Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf. The Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised musician’s songs unfold like short fiction: they’re densely layered with colorful characters and a rich emotional depth. On his new album The Neon Skyline (out January 24 via ANTI-), he sets a familiar scene of inviting a friend for beers on the opening title track: “I said, ‘Come to the Skyline, I’ll be washing my sins away.’ He just laughed, said ‘I’ll be late, you know how I can be.'” The LP’s 11 interconnected tracks follow a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighbourhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up. While its overarching narrative is riveting, the real thrill of the album comes from how Shauf finds the humanity and humor in a typical night out and the ashes of a past relationship.
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Considered a tour-de-force of editing, featuring excerpts from over 700 films, Paris 1900 is a fascinating glimpse of a bygone era. Screening at Summerhall on selected dates!
Intense, mesmerising, energetic and a powerful ode to life and art – this is an inspiring documentary, unmissable. Catch it at Summerhall as part of the Screen Horizons programme!
In the aftermath of the French Presidential Election, it seems fitting that this razor-sharp comedy should return to the big screen. Screening at Summerhall as part of the Screen Horizons programme.
Join Canongate Cadjers for their monthly Ceilidh held in the Royal British Legion Hall! If you love to dance or want to learn this event is for you.
The Alchemist Edinburgh has teamed up with X by Glenmorangie to bring you a trilogy of very special guest DJs, who will each take centre stage this summer on our striking terrace!