First, get your gig week off to a blast with a show by veteran metallers Prong at (where else?) Glasgow’s Cathouse.

Alternatively – if you can make it to Dundee – Algernon Doll is at the city’s Non Zeros venue.

The Hidden Door festival continues on Edinburgh’s Market Street – where you can see some strange, at times very creative artwork in the old arches where it’s all happening (visit at night for maximum spooky effect). Oh, and on Wednesday, Kings of Honkstep, Orkestra Del Sol.
or, a staple of the local live scene, Lach is at Henry’s Cellar.

Thursday 3rd sees is this music? faves Vladimir at Glasgow’s Broadcast, while Adam Ant is at the Liquid Room at Embra’s, Liquid Room while the modern-day equivalent, the Manics are at the Corn Exchange. They play the Barras on Friday.

Real old timers in the shape of Brian Poole and the Tremeloes at Dundee’s Caird Hall on Friday, while in Edinburgh, a mix with Penguins Kill Polar Bears (trailing their forthcoming album) at the Bongo Club, positively ancient hippies Curved Air play the Jam House, and forgotten X Factor winner and Simon Cowell-hater Matt Cardle is at the Queen’s Hall

Another old-time (ho ho) – Goldfrapp are at the Royal Concert Hall, while rather more appealing is the appearance of Fife-born Krautrockers Miracle Strip, at the Roxy 171

In Perth, Mickey 9s are at The Corinna, while oop north, Dean Owens is at Aberdeen Blue Lamp, and Over The Wall embark on one of a handful of farewell shows, at Woodend Barn Art Centre. They’re at Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, Carnivores hope to rock King Tut’s while Randolph’s Leap are at Kinning Park (the venue there we’ve written about and since forgotten, as opposed to the subway station.

Saturday sees Lloyd Cole with, perhaps, the Commotions (or maybe the Leopards, we’re not sure) play Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall.

Sundays aren’t always the best for shows and indeed it’s all and only about the capital this Sabbath. British Sea Power play the Liquid Room and would be a possible shoo-in for gig of the week, if it wasn’t for the intriguing billing of
The Stuart Moxham Revue at the Voodoo Rooms. We’ve checked and it is indeed Stuart Moxham from indie legends and C81-ers Young Marble Giants and The Gist. See you there?