10 October 2010

Weekly Round Up (10/10/10)

Monday - We had some Fresh Meat from The Darien Venture and I also had wee Peenko Exclusive with The Last Battle talking us through their cracking debut album Heart of the Land, Soul of the Sea
Tuesday - This was on of the finest days in Peenko history, s there was The Phantom Band's session for Vic G, an interview with Ed from SL Records and is if that wasn't enough I had a wee competition to win tickets to see The Unwinding Hours in Glasgow, I even managed to grab a few words with Iain from the band. If you are planning on entering this be quick as the closing date is tomorrow.
Wednesday - my Scots Way-Hay'ers for this week were none other than the truly amazing Woodenbox With A Fistful of Fivers
Thursday - The Twilight Sad's session for Marc Riley Session, plus the legendary Matthew Young told us a bit more about his inspirational Song By Toad label.
Friday - it's all about getting your hands on some Freebies
Saturday - Dananananaykroyd took on a Devo classic in We've Got It Covered

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

On Wednesday, Peenko Blog hits the grand old age of two. Yes I know it probably feels like I've been doing this for a lot longer or at least it feels as if I have. To celebrate hitting 'The Terrible Two's' (notice how I have already picked up on the parental lingo), I am going to be having a few special announcements. Some of which you might already know, others might be completely new to your ears and eyes. Let's just say that last years birthday badge give away will be somewhat over shadowed, you'll just have to wait until Wednesday for all to be revealed so to speak. Anyway onwards with the other gubbins....

The Phantom Band are having a wee shin dig this afternoon at Pollock Cricket Club, which is actually only about five minutes from my house so I think I will try and saunter along to this one. Kicking off at 2pm, it will feature DJ sets from the band, plus live music from TUT VU VU, just make sure you bring along a dish and dress neat and tidy.
PS - I know that it says that it's by invite only, but I am pretty sure that if you head along and ask nicely then they'll let you in.

If you're not brave enough to venture southside today, then there's another cracking wee gig taking place in Bloc tonight. Louis Abbott of Admiral Fallow fame is hosting and also kicking off his own night with a solo set, followed by a headlining set from Esperi. That's some line up, you have there and I haven't even told you that it's all free. Get yourself down early for an evening of some stunning intimate music.

On Wednesday night, Stanley Brinks hits Stereo in Glasgow for an evening of alt folk fun. If the name sounds familiar but you can't quite place it, it's the new identity of André Herman Düne, one of the original members of Herman Düne - who are also one of the finest live bands around. Having recorded and played shows in Europe, the UK and the US under various other names: Ben Dope, Ben Haschish, Klaus Bong, John Trawling, John Andreas, Lord Stanislas, to name just a few - man the must get pretty confusing, I wonder what his mum calls him. Tickets for the gig are on sale from monorail, tickets-scotland and ticketweb.

Also on Wednesday night, the fabulous kids of Detour return for another fun filled evening of surprises, carnage and amazing bands. As the line up is a secret I can't really give you any indication of what to expect, apart from that it will be a lot of fun and that you will most certainly need to take the next day off work. It takes place in their spiritual home of Bloc and it all kicks off at 9 through until the wee hours of the morning.

On Thursday night in Glasgow, the Variety Bar is hosting a special evening of fun and frolics in aid of charity. Featuring live sets from Holy Mountain, ProLife, Admiral Fallow, plus guest DJs: James & Johnny from the Twilight Sad and Craig from the Unwinding Hours. Tickets are only £5, which is a total bargain in my eyes.

Next Saturday the 16th, RE:PEATER RECORDS are having a wee shindig at The Captains Rest to celebrate the Split Single Launch with Jacob Yates and the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers and SHe'S HiT, plus very special guests, North American War. It's only£5, with doors at 8pm.

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