Edinburgh’s live music fans have been waiting for this for a long time…
At last, The Liquid Rooms – the city’s best medium-sized gig venue – is ready to open its doors again, after being out of action since 2008’s fire in its Victoria Street home.
Local music promoters Bainbridge Presents are amongst the first to welcome the venue back on the scene on 1st August, with a cracking line-up of bands.
The Best of The Mine features six (count ’em) bands, each of which have used Bainbridge’s base – Great Junction Street Music Studios – as a place to practice and hone their sound.
The night kicks off with the riff-based storytelling ‘crook rock’ of Tam’s Railways, a Leith-based band who are creating a stir on the live scene with their genre-hopping sound and electric live presence.
Then, two of Edinburgh Spotlight’s favourite bands step up on stage – A Fight You Can’t Win bring their incendiary punk onslaught and attitude to the party, before handing on the baton to Hagana, a pop-punk / grunge trio whose driving tunes will be speeding round the stage like a joyrider in a bumper car.
Rising stars of the local scene Underclass are next on the bill, with their swirling psychedelic-influenced tunes and vocals which can stop a rhino in its tracks.
A rare Edinburgh appearance from London-based Marner Brown is next out the blocks. These guys are hotly-tipped, having supported Ocean Colour Scene and had their guitar-driven classic Open Road featured on a UK-wide advert for Grolsch lager. Their appearance at The Best of The Mine is a great opportunity to catch them before they go massive.
Headlining the night are local heroes The 10:04s. With more coolness and energy than a wind farm in Antarctica, these guys whip up a live storm with some brilliant tunes and an onstage presence that’ll blow you away.
As if that wasn’t enough, the night goes on until 3am with a DJ set by ‘the voice of new music in Scotland’, Jim Gellatly, making The Best of The Mine a cracking-value night-out that’ll be testing the strength of the Liquid Room’s refurbished rafters until the small hours of Monday morning.
Bainbridge Presents are in it for the music, and this line-up demonstrates their passion for the local live scene – The Best Of The Mine is therefore a fitting choice for one of the first nights in the reopened venue.
It promises to be a great-value night out with some red-hot music from start to finish.
We just hope The Liquid Rooms can stand the heat…
More details are available on the gig’s website