Live in Edinburgh This Week – 23rd July 2012

 Well, the charging about the world has stopped, and suddenly here I am, definitely positively, certainly back in Edinburgh for the foreseeable future.  No bad thing, this, as keeping the wheels from entirely falling off both the blog and the label has proved to be something of a challenge.  Ian and Neil from Meursault have done amazing work recently, making sure

Friday 27th July: The Ides of Toad present Jo Schornikow, Scott Rudd and *ahem* a special guest at Henry’s Cellar Bar.

For those of you who missed Away Game, two of its stars are playing this Friday at Henry’s Cellar Bar, the lovely Jo Schornikow and the rather bitterly humourous Scott Rudd.  We’re in the process of trying to find an opener after Frances McKee from The Vaselines had to back out at the last minute due to U.S. tour complications, but I am sure we’ll find someone awesome.

Saturday 28th July: Broken Records and Plastic Animals at the Wee Red Bar.

Broken Records have just about (I think) finished recording their third album, and are looking to preview some of their new stuff, partly for the benefit of their fans and partly to shake them out in a live setting and see where the chips fall.  They will be joined by almost paralysingly self-effacing Edinburgh up-and-comers Plastic Animals, whose atmospheric, grumbling rock music is getting more and more epic all the time.

Saturday 28th July: Zed Penguin, Edinburgh School For the Deaf & Dan Mutch (The Leg) at .

This is the launch night for the new Zed Penguin EP, and another fine piece of work by screeching guitar torturer Matthew Winter and his now three-piece band.  This is less aggressive that it’s excellent predecessor Four-Track Mind, touching more dreamy territory, but still with the gorgeous jangle produced by his (tragically recently-stolen) guitar and homemade amp. Support comes from Edinburgh School For the Deaf and the mental-as-fuck-but-in-a-good-way Dan Mutch from The Leg. The gig is taking place, I think, in the studio on the top floor at 28 Niddrie Street, between the Banshee Labyrinth and Bannerman’s.  It’s not the most obvious door, so keep an eye out.