Braw Gigs

Edinburgh based DIY concerts focusing on the noisy and experimental side of things.

Contact - skidblue@gmail.com

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Upcoming gigs -

11th September - Sick Llama + Rhian Thompson + The Specimen @ The Safari Lounge, Edinburgh. £5 on the door

25th September - Magik Markers + Shareholder + Ash Reid @ Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh. Tickets £10, available from Wegottickets.com

16th October - Peter Zummo 6 tet (Peter Zummo / Ernie Brooks / Bill Ruyle / Oliver Coates / JD Twitch / Bass Clef) & Bass Clef @ Summerhall. Tickets £10/£12, available from the Summerhall Box Office.

Braw Gigs Presents: Sick Llama, Rhian Thompson and The Speciemen!

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Sick Llama

Sick Llama is the Michigan psychedelic noise punk solo project of Heath Moerland who is also the Fag Tapes label head. First recording released 12/03 on American Tapes with releases on Gods Of Tundra, Hanson Records, Chondritic Sound to follow. Heath opened for Wolf Eyes on their 2006 tour, played No Fun Festival in NYC and recently played Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in Montreal with C. Spencer Yeh and Hive Mind. Established in 2004, Fag Tapes has put out over 250 releases and there’s no end in sight. Sick Llama uses tapes, clarinet, and whatever else is laying around to balance a fine line between composition and improvisation.

Last seen in Edinburgh supporting Nate Young’s Demons project back in 2010 with an absolutely killer set in Sneaky Pete’s, so don’t miss out!

http://fagtapes.bandcamp.com/
http://fagtapes.blogspot.co.uk/


Rhian Thompson

One half of Edinburgh’s Hockyfrilla, amongst countless other collaborations and recording projects over the years. Rhian Thompson manipulates found objects, assorted gizmos and warped electronics to life - conjuring up a harsh and delicate experimental synergy.


The Specimen

Synth murk and DEEP analogue dearth from Grant Smith (Muscletusk) and Graham Stewart (about a million bands). Remember the time when Morricone homaged Carpenter’s minimal synths right after Carpenter asked him to do the soundtrack to The Thing back in ‘82? You get the picture.

Super last minute show!

£5 payable on the door - in the basement of the Safari Lounge in Abbeyhill.

Map to the venue here

7.30pm doors, first band on shortly after!

Braw Gigs and Ideal Mexico Present: Magik Markers + Shareholder + Ash Reid!

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Magik Markers

Experimental rockers the Magik Markers formed in Hartford, CT, in 2001, featuring guitarist/vocalist Elisa Ambrogio, drummer Pete Nolan, and bassist Leah Quimby. Inspired by no wave and hardcore, the Magik Markers crafted a free-rocking sound that made the most of their stream-of-consciousness approach. The band made CD-Rs available at its shows and eventually caught the ear of Thurston Moore, who invited the group to play on Sonic Youth’s 2004 American tour. Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label co-released the band’s album “I Trust My Guitar, Etc.” with Apostasy Recordings in 2005. the Magik Markers were prolific in 2006, releasing “The Volodor Dance” (an installment in Southern Records Latitudes series) and “A Panegyric to the Things I Do Not Understand” (on Gulcher Records). That year, Leah Quimby left the group, and after auditioning several replacements, Ambrogio and Nolan decided to continue as a duo. On 2007’s “Boss”, the pair worked with Lee Ranaldo, who produced the album and chipped in guitar and glockenspiel parts. They moved to Drag City for 2009’s “Balf Quarry”, which found the band moving in a subdued but eclectic direction, before returning in 2013 with the brilliant “Surrender to the Fantasy”.

Support from

Shareholder

Austerity blues and satirical noise rock from members of Edinburgh’s Muscletusk and Of Spire and Throne. File alongside the likes of The Fall, Killdozer, The Male Nurse and Country Teasers - but with added snarl anda penchant for Tory bating.

Ash Reid

A London based musician and visual artist whose recent performances and collaborations have combined an array of digital media and cultural pop references presented through an entirely unique multimedia performance - with themes surrounding youtube culture, self-help diatribes and the perpetuation of male tears.


Doors 7pm
25th September
Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate.
£10 tickets available (plus booking fee) from here

Summerhall Festival Closing Party with Heatsick and JG Wilkes (Optimo)!

