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Friday 20th September, 7:30pm
Alistair Griffin returns to Scotland for another intimate show with support from Glasgow singer Ross McGuire.
Back at the Old Hairdressers and sporting a particularly fine head of hair Alistair will mix banter with belters as he seeks out more stories on the road in what has become a famously interactive show. His songs have become the soundtrack to many a sporting summer most famously his hit Just Drive is the F1 theme on Sky Sports and last year he scored global recognition when the BBC used his version of ‘Only You’ to soundtrack the Royal Wedding.
Grab a ticket for a great night of music and entertainment.
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Sweet Williams, Irma Vep Band, Pefkin
Saturday September 21st, £6 OTD
SWEET WILLIAMS (Brighton/Spain)
Sweet Williams is a band from Europe. They formed in 2010. Where Does The Time Come From is the band’s third album, their second with Gringo Records.
Sweet Williams are a deep and emotionally crushing vehicle. They have fat cyclical dirty bass. They have looping relaxed yet hefty drums. The bass and drums tie each other together. They sound like the backbone of an early ’70s gnarly road warrior band, recorded at Muscle Shoals, dashing through to the next show. The two guitars are played with a ‘3am, final drinks, get the hell outta here, the bell rung long ago’ touch. The two guitar’s strings are dragging the rhythm around like a worldly wise and weary puppet master might haul his charges around a seafront theatre. They pull the drums and bass apart, making them dance, they are playing in the spaces. This is a heavy record. In the same way a death in the family is heavy. In the same way a job redundancy is heavy. If you listen carefully it sounds like all the instruments were played by hand, no drum sticks, no plectrums. Like the sound is being channelled rather than pummelled.
Thomas House is the driving force behind Sweet Williams. He now lives in Zaragoza, Spain. He did live in Hastings, UK. He works behind the bars, he puts out records, he puts on shows. His bands have toured through Europe; Sweet Williams now, Charlottefield (Fat Cat Records) before. It’s Tom’s voice that you hear. Lyrical themes: Love, sex, dread, betrayal, injustice, death, the end of the world. Vocal style: Deep as hell feeling, dark as heaven vibe, the richest melody. This is music from the heart. It’s Tom on bass. It’s Tom on drums. It’s Tom on guitar. Sweet Williams had fallen apart due to life and the many rocks it throws. But lifers don’t stop, he recorded the whole thing himself. Ask him about it. Ask him about the new line up based in his new home town. They’re primed and ready to tour through to the end of the year. They’ve recorded the follow up to this record already, it’s called God Will Love You Now. Ask him about that. Ask him why everything almost sounds broken, from instruments to voice.
Where Does The Time Come From is out in September. Gideon Coe (BBC 6Music) has already played Ride A Gold Snail, three months upfront. And it’s no wonder. The tune is enormous. All ten tracks on this record melt you. Go walk your dog. When you get in, and while the satisfied hound sleeps at your feet, put this through your headphones. Decide to do more with yourself, do more with your close people. Decide to improve. Some records make you think, some make you act.
IRMA VEP BAND (Glasgow/Llanfairfechan/Manchester)
Rare full SIX PIECE performance for this special event. Class acts include Moema Meade on the bass, Andrew Cheetham on the pots, DBH on guitar and violin and Ruari Maclean on the axe shredding like fuck. Plus special guest appearence lets see shall we. Performing a smorgasbord of hits from the back catalogue plus newer stuff from the new album thats coming just you wait!
Pefkin is the alter ego of Gayle Brogan, Ayrshire-based creator of slowly-unfolding, ritualistic psychedelic hymnals that draw heavily on the landscape and natural world. She uses layers of vocals, violin, analogue synth and zither, has received comparisons to Coil, Popul Vuh and Nico, and has performed at GI Festival, a symposium on alchemy in sound, on a remote Orkney island in a kelp-drying shed, Terrascopian Woolf festival and on Radio 3’s Exposure strand. She is also a member of Barrett’s Dottled Beauty, Electroscope, Burd Ellen and a sometime United Bible Student.
Spooked-out twilight listening that is both unsettling and compelling, drawing you into a private world. (Ed Pinsent / Sound Projector)
Something akin to what it must have been like hearing Nico’s ‘Marble Index’ when it was released; alien yet curiously familiar, beautiful yet stark, hypnotic yet troubling. (Grey Malkin / Active Listener)
MEMBER by Ben Noble
A Fairly Lucid Production
In the 1980s, Australian gangs found a new blood sport – hunting gays.
Everything is great for Corey. He loves his wife. He’s learning to talk to his son. He got promoted at work. Life couldn’t be better.
But when Corey finds himself sitting at his son’s hospital bed everything he relies on might be taken away. Deeply buried secrets can bubble to the surface when no one’s looking and history can repeat itself.
Based on the gay hate crime epidemic that blighted Australia’s coastline from the 1970s through to the 1990s, and resulted in as many as 80 murders and 30 unsolved cases, this one-man show presents a gruesome Australian history lesson.
