree,
Onwards and upwards, with a threesome of fine songwriters – Lach, Simon Joyner and Hamish Hawk, all at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on Tuesday 2nd.
Same night but up Fife way, The View play P.J. Molloy’s in Dunfermline

And just the following night (we’ve checked for misprints), The Skids are also at P.J. Molloy’s, while DMA’s are in Dundee at Fat Sam’s.

In Edinburgh again – presumably part of some resurgent scene we know nothing about – Wecamefromwolves are at La Belle Angele, and Stanley Brinks (with out or without his Kanicks, but certainly without the rest of Herman Dune) plays Leith Depot, Edinburgh.

FInally we arrive in Glasgow, where on Thursday 4th, DJ Format, along with Abdominal, ate at Stereo. And not one but two gigs (still not a great average, but the fact that it’s Argentinian alt-folk star Billordo, joined by Spare Snare, means that Bloc are fairly spoiling us.
In Inverness on Thursday, Indigo Velvet play Hootananny, Inverness
Edinburgh’s not to be left out however – A Singer of Songs and Withered Hand (who is also a singer of songs, obviously) are at Sneaky Pete’s.

And that pairing head, appropriately, for the East Neuk Hotel, Anstruther, on Friday night.
Also on Friday, The View wind their way northwards, with Blinders and Vladimir in tow, for a show at The Garage in Aberdeen. Actually, might be two shows, as they are also listed for the Saturday.
Though if you’re more Teenage Dirtbag than Superstar Tradesman, you may find yourself at The Tunnels when Wheatus will be running through their hit (they also play Inverness Ironworks on Saturday)
But on Friday 5th, it’s Indigo Velvet‘s turn to visit Dunfermline, for a show at, yes, P.J. Molloy’s

And on Friday, the Snare head home (that’s Dundee, like you didn’t know), with Billordo tagging along, for a show at Conroy’s Basement, while DJ Format and Abdominal play Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms.

Perth residents will be feeling a little left out with all this music, but fear not – on Friday, mop-topped 70s superstar Leo Sayer has a show at Perth Concert Hall

Though that’s for people who have either lost the use of their ears or legs, since not too far down the road, The Nightingales are at Stereo in Glasgow.
Though Tayside residents need not travel quite so far – on Saturday at Beat Generator, The Nightingales arrive, and enlist local favourites Stoor to help out.

As if things weren’t good (or ‘vintage’) enough, Adam Ant is at Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre on Saturday (and the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow on Sunday) while Procol Harum skip the light fandango (whatever that means) to The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

In Glasgow on Saturday, Dumb Instrument are back, along with The Rulers Of The Root at Glasgow Clutha Bar.

Finally, Glasgow takes on the look of some gigantic one mic night – Bob Dylan plays the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, or, if you prefer your folk closer to home and less grumpy, Rab Noakes at Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow, while another fine songwriter, Withered Hand is at The Hug and Pint