spoof of the festival people love to hate. Musical comedy band Pop Filter present original songs and characters in an entirely fake music festival.
THE BLUES BROTHERS: LIVE C, 2–28 Aug (not 16, 23), 10.30pm, £12.50–£14.50 (£10.50–£12.50). An energetic night of rhythm’n’blues with a party atmosphere, based on the 1980 musical movie.
11PM MASSAOKE’S CLUB LA LA Assembly George Square Gardens, 3–27 Aug (Thu–Sun only), 11.45pm, £12-£14. One of the biggest and best parties at the Fringe, Massaoke gives punters a live band – playing hits from the 80s, 90s, 00s and beyond – and lyrics on a big screen, making for a mass karaoke singalong.
DAS CONTRAS: FUNKING JAZZ PUNKS The Jazz Bar, 5, 12, 26, 28 Aug, 11.55pm, £10 (£7). Party funk all-stars play Latin, funk and soul with a bit of reggae thrown in. Their Fringe run showcases latest album Hedonburgh.
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Just the Tonic at The Caves, 3–26 Aug (Thu-Sat only), 11.55pm, £5. ’Audience Interaction Required’ warns the blurb for Homo Disco, with no warning of what that might involve, but The Jazz Bar, 4, 8 Aug, midnight, £10 (£8). A blend of reggae, funk, hip hop and Latin from a high-energy group who’ve worked as KT Tunstall’s backing band.
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LES POULES À COLIN Offering up an enchanting mix of French and English trad arrangements, Les Poules à Colin are childhood pals from the same street in Québec who take their old-school jazz and folk influences and turn them into a repertoire of gentle but rich sounds. Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC, 7 & 8 Aug, 7pm, £10 (£8).
we hope it’s just enthusiastic dancing to a night of camp classics. TOMÂS FORD: CRAP MUSIC RAVE PARTY
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 5 & 6, 11–13, 18–20, 24-27 Aug, midnight, £9–£11 (£8-£10). Previews 3 & 4 Aug, £6. A big old bad taste party with Ford and his collection of cheesy tunes. If you request a crap enough song, he might play it – think along the lines of 2 Unlimited, Mel & Kim, or any song that’s ever been the theme to an 80s film.
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10PM ALI AFFLECK’S SPEAKEASY SESSIONS: ONE NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS The Jazz Bar, 9 Aug, 10pm, £10 (£8). The Scottish Jazz Awards named Affleck Jazz Vocalist of the Year in 2014, and her new show touts her award-winning voice in an evening of vintage music, featuring songs by Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong and Ma Rainey, to name a few.
ALIVE: MUSIC FOR NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ZOO, 4–28 Aug (not 16), 10pm, £7–£10 (£8). An up-to-date silent film experience: Modern Robot mix contemporary music with film-scoring aesthetic to create a soundtrack to the George Romero classic, Night of the Living Dead.
NEHH: MEDITERRANEO OPENING PARTY Summerhall, 4 Aug, 10pm, £10. Nothing Ever Happens Here’s Fringe season kicks off with a wild night of Italian, Zimbabwean and Scottish sounds in a huge multicultural party.
FAUXCHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL C, 2–28 Aug (not 14), 10.15pm, £7.50– £9.50 (£5.50–£7.50). A magnificent
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