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Few artists have been so comfortabe in both the rock and rap spheres as The Roots. Through their tremendous musicianship and their relentless cr...
In the early 1990s, artists like Massive Attack and DJ Shadow were updating hip-hop with a more cinematic style, with more jazz and electronica,...
The Twilight Sad
The howling gale-force guitars and morose lyrics of The Twilight Sad place the band in a dark place, outside, on a cold Scottish winter’s ...
Queens Of The Stone Age
Queens of The Stone Age are the standout band of hard rock over the last 20 years, with a superlative discography featuring at least three class...
Elbow / Guy Garvey
In 2015 Guy Garvey released his debut solo album Courting The Squall, after almost a decade and a half as the lead singer and principal...
Andrew Weatherall Techno DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall is as renowned for his intricate remixes as he is for torching dance floors from Sub ...
Falkirk-based musician and filmmaker Adam Stafford has been a consistent presence on the Scottish music scene of the early millennium, and is fr...
Amanda Palmer’s not one for doing things by halves. Affectionately known as Amanda Fucking Palmer, the only consistent element in her huge...
Wed 12 Sep
Jason Manford - Muddle Class
Grand Hall, Palace Complex
19:30 - , Entry £27.50
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
More than thirty years after burning brightly and burning out in just a couple of years as singer with post-punk rioters The Birthday Party, Nic...
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Mysterious Canadian collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor are a post-rock, chamber rock, everything-in-the-mood band, constructing towering, terrifying g...
East India Youth
William Doyle, purveyor of extraordinary electronic popular music, hails from Bournemouth - but stumbled upon his moniker whilst living near the East Indi...
Polyrhythmic art rock champs Django Django met at the Edinburgh Art School in 2009 - in fact, you could say that the stars aligned to bring Dave Mac...
It's well known that synth-pop band Chvrches ditched the "u" in their otherwise holy moniker to avoid coming a cropper on religious Google searches. This ...
Relative veterans of the UK’s ever-fertile DIY scene, Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rodgers originally formed Sacred Paws while playing together ...
Philadelphia native Kurt Vile’s solo career originally began in the early 2000s, when he began making cassettes of his home recordings, inspired by ...
Glasgow band United Fruit were one of only a handful of Scottish acts to
Canadian indie quintet Alvvays formed in the wake of singer Molly Rankin’s 2010 solo EP She, and her burgeoning songwriting partnership wit...
Belle & Sebastian
Glasgow indie pop titans Belle & Sebastian’s debut album Tigermilk first appeared in 1996, through Stow College’s in-house indepe...
Built To Spill
Idaho’s Boise Metropolitan Area is commonly known as the ‘Treasure Valley’, and as the area's most celebrated indie rock troupe, Doug Ma...
Originally the solo bedroom project of San Diego's Nathan Williams, adopting a lo-fi indie rock approach towards Sonic Youth-style noise and Wipers-esque ...
Canadian noise rock trio METZ originally came together in 2007, when vocalist/guitarist Alex Edkins and drummer Hayden Menzies began playing DIY shows tog...
Formed in 1989 in Buffalo, New York, Mercury Rev would go on to define much of the psychedelic sounds that characterised indie rock in the late 90s. The i...
Ratking "When I spit you see my veins," throws Patrick "Wiki" Morales on the 2014 track Canal; Ratking don't do things by halves. The New York t...
As vocalist and guitarist Tim Darcy describes it, there's something "cosmic" about the band Ought. The Canadian post-punks formed in Montreal in 2012, whi...
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