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Soup, Zuppa 21/11/19
Thursday 21st November, 7:30pm
Suggested donation: £3
Sonnet Youth #29 22/11/19
Friday 22nd November
Sonnet Youth is a spoken word house party. A literary rave. A poetic piss up – bringing together poets, authors, rappers, comedians and musicians for a night of no holds barred performances.
Curated and hosted by Kevin P. Gilday – Writer & Spoken Word Artist and Cat Hepburn Write, Sonnet Youth is proud to present a night of non-stop entertainment from some of the most unique artists plying their trade in Scotland, and beyond.
We’re launching our fourth season of shows in style – with this absolute beauty of a line-up:
– Our headliner is award winning rapper, Solareye. Solo project of Stanley Odd frontman Dave Hook.
– Fresh off a successful tour of her new show, Essex Girl, poet and theatre maker Maria Ferguson – Writer joins us on the bill.
– After a breakthrough year at the fringe, we’re proud to have Marjolein Robertson as our comedy guest.
– The sumptuous Peter Cat will be serenading us with a special solo set.
– Transgressive Irish graphic artist Stephen Morton reads, and exhibits, his work.
– We’ll be showcasing a great new talent in the form of Lauran Kelly.
Supported by Creative Scotland.
THE SUBSTITUTES 23/11/19
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”
‘In My Life’ & ‘Solstice’. Rehearsed Readings 24/11/19
Sunday 24th November, 7.30pm
My Life’ and ‘Solstice’ will be read for the first time. On the night extracts for both pieces will be put before an audience for the very first time.
‘In My Life’ is the story of a couple as they move into their forever. As they unpack and age we explore their journey through love, family life and the places they’ve shared.
‘Solstice’ is set against a authoritarian political campaign which has exploded into public anger and war. As a result, three friends have retreated inside an abandoned building for shelter and safety. Over the course of an evening, after many months, we explore friendships, family and the prospect of going back outside.
I’m delighted to be sharing these new plays and hope you come along!
SWAMPY CELLO / HEIR OF THE CURSED / INSTRUCTION MANUAL 25/11/19
Monday 25th November
“Plucked reverberations weave around swoops of the bow; thumping beats
go on a wander with undulating scales…”
Swampy Cello invites you to the launch party of her debut EP for an
evening of music, film and audiovisual hibernation. Come for a drink
and a gentle sway- we’ll even have some limited edition handprinted
copies for sale.
Available now on Bandcamp; https://swampycello1.bandcamp.
Supported by these talented folks:
Heir of the Cursed is a singer-songwriter based in Glasgow who has
been winning hearts and minds with her hauntingly poetic lyrics and
intricate guitar. She makes songs influenced by the complex nuances of
life, her experiences living in Scotland as a young black woman, the
African diaspora, mental health, and grief.
Instruction Manual is the name Ollie Hawker and Scott Crawford
Morrison give their work combining acoustic instruments with live
Processing piano, harp, accordion and saxophone improvisations
through MaxMSP (and adding a healthy sprinkle of YouTube samples) they
create distinct, miniature soundworlds that flicker between the
humorous and the emotive, the banal and the profound.
Amur, Gelatine, Undertow 26/11/19
Tuesday 26th November, 8pm
Tickets: £5 otd / Age 18+
We are absolutely chuffed to bits to announce to the world that we will be releasing our first single Balancing Act in November 😁
We’re having a big party to celebrate at the end of the month with some of our good pals and we’d love you all to come along and dance the night away with us 💃 details below!
AMUR Balancing Act – Single Launch
Poster by Alana O’Flynn
No Evictions // Emergency Fundraiser 27/11/19
Friends of the Fanzine presents 28/11/19
Thursday 28th November
THE PHOTO SERIES PT.2
Neelam Khan Vela
Sean P Campbell
AIDEN HATFIELD PLUS SUPPORT 30/11/19
Saturday 30th November
Meljoann w/ DJ Sycophantasy & 3SBAT 01/12/19
Sunday 1st December, 7pm
Meljoann’s first Scottish show brings her “futuristic electro-pop” (State Magazine) to a dystopian conclusion with new single ‘Assfuck the Boss’. Featuring special sets by Sycophantasy and 3SBAT.
Meljoann – live set
Experimental electronic pop from Dublin
The Light Acknowledgers Book Launch 02/12/19
Monday 2nd December, 7pm
Join Gerry Cambridge & guests Cheryl Follon and Gerald Mangan at the launch of Gerry Cambridge’s new book, The Light Acknowledgers & Other Poems, his first for seven years. With an introduction (and no doubt a poem) by poet & animateur Michael Pedersen. Music (blues, mainly) by Gerald Mangan, with Gerry Cambridge accompanying him on Mississippi saxophone (aka, harmonica).
Gerry Cambridge edits the internationally respected poetry journal The Dark Horse. The Light Acknowledgers is his sixth book of poems. He is also an essayist, print designer and typographer, with a background in natural history photography. Website
Cheryl Follon has published three books of poems with Bloodaxe, the latest being Santiago. A fourth collection is in preparation. Originally from Ayrshire, she now lives and works in Glasgow.
Gerald Mangan recentlly returned to Glasgow to live after 40 years in France, near Paris. A poet, dramatist and essayist, among other things he is also a superb caricaturist and artist, well known for his marvellous detailed and affectionate caricatures of poets and literary figures. Some can be seen here.
