We’re extremely loath to recommend anything this week – just in case it doesn’t happen. In deed, going local may be the answer – bands who can walk to the venue will stand a better chance of entertaining you than those flying in from foreign (sunnier) climes.

So: Saturday 11th at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus sees a great Scottish indie lineup in Penguins Kill Polar Bears andShutter

Let’s assume that the snow goes away. There’s going to be hell to pay if the Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s show on Wednesday at Glasgow’s Barras fails to go ahead.

But let’s assume that everything is clear for legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke – at the Arches on Saturday.

Either way, if you are going to a show, do so safely – and don’t blame us if it’s off.