We should maybe work our way southwards this week. We’ll also start in the middle of the week.
At Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree on Wednesday night (the 22nd), Band Of Skulls and Broken Hands play the Lemon Tree.

At the Glasgow Film Theatre on Wednesday night Muscles of Joy perform at a screening of And Under That, an award-winning film directed by the band’s Anne-Marie Copestake. Also helping out in the live soundtrack performance are Jer Reid and Stevie Jones.

Or (and?), you could do the charitable thing and support Three Blind Wolves in their campagign to get to SXSW in Texas – all that tequila won’t pay for itself. Sparrow & the Workshop and The John Knox Sex Club will be lending a hand at Stereo in Glasgow.

Or if you’re in Edinburgh, Lady North, Homework, and Birdhead play at the Electric Circus. It’s one of those Vic Galloway-hosted affairs. Vic has also been giving his opinion on the doomed Edinburgh music scene in The Herald.

Friday 24th, Dundee, the Doghouse. Rock Action’s elcetronic noisepoppers Errors play. Seems to be the olnly show in town all week, so you might be well-advised to get yourselves along.

On Friday The Birthday Suit (Idlewild guitarist Rod Jones by any other name) are playing Edinburgh’s Electric Circus.

On Friday,a nice triple-header with supergroup The Douglas Firs, supported by super groups (see what we did there?) Foxface and Illion. That’s at Old St Paul’s Church Hall. Who says Edinburgh has no venues?

Saturday sees new Fat Cat signings Paws with Sebastian Dangerfield and Edinburgh School For The Deaf, at Edinburgh’s Wee Red Bar.

Glasgow’s culture clash of music and written word, Margins ,is on this week at The Arches – Roddy Woomble, Ali Roberts and Withered Hand take care of the tunes, on Friday 24th.

And Malcolm Middleton takes on his new guise, Human Don’t Be Angry, previewing his forthcoming album also as part of Margins at The Arches. Also on the bill, Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells. (I thought Alan Bissett was also listed, can’t see any mention of him on this link though… ah well, find out for yourselves on Saturday)

Finally, and not just to fill that difficult Sunday slot – Nick Lowe plays Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall, and if he does ‘What’s So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding’ then he’ll be well worth seeing.