Monthly Archives: May 2013

REVIEW – The Pirates of Penzance, Scottish Opera

*****

Scottish Opera has absolutely nailed it with this production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s frothy piratical romp. Anyone who is put off by memories of creaky church hall productions or the desiccated death throes of the D’Oyly Carte should cast their cynicism aside – this production is intelligent, high spirited and completely engaging. Scottish Opera’s orchestra […]

FESTIVAL – Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 19 – 28 July 2013

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2013 includes the Festival Carnival and the Mardi Gras The programme for the 2013 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has been announced with tickets already on sale. Expect unique artistic collaborations, cutting edge performers, funk and dance-fused sounds, timeless jazz favourites, intense art, total relaxation and a good time for […]

EVENT – Edinburgh’s Festival of Cycling, 14-23 June 2013

The first Festival of Cycling takes place in Edinburgh in June 2013 By Sidse Fjeldsted Sorensen In a few weeks’ time, the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling will take place for the first time ever. Starting on the 15th of June an Eldorado of cycling related events will take place, in and around beautiful Edinburgh for […]

REVIEW – Living The Dream, The Rah’s

*****

A young and talented four-piece from Prestonpans, The Rah’s have created quite a buzz in their short existence to date. Taking cues from contemporary and classic guitar-based bands, they have nevertheless created their own anthemic indie sound, which has won them many fans. Living The Dream is the lead track from their second EP and […]

REVIEW – Throes by The 10:04s

*****

Although past releases have proven them capable of ramming the foot down on the pop-punk floor and speeding off into the sunset, Edinburgh band The 10:04s take a different direction entirely with new single Throes. Understated and delicate — even romantic — the track fuses shimmering pulses of guitar and skipping rhythmical heartbeats into a […]