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The Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

Once again The Frog and Pressure pool their resources to bring you the Riverside Festival. The line-up on Sat includes 2ManyDJs, Vitalic (live), Pan-Pot, Slam, Tiga, Matthew Dear, Derrick May, Felix da Housecat and Andrew Weatherall. Sun features Jamie Jones, Laurent Garnier. Visonquest, DJ Sneak bank-to-back with…

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 3 May

Weekend ticket £55; day ticket £30 / 0141 287 2660

Sun 4 May

Weekend ticket £55; day ticket £30 / 0141 287 2660

Abandoman: Moonrock Boombox

  • 3 stars

Fast-paced musical comedy sketches and hip hop.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 28 May

Over-18s only

£12.50 / 0845 874 3001

Muscletusk

Dark experimentalism from Leith.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 3 May

£5 / 0131 558 8844

With FUA, WIDT and Fordell Research Unit. Part of The Bongo Lives!.

  • 19:00

Head High

Head High, one of the many aliases of Rene Pawlowitz, plays power house classics, choice Pawlowtiz cuts as the likes of Shed, Craft and Evil Fred as well as forthcoming Head High material.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Fri 16 May

£8 (Students £5) / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00
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Revere

Epic indie rock from Revere.

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

Thu 15 May

£6.50 / 0141 221 5279

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Wed 14 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 19:30

The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

Fri 16 May

£4 / 0151 708 1581

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David Newton & Euan Stevenson: Two Pianos

The two pianists team up for this special 'two pianos/four hands' concert.

The Glasgow Art Club

Thu 1 May

£7 (£5) / 0141 248 5210

  • 20:00

Chick Lyall Quintet

Pianist Lyall leads this quintet through original compositions and newly arranged standards.

The Glasgow Art Club

Thu 15 May

£7 (£5) / 0141 248 5210

  • 20:00

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 14 May

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

  • 20:00

Edinburgh Quartet

Scotland's premier string quartet was founded in 1960 and maintains close relationships with composers all over the UK, as well as playing dozens of concerts a year in venues all over the country.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 8 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

Smetana's Quartet No 1 and Dvorak's Waltzes, Op 54.

  • 12:45

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 21 May

£15 (£12; students/children £5) / 0131 668 2019

Mendelssohn's Quartet No 1 in E flat major Op 12, the world premiere of a new quartet by Helen Grime, and Smetana's Quartet No 1.

Sun 15 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 668 2019

Mozart's Flute Quartet in D major K285, Hans Gál's Clarinet Quintet and Flute Quintet, and Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 44 no 1. Featuring guest soloists Juliette Bausor (flute) and Maximiliano Martin (clarinet).

  • 15:30

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sat 7 Jun

Stevenson Hall

£15 (£5–£12) / 0141 332 5057

Mendelssohn's Quartet No 1 in E flat major Op 12, Helen Grime's String Quartet and Smetana's Quartet No 1.

  • 19:30

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Fireside Feast: Spring Blossom Party

Put a floral wreath atop your head and dive into a three-course meal that celebrates the fruition of spring, followed up by special cocktails and a spot of Motown to get the party grooving. Presented by Fireside Collective with Sarah-Jane Cooking, Stuart Ross DJ and Pyrus Flowers.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

dinner ticket £40; dance ticket £20 / 0845 874 3001

Tickets include a welcome cocktail. Dinner ticket entry is 7.30pm and dance ticket entry is 10pm.

Jamie MacDougall: Inspirations

Tenor Jamie MacDougall (Caledon) performs a range of songs from classical to swing from his debut album Inspirations, accompanied by Michael Barnett.

Arts Centre & Theatre Aberdeen

Fri 23 May

£14 / 01224 641122

  • 19:30

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 31 May

£12–£14 / 01475 723723

Cumbernauld Theatre

Sat 3 May

£6–£12 / 01236 732887

  • 19:45

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Merrymouth

Three-piece folk outfit featuring Ocean Colour Scene's vocalist Simon Fowler.

