This Week’s Gigs: 29th November – 5th December (Take Two)

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This week’s gig guide was a bloody disaster area, so I’ve junked it and done it again. I think I’ve just about fixed everything that was on the wrong day now, or had an incorrect line-up. If anything is still knackered only tell me if you want to make me weep.
Incidentally, why do some gig venues make it flipping impossible for you to find out what gigs are happening there?
You might have noticed, but there’s been some snow. Best check gigs are going ahead before you head off to them.
Monday:
Tuesday:
Pacific Theatre, Energy!. King Tut’s (Tickets)
Songs For Autism. St Andrew’s In The Square.
Special event with Duglas Stewart, The BMX Bandits, AJ Roach and The Porch Song Anthology.
(UPDATE: A victim of the weather, this has been cancelled and will be rescheduled)
Wednesday:
Windlestray, We See Lights, Craig Joe Davidson, The Last Battle. The Lot, Edinburgh.
Fun fact, I spent a good five minutes there stuck on Disney websites till I figured out what the Last Battle’s website address is.
Lorraine McCauley And The Borderlands. Coda Music, Edinburgh. 6pm
This is a wee launch night for Lorraine McCauley And The Borderlands debut EP, Haunt Me. If I wasn’t months behind on my reviews I’d have told you already that the EP is very good indeed, but since I am that’s as best as I can do right now. Note the early start, get along for some songs, mince pies and mulled wine.
Aspen Tide, Mechanical Smile, Reykjavik. The 13th Note.
Aspen Tide show off an impressive work ethic by cramming in two gigs in one night, as they are also playing Frankenstein’s in Glasgow. Not sure where they’ll be on first, so keep an eye on the band’s Facebook for details and cheap tickets for the two gigs.
Aspen Tide, The Darien Venture, Ghost Ride The Whip, Kid Fire. Frankenstein Glasgow.
That’ll be the other gig I mentioned above. The Darien Venture are ace too.
(UPDATE: Another one hit by the weather, as The Darien Venture have been forced to pull out)
Supermarionation, Otaku, Lee Patterson. Electric Circus, Edinburgh
Thursday:
Probably the gig I’m most eager to get to this week. Super Adventure Club and PAWS are both consistently entertaining, but I’ve yet to see Hagana or Rollor.
Porch Song Anthology and Special Guests. Brel.
The Porch Song Anthology play a launch gig for their new single, Christmas Is Cold. You might be able to guess what Thursday’s Christmas song here is then.
Aspen Tide, Carnivores, Kid Fire, Your First Mistake. Frankenstein’s Edinburgh.
Aspen Tide get around again, this time joined by Carnivores, who we like lots.
Cancel The Astronauts, The OK Social Club, The Nature Boys, Underclass and Maydays. the Caves, Edinburgh.
Yahweh, Emily Scott, Union Canal. Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh.
Friday:
The first of two sold out Barras shows for Frightened Rabbit. Guess who waiting too long to buy tickets for either? Bah, humbug. Get down early for Admiral Fallow, I insist.
Launch gig for Edinburgh youngsters Three Long Words new single.
Gerry Loves Xmas. The Banshee Labrynth, Edinburgh. (Tickets)
Gerry Loves Records are having a Christmas party, with the rather bloody good line-up of The Japanese War Effort, Fox Gut Daata, Miaoux Miaoux, Wounded Knee, Conquering Animal Sound and Yahweh.
Glasgow Popfest: Day One. SWG3.
Click the poster to make it bigger, more details and ticket info here.
Saturday:
Limbo Christmas Party. The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh.
There’s a very tasty line-up for this once. The night promises shorter, unique sets and collaborations from FOUND, Night Noise Team, Inspector Tapehead, Yusuf Azak, Les Enfant Bastard and Andy Brown’s Victorian Karaoke.
You Say Party, Skibunny. Captain’s Rest (Tickets)
More details on ye olde Facebook.
Glasgow Popfest: Day Two. SWG3.
See Friday, just a couple of lines above.
Sunday:
Glasgow Popfest: Day Three. Stereo.
Again, see above. The most tempting day for me since it is the day with the most bands I know, and like. All three look pretty decent though.