A firm favourite with local bands and punters alike, Bannerman's is a laid-back pub tucked semi-underground on the Cowgate. Aside from the extensive and variety gig schedule, bonuses include cheap pool and good banter from a (broadly) rock and indie crowd. Though the mirrored toilets may well make you regret that last flaming sambuca.
Insision8:00pm – 11:00pm, £10 (£8)Bannermans
Old school Swedish death metal lot let by Carl Birath.
Obsessive Compulsive8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
Intimate show to launch the noisy, female-fronted Mancunian rockers second album.
Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash7:30pm – 11:00pm, £13.50Bannermans
Founding original member Martin Turner performs a selection of Wishbone Ash favourites. Rescheduled date.
Mad Nurse8:00pm – 11:00pm, £4Bannermans
Edinburgh-based noisemakers who describe their thang as 'post explosive'; basically, it's a clatter of instruments, sonic arguments and noise-pop smacks to the face.
The Maudlin Hounds8:00pm – 11:00pm, £4Bannermans
More hard rock soundscapes from the Norwegian noisemakers.
Iron Witch7:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
Sludge-infested Liverpudlian quintet swamped in discordant feedback, drudging riffs and vicious dirge-core soundscapes.
Weatherbird8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
Indie-pop and rock offerings from the End of the Trail records signees, making a second 2013 trip to Bannermans' lair.
Skeletons8:00pm – 11:00pm, £4Bannermans
Punk-meets-rock 'burgh lot formed from the ashes of the Liberty Bells.
Koffin Kats8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
Detroit-based trio of the punk, rock and psychobilly persuasion, led by Vic Victor on vocals and upright bass.
Simple as Funk8:00pm – 11:00pm, £4Bannermans
Edinburgh-based seven-piece funk-meets-rock fusion, instrumentally-fueled on saxaphone, bass, drums and double guitar.
Comedy Of Errors8:00pm – 11:00pm, FreeBannermans
The Weegie progressive rockers bring the epic symphonies, intent on staging their very own neo prog revivial.
Arcane Corps8:00pm – 11:00pm, £4Bannermans
Edinburgh brutal metal lot, with a heavy twist and a penchant for noisemaking.
The Jokers8:00pm – 11:00pm, £8.50Bannermans
The classic-styled rock lot take tour their second LP, of which you can expect to hear a fair few tracks.
Descend, Evil Blood, Depthcharge8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
Showcase night of thrash and death metal to truly test the abilities of yer lugholes.
Firebrand Super Rock8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
Heavy metal outfit big on the screaming solos, pounding drums and relentless vocals.