What's On Scotland 8-15 Nov: Dundee Jazz Festival

Get your jazz flutes at the ready; Dundee Jazz Festival is back for another year of jazzmatazz. Plus, Bang the Drum, French Film Festival, All Night Horror Madness, Grayson Perry, Midland and more...

Feature by Nadia Younes | 08 Nov 2018
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Taking place in venues across Dundee from 14-18 November, this year’s Dundee Jazz Festival line-up features a diverse range of performers from the world of jazz, from icons like Otis Taylor to up-and-coming artists like Georgia Cécile.

Launching on Wednesday night, with a dinner and jazz event at the V&A Dundee where Alison Affleck will perform the songs of Billie Holiday, in the days that follow you can also catch performances from Graham Costello's STRATA, Afrobeat purveyors Nubiyan Twist and doom-jazz trio AKU!, among others. There will also be a screening of Renée Edwards’ New Orleans-set documentary One Note at a Time and a tropical club night from Samedia Shebeen.

The festival concludes with a day-long "festival within a festival" in Broughty Ferry, with three hours of music across five venues from the likes of Havana Swing, Tenement Jazz Band and Krystle Warren.

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Bang the Drum
Summerhall, Edinburgh. 10 Nov, 7.30pm
Bang the Drum is a fundraiser to help Save Leith Walk – a community action group fighting against the proposed demolition and development of Edinburgh's much-loved Leith Walk. On the line-up are Neil Pennycook's Meursault (pictured), dance outfit Future Get Down, psych-rockers Rituals and electro duo Maranta. Image: Kat Gollock

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Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Glasgow. 8 Nov, 7.30pm
Led by Kawabata Makoto, Japanese psychedelic rock band Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. return to Scotland. If you missed their Edinburgh show last night, you can catch them in Glasgow tonight instead; and you can reliably expect plenty of "psychedelic madness", as is usually the case. Image: Martyna Maz

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The Caves, Edinburgh, 11 Nov, 7pm
Young Fathers are fans, he’s a big favourite on BBC Radio 6 Music, and he’s been compared to Kendrick Lamar. Find out why London hip-hop artist Kojey Radical is one of the most exciting talents in the UK this Sunday as he makes his Scottish debut at The Caves, Edinburgh. Grab one of the last tickets now! This is the second event from Edinburgh Music Lovers (EML), a new boutique promoter for the capital.

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Sorry Angel
Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow. 12 Nov, 8.40pm
We’ve partnered with the French Film Festival once again, and this year we’re sponsoring their screening of Christophe Honoré’s 1993-set film surrounding sexual exploration and liberation, Sorry Angel. The film follows 35-year-old HIV-positive writer Jacques and his relationship with 22-year-old student Arthur, as they each challenge the others ideas about life and love.

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All Night Horror Madness 13
Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh. 10 Nov, 11pm
All Night Horror Madness returns on Saturday night, with screenings of four horror classics – Christmas Evil, Re-Animator (pictured), The Evil Within, Alien – and a surprise movie. We're offering one reader a pair of tickets to the horror fest; to be in with a chance of winning, email zap@theskinny.co.uk with your favourite scene from one of the aforementioned films by Friday 9 November at 12pm.

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Grayson Perry: Them & Us?
Usher Hall, Edinburgh. 8 Nov, 6.30pm
There’s barely a field Grayson Perry hasn’t conquered; the Turner Prize-winning artist, BAFTA-winning TV presenter and bestselling author will continue to discuss and critique the topic of masculinity in Them & Us? Perry will take the tour all over the UK, with this being its only Scottish date, so make sure you get your tickets. Image: Richard Ansett

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Jen Brister: Meaningless
The Stand, Edinburgh. 14 Nov, 7.30pm
South London-born comedian Jen Brister’s latest stand-up show, Meaningless, earned a four star review from us during this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, so if you missed it then here’s another chance to catch it. In it, Brister contends with self-absorbed parenting advice, the hypocrisy of gender roles and tries to find the meaning of life (kind of). Image: Idil Sukan

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Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh. 8-10 Nov, 11pm
Graded boss man Midland takes over Sneaks for a three night residency this weekend, playing all night long for the first two nights, before joining DJ Cheers at TEESH for its conclusion. Having appeared at the club a couple of times over the last few years, like many before him, he obviously couldn’t resist coming back. If you haven’t heard his Fabriclive 94, get on it now – you’re very welcome. Image: Jimmy Mould

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Daniel Avery & HAAi
Sub Club, Glasgow. 13 Nov, 11pm
Subbie’s regular Tuesday night party-starters I AM bring in two hot blonde babes to light up the dancefloor with a healthy dose of pounding techno. Daniel Avery and HAAi (pictured) have been friends for years, having met while working London’s club scene, and on Tuesday night they’re teaming up for what’s sure to be the best weekday party you’ve had in ages.

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