Unless otherwise stated, expect gigs to start at around 8.30pm to 9pm.

TONIGHT Gothic Chicken (White Hart, Crewkerne, £7, tickets from 01460 77415): A Crewkerne Music Club presentation. The august club patrons seem to have a marked fondness for rampant psychedelia, bless their paisley loon pants.

Marc Robinson & The Counterfeit Crickets/Memphis 56 (Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, £14): Britain's foremost Buddy Holly tribute act receive sterling support from local rockabilly rampagers Memphis 56.

Jam On It (Finn's, Westham Road, Weymouth): It's a jam session all the gear is provided, you just turn up before 9pm and book yourself a slot.

John Stone (Bar on the Corner, St Thomas Street, Weymouth): Coldplay to Kylie to Kevin Bloody Wilson from one man and his guitar.

B J McCabe (Richmoor Hotel, The Esplanade, Weymouth): Decades of pop from Beejer.

Perry & Denise (RAOB Club, Crescent Street, Weymouth): Pop covers from this duo, here every Thursday.

Traditional Tune Session (Cove House Inn, ChiswelI, Portland): The weekly informal, unamplified celebration of the folk tune.

Panic Attack (Lulworth Cove Hotel, West Lulworth).

FRIDAY Sweethearts (Finns, Westham Road, Weymouth): A reuniting of this legendary Weymouth punk band high-energy hi-jinks guaranteed.

Little Dixie (Three Horseshoes, Mill Street, Burton Bradstock): Mutter Slater's original material is beginning to attract the kind of attention that it deserves. I can say no more Jubb and the Dirty Sleeves (Park Hotel, Grange Road, Weymouth): Cutting-edge real creative proper pop from Si Carruthers' band.

Chemical Alley (Black Dog, St Mary Street, Weymouth): Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs and the Ordinary Boys from Rac and company.

Mike Walker (Old George, Trinity Street, Dorchester): Pop covers.

X10s (George Inn, Custom House Quay, Weymouth): A brand-new name to us, with accompanying lack of information. We eagerly anticipate a press release from the band soon.

The Crack (Excise House, Hope Square, Weymouth): It's party time, and you're in the best of hands.

Moveable Feast (Hardy's, West Street, Bridport): Pop and rock covers.

Take It Easy (Cove House Inn, ChiswelI, Portland): Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughan and original material from the new generation of Pulpit Rockers.

String Whistle (Lugger Inn, West Street, Chickerell, Weymouth): Jazz, blues, Celtic songs and instrumentals, a bit of country and the odd 16th century dance tune thrown in for good measure.

Ian Sedwell (Queen's Hotel, King Street, Weymouth): Original material and covers in a John Martyn/Davy Graham style.

Memphis 56 (Dolphin Hotel, Park Street, Weymouth): Rockabilly and rock'n'roll, played with true devotion.

Itchy & Scratchy (Spice Ship, Preston Road, Preston, Weymouth): Marco and Al take the duo format beyond its usual remit.

Ann & Norman (Sun Inn, King Street, Weymouth).

Alexander (Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland): Cabaret-style entertainment.

Andy Arnold (Duke of Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth): Truly authentic 50s-style rock'n'roll, plus a 70s segue.

Bill Solo (Wellington Arms, St Alban Street, Weymouth): Audience-participation friendly pop and rock covers from Bill.

Darren H (Weymouth Working Men's Club, Mitchell Street, Weymouth).

SATURDAY Fleetwood Bac (Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, £10 advance/£12 at the door, tickets from 01297 442138): Possibly the only Fleetwood Mac tribute band in the world to receive the official seal of approval from Mick Fleetwood himself.

Pink Floyd tribute with Us And Them (Finns, Westham Road, Weymouth): A self-explanatory listing; journey to the dark side of the moon and find a puddle. £2 admission.

Shooter (Park Hotel, Grange Road, Weymouth): Kaiser Chiefs to Kings Of Leon to The Killers and Razorlight from this fine band.

Turnet Doone (Hope & Anchor, St Martin's Lane, Bridport): Pop and rock covers.

Left Right & Centre (Excise House, Hope Square, Weymouth): An eclectic mix of pop and rock from the 60s through to the present day as practiced by the likes of The Hollies, Joe Cocker, Jellyfish, Ben Folds and The Coral.

Hokum Society (Jolly Sailor, Castletown, Portland): If blues guitar is your thing, you will thoroughly enjoy this performance from our local experts.

Dolmen (Ropemakers, East Street, Bridport): Full-on high-energy Celtic rock.

New Breed (George Inn, Custom House Quay, Weymouth): Incubus to The Darkness, Rage Against the Machine to Daniel Bedingfield from fine young musicians.

Mutter Slater & friends (Crown Inn, West Bay Road, Bridport): The Little Dixie frontman is joined by Phil Rosenberg (guitar), Chris Rickard (piano) and Jim Shearman (drums).

Raven (Hardy's, West Street, Bridport): Rock covers.

Let Me Out (George Inn, Reforne, Portland): A huge range of covers, from Travis to Ricky Martin, Divine Comedy, James, Shania Twain, Semisonics and loads more.

Off The Rails (New Inn, Littlemoor Road, Weymouth): Blues-influenced rock from seasoned musicians.

