It can’t be an easy feat to book bands for Edinburgh in August, amidst the hundreds of potential distractions on punters time and money, but to put together an eclectic roster in a spread of venues across the capital is a feat DF Concerts accomplish every year.

We’ll try and make it even easier for you to syphon off a few evenings every week by highlighting the cream of the Edge Festival crop…

Another week, another nippy gig clash to kick things off this coming Monday.

Two phenomenally fun-time bands face off in two PCL havens – Shonen Knife at Sneaky Pete’s and Kitty, Daisy and Lewis in Cabaret Voltaire.

Japan’s Shonen Knife are likely one of the few globally respected bands that very nearly never played Scotland until their debut at King Tuts after over a decades touring hiatus.

It’s fair to say Sneaky’s will be feverish with open arms on Monday for their Edinburgh Straight up, power pop might seem a drawn out form of music these days – but how can you fail to be enthralled with it in the hands of the threesome that have flown the flag worldwide for the genre over last three decades?

With their 15th album tucked under their power chords this summer and having garnered acclaim from John Peel to Kurt Cobain, their Scottish bow is likely to sweep you away so quickly you’ll be battering your iPhone into submission before the encore to get tickets for Nice N’ Sleazy’s the following night

Tickets £10 | Doors 20:00

If a more homegrown, folk stew, is to your taste Kitty Daisy & Lewis will be winding their multi instrument wagon between the crevices of Cabaret Voltaire round the corner. The siblings music has stemmed from simmering jam sessions over the last decade into the acclaimed 2009 self titled sophomore LP that earnt a glittering support slot on Coldplay’s US gauntlet the same year.

Their global appeal has seen a hop scotch of festivals across the summer, with their Edinburgh appearance one of the few intimate opportunities to catch the phenomenally talented trio before a British tour late in the year. This, however, is currently without a Scottish spot and in venues twice and thrice the size of our cosy Cab Vol – get down the front while you still can!

Tickets £10 | Doors 19:00