Here's our picks for this week! Monday Stars of Sunday League, Broadcast 2000, Jeremy Warmsley and more @ The Luminaire, London This lovely, intimate north London venue offers up some homegrown tunes to make you feel like you're right in your very own living room. Headliner, Stars of Sunday League, composed of Euan Robinson and Sarah Triggs are joined by Max Jones on accordion this evening for their wee Scottish EP launch. It is stripped down folk at its best, sparce enough musically to reveal the "heart on sleeve" lyrics to full effect. They are supported by Broadcast 2000 who pose a contrast with their full folky sound...xylophones, stings, the works! For tickets http://www.wegottickets.co.uk Tuesday Mary Gauthier @ Hare and Hounds Kings Heath, Birmingham Given her age (born in 1962 to a mother she never knew), and her array of painful experiences, Mary Gauthier has only been a recording artist for the past dozen years. Signed to Lost Highway: home to a great many forerunners of contemporary folk-Americana and with a voice which speaks of, often, the most brutal truths she really does promise to be a sobering live experience. More tour dates at www.myspace.com/marygauthier For tickets http://www.wegottickets.co.uk Wednesday She Keeps Bees @ Hare and Hounds Kinds Heath, Birmingham Aptly named She Keeps Bees are Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant, a lovely coupley two piece who aren't disgustingly saccharine sweet. Hints of Cat Power and Picastro with a bluesy touch. More tour dates at www.shekeepsbees.com For tickets http://www.wegottickets.co.uk Thursday Sky Larkin @ Exeter Carver, Exeter Energetic three piece, pop-punk kids from Leeds offer up catchy tracks laced with brilliant guitar riffs in the vein of Rilo Kiley and Someone Still Loves Your Boris Yeltsin. For more tour dates see www.weareskylarkin.com For tickets http://www.wegottickets.co.uk Friday Rachel Unthank & the Winterset @ Isle of Lewis This folk quartet from Northumbria made their name back in 2004 but 5 years and an array of awards and recognition later they are one of the most successful British bands to emerge from the traditional folk scene. More tour dates at www.rachelunthank.com For tickets http://www.seetickets.com Saturday David Byrne @ The Playhouse, Edinburgh Scottish-American recording artist undoubtedly best known for being one of the founding members of Talking Heads plays his homeland tonight! More dates at www.davidbyrne.com For tickets http://www.seetickets.com Sunday Popup @ Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow This Scottish four piece offer up their album A Time and a Place. Damien Gilhooly's witty, dry observations are given a touch more charm with his broad accent and delightfully familiar, coversational tone! For more info www.myspace.com/popuptheband For tickets http://www.wegottickets.co.uk