Hitlist - the best Festival music

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This article is from 2007.

Hitlist - the best Festival music

Tom Tom Club

Thomas Truax and Paul Vickers & The Leg American eccentric Truax, who does his own one man pop thing, is unequal parts Syd Barrett, Aphex Twin, Frank Sidebottom and Frank Zappa. A real trip. Underbelly, 0870 745 3083, 22 Aug, 9pm, £8.

Tom Tom Club Three men, three mics, a bunch of drums and tons of energy go into this absolutely superb beatbox, breakin’ hip hop frenzy. Udderbelly’s Pasture, 0870 745 3083, until 27 Aug (not 13), 4pm, £12–£13.50 (£10–£12).

Found
A sound installation where boxes project noises that are manipulated by the punter projected out over quadrophonic speakers. It sounds mental but it works. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 551 4490, 16–19, 23–26 Aug, 11am-5pm, free.

Harmony and Humanity Early music is not about shows that start in the morning but those choral works that have been with us for hundreds of years. This season brings together some of Europe’s finest chrosal groups in a season of concerts in atmospheric surrounds. Greyfriars Kirk, 473 2000, 20–24, 28 Aug–1 Sep, 6pm (9pm, 21), £17.

Chemikal Underground Showcase featuring Mother and the Addicts, Aidan Moffat and the Best Ofs and DeRosa A cunning triple bill heralding Chemikal’s 100th release, the excellent new Moother and the Addicts album A first showing for Mr Moffat’s new post-Arab Strap Adventure. T on the Fringe, Liquid Rooms, 0870 169 0100, 22 Aug, 7pm, £9.

Joe Acheson Quartet This accessible, innovative future jazz outfit host a trio of shows with cellist Su-a Lee guesting at the Fettes show. Fettes Jazz Weekend, Fettes College, Edinburgh, 18 Aug; Bongo Club, 557 2827, 19 Aug, 11pm, £8.50 (£7.50); Jazz Bar, 220 4290, 25 Aug, 11pm, £5 (£4).

This article is from 2007.

Vaudeville/The One O'Clock Club

Vaudeville embraces dissident cabaret with a dash of Berlin glamour, Paris intimacy and Chicago speakeasies in a fusion of circus, theatre, music and burlesque. The night incorporates the One O'Clock Gun Club (from 1am) and four hazy hours of crossover club antics, featuring live bands Fake Fang (16 Aug), Joe Acheson…

Fish Fry

Scottish jazz, funk, soul and Latin bands join DJ Astroboy, including Brazilian rhythms from Das Contras (6 Nov) and cinematic soundscapes from Hidden Orchestra (13 Nov).

Thomas Truax and Paul Vickers & the Leg

Laidback acoustic music from a songwriter who fashions his own homemade instruments. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

Harmony and Humanity: Anonymous 4

The four women of Anonymous 4 blend medieval vocal music with a contemporary performance. Tonight they perform music from eleventh century Provence. Part of the 'Harmony and Humanity' series: book for five or more concerts and get one ticket free. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'.

Harmony and Humanity: Anonymous 4

The four women of Anonymous 4 blend medieval vocal music with a contemporary performance. Tonight they perform 'A Ladymass', a haunting collection of chants dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Part of the 'Harmony and Humanity' series: book for five or more concerts and get one ticket free. 'Part of the Edinburgh International…

Harmony and Humanity: The Orlando Consort

The Orlando Consort explore medieval polyphony, tonight looking at the works of Josquin Desprez. Part of the 'Harmony and Humanity' series: book for five or more concerts and get one ticket free. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'.

Harmony and Humanity: The Orlando Consort

The Orlando Consort explore medieval polyphony, tonight looking at the works of Maschaut, composer of 'Messe de Notre Dame', and Dufay. Part of the 'Harmony and Humanity' series: book for five or more concerts and get one ticket free. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'.

Harmony and Humanity: Phantasm, Theatre of Voices and Ars Nova

Paul Hillier leads three of the world's leading early music ensembles, drawing on an English medieval repertory. Part of the 'Harmony and Humanity' series: book for five or more concerts and get one ticket free. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'.

Harmony and Humanity: La Venexiana

The Italian group perform 'Tenebrae Responsori per il Sabato Santo' by 14th century composer Carlo Gesulado. Part of the 'Harmony and Humanity' series: book for five or more concerts and get one ticket free. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'.

Harmony and Humanity: Huelgas Ensemble

Twelve singers, led by Paul Van Nevel, perform works by Franco-Flemish composer Orlando de Lassus. Part of the 'Harmony and Humanity' series: book for five or more concerts and get one ticket free. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'.

Harmony and Humanity: The Tallis Scholars

Performing music tonight by Giovanni Palestrina, The Tallis Scholars specialise in European Renaissance sacred music. Part of the 'Harmony and Humanity' series: book for five or more concerts and get one ticket free. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'.

Harmony and Humanity: The Tallis Scholars

Performing music tonight from the Spanish Golden Age, The Tallis Scholars specialise in European Renaissance sacred music. Part of the 'Harmony and Humanity' series: book for five or more concerts and get one ticket free. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'.

Harmony and Humanity: Cantus Cölln

German vocal ensemble Cantus Cölln celebrate the music of JS Bach, in tonight's climax to the series of concerts celebrating polyphony. Part of the 'Harmony and Humanity' series: book for five or more concerts and get one ticket free. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'.

Tom Tom Club

  • 5 stars

High energy beatboxing, scratching, acrobatics and drumming. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

Chem 100

  • 4 stars

Chemikal Underground celebrate their 100th release with this showcase from Mother & the Addicts, Aidan Moffat and De Rosa. Part of T on the Fringe.

The Ads and Found

Fast paced guitars and electro-punk promised from The Ads plus experimental catchy pop from Found's unique acoustic, samplers and laptop set-up. Free tickets from www.themill-live.com

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