Friends of the Fanzine Pt. 9
Saturday 17th November
(and Unmoved….there are plenty of those too)
Stories of life, loss, love and running,
told with electric harp and voice
Katherine Harrison (harp)
with special guest Frankii Phoenix
Glasgow Experimental Music Series
Thursday 22nd November
Doors at 6.30; music starts at 7pm
£5 entry on the door
Glasgow Experimental Music Series presents a concert of idiosyncratic music about contact with the unknown and ambiguous – with unusual sounds, with indeterminate objects, and with the enigma of the ‘other’. ‘Mysterious Encounters’ features new collaborations with artist Ewan Pierce and designer Neslihan Tepehan, alongside performances of music by radical composers Louis d’Heudieres and Cathy van Eck and modern luminaries Frank Denyer and Antoine Beuger.
Frank Denyer – Whispers
Antoine Beuger – Place
Louis d’Heudieres – Laughter Studies 3
Cathy van Eck – groene ruis
Gregor Forbes/Neslihan Tepehan – Passing Piece
Performed by Gregor Forbes, Rebecca Pericleous and Filipa Portela
This concert is generously supported by Hinrichsen Foundation and Enterprise Music Scotland.
More info HERE
Possession Records presents
Friday 23rd November, 8pm
DJ DAVE from NULL/VOID
This is the last Possession Records event until sometime later in 2019 after the hours of darkness start to get more light.
Having released the LP “The Outsider In The Mirrors” on Glasgow’s Possession Reocords earlier this year, Soft Riot concludes 2018 with a last live performance of the year at The Old Hairdressers after a year of successful touring in Europe and North America. This’ll likely be the last local show until springtime of the coming year… who knows.
Soft Riot is JJD, a former Vancouverite now residing in the Glasgow who has clocked in around twenty years of musical output in various bands and projects. Moving from Vancouver to the UK in the late 2000s, Soft Riot came into full being, having released a couple of acclaimed albums and EPs and staging numerous tours around Europe.
Using an arsenal of synthesizers and effects, Soft Riot’s sound is an amalgamation of JJD’s personal experience with music, containing elements of synthesiser-based film soundtracks, romantic italo-style flourishes, throbbing arpeggiations and angular, psychedelic synth-pop all tied together with an underlying tension. It is a science-fiction heavy soundscape that narrates the listener through today’s fractured, excessive landscape with hints of black humour.
VIEON is the electronic musical project of Matt Wild, based in Coventry, UK. Expanding to a live three-piece including recently hired sound engineer Stephen Dorphin and VJ Adrian Brian Thompson, their sound is inspired heavily by the 70s and 80s European art electronica pioneers (Jarre, Moroder, Kraftwerk), combined with the more recent influences of contemporary synthpop artists (Daft Punk, Royksopp, Justice) as well as infusing aspects of dance, post-rock and ambient music.
Signed to Manchester label AnalogueTrash in 2014, VIEON’s first release came immediately with the lauded 9-track album THE SOUND OF THE FUTURE, spanning genres as diverse as synthpop, drum and bass and sample-driven ambient house. Follow-up concept album FLY BY LIGHT dropped in early 2016, dealing with themes of exploration, loss and opportunity; an immediate hit with critics including Emily Oldfield of LOUDER THAN WAR who described it as “a trip you certainly won’t regret taking… powerful music opening up new mind space”. Website
The solo electronic project of Niall Morris, who also plays synthesisers in LYLO. Sham Gate performs only occasionally so this is your chance to see his set this year!
And on the decks we’ll have Dave Graham from the club night NULL/VOID spinning synth, post-punk, electronic and other oddities.
Double A-Side Records presents…
Saturday 24th November
So, we are finally releasing a double a-side single (get it?)! More news on that to come. All we’ll say for now is that it will feature our own Home Economics and the thoroughly excellent Life Model and come in the form of a split 7” single on coloured vinyl!
We are having a launch party at The Old Hairdressers on the 24th November and you’re all invited! Joining us for the evening will be Tongue Trap (check them out below) and as always we’ll have a charity raffle with a fine selection of special prizes.
16 Days of Activism: End Gender-Based Violence In The World of Work
Sunday 25th November
Exhibition Opening 2pm – 4pm
Exhibition runs 25th November – 10th December
Open Monday – Friday from 5pm
Saturday and Sunday from Midday
W.A.S.L.E.R ARTS are hosting a programme of events to raise awareness of Domestic Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence and the themes surrounding this years 16 Days of Activism Campaign: End Gender-Based Violence in The World of Work.
The 16 Days of Activism Campaign runs every year from 25th November, which is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day, and is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991.
Artist Harriet Tritton has developed a series of workshops with WASLER ARTS that aim to create a platform for sharing the experiences of those having lived with Domestic Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence, through an exploration of printing, textile and craft techniques. The women’s research for this exhibition looked at the relationship between gender, identity and the cultural, socio-political and the economic systems that perpetuate gender based violence and inequality. The group found inspiration in the work of artists and collectives such as See Red Women’s Workshop Feminist Posters, Emory Douglas, Favianna Rodriguez, Michelle Angela Ortiz, Suzanne Lacey and Bob and Roberta Smith, artists who have sought to raise awareness and challenge social inequalities and injustices through their art.
The work in this exhibition celebrates the courage and strength of women and minority groups who have united in collective action through social movements such as the Suffragettes, the Civil Rights Movement, Gay Liberation Front, The Women’s Liberation Movement, Me Too Movement, Times Up, and Black Lives Matter.
