Navigate your way through the hundreds of music shows at the festivals this year. it‘s not impossible but to make things easier we’ve made this week planner which includes a whole bunch of one-oil shows.

Thursday 18

The Cribs Yorkshire's finest band. featuring three brothers with a love of American indie rock. whose latest album The New I-ellas has been produced by lidwyn Collins. Liquid Room. 7pm. £8. David Migden The American vocal powerhouse pttts a twist on a collection of soulful covers. together with his own original. melodic songs. Underbelly. 9.30pm. £7.

Denis Rollins Master of the trombone. Rollins‘ unique blend ofjazz. funk and groove-based dance music has won him fans all over the world. (,’Iulerbell_v. [1.45pm. £10.

Club Olum feat Titus Gein, Datapanik and Smatka Molot Severi- hour blend of high voltage rock. dance. bootlegs and breaks. also featuring live acts. Cabaret Voltaire. l()pm. £8. Daimh Drawing on Irish and Scottish traditions. this band play bagpipes. banjo and bodhran. to natne a few. and create high energy music Acoustic Music Centre (“‘51. Brides. 1 0.30pm. £/ 0 (£8).

Friday 19

The Trashcan Sinatras Scottish indie pop heralds. founded in l987. present their distinct brand ofjangly. guitar driven pop. Liquid Room. 7pm. £8. David Migden See Thu 18. Underbelly. 9.30pm. £7.

The Ghettobillies, Abdominal Showmen and Gnome and the Volcano Tremendous psycho-ceilidh. spaghetti Western pop and hip hop. The Swamp Bar (0‘ Caledonian Back/nickers. 8. 30pm. £5 (£4).

Saturday 20

The Best of T Break with AKA The Fox, Drive by Argument, Thee Comrades and The Very The best bands frotn the T Break stage at this year‘s T in the Park Liquid Room. 7pm. £5.

Philharmonia Orchestra The most recorded orchestra in the world plays Mozart's Symphme No .3") and Iain Heldenleben by Strauss. L’s/rer Hall. 8pm. £7.50~£40.

Josephine Foster, Cabaret Voltaire, 24 Aug, 7pm, £7.50. Part of T on the Fringe;

see our Offers Page on page 8 for ticket giveaways

Dot Allison and Freddy Stevenson Cabaret Voltaire. 7pm. £9.

Bansuri, Mr Zimbabwe and Astroboy Beatsmith. flaulist and sax player. Bansuri is on the brink of worldwide recognition with his new album. Local purveyors of Afro-Brazilian DJ s Mr Zimbabwe attd Astroboy support. Underbelly. [1.45pm. £8.

David Migden See Thu 18. Underbelly. 9.30pm. £7.

Tramp Attack, Sans Trauma, The Hugh Reed Explosion and

Deadenstereo limotional soundscapes.

alt.pop and impassioned rock for every lover of guitar tnusic. The Swamp Bar (0“ ('a/edonitut Backpackers. 8.30pm. £5

( £4).

The Cellers liasygoing blend of old school Americana and blues from this talented new trio. Reid Ila/l. 662 8740. 9pm. [/0 (£9).

Andy Gunn Band Guitarist and songwriter with a unique brand of soul fire. Home grown [Edinburgh talent too. Acoustic Music Centre (0‘ St. Brides. [0.30pm. £10 (£8).


A chance to catch Scotland's premier blues artist in action.

White performs songs by Joplin, Dylan, Cohen, John lee Hooker and his own acclaimed material. As well as having the most distinctive blues voice around, 1am has a great rapport with his audience that contributes to a memorable and

uplifting evening. Be there!

Why Not Nightclub, the Dome, 14 George Street

Wed 10 to Sun 14 inclusive and Wed 17 to Sat 20 inclusive at 7.30pm £9.00(£7.00)

Book at Fringe on 0131 226 0000 or just turn up on the night. Fridays and Saturdays are often busy but standing/dancing room at the bar too. We haven't turned anyone away yet!


Emily Smith One of the best female vocalists on the international folk scene. Acoustic Music Centre(a‘St Brides, 8.30pm. £10 (£8).

