On the gig trail this week we travel far and wide. Firstly, in the ‘get your skates on’ section, Wednesday sees veterans Simple Minds visit Perth Concert Hall, while Everling are at Sneaky Pete’s.

It’s a week for shows in unusual places far off the regular gig map. On Wednesday 8th, what is we assume a new Dumfries venue, Nonalou’s, which hosts Everling on Thursday. Same night in Edinburgh, Neon Waltz are at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus.

Halo Tora are also on a tour of far-flung places as they launch their new EP – playing Perth Green Room on Thursday, the Crofter in Inn Fort William on Friday, and Montrose(!) Star Bar on Saturday 11th.

Thursday: Stanley Odd seem to be on a tour of the Highlands which takes them to Downstairs in Aberdeen. They’re also at the Ceilidh Place Ullapoool on Friday.

Back to northern parts on Friday, Errors play Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree and give new album ‘Lease Of Life’ a plug, while A New International are at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre, Mickey 9s play The Circle in Cumbernauld, and former Silencer JJ Gilmour is at Irvine Harbour Arts Centre.

The way is clear in Edinburgh for Wide Days‘ Friday showcases – at the Pleasance Theatre, with C Duncan (and band), Fiona Soe Paing, plus Kathryn Joseph. Then, Catholic Action, Ded Rabbit and Tijuana Bibles at the Electric Circus. The shows are free but you’ll need to get a ticket – see the website.

JJ Gilmour is also at Berits and Brown in Coatbridge on Saturday, while in Edinburgh, Dante play the Electric Circus, Deadly Winters are in the same city at the Mash House, and Foreignfox are at Dunfermline’s PJ Molloys. In Glasgow, well, nearly, Henry & Fleetwood – yes, the duo from De Rosa and the State Broadcasters on their day off – play in Shawlands, at the Glad Cafe and launch their new EP. In town, Errors are at the Art School. And in Kilmarnock at the Granary, punk veterans 999.

Finally, to Sunday. Busy for a school night – Maybe We’re Dead Already at Glasgow’s Ivory Blacks, and Gomez (remember them?) are at PJ Molloys in Dunfermline.