■ An Evening With David Crosby & Graham Nash SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. 8pm. £45–£55. They may be without their buddies Stephen Stills and Neil Young, but 60s acid pop stalwarts Crosby and Nash harmonise beautifully on their own. ■ The Imagineers, The Merrylees, The Four Johns & Amalle and The Stagger Rats King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Acoustic pop-rock band with Latin influences headline. Plus retro indie sounds from Edinburgh’s Stagger Rats. FREE Trunk Monkey Samuel Dow’s, 67–71 Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Rock. Edinburgh ■ Rock’n’Roll Heaven Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 13–29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £13–£27.50 (£10–£24.50). See Thu 22. FREE William Douglas The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. See Sat 24. ■ Frantic Chant, Black Market Karma and The Jackals Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £5. Frantic Chant launch their ‘Pink Panzer’ EP. ■ Sing for Smiles Charity Showcase The Yard Leith, 2 Bonnington Road Lane, 555 5721. 7pm. £5. Students at the local singing school perform solo and in groups. Plus charity raffle. ■ Supermarionation Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. 7pm. £4. Indie band, with support tbc. FREE Missing Cat Nobles Bar, 44a Constitution Street, Leith, 629 7215. 9.30pm. Psychedelic blues.
St Andrews ■ Kaleidoscope Festival Kinkell Byre, Kinkell Farm, 01334 472003. Times vary. day ticket £40; weekend ticket £59; camping £10. See Fri 30. Stirling ■ Reloaded Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. Times vary. £10 (Per day). Stirling’s annual festival over two days and three stages. Full line-up tba, but Saturday night sees We Were Promised Jetpacks headlining the main stage. Suitable for ages 14+.
Sunday 2 Glasgow ■ A-Side Soul The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 01698 360085. 2pm. Eight-piece soul ensemble. FREE The Sunday Drivers La Bodega Tapas Bar, 1120 South Street, 581 3401. 3.30pm. See Sun 25. ■ Bombay Bicycle Club, Dry the River and Dog is Dead Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7pm. Over- 14s show. Youthful alt.popsters from London, now on to their third album. ■ Lahannya and Achilla Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. Anglo-German industrial goth rock four-piece. ■ Nerina Pallot Òran Mór, 731-735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7pm. £15. Laura Ashley-floaty songstress, much favoured by Radio 2. FREE Black Tara, Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Woman, Media Whores, Peter Coello and Ana Trash & the Sociopaths Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. 7.30pm. Grunge metal from the headliners. ■ Madskull and Blue Nova The 13th Note Café/Bar, 50–60 King Street, 553 1638. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Glasgow alt six- piece headline this Glasgow City Scoundrels night. ■ Woodland Creatures Nice’n’Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 7.30pm. The Woodland Creatures showcase of acoustic artists returns with performances by Portnawak & the Woo and Adam Stearns.
TO GO TO . . . EH1 LIVE 1 Welcome to Edinburgh It’s that time of year again. Students are back, a new bunch of freshers are unleashed upon the big city, and while this new one-day, one- ticket-accesses-everything festival doesn’t cover all of the city’s best bands or finest venues, it serves as a useful primer to Edinburgh’s healthy live landscape. 2 The venues If you’re new to the city, you might want to remember where you’ve been after EH1, because you’ll no doubt be back again. The six venues are Cowgate bar Sneaky Pete’s (pictured), much loved old- stagers the Liquid Room and Studio 24, spit’n’sawdust rock boozer Bannermans, the blingin’ Electric Circus and the bohemian Store.
3 The bands This is no big-budget affair, but the promoters have put together a list of guests from the local area that will fill each of the venues. There aren’t any big names as such, although Cumbernauld rockers The Dykeenies have been fixtures on the Scottish scene for a while now and could quite easily take the title of headline act. 4 The rest of the bands The whole event has an indie-rock slant, and it’s likely you might find a real gem or two amongst more than 50 bands including The 10:04s, The Lysergic Suite, Figure 5, Jakil, Modern Faces, Six Stories High, Pose Victorious, The Stagger Rats, Val Verde, Emelle and many more.
5 The fact it’s happening at all A city the size of Edinburgh can hardly have too many people trying to do something different on its music scene. Here’s hoping it’s a success for promoters This is Sound and We Luv Musik, and that they can come back bigger and better next time. (David Pollock) ■ Various venues, Edinburgh, Sun 25 Sep. See We Luv Musik’s and This Is Sound’s Facebook pages.
■ Eleanor McEvoy Woodend Tennis & Bowling Club, 10 Chamberlain Road, 959 1428. 8pm. See Sat 1. FREE John Rush Boudoir Wine Bar, Merchant Square, Candleriggs, 552 4774. 8–10pm. Fortnightly acoustic sessions. ■ Foe and James Murray King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Wig-wearing singer/songwriter who has collaborated with Ghostpoet. FREE Bloc+ Jam Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. 9pm. See Sun 25.
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