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August’s most unmissable gigs and musical events, as chosen by Kirstyn Smith
CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN: THE CARNY DREAM
The ‘Queen of the Fringe’ is as enthralling as ever. See review, page 71. Underbelly’s Circus Hub, 0844 545 8252, until 22 Aug, 8.30pm, £18–£20 (£17–£19).
SAGE FRANCIS AND B DOLAN The brothers in beards bring a taste of New York’s spoken word scene to St Andrew Square. See review at list. co.uk Stand in the Square, 558 9005, until 27 Aug (not 22), 1.40pm, £14.
COSI FAN TUTTE Mozart’s opera of lust and fidelity is given an updated, seductive makeover by director Christophe Honoré. See preview, page 68. Festival Theatre, 473 2000, 25, 28 Aug, 7.15pm, 27 Aug, 5pm, £20–£95.
EMMA POLLOCK The wonderful ex-Delgados singer is joined by music pals, including the Cairn String Quartet, Bdy_Prts and RM Hubbert. The Hub, 473 2000, 25 Aug, 7pm, £20–£25.
AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA Club night curated by Brian Shimkovitz featuring the best of music from across the continent. Think unexpected pop, hip hop gems and dancefloor bangers. Summerhall, 560 1581, 25 Aug, 11pm, £10.
KING CREOSOTE KC, aka Kenny Anderson, brings an eight-piece band to the Fringe for one night only, playing songs from upcoming album Astronaut Meets Appleman. See preview, page 68. The Queen’s Hall, 668 2019, 25 Aug, 8pm, £20.
ESKA Experimental jazz from the Zimbabwe-born and London-raised composer and singer, performing as part of Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here series. Summerhall, 560 1581, 26 Aug, 7pm, £14.
MOGWAI & MARK COUSINS Mogwai provide a live soundtrack to Cousins’ documentary Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise, at the Edinburgh International Festival. See preview, page 71. Playhouse, 473 2000, 27 & 28 Aug, 9pm, £20–£30.
66 THE LIST FESTIVAL 18–29 Aug 2016
WITHERED HAND NITEWORKS
Witty, outsider folk from Withered Hand, playing as part of Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here strand. With support from Chris T-T. Summerhall, 560 1581, 27 Aug, 7pm, £14. Skye-bred techno / Celtic fusion of bagpipes, whistles, Gaelic vocals and live electronics. See feature, page 67. The Queen’s Hall, 668 2019, 28 Aug, 8pm, £15.
T U O D L O S
Art Late Enjoy our programme by night, featuring exclusive performances, artist talks, tours and live music in galleries across the city
18 August Starting at The Fruitmarket Gallery and including Jonnie Common at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. 25 August Starting at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, finishing with The Van T’s at Jupiter Artland.
Festival Endnote Lecture with Alfredo Jaar 26 August A highlight of the final weekend of the 2016 festival, the internationally renowned artist, architect and film maker will present a special lecture.
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