Glorious – Broken Records, Kid Canaveral and Book Group live

Broken Records / Kid Canaveral / Book Group – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – Saturday 2nd August 2014 Any bill with both Book Group and the Canaverals on it is going to be popular with the MPT family. But the good thing about Saturday was that the headliners, Broken Records, are less familiar in these parts….

Record Store Day 2011

Record Store Day appears to be getting bigger and better each year. This year there is an extensive list of exclusive records available only from the participating shops. Click here for details. And for Avalanche Records in Edinburgh, Record Store Day seems to be turning into Record Store Week (and a bit!). There will be…

Fruity

I love the Burns Unit. I made their debut LP ‘Sideshow’ my best of 2010 and in person they’re a witty, enthusiastic bunch. So the Celtic Connections gig at the Old Fruitmarket on Sunday was the first ‘must attend’ of the year. In truth it perhaps didn’t quite match the performance at the Queen’s Hall…

Burns Snaps

It’s been a busier Monday than I’d anticipated so in lieu of a proper review here’s a handful of snaps and a setlist from the Burns Unit at the Old Fruitmarket last night: The Burns Unit flute debuts Michael’s so big, the piano’s actually life size. The Burns Unit setlist 1. Since We’ve Fallen Out …

Over My Shoulder

I should have mentioned this ages ago but Lloyd from fellow Scottish blog Peenko orchestrated a poll of (mainly) Scottish bloggers on their record of the year. The final results were: 1. The Phantom Band – Checkmate Savage (5) 2. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion (-) 3. De Rosa – Prevention (1) 4. King…