Live in Edinburgh This Week – 16th January 2012

 Man, as a blogger who works from home is there such thing as ‘taking a day off sick’?  I don’t think there is, but if there’s one thing I miss from the days of having a grown up job it’s being able to take a day off sick knowing that someone else would have to take care of the shit you were supposed to do, and it wouldn’t all just pile up and sit in wait for you until you got back.

So here I sit, secretly wanting to curl up in bed, but knowing full well that, well, all the shit I have to do now isn’t going anywhere, I am just going to have less time in which to do it once I do get my shit together.

Gig going, at this point, is the very last thing on my mind.  However, I do of course recognise that there are hardier souls than myself out there and that with an Edinburgh gig calendar still only spluttering into life after the Christmas break there will be a fair few people champing at the bit for musicfuns by now.

So what are your options, if that’s what you’re after?  Not an awful lot, to be honest, but there are definitely a couple of goodies to be found this week.

Thursday 19th Jan: Frightened Rabbit at Cabaret Voltaire.

Tickets for this are apparently available only on a first come, first served basis, so I expect a rather enthusiastic queue to be forming on Blair Street on Thursday.  Given the size of venue they are used to playing and the way Frightened Rabbit put their back into things live, this should be a rammed, sweaty corker.  If you can get in.

Thursday 19th Jan: Seafieldroad at the Traverse Theatre.

This is part of the Traverse New Sessions, apparently, which looks interesting, if a little grown up for boorish oafs such as myself.  Nevertheless, I can’t think of anywhere more suited to the rich, rolling piano balladry of Seafieldroad, so this should be a treat.

If there’s other shit that I’m missing, well you’re just going to have to forgive me I’m afraid. I am off back to my bed.