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.
Chasar/Rushar7:30pm – 12:30am, £9 (£7)Bannermans
Two sets from the same band – one original, and one in their Rush tribute guise.
Barb Wire Dolls7:30pm – 11:00pm, £11 (£9)Bannermans
LA-based street rock unit, originally formed at The Ikarus artist commune on the island of Crete.
Jex Thoth7:30pm – 11:00pm, £8Bannermans
Psychedelic doom rockers from the USA, fronted by the haunting vocals of leading lady Jex Thoth.
The Altered Hourstimes vary, £5various venues
Irish psych types, crossing the sea for their UK tour.
Chris Glen8:00pm – 11:00pm, £15 (£12)Bannermans
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band chappie plays a special set.
The Smokin' Prophets8:00pm – 11:00pm, £tbcBannermans
Southampton rock'n'roll fearsome foursome, led by Marty Mayhem.
Hanzel und Gretyl7:30pm – 11:00pm, £13 (£11)Bannermans
NYC industrial metal outfit formed by members of Kaizer Von Loopy and Vas Kallas back in't February 1993.
Sinnergod7:30pm – 11:00pm, £7Bannermans
The UK goth-meets-metal putfit make their return to Bannermans.
Hung Like Hanratty7:30pm – 11:00pm, £7Bannermans
The Sutton-in-Ashfield punk rockers take their debut LP on't road.
Precious Fewtimes vary, £5various venues
German duo often drawing comparisons to the likes of Nico and PJ Harvey.
Great Scott and The Jigawatts8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
Bluesy rockers imbued with bounteous psychedilic grooves.
The Pat McManus Bandtimes vary, prices varyvarious venues
Blues-meets-rock trio headed up by former Mama’s Boys and Celtus guitarist/violinist, Pat McManus.
Louise Distras8:00pm – 12:30am, £5Bannermans
Critically acclaimed female punk rocker carrying the torch of Billy Bragg and Joe Strummer.
Certain Death8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5Bannermans
The Kirkaldy metal crossover kings do their best to destroy Bannermans. Again.
Rick Thorne7:30pm – 11:00pm, £10 (£8)Bannermans
The BMX legend brings his hardcore/metal/punk jams along instead of, y'know, his bike.
Deafening8:00pm – 11:00pm, £6Bannermans
Dutch metal outfit channelling a classic, yet stoner-grunge-metal kinda vibe.