This week’s ‘gig’ of the week is actually a festival, or in fact, two of the blighters, and since we can’t choose between them… on Saturday 13th November in Glasgow, The Great Western. With loads of acts across the West End, this one day multi-gig events lineup includes the likes of Arab Strap, Anna Meredith, The Yummy Fur, Yard Act, David Pajo, Tracyanne & Danny, Callum Easter, Part Chimp, Kaputt, Jamie Sutherland,, and a few others (40 or so).

Whether by accident or design – both events having been postponed for obvious reasons – Stag & Dagger has Working Men’s Club, Sherlocks, Girl Band, Billy Nomates, Black Lips, TV Priest, Carla J Easton, Book Klub, Sulka, Pozi, Parliamo, and Nova.
The latter event then continues in Edinburgh on Sunday with the likes of Warm Digits, Cara J Easton, Jared Celosse and Weekend Debt.

Elsewhere this week… on Monday 8th, it’s former Temperance Society frontman,
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, at a new-to-us venue in Aberdeen, Unit 51.
In Glasgow, Jane Weaver plays King Tut’s, and Du Blonde are at Broadcast…

and they also play the following night, Tuesday 9th, in Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete… while Phil Campbell (Bastard Sons in tow) are at The Garage.
Stephen Fretwell plays Oran Mor, and Declan O’Rourke is at Webster’s Theatre.

On Wednesday, the Average White Band are at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, while in Glasgow, The Nightingales play The Hug and Pint, Arlo Parks has a show at St Luke’s, and the reformed Soft Cell are at the O2 Academy.

The Average White Band move to Perth, the Concert Hall, on Thursday 11th, while Aberdeen has an unnaturally wide selection of live music: Hue and Cry are at The Tivoli Theatre, Man of Moon play The Tunnels, and (ahem) Marti Pellow is at the Music Hall.

Down the coast somewhat, Martin Metcalfe and Richard Jobson have one of their acclaimed double-headers at The Aurrie, in Leven.

In Edinburgh on Thursday, Arlo Parks plays The Mash House, The Nightingales have a show at The Caves, Ded Rabbit are at Sneaky Pete’s, while in Glasgow, at the Barrowland, a rearranged JARV IS gig.

Also on Thursday there’s the first in a “Concerts for Climate” series at King Tuts – with Twin Atlantic, Admiral Fallow, RURA, The Ninth Wave, Rachel Sermanni, Blue Rose Code, Tamzene and The National Youth Pipe Band.

Friday in Glasgow The Girobabies are at The Ice Box, and Findlay Napier is at The Glad Cafe, on Glasgow’s leafy southside.

Edinburgh shows they are not to be outdone pre-weekend, as on Friday 12th, there’s Nieves at Sneaky Pete’s, The Men They Couldn’t Hang playing The Mash House, and half-Carter, Jim Bob, is at Summerhall.
And Man of Moon are at The Hunter S. Thompson, in Dundee.

What better way for Aberdonians to celebrate the weekend than a Saturday night helping of Jason Donovan, at The Music Hall, or Steps at P&J Live. Fortunately, it’s Wolfgang Flür to the rescue, at The Lemon Tree.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Mungo’s Hi Fi play The King’s Theatre in Dundee, and Hue and Cry perform at Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms, while 65daysofstatic are at Summerhall, and Seasick Steve is at the Usher Hall, while Chubby and The Gang plays The Mash House.

Also on Saturday, former Bible frontman Boo Hewerdine is at the
Listening Room, in Coatbridge’s Georgian Hotel and The Men They Couldn’t Hang play Oran Mor, while The Jesus and Mary Chain perform ‘Darklands’ at Stereo.

Finally, aside from Stag & Dagger’s east coast leg, Sunday has Chubby and The Gang in Aberdeen at Cafe Drummond, and in Glasgow, Gaye Bykers On Acid play Broadcast.