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Summerhall & Braw Gigs Present: Summerhall Festival Closing Party with Heatsick / JG Wilkes

Heatsick is the project of musician and visual artist Steven Warwick, whose new album, ‘Re-engineering’, is out now on PAN.

Jonnie Wilkes is a DJ, electronic musician and composer. He is one half of the international Optimo deejay team, and releases his own output under the Naum Gabo moniker.

Heatsick’s entrancing live show is created in real time based upon loops that are moulded, stretched and reduced to interlink, nestling and merging with one another in a similar way to his visual artwork, where objects and media combine and coalesce in an environment inviting the viewer’s participation. Combining a palette of sources from early Chicago house mixtapes (in sound, texture AND mixing technique) through to musique concrète and psychedelia, Heatsick proposes a live dance music that expands and unlocks the senses: his use of limited resources to produce an immersive, maximalist sound environment – often stretched beyond three hours and augmented by elements of his broader art practice for his Extended Play… performance series – has been favourably received at venues, clubs and festivals across the world including Berghain/Panorama Bar, Unsound, MoMa and Novas Frequencias in Rio.

Jonnie Wilkes took the first successful steps as a deejay at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. In this bristling underground community of artists, musicians and creative outsiders, Jonnie ran a series of techno parties for a number of years – firstly as Knucklehead and laterally as My Machines – with his friend Hamish McChlery. These became essential events at what would become one of the key clubbing venues in the city, one of the most popular destinations for weekend revellers and provided a residency which would cement Jonnie’s reputation as an eclectic and skilled DJ. As the Art School parties continued over the years Jonnie became disaffected with the musical direction of the techno scene, and at the invitation of a fellow DJ friend of his – Keith McIvor (Twitch) – decided to start up a new event which would allow for a much broader and more adventurous selection of music.

The collaboration between the two would become the Optimo nightclub which would run for 14 years at the infamous Sub Club, spawn a series of critically lauded compilations and generate a global reputation for the duo as two of the most forward thinking and iconoclastic deejays in contemporary clubbing. The Optimo deejays breakthrough release was their (now seminal) ‘How To Kill The Dj Pt.2″ mix on Tigersushi. Over the next ten yers this would be followed by “Optimo presents Psyche Out” (Eskimo), Walkabout (Endless Flight), Sleepwalk (a compilation) (Domino), Sub Club: 20 Years Underground (Soma) their exceptional mix Fabric 52 and most recently with Dark is the NIght (Endless Flight).

11pm-3am

Sunday, 24th August.

Dissection Room, Summerhall.

Tickets on sale here - http://goo.gl/sPoQjA

Braw and Summerhall Present: Josephine Foster

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The wonderful singer-songwriter Josephine Foster breathes new life into this old world: her many albums are celebrations of myth making, with ancient and modern images, themes, incidents and characters coursing through the songs beautiful realised narratives. Josephine Foster returns with her new album ‘I’m A Dreamer’. Following from the success of her previous critically acclaimed album ‘Blood Rushing’, which toured to great success.

Dreamers have dreamt for as long as domes have fallen, bobbing musical swells from Stephen Foster to the Everlys. Now here comes that beautiful dreamer Josephine and, sugarpie, she’s not the same. She has donned her magenta vestiments, dreaming back, with mossy verses that haunt like a name never called. It’s not just Jo and her shadow, though, this time around-she’s got a gaggle of Nashville cats on hand to coax spidery cathedrals from these campfire jams. Folks will want to call this her Harvest-with its harp and pedal steel, its double bass and cascading piano. And it’s true, I’m a Dreamer beckons with a gentle hand, each note clear and crisp so that one feels each grain. Amid such delicate charms, however, lurk muses with rotting flesh, ugly ducklings and Djuna Barnes, wooden floors upon which no babies will be rocked. Wily is the heart that wanders filled with duende and desire, that rides the thigh like a parlor guitar when a strap just isn’t handy. These are songs comfortably at home in salon or saloon, dreams deep enough to bury your dread–as sorrowful, as sexy, as stirring a set of songs as anybody’s dreamt up in ages.

“It’s a pretty much perfect set, a quiet masterclass in songwriting with melodies that find the sweet spot in unexpected places and a self-possessed beauty that only grows with every listen.” Time Out, *****

“Her most orthodox album, perhaps, and by some distance her best.” Uncut

“As she slides across the notes she hits an ethereal sweetness at the top of her range…” The Wire

Josephine Foster is not only a captivating songwriter and performer (a former opera singer), but also is daring, versatile and irreverent in her approach to subject and form. She has covered Emily Dickerson (Graphic As A Star) and sung German art songs (A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing), and recently adapted Lorca and Spanish folk/poems (in her recent albums with Victor Herrero, where she has sung in Spainish) as well as releasing an album with The Cherry Blossoms among myriad other projects.

