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Frank Sidebottom The Home of the Retrospective


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.

Shonen Knife + Kolars @ Summerhall, Edinburgh 1st May 2018

The headliners were an infectious sugar rush in Edinburgh's best multipurpose arts and music venue. They are a colour-coded burst of cheery pop-punk enthusiasm in a world of self-consciously miserable musicians. Glamabilly band Kolars, with their sparkly tap-dancing drummer Lauren Brown, provided exceptional support.

Shonen Knife moshing at Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Diet Cig + The Spook School @ Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh 17/10/2017

Two bouncy, Joanna Gruesome-influenced indie pop bands play at Edinburgh's most intimate venue, proving that smaller gigs aren't necessarily less beautiful.

Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman of Diet Cig

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Messer Chups + The Fnords + The Phlegm @ The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh 30th April 2017

A gruesome feast of horror-rock aptly held at Edinburgh's The Voodoo Rooms.

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Prehistoric at Summerhall