This Week’s Gigs: 23rd – 29th August

Sunday afternoon, time for me to lose several hours of my day to scouring social networks to find out what gigs are on this week as usual.
It’s a bit of a lopsided week this week, every bugger in Glasgow seems to have decided to put a gig on on Friday.
To make life a bit simpler for me there’s a new email address you can send gig details to if you want them included in the weekly guide, I’ll stick the details in at the end.
Foxgang Presents: Festival Special. Bristo Hall, above The Forest Cafe, Edinburgh. Free.
Foxgang take matters in to their own hands by putting on a special little gig. As well as Foxgang themselves playing live are French Wives, Washington Irving, White Heath, Fiction Faction and Sebastian Dangerfield. All for free. Even better, there’s a compilation album featuring a track from each band available, courtesy of the Kowalskiy blog, here.
A Band Called Quinn, May68, Epic26. King Tut’s.
I’m sure there’s more numbers in that line up than is really needed. A Band Called Quinn are really, really good though.
Sonny Marvello, Ace City Racers. Captain’s Rest.
The Lava Experiments, Shutter. The 13th Note
The Red Show. Pivo Pivo.
Ah Friday, you swine. This is an insane amount of gigs to have on in the one night.
No Dancing: Adam Stafford, RM Hubbert, Deathpodal, PAWS. Stereo.
This one looks excellent, so much so I gave it a preview of its very own previously. You can find that here, it has songs to listen to and stuff.
Pin Up NightsHelicon, How Garbo Died & More TBA. The Flying Duck.
In addition to the two bands announced there’ll be others, and all the usual Pin Ups DJs and hijinx. There’s a free download of Helicon’s 2009 EP Take The Ride available here at the moment too.
Mix Up Mayhem 3: Pooch, Nevada Base, Any Color Black. Creation Studios. £5 (BYOB)
If I can somehow split myself in half I’ll be along to this as well as No Dancing, as it too should be excellent. Three cracking bands, who will play their own songs, a cover of each other’s songs and another cover too. If the last one is anything to go buy Creation Studios also gets to around the same heat as the Sun. You need to bring your own booze, but you might get free sweets.
Sons & Daughters, She’S HiT. Captain’s Rest.
It has been quite a while since I’ve seen Sons & Daughters, but I’m already committed to being elsewhere, so it’ll need to be even longer before I see them. S&D’s Scott Patterson will be pulling double duty on the night, as he is also in She’S HiT, who have a new single out at the start of October. More on that single a bit later.
Call Me Ishmael, Sondura, Hercules Mandarin, The Scruffs. King Tut’s.
Retreat! Pilrig St Paul’s Church Hall, Leith Walk.Pilrig Street, Edinburgh.
Taking place over Saturday & Sunday, I’ll be going in to a wee bit more detail on this during the week. You can find out pretty much everything you need to know on the website, and pick up a free sampler of some of the bands playing here.
Kitty The Lion, Tango in the Attic, more TBA. Stereo. £5
Mogwai, Moon Unit. Stereo. £10.
Pretty much announced just as I’m writing the gig guide, tickets are available here and from Monorail from Monday. Don’t expect any to be available on the door. Proceeds from the gig go to Lanarkshire Cancer Trust, and to aid flood victims in Pakistan.
Fiona Soe Pang, Hidden Orchestra. Roxy Art House, Edinburgh.
Live music, film and probably some other stuff too. More details on this flyer.
Gig Submissions:
As mentioned at the start, there’s now a dedicated email to send gig details to. The gig guide takes a surprisingly long time to put together every week and involves me trawling through venue websites, band websites, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter etc. To try and make my life a wee bit easier, if you have something you want included send an email to including at least the date, the venue and the bands playing (along with a link to their website, MySpace or whatever). If you can tell me how much it’ll cost to get in that’s good too.


  1. peenko says:



  2. Jim says:

    Careful, if you say their name three times in a row while looking in a mirror they appear and kill you. I think.