A weird week, with 5 After Midnight, Oly Murs and comedy rapper Honey G all cluttering up a fairly sparse gig list.
In fact, the best we can do for you on Monday is at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall, where you’ll find folk legend and Two Ronnies collaborator Barbara Dickson.
She’s also at Perth Concert Hall on Tuesday, and in Glasgow at the Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday.
Wednesday night also sees Dutch Uncles play Edinburgh’s Electric Circus.
On Thursday in Aberdeen it’s Neon Waltz at The Tunnels. And with a new album on the way, Alasdair Roberts is at the Glad Cafe, while folk of a different flavour, Kris Drever, is at Milngavie Folk Club.
Friday, at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree, sees the first of two nights for The Little Kicks, playing intimate shows in the smaller space in that venue (hence the two nights!)
In Dundee, it’s a hometown show for Model Aeroplanes, at Fat Sams.
Vitalic are at Aberdeen’s The Tunnels. And they’re in Inverness, at Ironworks, on Saturday.
On Saturday in Dundee, the Transmission mini-festival. Bloodlines, Bob Flambé & The Atoms of Desire, Joshua Gray, STOOR, The Mirror Trap, Tongue Trap, and VFLambda in an all-dayer at BeatGenerator.
In Dumbarton (possibly a first for this guide), Jamie & Shoony are at The Waterside Inn. And rather unexpectedly, at the Glad Cafe, Spaceheads – the band formed by Andy Diagram (out of the Diagram Brothers, obviously)
And so to Sunday… in Edinburgh, the Pigeon Detectives, whose new album isn’t all that bad (faint praise I know, but it beats “indie landfill”.