*Please note – this is a late night fringe performance so doors will be from 10pm in the Dissection Room with Josephine performing onstage very shortly after.

10pm,

22nd August,

Dissection Room, Summerhall

Tickets available from the Summerhall Box Office

Braw & Embassy Gallery Present: part wild horses mane on both sides - Conduit of bottomless submundane + Usurper!

Manchester ritualistic improvisers/sound artists Kelly Jayne Jones and Pascal Nichols aka part wild horses mane on both sides present an absorbing and tactile installation-performance work that searches for new ways of experiencing sound while camouflaging the processes of its creation. 

The pair tailor each show to the location using bespoke speaker placement, live instrumentation, acousmatic interventions and the subtle deployment of multi-sensory elements, drawing the audience into a bewitching sonic maze. Building upon a core of three looping, simultaneously played tape compositions and a conscious bridling of audio/visual perception, the show’s territory will be mapped in response to each venue’s architecture and acoustics, encouraging participants to explore the space and move through the stageless production generating their own sui generis experience. 

Kelly Jayne Jones and Pascal Nichols are part wild horses mane on both sides, a consistently idiosyncratic and adventurous free music group. Hailing from the north of England via France they have the ability to induce hermetic sonic states through a process of ritualistic improvisation. Employing flute, percussion and electronics alongside a vast cache of sonic artefacts that they have collected over the years (field recordings, found objects, old media), they conjure up a bold and evocative ancient/modern sound spectrum. Their compositions/performances traverse epic contours, veering from moments of spare, poetic beauty to unhinged rural psychedelia, unified by an acute awareness of time, space and silence.

Edinburgh improvising duo Usurper will also be performing on the night, so be sure to get down to the gallery early. Ali Robertson and Malcy Duff are the brothers Usurper and have been producing their wilfully weird ass and largely unpopular (their words) work for the past decade. Armed with a table of assorted objects and half functioning ‘instruments’ the pair gurgle, splutter and creak their way around globs of metallic clatter to create an aural logic with a keen sense of the surreal and it’s own comic timing. 

£6 on the door.
7pm start, with the first performance on shortly after.

Summerhall Festival Opening Party - Awesome Tapes From Africa, Golden Teacher, David Barbarossa, Braw Gigs/Cry Parrot DJ’s!

Braw Gigs, Cry Parrot & Summerhall present:

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Awesome Tapes from Africa (DJ)

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Golden Teacher (live)
David Barbarossa (DJ)
Braw Gigs/Cry Parrot DJs

Friday 1st August
10pm-3am
Summerhall Edinburgh

Tickets: £10 advance

Available here: http://tinyurl.com/merschq


Braw Gigs, Cry Parrot and Summerhall are delighted to team up to present Summerhall’s opening celebrations for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA

Since 2006, Brian Shimkovitz’s Awesome Tapes From Africa blog has been shedding light on obscure and wonderful sounds from across the continent. As a DJ he brings the blog to life with sets that blend folkloric pop, left-field dancefloor gems and hip-hop bangers he’s collected on African marketplace finds. Travelling from club to festival to DIY space, Awesome Tapes From Africa DJ sets celebrate the music and musicians whose cassettes Shimkovitz has collected over the years.

GOLDEN TEACHER (live)

Golden Teacher started life as a studio collaboration between Glasgow’s experimental hardcore trio, Ultimate Thrush and Glasgow’s all analogue house duo, Silk Cut. The results of their collaboration - a vibrant mix of acid-house, afrobeat and leftfield disco - turned the ears of all who heard them, not least Twitch who after one listen asked if he could release the project on Optimo Music label. They have since gone on to release a slew of acclaimed EPs for the label and have toured all over the world.

Joining in the fun will be Glasgow’s finest esoteric record spinner David Barbarossa. Braw Gigs and Cry Parrot will be on hand to open proceedings with a few of their own selections too. Expect a night of outernational sounds for the dancefloor in the stunning setting of the Summerhall Dissection Room.

Braw Gigs Presents: Makoto Kawabata, Chalaque, Genetic Noose!