Cardy & Coke (Island Country Music Club, Kimberlin Club, Westcliff community Centre, Blacknor Road, Portland): C&C are described as one of the best duos on the UK country scene. Music from 8pm to 12am, £4 adults, half-price kids, open to everyone, disabled-friendly. All welcome.

String Whistle (The Woodman, South Street, Bridport): Blues, jazz and folk as Rob plays recorders, whistles, flutes, clarinet and sax, and Dave plays acoustic guitar and keyboard.

Vending Machine Repair Men (Sailor's Return, Nicholas Street, Weymouth): Emma fronts covers from The Bangles to The Beatles.

Ian Sedwell (Queen's Hotel, King Street, Weymouth): Classy acoustic guitar and vocals from Ian.

Jack Daniels so-low (Bridge Inn, Bridge Inn Lane, Preston, Weymouth): The Howling front man is all on his Jack Jones.

Grumpy Old Men (Punchbowl, Easton Street, Portland): Shadows to Thin Lizzy to Led Zeppelin from well-known faces from the Risky Biz stable.

Johnny Mack (Dolphin Hotel, Park Street, Weymouth): A tribute to Rod Stewart, plus rock, pop and soul covers.

Sunstroke (Duke of Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth): Rock'n'roll and more from Bob and Smudge.

Retro (Weymouth Working Men's Club, Mitchell Street, Weymouth): Classic rock covers from the 60s and 70s from seasoned local musicians.

Andy Arnold (RAOB Club, Crescent Street, Weymouth).

SUNDAY Riff Junkies (Lazy Lizard, The Esplanade, Weymouth): The Riffs funk it up large for those who aren't scared about work on Monday mornings. A guest appearance by Steve Rock-Stance' Rossant's new amp should be a highlight. Mmmmm...Fender.

Skinned Beaver (Park Hotel, Grange Road, Weymouth): Your host Pete vaults from behind the bar and straps on a guitar as he joins the Beavers for an acoustically-orientated version of their classic rock set, from 3pm.

String Whistle (George Inn, Reforne, Portland): Jazz, blues, Celtic songs and instrumentals, a bit of country and the odd 16th century dance tune thrown in for good measure, from 4pm.

Jam with Mutter & Gareth (Ropemakers, East Street, Bridport): The Little Dixie and Crying Out Loud men host this jam session through the afternoon.

Acoustic Marmalade (Sailor's Return, Nicholas Street, Weymouth): Not quite a jam, therefore marmalade, a showcase for new and established acoustic acts. Music from 6pm.

Jammy init (Waverley Arms, Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth): There's a regular jam session here on Sunday evenings from 8.30pm until closing time. Partial backline is provided, and multiple musical ensembles are actively encouraged.

Rob Koral & Sue Hawker (Elm Tree Inn, Langton Herring, near Weymouth): Jazz guitar and vocals of the very highest quality from Rob and Sue this lunchtime.

Zo Schwarz & Rob Koral (King's Arms, High East Street, Dorchester): This jazz duo will be appearing here every Sunday night for the foreseeable future.

A to Z (Little Ship, Victoria Square, Portland): I'm pretty sure that this is Andy Dixson and Zac from AC/Beebies, but I could be wrong.

Surprise Blues Band (Three Compasses, Charminster): Terry's got some blues happening at his compact and bijou boozer.

Chris & Aub (Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland): Punter-friendly pop, from 4pm to 7pm.

Darren H (Prince of Wales, Park Street, Weymouth): Cabaret-style entertainment from Darren, here every Sunday from 6pm to 9pm.

Andy Arnold (Duke of Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth): Authentic 50s rock'n'roll, plus a nod to the 70s, from around 6pm.

MONDAY Jam with Take It Easy (George Inn, Reforne, Portland): The new generation of Portland's musical talent host this jam session.

Pete Howell (Russell Hotel, The Esplanade, Weymouth): Vocals and accordion from the one they call the Dorset Thatcher, appearing here every Monday.

TUESDAY Julie Lewis's Odd Tuesday (Isobar, Trinity Road, Weymouth): Jazz pianist and vocalist extraordinaire Julie plays here every Tuesday that falls on an odd date of the month. Expect jazz standards, wonderful original material and the odd guest.

Jam with Take It Easy (George Inn, Reforne, Portland): Biggsy junior and friends host another jam session.

Jam with Ian (Sun Inn, King Street, Weymouth): Ian Sedwell hosts an acoustic jam session here every Tuesday.

Mark Allen (RAOB Club, Crescent Street, Weymouth): Cabaret-style entertainment here every Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY Jazz at the Three Compasses (Three Compasses, Charminster): The TCJ house band begin proceedings, after which all jazz-orientated musicians are invited to the stage.

Acoustic Jam Session (Park Hotel, Grange Road, Weymouth): The regular jam session here of a Wednesday night, hosted by Dave of Methane 57 and Beaver fame.

Jam with Mark (Wellington Arms, St Alban Street, Weymouth): Mark Stacey hosts this regular acoustic jam session.

Kirby (Bar 2012, Upper Bond Street, Weymouth): Acoustic pop/rock guitar and vocals, embracing Jeff Buckley, REM and the like.

Jefferson Jon (Russell Hotel, The Esplanade, Weymouth): Country, and also western, from Big John.

B J McCabe (Black Bear, High Street, Wool): Pop and rock covers from the 50s onwards.

CHRIS LONERGAN www.chrislonergan.co.uk