CHRISTMAS is already a distant memory and the calendar has turned to 2018. It’s set to be another busy year of gigs in Glasgow – here’s 10 to look out for.

Marnie, Hug and Pint, January 27: Ladytron vocalist Marnie’s second solo album, Strange Words and Weird Wars was a gem when it was released last year. Now she’s bringing its gloriously hook-heavy synth-pop to the Hug and Pint, for a show that is part of Celtic Connections.

Kendrick Lamar, SSE Hydro, February 11: Damn was a smash hit critically and commercially for the California rapper, turning up on many a best of 2017 list. Now the seven time Grammy Award winner comes to Scotland, offering expansive, clever and vital music that is both socially and politically aware while also crammed with killer tunes.

Lewis Capaldi, O2 ABC, February 17: Whitburn born singer songwriter Capaldi sold out Saint Luke’s in 2017 and now he’s back with his biggest headline show to date. Tickets are already scarce for this one, with the troubadour fresh from a tour with Rag N’ Bone Man and a spot on the BBC Music Sound of 2018 list. He looks set to have a cracking year, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he’s back in even larger buildings before 2018 is done.

Young Fathers, Barrowland, March 24: Three years have passed since the release of Young Fathers second record, but now the Edinburgh trio, winners of the Mercury Music Prize in 2014, are back on the scene. It is in a live setting that they hit a new level though, and what better place to hear them than the surroundings of the Barrowland?

Frightened Rabbit, O2 Academy, March 17: It’s hard to believe that Frightened Rabbit’s breakthrough record The Midnight Organ Fight is now a decade old. The Selkirk outfit are marking the anniversary, like so many bands do these days, by dusting the whole thing down and playing it live. The group’s gigs are always emotion-laden affairs anyway, and this should be a triumphant celebration of a Scottish classic.

Dua Lipa, SSE Hydro, April 12: It’s fair to say that Dua Lipa had a decent 2017, given that a clutch of hit singles and a fine debut album vaulted her towards a seat at pop’s top table. Now she’s got an arena jaunt lined up, and it’ll be interesting to see how the 22-year-old handles that challenge. If it’s anything like the past 12 months then she’ll triumph.

The Streets, O2 Academy, April 20: Seven years have passed since Mike Skinner last hit the road. Now he’s heading back out there, promising old classics and aftershow parties in nearby clubs, while he recently dropped a couple of new songs too.

LCD Soundsystem, SWG3 Galvanizer’s Yard, May 27/28: James Murphy’s two nights at the Barrowland were stunning last year, so he’s back with a couple of outdoor shows over the May bank holiday weekend. Expect an epic party.

Roger Waters, SSE Hydro, June 29/30: Not so much a gig as an experience, the former Pink Floyd man’s Us + Them tour is likely to be the most dazzling show in Scotland this year, coming complete with quad sound, new material, political themes and some favourites from his old band.

TRNSMT, Glasgow Green, June 29-July 1, July 6, July 8: After a hugely successful launch last year, TRSNMT returns to the heart of Glasgow in an expanded format. Running over five days this time, headliners already announced are Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics and the Killers, while a diverse bill includes the likes of synth pop heroes Chvrches, guitar rockers the Courteeners and local star Gerry Cinnamon.