Michael Pedersen has published two collections to date with Polygon, Play With Me and Oyster, the latter in part a collaboration with the late lamented singer-songwriter Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit. Much new work is in preparation. Well known on the spoken word scene in Scotland and beyond, he is also a vibrant cultural presence and a co-founder with Kevin Williamson of literary/cultural powerhouse Neu! Reekie! in Edinburgh.
Barry, Wet Look, Current Affairs 5/12/19
Soft Riot (release show), Aufbau Principle, Vigilance State 6/12/19
Friday 6th December, 8pm
Tickets £5 (tickets, £5.50 w/fee) – £6 (on the door)
SYNTH • MINIMAL • COLDWAVE • ELECTRONIC
POSTPUNK • DARKWAVE • EBM • NEW WAVE
This is a release show of sorts for the new Soft Riot album on Possession Records, “When Push Comes to Shove”.
Our own experimental, mutant auteur synthpop artist here on Possession. Soft Riot is JJD, a Glasgow-based Canadian who has over the last number of years released six albums and has toured off to locations locations all over Europe and parts of North America. The newest, seventh album, “When Push Comes To Shove”, releases 11 November 2019 on Possession Records.
Aufbau Principle create caustic and doomed post-punk. Taking influence from the early 80’s dark Manchester sound as well as gothic cinema Aufbau Principle create music from the shards of broken relationships, doomed cityscapes and existential nightmares.
This dark-wave duo creates a compelling dystopian analogue soundscape straight from the northern industrial heartland. A synthesis of resonant vocals, mournful minimalism and brutalist bass, the State’s sound is inspired by modern legend and ancient lore.
GEORGINA PENSTKART (Visuals)
A Glasgow-based live video artist and videomaker, producing densely filtered analogue textures from source video and a variety of modular effects. She will be providing live visuals for the bands throughout the evening.
Get Liminal vol.6 04/12/19
Andreae/Birchall/Willberg/Nakamura, National Bedtime, Joe Coghill 07/12/19
Saturday 7th December, 7.30pm
National Bedtime play lilting , circling instrumentals that feel like Robert Wyatt, Oliver Postgate and a mirror for Tony Swain’s dream like collaged paintings. Their songs are incredibly beautiful, articulated patchworks that go round and round the record Jobs for Beasts on Shadazz. Tonight’s outing will see a new phase of the project with brand new collaborators.
Joe Coghill is an experimental musician and artist living and working in Edinburgh. Borrowing from multiple spheres of influence, his scattered practice operates from a liminal position. Coghill works in an improvised and often haphazard way, incorporating disparate field recordings, modular synthesis and other sonic ambiences to create unpredictable and ephemeral multi-layer audio visual performances. A (semi)trained multi-disciplinary artist, musician and experimental publisher, his work and research explores cultural production within a post-conceptual context. Incorporating sound, video, performance, social sculpture and media distribution. He has released music on 50%PURE and Temporize Records Berlin, and runs two fledgling Labels called Faster Records and Autoflower; imprints focuses on experimental music and sonic art. “Joe Coghill is alive therefore CAN make art.” alias: John Margotti’s Ghost, Malcolm Coghill, SPAGGO, 303myth.RAR, Zommer-HD, Butcher Video, Oliver Holst, Donut TV**
Let Us Eat Cake 8/12/19
Sunday 8th December 7pm
Entry £6 on the door.
Bike frontman and singer-songwriter, Tom Houston has three solo albums out, the most recent being ‘Plastic Trumpet’ released in 2018. For LUEC, Tom with be fronting davesnewbike and also performing spoken word pieces from his GAP IN THE FENCE show from Belladrum 2019.
‘Outstanding’ – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music, March 2019
‘Songwriter of Note’ – Iain Anderson Show, BBC Radio Scotland, April 2017
Harley sings, plays piano, writes songs and plays, and mixes with unsuitable lupine company; an ideal candidate for LUEC. She has two albums available – ‘Summer Sings Within’, a jazz-based poem with Brian Kellock, and ‘Sometime Somewhere Someone’, which draws on the singer-songwriter tradition. Harley studied, and now works in, music therapy counselling and psychotherapy and says that she ‘recently got back into storytelling and howling with the wolves in the woods with a guitar and whisky. ‘I did spend some time with wolves earlier this year in August’
Scott William Urquhart
Scott William Urqhuart is a rising star of experimental fingerstyle acoustic guitar in the bluesy, American primitive style pioneered by John Fahey. A native of Forres but now resident in Stirling, Scott’s reputation has grown steadily since the release of his “Rosie’s Smile” EP in 2015, and his compelling, self-penned compositions have attracted airplay and lavish praise from the likes of BBC 6Music’s Lauren Laverne. Ahead of a forthcoming debut album, Scott latest single is entitled “Ballet Dancer” available exclusively on his Bandcamp page.
davesnewbike is a Scottish band creating original rootsy pop for grown ups, with two albums to their name, the last being 2017’s ‘The Tin Can and the Flood’. For LUEC, the Bike will send their drummer into orbit and perform as a cosy threesome.
‘Love it!…a bit of Leonard Cohen,…Nick Cave,…Tom Waits,…Chris Isaak….Everything about this enterprise is terrific, apart from the fact they’re called davesnewbike!’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 6 Music Music
V.C.O. / FAUNA / GELATINE 13/12/19
Friday 13th December, 7pm