Heyrocco announce Edinburgh gig

Heyrocco announce Edinburgh gig

South Carolinian grungers Heyrocco will be making their return to UK shores this autumn with a run of ten dates, including a stop off at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on October 8. Their first UK tour at the end of last year brought their explosive live show to a rabid audience, including a sold out show in front of 1,400 people for Club NME @ KOKO. They also have been lighting up the radio airwaves with support…

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Born To Be Wide talk show

Born To Be Wide talk show

Born To Be Wide returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Tuesday, 18 August with a free evening of interviews and live music. The talk show is part of the Jura Unbound programme and is hosted by the event’s co-organiser, Olaf Furniss. His guests include music journalist Wyndham Wallace, who will be reading from his book Lee, Myself and I, an account of working with producer and composer Lee Hazlewood, best known for penning…

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Pixie Lott Unveils Debut Hard Rock T-shirt

Pixie Lott Unveils Debut Hard Rock T-shirt

Chart-topping sensation Pixie Lott has unveiled her very own festival-inspired addition to Hard Rock Cafe’s legendary collection of t-shirts. Pixie has turned her hand to design to create the floral summer t-shirt, on sale now for £19.95 at all four Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shops across the UK – including Edinburgh’s George Street branch. In a collection of brand new images, Pixie can be seen modelling the tee, teaming it with ripped denim shorts and a cool…

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Tom Robinson announces Queen’s Hall gig

Tom Robinson announces Queen’s Hall gig

The inimitable Tom Robinson, best known for hits like 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Don’t Take No For An Answer, Glad To Be Gay and  War Baby, is back with a new album and an extensive tour this Autumn – including a visit to Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall on November 6. The veteran rock star turned genial 6 Music radio presenter will be hanging up his headphones temporarily as he takes Only The Now – his first LP in 20 years –…

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Off The Record seeks partnerships

Off The Record seeks partnerships

Born To Be Wide is inviting organisations, venues, companies and individuals with a track record of working in youth initiatives, to partner on its latest season of Off The Record events. Aimed at 14-25 years olds, the one-day sessions feature workshops, presentations and advice on key areas of the music business including releasing tracks, management, gigging and promotion.  Supported by EmuBands and the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI), administered by Creative Scotland, the seven…

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Nordic Narratives in Edinburgh

Nordic Narratives in Edinburgh

The Scottish Storytelling Centre will become a Nordic House during this year’s Edinburgh Festival with a multi-media exhibition of landscape art from all five of the Nordic nations. One of the most heavily visited parts of Edinburgh will become a visible symbol of Nordic/Scottish cooperation with all national flags flying together over the Royal Mile. The Scottish collaborating partners are the Scottish Storytelling Centre, architect, Lateral North Director and Nordic House curator Graham Hogg and Lesley…

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Shirley Manson talks Garbage ahead of Edinburgh gig

Shirley Manson talks Garbage ahead of Edinburgh gig

As American-Scottish alternative rockers Garbage celebrate their 20th anniversary, Edinburgh-born lead singer Shirley Manson has been speaking about her time in the band. Manson, who grew up in the Stockbridge area of the city and joined local band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie as a back-up vocalist and keyboardist soon after dropping out of school at age 16, tells NME.com that one of her highlights is the first time she ever heard Garbage on the airwaves. “We…

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Kasabian announce Edinburgh gig in August

Kasabian announce Edinburgh gig in August

Fresh from headlining the main stage at T in the Park a fortnight ago – where they went down a storm with a hit-packed set that included a winning cover of Iggy Pop’s Lust For Life – indie darlings Kasabian have announced a show at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on Thursday, 20 August. Leicester’s biggest musical import since Engelbert Humperdinck, the band have played many times in the Capital over the years, the undisputed high-point being…

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