The Scars Xmas Concert

FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2023

Doors 7pm

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Event Details

£25.00

General Admission Standing

Over 18 Only


STAGE TIMES
9pm: The Scars featuring Tam Dean Burn
8.15pm : Boots For Dancing
7.45pm : Scorpio Leisure
7.15pm: Port Sulphur

FRETS is beyond excited to announce The Scars featuring Tam Dean Burn, Boots For Dancing, Scorpio Leisure and Port Sulphur will be in concert at La Belle Angele on Friday 15th December - tickets are available NOW
In the grand tradition of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, this will be a one-off Xmas concert and aims to deliver seasonal adjustment.
The Scars were born in the first wave of Scotland’s punk explosion and made their mark with the cult classic debut single ‘Adult/ery’ & ‘Horrorshow’on the legendary Fast Product label. Over hundreds of live shows they developed their sound and vision, becoming a favourite of the rock press with the album ‘Author! Author!’ which is still highly regarded.

Today’s lineup features three founding members, now fronted by the spectacular Tam Dean Burn, and together they accelerate from 70s glam pop to dystopian cyberfunk storytelling without a single glance in the rear view mirror.

The Scars’ live show has always been a volatile, theatrical affair, and the audience at 2022’s ‘Hungry Beat’ book launch will testify that the band’s fire is undiminished!


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Boots For Dancing came to the fore during the Fast Product period and hooked up with Fast’s Bob Last who produced the eponymously titled Boots For Dancing 12” single on Last’s new label, pop:aural. Boots For Dancing released another Bob Last produced single and played memorable shows with Talking Heads before eventually disbanding. In recent years the group has reconvened and played live at the Edinburgh Book Festival event about the Hungry Beat book.
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Scorpio Leisure take influences from the No Wave scene in New York, with elements of electronic dub as part of the mix. They were special guests of Lydia Lunch earlier this year when she performed a set of Suicide songs in Edinburgh, which is apt as she was a particular favourite of Scorpio Leisure’s Russell Burn in his first group, Fire Engines.

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Port Sulphur performed a sold-out concert at the CCA in Glasgow at the end of last year in celebration of the release of their number 1 album ‘Speed Of Life’, which was released on Creeping Bent via Last Night From Glasgow. The group performed live to a screening of Grant McPhee’s ‘Beyond The Speed Of Life’ film as part of the maxi-media event.

Port Sulphur collaborated on their first album (‘Paranoic Critical’) with post-punk heroes Alan Vega (Suicide), Vic Godard (Subway Sect), Gareth Sager (The Pop Group), Davy Henderson (Fire Engines), James Kirk (Orange Juice), however the modus operandi changed with ‘Speed Of Life’, which was an instrumental album that owed more to German experimental rock music of the 1970s.

The Scars featuring Tam Dean Burn
Boots For Dancing
Scorpio Leisure
Port Sulphur


La Belle Angele

11 Hasties Close
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH1 9JZ

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