Hitlist - Music
The best gigs this fortnight
This article is from 2008.
Justin Timberlake guested at their Scottish debut in 2003 after the MTV Music Awards and while this night might not have the trouser-snake in tow, Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams most certainly have what it takes to throw down a platinum hip hop show of their very own.
Corn Exchange, 08444 999 990, 22 Aug, 7.30pm, £22.
Women in Harmony
A rare couple of dates for this stellar line-up of Scots singers with serious pipes – Karin Polwart, Annie Grace and Corrina Hewat – who combine songs, stories and harmonies to produce something pretty damn gorgeous.
Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, 346 1405, 21 Aug, 7.15pm, 22 Aug, 9pm, £12 (£10).
Corn Exchange, 08444 999 990, 26 Aug, 7.30pm, £20.
The perky princess of the piano’s debut album Made of Bricks was an unassuming delight – the occasional jarring cockneyism aside – and live, she is as engaging and talented as any of her more boisterous male counterparts currently hogging the spotlight.
Corn Exchange, 08444 999 990, 25 Aug, 7.30pm, £15.
The International Festival flexes its opera muscles with some seriously full-on work, the tale of the mighty Sicilian ruler King Roger in a suitably spectacular contemporary setting.
Festival Theatre, 473 2000, 25 & 27 Aug, 7.15pm, £10–£64.
Joe Acheson Quartet
Electronic music from beyond this galaxy driven by two drummers combining with some cunning electronics and violin to produce a 21st century jazz-infused sound to behold.
The Voodoo Rooms, 556 7060, 29 Aug, 11pm, £5.