It’s all about the capital this week – Wednesday has Fat Cat signees Paws and local noiseniks Lady North at the Electric Circus, with Errors DJs. This is a Detour night by the way, there are three more during the festival (see the link) each one on the Wednsday

On the same night but in Glasgow, Super Adventure Club are at the Art School – you should listen to them at that link, then imagine how good the show will be given that they are 10 times better live.

Thursday night welcomes reggae legend Toots Hibbert to the Liquid Room. He should have his Maytals with him. (This will make up for the non-appearance of his English cousin and Fringe regular MJ Hibbert).

Same night but in Aberdeen, Le Reno Amps are at Aberdeen’s Tunnels for a rare hometown show.

Then on Friday 10th, recent SAY award nominees Happy Particles bring their twinkiing electronica to Sneaky Pete’s.

Friday 10th in Dundee Doghouse, The Mouse That Ate The Cat– we’ve mentioned them before, keep up… The Dykeenies and Drive-by Argument, you remember?

Saturday 11th and back to the Electric Circus, for The Pictish Trail and Phantom Band mainman Rick Redbeard. Also on the bill is 6music’s Josie Long.

On Sunday 12th, former Bhundu Boy and ‘inspiration’ for Bwani Junction, Rise Kagona, is at the Jazz Bar

And all week, Irish singer-songwrityer Jack Lukeman‘s cabaret show The 27 Club, which, yes, covers of acts who died at the age of 27. (On 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th at the Acoustic Music Centre, St. Brides).

Speaking of things festival-long, former Dawn of the Reps frontman Paul Vickers goes all surreal on us with his Twonkey’s Kingdom show. It’s part of the Free Fringe, daily at The Hive in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, from 3pm. (not 7 or 21-22).

Keeping things country-wide, Bfest in Wick sees The Proclaimers on Saturday, plus Fatherson, Katie out of Pearl and the Puppets, and Penguins Kill Polar Bears, cleary out of hibernation as well as a GoNorth stage with Make Sparks and Vigo Thieves.

Finally, God help the residents of Edinburgh’s Northumberland Street on Saturday 11th, – the basement flat at number 51 hosts GARAGE, a club of sorts. The neighbourhood will resonate between 7 and 9pm to the sounds of Usurper (featuring members of Giant Tank and Missing Twin) as well as Blood Stereo – exiled Scots act beloved of Thusrton Moore and featuring Prick Decay man Dylan Nyoukis. Eek.