Live in Edinburgh This Week – 9th March 2008

Palm House

My liver is delighted to announce that there isn’t really that much on in Edinburgh this week, which is a bit of a relief. There are a couple of ways to spend your evening in a musical fashion however, and they are these:

Wednesday 12th March: Found at the Wee Red Bar.
This is another gig put on by the excellent Trampoline, and includes indie popsters Cancel the Astronauts as well as Billy Bates, a group about whom I know nothing at all. Found are just brilliant though, and if you haven’t seen them recently then you really have to. Their performances are getting better and better and their rather unique brand of indie pop, all beaty electronica and folky energy, was one of my favourite discoveries of last year.
Found – When You Fall

Thursday 13th March: Meursault at the Voodoo Rooms.
Meursault’s debut album is out now, and bloody marvellous it is too. Catch their soaring, lovelorn electronica at the Voodoo Rooms with a group called, erm, Shellsuit Massacre. Meursault are superb live, and you’ll almost certainly have the chance to buy their record at the gig, which is an opportunity you should take immediately.
Meursault – The Furnace

Friday 14th March: My Kappa Roots, Randan Discotheque & The Wee Rogue at the Wee Red Bar.
Remember the Edinburgh folk scene I mentioned last week? Well this gig is slap bang in the middle of that scene, and an excellent intro for anyone yet to dip their toe in the capital’s most thriving musical community.
My Kappa Roots – Summer You Dancer
Randan Discotheque – Heather the Weather