Summerhall has announced the autumn/winter line-up for its exciting Nothing Ever Happens Here (NEHH) series – and, as ever, it’s a cracker.
Mediterraneo and Nothing Ever Happens Here present another wild edition of Edinburgh’s very own world music concert series. This special autumn edition goes ‘on the road’, fueled by the tunes of America and Italy – New Orleans jazz, bluegrass, Americana, pizzica, and tarantella – all live and on the 22 October. Featuring bluegrass and americana aficionados Wayward Jane (pictured), pizzica maestros The Badwillsand Brass Gumbo, who will whip us into a Mardi Gras frenzy straight from the streets of New Orleans.
October 24 sees Glasgow-via-Yorkshire four piece Modern Studies bring their inaugural 2016 tour to a close in a double headliner bill with Canada’s own idiosyncratic song-crafters Woodpigeon. Born on Edinburgh streets, but fledged its wings in Canada, Woodpigeon has gone on to tour the world (alongside Jose Gonsalez, Withered Hand, Iron and Wine, Grizzly Bear…), release five full length albums and at least a dozen other recordings.
Modern Studies came together in early 2015 when Glasgow songwriter Emily Scott recruited old pals and collaborators Pete Harvey (King Creosote, The Leg), Joe Smillie (Call to Mind, boss of Glasgow’s The Glad Cafe) and Rob St. John. Their debut LP ‘Swell to Great’ was released on the 16th of September by Edinburgh’s Toad Records.
Edinburgh’s own Meursault kick off the Autumn gig series in the Dissection Room with the first of their comeback shows ahead of their new album ‘I Will Kill Again’ due for release February 2017. The same weekend the soulfunk monster Katet launch their new album Guillotine – this special gig is likely to feature some of the array of special guests featured on the album. Support from Edinburgh acoustic duo The Jellyman’s Daughter.
This All Hallows Eve, Summerhall will be kicking off Festival of Ian Smith: A Celebration of Death with a Nothing Ever Happens Here… one-off special Day of the Dead Party headlined by Our Ladies of Sorrow.
Kicking off November, the lauded Xylouris White come to Summerhall with their “thrilling foray into avant-garde folk” (The Guardian 2015). The duo, made up of George Xylouris and Dirty Three’s Jim White have tantalised audiences around the world and we are so proud to invite them to the intimate hallows of the Dissection Room Thursday, 3 November.
Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo on 16 November will feature tracks from his new album Electric Trim. The album, recorded in New York City and Barcelona has contributions from The Dust, Nels Cline, Sharon Van Etten and others.
On November 17, the Main Hall welcomes American Singer, Songwriter and author Kristin Hersh for a paired down, intimate event featuring readings and songs spanning her entire career. The new double album and book, ‘Wyatt at the Coyote Palace’, is a literal reference to her son and his fascination with an abandoned building – and is only on general release (28 October) weeks before the event at Summerhall.
8 October 8pm
9 October 8pm
Support Jellyman’s Daughter
22 October 8.30pm
24 October 8pm
28 October 8pm
Day of the Dead Party with Our Ladies of Sorrow
3 November 8pm
16 November 8pm
17 November 8pm