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.
Winterlizard8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
Edinburgh black metal hellraisers with distinct doom overtones.
Stonewall Noise Orchestra7:30pm – 12:30am, £8Bannermans
Swedish stoner rock unit formed in 2004 by members of the defunct Demon Cleaner, Snicken and Jansson.
Eric Martin7:30pm – 11:00pm, £12 (£10)Bannermans
The Mr. Big singer/songwriter plays an unplugged and up-close set.
The Business7:30pm – 11:00pm, £6Bannermans
Notorious London oi punk noisemakers, shrouded in a mess of urban folklore.
12 Gauge8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
The hard rockin' Liverpudlians blend rock and metal to their whimsy.
Evil Blood8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
Reassuringly noisy night taking in Evil Blood's longstanding brand of speed metal, with suitably thrashy support.
Triaxis7:30pm – 11:00pm, £9 (£7)Bannermans
The Welsh heavy metalers return to slay Bannermans for the second time.
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.