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Jackofthearts Presents: Leg Puppy, Everyday Pharaohs, Shitxyz 23/01/20
Thursday 23rd January, 7pm
Genre bending Electro Punk four from South London. Originally formed deep in the Welsh valleys, amongst a backdrop of bingo callers, haunted rickety hotels, dancing goats and clown worshipers.
Music film Maker Henry Irvine described them as “The best live band I’ve seen in 5 years”. LegPuppy are a complete DIY multi-media band, designing all sleeves, graphics, backdrops, videos and art installations.
A mash up of musical tastes results in a style that is hard to pin down. The care free garage-rock vibes of Weezer are evident, along with the emotional lyrics more in line with the likes of Joyce Manor play a part in their songwriting. Most importantly, the band seek to have fun with every song and create something that is exciting to see and hear live. Now taking on Glasgow they approach each performance with gumption and treat every show as if it were their last (because honestly, it might be.)
AKA Tim Miller is a songwriter from the Potteries and singer with the wild Rio de Janeiro based Garage Punk band, [std].mdl. He deconstructs pop songs in the name of Brechtian alienation. Everything he says is a lie, but his heart is true. He cheerfully sings of his own failure, the failure of others and the failure of society in general. He is very much looking forward to returning to Glasgow.
Insta & Twitter: @jackofthearts
TRIPLE LAUNCH NIGHT: GUMS!/CALLUM BAIRD/THE HECTOR COLLECTORS 25/01/20
Saturday 25th January
This Burns Night we’re launching 3 brand new releases!
Callum Baird (album launch)
“drawing inspiration from artists old and new, local and international, and combining it with contemporary, sometimes political lyrics… set to ignite the British music scene.” – Glasgowwestend.co.uk
The Hector Collectors (EP Launch)
‘Clever, verbose songs casting a sardonic eye on what passes for modern culture’ – Maximum Rock N Roll
Toby Messenger exhibition; Turning up in a techno suit at a tiger party 26/01/20
Sunday 26th January, 6pm – 9pm
An installation of new work with sound by Toby Messenger
Shades of a naturalistic Merzbau are apparent in Toby Messenger’s recent installations comprising of highly inventive assemblage objects made from chalk pastel, cardboard and paper; something of an Aladdin s cave for artsters and musos alike. Kienholz and Rauschenberg combined but with it’s own particular vernacular. Very pop, urban and modern.
In his recent work – as in any drawing process – the installations begin from a position of doubt and uncertainty. Utilising the immediacy of drawing and allowing for whimsy he constructs objects that are – for want of a better expression – ‘uncanny valley’: they possess verisimilitude but are self-evidently handmade, even perfunctory and often playful, building steadily into a whole environment.
Toby Messenger graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2000. Recent exhibitions include Crash n’ Burn at Glasgow Project Room, Ballast Nation at Trongate 103, and The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging at PopSpace Paisley, showcased in the inaugural paisley youth arts festival. He has been artist in resident at Hospitalfield House and Lademoen kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway. Currently he is engaged in a collaborative project with Erskine Music and Media building a live music stage setting which will be toured across Scotland.
Trash Cinema presents; Miami Connection (1987) 27/01/20
Monday 27th January, 7.30pm
Join Trash Cinema for an evening of kick-ass martial arts and awesome tunes with Y.K. Kim’s ‘Miami Connection’!
Motorcycle-riding ninja druglords move in on the streets of Miami and BFF-powered, Taekwondo rock band, Dragon Sound, are forced to dish out some justice via the way of the foot and fist.
So come on down, grab some popcorn n’ sweets and watch the power of friendship put to the ultimate test for just £5. Against the ninja!!
SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION + BASEMENT TORTURE KILLINGS 30/01/20
Thursday 30th January, 6.30pm doors
Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition
OG French grind sickness
Basement Torture Killings
UK theatrical grind sickness
Scottish thrash sickness
Rend Them Asunder
Scottish death sickness
Scottish rot n’ roll sickness
1.5 Months: Matt Collings, Semispecific Esemble, Ego Depletion, You Made Me Prick Myself Byron 31/01/20
Friday 31st January, 7.30pm
An evening of improvised and experimental music with an electronic theme!
Collings’s work contrasts the crushed guitars and textures of My Bloody Valentine or Sonic Youth with structures more akin to contemporary classical composers like Steve Reich or David Lang. In his powerful live performances, he uses the amplifier as an instrument and the guitar as a control device for innovative digital processes. Using numbers of ‘prepared amplifiers’, he coaxes unique sounds by placing bells, rice and wood directly onto the speaker cone and manipulating the physical vibrations with his fingers, producing a highly visual and physical performance. This music is textural, melodic and often sonically overwhelming.
