Fringe Q&A: Dominic Frisby: Libertarian Love Songs

Fringe Q&A: Dominic Frisby: Libertarian Love Songs

From Dominic Frisby come comic songs, stories and stand-up for people who think the government should stay out of it. If you believe in things like free speech, free trade, bitcoin or Brexit, you’ll like this. If you think the government, BBC or EU has the answers, you won’t. AAA caught up with Dominic for a chat… This isn’t your first time at the Fringe? No. I first went to the fringe in 1998. Before…

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Fringe Q&A: Frisky & Mannish’s PopLab

Fringe Q&A: Frisky & Mannish’s PopLab

Ten years since they burst onto the scene with their wildly popular brand of musical infotainment, Frisky & Mannish are officially Pop PhDs, fully qualified to conduct scientific analyses of the molecular intersections between every pop song ever. Shameless Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs since 2009. International jet-setters from Shepherd’s Bush Empire to Sydney Opera House. Adelaide and Brighton prize winners. Featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Three. And they have a podcast,…

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The Cure announce live box set ahead of Scottish show

The Cure announce live box set ahead of Scottish show

Ahead of their visit to Scotland next week, veteran goth rockers The Cure have announced a new concert film to celebrate some of the band’s 40th anniversary shows. CURÆTION-25: From There To Here | From Here To There will feature footage from The Cure’s set at the 2018 edition of the Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival, which was curated by frontman Robert Smith. The concent saw the legendary band play one song from each of The…

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Watch: Pixies share new animated video ahead of Edinburgh gig

Watch: Pixies share new animated video ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their eagerly-awaited return to Edinburgh next month, American alt-rock behemoths Pixies have shared their new single, Catfish Kate, along with its official animated video. You can watch it here. The single is lifted from the US band’s upcoming new album, Beneath The Eyrie, and follows on from the single On Graveyard Hill. Pixies’ new album – their first since 2016’s Head Carrier – is due to be released on September 13 on their…

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Bon Iver announce album listening party in Edinburgh

Bon Iver announce album listening party in Edinburgh

Grammy-winning Wisconsin indie band Bon Iver have unveiled listening parties for new album, ‘i,i’ – including one in Edinburgh next month. Six UK venues have been selected for ‘i,i’ events: Rough Trade East and Rough Trade West in London, Resident in Brighton, Assai Records in Edinburgh and Drift in Totnes. Those who pre-order the album via Edinburgh’s Assai Records will even be able to enter a draw to win the record’s test pressing. Check out…

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Tickets for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award live event in Edinburgh on sale now

Tickets for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award live event in Edinburgh on sale now

On Friday, 26 July at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award will bring together incredible artists and music fans to celebrate the strength and diversity of Scottish music. Twenty outstanding Scottish albums will be announced as this year’s SAY Award Longlist, all in the running for the £20,000 prize and coveted title of Scottish Album of the Year. Ahead of the reveal at the Live at the Longlist…

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Review: Kylie Minogue, Edinburgh Castle

Review: Kylie Minogue, Edinburgh Castle

There aren’t many pop stars whose career can span over 30 years and still manage to sell out consecutive nights at an 8,600-capacity venue – but then not every pop star has gained the same legendary status as Kylie Minogue. And the 51-year-old proved how it’s done last night on the final night of her two-date showcase at Edinburgh Castle. For Edinburgh fans it had been a long time coming, as the Aussie superstar hadn’t…

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Lewis Capaldi signed Chewbacca mask up for auction – bid on it here

Lewis Capaldi signed Chewbacca mask up for auction – bid on it here

Following an incredible weekend of music for 150,000 TRNSMT Festival fans, organisers DF Concerts have released a bid for the signed Lewis Capaldi Chewbacca mask with funds set to go to the Scottish charity Tiny Changes. The charity, which was set up by Frightened Rabbit band members to focus on mental health and making tiny changes, will benefit from the top eBay bid which was set-up by one of the festival organisers working backstage at…

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TRNSMT festival: Day 3 round-up

TRNSMT festival: Day 3 round-up

George Ezra, Scottish superstars Lewis Capaldi and Emeli Sandé, The Kooks, The Wombats, Circa Waves, Catherine McGrath and more smashed the third day of the sold-out TRNSMT Festival 2019. As the sun set on the sold-out festival, organisers DF Concerts confirmed dates for 2020 as 10 – 12 July with a spectacular projection on Glasgow’s McLennan Arch and Trongate Clock Tower, seen by tens of thousands of fans who exited from Glasgow Green after George…

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TRNSMT festival: Day 2 round-up

TRNSMT festival: Day 2 round-up

After a hugely successful sold-out opening day, music fans returned to the heart of Glasgow Green on Saturday for another unforgettable day of live music in the glorious Scottish sunshine for day two of TRNSMT Festival. The second day of another sold-out TRNSMT Festival featured yet another outstanding array of international stars, with artists from the likes of Australia, Canada and Norway performing at Scotland’s biggest music festival. And, for the third consecutive year, the…

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