Rag’n’Bone Man to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Rag’n’Bone Man to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

BRIT Award-winner Rag’n’Bone Man, whose debut album Human shot to No.1 in the UK in February this year, is to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. Rag’n’Bone Man – real name Rory Graham – said: “Excited to be breaking the New Year in with the Scots at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, what a sick event for a debut show.” His album, Human, has become the decade’s fastest-selling debut album by a British male. About 10,000 tickets to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert…

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Kasabian announce UK tour

Kasabian announce UK tour

As Kasabian prepare to make Reading/Leeds 2017 their own, the Leicester band have announced a 12-date UK arena tour for November/December – including two dates in Scotland. Since releasing recent chart-topping album For Crying Out Loud, Kasabian have been thrilling festival crowds everywhere they’ve played this summer throughout Europe, effortlessly proving why they are one of the world’s very best live acts every time they step on stage. Tickets go on sale at 9.30am, August 31, from www.kasabian.co.uk/live/ Kasabian play the following…

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The Strokes tell Argentinian festival crowd to “be nice to Messi”

The Strokes tell Argentinian festival crowd to “be nice to Messi”

The Strokes played the biggest gig of their career in Argentina at the weekend – and frontman Julian Casablancas took a minute to urge the people of Buenos Aries to get behind Lionel Messi. Casablancas, who is a huge fan FC Barcelona, told the 90,000-strong crowd at the San Isidro Hippodrome: “Hey, you brought soccer into a concert. You be nice to Messi. We are here for you Messi!” The singer was showing his support…

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Watch The Strokes’ first live performance of 2017

Watch The Strokes’ first live performance of 2017

The Strokes are back on the road – and you can watch their first live set of 2017 right here. The New Yorkers performed a 17-song set during their headline slot at Colombia’s Estéreo Picnic Festival last night (March 24). The band opened with The Modern Age and also played fan favorites such as 12:51, Is This It, Soma and New York City Cops. The encore included 80s Comedown Machine, Heart in a Cage, and Hard to Explain….

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Emeli Sandé to play Edinburgh Castle this summer

Emeli Sandé to play Edinburgh Castle this summer

Read all about it… Emeli Sandé has announced a return visit to the Capital – and this time the chart-topping Scottish singer will perform a massive outdoor concert at Edinburgh Castle on Thursday, 13 July. Sandé, who only last week played a sell-out gig at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, returns to this city this summer as part of her Long Live The Angels world tour. The bequiffed singer, who was raised in Aberdeenshire before going on to study medicine at the University…

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High 5, with Jarrod Dickenson

High 5, with Jarrod Dickenson

American blues folk singer Jarrod Dickenson hits Glasgow’s The Hug & Pint on Saturday night, armed with his soon-to-be-released new album, Ready The Horses. AAA caught up with the Texas-born, Brooklyn resident ahead of what’s one of the hottest tickets in town this weekend.     Favourite Film  I think I’d have to say Casablanca. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman… love and war and heartache and heroism. What’s not to love? It’s a film I’ve seen a…

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Review: The Begbies, Sneaky Pete’s

Review: The Begbies, Sneaky Pete’s

Friday night saw a sold out Sneaky Pete’s welcome Choose Rude #2 club night with three bands on the bill. Headliners, Livingston seven-piece The Begbies, instigated Choose Rude as a monthly zine covering the local unsigned music scene. Tonight’s gig is Choose Rude’s second venture into organising and staging a live music club night. However small a push back against the dominance of corporate power, this much needed grassroots approach is to be applauded and…

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Review: Pet Shop Boys, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Pet Shop Boys, Edinburgh Playhouse

They may now be regarded as disco’s elder statesmen – a peerless pop institution who have sold more than 50 million records worldwide over a 36-year career – but Pet Shop Boys’ greatness lies in their refusal to rest on their laurels. With every album Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have tried to do something different – and succeeded. Take newbie Super, which, 30 years on from the release of debut album Please, lived up…

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