Reviews: Music

Julie Byrne

Julie Byrne invites us to slow down. Her voice has crossed the Atlantic with the deep affection of acclaimed blogs (Tom Johnson of GoldFlakePaint can be found behind the merch desk) and contemporaries alike, wi...

Jenny Hval

Norway’s Jenny Hval arrives in Edinburgh with a string of critically acclaimed avant-garde albums to her name, the latest of which – Blood Bitch, influenced by old vampire films and the place of menstrual blood...

Cast A Dark Shadow by Carla Lippis

Adelaide’s Carla Lippis returns to the Fringe for a second year, holding court in the intimate and elegant confines of the Boards, and though this is an inspired fit, from the moment her presence is made known,...

Courtney Act: The Girl From Oz

Australian diva and star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Courtney Act has landed in Edinburgh. Act is a superstar in her own right: it’s hard to believe this is her first Edinburgh Fringe. With an informative and hilari...

Hot Brown Honey

These women are what the Fringe Festival is all about. Hot Brown Honey are an explosion of energy and entertainment in the form of five strong women, defying the norm and shouting for change and equality for wo...

PJ Harvey

From the shadows, a marching band emerges from stage left, bearing snares and saxophones.  Among their number is Polly Jean Harvey, ethereal in black, striding solemnly towards the microphone as the cavernous a...

Frank Sanazi: Stuck in ze Bunker With You

Frank Sanazi, a charismatic hybrid of Frank Sinatra and Adolf Hitler, returns to the Fringe this year armed with a delightfully silly armada of self-proclaimed ‘comedy classics’ including You’ve Got Me Under Be...

Nina – A Story About Me and Nina Simone

Nina Simone is not a spirit to evoke lightly while the source of her anger and dismay endures.  Josette Bushell-Mingo understands and is rightfully consumed by this, offering a storming rendition of Mississippi...

Choir of Man

On a stage that’s decorated to resemble a cosily familiar, sticky-floored pub, nine men – a significant portion of them bearded – belt out popular songs while swigging pints and table-dancing. Choir of Man is d...
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