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The Black Lips

The Black Lips Atlanta, Georgia may be hoaching with hip hop stars for the most part but there’s also lowdown rock’n’roll dogs like this bunch. Come feel their twang. Optimo, The Sub Club, Glasgow, Sun 2 Sep. (Rock & Pop)

Connect Festival Hopefully you’ll have already found our small but perfectly formed free offical guide to the Connect Festival. Three days of musical magnificence with Björk, Beastie Boys and LCD Soundsystem among the many aural pleasures. Inveraray Castle, Inveraray, Fri 31Aug–Sun 2 Sep. (Rock & Pop)

David Bowie Tribute NIght A show worth flagging up for two reasons: firstly, that it is in aid of the Princess Alexandra chemotherapy centre at Ninewells Hospital, and secondly, it includes sets from Teenage Fanclub, Foxface, Justin Currie, The Vivians and more jamming their own takes on the Thin White Duke’s back catalogue. King Tut’s, Glasgow, Sat 25 Aug. (Rock & Pop)

John Renbourne, John Goldie, Stevie Lawrence and Ian Forbes Legendary Pentangle guitarist Renbourne tops this excellent bill which rounds off The Vale’s singer-songwriter weekend. The Vale, Glasgow, Sun 26 Aug. (Rock & Pop)

Lucky Luke The winsome indie folk charmers launch their new single of traditional tunes ‘Hori Horo’ on an unsuspecting public. Belle, Glasgow, Sun 26 Aug. (Rock & Pop)

Retrofest I know, we probably shouldn’t be endorsing such ITV Saturday evening entertainment but two days of 80s pop tarts is hard to resist if you get enough Lambrini down you. Plus, there’s even a dressing up box so you can get dolled up like Adam Ant circa ‘Prince Charming’ like you’ve always wanted to. Culzean Castle, Maybole, Sat 1–Sun 2 Sep. (Rock & Pop)


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