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Since 1978 Makoto Kawabata has been the leader of Acid Mothers Temple, a group which seems to be in a constant state of movement, whilst also finding time for playing solo and with many bands and projects, often in collaborations such as Acid Mothers Gong (with Daevid ALLEN and Gilli SMYTH), Acid Mothers Guru Guru (with Mani NEUMEIER), as well as performances and recordings with luminaries of the deep global underground like Simeon of Silver Apples, Damo SUZUKI (ex.CAN), J.F. Pauvros, Keiji Haino and many more.

Support will come from Manchester’s psych rock trio, Chalaque – the initial blueprint depicted Nick Mitchell as a maniacal loner blues deconstructionist and the shift to a ‘power trio’ formation sees him taking a similar approach to the concept of a rock band. Near-endless solos (melodic, modal yet played with an abondon that defies technique) dominate the performances with chord progressions inserted only rarely. Behind Mitchell, the rhythm section falls apart almost as much as it provides a grounding, resulting in a distinctly recognisable but utterly dismantled rockist cacophony.

Opening will be Glasgow’s Genetic Noose - Isolation harrowed Power Electronics from Powderhouse cunt Tom Jenkins. Waulking songs, Industrial beats and rife with merciless feedback. Akin to drowning yourself in the Minch after too many Ingmar Bergman films!

Tickets are £7 - available from wegottickets.com or purchase on the door.

Braw and Summerhall Present: Rashad Becker, Terence Sharpe!

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Rashad Becker

Becker is a shadowy figure, generally more comfortable behind the scenes of Good Music (TM) and as an engineer at Dubplates & Mastering where he is widely considered to have some of the most finely tuned ears in music. He describes his music as “playing the traditional music of imaginary species”

"Becker’s name will be known to a lot of people – indeed it appears on many, many records – but his music won’t be. His day job is as the mastering and cutting engineer in Berlin’s world-famous Dubplates and Mastering, where his role involves entering into a creative dialogue with the music of others, helping them to achieve what they set out to with their compositions in the final product. Before he got the D&M gig, he was originally a musician in his own right, and he continues with this as an irregular sideline, making and manipulating loops and electronic sounds. What wasn’t a surprise about his performance at Cafe Oto was how precise it all looked and sounded as he carefully twisted dials to produce a sequence of very crisp and discrete tones, sparse and improvisational (if you had to pick something from Becker’s other work to compare this to, it sounded like an early, experimental, Mego, a less harsh Pita or Hecker). What was more unexpected was just how conversational it all sounded. Aside from the samples of human voices that he dissected and looped, most of the other frequencies used were within the range of the human voice – it sounded like a long stream-of-consciousness sentence made up short syllables, electronic oohs and wahs, sections of muttering, and occasionally bickering. Whatever he does, it seems Becker has the knack of giving sound its voice.” - The Liminal

Support from: 

Terence Sharpe

Terence Sharpe is an Irish sound artist and composer living in Edinburgh, his sound work is concerned with physicality and presence, affect and sensation and he presents these ideas through harsh, reduced noise that interchanges with moments of restrained minimalism. He has just completed his first album and is developing future installation works. 

Tickets - £7.50, available from the Summerhall Box Office.

8pm. 
Saturday, 5th July. 
The Red Lecture Theatre.
Summerhall
Edinburgh.

Braw Gigs, Cry Parrot and Summerhall Present: Demdike Stare & Nate Young @ The Mash House, Edinburgh!

Braw Gigs, Cry Parrot and Summerhall are delighted to present the Scottish debut from two of the most formidable artists in contemporary experimental music; Demdike Stare and Nate Young.

Demdike Stare is a collaboration between Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker, two childhood friends from the North of England with voracious appetites for record collecting. After years spent mining vinyl bins for source material, the pair started working in earnest back in 2008, re-appropriating sounds they had spent a lifetime cataloguing into weird and immersive music of their own. Demdike have so far produced a trio of albums (Symbiosis, Tryptych and Elemental) loosely themed around the occult and the rich heritage of Library music, while a number of intriguing mixtapes released over the last couple of years have indicated that the project is headed in new and unexpected directions.

