The Week In Gigs: 10th May – 16th May

Posted on May 9, 2010


Before I get onto the listings for this week, I’ve got something for the summer to mention; Shambles Miller is vying for a spot at this year’s Green Man Festival, and since we all made a mess of  voting last week, this chance at redemption should be welcomed. You can vote for Shambles by going here.

I’ve got a bit of a busy start to the week with deadlines, interviews and generally being crap preventing me from doing much, so it’s a slightly smaller than usual listings, but there are some great nights below.

Wednesday 12th

Coco Rosie + Light Asylum

A bit of French flair here, with the innovative and flamboyant Coco Rosie. The night is put on by Gathering Whispers, who are responsible for some great bills as of late, and is the only Scottish date on the tour. Support comes in the form of  Brooklyn’s  Light Asylum, so it should be an interesting evening. You can purchase tickets from here.

Thursday 13th

Louise Against The Elements
+ Julia And The Doogans + Upbeat Downbeat + Acrylic Iqon

Four strong bill, with a seriously high level of female talent (and some very talented blokes too). Bit of an eclectic mix style wise, making the 5 bux entry fee seem well worthwhile.

Friday 14th

French Wives + Endor + Blue Sky

Launch night for French Wives new single Me Vs. Me. The band released a fantastic video promo earlier in the week which you can see here. Endor would top the bill nicely anywhere so having them as support makes it a really strong night. I’ve had a bit of trouble finding Blue Sky online, but if anyone has a link it would be appreciated.

Saturday 15th

The Side + Foxgang + Sebastian Dangerfield + Casino Brag

The Captain’s Rest is the venue for this really interesting line up. Musical minds that think outside the box in abundance on an overall great bill from Rolling Riot.

Sunday 16th ***Updated***

Conquering Animal Sound + Yahweh + Cheer

Conquering Animal Sound seem to be popping up everywhere these days, and it’s easy to see why. Anneke and James are making some wonderful music that is playful and experimental, but still completely accessible. It’s a really solid line up and I would think anyone not heading along for Yahweh and Cheer will miss out a fair deal. Tickets are a fiver and you can get them here, or on the door.

As always let me know what you think of any of the nights and anyone with upcoming gigs feel free to drop me a line with the details and I’ll try and feature as much as I can.