This is a list of unusual and experimental music events that are happening in Scotland over the coming months. The general rule of thumb is that if it's the kind of thing that would be listed in The Wire then I'll include it here. That said, I like to be as inclusive as possible, so if you have something that you would like to have included, or if you spot something I've missed, do please get in touch - neil at updatescotland dot com.

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Last updated on June 25th, 2017



29th : Community Radio: Braw Gigs with Steven Warwick : Paradise Palms


1st : Adam Stafford / Half-Life Working Group (Wounded Knee) / Sonny C : Leith Depot

14th : Hans Klammer : DOK artist's space


7th + 8th : PJ Harvey : Playhouse

18th : [Braw Gigs & NEHH] Optimo : Summerhall

22nd : [NEHH & Braw Gigs] Blanck Mass : Summerhall



19th : The Warlocks + Hairband : Sleazy's

29th : Drum-Tronics : Old Hairdresser's


14th : Fit to Work // Bratakus // Sick of Talk // Girl's Scout : 13th Note

15th : John Davis & The Cicadas (ex-Folk Implosion!) : Old Hairdresser's

20th : Inter 10: Ela Orleans, Cucina Povera, Mark Vernon, Klaysstarr : Stereo

22nd + 23rd : Independent Record Label Market : BAaD


2nd : Sarah Davachi: Glad Cafe

6th : Optimo 20 : SWG3

11th-27th : FK Alexander with Okishima Island Tourist Association - '(I Could Go on Singing) Over the Rainbow' : Summerhall

11th : HEALTHY w/ Awesome Tapes From Africa : Berkeley Suite

30th : Mdou Moctar : Stereo


15th : Freakender 2017 : Old Hairdresser's


25th : Jarboe (ex Swans) & Father Murphy : Oran Mor


28th : Faust : Oran Mor