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Three To See 2015: Something a bit contemporary (and musical)

By | Published on Thursday 6 August 2015


Back in a musical mood, ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends something a bit contemporary.

Sufjan Stevens
I can’t help worrying, as I recommend this, that it might already be completely sold out, given how completely brilliant Sufjan Stevens is. But if it is sold out, all’s not lost. If perhaps, you’re not aware of his music, now is the time to get acquainted with it, so that next time he’s playing at a venue near you, you will know immediately that you need to book tickets. This concert celebrates the release of the US singer-songwriter’s latest album ‘Carrie & Lowell’, so if you do miss the gig, you can always get your copy of that instead.
The Edinburgh Playhouse, 30 Aug

Clive Gregson
Clive Gregson might not be the most instantly recognisable name, but he’s a massively respected songwriter who achieved significant acclaim with his first band Any Trouble, and whose songs have been covered by the likes of Kim Carnes, Norma Waterson and Nanci Griffith. You have two chances to catch this renowned guitarist whose most recent album, ‘This Is Now’ came out in 2013.
Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s, from 26, 27 Aug

MacGillivray – Damn Rebel Bitch (pictured)
Showcasing work from her fifth album ‘Once Upon A Dirty Ear’, MacGillivray, aka performance artist and poet Kirsten Norrie, offers up some alluring sounding “folk noir electronica, evocative of post-apocalyptic punk Gaelic”. If you check out her biog, you’ll see that she has worked with The Fall, Thurston Moore, Arlo Guthrie, Arthur Brown, Shirley Collins, Jem Finer (The Pogues), Iain Sinclair, Trembling Bells, Olivia Chaney, Alan Moore, Current 93, Gallon Drunk, Don Paterson, Michael Moorcock and Vic Godard and the Subway Sect. I don’t always judge artists by the company they keep, but I have to admit, that’s a pretty good list.
Summerhall, 19 Aug

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