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Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 30 May

£7 in advance; £9 on the door / 0131 553 1876

This time 'round Neu! Reekie! offers up hip hop/funk act Bang Dirty; TS Eliot and Costa Prize nominated poet Helen Mort; electroacoustic sounds from Wolf (aka Kim Moore, formerly of Zoey Van Goey); an animation showcase from John Davide; and more to be announced. Plus all ye good people get a free pint of Heverlee.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£8.50 / 0845 874 3001

This edition, Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson host Fife folktronica act the Pitctish Trail; poet and short story writer Salena Godden; and the launch of a collection from the late Tom McGrath, read by 'assorted cultural bigwigs'; plus more names to be announced.

Dan Stuart

A mix of alternative country and post-punk performed by the American singer-songwriter best known as the frontman of Green On Red.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Thu 1 May

£12 / 0141 636 6119

With Kathleen Haskard.

Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 2 May

Studio Theatre

£13 / 0191 232 1232

With Antonio Gramentieri.

  • 20:00

The Maze, Nottingham

Wed 30 Apr

The Maze

£11 adv / 0115 947 5650

  • 19:30

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The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Fri 25 Apr

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Sat 26 Apr

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0141 552 6165

Bluesy Tuesday

  • 20:30 – 01:00
…and 105 more dates until 30 Dec

Young Kato

Indie and alt.pop by the band with members from Cheltenham and Birmingham.

The Boileroom, Guildford

Thu 24 Apr

£8 adv / 01483 440022

  • 19:00

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Wed 23 Apr

£28 / 029 2023 2199

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

£8 / 0131 226 4224

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Boo Hewerdine

Admired pop/blues songsmith – founder of cult band The Bible and frequent collaborator with Eddi Reader.

Chapel Arts Centre, Bath

Sun 1 Jun

£13 £10, concs £8 / 01225 461700

  • 20:00 – 22:30

The Chattery, Swansea

Wed 7 May

£12 / 01792 473276

  • 19:30

The Green Note Cafe, London NW1

Thu 5 Jun

£14 adv / 020 7485 9899

  • 20:30

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…and at 2 other places

East India Youth

Electro-pop singer-songwriter who refers to himself as 'sound gardener/song architect'.

The Barfly, London NW1

Mon 12 May

£45 / 0844 847 2424

The Bodega, Nottingham

Mon 2 Jun

£7.50 / 0845 413 4444

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Thu 29 May

£7.50 / 0131 247 4704

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OperaUpClose: La Traviata

  • Directed by: Robin Norton-Hale
  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragic drama about a scandalous love affair from Olivier Award-winning company OperaUpClose.

Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud

Sat 26 Apr

£18 (Children £16 under 18s) / 01453 488040

  • 19:30

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Tue 5 Aug

£15; £25; £29.50 (£22.50; £25) / 020 7478 0100

  • 19:15

Wed 6 Aug

£15; £25; £29.50 (£22.50; £25) / 020 7478 0100

  • 19:15

Thu 7 Aug

£15; £25; £29.50 (£22.50; £25) / 020 7478 0100

  • 19:15
…and 32 more dates until 14 Sep

Theatre Royal, Margate

Sat 17 May

£12–£20 (£18; £15) / 01843 292795

  • 19:30

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Catfish & The Bottlemen

Garage rock and post-punk quartet from Llandudno, with rock'n'roll and indie pop influences.

The Boileroom, Guildford

Sun 18 May

£8 adv / 01483 440022

  • 19:00

Central Station, Wrexham

Wed 28 May

£9 / 01978 358780

  • 19:00 – 23:00

The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 26 May

£9 / 0191 230 4474

  • 20:00

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Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip

London electro and hip hop duo who scored a cult hit with their commandments single 'Thou Shalt Always Kill'.

53 Degrees, Preston

Wed 23 Apr

£13.50 / 01772 893000

East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

Thu 24 Apr

£13.50 / 0151 559 3773

Komedia, Bath

Thu 1 May

£12.50 / 0845 293 8480

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Pram Chorus

Parents are invited to bring along their families and join in the community choir.

