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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 6: edinburgh + lothians 27 MAY

OPEN MIC NIGHT; Ale House, 18 Clerk Street, Edinburgh. 9.30pm. Free.

WALTER STRAUSS; Wal- ter Strauss plays acoustic roots music with amazing interpretations of exotic world music. House Con- cert, 42-43 Royal Park Ter- race, Edinburgh. 8.00pm Contact Douglas for details info@douglasinscotland.

THE FUSION /COUP D’ETAT plus support; The Tower, Craigshill, Livingston. 8pm.

7 DAY SUN; Full electric set. The Tower Bar. Livingston

PENGUINS KILL POLAR BEARS; Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, 7.30pm.

Bainbridge Music Show- case; Henry's Cellar Bar,

Edinburgh. 7pm. 28 MAY

THE EDINBURGH LIGHT ORCHESTRA; Edin- burgh’s popular Concert Orchestra presents another evening of the best in ‘light music’ with its summer ‘Journey Into Melody’ And once again – with the em- phasis on ‘easy listening’ – our programme includes favourites from the musical stage and the wonderful melodic world of ‘light mu-

sic’.plus a selection of memorable and well-loved songs with Elizabeth McKeon (Soprano). The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, 7.30pm . £9.50; £8.00 and £6.00 from The Queen’s Hall (0131 668 2019). On-line booking at

STUDIO 24 PRESENTS a weekend festival featuring; Saturday - Drive By Audio, Town Called Hell, Fire- brand Super Rock, Dog Tired, Torn Face, Mind Set A Threat, Jackal Headed Guard Of The Dead, Dead At The Scene, Battle Of The War Machines, Insy- lum, Black Talon, Holy Bar- tender and Junior Priest. Sunday -Jackie Treehorn, Secta Rouge, Divorce, Shields Up, Vasquez, Run Off With Gypsies, Open, Radiation Line and Lords Of Bastard. Doors 2pm on Saturday, 4pm on Sunday. Tickets £8 for both days or £5 per day, includes entry to Redeemer on Saturday night.

DAMIAN LAZARUS pre- party hosted by Karnival & Pre-Beats; Bar 50, 50 Blackfriers St, Edinburgh.

29 MAY

PRINCES ST GARDEN PARTY - Dirty Vegas / Joey Negro / Arno Cost & more... Princes Street Gar- dens. Edinburgh. 12.30pm – 7pm. Half Press tickets are available only for the first 7 Days (i.e 24/4/11 until 1st May). New ticket countdown pricing... half price tickets - £19 After 1st May - £38 (ticket price increases by £1 everyday thereafter)


BENNI HEMM farewell party feat with Benni Hemm Hemm (big band) / Withered Hand (solo) / The Second Hand March-

ing Band / The Pineapple Chunks & Emily Scott; Paul's Church Hall, 1 Pilrig St, Edinburgh. Doors 8pm. Tickets £5 from wegottick-

ELBOW SESSIONS OPEN MIC; Elbow, 133 East Claremont St, Edin- burgh. 9pm. Free.

BLUE SAPHRON - 9.30pm / RETROSPECT - 10.45pm / OATBEANIE - 12.30am & 1.45am Whis- tle Binkies, Niddry St, Edin- burgh. Free.

BEDFORD FALLS 8 AN- NETTE HANLEY; Barony Bar, Broughton St, Edin- burgh. 7.30pm, Free

STORMY SUNDAY with Main Street Blues / James Carr & The En- gines / John Hunt; Jazz Bar, Edinburgh. 9pm.

OPEN MIC NIGHT; All wel- come, Belushis, Market Street, Edinburgh. 9.30pm. Free.

30 MAY

OPEN MIC NIGHT. Ban- shee Labyrinth, 29 Niddry Street, Edinburgh. Free.

ANDY MAC. Biddy Mulli- gans, Grassmarket, Edin- burgh. Free.

MUSIC MATTERS – Open Mic Night; Live bands tbc. Malones, 14 Forrest Road , Edinburgh. 9pm. Free.

LIVE PIANO ENTER- TAINER; Rat Pack Piano Bar, Shandwick Pl, Edin- burgh. 11pm. Free.

JAZZ BAR BIG BAND; The Jazz Bar, Chambers St, Edinburgh. 7.30pm & 9pm £4/£3.

MUCKLE FLUGGA; Tradi- tional Scottish Music. Whiski Bar, 119 High Street, Edinburgh. 9.30pm. Free


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31 MAY

BOBBY NICHOLSON; Scotsman, Cockburn Street, Edinburgh. 9pm. Free.

THE TRAVELLING BAND from Manchester; famous for their vocal harmonies, honest song-writing and exciting live shows, are a blend of cosmic-country- pop and nu-folk, making them one of the most talked about artists to re- cently emerge from the Manchester music scene! Support will come from two local lovelies; jesus h. foxx and The Last Battle. Excited just about covers it! Electric Circus, 36-39 Mar- ket Street, Edinburgh. Doors at 7pm. £6 ADV + BF available online HERE or in person from Ripping Records, (South Bridge) and Tickets Scotland, (Rose Street)


SKIRLIE; Waterline, 58 The Shore, Edinburgh. 9pm. Free.

COLIN MacKENZIE; Quar- ter Gill, 77 Clerk St, Edin- burgh. 7.30 -11.30pm. Free.


THE BOTHY COLLEC- TIVE; 9pm. Free. Scotts of Rose Street, 202 Rose Street, Edinburgh.

CAROLYN ANONA SCOTT - Bar – 9pm, Free. CHILLIE DOGS - Lounge, 9pm. Free. Royal Oak, In- firmary Street, Edinburgh.


RIK WAKEMAN; A Very Very Intimate evening with Rick Wakeman A very spe- cial night of pure musical genius inters...persed with fun & frivolity. superb piano perfomances intertwined with ludicriously hilarious

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