Live in Edinburgh This Week – 24th October 2011

 If you get this in time, then turn off the internet and scarper down to the Queen’s Hall right now, as they will be screening the Sigur Ros movie INNI tonight, starting at 19:30, with live performances by Meursault and Withered Hand immediately afterwards.

And as for the rest of the week’s gig round-up, it’s actually quite an eclectic one this week, with noise, classical and antifolk on the calendar, all within a few days of one another.

But enough chit-chat, I need to shower and get out the door quick-smart or I shall miss the start of the movie.

Monday 24th October 2011: Sigur Ros ‘INNI‘ screening at the Queen’s Hall, followed by Meursault & Withered Hand.

Umm, I think I already covered this one, didn’t I.

Tuesday 25th October 2011: ASTRO, Okishima Island Tourist Association, Muscletusk at Sneaky Pete’s.

I don’t know too much about this one I have to confess, and I actually am not even entirely sure I myself would enjoy it because I’m a bit of a pop kid at heart, all told, no matter how much distortion and reverb I tend to like it slathered in.  But Braw Gigs have been doing an amazing job putting on noise and experimental shows around Edinburgh in the last year or so, and this is their latest.  Follow the Sneaky’s link to read the promoter’s description of the night, which will tell you more than I ever could.

Wednesday 26th October 2011: Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard with Seth Faergolzia (of Dufus) at The Third Door (formerly Medina).

Jeffrey Lewis is a bit of a hero, basically.  He is one of the sharpest wits around, whose songs can be by turns bleak as hell, or drenched in pathos. The Third Door have installed a brand spanking new sound system in the old Medina, and suddenly we might have a new and decent venue on our hands, because the actual space down there has always been good.

Saturday 29th October 2011: The Rose Street Quartet RSE CONCERT – Music for Strings, Voices, Organ & Percussion at St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral.

This particular listing, I have to confess, is pure nepotism.  I happen to be pals with a couple of members of the Rose Street Quartet but, as Pete said when he suggested I list this particular event, people might fancy a bit of a change and it will be a pretty varied programme, so if you don’t like any particular part they’ll be moving on pretty sharpish. So if you fancy a change from the drearie indie pish (copyright Mrs. Toad 2006) I tend to recommend here, then get along to this instead.