The Brook, Southampton

Sat 31 May

£16; £14 adv / 023 8055 5366

  • 20:00

Fruit, Hull

Thu 15 May

£15 / 01482 280018

  • 19:30

Kings Place, London N1

Mon 2 Jun

£17.50 / 020 7520 1490

  • 20:00

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Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Makoto Ozone

Makoto Ozone plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No 9 and also joins in for Tommy Smith's epic re-orchestration of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Fri 25 Apr

£19 (£17) / 01463 234234

  • 19:30

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

£20 (£17.50) / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sun 27 Apr

£12.50–£19.50 / 0141 332 5057

The Spirit of Jazz

Dick Lee and Brian Kellock examine the world of jazz through music, stories and chat across eight weekly sessions.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

£12 per session; £64 for 8 weeks / 0131 558 8844

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Tue 6 May

£12 per session; £64 for 8 weeks / 0131 558 8844

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Tue 13 May

£12 per session; £64 for 8 weeks / 0131 558 8844

  • 13:00 – 15:00
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Biding Time (remix)

A multimedia piece telling the story of a female musician looking to make it big in the music industry, brought to the stage by a collaboration between Grid Iron's Ben Harrison, musician Louise Quinn and others.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 24 May

£10 (£8) / 0845 874 3001

The Black Diamond Express

The nine-piece collective, based in Edinburgh, performs lively Celtic folk-rock.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 8844

With The Jellyman's Daughter. Part of The Bongo Lives!.

  • 19:00

Budapest Café Orchestra

Recreating the stirring sounds of their home town, the band mix violin, accordion and balalaika to create Hungarian, Russian and Ukrainian folk songs and dances.

Gardyne Theatre, Dundee

Thu 29 May

£13–£14 / 01382 434940

  • 19:30

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 14 Jun

£14 (£12) / 0845 874 3001

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Under the musical direction of Brian Grant, the National Brass Band-winning ensemble plays popular classics.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 1 Nov

£19.50–£21.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£19.50–£21 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

Dorking Halls

Sat 10 May

£19–£21 (£16–£18) / 01306 881717

  • 19:30

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Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Fri 2 May

£5 / 07989 508436

'The Ampersand Edition' featuring mash-ups and collaborations. Award-winning dancer and choreographer Ruth Mills teams up with Gerry Campbell (formerly Belle & Sebastian); poet Ryan Van Winkle teams up with Lake Montgomery; Billy Liar joins forces with Lach. Part of The Bongo Lives!.

  • 19:00

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

£5 / 07989 508436

With Raymond Soltysek, Amy Shipway and Stephen Watt. Ticket includes a complimentary glass of anCnoc whisky.

  • 20:30
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Shooglenifty

The very fine 'nifty, who have a great following and always spread happiness Celtic-style wherever they play.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Fri 30 May

£12–£14 / 01383 602302

Corn Exchange, Haddington

Sun 8 Jun

£15 (£14) / 01620 822 198

  • 19:30

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Thu 22 May

£16.50 / 01224 642230

  • 20:00

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The View

The Dundonian indie scamps celebrate their Seven Year Setlist compilation with a varied set.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Wed 4 Jun

£16.50 / 01224 642230

  • 20:00

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Fri 6 Jun

£16.50 / 0141 357 6200

  • 19:00

Sat 7 Jun

£16.50 / 0141 357 6200

  • 19:00

Sun 8 Jun

£16.50 / 0141 357 6200

  • 19:00

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Jun

£16.50 / 0131 556 6550

Acoustic show.

  • 19:30

Aled Jones

Mothers' favourite, TV presenter and former choir boy Aled Jones performs a mix of inspirational songs.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sun 2 Nov

£27.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 28 Oct

£28.50 (£26) / 020 8561 8371

  • 19:30

Buxton Opera House

Sat 25 Oct

£26.50–£28.50 (Children £13.25–£14.25; £23.75–£25.75) / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

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Barbara Dickson

The evergreen songstress belts them out, both classic hits and new materials, as part of a nationwide tour.

Buxton Opera House

Thu 31 Jul

£21–£23 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness

Fri 27 Jun

£23 (£22) / 01229 820000

  • 19:30