Continuing our emergency measures in the post-Xmas gig lull, here’s 5 shows – no more, no less – you must see this week.

First out of the traps are youthful Norwegian punks Honningbarna. Returning to the scene of their riotous show at Born To Be Wide last year, they will endeavour to rip the roof off the Electric Circus with their cello-driven anarchy.

Also on Friday, upcoming folkie Emily Smith brings quality singer-songwriting to East Kilbride – with a set at the Hunter House Coffee Shop.

On Saturday 17th, blues troubadour Dave Arcari heads into the wilds of Ayrshire – with a gig at the Buchanan Memorial Hall near Drymen (Milton of Buchanan to be imprecise). In the navigator’s seat is another class act, Lee Patterson.

And at King Tut’s on Saturday, as part of the venue’s New Year revolution series, The Lonely Together, Dead Electric, Model Jet Pilot and The Sea Kings – at least three of these bands have featured in some form here or, er, somewhere else.

Finally in our quartet of shows, 14-legged funk machine Federation of the Disco Pimp launch their second album ‘Inamorata’ with a show-cum-party at Glasgow’s Arches (more here).
And in support, Dumb Instrument