In 2013 the first in an ongoing series of exploratory 12″s brought together under the ‘Testpressing’ banner appeared on Modern Love, finding Demdike heading onto more intense, brutal terrain. Inspired by everything from Industrial music to Noise, Free Jazz to House, Techno and Concrète – Demdike Stare have refused to rest on their laurels or become too comfortable with their surroundings, something that’s perhaps most evident when evaluating the sheer scale of the projects they have undertaken in the last 18 months. From live-scoring films for the BFI to more commercial soundtrack work in Hollywood, from their ‘Concealed’ productions with Krakow’s Sinfonietta Cracovia, to the esoteric selections of their ‘Before My Eyes’ sessions with Raime/BEB and the searing late night sets anyone lucky enough to have seen them play will no doubt have imprinted on their minds – you just never know what mood you’ll find them in.

Founding member of legendary Detroit band Wolf Eyes, Nate Young has been at the fore-front of American experimental music scene for two decades. Over his countless collaborations, personal guises and work as part of Wolf Eyes, his music has joined the dots between everything from industrial music, US hardcore, free-jazz, avante-garde electronics and ‘noise’ music to more recently self-described “trip-metal”. In the last few years Nate has been honing an equally distinctive solo sound that blends myriad sources from musique concrète, vintage film atmospherics, layered synths and archive library recordings into a skewed, disorientating and thrilling sound world. For this live performance he will performing his ‘Regression’ project; the third volume of which was self-released by no other than Demdike Stare last year.

Braw Gigs and Cry Parrot DJs will be on hand to open proceedings.

£8 early bird tickets available now. £10 full price (plus booking fees) from here

Braw & Summerhall Present: Bridget Hayden & Guests!

Bridget Hayden

Born to a family of painters and musicians, subject to visions, synaesthesia and social paralysis, Bridget Hayden has translates feelings and experiences into sound, light, paint and text.

After having gone through various phases of performing styles - from playing with a five piece band, to playing as a duo, exploring aggressive noise making, shambollic trance and hypnosis, as well as playing with tonal discord, she went solo in 2006 to hone the sounds she could hear in her head, being more gentle and intricate, but also much more vulnerable to obliteration.

The soft blues she grew up hearing her mother sing and the chaos seeking dirge of noise were melded together on her last record; “A Siren Blares in an Indifferent Ocean”. After five years recording, editing and mixing, it was finally released on Kraak Records in spring 2011 to critical acclaim.

“Spiders on vaseline rock and roll free formlessness” - Julian Cope

“Unholy and intoxicating” - The Wire

“Like floating a contact mic through a thunder cloud” - Forest Gospel

www.notwavingordrowning.co.uk


Support from

Andrew Paine

Glasgow based label boss of Sonic Oyster Records and frequent collaborator of Richard Youngs, Paine refuses to settle in one genre or style, but carries a succinct brooding and emotive personality to everything he produces. Recent performances have seen him utilize a’cappella vocal meditations, layered field recordings and even a didgeridoo.

http://andrewpaine.bandcamp.com/


Rhian Thompson

One half of Edinburgh’s Hockyfrilla, amongst countless other collaborations and recording projects. Rhian Thompson manipulates found objects, assorted gizmos and warped electronics to life - conjuring up a harsh and delicate experimental synergy.

http://hockyfrilla.blogspot.co.uk/


Doors 8pm
Friday, 30th May
Red Lecture Theatre,
Summerhall, Edinburgh.

£6 Entry. Tickets available from the Summerhall Box Office

Braw Gigs @ The Bongo Club - Foodbank Benefit Show!

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For one night only, Braw will commandeer the infamous Bongo Club with four local performers, all for a good cause.

Expect some avant-noise-rock thuggery from Braw Gig’s fav’s Muscletusk – but beforehand you can expect warped vocals, manipulated electronics and treated Saxophone workouts from the duo FUA, an audio-visual performance from the ethereal WIDT, originally hailing from Warsaw, Poland, plus drone specialist Fordell Research Unit. Terence Sharpe will also be DJing throughout the night in-between the acts.

We will be doing a collection for the Edinburgh Central Food Bank at this show and would like to encourage everyone to bring canned or non-perishable item(s) with them for donation, preferably not beans or soup because they’re often over-stocked with both those items. For legal reasons, they can’t accept opened, damaged or out-of-date food – but if there’s spares in your cupboard or if you could pop into a shop beforehand, it would be really appreciated.

Copied in below is some info regarding the types of food we’d be after and what NOT to bring as well, so please have a quick read of it beforehand -
http://edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk/resources/documents/shopping-list/Edin_NW_Foodbank_Shopping_List.pdf

£5 entry, tickets on the door only. Please bring some non-perishable food items with you!

