As ever, a quick heads-up – pop-metal legends Therapy? are at Glasgow’s Classic Grand any minute now (Monday).

Tuesday 8th sees Rick Redbeard, Adam Stafford and Yusuf Azak hit the north for a Gerry Loves Records showcase at Mad Hatters in Inverness. Next night i.e. Wednesday, Rick and Yusuf play the Sailing Club in Kirkwall (that’s Orkney, for anyone either local or adventurous). Adam doesn’t seem to be on that one, replaced on the bill by Griogair Morrison – but then he rejoins the other two in Shetland, for a show at Mareel, Lerwick, on Friday, and then to Mid Brae Inn, Brae, on Saturday.

We Were Hunted are at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh on Saturday 12th, supporting The Youth and Young

Irish folk/indie four-piece Raglans play a headline show at Nice ‘N’ Sleazy in Glasgow on Wednesday, April 9th, following a UK tour with The Strypes and enthusiastic support from Huw Stephens on Radio 1.

On Thursday 10th it’s the Wide Days music conference again – a day of seminars and panel discussions plus half-a-dozen acts showcasing in the evening. Angus Munro, Birdhead, The Jellyman’s Daughter, LAW, Model Aeroplanes and Tuff Love.
Except Berlin electro duo Schwefelgelb have been added to the bill at the Electric Circus – The Pleasance and Sneaky Pete’s also in use – full details at the Wide Days website.

In Dundee on Thursday, Blood Relatives (i.e. the band formerly known as Kitty and the Lion) are at Buskers.

And in Aberdeen on Thursday, Roddy Woomble is at Aberdeen Lemon Tree, and next night, Friday, at Edinburgh Pleasance.

Saturday sees Call To Mind play the Glad Cafe Glasgow – doubtless plugging new album ‘The Winter Is White’ which is out any time now on Olive Grove Records.

And we just got wind of an all-dayer in Ayr on Saturday – Wired Festival is at the Basement Bar, and has 22 bands on the bill, including the splendidly-named Polar Bears in Purgatory.

Finally, Kelburn Garden Party again trail the festival – which takes place on 6th & 7th July – with a series of warm-up shows. The first is on Sunday 13th April with UK-Mali collaborative project Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate. That’s at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh.