05 September 2010

Weekly Round Up (05/09/10)

Monday - q without you took on some Fresh Meat action
Tuesday - I Build Collapsible Mountains and Come On Gang! both performed songs for me on my Fresh Air show, and now I can share them with you lucky punters
Wednesday - The Son(s) were the latest band to join the Scots Way-Hay club - love this band!
Thursday - Adam Stafford kicked off my series of posts on Scottish DIY labels as he told us a bit more about his label Wiseblood Industries. The lovely folk at Fresh Air also sent over a recording of my second show, which I stuck up for you to stream/endure.
Friday - Freebies time, man this week was good, oh so very good. Plus there was a recording of Galleries in session for Ally McCrae on Radio One, my third appearance on Fresh Air.
Saturday - Zoey Van Goey took on the Velvet Underground in 'We've Got It Covered'

News, gigs and any other gubbins......

First of, if you're free this afternoon and in Glasgow and looking for something to do, then look no further as the next Words Per Minute is being held at Creation this afternoon. Featuring sets from Zorras, Sian Bevan, Kirsty Logan, Georgina Porteous andKirsty Neary, plus a DJ set from Miaoux Miaoux. It all kicks off at 4pm and it's only three quid, find out more here.

On Thursday night at the 13th Note, Scottish music blogger The Daily Dose and Define Pop (promotions/radio) have teamed up to bring you a cracking line up under the banner of onewordPResents. The line up features Kochka,Blue Sky Archives, Campfires In Winter and Jonathan Sebastian Knight, tickets are only a fiver. If you fancy checking out a diverse range of local talent, then look no further.

On Friday promoters 'Gathering Whispers' have a great wee shindig lined, Swedish band Slaraffenland (Home Tapes) who are on tour in support of their most recent album "We're On Your Side", as it hits Stereo in Glasgow. The band have been getting a lot of amazing reviews recently, Pitchfork have even been raving about them. The support for the evening is pretty special too, with Glasgow indie stalwarts How To Swim, recent Scots Way-Hay'ers The Social Services, and Turning Plates completing the bill. Tickets are available here, although you might be advised to buy them from TSS as they have them that bit cheaper.

<a href="http://thesocialservices.bandcamp.com/album/its-nothing-personal-its-national-security">The Baltic Sea by The Social Services</a>

Edinburgh based band The Remnant Kings have a gig this Friday (10th) at the Wee Red Bar in the capital. The band are using the evening to raise money to record their debut EP, tickets are £4 in advance or £5 on the door, and doors open at 7pm. Further details can be found here.

After my piss poor attempt to 'do my bit for charity' on Fresh Air the other week (if you didn't hear it, don't ask), I am going to do my best to try and promote as many charity events as I can to try and counter balance my actions . This Thursday at Sleazys, the first of a series of Oxjam events is being held, to kick it off they're having an iBINGO night, 'where it’s music you’ll hear instead of numbers. There will be three rounds – Classics, Hits and Top 40 So for all of you who are ‘young and keen’ it’s ‘time for fun’. This game might be ‘unlucky for some’ but for 3 of you it could be your ‘saving grace’. By taking part you’re ‘halfway there’ to winning some fab prizes. So come on down and have a ‘jump and jive’ and remember it’s not over until the ‘2 fat ladies’ sing (or in this case shout bingo). 1 round will cost £2 or you can buy all 3 cards for £5. and remember all the money raised goes to OXFAM'. Aye so get along and do your bit.

This week sees Esperi heading out on a mini tour with the Portuguese indie star, Noiserv. Having met last year the pair really hit it off and became pretty good friends, which has sees them reuniting next week for some live dates in Scotland. The tour calls in at the following;

8th – Roxy Rooms, Edinburgh
9th – Tunnels, Aberdeen
10th – Secret Location, Glasgow
11th – n_ilk festival, Botanic Gardens, Dundee

The secret performance in Glasgow sees them being joined by special guests RM Hubbert and Finn LeMarinel (Trapped in Kansas). The location of the gig will be revealed in an email upon purchase purchase of a ticket on 'Untitled 4' s Bandcamp, which also includes a free download from each of the artists, plus as if that wasn't enough you will even be fed on the night.

<a href="http://esperi.bandcamp.com/album/21-21">Dialled by Esperi</a>

And to finish us off, here's a wee video that Belle and Sebastian posted this week.....

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