This article is from 2009.
GRV three-day music festival A weekend of performances just below Chambers Street, featuring the gypsy-punk mash-up of Punch and the Apostles, Edinburgh grunge from Ritalin Kids and indie-punk from The 10:04s. GRV, 220 2987, 14–16 Aug, times vary, price TBC.
St Kilda A multi-media opera extravaganza inspired by ‘the Birdmen’ of St Kilda, who made a living from the cliff-dwelling seabirds on the remote Scottish island. Festival Theatre, 473 2000, 15–17 Aug, 8pm, £10–£30.
The Juan McLean There are echoes of LCD Soundsystem’s dancey rock sound to John McLean’s outfit, which makes sense when you twig James Murphy was once McLean’s sound engineer. Cabaret Voltaire, 08444 999 090, 17 Aug, 7pm, £8.50.
Young Fathers and Unicorn Kid No actual premature parenting here, just rapping, dub and convulsing pop from the YF, plus the Leith teenager who’s been making rainbow coloured waves, after he was asked to remix the Pet Shop Boys. Cabaret Voltaire, 08444 999 090, 17 Aug, 7pm, £7.
Scotland at Night The choir Laudibus deliver a candelit concert themed around night-time, with ceilidh inspired musical arrangements. St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, 226 000, 15 Aug, 10pm, £14 (£10).
Broken Records This Edinburgh group’s tuneful cacophony of ukelele, guitar, violin, glockenspiel (and plenty more) had a festival gig at the Liquid Rooms last year; now they’re on the rise and rise and playing the Queen’s Hall. Queen’s Hall, 08444 999 090, 17 Aug, 7pm, £10.