As an antidote to its regular and well-documented musical woes, the capital is to get a new music promoter whose vision is “for Edinburgh to become one of the most exciting cities for music in the UK and beyond within the next 5-10 years.”
Edinburgh Music Lovers launches this weekend with a show from SFD: Stetson-Fox-Dunn, featuring critically acclaimed American musician, bass saxophonist Colin Stetson.
Stetson, who has played with Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, The National, LCD Soundsystem, David Byrne, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, The Chemical Brothers and more, brings his new band to Summerhall in Edinburgh on Saturday 29th September.
The musician also soundtracked recent horror film ‘Hereditary’, starring Toni Collette.
SFD is a collaboration with drummer Greg Fox, with whom Stetson plays with in EX EYE, and bassist Trevor Dunn (The Melvins), and whose sets range from post-rock and avant-garde free jazz to experimental noise.
The show is the first of many planned by the new boutique promoter, headed by former music journalist Jim Byers, who said: “(We’re) dedicated to making Edinburgh a thriving music city”.
Citing support from the Scottish Music Industry Association, Pete Irvine, Marketing Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council, he added: “We hope to support the wider Scottish music scene as well.”
More at www.edinburghmusiclovers.com