Burn Brightly – Saint Jude’s Infirmary live

Saint Jude’s Infirmary / Hamish Hawk / The Allen Ginsberg Trio – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – Friday 25th November (by Andy Wood) “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” History is full of warnings and Marcel Proust’s quote makes me aware that there are dangers in nostalgia, in…

Manic Pop Stills – Wheat From the Chaff #1

Randolph’s Leap – Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy – 25th January 2013 Thought I might occasionally pick out some of my favourite shots from gigs and run them in a series. They won’t (necessarily) be technically great shots, but hopefully interesting. I didn’t really expect many opportunities at a 2 piece Randolph’s Leap acoustic set so…

All The Stars Shone – Edinburgh School for the Deaf live

Edinburgh School for the Deaf / Hookers for Jesus / Wozniak – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – 11th May 2013 So another 3 gigs in 4 days stint was concluded last night at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh. The show marked the return for Edinburgh School for the Deaf to the venue that they’d managed to close…

Upon A Yacht – Et Tu Brute??? interview

Manic Pop Thrills The mystery act on the bill for the Hookers for Jesus E.P. launch at the Cool Cat Club on Saturday are very much Et Tu Brute??? from Edinburgh. With only one show to their name so far we tried to prise some information from Grant Campbell ahead of the show. Who are…

The Last of Our Kind – Vladimir E.P. launch

Vladimir / The New Fabian Society / Edinburgh School for the Deaf / The Shithawks – The Cool Cat Club, Beat Generator Live, Dundee – 23rd March 2013 Last night’s Vladimir EP launch provided more surprises than I might have anticipated – starting with the headliners. Even from 6 months ago, the Vlad boys have…

Naked – Lie Follows Lie

I’m going to try and post the odd song again to fill up some of the empty days whilst I craft the fewer pieces. Or something. First up Edinburgh School for the Deaf spin-off – Naked. Now, spin-offs often aren’t very good but the Saint Jude’s Infirmary family tree has been responsible for several very…