REVIEW – Nick Cave at the Playhouse

The intimate setting and tranquillity of The Playhouse before Nick Cave’s arrival didn’t exactly feel like 3,000 people are at a concert. Within the confines of theatre it has the ambience of a Phantom of the Opera play – probably because Nick Cave has his eerie and gothic comparisons to the main character, Erik, of the opera. Nick More...

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By Kieran Scott On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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The Edinburgh Reporter in conversation with Peasant’s King

After nearly three weeks on the road with Young Kato, tonight at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus is the third last night of the tour for Peasant’s King. There is deep reflection in the eyes of vocalist More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Boot-Led-Zeppelin coming to the Liquid Room

Boot-Led-Zeppelin, the ultimate tribute band will be appearing at the Liquid Room, 9C Victoria Street on Saturday 23rd May. When Led Zeppelin performed a series of five concerts at London’s Earls Court Arena More...

By Reader On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Pianist returns to Edinburgh to launch debut album

He became a star student at one of America’s most prestigious music schools but Alan Benzie will never forget the lessons he learned at the piano in the Jazz Bar in Chambers Street where he launches his debut More...

By John Hislop On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Band of Friends coming to the Liquid Rooms

After a year of action that saw them consolidate their title Best Live Band (European Blues Awards), the Rory Gallagher-fuelled Band Of Friends released their debut EP/DVD ‘Too Much Is Not Enough’ in early More...

By Kieran Scott On Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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REVIEW – James Bay at Queen’s Hall

It propels the latest one-hit-making, slightly distinguishable individual into an award that pretty much nobody wants: it’s the Critics’ Choice award. Yet, funnily enough, the critics don’t choose More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Music legend Don McLean chats to the Edinburgh Reporter

Music legend Don McLean, renowned as one of the most enduring singer-songwriters and forever associated with his classic hits American Pie and Vincent (Starry Starry Night) is looking forward to coming home to More...

By Reader On Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Bella Hardy to appear at the 2015 Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival

Ingenious singer-songwriter, Bella Hardy, will play at the 2015 Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival as part of her new album tour of the UK. The Edinburgh-based songstress, who was Singer of the Year in last year’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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At the Usher Hall – Symphony for Sunday

The Usher Hall is offering you a Symphony this Sunday afternoon. This weekend the Czech Philharmonic will feature the soloist Josef Špaček on 19 April at 3pm. The programme includes: Smetana Barterted Bride More...

By Kieran Scott On Friday, April 10th, 2015
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REVIEW – Simple Minds at the Usher Hall

Simple Minds were the archetypal 80’s band: their emphatic, stadium-sized, harmonic and synth-filled hits meant that their studio energy transcended and inflated into a live phenomenon. Their friendly rivals, More...