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Arts Fringes

MUSIC

The music scene in Scotland's Central Belt. We check out some gigs, and the occasional piece of recorded music. The emphasis here is heavily on rock, indie and electronic styles.

The Flaming Lips @ Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom 15th August 2017

Wayne Coyne's psychedelic troupe makes a grandiose return to Glasgow with a show that can be described by so many adjectives.

Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017: PJ Harvey @Playhouse 08/08

On The Hope Six Demolition Project tour, PJ Harvey and her 9-piece backing band let the art do the talking.

PJ Harvey with saxophone on the Hope Six Demolition Project tour

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Dead Kennedys @ The Liquid Room, Edinburgh 19th June 2017

3/4 of the original Dead Kennedys, with about 4/5 of the original greatness.

Dead Kennedys at Edinburgh's Liquid Rooms

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Thurston Moore Group + Curdle @ St. Luke’s, Glasgow 12th June 2017

Diamonds-in-the-grunge exhilaration from erstwhile Sonic Youth member Thurston Moore.

Thurston Moore Group

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​Hidden Door Festival: Hidden Orchestra + Gazelle Twin + Callum Easter + Monkoora @ Leith Theatre 3rd June 2017

An eclectic and inspired choice of acts offset occasional audio issues at The Hidden Door's penultimate night.

Gazelle Twin: spine-chilling show

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Hidden Door Festival: Idlewild + Manuela + Hamish Hawk + Dama Scout @ Leith Theatre, Edinburgh 27th May 2017

The band that finally made the Edinburgh crowd go wild at the Hidden Door Festival.

Idlewild @ Hidden Door

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Hidden Door Festival: Anna Meredith + Marnie @ Leith Theatre, Edinburgh 26th May 2017

Spine-jangling but somewhat reserved electropop from Marnie, and impressive musical eclecticism from Anna Meredith at Edinburgh's Leith Theatre.

Marnie @ Hidden Door

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Barb Wire Dolls + Warhead @ Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh 24th May 2017

These Greek/American punk rockers wear cherry red lipstick in the most defiant manner possible.

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Evan Dando @ St Luke’s, Glasgow 18th May 2017

A triumph for the love of music over any potential whiff of pot smoke cynicism.

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​Bossk + Ohhms @ Audio, Glasgow 13th May 2017

Hold onto your skin for some primordially soupy sludge-rock and beautiful/flaying post-metal.

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