Live in Edinburgh This Week – 29th August 2011

 What, seriously?  More live music, people?  Can’t you just give it a rest for a week or two before we start all this madness over again?  Think of your poor livers you fucking maniacs!

Ah well, fuck it, if you insist.  There are actually a couple of really decent gigs on this week, as Edinburgh’s music scene gradually emerges from hiding to reclaim its town from the tourists. Well, hiding is probably exaggerating things rather, now that I think about it.   Given the relative poverty of the Edge lineup, it’s actually the local enterprises who have been keeping the steady flow of good music uninterrupted over the last month, actually, so I should probably take that back.

There isn’t much on this week though, honestly.  I mean, there’s Best Coast at the  Bongo Club tonight perhaps, but despite their being really rather trendy I have to confess I found their album pretty boring.

Wednesday 31st August 2011: Foonyap and the Roar, Lady North & Fuzzystar play This is Music at Sneaky Pete’s.

Apparently Foonyap & the Roar are absolutely fucking mental, as even the briefest of listens to the music at the link above will confirm.  I saw Foonyap play solo a little while ago, and I thought she was brilliant, but apparently The Roar are a totally different prospect.

Saturday 3rd September 2011: The Oates Field album launch, with Player Piano & Iona Marshall at the Voodoo Rooms.

This set will be preceded by an in-store at Elvis Shakespeare in the afternoon.  In terms of the Oates Field I genuinely have no idea if it will lean more towards the garage rock version of the band I’ve seen, or the more stripped back performances I’ve seen recently.  Or maybe a well-judged combination of the two.  I’ll have to wait and see.