The Bedford, London SW12

Tue 29 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 8682 8940

  • 00:00 (Wednesday morning)

The Ben Folds Orchestral Experience

Piano rocker Ben Folds presents hits and new material arranged and expanded for orchestral performances as well as his new piano concerto.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sun 6 Jul

Barbican Hall

£25–£30 / 020 7638 8891

With the Heritage Orchestra

  • 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Thu 10 Jul

£29–£35 / 0844 907 9000

With the Royal Northern Sinfonia

  • 19:30

Colston Hall, Bristol

Wed 9 Jul

£31.18–£42.46 / 0117 922 3686

With the Royal Northern Sinfonia

  • 20:00

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Grosvenore Light Opera Company: The Mikado

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

A performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Far Eastern tale of love and bumbling bureaucrats

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Mon 18 Aug

£16–£44 (£14–£42; Children £8–£22 under 15s) / 01423 500500

  • 19:30

Nik Kershaw

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first chart success the diminutive 80s pop star hits the road for his 'Me, Myself and I Tour', performing songs, telling tales and once again inflicting 'The Riddle' on the nation.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Thu 18 Sep

£22; £20 adv / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 27 Sep

£20 / 01642 525199

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Thu 2 Oct

£20 (£19)

  • 19:30

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…and at 2 other places

Ezra Furman

The Chicago-based four-piece plays upbeat, energised rock.

100 Club, London W1D

Sun 18 May

£7.50 / 020 7636 0933

Mon 19 May

£10 / 020 7636 0933

  • 19:30 – 23:00

53 Degrees, Preston

Sun 11 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01772 893000

The Boileroom, Guildford

Thu 15 May

£8.50 adv / 01483 440022

  • 19:00

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Eimear McGeown And Ryan Molloy: Ryan Molloy, Rachmaninoff, Bizet, Debussy, Faure, Chopin

  • Written by: Chopin

The flute and piano pairing performs Faure's Pavane, Chopin's Berceuse, Debussy's Syrinx, Rachmaninoff's Preludes In C Minor and Bizet's Carmen Fantasy.

The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Fri 9 May

£12 ( £10; £10; £10) / 02837 521821

  • 20:00

Kaiser Chiefs

The multi-million selling rock and post-punk quintet.

Belfast Falls Park

Sat 9 Aug

£25

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£19.50–£35 / 0844 248 1585

  • 18:00

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£32.50 / 0844 856 0202

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Mostly Autumn

Prog rock band from Yorkshire who are also influenced by the folksier sounds of Fleetwood Mac and Fairport Convention play this Ghost Moon Orchestra tour.

The Box, Crewe

Sat 12 Jul

£14 / 07775 924825

  • 19:30

The Brook, Southampton

Sun 1 Jun

£16; £15 adv / 023 8055 5366

  • 20:30

The Globe, Cardiff

Sat 26 Jul

£14 / 07590 471888

  • 19:30 – 22:30

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The Blues Band

The Blues Band line-up of Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher and Tom McGuiness continues to pay tribute to the blues and R&B boom which inspired them to pick up their instruments in the first place.

Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury

Thu 12 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01635 244246

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Thu 11 Sep

£18 / 01387 381196

  • 19:30

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Wed 17 Sep

£30 ( £23) / 023 8061 3989

  • 21:00

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Coloursfest

Scotland's longest running dance festival brings together 10,000 clubbers with superstar DJs. 2014's line-up includes Showtek, Martin Garrix, Bingo Players, Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila and Cosmic Gate with more names to be announced.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 31 May

£44.50 / 0844 499 1700

Dive!

Eclectic underground queer party, blending spoken word, live music and comedy with a kaleidoscopic soundtrack and a filthy disco to finish.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£7 (£5) / 0131 629 4101

Promising music, drag, live art, performance and dancing until the drag queen is dead! Hosted by singer, video/live artist, compere and general weirdo Miss Annabel Sings, plus 'sing-and-fling' show grrrl Cherryfox and performance and party fluffing from the Dive Performance Cartel: Michelle Ma Belle, Mistress Chipz, Shapeshifter and the flawless BANANAWOMAN! Punk-fuelled soundtrack and disco, house and electronica from the Dive resident DJs.

  • 21:00 – 03:00

Sun 25 May

£7 (£5) / 0131 629 4101

As the embers of Spring start to fade, let us lead you into the fiery depths of Hell with the usual devilishly-eclectic, anything-goes queer party – but with no school in the morning, hell yes!

With your infernal host: singer, video/live artist, compere and general weirdo Miss Annabel Sings.

Sinful performance and party fluffing from Dive resident 'sing-and-fling' show grrrl Cherryfox and the Dive Performance Cartel: Michelle Ma Belle, Mistress Chipz and Shapeshifter.

Disco inferno, hot house and underworld electronica until 3am.

  • 21:00 – 03:00
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