As ever, some fine live music to tickle your eardrums this week. Take Tuesday, when Dundonian expat Brian Molko hits the north with Placebo for a show at the Aberdeen Music Hall. Meanwhile, Cara Mitchell continues her highland tour at the Tunnels.

Wednesday 4th sees psychic space goblins Hawkwind set their lasers to stun at the O2 ABC. In Dunfermline, Grand Gesture Pauline Alexander is at the Thistle Tavern in Dunfermline – with Edwyn Gallacher.

Thursday is considerably busier – folk reinterpreter extraordinaire Alasdair Roberts is at the Lemon Tree, while in Glasgow, Kathryn Joseph continues her rapid ascendancy with a show at King Tut’s. In Edinburgh at the Voodoo Rooms Snow Patrol guitarist and Little Matador frontman, Nathan Connolly is joined by Alan R Davison. Meanwhile at Sneaky Pete’s a new night and a new concept – Survivalist, which is a collaboration with Glasgow’s A Quiet Night In. The new concept bit is ‘pay what you like’ entry. With Dead Boy Robotics, Redolent, Urvanovic and Electric Honey act Finn LeMarinel on the bill that’s worth… well, it’s up to you.

On Friday 6th, Pauline Alexander and Edwyn Gallacher play A’ The Arts in Dumfries, while rock comes, briefly, to Perth’s Green Room – Social Order and local math rockers Maps of Michigan making up the bill there.

Another new night, this time at Inverness Ironworks – ‘Unknown Pleasures’ will launch on Friday 6th March with Scottish/London based Hunter & The Bear and Inverness local act Lionel on the bill.

Across in Dundee, Alasdair Roberts is at the Frigate Unicorn… and he’s also at Glasgow’s Glad Cafe on Saturday.

Also on Saturday old hippies The Enid play Webster’s Theatre in Glasgow while new hippies (have you seen their hair?) Idlewild are at the O2 ABC (and Sunday as well). Also in Glasgow, Dundonian duo The Creeping Ivies play McChuills.