Live in Edinburgh This Week – 1st April 2013

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If I had bothered to write this before noon I suppose I could have announced some sort of secret gig by The National at Henry’s Cellar Bar or something like that, but apparently three in the afternoon is a bit late for April Fools, even half-hearted ones.

Aside from The National not playing, and indeed pretty much everyone not playing ever since every significant promoter in Scotland gave up on Edinburgh three years ago, there are, as always, a few lower key things going on this week which should be of interest to any right-thinking music lover.

Of course, we have the return of BAD FUN on Saturday at Henry’s Cellar Bar, where the shimmery dream pop of Magic Eye and eccentric guitar pop of Fur Hood will be complemented by what I think is the first Edinburgh appearance of Glasgow electronic pop newcomers Peter. All Toad tickets, including cheaper advance tickets to the Sparrow and the Workshop launch nights can found here.

In terms of non-Toad gigs there are a few more things going on this week as well.  On Thursday we have guitar pop, with the Machine Room, Blank Canvas and Fridgemaster at the Wee Red Bar, and on Friday a slightly more acoustic singer-songwritery vibe when Panda Su plays at the Electric Circus.

Oh, and while we’re at it we have another BAD FUN coming up the following week as well.

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