List picks - Music

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  • 4 September 2008


  • American Music Club
    Mark Eitzel and his band guarantee to delight us with more of their wry, but heartwarming Americana love songs. Stereo, Glasgow, Fri 5 Sep. (Rock & Pop).
  • Silver Apples
    Original purveyors of psych-electronica who have been blowing minds for decades and inspiring the likes of Suicide, Stereolab, Tortoise and Portishead along the way. Stereo, Glasgow, Sat 7 Sep. (Rock & Pop).
  • Meshuggah
    Sweden’s much celebrated masters of metal show why they’re still technically miles ahead of the pack with their intensely inventive, wildly complex ‘calculus rock’. Garage, Glasgow, Mon 8 Sep. (Rock & Pop)
  • Calexico
    This Arizona sextet take the notion of Americana far beyond it’s country origins and into more ingenious, breathtaking Arizona-Mex landscapes. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Thu 11 Sep. (Rock & Pop)
  • Stray Cats
    Brian Seltzer and his genius rockabilly powerhouse bid farewell on this, their final ever tour. He played a gig for the Queen once you know. Carling Academy, Glasgow, Fri 12 Sep. (Rock & Pop)
  • Idlewild
    First chance to see how the capital’s newest venue shapes up with suitably local, loud and genial hosts. Picture House, Edinburgh, Sat 13 Sep. (Rock & Pop)
  • Bon Iver
    Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Wed 17 Sep. (Rock & Pop, Folk)
  • Islay Jazz Festival
    Get on the boat and get over to the island for a weekend of fresh new collaborations, very special guests and the cream of Scottish jazz fraternity. See preview. Various venues, Islay, Fri 12-Sun 14 Sep. (Jazz)

Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival

A high quality artistic programme that brings Scottish and international musicians together in the unique location of Islay. The festival features a taste of Islay, so watch out for hand-dived scallops, crabs, chocolates, homebaking and of course, Lagavulin.

Various venues: Isle of Islay, Isle Of Islay

Fri 13 Sep 2019

Times & prices vary

Sat 14 Sep 2019

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Sun 15 Sep 2019

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American Music Club

Revered US outfit, fronted by the perennially melancholy yet wry Mark Eitzel.


Complex, technically astonishing death, thrash and prog metal fusion from these Swedish stalwarts.


Like Lambchop, Arizona sextet Calexico have long outstripped their initial altcountry tag with a range of traditional and contemporary influences affecting their sound.

Bon Iver and The Staves

Justin Vernon returns with more delicate and beautiful acoustic folk and Americana in support of his second, eponymously titled album.

Silver Apples

Veteran electronica pioneers from New York whose analogue psychedelia has influenced many, including Portishead.

Stray Cats

Second generation rockabilly chart favourites of yore, back to rock this town.

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