Wide Days music convention hailed ‘most successful ever’

Wide Days music convention hailed ‘most successful ever’

The eighth Wide Days music convention (21-22 April) has been hailed the most successful to date, with full event passes for the event selling out and showcases attracting a record 1,000 registrations from members of the public. Taking place in Edinburgh at Teviot Row House, the conference hosted on day one attracted 250 delegates for panels on topics including artist development, the future of festivals, ticketing and utilising data from digital services to plan releases and…

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Lift To Experience set for first Scottish show in 15 years at Fringe

Lift To Experience set for first Scottish show in 15 years at Fringe

Nothing Ever Happens Here – the ever-excellent series of year-round concerts at Summerhall – has confirmed the latest of its headliners for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe live music programme. Indie supergroup Lift To Experience will be bringing their fabled shoegaze to Summerhall’s Dissection Room on 17 August. This is NEHH’s second confirmed headliner for their curated run of fringe events, joining Charlotte Church’s Pop Dungeon two-night run, and following in the footsteps of last year’s headliners…

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The Walking Dead boss hints Rick Grimes could be killed in Season 8

The Walking Dead boss hints Rick Grimes could be killed in Season 8

Rick Grimes, leader of the survivors in hit zombie series The Walking Dead, could be killed off in a future episode. That’s according to Scott M Gimple, the Walking Dead’s showrunner, who has spoken out about the show’s future plans. Four central characters – Glenn (played by Steven Yeun), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), Spencer (Austin Nichols) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) – as the long-running AMC show ended its seventh season earlier this month. Now, Gimple has spoken…

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First photos revealed for House Of Cards season 5

First photos revealed for House Of Cards season 5

Ahead of its new season premiere on Netflix in May, the first official photos have been released for House Of Cards season five. The Netflix political drama first hit our screens in 2013, starring Kevin Spacey as politician Frank Underwood. The hit series will return for its fifth season on May 30. You see the new photos below. You can also watch a teaser trailer for the new season at the foot of the page. A…

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Lawsuit blocks new Prince EP Deliverance

Lawsuit blocks new Prince EP Deliverance

As reported on AAA yesterday, a surprise new Prince EP was to be released this week – but it appears to have been pulled after the late singer’s estate filed a lawsuit seeking to block it. The six-track EP, titled Deliverance, was due to drop tomorrow (April 21) to mark the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death. However, the EP’s pre-order page has now vanished from iTunes and its title track,  which debuted yesterday, is no longer…

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Paramore announce Edinburgh gig

Paramore announce Edinburgh gig

It’s been a busy day for Paramore fans, with the band unveiling new single Hard Times, announcing new album After Laughter – and giving details of a short tour that brings them to Edinburgh this summer. The Hayley Williams-fronted outfit will visit the Usher Hall on June 22 on a six-date tour that also sees the band stop off in Manchester, London, Bristol, Dublin and Belfast. The album After Laughter will be released on 12 May….

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John Bishop to play 14 Edinburgh Fringe shows

John Bishop to play 14 Edinburgh Fringe shows

John Bishop will play 14 shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. And this year the Liverpudlian funnyman will snub the Capital’s bigger venues and perform a series of intimate gigs in the 278-seater Cow Barn. Bishop will be performing previews of his Winging It autumn tour from August 12 to 25. Among the other big-name acts announced today by Underbelly is Jason Manford, who is also returning to the city for a week of ‘work in progress’…

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New Prince EP released this week – listen to title track Deliverance here

New Prince EP released this week – listen to title track Deliverance here

To mark the one-year anniversary of his tragic death, a surprise new Prince EP will be released this week. The EP is titled Deliverance and features six “new, undiscovered studio recordings” that the Minneapolis maestro recorded between 2006 and 2008. The EP’s title track is available to download now on Apple Music and iTunes – but according to Prince’s website, the song is only available in the US due to licensing laws. Deliverance also includes…

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The Walking Dead-themed bar to open in Edinburgh

The Walking Dead-themed bar to open in Edinburgh

A new pop-up bar based on zombie drama The Walking Dead is to open in Edinburgh next month. Hot on the heels of Blood And Wine, a Game Of Thrones-themed pop-up, comes Survive, a pub based on the hit zombie series. Survive, the latest Edinburgh venture from The Pop-Up Geeks, will open its doors next month in the Capital at One Below, a venue beneath Belgian bar Six Degrees North. The bar will run on…

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Edinburgh’s Pollyanna McIntosh set for bigger role in The Walking Dead S8

Edinburgh’s Pollyanna McIntosh set for bigger role in The Walking Dead S8

Hit zombie series The Walking Dead will make three of its supporting castmembers regulars for its eighth season – including Edinburgh actress Pollyanna McIntosh. The hugely-popular AMC show routinely reshuffles its cast list each season, with a small number of primary actors usually leaving the show following the death or exit of their character from the story. These spots in the cast are normally filled by either existing characters (who then become a more integral…

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