7pm - 10pm
Saturday, 3rd May.
The Bongo Club,
66 Cowgate, Edinburgh.

Braw Gigs Presents: Adam Bohman & Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, plus Guests!

Adam Bohman of the Bohman Brothers and formally a core member of the legendary avant garde group Morphogenesis and the London Improvisers Orchestra, has been creating free improvised sounds from everyday objects including an array of trinkets, springs, gizmos and junk to great critical acclaim.

He will be performing alongside Belgian improviser and sound poet Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, who is incredibly well versed in all sorts of vocalising: throat singing, overtones, yodels, mouth sounds, falsettos, multiphonics, invented languages to name a few. The Bohmans and Jean-Michel were recently involved as performers in Peter Strickland’s critically acclaimed horror film ‘Berberian Sound Studio’.

Support will come from local Edinburgh improvisers Usurper (who will also be joined by Beryl Morag) and Dead Labour Process.

8pm
The Anatomy Theatre,
Summerhall, Edinburgh.

Tickets are £6 (plus booking fee) and are available here

Braw Gigs Presents: Flower-Corsano Duo, Ashley Paul and Acrid Lactations!

Much respected and lauded duo featuring on drums and percussion Chris Corsano with Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra) on shahi baaja (Japanese banjo). A two-piece that have an ultra-sensitive and special chemistry, producing a music that really is a journey into a ZONE. They have that power to elevate through rhythm and primal harmonics but are also able to harness delicate moments, eastern harmonics, a widescreen expansiveness and a thrilling sense of noise and melody.

Mick Flower is a member of recently reactivated Leeds’ Vibracathedral Orchestra, and a lynch pin of the improvising rock/noise/drone world, who played and released with artists such as Oren Ambarchi, Tony Conrad, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, MV&EE.

Chris Corsano is a multi-faceted drummer, a list of his collaborations attests to this fact. He’s recorded and gigged with (among others) Paul Flaherty, Björk, Jim O’Rourke, Thurston Moore, Joe McPhee, Evan Parker, Heather Leigh, Nels Cline, Jessica Rylan, Six Organs of Admittance, Keiji Haino and Christina Carter. He runs Hot Cars War record label.

Support on the night will come from Brooklyn based songwriter and sound artist Ashley Paul, plus Glasgow improvisers Acrid Lactations. This will be their only Scottish show.

7.30pm
13th April
The Wee Red Bar
74 Lauriston Place. ECA.
Edinburgh.

Tickets available here, £8.50 + booking fee or £10 on the door.

Braw & Summerhall Present: Alan Courtis / Aaron Moore Duo, Noma, The Specimen - 18th March

The experienced improvising duo of Alan Courtis (Reynols) and Aaron Moore (Volcano The Bear) will be returning to Edinburgh once again.

Alan Courtis and Aaron Moore met in Paris in 2004. Eventually they began a long distance recording project that resulted in the highly acclaimed LP ‘Brokebox Juke’ released on No-Fi in 2009. The album appeared in The Wire magazine’s top 50 albums of that year. They have toured the UK and France and released the live album ‘Courtis/Moore’ on Moore’s own Earbook Recordings label in 2010.

Like the work in their respective groups Reynols and Volcano The Bear, one knows not what to expect from Courtis and Moore’s strong musical personalities and inventive improvisations when they take to the stage together.

Support will come from Glasgow based improviser Noma and Edinburgh synth duo, The Specimen.

8pm
18th March 
Anatomy Room, Summerhall.

Tickets - £7 from the Summerhall Box Office.

Braw Gigs Presents: Daniel Bachman, Ian Humberstone - 15th March!

Daniel Bachman is a 24 year old musician born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been playing what he describes as “psychedelic appalachia” since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of ‘Luck In The Valley’. His newest effort is the full length LP ‘Seven Pines’, sprung from a year living and working in the city of Philadelphia. The sound results in a combination of homesick worried blues and the ecstatic buzz of fresh experience and a new life in unknown territory. Familiar and known, but also seeking to access memories from lives past, dead and gone.

Support will come from songwriter Ian Humberstone, whom also performs as Tisso Lake with various releases on Song, By Toad Records and Folklore Tapes.

http://danielbachman.com/

http://ianhumberstone.tumblr.com/

Flyer by Pual N

Doors 8pm
Saturday 15th March,
Demonstration Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh

£6, tickets available here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/261446