Live in Edinburgh This Week – 5th September 2011
Sometimes the Edinburgh weather frustrates me, but sometimes it genuinely makes me laugh – like today. It pissed down with rain all the way through the Festival and now, the minute the tourists leave town, blazing sunshine! Excellent.
Sadly the joke is on me as much as any tourist, because all I’ve really been able to do with the sunshine is sit in my office and stare out the window at it, which is hardly very inspiring, but umm… well, there you go.
Anyhow, I am really not certain there’s all that much on in Edinburgh this week actually. Which is probably a good thing, because a nice easy week would be very welcome as I have a lot to catch up on after the Festival.
Saturday 10th September 2011: ‘Rebel Landscapes’ : An evening of film and folklore, Pilrig St Paul’s Church.
This one looks rather interesting. Screen Banditas have selected some footage from the Scottish Screen Archive, and these films will be shown in the church hall and, to quote their blurb: “Projecting the films from archival 16mm prints, live accompaniment will be provided by Alasdair Roberts, Cath & Phil Tyler, Rob St John and Wounded Knee.” Count me in.
Saturday 10th September 2011: Roy’s Iron DNA at the Electric Circus.
I know little about Roy’s Iron DNA, but from a quick listen to the Soundcloud samples on their website they sound pretty good to me. It’s electronic pop music, at times synthy and at times more atmospheric, but in general they have good tunes and if Rebel Landscapes ain’t your thing I reckon this would be well worth a punt.