Sunday 21

Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio The three works by Beethoven. Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky all have sotne link with the figure of Napoleon. L'sher Hall. 8pm. £7.50—£4(). Slam DX’n’FX, Silicone Soul, Alex Smoke and Vector Lovers Slam are an integral part of Glasgow's underground dance scene and are joined by energetic house masters Silicone Soul. Cabaret Voltaire. 7pm. £8.

Mohair This band have been described as a Cockney Belle & Sebastian. Underbelly. 11.45pm. £7.

Blues Roots & Beyond: The Spikedrivers Highly popular. semi- acoustic blues and roots trio. hot as a Delta heatwave! Acoustic Music ('entre(0‘.S't Brides. 10.30pm. £10 (£8).

Monday 22

The Zutons These Scousers are fast gaining a reputation as a brilliant live act due to their energetic sounds and obvious musical ability. distinctly combining blues. jazz. punk and rock influences. Corn Lire/range. 7pm. £17.50. Concerto ltaliano ()ne of the world‘s leading Baroque ensembles. This concert features music selected front lylonteverdi‘s opera Selt‘a Morale. Usher Hall. 9pm.

£ 7. 5 0-— £4 0.

The Departure Hailing from Nottingham. this new post-punk band cite the Smiths and Depeche Mode as influences. Liquid Room. 7pm. £8.50. Saul Williams See Preview Liquid Room. 7pm. £9.

Mohair See Sun 2 l. (.fmlerbelly. [1.45pm. £7.

Jill Sobule New Yorker singer- songwriter who writes ‘grown-up music

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for an adolescent age'. Underbelly. 9.30pm. £7.

Tuesday 23

Regina Spektor Russian-born. Brons- bred female musician who is an enormously idiosyncratic composer and lyricist. Liquid Room. 7pm. £9.

The Death of Klinghofler See preview. Festival Theatre. 7.15pm. £7.50—£40.

Ariadne aui Naxos and Zaide This is a rare chance to see two works which dramatically combine music and speech. by Georg Bcnda and Mozart. lz'sltet' Hall. 8pm. £7.50—£40.

Lazenby Soulful and brooding London outfit. Underbelly. 9.30pm. £7.

The Gonzo ‘Dog-Doo’ Bar Band Last chance to see the world's only tribute to the legendary Dadaist music-hall jazz rock‘n‘roll cabaret Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. L-"nderbelly. midnight. £8.50 (£7.50). Damien Dempsey Irishman Dempsey is one of the most critically acclaimed songwriters of recent years attcl his album Shots went to No l in his native Ireland. L-"nderbe/ly. l I .45pm. £8.

Wednesday 24

Josephine Foster Old school west coast psychedelica from a lady who has been described as having the mojo of Patti Smith and defiant beauty of Jefferson Airplane. Cabaret Voltaire. 7pm. £7.50. Charlotte Hatherley Female guitarist of Ash with a gorgeous lyrical voice who has just released her first solo album. Cabaret ly’oltaire. I Ipm. £7.50.

Damien Dempsey See Tue 23 Underbelly. 11.45pm. £8.

Johnny Dickson Def! slide player Dickson mixes English folk with touches of languid country fretworkReid Hall. 662 8740. 7pm. £I0 (£9).

Thursday 25

VHS or Beta Hot new funky rock band from Kentucky. USA with a new album Night on Fire. Cabaret Voltaire. 7pm. £9. Ballboy, Hobotalk and There is a Noise I Know Can Only Grow Louder Edinburgh‘s finest literate incliepoppers return with electro kids in tow. The Venue. 7.30pm. £7 (£6). Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Herbert Blornstedt conducts Beethoven's 7th Symphony and Nielsen's romantic The Four Temperaments. (fisher Hall. 8pm. £7.50—£40.

Kushal Das Legendary sitarist plays. accompanied by Shiv Shankar Ray. l-oresr Cafe. 3 Brisro Place. 8pm. £8(£5). Keiretsu An explosive l()-piece mixing drum and bass and breakbeat with folk. jazz and Latin. Underbelly. 11.45pm. £6.