Hitlist - the best Festival music

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  • 23 August 2007

This article is from 2007

Hitlist - the best Festival music


The Tiger Lillies A few short years ago we were being blown away by this band’s antics at the Spiegeltent. Now they’re up at the International festival. The change of festival has not diluted their appeal, here they team up with Concerto Caledonia for this blackly comic tribute of sorts to Monteverdi. Usher Hall, 473 2000, 25 Aug, £17.

The Table Four men, one big, basterdised piece of furniture. The result is a sonic experience that is unpredictable and fascinating. Assembly@ Aurora Nova, 623 3030, until 26 Aug, 3.10pm, £12–13 (£9–10).

One O’Clock Club This late night aural extravaganza runs until 5am if you’re tough enough and includes some tremendous turntable treats and live acts with Orkestra Del Sol (22 Aug) Killer Shark (23 Aug) and a special guests on 26 Aug. Bongo Club, 558 7604, until 26 Aug. 1am, £5.

The Shins Heartwarming college rock. T on the Fringe, Corn Exchange, 0870 169 0100, 7pm, £15.50.

Ensemble 415 Chiara Banchini leads a group who are among the world’s leading exponents of baroque music. Queen’s Hall, 473 2000, 27 Aug on the Fringe, Corn Exchange, 0870 169 0100, 7pm, £15.50.

The Wilders Virtuostic playing is at the heart of this incredible quartet of country folks from Kansas City, Spiegel Garden, 667 8940, 22–28 Aug, 8pm, £12 (£10).

Happy Mondays Shaun Ryder has got a new set of teeth and a new set of songs, both of which will be unveiled at this gig. T on the Fringe, Corn Exchange, 0870 169 0100, 24 Aug, 7pm, £25.

Happy Mondays

Watch out, the gang's all back together. Madchester nostalgia reigns as the original line-up of The Happy Mondays returns.

The Shins

Soaring college rock band from Albuquerque who are fronted by talented songwriter and hopeless romantic James Mercer.

The Tiger Lillies: A Tribute (of sorts) to Monteverdi

Cult Vaudevillians The Tiger Lillies grab at the inspiration of Monteverdi and whisk it away on their own unique path. Dark, classy cabaret awaits. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'

Ensemble 415

Ensemble 415 makes its Edinburgh debut with masterworks of the Italian baroque. Led by Chiara Banchini on violin. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Festival'.

The Table (Stolik)

Polish jazz-rock outfit, Karbido, create music from a large kitchen table. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Happy Mondays Afterparty

The place to go after the gig for a celebration of Bez, Shaun Ryder et al.