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  • Alistair Braidwood

Summer in the City: King Tut’s Summer Nights…

It’s time once more for King Tut’s Summer Nights and as always there is an eclectic and interesting line-up. 70 acts over a fortnight, four bands every night with the added bonus of an acoustic set in the bar, all for £6 a go. That’s got to be a bargain. It kicked off last night with Sonny Marvello supported by The Dirty Demographic, Acutones and The Miss’s and finishes on the 28th of July with The Ray Summers, Johnny and the Giros, Mass Consensus and Midnight Harlots. In between are some of Scots Whay Hae’s favourite bands. You can check out the full line-up by going to where you can also download the free Summer Nights album. In the meantime here’s a taste of just a few highlights:

First up is the Winter Tradition with Firelight:

They are on this Monday (18th) with Fatherson, Vukovi and personal favourites The Scottish Enlightenment all of which suggests that this could be one of the best nights of the summer.

Although it faces stiff competition from Tuesday night’s line-up which sees Found sharing a stage with this lot. These are Cancel the Astronauts with Funny for a Girl:

Sunday night sees Miniature Dinosaurs headline. This is pretty perfect. It’s called Fight or Flight:

It seems to me that if you have to pick and choose then it’s the early week nights that offer the most. Monday the 25th sees Meursault, Over the Wall, Capitals and Miaoux Miaoux, and the Tuesday has The Seventeenth Century headline a superb line-up which also includes Endor, Crow Road, Liam Cairns and has this lot in the bar. This is Randolph’s Leap with Going Home:

Wednesday (27th) has a really eclectic selection, from the 60’s psychedelic pop of Haight-Ashbury to the melodies and acoustics of Bearbones, but you only need one reason to turn up on this night and that is the appearance of Blue Sky Archives. Here they are with Dear Middle Aged Ponytail:

There’s plenty more to enjoy than these suggestions, but they are a good place to start. You can get your tickets by going to Hot Summer Nights guaranteed.


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