Hitlist - The best rock, pop, jazz & folk



The best rock, pop, jazz & folk

Guru A warm welcome for one half of New York’s most excellent hip hop dons, Gangstarr for a couple of rare solo shows. Classic Grand, Glasgow, Wed 27 Jun; Bongo Club, Glasgow, Thu 28 Jun. (Rock & Pop)

Devo See preview. Carling Academy, Glasgow, Sun 24 Jun. (Rock & Pop)

Glasgow Jazz Festival Bigger and better than ever, a proud mix of local heroes, cross-pollinating and collaborating with the raft of visiting international names.
See Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau
SNJO plays Coltrane
Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Trio
Various venues, Glasgow, Fri 22 Jun-Sun 1 Jul. (Jazz)

Asobi Seksu, diAugusto and Callel Dreamy, Japanese indie pop with some surprising turns from the headliners who will appeal to fans of Camera Obscura and Sonic Youth alike. King Tut’s, Glasgow, Thu 22 Jun. (Rock & Pop)

The Outsider Well worth the jaunt for the varied line-up that focuses on the feelgood, Idlewild, KT Tunstall, Salsa Celtica and Fred Deakin being among the highlights. Cairngorms National Park, Rothiemurchus, Fri 22-Sun 24 Jun. (Rock & Pop)

Underling Home grown hip hop done with style and frantic energy utilising live instrumentation and a lyrical positive attitude. See Exposure, page 61. Jazz Bar, Edinburgh, Sat 30 Jun. (Rock & Pop)

The Strange Death of Liberal England Comparisons to Arcade Fire are not unfounded, both in style and ambition for this London group. Fitting that name on T-shirts is going to be a bit of a chore. King Tut’s, Glasgow, Wed 4 Jul; Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Thu 4 Jul. (Rock & Pop)


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