“a stunningly performed piece of theatre” THE MUSIC
“Provocative, Punchy and Powerful. An incredibly important work” WEEKEND NOTES
“Noble is exemplary” THEATREPRESS
“the most confronting work of theatre you’re likely to see this year – utterly gripping and hypnotic” SYDNEY SCOOP
Written & Performed by Ben Noble.
Music by Simone Seales.
Directed by David Wood.
Additional Words by Rochelle Bright, Meg Courtney, Bjorn Deigner, Dan Giovannoni, Elise Hearst
and Finegan Kruckemeyer.
Images by Luke Cadden.
Adam Sutherland: Tunes’n’Tales
Thursday 26th September,
Doors 7.00pm Performance 7.30pm.
A rare chance to join Scottish fiddler Adam Sutherland for a rollercoaster evening of charismatic storytelling and tunesmithery.
‘A top class (and very, very funny) night out. Thank you!’
A compelling and engaging performer and storyteller, Adam will entertain you with a 50/50 mix of tunes and tales with a selection of his own music and engaging stories of his life and work with insights into his childhood home, his myriad influences and the intriguing people who have inspired him along the way.
Adam is one of Scotland’s most innovative and exciting fiddlers, tunesmiths and teachers, widely known for his high octane, captivating performances fronting his own band and with festival favourites Treacherous Orchestra, Session A9, Peatbog Faeries and Croft No Five as well as with daredevil duo ‘Nae Plans’ alongside Hamish Napier. Never afraid to wear his influences on his sleeve, his unique arrangements combine energy, inventiveness and craft to deliver frenetic Scottish reels, early 20th century jazz shapes and subtly Balkan diversions. A prolific and talented composer, named Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Composer of the Year’ 2017, Adam’s tunes are played in sessions and on stages worldwide.
“Sutherland performs with such warm, impish personality that it was no great task to soften the rather formal edges of the New Auditorium with his trademark melodic touch, fluid transitions between tempos, gift for groove and love of 7/8 time signature” – The Scotsman
The Bevis Frond, Smack Wizards, Gerry Love DJ
Friday 27th September, 7.30pm
Get TICKETS £12 Advance or £15 on the door
If there is any artist who could be considered as having followed a tangential path from Hendrix to Big Star to Spacemen 3, that would be The Bevis Frond…and that’s not hyperbole, the evidence is to be found in countless albums over 30 years of thrilling musical innovation that few have matched. Filtered through The Groundhogs, The Who, Neil Young, Captain Beefheart and Kevin Ayers, this is an iconoclastic collision of distinctly British psychedelia, space-rock, grunge, slow-burning soulful laments, even grizzled folk and more than occasional moments of sublime pop genius. Yet, he remains the best kept secret in Rock ‘n’ Roll – isn’t it about time you discovered one of England’s finest songwriters and insightful lyricists.
The Bevis Frond is guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire Nick Saloman who’s prolific output has seen him hailed as “a Hendrix devotee ever bit as tough and contemporary as the serrated guitar chorales of Sonic Youth and Pixies” by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke and become a cult figure in his own right.
A labour of love and fiercely independent with an uncompromising vision under his own label Woronzow, Saloman is also ex-co-publisher of respected ‘Ptolemaic Terrascope’ psych magazine and owner of Sussex-based second-hand record shop. Revered by his contemporaries he has remained firmly on the periphery whilst being hugely influential.
Saloman has released no less than twenty-two albums under The Bevis Frond name with many collaborations and releases under various pseudonyms. Sounding as bracing today as he did then, he constantly writes with his musical journey beginning as The Bevis Frond Museum and later The Von Trap Family.
Following a motorbike accident that almost left him unable to play, he revived The Bevis Frond name using his compensation to set up a basic home recording studio. Armed with a four-track portastudio he began recording his completely self-made stunning debut ‘Miasma’.
The Bevis Frond have ultimately become the UK’s leading underground psychedelic rock band with supporters such as comedian Stewart Lee requesting them for his self-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties. Live, the line-up today includes: Paul Simmons (guitar), Adrian Shaw (bass, vocals), Dave Pearce (drums) and Nick Saloman (vocals, guitar and sitar).
Support comes from a rare Glasgow show for Smack Wizards and Disc Jockey Gerry Love!
Ralph Pelleymounter with Charlotte Carpenter
Saturday 5th October, 7.30pm
Regular Music presents…
So who is Ralph Pelleymounter? Who is the Dead Debutant whose Ball we’ve spent time within, travailing the multitude of aural textures; rock and pop, waltzes and jigs, blues and punk? Well, he’s the singer of To Kill A King. A worthy solo artist in his own right. A purveyor of magic. Sometime lobster fancier and the most underrated songwriter within British music today.
