20 October 2011

A Midweek News Roundup...

Once again my inbox is over flowing with loads of newsworthy things, which means it's time for another news roundup...

First off we have the pretty exciting news that Miaoux Miaoux has announced a very special live show at The Captain's Rest on the 23rd of November. The gig which is being put on to preview his new album, will see Julian (aka Miaoux Miaoux) playing with a full live band, plus some very special guest vocalists., including Profisee, Paul Carlin (Dananananaykroyd /American Men), Kris Ferguson (Mitchell Museum) and Anna Miles (Maple Leaves). Plus as if that wasn't enough there will also be support from the rather awesome Jonnie Common, it's £5 and tickets will only be available on the door so you'd be advised to get down nice and early.

Bloggers promoting gigs, it's a bug that seems to be spreading rapidly amongst the online Scottish blogosphere. This time round Jim from the Vinyl Villain has something pretty special up his sleeve as he's decided to commemorate the 5th Anniversary ofhis blog by promote his own gig. So on Saturday the 19th of November he's booked the Langside Halls on the south side of Glasgow and is putting on the wonderful Butcher Boy. I am pretty excited about this gig, as there are far too few gigs on the southside (if you exclude anything on the Academy that is), plus I can walk/stumble home from this one, which is all good in the hood. As if that wasn't enough, the support on the evening will come from Peenko favourite, Adam Stafford, who will be fresh from just having support the Twilight Sad on their Scottish tour. Tickets for the gig are priced at £8 and are available now using the following link.

Butcher Boy - The Day Our Voices Broke
Over in the east it's time for this years Oxjam Edinburgh Takeover, which takes place this Friday (21st) at various venues across the city, including the Cabaret Voltaire, Sneaky Pete’s, Electric Circus, The Wee Red Bar, Medina (now The Third Door) and Banshee Labyrinth with The Left Bank (formerly The Store) as the festival HQ.

The lineup includes an array of amazing local bands including: As in Bear, Black International, Citizens, Dead Boy Robotics, Endor, Esperi, FOUND, French Wives, i build collapsible mountains, Broken Records (solo), The Last Battle, Letters, Loch Awe, The Machine Room, Meursault, PAWS, Sebastian Dangerfield, Smithsonian, The Spook School, Trapped in Kansas, Trapped Mice, Vasquez and Verse Metrics.

On the day The Left Bank will be festival HQ from 3pm – 3am. It will house wristband exchange along with a few acoustic sets, merch for sale, cakes etc, a raffle and Oxfam reps. The afterparty is also happening here, featuring DJ sets from PAWS and Fresh Air with a few others TBA.

Tickets are £10 and are available from Avalanche Records, Tickets Scotland and WeGotTickets. Entry to the afterparty is free with Takeover wristbands or £4 without (£3 students). A full break down of all of the stage times can be found over on The Pop Cop.

To finish up I have a video of the new French Wives single, 'Numbers', in case you'd forgotten they have a wee single launch at Mono tonight, with support coming from Blochestra and Endor, oh and doors are at 7:30pm...

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