Live in Edinburgh This Week – 21 May 2012

Since Matthew is in Canada slathering himself in maple syrup and offending his relatives, I’m in charge of this the gig listings this week. This has actually made me look up gig listings in Edinburgh properly for the first time in ages. And it is depressing. There are some interesting things happening this week, however, such as Neu! Reekie! and *ahem* The Ides of Toad, but there really is such a shortage of gigs in this city, especially if you compare it to other cities. As a youth I think it is fair to blame it on a distinct lack of interest by most of the young people here…

YOUNG PEOPLE OF EDINBURGH; PUT DOWN YOUR STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI FROM TIGERLILLY, TAKE OFF YER JACK WILLS JOBBY CATCHERS, LEAVE GEORGE STREET, AND COME AND ENJOY SOME MUSIC. LOVE, IAN.

Okay? Okay.

Monday 21st May: Admiral Fallow at The Queen’s Hall

I still don’t get why people like Admiral Fallow. But if you are a 16 year old girl or a dad who doesn’t know any better, then this may be for you.

Tuesday 22nd May: Bronto Skylift, Lady North and Rollor play The Ides of Toad at Henry’s Cellar Bar

Bronto Skylift are fucking mental, and fucking great. The lead singer once threatened to punch me in the face, so hopefully that won’t happen this time. Lady North and Rollor bring as much cohesion to the line-up as possible, I suppose. Both are terrific live bands, so get down.

Tuesday 22nd May: DZ Deathrays play Sneaky Pete’s

Aussie thrash rockers are playing at Sneaky’s. Not sure of support as Ides of Toad have stolen all the good loud bands in Scotland. Nae joy.

Friday 25th May: FOUND’s  Ziggy Campbell, Clare Pollard, Fiona Soe Paing play Neu! Reekie! at The Scottish Book Trust

For fans of the avant-garde, Neu! Reekie! always has intriguing and alternative line-ups. FOUND’s Ziggy will be singing some songs, poet Clare Pollard will be doing poetry and Fiona Soe Paing will bring her ambient Lamb-esque tunes and visuals to the mix. Should be a good one.