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  • 27 November 2006

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Indian Summer is to return! The festival will be back in September 2007 after this year’s adventures with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Antony and the Johnsons. We will have all the details of the line-up when it gets confirmed.

New Scottish Music Collective The Hive make their debut at the City Café, Edinburgh on Wed 13 Dec. The collective’s aim is to promote new live music in the city from electronica to folk to jazz. For more see www.hivecollective.org.

Discerning downloaders will be cheered to know that Rough Trade have launched their own download platform with a variety of exclusive tracks to draw us in, including the back catalogue of the legendary Raincoats, plus exclusives from Bromhead’s Jacket, Aluminium , Tapes N Tapes, Benjy Ferree, Franz Ferdinand, Findlay Brown, The Shortwave Set, Cold War Set and Peter, Björn And John. More at www.roughtrade.com.

This break-up lark seems to be catching. First Arab Strap now Uncle John and Whitelock have announced they are to split. Their final gig will be at King Tut’s on Sat 23 Dec.

Your Sound plays host to Bob Gildea of Belle and Sebastian and Eugene Kelly on Sun 3 Dec at 4pm for an afternoon’s turntable trickery and showcasing of some fine new local acts.

Deacon Blue, Orson and Nicky Spence descend on Carling Academy, Glasgow, on Thu 30 Nov for the latest Rock Against Racism event. Tickets are available through Emap Radio competitions (Clyde 1, Forth One, MFR, Tay FM Northsound 1, West FM & Radio Borders) and at www.RockAgainstRacism.info.

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