High 5, with Jarrod Dickenson

High 5, with Jarrod Dickenson

American blues folk singer Jarrod Dickenson hits Glasgow’s The Hug & Pint on Saturday night, armed with his soon-to-be-released new album, Ready The Horses. AAA caught up with the Texas-born, Brooklyn resident ahead of what’s one of the hottest tickets in town this weekend.     Favourite Film  I think I’d have to say Casablanca. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman… love and war and heartache and heroism. What’s not to love? It’s a film I’ve seen a…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week – Dean Owens, Julie’s Moon

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week – Dean Owens, Julie’s Moon

Dean Owens is back with new single Julie’s Moon – and it’s another stunner from this incredibly talented Leither, who is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s best songwriters. Dean, who was formerly lead singer of Americana outfit The Felsons and counts Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand among his fans, has released Julie’s Moon (via iTunes, download sites) to coincide with Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal. In September 2015, Dean’s beloved big sister Julie finally lost her battle…

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High 5, with Callum Beattie

High 5, with Callum Beattie

Edinburgh-born Callum Beattie has been a well-known name on the local scene for years now – but 2017 is set to be the talented singer-songwriter’s big breakout year. After around a decade of performing across the Scottish capital, Beattie is now on the verge of very big things, having signed a record deal with 3Beat (part of major label Universal) to release his debut album. The former Radio Forth One To Watch winner will be in…

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High 5, with Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles

High 5, with Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles

Having cut himself loose from the hugely popular Catfish And The Bottlemen, Billy Bibby brings his new band, the Wry Smiles, to Stramash in Edinburgh’s Cowgate tomorrow (Friday, 3 March).  We caught up with Billy for a quick chat ahead of his visit to the Capital. 1. Favourite Film I’d have to say Blood Diamond… One of Leo Di Caprio’s underrated films, but a really good one with a fine performance from the man himself. I…

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Pollyanna McIntosh’s AAA Edinburgh

Pollyanna McIntosh’s AAA Edinburgh

The Walking Dead newcomer Pollyanna McIntosh – who plays the mysterious Jadis in the hit zombie series – is a three-time award-winning actress best known for the Sundance hit The Woman and for films as diverse as Sex and Death 101, Land of the Lost, Burke & Hare, Exam, FILTH, Love Eternal, Let Us Prey and White Settlers. The 37-year-old’s television work includes a series of Bob Servant Independent, playing Philippa Edwards, two series of MI…

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BRIT Awards 2017 – We Predict The Winners

BRIT Awards 2017 – We Predict The Winners

The BRIT Awards 2017 are here. Well, almost, and while we’d like to be mixing and mingling with the great and the good (and the not-so-good) of British and international music during tomorrow’s (Feb 23) glitzy ceremony at London’s O2 Arena, our AAA passes sadly seem to have been lost in the post. Funny, the same thing happened last year. No matter, like the rest of you mere mortals, we’ll be kicking back on the sofa…

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Pet Shop Boys: Five Best Edinburgh Moments

Pet Shop Boys: Five Best Edinburgh Moments

Less than a week after picking up the Godlike Genius gong at the NME Awards, synth-pop superstars Pet Shop Boys visit the Edinburgh Playhouse (Wed 22) on their Super Tour. Firm favourites in this neck of the woods, the electro-pop pairing of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have always gone down a storm on their visits to the Capital. Indeed, in 2006, atrocious weather conditions led to the cancellation of the dynamic duo’s attempt to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. The…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – The Kills

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – The Kills

Here at AAA Towers, we’ve always been partial to The Kills. The transatlantic duo, who comprise of vocalist Alison Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince, have shared a virtual reality video for single Whirling Eye – and it’s our Hottest Record of the Week. Listen to it below. The video was directed by Sophie Muller, who has previously worked with the likes of Blur, Beyoncé, The Cure and Kings of Leon, and has directed a number…

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High 5, with BlackWaters

High 5, with BlackWaters

Tempestuous teen upstarts BlackWaters head for Sneaky Pete’s tonight on a co-headline tour with like-minded Blackpool rockers Strange Bones. BlackWaters are four 18-year-old indie punk heads from Surrey whose first track Jarr’ed Up Generation was produced by Carl Barât, of The Libertines. In the Capital, BlackWaters will be promoting their new single Down,  described as a “lung-busting clarion call against the powers that be”. Speaking ahead of the gig, singer  Max Tanner said: “If you like 70’s…

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George Michael: A Tribute In 16 Songs

George Michael: A Tribute In 16 Songs

George Michael was one of the defining pop stars of his era – a true giant of the music industry. From his early days with 80s chart sensations Wham! to his multi-million-selling, award-guzzling years as a solo artist, he was one of the most gifted singers and songwriters of the last 35 years. The loss of Michael continues a year of grief in the music industry, with David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen among those dying…

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