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CMU Planner – w/c 5 Aug 2013

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

Visions Festival

And so we enter the month of August, which is typically the calm in the music industry storm. You’re probably all on holiday, aren’t you? Or packing to go on holiday. Or to a festival. Well, no matter, it’s all still going on over here. In CMU this week, we’ll have some Edinburgh Festival-themed features of a musical persuasion. Yeah, they have music up there, it’s not all jugglers and the army, you know.

Now, here’s what else is coming up this week in the world of music…

Edinburgh Festival. This is the first full week of this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Yep, it’s still going. Well, as far as I know – I’m not actually there. If you want the full lowdown, you need to head over and talk to our sister magazine ThreeWeeks, which has all the news on everything that’s going on up there in the capital of Scotland.

AIM Awards launch. The nominations for this years AIM Independent Music Awards will be announced by Xfm’s John Kennedy at the Gibson Guitar Studios in London on Tuesday. So far we already know that Billy Bragg will receive the Outstanding Contribution To Music prize and Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis will be given the Pioneer Award at next month’s ceremony.

Visions Festival. Taking place in three venues around Hackney this Saturday, the Visions Festival features a line-up including !!!, Fucked Up, Jeffrey Lewis, Iceage, Michachu & Tirzah, Paws and Cloud Nothings.

New releases. Among this week’s new album releases are Raffertie, Blondes, Moderat, The Polyphonic Spree, Dam Funk and Swim Deep. Plus, if you wanted to get At The Drive-In‘s ‘Relationship Of Command’ on vinyl, well now is the time, as it’s being re-issued today. For singles and EPs, look no further than Annie, Nothankyou and Tirzah.

Gigs and tours. We’re right in the midst of festival season, so the gig listings are somewhat lacking at the moment, but you could go and catch Runrig‘s 40th anniversary show, or see The Polyphonic Spree at Rough Trade East, NYPC (no longer New Young Pony Club, thank you) at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, or Owen Pallett on any of his UK dates.