Exhibition Opening Sunday 25th November 2pm – 4pm
Followed by film screening at 4 30pm of ‘Made In L.A.’ and Q&A with Marsha Scott, CEO Scottish Women’s Aid and Representatives of The Equalities Commission
Please note that some of the content in the exhibition and film screenings deals with sexual violence, abuse and exploitation which some people might find upsetting.
16 Days, Film Screening; MADE IN L.A.
25th November 4.30pm, Free Admission
Q & A with Laura Hutchison WASLER and Marsha Scott CEO Scottish Women’s Aid
Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer. In intimate verite style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.
Director: Almudena Carracedo
Countries of production: United States
Year: 2007 | Length: 70 min
Language: English, Spanish, English subtitles
16 Days Film Screening; The Price of Sex
Wednesday 28th November
6.30pm Free Admission
Q & A with representatives of T.A.R.A (Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance), Kirsty Thomson of Just Right Scotland, Frankie O’Rourke of Routes Out, Laura Hutchison WASLER
The Price of Sex sheds light on the underground criminal network of human trafficking and experiences of trafficked Eastern European women forced into prostitution abroad.
Filmed undercover by photojournalist Mimi Chakarova, this dangerous investigation brings Chakarova face to face with trafficked women. The film shows their harrowing first-person accounts as well as interviews with traffickers, clients, and anti-trafficking activists. It aims to expose the root causes, connections and significance of sexual slavery today.
Director: Mimi Chakarova | Countries of production: Bulgaria, Moldova, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States | Year: 2011 | Length: 72 min
Language: English, Romanian, Turkish with English subtitles | Age: 15+ years
Glorias Navales, National Bedtime, Bell Lungs
Thursday 29th November
8pm £10 on the door, £7 advance
Glorias Navales (GxNx) is a five members ensemble based in Santiago, Chile. The group get together regularly in a private space to jam out a type of late night campfire trance music, bridging the gap aesthetically and stylistically between Chilean folk music (ala Violeta Parra) and ramshackle post-Velvets psychedelia. Their sound – crafted on acoustic guitars, rabel and bombo chino (drum) – have resulted in stunning releases; ‘Carta a Maureen Tucker’ ETCS and ‘Cofradia Nautical’ on Graham Lambkin’s KYE label.
The band during the 2007 visited Europe for very first time. Two shows in Glasgow (during the celebration of the Counterflows Festival) were the beginning of the tour, with 16 shows all over Europe and the United Kingdom. The Wire contributor Clive Bell cited Glorias Navales as one of his best shows of the 2017 in the “Critics Reflections section”. LISTEN
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.
Bell Lungs. A one-woman band who has been carving a unique post-folk sound using layered vocals, electric violin, guitar, tunedpercussion, field recordings and effects pedals since 2016 to create transcendental atmospherically shifting soundscapes and snippets of songs, musing upon rural idylls, post-industrial heartlands and online culture infused with psychedelic, improvisational and folk elements. New album Phosphodendrophobia available HERE
Saturday 8th December at 12 PM – 5 PM
Pop-up maker’s market at The Old Hairdressers, usually held on the first Sunday of every month… this special Xmas edition will take place Sat 8th.
art / craft / vintage clothing / jewellery / books / records / zines
Interested in selling your art, crafts or second-hand things?* We want to hear from you! Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Free entry, this event is dog-friendly.
* Cost for a stall at the market is £10, available on a first-come-first-serve basis. 120cmx20cm tables provided.
Monday 3rd December
6pm – 9pm
A solo exhibition by Lauren Souter, ‘scattered pieces’ is a sensory and visual investigation into the desolate landscape of the Solway Coast, its many derelict buildings and structures steeped in history. Though the use of film and sculpture, Lauren approaches what it once was, who considered this place home and how it seems to have stood still in time.
Saturday 8th December, 2018 7:30 PM
Delighted to announce The Postcards will be headlining a very special evening of ‘the songs that saved your life’ on Saturday Dec 8 at the marvellous The Old Hairdressers, Renfield Lane, Glasgow (opposite Stereo). Over 18s.
Tickets available HERE
16 Days Film Screening; A Better Man
Sunday 9th December
Free Admission, 1.30pm
Q & A with Davy Thompson of White Ribbon Scotland and Linda Rodgers CEO Edinburgh Women’s Aid.
During the two years they lived together, Steve abused Attiya on a daily basis. Now 20 years later, Attiya has asked Steve to meet. She wants to know if he will finally take responsibility for his violent actions.
Following a series of intimate conversations between the former couple, A BetterMan offers a fresh and nuanced look at the healing and revelation that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility for their abuse.
Director: Attiya Khan | Countries of production: Canada | Year: 2017 | Length: 85 min
Language: English | Age: 15+ years
16 Days Fundraiser Gig
Sunday 9th December
7.30pm, Suggested donation £5
ROCKY LORELEI – (Spinning coin, Hamulet)
VITAL IDLES – (Golden Grrrls)
BIG DUMMY – (Irma Vep, Sacred Paws, Lady Neptune)
SACRED PAWS DJs
All Proceeds go to WASLER services and Glasgow Women’s Night Shelter for destitute migrant women who because of their immigration status cannot access mainstream homeless services.
Donations can also be made through the Glasgow Night Shelter website HERE
Friday 30th November