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BBC at the Quay

Live music, food and drink and a big screen show all of your favourite BBC shows for free. The high-punching programme includes sets from Texas, Simple Minds, Paloma Faith and Amy Macdonald, plus loads of BBC-centric activities for the whole family. Access is free, but some events are ticketed.

Glasgow Science Centre

Tue 29 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Wed 30 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Thu 31 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

…and 3 more dates until 3 Aug

Merchant City Festival

Glasgow's swanky part of town continues to round together culture in its diverse festival. Previous years have seen comedy, theatre and art events cramming themselves into the area's fashionable buildings, while street performers add to the festival atmosphere.

Various venues, Glasgow

Tue 29 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Wed 30 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Thu 31 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

…and 3 more dates until 3 Aug

Z-Star

Heavy blues-rock by the London-based collective, led by the singer, Zee Gachette.

The Royal Standard, Hastings

Fri 1 Aug

£7.50–£12

  • 20:30

The Bad Plus

Ethan Iversen (piano), Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) form this radical and inventive piano, bass and drums trio. The three musicians, all from the American midwest, established The Bad Plus in 2000 and have recorded eleven albums since. They play original music along with a series of iconoclastic covers of…

Village Underground, London EC2A

Mon 17 Nov

£16.80 / 020 7422 7505

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival.

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The Big Jam

Bring an instrument and join in with the house band featuring Gary Johnstone, Alasdair Gibson and Scott Cassidy.

Box, Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0141 332 5431

  • 22:00 – 02:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0141 332 5431

  • 22:00 – 02:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0141 332 5431

  • 22:00 – 02:00

Elvis Costello

The veteran singer-songwriter and guitarist, born Declan Patrick MacManus, plays from a selection of his pub rock and new wave hits including 'Alison', 'Watching The Detectives' and 'Pump It Up'.

Belfast Waterfront

Fri 17 Oct

£30–£30 / 028 9032 5913

  • 21:00

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Wed 29 Oct

£22.90–£130 inc booking fees / 020 7589 8212

  • 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Oct

£27.50–£42.50 / 0131 228 1155

The Intentions

The band play soul classics from the likes of Otis Redding, James Brown and Wilson Pickett.

The Jam House, Birmingham

Fri 22 Aug

£8; £5 before 10pm / 0121 200 3030

  • 21:00

Sat 23 Aug

£8; £5 before 9pm / 0121 200 3030

  • 21:00

Fri 14 Nov

£8; £5 before 10pm / 0121 200 3030

  • 21:00

Sat 15 Nov

£8; £5 before 9pm / 0121 200 3030

  • 21:00
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Julian Jones

Country, folk and pop by the Sheffield-based singer-songwriter.

The Greystones, Sheffield

Fri 29 Aug

Phone for prices / 0114 266 5599

  • 20:00

Lindsay Todd: The Living Mountain

In a specially designed record shop in the basement of the Church Gallery, Todd spins his own work and that of other artists. Records also available to buy.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 54 more dates until 26 Sep

LOUD Poets

Slam-style poetry devoid of pretension. Ages 15+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Church

£8 (£6) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Fri 22 Aug

Church

£8 (£6) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Magners' Summer Nights

A new music festival held at the recently refurbished, 2500 capacity bandstand in Kelvingrove Park. The festival takes place across two weekends in August with performances from Steve Earle (Thursday 7), The Waterboys (Friday 8), Alison Moyet (Saturday 9), Capercaillie (Thursday 14), Teenage Fanclub (Friday 15) and…

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Thu 7 Aug

£25–£35

Fri 8 Aug

£25–£35

Sat 9 Aug

£25–£35

…and 3 more dates until 16 Aug

Michael Chapman

Blues country rock from the John Peel-championed Michael Chapman.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Tue 9 Sep

£10 / 0141 221 7705

  • 20:00

The Greystones, Sheffield

Fri 3 Oct

£10 / 0114 266 5599

  • 19:30
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Money For Nothing

Dire Straits tribute.

The Factory, Porth

Sat 20 Sep

£11.25 / 01443 688500

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Sat 20 Sep

£16.50–£18 / 01792 475715

  • 19:30

The Harlequin, Redhill

Fri 21 Nov

£14.50–£16 / 01737 276 500

  • 20:00

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Neil Innes

Often referred to as 'the seventh Python', Innes has worked with comedy greats over the years, and is renowned for his wordsmithery, musical comedy and wry humour.

The Cellars At Eastney, Southsea

Sat 29 Nov

£14.62 / 023 9282 6249

Potting Shed Open Mike

Open mic session hosted by local singer-songwriter Sam Porter.

The Potting Shed, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0131 662 9788

  • 19:30

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9788

  • 19:30

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9788

  • 19:30
…and 5 more dates until 18 Sep

Rocka Hillbillies

Playing rock'n'roll and country classics with few anecdotes thrown in.

The Southsider, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

  • 21:00

Tanners Lounge Bar, Juniper Green

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 453 3152

  • 20:00

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 0131 453 3152

  • 20:00

The Searchers

The Searchers have survived multiple line-up changes as well as a schism of People's Front of Judea-style bitterness, the echoes of which twang across the internet to this day. Longest-lasting original member John McNally leads the band that gave us 'Needles and Pins' and 'Sweets for my Sweet'.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£21 / 020 8561 8371

  • 19:30

Darwen Library Theatre

Wed 17 Sep

£22.50 / 01254 706006

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Sat 23 Aug

£20; £8 before Jul 1 (Children £10) / 0845 674 0505

  • 19:30

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Skinny Lizard

Covers band with a rock and metal repertoire of some classic bands.

Bootleggers, Kendal

Fri 14 Nov

£2 after 11pm; £1 after 10pm / 01539 723824

  • 22:00

The Skunnered

Local band combining traditional songs with covers and their own material.

Cherry Tree, Wishaw

Sat 23 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 07545 539604

  • 20:00

The Lismore, Glasgow

Sun 17 Aug

0141 576 0103

  • 17:00 – 20:00

Lismore Lounge, Glasgow

Sun 17 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 576 0102

1900

  • 19:00

Solemn Sun

The Cheltenham-based foursome performs their own take on indie-rock.

Exchange, Bristol

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 0117 987 4144

  • 19:30

The Old Blue Last, London EC2A

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 020 7739 7033

  • 20:00 – 00:00

Them Beatles

Fab Four tribute band from Scotland, offering the audience the chance to witness the transformation of The Beatles from Cavern Club era, to psychedelia and the Apple years.

Airdrie Town Hall

Fri 31 Oct

£15 (£13) / 01698 403120

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Venue 1

£15 (£13) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

£16.30 / 0141 357 6200

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Tuesday Jamnastics with Lewis Gibson

An open but orchestrated jam night hosted by Lewis Gibson of The Mighty Midas Touch.

Nobles Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Free / 0131 629 7215

  • 21:30 – 01:00

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0131 629 7215

  • 21:30 – 01:00

Tue 19 Aug

Free / 0131 629 7215

  • 21:30 – 01:00
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