Fuck Monday! – BODEGA live

BODEGA / Working Men’s Club – Summerhall, Edinburgh – Monday 12th August 2019 Having almost enjoyed February’s BODEGA show more after the event than at it (due to the cramped conditions at the Art School) I did fear that a show at the much smaller Summerhall might be just as bad, if not worse. Fortunately,…

Everyone Wins – Kristin Hersh live

Kristin Hersh / Fred Abong – Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre, Monday 18th March 2019 and Dissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Wednesday 20th March (with Beerjacket) It’s not often you get the chance to see Kristin Hersh appearing with a live band these days. There’s only been two Muses tours in the last 10 years whilst…

Where’s The Stage Going To Be? – Idlewild live

Idlewild / PAWS / Man of Moon – Summerhall Courtyard, Edinburgh – Thursday 21st June 2018 “Jesus is just a Spanish boy’s name”. No warning, no prelude. Idlewild launched straight into Frightened Rabbit’s ‘Heads Roll Off’. I didn’t know whether to applaud or greet so I settled for a bit of both. Given that Scott…

Extreme Medieval Horror – Adam Stafford live

Adam Stafford / Hailey Beavis – The Anatomy Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh – Thursday 3rd May 2018 It seems a long time ago now but Adam Stafford launched his new double LP ‘Fire Behind the Curtain’ at Summerhall little more than a week ago. Originally scheduled for the main Dissection Room, the room was moved to…

Was That The Hatred? – Kristin Hersh live

Kristin Hersh – Summerhall, Edinburgh – Thursday 17th November 2016 Fair to say I’d didn’t arrive at last Thursday’s show in the best frame of mind. An incredibly frustrating drive across the city plagued by a psychotic bus drivers, an abysmally selfish motorist and some genuinely clueless pedestrians and cyclists left me suffering from more…