The Art School Dance (3 stars)

The Art School Dance

(E) 120min

Edinburgh College of Art releases this low-budget, yet charming limited edition DVD in celebration of famous city venue, the Wee Red Bar. Filmed in 2007, ECA’s centenary year, it intersperses live performances with interviews that provide an insight into the buoyant and feelgood atmosphere of one of Edinburgh’s most intimate music venues.

Intelligently compiled – particularly the fruit-machine-esque ‘nudge’ feature on the main menu – and lovingly packaged by local artist Tommy Grace, The Art School Dance is a fitting celebration of a remarkable institution. With over 20 live performances from current or former students and friends of the institution, there are gems from pop-tykes Futuristic Retro Champions and alt.rock outfit We Were Promised Jetpacks. DVD extras include behind the scenes footage and a portfolio of black and white portraits of the bands by ECA graduate Sara Briggs. DVD and more information available

(Edinburgh College of Art SRC / Timebase TV DVD retail)

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