The Semispecific Ensemble is a loose-knit experimental music group led by Charlie Knox (Trudat Sound & Light). They work with improvisation, music-concrete, sound spatialisation and visual elements.
EGO DEPLETION is a system of recycled movements designed to break a hole through invisible or undetectable barriers. It goes for the mind, ear, leg, heart, hand and scalp. Its first impulse is subtracted from the overall net of intentions. For example, sound is produced for the sole purpose of abseiling clogged and crystalized hierarchies and putting it all to rest. Speakers and surfaces are thoroughly interrogated yielding a steady diet of perpetual come-down. EGO DEPLETION is a Glasgow based duo made up of members Adam Campbell and Fritz Welch joined by Aniela Piasecka.
You Made Me Prick Myself Byron:
Ambient Noise/Drone duo of John MaGill and Alistair Quietsch of Mhenwhar Huws.
SPECIAL SECRET GUEST!
Super special secret guests that might be joining us from a far off land and local places too. Trio of undisclosed persons.
The Carloways 01/02/20
Saturday 1st February, 7pm
Get tickets HERE
Following the release of their latest single, The Carloways headline The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow.
Live Witness Theatre presents; Just This Once 2/2/20
Annie must decide what kind of household she wants her daughter to become her own woman in. As Annie is plucking up the courage to make her decision, she finds that she is not the only member of her quick-witted family who is trying to justify their actions – not only to one another, but crucially, to themselves.
SONNET YOUTH AND COMPANY MANY present… THICK SKIN, ELASTIC HEART 4/2/20
Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th February
Get tickets HERE
Watch the TRAILER
Award-winning writer and director Drew Taylor-Wilson to tour exciting new theatrical spoken word show thick skin, elastic heart in January and February 2020.
A colourful and exciting fusion of spoken word theatre, exploring Millennial life with power and passion. The four diverse performers weave stories together with athletic physical delivery; a range of contemporary topics crash together, playing out like an idle scroll through a social media feed, which unexpectedly hits you in the feels. The performance puts younger voices to the front, in all of their oversharing glory, but THICK SKIN, ELASTIC HEART is a production for all – exploring the minutiae of life, the delicacy of human interaction and the search for hope.
Performed by the punchy and diverse cast of Cameron Fulton, Danielle Jam, Robert Elkin and Charlotte Driessler, this stimulating hybrid poetic theatre production encapsulates exactly what it means to be a millenial living in modern Britain.
The show plays like a frenzied scroll through a social media feed – with seemingly disconnected pieces running into one another at speed, woven together with athletic physical delivery. It showcases a kaleidoscope of voices from throughout the UK, tackling a myriad of topics and truly capturing the zeitgeist.
As if Under Milk Wood (Dylan Thomas) had been filtered through the lens of Instagram, this poetically comedic show explores issues such as miscarriages, porn addiction and the endless consequence of self imposed high expectations, screened through constant digital communication.
“The spoken word medium proves to be a touch of genius that gives this electricallywritten play some moments to savour long after the show has ended.” ★★★★ The Wee Review
“An unmissable reflection on theatre as a site of progressive expression” – The List
The Umbrella Sessions#1 7/2/20
Friday 7th February, 7.30PM
A night of music and art combined to bring together different audiences and experience new artists in an intimate setting. Bringing some amazing musicians from Scotland, this will not be a night you want to miss.
Tickets will not be shipped out but can be picked up on the door with the name on the ticket.
Find more information about the event on our Facebook page HERE
Beats for a Beat: Acoustic Night 10/02/20
Monday 10th February
Doors 6.30 pm, £3 entry. Get tickets HERE
This event will put you in the perfect mood for Valentine’s Day 2020!
Come along to The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow to hear four phenomenal undiscovered singer/songwriters, featuring Erin Humphrey, Jessica Deegan, Alexandra Romeo Imade and Jack Gault!
Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
This event is in support of The British Heart Foundation and all funds raised through this event will go to this charity. The British Heart Foundation is a charity organisation in the United Kingdom. It funds research to beat heartbreak from heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors.
