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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Interview: The Feeling

Interview: The Feeling

Last weekend, The Feeling brought the first ever Hard Rock Rocks Edinburgh festival to a triumphant close with a crowd-pleasing set in the Spiegeltent. But there’s no rest for the wicked and the popular five-piece – whose best known hits include I Love It When You Call and Fill My Little World – are already gearing up to spend their second consecutive weekend performing locally. Ahead of Party at the Palace in Lintlithgow, AAA caught up…

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Alex Cornish’s AAA Edinburgh

Alex Cornish’s AAA Edinburgh

Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Alex Cornish has produced four critically acclaimed albums, toured with Alison Moyet, Amy Macdonald and Starsailor, enjoyed plenty of airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, and his songs have been featured in numerous films and TV shows. Most memorable capital event? Wandering around during the Edinburgh Festival, watching the street performers, the comedians, actors, musicians and magicians all flyering for their shows, seeing the city coming alive, even without going to…

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The Jazz Bar – a real Manhattan vibe

The Jazz Bar – a real Manhattan vibe

Tucked away at the foot of Chambers Street, The Jazz Bar is one of those underground venues you might not notice when walking past. That’s partly because it’s one of those places that come alive at night rather than during the day. A multi-award-winning, non-threatening, dungeon run by proprietor Bill Kyle, the first thing you notice going down the stairs is the word “Jazz” buzzing away in red neon. The second thing you notice is…

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Ben Montague interview

Ben Montague interview

Ben Montague is a singer-songwriter, and co-owns an acclaimed custom guitar business, The North American Guitar, in Fulham, London. Last month, Montague released his third album, Back Into Paradise, which has been described as his most lyrically raw and moving, anthemic and beautifully produced release to date. On Sunday, August 2, Montague plays at Hard Rock Rocks Edinburgh, a three-day music festival in St Andrew Square Garden. AAA caught up with the singer earlier this week. Your third…

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Pixie Lott Unveils Debut Hard Rock T-shirt

Pixie Lott Unveils Debut Hard Rock T-shirt

Chart-topping sensation Pixie Lott has unveiled her very own festival-inspired addition to Hard Rock Cafe’s legendary collection of t-shirts. Pixie has turned her hand to design to create the floral summer t-shirt, on sale now for £19.95 at all four Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shops across the UK – including Edinburgh’s George Street branch. In a collection of brand new images, Pixie can be seen modelling the tee, teaming it with ripped denim shorts and a cool…

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