This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week… Our Fathers What would you do if a stranger asked you to father her child? If your dad thought dance school turned you gay? If you’d never seen the man behind the mask? A moving and unforgiving tribute by three performers whose faraway fathers might just make an appearance. International company Babakas take inspiration from stand-up comedy, contemporary dance and The Sopranos to tell a…

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Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl half-time show

Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl half-time show

Pop singer Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl half-time show next year, 14 years after his infamous appearance at the event alongside Janet Jackson, which saw him accidentally rip her top to expose her nipples. The 36-year-old chart-topper announced the news on Twitter, sharing a short clip alongside US talkshow host Jimmy Fallon. “I DO have the time. Half the time”, the former N-Sync singer captioned the clip. The news was also confirmed by…

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Deaf Havana announce new release ahead of Edinburgh gig

Deaf Havana announce new release ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh next month, Norfolk rockers Deaf Havana have announced they are releasing a reworked version of their album All These Countless Nights this Friday (Oct 27). All These Countless Nights – Reworked’ is a deluxe edition that sees the original album tracklisting appear on disc one, as well as a trio of bonus tracks, whilst disc two features the entire album reworked. The reworked tracks were…

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Listen: The Slow Readers Club release new single ahead of Scottish gig

Listen: The Slow Readers Club release new single ahead of Scottish gig

Ahead of their sell-out Scottish gig in December, Manchester-based four piece The Slow Readers Club have released what’s arguably their most potent and powerful single to date – Lunatic. You can listen to it below. The band – comprising of Aaron Starkie (vocals), Kurtis Starkie (guitar and vocals), James Ryan (bass) and David Whitworth (drums) – have drawn comparisons with Interpol, The Killers and The National. They count among their fans Jim and Saul from…

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Win a pair of tickets to see James Arthur in Glasgow

Win a pair of tickets to see James Arthur in Glasgow

Five years on from his X Factor triumph, James Arthur is embarking on a UK arena tour that includes a date in Glasgow next month – and AAA have got three pairs of tickets to give away. It’s been an extraordinary six months for comeback king Arthur. After returning with his single Say You Won’t Let Go, the singer-songwriter has gone on to achieve multiple number one singles, a platinum-selling album, sold out tours and…

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Listen to new Foo Fighters song, Soldier

Listen to new Foo Fighters song, Soldier

Foo Fighters have released Soldier – a brand new song that will feature on a benefit compilation to support Planned Parenthood. You can listen to it below. The track – an outtake from the recording sessions for Concrete and Gold, the Foos’ recently-released ninth studio album – will appear on the ‘7 inches for the Planned Parenthood compilation, alongside songs from Scottish electro act Chvrches, St Vincent, Bjork and Sleater Kinney. The compilation also includes…

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Listen: Rising star Georgie releases new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Listen: Rising star Georgie releases new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of her support slot with Jake Bugg at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh next month, Mansfield troubadour Georgie has released new single Hard Times. You can listen to it here. The brand new track is beautifully stripped back, with the sparse piano arrangement laying her rich, powerful vocals and deft songwriting bare. Hard Times will be released alongside bonus acoustic track This Ain’t Heaven. Following the single release, Georgie will support Bugg across all…

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Daryl is “ready to kill everybody” in The Walking Dead season 8

Daryl is “ready to kill everybody” in The Walking Dead season 8

The Walking Dead’s eighth season is just days away – and it’s going to be epic. Norman Reedus, who plays loveable redneck Daryl Dixon in the hit zombie show, says his character is “ready to kill everybody”. “He’s just got revenge on his mind this year,” Reedus revealed. “He’s ready to kill everybody, no matter what the group says, no matter what anybody says. “He’s just like, ‘Nah, screw it. Everybody dies.’ He’s very focused…

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Catholic Action share new video ahead of Edinburgh gig

Catholic Action share new video ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of next month’s visit to Edinburgh – where they will perform tracks from eagerly-awaited debut album In Memory Of – Glasgow’s Catholic Action have shared the video for new single Black & White. You can check it out below. In Memory Of is released on Friday (Oct 20) via Modern Sky. A vivid collection of smart guitar-pop anthems, the record is as rewarding as it is challenging and features BBC Radio 1 favourites L.U.V. and…

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Interview: Stuart McHugh, Jockrock

Interview: Stuart McHugh, Jockrock

Scotland’s longest-running indie music website, Jockrock.org, celebrates two decades since it crept onto the web (and into print) with a show this Friday (October 20). And what a line-up they’ve planned. To mark the occasion, Ballboy, Mitchell Museum, Stoor and David MacGregor (of Kid Canaveral) will perform at Stereo in Glasgow. It’s an early gig – doors at 7pm – with the throng able to retire across the road for DJs including Jim Gellatly spinning the finest moments in Scottish indie…

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