Hi there. So this week the free music is a little different in style. You know how usually i post sort of acoustic music, folk and pop etc? Well this time it's Texas rock ensemble Explosions In the Sky. I recorded their live performance at the HMV Picture House in Edinburgh last year and you can hear it right here on the internet (and download it for free of course). If you have heard of them, you'll need no convincing, if you haven't, press play and settle back. It's quite a good quality audience recording actually, and unlike other bootlegs of EITS this one doesn't have loud audience members conversing over the top of the music and whooping etc in all the quiet sections. Enjoy!
Well the Edinburgh Festival and fringe is on, so tons of stuff's happening. I've only been to two fringe things, both were great. One was the Barbershopera production of "The Three Musketeers" at the Pleasance. Very clever and very funny. The other was "Say Something", a boundary challenging dance/singing/music experience in the Dissection Room at Summerhall by H2 Dance.
And the other thing i went to was the Conscious Route album launch at Henry's on Thursday, it was great. Very bouncy atmosphere. If you missed it then get the album!
Oh yes and today i'll hopefully make it to Andrew O'Neill & Marc Burrows doing songs and stand up from The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing at the Canon's Gait at 7:15pm. I'll need to be quick if so though because i hope to make it to Out Of The Bedroom at The Montague Bar on St Leonards Street (which is free incidentally). It's open mic plus a featured act and this week the featured act is Northern Poetry, she's like acoustic hip hop poetry... Anyway, turn up if you can make it, it'll be good. Then i have to hotfoot it to The Kilderkin because i'm performing at 12:20am at the fantastic Acoustic Underground. And The absolutely blindingly good Dave Keir is playing on the same bill! And that's free as well! Hope to see you there at that one too, eh.
So yeah it's 2pm already, got to get moving. Look, tell everyone you know about this blog will you please? I'm giving away free music downloads every week and it breaks my heart that not everybody in the world's getting them, so pass on the word. Thanks!
Okay, take it easy, see you out there in Musicland!
PS - and click the links! That's why i put them in there. Enrich your ears with music! :-)