Hitlist - Music
This article is from 2008.
Michael Franti and Spearhead
He’s been here repeatedly for T on the Fringe and now drops in for the Edge, and with good reason, no one sums up the original politically astute, culturally diverse, socially inclusive spirit of the Fringe as this worldly wise good vibing American rootsman and his troupe of hip hop dub pop practitioners.
Liquid Room, 08444 999 990, 20 Aug, 7pm, £15.
Check this cat out on the left here, you just know he’s gonna rock don’t you? The late night strand of the International Festival plays host to the ‘devil fiddler’ who throws down Hungarian gypsy soul with jazz and 19th century classical influences.
The Hub, 473 2000, 15–17 Aug, 10.30pm, £17.
Jock Tamson’s Bairn’s
The 80s might mean Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran to some but to other, more discerning ears it means the rise of genius turns of JTB, who were responsible for popularising a rousing, ingenious take on danceable Scottish folk.
Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, 346 1405, 17 Aug, £10 (£8).
The guitar virtuoso behind Brit folk legends Pentangle with Bert Jansch plays a welcome pair of solo gigs showing off his six string chops with songs from down his downright illustrious career.
Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, 346 1405, 19 Aug, 7.15 & 9pm, £15 (£12).
This unassuming local mob of indie rock pups get the platform they deserve courtesy of the Edge Festival with their biggest headline show to date.
Liquid Room, 08444 999 990, 17 Aug, 7pm, £9.