DECAGRAM is proud to run the bar and present the music bill for new Fringe venue, The Leith Volcano.
Here's what's coming up!
* NB --Starts before 6th August-- (before publicised date of this event) because of Facebook restrictions
Wednesday 16th August — 8pm £10:
Ceilidh and live show led by Awry, with special guests Mima and the Fuse
Featuring members of Edinburgh legends Hidden Orchestra and The Black Cat, AWRY are a band based in Scotland who make fine, mirthy original music that fuses traditional acoustic instruments (mostly made from wood and metal) with powerful soundscapes (mostly made from electric) and the Gaelic language (mostly made from sound and sometimes paper). AWRY have a reputation for being able to make people whirl like a dervish and dance like loons but also dream, drift and doodle…
Mima and the Fuse will bring a welcome break to the action with atmospheric original and re-worked traditional songs.
Thursday 17th August — 8pm £10:
KING EIDER with special guests
A folk-blues five-piece hailing from Edinburgh, King Eider craft a modern sound rooted in stripped back musicianship and classic folk influences.
King Eider have gained a reputation for their energetic live performances, regularly filling venues in their hometown Edinburgh, as well as playing at established venues further afield such as King Tut’s in Glasgow or Koko in London. Live sessions have been performed on Tom Morton’s BBC Radio Scotland show, BBC Radio Scotland, London’s Resonance FM and twice on Gaby Roslin’s BBC Radio London show. Their Sofar Sounds video caught the attention of BBC Radio 6 producers who booked the band for the Edinburgh Festival 2014. “It’s no surprise King Eider appeal to radio programmers. They have a highly accessible sound, mixing contemporary and traditional sounds. Essentially a mix of folk and blues, with a bit of bite, it’s enthralling. The album The Deeper The Water captures the mood perfectly — and it’s an album that moves effortlessly from track to track.” – Jim Gellatly, Scottish Sun
Friday 18th August — 8pm £10:
Song, by Toad Presents
Meursault, RM Hubbert plus special guest
The grand setting of st James Church could be called Toad Hall given how close it is to the HQ of Song, by Toad, an independent record label and music blog based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Now a staple badge for quality original independent music from Scotland and beyond Song, by Toad, was founded in 2008 by Matthew Young, and has released a number of critically acclaimed albums by acts including Meursault, Rob St John and Sparrow and the Workshop.
Saturday 19th August — 8pm £10
DECAGRAM and WomenBeing present DECATHLON — PART II:
with FEATHERWEST | PAL |
and SOME CHICK CALLED BOB (DJ Set)
Part of a Saturday/Sunday bill balancing the gender balance (from an outward appearances perspective) presented by DECAGRAM and new Scotland/Portugal platform WomenBeing.
“If I could be in any other band, it would be BMX Bandits”, Kurt Cobain. “Britain’s ultimate cult group”, The Guardian. “Gentle genius”, Q magazine. BMX Bandits were formed in the ex-industrial town of Bellshill by songwriter and lead vocalist Duglas T Stewart out of the ashes of The Pretty Flowers, a group that featured Stewart alongside Frances McKee (The Vaselines), Sean Dickson (The Soup Dragons) and Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub). BMX Bandits' songs mix melodic qualities and humour with, at times, raw and heartbreaking pathos.
Sunday 20th August, 8pm £10:
and SOME CHICK CALLED BOB (DJ Set)
Edinburgh local and bassist of choice for Gorillaz, Emma Smith presents an all female line-up of inspirational musical improvisers from around Scotland.
Sunday 27th August — 2pm FREE ENTRY:
VOLCANO! Afterparty at Custom Lane — 2pm
As Volcano becomes dormant again til next year, join the creative community in Leith to round off the festival in style with a day of food, drink in the stunning courtyard of Custom Lane gallery.
Look out here for announcements of some of Edinburgh's best loved DJs running the tunes in the bar, and new additions to the bills.
FREE ENTRY events are made possible by using profits from the DECAGRAM bar to pay the artists:
With thanks to THE LEITH VOLCANO
— Past Events:
Friday 4th August* — 7pm FREE ENTRY
VOLCANO! A launch event for The Leith Volcano (Venue 183)
Presented by Edinburgh-based producers DECAGRAM and PARADIGM. Featuring Main Ingredient (live/DJ), The Reverse Engineer (live set), EXTERIOR (live set) and Unstable Creations (light show)
Saturday 5th August* — 8:30pm FREE ENTRY
DECAGRAM presents DECATHLON PART I
An expose of excellence live, featuring:
The Vegan Leather, Raza, STONES
compered by hip-hop intruder and cultural renegade Loki
with MOONHOP DJ/SAVE AS collective member, Edinburgh's resident wonky sound specialist River Of Slime (aka Kev Sim of FOUND)
And we said free? Yesss.
Sunday 6th August — 8:30pm FREE ENTRY
GOOD LITTLE GODS
Poetry set to an improvised live soundtrack. Written and performed by Edinburgh-based, award-winning poet Ryan van Winkle with devised and improvised musical accompaniment from Esther Swift (BBC Radio 2/Radio 6 Music), Atzi (BAFTA Scotland) and guests.