Hitlist - The best rock, pop, jazz & folk

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  • 21 May 2007


The best rock, pop, jazz & folk

Sparklehorse The Smokey Mountains are home to Mark Linkous (pictured) a wayward music force whose magical sound invokes thoughts of Robert Wyatt and Syd Barrett. Oran Mor, Glasgow, Tue 5 Jun. (Rock & Pop)

Nouvelle Vague Who would have though covers of classic indie tunes in an easy style would have been so damn catchy? See preview. ABC, Glasgow, Fri 25 May. (Rock & Pop)

Isle of Skye Music Festival See preview. Ashaig Airstrip, Broadford, Skye, Fri 25-Sat 26 May. (Rock & Pop)

Modest Mouse The addition of Johnny Marr has only bolstered interest in their new album, the fantastically titled We We’re Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. ABC, Glasgow, Sat 26 May (Rock & Pop)

Dizzee Rascal He remains one of the only consistent overground force in British hip hop and new album Maths and English is predicted to help him retain his place at the top. See preview. Arches, Glasgow, Thu 31 May; Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Fri 1 Jun (Rock & Pop)

Ndaje: African Connections The first in a series of rollicking good nights out celebrating a frankly eclectic array of local musical talent from the ska rumble of Skaramanga to the afro-jazz of Diwan. Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Thu 31 May. (Rock & Pop)

Leith Festival Upping its game this year with a more substantial music programme with everything from Tam White’s blues to Aberfeldy’s indie trip to live hip hop from Underling. Various venues, Leith, Fri 1-Sun 10 Jun. (Rock & Pop, Jazz & Folk)

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