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.
The Pablos8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
The Edinburgh-based psychedelic new wave/garage noisemakers play a headline set.
Deadloss Superstar8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
The Aberdeen metal legends make their long-awaited return to Edinburgh.
Rab Howat Band10:00pm – 11:00pm, FreeBannermans
The classic rock regulars host a festive gig outing.
Hogmanay Jam Session6:00pm – 12:00am, FreeBannermans
Bannermans mark the end of the year – and bring in 2015 – with a wee live jam session, as is their way.
Glastines10:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
The alternative indie rock lot hit Bannermans for the first time.
Wrongnote8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
Glaswegian alternative rock unit who self-describe their sound as 'cathartic outsider-rock with splashings of extra-dimensional porn soundtrack', which is nice.
Skyclad8:00pm – 11:00pm, £10 (£8)Bannermans
Longstanding British metalheads with heavy folk influences.
Athenia8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
The Dundee metal quintet cart their noisy wares to Bannermans.