Live in Edinburgh This Week – 30th March 2008

Stockbridge

Even in my absence I didn’t want to skip this little weekly roundup of all things live and Edinbugsly, so I wrote this post in advance just to make sure I didn’t let you all down.

I hope C&B has been treating you well, and that you’ve all been nice and gracious and left him lots of comments to show your appreciation. You’d fucking better – I don’t want him being nice enough to help me out and you bunch of ungrateful wastrels not showing him some goddam gratitude.

Anyhow, after the excesses of Homegame, there are some great things on in Edinburgh this week, so read on for your itinerary.

Tuesday 1st April: Barry Adamson at the Voodoo Rooms.
Barry Adamson is just fucking brilliant. Patchy, but brilliant. His cinematic jazz noir is perfectly suited to the Voodoo Rooms plush exuberance, and I am really looking forward to this. So much so that I bought Mrs. Toad a ticket without even asking her. I’ve heard rather negative reports of his latest album from a very reliable source, but I’ll take my time and make my own decisions on it, as you would expect. In the meantime, I am really excited about this show.
Barry Adamson – The Big Bamboozle
Barry Adamson – You Sold Your Dreams

Thursday 3rd April: Zoey Van Goey at Henry’s Cellar Bar.
I don’t know too much about Zoey Van Goey, but they’re pretty well thought of from what I can tell, and I think a friend of a friend twice removed is in the band. Or something like that. Either way, I’m going along. It should be an indie-pop pleasure.
Zoey Van Goey – Song to the Embers

Thursday 3rd April: Josh Ritter & Dawn Landes at the Liquid Room.
I’m not, I must confess, a massive Josh Ritter fan, although that may be due to not having heard much of his work. This is the gig for you if you like singer-songwritery Americana because he is supported by the slightly folkier and utterly lovely Dawn Landes. Expect a lot of thoughtful head-nodding in the mosh pit, but I reckon it should be a pretty good gig nevertheless.
Josh Ritter – Wings
Dawn Landes – Caroline