Hitlist - The best rock, pop, jazz & folk

Deveon Sproule

• Devon Sproule Beguiling, understated country filled with quirks and an old fashioned sensibility from this 24-year-old from Charlottesville, Virginia. Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh 9 Sep; ABC, Glasgow, Mon 10 Sep. (Rock & Pop)

• Operator Please
Australia’s latest gift to the world is a bunch of ragamuffin teens doing a fizzy indie yelp – like Yeah Yeah Yeahs without the eyeliner and Cure records. Barfly, Glasgow, Tue 11 Sep. (Rock & Pop)

• The Go! Team Unadulterated party music that isn’t by definition, terrible is a rare commodity, but The Go! team are turning it out with consumate ease. ABC, Glasgow, Fri 14 Sep. (Rock & Pop)

• Rachel Unthank and the Winterset Their album The Bairns is a contender for album of the year. The Geordie accent never sounded so lyrical and moving. Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Fri 14 Sep; Arches, Glasgow, Sat 15 Sep. (Folk)

• Richard Hawley The quiet man of northern English rock’n’roll has done it again with another album of understated beauty in Lady’s Bridge. Here he gets the live showing he’s been crying out for. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 14 Sep; City Halls, Glasgow, Sun 16 Sep. (Rock & Pop)

• Daedelus This music visionary has drifted from hip hop roots and spread his wings, the electronic pallete he paints from primed with virulent colours and tones. The Ivy, Glasgow, Sat 15 Sep. (Rock & Pop)

Daedelus

Melodic electronica from LA artist Daedelus, aka Alfred Darlington, who favours the Victorian dandy look.

The Go! Team

Sonic Youth meet the Jackson 5 plus all points in between pop up during the Mercury Music Prize-nominated Go! Team's celebratory patchwork set.

Richard Hawley

The former guitarist with The Longpigs and Pulp is now punting his swooning, crooning sound.

The Unthanks and The Bevvy Sisters

The Tyneside sisters singing traditional music with a modern spin dedicate this Celtic Connections set to their interpretations of the works of Robert Wyatt and Antony & the Johnsons. With close harmony support from Scotland's Bevvy Sisters. Part of Celtic Connections.

Devon Sproule

Honeyed, candid old style folk-pop from the young Virginia-based artist.

Operator Please, Playtone and Rush Hour Soul

Ballsy, teenage Australian indie pop quintet who started out at a battle of the bands.

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