11 April 2010

Weekly Round Up (11/04/2010)

Monday - saw another double header of Fresh Meat, two wee belter this week Foxgang and Deathpodal
Tuesday - as Vic didn't have anyone in session on his Monday night show I did start to wonder if I would have much stuff to post this week. Thankfully Ricky Ross had the wonderful Sparrow in the Workshop in session, they even played a Loretta Lynn cover.
Wednesday - Miss the Occupier became the tenth installment in my Scots Way-Hay feature
Thursday - Community Service was put on hold for yet another week, Walter in the unlikely event that you are reading this get yer finger oot son! Thankfully though I usually have a wee trick up my sleeve, i.e. I go and raid old Radio Scotland sessions. This time I went with the 'Scottish Nirvana', St Deluxe and an old session they did for Vic G's show.
Friday - you should know the drill by now, Friday is all about the freebies, which included tracks from Stars, My Kappa Roots and Kimya Dawson.

News, gigs and things going on this week......

The headliners for this years Belladrum Festival got announced this week , Feeder and Amy MacDonald headline this years event. Not the two headliners that some had hoped for, the TFC and B&S proved to be just rumours sadly. Also playing at the event are Bob Marley’s legendary Wailers, Candi Staton, the Levellers, Wolfstone, The Vatersay Boys, Stornoway, Erland and the the Carnival, Alex Gardner, Egyptian Hip Hop, Young Fathers, Unicorn Kid, The Woodentops, The Divine Comedy, Dick Gaughan, John Otway, Beth Jeans Houghton.
Further information on tickets and the like can be found here.

The Stag and Dagger festival which takes place on the 21st of May announced some more of their line up. WHich looks something like this now The Antlers, Blood Red Shoes, Chapel Club, Crocodiles, Divorce, Django Django, Egyptian Hip Hop, El Rancho Relaxo, Erland & the Carnival, Esben and the Witch, Frankie & the Heartstrings, Fun, Gold Panda, Hot Club Islet, Jesca Hoop, Joker, Kid Adrift, Kong, Male Bonding, Men and Machines, My Latest Novel, Olympic Swimmers, A Place to bury Strangers, Schnapps, She’s Hit, Silver Columns, Sky Larkin, Sleigh Bells, Sparrow and the Workshop, Tazz Buckfaster, Telegraphs, Titus Andronicus, Tripwires, Unwinding Hours, We were Promised Jetpacks, White Hinterland, Wild Beasts, Wilder and Wilson Tan. Personally I am really excited about that line up, my one tip out of that lot would have to be Sleigh Bells, trust me.

There's a couple of decent gigs the Monday, beneath us, the waves Maple Leaves and The Last Battle are at Stereo. Whilst over in the West End, there is a Concert for Chilean Earthquake Disaster Fund at Oran Mor. The line up includes Pauline Goldsmith (compere), Ballboy, Ken McCluskey, The Low Miffs, Kid Canaveral, The Boppin Heads, Bruce Morton (comedy), Susan Calman (comedy), “The Wee Man” (comedy), Carlos Arredondo & Galo Ceron, Tam Dean Burn (political theatre), Amy Duncan, Cora Bissett, Rustic City Fathers, Skye Lonegran, Drew Taylor (poetry), Brokeback Jockstrap, Ali Macrae and Mike Gonzalez (guest speaker)

If you are free next Saturday afternoon, then I'd recommend that you head down to the Tall Ship in Glasgow for the opening of 'Salt Water', an exhibition which is being put on as part of this years Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. The reason this being, that you can catch theapplesofenergy playing live on board from 15:00 - 16:00, if you haven't seen Stephen Gribbin play live then you're in for a treat. His live shows are unique, in that they are always improvised in response to his surroundings, featuring tape recordings, mandolins, glockenspiels and guitars.

Next Saturday is also Record Store Day, and as part of celebrations, RM Hubbert, Moon Unit and Stuart Braithwaite (DJ set) will all be performing at Monorail Music in Glasgow. I think it all kicks off around two, but don't hold me to that

If you haven't had your fill of live music then why not along to the Studio Warehouse in Glasgow and see the excellent FOUND. The gig is part of the opening event for Cybraphon's exhibition in the GI (Glasgow International). It kicks off at 8pm, it's free and the support on the evening comes from OnTheFly. Sounds like a grand evening out to me.

On Wednesday night (that'll be the 14th), Washington Irving, The Seventeenth Century and Irish singer/songwriter Ultan Conlon are playing at Sleazy's. The first two bands come highly recommended, couldn't tell you anything else about Utlan Conlon though, tickets are a very reasonable £4, (cannae argue with that) with doors at half seven.

Glasgow City of Music is looking for bands to send them tracks a part of their new ‘Music City – Celebrating Glasgow’s Music’ project which launches this year.
The Music City stream aims to help promote music, events, concerts and shows to local and international listeners via their website. If you want to send them some of your songs (MP3’s of releases, live recordings, interviews etc.) then you can upload them here. Alternatively, you can send a physical copy to the following address Glasgow City of Music 20 Trongate Glasgow G1 5ES . You can get more information by emailing them at info@glasgowcityofmusic.com

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