SEIL LIEN 11/02/20
Described as “Scotland’s best kept secret” and awarded funding from Creative Scotland, SEIL LIEN signed a publishing deal with Ninja Tune leading to an incredible launch into the UK consciousness with her first single, A Little While More, from the debut EP of the same name, being featured on Boots No7 cosmetics campaign, SEIL LIEN has been creeping into the radar of BBC2 Johnnie Walker Rock Show and Ones to Watch on Planet Rock. Bloggers and national press have also caught on to the intensity hailing SEIL LIEN as an “an exceptional talent, with range and depth that will make a full length album something to behold”.
Afters, a new play by Scott Mackie & Santino Smith 12/02/20
Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th February
Get tickets HERE
Andy and Sarah live together in their adult flat, with their adult jobs and their adult love. Andy and Sarah are happy. Or so they think.
When Andy’s childhood friend Yog, and free-spirited, violence prone, sex fanatic, Dolly-Parton-devotee Laura crash into their lives one weekday evening, their world is turned upside down.
Following up on their debut play, “The Unemplued Actors’ Union”, Scott Mackie & Santino Smith bring you an exploration of love, friendship, sexuality and identity. After(s) is a new comedy farce about growing up in today’s world. And whether or not you should.
Welcome to the greatest after party you’ve ever been to in your life.
NIGHTSHIFT, Dragged Up, Alfred Bellman, Dom Jolly 14/02/20
Friday 14th February, 7.30pm
Tickets £10 or £7 advance
Debut gig for new band Nightshift, featuring members of Spinning Coin, 2PLY, Robert Sotelo and I’m Being Good.
Listen to their EP here: https://cusprecs.bandcamp.com/album/nightshift
Dragged Up feature members of Youth of America, Trembling Bells, Cosmic Dead and Bad Aura. Watch a snip of recent show here: https://vimeo.com/377491433
Alfred Bellman is the name of Waldo’s new solo project, ovals with FX and lots of drums make for a forceful, almost operatic blast!
Dom Jolly play high-top stomping american punk, featuring members of Irma Vep, Sacred Paws, Overwhelmed and the Civic House team.
NOCTURNAL SCRATCH NIGHTS February 18/02/20
Tuesday 18th February, 7.30pm
NOCTURNAL SCRATCH NIGHTS are monthly scratch nights for performance makers to showcase their work in freedom. Structured like an open mic, every performer/piece has a max of 10 mins to share what they want – whether that be a fully formed piece, a work in progress or an extract of a larger work etc.
NOCTURNAL FEBRUARY will be celebrating LGBTQIA+ history month. We want to dedicate this month to contemporary work primarily centred around queerness; queer stories, queer artists, queer history. Time permitting we will also hold space for pieces exploring intersectional feminism, destruction of the patriarchy and anything outside the mainstream boundaries of art/society.
We invite performers from all backgrounds, disciplines, gender expressions, sexualities and those who identify as neurodiverse – we welcome all! Come and show your support for some interdisciplinary delights!
Unfortunately our current venue is up three flights of stairs, so it is not accessible.
NOCTURNAL will also encourage fostering new networks and connections.
We may play some games or not, but we’ll definitely try to make networking less intimidatingly stiff!
NOCTURNAL is the perfect way to support and empower local, emerging artists.
IF YOU WANT TO PERFORM:
Email email@example.com with details of what you want to bring, who you are etc. Time permitting there will also be slots available on the night for any spontaneous impulses! Payment is door share.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or just to say hey!
432 presents James Leonard Hewitson 12/03/20
Thursday 12 March 2020, 7pm
Get tickets HERE
James Leonard Hewitson is a songwriter from Hartlepool, UK. He performs with his band, ‘The Relevant People’. Debut album ‘Only The Noise Will Save Me’ out February 2020. Press from recent single ‘Dance Track’ (11th October 2019)
Friday 3rd April, 7.30pm
Tickets on sale HERE
Meatraffle are a common chord running through the leftist brigades of the South London art scene. Eschewing the ‘love song industrial complex’ that dominates the airwaves, for Meatraffle it is the political, the platonic, the comradeship of the struggle that provides true artistic grist.
A band you can get behind, they’re honest and down to earth, and while the world grows increasingly hostile it’s reassuring to know that there’s a group of people out there who get it, address it and want to change it. They’ve found the sweet spot between sincerity and humor, without taking themselves seriously they garner a lot of respect. Meatraffle have a self awareness, they know what it is to live in a changing, unequal society. But they know how to counteract it too, by calling it out. Their lack of pretense is a breath of fresh air in a stagnant, money-obsessed world, and they shout about worker’s rights, sexism, capitalism and the shoddy state of politics in a way which truly captivates and engages their audience.
