Help Me, I’m Melting! #13
SATURDAY 30th JULY – 2PM
Richard Youngs – Guitars, Bass, Flutes, Cheap Keyboards, singing, stuff
Tony Bevan – Saxophones, Flutes, Harmonicas, more stuff
Honorary Scotsman Richard Youngs has been involved with music for most of his life. He discovered the power of the art form by thumping the family piano as an angry 4 year old. In the intervening 45 years he has harnessed the same experimental, naive, playful power in all of his 140 releases, seamlessly drifting through musical genres inventing the ‘no genre’ genre in the process. On Saturday the 30th of July at 2PM he meets a similar genre-less nomad, the improv bruiser Bass Saxophonist Tony Bevan, who will bring his whole arsenal of blown things to what promises to be an afternoon of tears, laughter, murder and love.
Luke Fowler / Donald WG Lindsay
TUESDAY 9th AUGUST – 8pm
Artist Luke Fowler meets with piper Donald WG Lindsay at The Old Hairdressers for a session exploring timbre, tuning and the physical qualities of sound produced by their unique collection of home-brew electronic & acoustic musical instruments.
Little Hands Of Silver – EP Launch Party
Saturday 23rd July, 7pm, £5
Little Hands Of Silver plus guests – Shambles In A Husk.
CoGC Alumni Pop-Up Art Sale
TUESDAY 26TH JULY
6pm – 9pm
City of Glasgow College alumni present a Pop Up Show of artwork by eight different artists. Art work at all price ranges and funds raised to help with an exhibition at the new City of Glasgow College campus opening on Cathedral Street.
Sorbie Rd. Presents: The Pale Kids ‘You Decide’ launch
Wednesday 27th July, 8pm, £4 / £7 with tape
THE PALE KIDS
There are 4 Pale Kids. They play melodic post-punk noise pop. They are from a seaside town. This is their debut tape. There are 8 assorted diss tracks on the tape. The tape was recorded in a bedroom. This is their tape launch. See you there.
Come one come all and witness Grand Pricks – former sideshow turned rock and roll trio consisting of a gangly humanoid, a balding jackanape and a man with the classically handsome features of a young Kate Hudson! Guaranteed to get yr legs shaking, yrbooties gyrating and yr brain mildly stimulated to the point where a poignant thought about how sad everything is may well just resonate long enough to have a lasting impact on your fragile psyche under the incessant drone of below – par stage banter.
Suitable for vegetarians, crack addicts and daddybois alike.
A new band playing from stirling and praying only to the deity of songwriting. Their genre is garage. Their songs are formulaic in contorted pop structure lying within a world of torturous lyrics and rhythmic medlodys.
On a pursit of catchy tunes to find connection with the world and the soles they live outwith of.
Holy Smoke Records presents: Buffalo Skinners
Friday 29th July, 8pm
The Buffalo Skinners are a songwriting collective out of Sheffield with their own flavour of Folk – lyric-centred songs arranged in a beat-pop style and bashed out on guitars, skiffle-y drums, upright bass, fiddle, rhodes piano and harmonica. It’s an atmospheric mix, eerie, cacophonous and fun in equal measure.
Over the past six years the boys have shared highs and lows, personal space, and an ex-postal van across England, America and continental Europe. Most importantly they have shared their songs, with anyone willing to listen, while making fans of the likes of Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Janice Long and Dermot O’Leary. This has led to endless festival appearances and shows across the UK including Glastonbury, BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Tramlines, Camp Bestival and now, to The Old Hairdressers…
Support comes from the dirty dog, Les Johnson and Me. Sun rockabilly, bluegrass, Scottish traditional, church hymns, Nashville pop, doo-wop, ragtime, American folk and calypso.
Somewhere between Gentleman Jim Reeves, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Johnny Cash, with a distinctly Glaswegian twang.
The Old Hairdresser’s presents: Asiq Nargile, Tut Vu Vu & Muldoon’s Picnic
Tuesday 2nd August, 7.30pm, £6 (+bf)
Tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2568626
Born in Tbilisi and now based in the Borcali region of Southern Georgia, Nargile Mehtiyeva aka Asiq Nargile has been playing saz (long-neck lute) and singing since the age of 15. Fluent in Azerbaijani, Georgian, and Russian, Nargile represents the cosmopolitan heritage of old Tbilisi, a city once known as a meeting point for multilingual aşıq bards who would travel through the region serving as conduits for news, ideas, music and culture. A powerful solo performer, her vocal recital of epic folk poetry is by turns ecstatic and deeply expressive, and is interspersed with bursts of virtuosic, highly ornamented saz.
Equally comfortable performing moving laments or upbeat folk dances, Nargile is currently the only female aşıq living and performing in the ethnic Azeri region of Georgia, and has been teaching the art to new generations. Thanks to the efforts of The Sayat Nova Project, a non-profit group aiming to help preserve and promote the diverse musical dialects of the Caucasus, European audiences can now experience the elusive, hypnotic beauty of Nargile’s music for themselves. A recording of her live performance at Cafe OTO will be released in 2016, following a successful UK tour with kindred folk channeller Richard Dawson.
Tut Vu Vu describe themselves as the love child of Anaïs Nin and David Lynch, and that’s a reasonable metaphor for the strange dark brew of Musique Concrète concocted by two thirds of deceased Scottish cult favourites Uncle John & Whitelock.
Muldoon’s Picnic is an a-cappella harmony singing group based in Glasgow. We sing traditional unaccompanied harmony songs from around the world, mostly in our own arrangements.
Everywhere (London) + Secret Band
Friday 5th August, 8pm, £4
“Pure Gold” – Indie Shuffle
“Pop in the grandest loosest sense of the word” – Clash Music
IMAGINARY FRIENDS – Improv Comedy
Noel Meek, Blood Stereo, Malcy Duff, Phantom Chips
SUNDAY 21st AUGUST
7.30pm – £5
The Old Hairdresser’s presents an evening of the very best in fun weirdo music… maybe lip biting, maybe eye blinking, but almost definitely no chin stroking !
Noel Meek is all the way from New Zealand and puts out collaborations with Wolf Eyes and Neil Campbell on his End of the Alphabet Records. Swimming fuzz psychedelic weirdness that grows like a forgotten bucket of cartoon gizzards. LISTEN
Blood Stereo play tables full of broken gadgets, instruments and pedals, sometimes in masks, sometimes in films…. plenty more weirdness here and a fresh, eerie edge to the dark comedy noises…. proper DaDA theatre! LISTEN
Phantom Chips’ homemade ‘lectronix squeals bent charm and harsh mangled tones thru tactile electronics for righteous 23rd century skree with interactive bleep sea squids… Concocting rhythms from an array of homemade electronic instruments, samplers and wearable noisemakers Phantom Chips gets the audience wearing electronics and making noise with her. These deliberately clumsy tactile instruments create sound through movement and invite you to experiment with musical expression. Have a listen here.