Another week, another bajillion good gigs. Also a couple of events which aren’t really gigs, but will still be good.
Summer Nights ends on Friday, but until then Tuts are still determined to have a fair chuck of my money. Admiral Fallow’s debut album is already a strong contender for best of the year, and The Social Services tick many of my boxes. Olympic Swimmers are none too shabby either. Good deal all round then. If you hurry cheap tickets are available from The Social Services.
I tend to leave Edinburgh off the gig guide a bit, mainly because I don’t know as much about what is on over there, but this is one of a couple this week worth a look.
Much more was meant to have been written round here about The Year of Open Doors by now, but since I’ve failed miserably at getting that done the least I can do is plug the launch of the book. On the evening there will be performances by Aidan Moffat, Jason Donald and Kirsten Innes. There’s an audiobook coming out on Chemikal Underground too! More on this, er, eventually.
Another tasty looking Summer Nights gig. My liver and bank balance say I’m not allowed to go.
Pals of the blog Hubby and SHMB are both always well worth seeing, and if nothing else it’ll be fun watching all of the Second Hand Marching Band squished on to the wee stage at The Note.
Launch gig for the latest Gerry Loves Records split single, featuring two bands we really like round here.
It is the last Friday of the month, so it is PinUps time. As usual there’s an excellent selection of bands playing, followed by indie disco fun till the wee hours. Playing live are Sonny Marvello, Futuristic Retro Champions, and Aye Tunes Vs Peenko alumni Campfires In Winter and Mitchell Museum.
Summer Nights might finish on Friday, but there’s still plenty happening at King Tuts.
Endor, Randolph’s Leap, Cherri Phosphate. Nice n Sleazy.
I keep missing Endor, so I’ll see if I can still walk by Saturday and try and get along to this one. If you don’t know how much I like Randolph’s Leap by now you clearly haven’t been paying attention.
Much like the last Friday of the month means PinUps, the first Sunday means Words Per Minute. Words Per Minute this month has a Year Of Open Doors theme, with all the performers, including regular hosts Kirsten and Anneliese, contributing to the book. Expect the usual high quality, and get down early to grab a seat.