Live in Edinburgh This Week – 25th June 2012

 Well the craziness may not be gone entirely, what with Jesus H. Foxx and Meursault album launches fast approaching, but the charging about has at least subsided for a little.  I am sitting peacefully at my desk with a cat asleep at one end and anticipating a relatively peaceful fortnight of actually being able to sit here and do my job properly for a bit.

It really has come to something when a bit of peaceful desk-time is craved.  My former colleagues in (ex)Proper Job would be utterly ashamed of me. “The terrorists hate our freedom?  I hate our freedom – is that all we’ve done with it?”

Anyhow, despite the relative peace of this week, there are still plenty of things to keep you entertained.  Many of which I have rather foolishly found myself in the position of being responsible for.

[EDIT: I managed to miss that Kid Canaveral and Randolph’s Leap are playing at the Wee Red Bar this Saturday as well. Whoops.]

Thursday 28th June: LeithLate, at various venues in and around Leith.

This is a tour de bloody force of grass-roots event organisation, incorporating music, film, art, spoken word and all sorts, taking place in over a dozen venues.  The full list is here, and I must say I am hugely impressed with the sheer scale of this, as well as the incredibly high quality and variety of events.

Friday 29th June: Jesus H. Foxx album launch, with Battery Face & Nick Nixon at Henderson’s at St. John’s.

You know that bloody great big church at the West end of Princes Street?  The one on the corner with Lothian Road?  Yes, that’s the one.  Henderson’s is in the vaults underneath and I believe the best way to get there is to go down the stairs behind the church from Lothian Road. Anyhow, now we all know where we’re going, this Friday marks the long-awaited launch night for the splendid debut album from Jesus H. Foxx. It’s a wonderful album of multi-layered guitar pop, crafted with care and of course available to purchase for a highly reasonable price.  Tickets for the gig are pretty limited and can be bought here, unless you want to chance it on the night.

Saturday 30th June: Milk Maid, New Fabian Society & OP play the Ides of Toad at Henry’s Cellar Bar.

Milk Maid return to Edinburgh, with their second album pretty much finished. I am very much looking forward to seeing them again. They are joined on the bill by hypnotic, shoegazey newcomers The New Fabian Society, and OP who are a mysterious concoction of members of North American War and The John Knox Sex Club. And if you would like an advance listen to the new Milk Maid album, as well as a track-by-track run-down, you can find it here.

Milk Maid – Stir So Slow (Toad Session) from Song, by Toad on Vimeo.