It really is all about the capital this week with all the big names seemingly choosing the east. First up is folk legend Richard Thompson, who may be one of the Edinburgh Festival’s biggest names, music-wise. He’s at the Queen’s Hall on Tuesday 14th

Wednesday 15th at Edinburgh Queen’s Hall and part of the festival, #Unravel whihc sees Aidan Moffat team up with Found to produce an interactive, tweet-controlled show where the audience influence the soul of the robot behind the songs being performed. Well, something like that, click on the link to find out more. Or just go along and see/hear/feel for yourself. (Don’t forget your phone!)

6 Day Riot mainwoman Tamara Schlesinger performs at Glasgow’s Stereo on Wed 15.

Pun wranglers Fat Goth are at the capital’s Electric Circus on Thurs 16th. Expect rollocking good tunes with fun lyrics, from the Dundee band which numbers members of Pensioner, Laeto and Alamos in their ranks.

And on Friday 17th, Ayrshire’s finest, Fatherson , headline the Liquid Rooms (tickets here)
BBC session

They’re also in Wishaw at the Be In Belhaven festival on Sat 18th.

Finally, things pick up in Glasgow scene at the wekend, with the launch of a new venue on the city’s South Side The Glad Cafe, based in Shawlands, opens its doors on Friday 17th with a show from Say Award shortlistees / Chemikal Underground signings Conquering Animal Sound, plus The One Ensemble, and Jonnie Common.
And the following night i.e. Saturday, fellow SAY nominee Rustie, plus Ben Butler & Mousepad and Cru Servers.