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Dundee Contemporary Arts show off the burgeoning Dundee music scene on Thursday 1 March with a day of screenings and live music. Simon Poon Tip of PTE Media discusses his music videos for Dundee rapscallions The View (singer Kyle Falconer, pictured) and The Fratellis, before the world premiere of his documentary on the former. In the evening The Dirty Wee Middens (a Dundee zombie horror punk band) will be playing to celebrate the recent release of their first album Crack Open a Cold One. See www.dca.org.uk for more details.

A tented village of Fringe venues is to be created on the gap site left by the Cowgate fire of 2002, which destroyed the Gilded Balloon. The idea was dreamed up by C Venues impressario Hartley Kemp and will include temporary cafés and bars as well as performance spaces.

New Glasgow-based visual arts organisation the Common Guild is to present its first event, a live performance by artist Martin Creed on Saturday 10 March. Creed’s ‘Words and Music’, which stems from his desire to ‘communicate somehow’ will be presented at the RSAMD’s New Atheneum theatre.

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