This Week’s Gigs: 16th – 23rd August

It is Sunday afternoon, so it is time once again to have a look around and see what is on this week.
All Week:
Taking place all week in Anstruther is Fence’s latest festival type thing, Haarfest.
From Monday to Thursday there’s live music from 8pm in the Hew Scott Hall, then on Friday and Saturday the action switches to Cellardyke Town Hall.
The Social Services, Open Swimmer, Bear Bones. Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Withered Hand, The Last Battle. Electric Circus, Edinburgh. £6.
The Social Services, Open Swimmer, Bear Bones. Nice ‘n’ Sleazy.
The Scottish Enlightenment, Martin John Henry, Debutant, Dan Lyth. Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh.
Penguins Kill Polar Bears, Make Sparks. Captain’s Rest. £4

The Hugh Reed Explosion, The Girobabies. The Pandora, Victoria Road. Free.

Juan Pablo, Kerrie Lynch, Julia and the Doogans, So Many Animal Calls. 13th Note. £5.
Quite an eclectic line up, with a good selection of bands we like round here. Should be fun.
How To Swim, Sunset Song, Andrea Marini. Captain’s Rest.
Black International & others. Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh. £5.
Sonic Soak: Govanhill Baths.
Not often you get a gig in a swimming pool. This two day event (it continues on Sunday) rectifies that by having gigs in a swimming pool. Visit Facebook for the full line up and ticket details.
The Ghosties. O2 Academy
Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation: Pareto, .scores, 3 Times Over. King Tut’s. £5 (Buy from Pareto for £3)
Unbound: The Year of Open Doors. Highland Park SpiegelTent, Edinburgh.
Our pals from the literary World have another wee event to celebrate the release of The Year Of Open Doors. To find out more about the book, and to buy a copy, visit Cargo Publishing.