Edinburgh Under Surveillance: February
Did January kick you squa' in the financial nuts?
Fresh from our seasonal return to the depths of economic despair, Edinburgh Under Surveillance hears the pleas and shouts: people if you want to get high, then lets get low! Blue Wednesdays at The Forest CafÃƒÂ© might be just the spiritual cure to unload any cashflow-induced burdens on the 7th. Still got the Blues? Then former stonemason, Braveheart actor and moustachioed troubadour Tam White appears with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra at the Queens Hall on the 9th. Promising an eclectic set, it's always interesting to see what White will throw down, be it his own majestic blend of indigenous folk, or one of his celebratory takes on a downtrodden Leadbelly lament.
Stepping it up a gear, local mob Little Green Machine will put your socks in their crosshairs as they play Indie Ring at Cabaret Voltaire on the 22nd, quickly succeeded by an appearance at Bannerman's on the 24th. Suckers for anything even loosely affiliated with the Karate Kid, The Skinny checked out Miyagi and friends at The Mercat in Haymarket last month (see review) and we're glad to report that the collective are back to repeat the affair at the same venue on the 9th, with a repeat performance at The Southern in Newington with folktronica geezer YourBoyBlair on Valentine's Day. Simultaneously whipping up a psychobilly frenzy across town on Eve of Roman Lupercalia, Rohypsters and The Sphygs will take Bannerman's. That is all.