We've got performances from 404 Ink, Siobhan Wilson, Mark Nelson and Kobi Onyame
The List's annual Hot 100 celebrates the most exciting artists, performers and cultural institutions in Scotland. To officially launch 2017's countdown, we're holding a big party on Wed 1 Nov at Edinburgh's Assembly Roxy, hosted by Nicola Meighan. You can get your hands on £5 tickets now – and while we're not spilling the beans on who's topped this year's poll, we can reveal who'll be performing at the bash.
Independent publishers 404 Ink present performances from two of their writers – Jen McGregor and Ren Aldridge – who both contributed to 404 Ink's break out publication Nasty Women, a collection of essays that found fans in Margaret Atwood, Amanda Palmer and Garbage's Shirley Manson. It's a timely and important publication that Atwood described as 'an essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now.'
There will be live music from singer-songwriter Siobhan Wilson and hip hop artist Kobi Onyame. Wilson released her debut album There Are No Saints in July to critical acclaim, picking up comparisons to Kate Bush, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. Speaking to us back in May, she said, 'Most of the songs are one-takes. I really wanted to keep them bare and fragile sounding. At the time I was obsessed with simplicity and being brave enough to show the vulnerabilities.'
Onyame's unique take on hip hop draws on his Ghanaian roots mixing African rhythms with grime and hip hop beats. We loved his third album, Gold, which firmly positions him at the forefront of Scottish hip-hop.
Rounding out the bill is comedian Mark Nelson, who has picked up multiple Scottish Comedy Awards for his intelligent and cutting stand-up. His 2017 Fringe show Irreverence was packed with 'inappropriate hilarity' and shows Nelson is at the top of his game.
Plus, after all that host Meighan will also be DJing. Tickets are available now and only cost £5, including two drinks tokens from our sponsors, Caledonian Brewery and Russian Standard Vodka. The Hot 100 for 2017 will be revealed on the morning of the party, Wed 1 Nov, at list.co.uk and in our magazine. In the meantime, you can check out last year's Hot 100.
The List Hot 100 Party is at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh, Wed 1 Nov, 7–11pm, £5. Get tickets now.