Suicide Squad fans get first look at Jared Leto’s Joker

Suicide Squad fans get first look at Jared Leto’s Joker

Comic book fans got a first full look at Jared Leto’s Joker from next year’s much-anticipated Suicide Squad movie after Empire magazine revealed what he looks like. The actor/singer graces the cover of the new issue of Empire, which hits newsstands on October 29. Heath Ledger’s universally-praised portrayal of the Joker in 2008’s The Dark Knight was always going to be a hard act to follow – and Leto admitted that he had difficulty playing the comic book…

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Judith Owen to join Nell Bryden at Edinburgh gig

Judith Owen to join Nell Bryden at Edinburgh gig

Following the release of eighth album Ebb & Flow, the completion of her own headline European tour and supporting the legendary Bryan Ferry on his latest UK tour, Judith Owen will be now joining Nell Bryden on her November 2015 UK Tour – which includes a stop off at Edinburgh’s The Caves on Wednesday, November 4. Owen will be accompanied by legendary musician Leland Sklar, who has played on many of the landmark albums from…

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Britpop legends Suede return to Scotland

Britpop legends Suede return to Scotland

Britpop legends Suede return to Scotland on February 8 for an exclusive performance at The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow to coincide with their new album and feature film Night Thoughts, released on January 22. A unique experience where Suede will perform the Night Thoughts in full, using the film as a backdrop during the first half before moving on to a traditional set. Fronted by Brett Anderson, the band made a name for themselves in the early nineties…

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The Cat Empire announce Edinburgh gig

The Cat Empire announce Edinburgh gig

Australia’s ska and jazz heroes The Cat Empire have announced a 12-date UK tour for 2016 – including a visit to Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall on Saturday, April 9. The band have had a lot to celebrate recently, playing a sold out show at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall in June and their single ‘Que Sera Ahora’ going straight on the BBC Radio 2 playlist . Their latest tour includes a few extra cities being added to…

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Joe Jackson announces Edinburgh gig

Joe Jackson announces Edinburgh gig

Hot on the heels of his recent studio album, Fast Forward, Grammy-award winning songwriter Joe Jackson has announced a 2016 European Tour – which comes to Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall on February 7. “There’s only one thing an artist loves more than applause, and that’s applause for a new project,” Jackson confessed after a huge ovation from the crowd at New York’s Town Hall for his latest album. “We’re just whores, basically.” Fast Forward is the…

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Irvine Welsh brings back Begbie in new novel

Irvine Welsh brings back Begbie in new novel

Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh is bringing savage Trainspotting psycho Begbie back next year with his very own novel, The Blade Artist. Welsh had previously revived the character in an exclusive story penned for The Big Issue in 2013 titled He Ain’t Lager – a tale of the violent and unpredictable Begbie’s rehabilitation through art and falling in love. In He Ain’t Lager, Begbie – played by actor Robert Carlyle in Danny Boyle’s 1996 screen adaption of the 1993 novel…

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Bay City Rollers film could be in the offing

Bay City Rollers film could be in the offing

With the recent announcement about the much-anticipated return of The Bay City Rollers – Rollermania is back in full swing. As reported, the Rollers will play the Capital’s Usher Hall on December 27 and 28, having already sold out four gigs at Glasgow’s Barrowland. And now, a Salford man has written a film script about the Edinburgh pop sensations, which he hopes will soon be turned into a hit movie. Former drummer and joiner Allan Birkin has penned a love…

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Simply Red to play Edinburgh Castle

Simply Red to play Edinburgh Castle

They played a sold out concert at Edinburgh Castle’s famous Esplanade in 2010 – and soul-pop veterans Simply Red are set to return to the historic venue next summer. Mick Hucknall’s band are about to kick off a world tour to celebrate their 30th anniversary, and the flame-haired singer has promised fans a hit-packed set – including Holding Back The Years, Money’s Too Tight To Mention, Fairground and Stars – plus a selection of newer…

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Franz Ferdinand join Save The Children fundraiser

Franz Ferdinand join Save The Children fundraiser

As reported on AAA last month, Scottish indie legends Belle & Sebastian are curating a special benefit gig for Save the Children at the Clyde Auditorium on November 2, 2015 – and the band have now added Franz Ferdinand to the line-up. Franz Ferdinand will perform as part of the main bill, while Optimo DJs will perform at the separate, ticketed official after party. All profits from the event will go to support Save the Children’s Child Refugee…

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Mercury Music Prize shortlist announced – Young Fathers denied

Mercury Music Prize shortlist announced – Young Fathers denied

Edinburgh’s Young Fathers have been denied a chance of making history after they failed to make the shortlist for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Having scooped the prestigious award in 2014 with second album Dead, the Capital trio looked like they could become the first act to win the award in two consecutive years when latest offering White Men Are Black Men Too was included on a longlist of 290 eligible albums earlier this year….

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