On Wednesday, sundry former My Latest Novel types are now part of the Alphabetical Order Orchestra, and play the Glad Cafe in Shawlands, on Glasgow’s southside.

Up in Inverness, The Phantom Band are at Mad Hatters.

An astonishing clash of shows in Edinburgh on Thursday – Carnivores are at Opium, Therapy? frontman Andy Cairns is in solo mode at Bannermans, and Magik Markers play the Voodoo Rooms.
Or if you head over the Forth Bridge, and hang a left, Frank Turner is at Dunfermline’s Alhambra Theatre.

Thursday sees Broken Records play Oran Mor, while in Dumfries there’s the first of a mini-tour, Hit The Road, which takes young artists aged 14-19 years across Scotland. So, Jacob & Rory Green, Zoë Bestel, and Lewis Capaldi take in Dumfries Venue on Thursday, Edinburgh’s Mash House on Friday night, and on Saturday, the three acts are at Sugar & Spice in Fort William.

On Friday 26th, alt.folk duo Jellymans Daughter are at Hendersons @ St John’s in Edinburgh, while Thomas Truax is also in (Wow)town, at the Banshee Labrynth
More music in Dunfermline too, with the Alabama 3 at PJ Molloys.

And in Aberdeen on Friday, Andy Cairns is at the Moorings.
In Glasgow, it’s The Horrors at O2 ABC, or if you prefer, the Jim Jones Revue at Oran Mor.
And really kicking the weekend off, in Ullapool, it’s Loopallu on Friday and Saturday. Twin Atlantic, Public Service Broadcasting, Shed 7 and the Alabama 3 are among the acts you’ll not see unless you have a ticket, as the fest was sold out before any of the acts were even announced…

Saturday is similarly busy – Carnivores are at Mad Hatters in Edinburgh it’s Neon Waltz at the Electric Circus, while Glasgow gets the lion’s share of the shows – The Undertones are at the Garage, Besnard Lakes play Broadcast, and former Love & Money mainman James Grant is a little out of own, at East Kilbride’s Village Inn. Meanwhile, A New International play at An Clachan Cage, wherever in Glasgow that might be…

Finally, on Sunday, the Alabama 3 are at Dundee’s Buskers, while in Perth at the Concert Hall, it’s Big Country.