Support from Charlotte Carpenter
Jesse Terry, Emma Stevens and Martha Healy
Tuesday 8th October 2019, Doors 7.30pm
Regular Music presents
Jesse Terry, Emma Stevens and Martha Healy
Over 18’s Only. General Admission
Russell Haswell, Yeah You, Usurper
Thursday 10th October, 8pm
Tickets £7 advance or £10 on the door
We are really excited for this double header night of raw experiments in noise!
Russell Haswell; record producer, free improvisor, computer musician, noise aficionado, curator and collaborator who trained at Coventry School of Art, and graduated in 1991.
Known for his conceptual work, excoriating experimental electronics and collaborations with such avant-garde illuminati and extreme noiseniks as Merzbow, Florian Hecker, Earth, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Whitehouse, Yasunao Tone and Consumer Electronics. In addition, he has a long history in the Japanese noise scene, having and or recorded, performed or supported INCAPACITANTS, Corrupted and Pain Jerk. Haswell also supported G.I.S.M. in 2002 in Tokyo (in a trio with Merzbow and Zbigniew Karkowski). WATCH WEBSITE
Yeah You are a Father/daughter dada-leaning dyad whose improvised musical and geographical excursions will leave your head spinning like a well rubbered doughnut in a car park. Yeah You is Elvin Brandhi and Gustav Thomas. The project grew from a desire to make something during every spare moment. Using compact recording gear to turn the usual banal everyday family drives to into spontaneous recording sessions in the car. Thomas’s distorted, alluringly jarred synthesisation’s acting as a jagged platform for Brandhi to writhe improvised stream of consciousness lyrical trips. WATCH LISTEN
Usurper are a couple of music dodgers from the capital who play with the very idea of being an experimental artist… I have seen them play solos on their corduroy slacks then stare into space for unnecessarily lengthy periods whilst holding cartoons placards, taking impromptu progress reports under tables, murdering sentient glasses of milk, complaining, dribbling behind masks, thwarting bugged attempts at self sabotage… Usurper are unapologetic entertainment. WEBSITE
Bill Thompson, Susannah Stark, Duncan Marquiss
Saturday 19th October
Advance tickets on sale soon!
Right of Entitlement
Tuesday 15th October, 7:30pm
Cleo is a strange girl.
Happy at home. Happy at school.
So what’s her beef? And why the graffiti?
A new piece of writing by Hags Ahoy theatre company, concerned with class, education and social mobility.
Dog Daisies, Cop Graveyard, Faith Elliott
Thursday 28th October, 7.30pm
Join Dog Daisies in Glasgow as they hit the road to celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Eagletism’. This is the Scottish leg of their UK tour and they aim to party, party, party.
Dog Daisies an indie-pop project based around the sonic adventures of Lancaster songwriter Stephen Hudson. Inspired by midnight walks, motorways, 80’s films and the Lancashire coast, they play widescreen lo-fi guitar pop with nods to Broken Social Scene, Guided by Voices and Sparklehorse. 2019 has been a prolific year so far with the release of two companion EPs ‘An Inland Voyage Pt.1 & 2’ which Stephen mostly recorded on a phone during the first bleary, sleepless but fun years of being a new parent. Now he is getting the band together and hitting the road to celebrate the release of Dog Daisies debut studio album ‘Eagletism’ released on October 18th on the damn-fine Bingo Records imprint.
‘Eagletism’ is a full-throttle work of love inspired by time-travel, nature, and the M6 north of Junction 29. Like ‘Stand By Me’ set on a motorway and put to music, or a Jackson Pollock plainting of the view from a fast-moving car. LISTEN
Cop Graveyard are a gay-rage rock 4/5 piece from Glasgow fronted by the supremely talented Eliot Humphreys.
Their recent album ‘Can’t Go Straight’ is a dreamy, frenetic, fun and lyrically brilliant piece of art. LISTEN
Faith Eliott is a songwriter and visual artist based in Glasgow but originating from Minneapolis. Their 1st EP ‘Insects’ was released on Song By Toad records to critical acclaim and repeated airplay on BBC 6 music. Faith’s latest album, ‘Impossible Bodies’ is inspired by medieval bestiaries where each song is representative of a different creature. LISTEN
Saturday 23rd November
Doors 7.30pm – Start 8.15pm
Join us for our double-set, headline show.
THE SUBSTITUTES are a Glasgow based “sound-a-like” tribute to the classic UK rock band THE WHO, aiming to replicate their instantly recognisable and iconic live sound, bringing to life the legendary “Tommy” and “Quadrophenia” albums and the usual live favourites you’d expect…as well as few other classic Odds and Sods…
SET 1: The Substitutes will be debuting our Quadrophenia set, featuring the albums most iconic tracks, including “The Real Me”, “Cut My Hair”, “The Punk & The Godfather”, “I’m One”, “I’ve Had Enough”, “5.15”, “Sea & Sand” and “Love Reign O’er Me”.
SET 2- A full hour (at least!) of classic hits from The Who, including “I Can’t Explain”, “Substitute”, “Who Are You?”, “Baba O’Riley”, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “My Generation”