There is an interesting discussion going on with Neil Cooper over at The Live Music Exchange about the Edinburgh live music scene
Our view is the Edinburgh live gig scene has never been in better shape and the demise of the old Caley really has had no effect.
It was no great shakes as a live venue in any case, being too big for up-and-coming local bands to play and too small for the bigger acts who were touring the UK and wanted to play Edinburgh.
Go out in Edinburgh any night of the week as we do and you will literally fall over gigs, often in venues you never knew even existed.
Here are the gigs that Radical Independent Music will be attending over the course of the next few months and we will do our utmost to post reviews of most, if not all, of them:
- 23rd – Song, By Toad’s Hidden Door Festival in King Stables Road (particularly Adam Stafford).
- 23rd – Blackmail Lettering’s EP launch at Studio 24 in Calton Road , but going along to support the McCribs…..hi Basser! Going to be a busy night!
- 25th – Earthless and Holy Mountain – Audio, Glasgow (h-e-a-v-y)
- 4th – Live at BBC Quay – Glasgow (thanks Allan McGlynn at STG Promotions!)
- 6th – Various – BrewDog AGM – Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
- 9th – Patti Smith – GRCH, Glasgow
- 15th – Waxahatchee – Stereo, Glasgow
- 20th – Mogwai – Barrowlands
- 21st – West End Festival (specifically our favourites, The Phantom Band) – Oran Mor, Glasgow
- 10th – T in The Park first day (specifically The Twilight Sad) – Strathallan
- 30th – Man of Moon – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Keeping July light due to summer holidays. OK, yes, we know we just got back from three weeks in sunny California, but hey, somebody has to do it!
- 12th – Bills Wells & Aidan Moffat – Summerhall, Edinburgh
We are deliberately keeping August open at the moment for the Edinburgh Fringe and International Festival and will undoubtedly be out at a lot of gigs across the city during the craziest 3-4 weeks you can possibly imagine.
Be there……or be somewhere less exciting.
- 17th – King Crimson – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
- 18th – Public Image Ltd – O2 ABC, Glasgow
- 24th – Peter Hook and The Light – The Art School, Glasgow
- 27th – Brian Wilson, Edwyn Collins, America – The Hydro (unfortunately….god awful sound!), Glasgow
- 14th – Vic Godway & The Subway Sect – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
- 4th – Paul Hulllah with The Filthy Tongues perform Scenes – Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo (the furthest we will ever have gone for a gig pop-pickers!)
- 5th – The Filthy Tongues – Tokyo (venue TBC)
Somewhere in amongst this we are expecting the launch of Lola In Slacks’ eagerly anticipated first single – followed by some live dates – and the return of The Courtesans to Edinburgh, probably in October.
We will update this list monthly as more gigs get added and if you are aware of any new and up-and-coming must see bands, just drop us a line or leave a note in the comments form.
Have an amazing weekend folks and remember……..you can never have enough vinyl.