Review: All Time Low – Edinburgh Corn Exchange

Review: All Time Low – Edinburgh Corn Exchange

When a band that’s been loitering on the brink of mainstream superstardom for years starts to headline venues like Wembley Arena and The Hydro, it’s difficult not to question whether they’ll still be able to captivate an audience in a venue as small as the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. But All Time Low have never been a band to shy away from a challenge and their stubborn refusal to mess with the brazen formula that made…

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Fringe: Fernando Maria (Matematicas de lo Jondo) interview

Fringe: Fernando Maria (Matematicas de lo Jondo) interview

The renowned Charo Cala Flamenco Company use the language of flamenco dance and music to interpret the elemental and mystical themes of the film in Matematicas de lo Jondo. It features music by highly-respected Seville guitarist and composer Fernando María, with original lyrics/words by contemporary Andalusian poets. AAA caught up with Fernando earlier this week for a chat. How has your Fringe been so far? Mostly it has been really good. There is so much on…

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Fringe: Jon Cozart interview

Fringe: Jon Cozart interview

YouTube sensation Jon Cozart reached the impressive milestone of three million subscribers to his channel whilst wowing audiences at his Fringe show, Laughter Ever After, which has proved a hit with festival goers since opening in Edinburgh this month. AAA caught up with Jon earlier this week for a chat. How has your Fringe been so far? It’s been an amazing few weeks. I’ve met tons of new people and I’m really soaking up the city and the…

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Fringe: Jon Cozart hits the three million mark

Fringe: Jon Cozart hits the three million mark

YouTube sensation Jon Cozart has hit three million subscribers to his channel whilst wowing audiences at his Fringe show. Fringe With Benefits Productions are delighted to be producing this exciting show, Laughter Ever After, which has proved a hit with festival goers since opening in Edinburgh this month. Cozart made his name through his online videos that have gone viral and are a hit with viewers around the world.  His first hit was Harry Potter In 99 Seconds…

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Fringe preview: Oh Là Là

Fringe preview: Oh Là Là

Fantastique and féline, Parisian cabaret star Isabelle Georges returns to the Fringe this year with her trademark soaring vocals, theatrical delivery and a stunning five-piece band. AAA caught up with the chanteuse for a chat. How has your Fringe been so far? Exciting, challenging, very inspiring! A feast for the eyes, the ears… and the stomach :o) Tell me a bit about the show you’re in? My show is called Oh Là Là! I chose this…

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Heyrocco announce Edinburgh gig

Heyrocco announce Edinburgh gig

South Carolinian grungers Heyrocco will be making their return to UK shores this autumn with a run of ten dates, including a stop off at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on October 8. Their first UK tour at the end of last year brought their explosive live show to a rabid audience, including a sold out show in front of 1,400 people for Club NME @ KOKO. They also have been lighting up the radio airwaves with support…

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The Sun Ra Arkestra shine on

The Sun Ra Arkestra shine on

While the soul of Sun Ra (the musician) may have departed for planet Saturn in 1993, the consciousness-expanding spirit of Herman Blount continues to flow through his eclectic brand of other-worldly performers. Internationally renowned for their complex blend of colourful Egyptian clothing, cosmic-sounding jazz and sci-fi aesthetic, the Arkestra come to Summerhall on Thursday 20 August to blow everybody’s minds once again. Now led by 91-year-old saxophonist Marshall Allen (who says rock ‘n’ roll is…

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Interview: Wyndham Wallace on Lee Hazlewood book

Interview: Wyndham Wallace on Lee Hazlewood book

Music industry seminar/social club Born To Be Wide returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Tuesday, 18 August with a free evening of interviews and live music. The talk show is part of the Jura Unbound programme and is hosted by the event’s co-organiser, Olaf Furniss. As well as featuring live performances by Ded Rabbit and Be Charlotte, guests on the night include broadcaster, TV executive and former NME writer Stuart Cosgrove, and music journalist Wyndham Wallace, who…

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Fringe: Camille O’Sullivan interview

Fringe: Camille O’Sullivan interview

A Fringe institution since 2004, raven-haired half-French, half-Irish chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan is at her sensational best again this year, wowing The Queen’s Hall with her vaudevillian singing style and dramatic interpretations of the songs of the great Jacques Brel. AAA caught up with kooky Camille on a taxi ride through the Capital to see how she’s enjoying this year’s fest. How has your Fringe been so far? I’m an emotional wreck at this stage –  but it’s been…

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20 Questions: Stanley Odd

20 Questions: Stanley Odd

Stanley Odd is an alternative hip-hop group from Edinburgh. Commenting on aspects of society and culture ranging from Scottish Independence to quality of life to the inexplicable rise of Robin Thicke, it’s fair to say these guys like to keep an eye on things. AAA caught up with frontman/MC Dave Hook (aka Solareye) ahead of Stanley Odd’s appearance at Summerhall’s ever-impressive Nothing Ever Happens Here series of gigs. Who/what inspired you to start the band? Stanley Odd…

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