The origins of Meatraffle are lost in obscurity and legend. It has been said that they are the result of a drunken afternoon shared by Clams Baker and Zsa Zsa Sapien in a South London Wetherspoon pub, and that the original idea was to actually do a meat raffle. Indeed, early photos of the band feature raffle tickets and pig’s heads. Meatraffle emerged from and took shape in places like the fetid cauldrons of the Queen’s Head and the Windmill in Brixton alongside former label and tour mates The Fat White Family.
They’ve gone on to tour with the ‘Fat Whites’, Sleaford Mods, Cabbage, Shame and Warmduscher, and picked up their own loyal following packing venues in Glasgow, Manchester, and Bristol. The revolution has reached the airwaves, including a legendary 6Music Marc Riley session , where they blasted out anthemic ‘Birdsong’ – a single on Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground label – which features on the new album.
Stage times – 19:30 Doors / 20:00 support / 21:00 Meatraffle
Quelle Chris 11/04/20
Saturday 11th April, 8pm
Tickets £12 Advance or £15 on the door.
Quelle Chris’s last album GUNS is one the best records released in 2019. It’s impossible to tell you how excited we are to have Quelle come play The Old Hairdresser’s, get your ticket early as this event is sure to sell out!
Every time a shooting makes the news talking heads pop up in small boxes and make loud arguments about how we shouldn’t rush to politicize what just happened. After all, the heads argue, guns don’t kill people. People kill people. But how true is that? Are the tools we use simply tools, innocuous until we give them meaning? Or are the things we surround ourselves with –– the things in our arsenal –– begging to be weaponized, for good or for evil? Guns, the new album from the critically acclaimed rapper and producer Quelle Chris, is a careful study of all these questions, an urgent record for urgent times.
“Guns is an arsenal of both sounds, styles, and subjects, Quelle says, taking a thorough look at “the words we say, what we fear, how we love, how we live, what we ingest, what we believe in, who we idolize, shit like that.” To this end, the New York by-way-of Detroit savant attacks his topics from multiple angles: there’s the jagged, minimal “Obamacare,” which plays like a confrontation, but there’s also “Wild Minks,” where Quelle and the enigmatic New Jersey rapper Mach-Hommy spin silk out of the softest textures in their parents’ record collections. In the service of examining big ideas with grave consequences, we get to hear a master technician deploying every piece of ammo he has.
In times that are often beyond parody, Quelle has never been a writer to shy away from the absurd. But Guns is dotted with references to the very real, painfully ordinary fates that might befall us –– be they getting gunned down in church on a Sunday or simply being forgotten by our friends after we’re gone. In preparation for both, Quelle lays his psyche bare. Maybe his identity is best summed up by the three-word descriptor he gives himself toward the record’s end: “handsome, black, and headstrong.”
Quelle handles the vast majority of production duties himself, with assists coming from Dane and Chris Keys. Guns covers sonic ground quickly: it opens with the skeletal creep of “Spray & Pray” and closes with “WYRM,” which is sweeping and contemplative. In between there are detours to the lush and playful (“PSA Drugfest 2003”) and to the grim and digital (“Mind Ya Bidness”). As always, Quelle delivers music that’s innovative and idiosyncratic without sacrificing the gut-punch of more commercial releases; in fact, there are moments when Guns rattles trunks like few rap LPs in recent memory.
Slated for release via Mello Music Group on March 29, Guns is Quelle’s third studio album in three years: each Quelle Chris album is distinct and fully-realized: see 2017’s Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often, an off-kilter probe into the ways we see ourselves, or see last year’s collaboration with Jean Grae, Everything’s Fine, which was biting satire for the dawn of a new dystopia –– and which was adored by critics, being named to ‘best album of the year’ lists by countless publications, including Pitchfork, The Wire, and Bandcamp, who dubbed it the best album of 2018.
Guns is not content to rest on those laurels. “My goal with this and all albums is to create pieces people can enjoy, start to finish, for decades to come,” Quelle notes, fully aware that in a fractured, streaming ecosystem, any shard of your identity released into the world might be the lone artifact that survives. This is a record that is constantly aware of the peril all around us, but instead of shrinking in the face of that knowledge, it reasserts its creator’s identity. Aided by excellent guest turns from the likes of Jean Grae, Denmark Vessey, Cavalier, Mach-Hommy, Bilal Salaam, and more, Quelle Chris has delivered perhaps the most pointed, most personal, and all-together perfectly crafted album of his career.