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Three To See 2016: Gigs of a contemporary kind

By | Published on Saturday 30 July 2016

Withered Hand

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three gigs to check out.

Anohni – Hopelessness | Edinburgh Playhouse | 17 Aug 
‘Hopelessness’, described as “a scream of fury against the evils of today’s world”, is the newest album from Anohni, formerly Antony Hegarty of award-winning Antony And The Johnsons Fame; the live version of it, which features film, dance, electronic music and Anohni’s vocals, threatens to be visually stunning and emotionally provocative, and generally worth seeing if you can get a ticket.

NEHH – Awesome Tapes From Africa | Summerhall | 25 Aug
Yes, I will come clean, because you will find out anyway, we have chosen two contemporary music events from Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here strand and it’s because there is so much good stuff there was no way I was going to be able to choose just one. This is the first pick, a DJ set featuring diverse and different sounds from all over Africa, essentially the live version of Brian Shimkovitz’s Awesome Tapes From Africa blog.

NEHH – Withered Hand and Chris T-T | Summerhall | 27 Aug (pictured)
And so to the second of our NEHH choices, and this time it’s Withered Hand, aka Scottish indie-folk-rock local Dan Willson. His story is quite an interesting one – he didn’t begin to create music until he was thirty, when he did so in response to a crisis in his life, yet his first album was released to much acclaim – but, you know, that’s just an aside. He’s not just interesting. He is also good. As, by the way, is Chris T-T, so basically a double win here.

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