Immerse (i) – a blank canvas for feelings we all share.
Thursday 16th August,
“A lament for contemporary consumerist culture, where art is lost in the scroll of the newsfeed and everything breaks quickly so that we are sucked into buying newer versions of products as plastic fills up the oceans.” – Nils Frahm.
Join us for our first immersive live musical art installation in Glasgow featuring and supporting local artists and musicians. We aim to spotlight true human connection and raw expression in this fast-paced social media-driven world, where everything is air-brushed to a socially pre-determined form of “perfection” and mass media marketing machines influence millions.
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immerse – a blank canvas for feelings we all share.
Ticket donation on the door (be as kind as you like).
Reconciliation: Yu Hsieh Solo Exhibition
Sunday 5th August, 2pm – 10:30pm, free entry
Please join artist Yu Hsieh solo exhibition at the old hair dresser’s. From14:00 to 22:30 with refreshments.
Artist Yu Hsieh will display his painting installations which discussed Taiwanese and Scottish politics, because Taiwan and Scotland are races which are dominated by world powers and there are controversies about ideologies of independence and unification.
Yu Hsieh took the film named “A City of Sadness” as reference to create the works, because this film recorded what happened in 1947 in Taiwan— the 228 incident. At the same time, Yu Hsieh’s new work also discuss about “the white power” in Taiwan now by researching Sunflower Student Movement. Coincidentally, the times of Red Clydeside and Independence Referendum in Scotland in 2014 overlap the times of the 228 incident and Sunflower Student Movement in Taiwan.
As a result, Artist Yu Hsieh compare and discuss Scottish consciousness and make a conversation between eastern and western.
In addition, Yu Hsieh let audiences to know what happened in Taiwan and Scotland in the past , and hope to let audiences to forgive and forget these historical hurts by his painting installations in this solo exhibition.
Tuesday 24th July
Dedicated to creating synchronicities, serendipities and misunderstandings, Soup, Zuppa is a place for everyone interested in improvised and experimental music. Working with the premise that all mistakes can be integrated, we are interested in bringing together people from different backgrounds to experiment and improvise in an open atmosphere. Musical education is absolutely not necessary and we would encourage everyone who had one to forget as much of it as possible.
Groups of performers will be put together after a 20min Soup at the beginning of the evening in which all participants play simultaneously. If you would like to participate, please let us know how much space you will need and what equipment you will bring. We would like to ask all electronic musicians to bring their own speakers, as we won´t have a PA installed in the space and all participants will be located throughout the space.
Please send everything to email@example.com at least one day before the event if you would like to play or contact us via our website www.soupzuppa.org
Suggested donation is 3£
Jason Riddell w/band, Moonsoup + David Ross Linklater
Thursday 26th July, Door 8pm
David Ross Linklater (poetry)
Ben Salter (Aus) + Megan Airlie
Friday 20th July, 7:30pm
Ben Salter is an Australian songwriter and performer, based in the southern state of Tasmania. He has toured Australia and the world for nearly 20 years, both solo and as a member of The Wilson Pickers, The Gin Club, Giants of Science and Hownowmer. Ben returns to the UK and Europe in the summer of 2018 in support of his most recent album Back Yourself.
Ben’s distinctive, emotive voice is regularly cited as the one of the best in Australia. His performances highlight his storytelling, humour and sincerity, while his recordings experiment with a diversity of styles from acoustic ballads to indie rock, avant garde soundscapes and instrumentals. His unique outlook and inimitable musical style is in the tradition of songwriters John Cale, Robert Wyatt and David Byrne, and he draws inspiration from the likes of The Velvet Underground, Roy Orbison, The Ink Spots and Low.
With support from Megan Airlie
Official Website: bensalter.com.au
Sarah Records tour: Even As We Speak & friends!
Sunday 22nd July, 7pm
Tickets available HERE
Timed to coincide with Emotional Response Records reissuing a bunch of gems from the seminal Sarah Records catalogue, Not Unloved presents 4 bands from the label plus a DJ set by fellow Sarah alumni, The Wake.
Even As We Speak: A rare chance to catch Sydney, Australia’s pop geniuses. Not content to fit in with any janglepop orthodoxy, they’ve incorporated influences as diverse as country and Philly soul. 2017’s ‘The Black Forest’ e.p. was a real joy. It’s great to have them back.
Boyracer: Boyracer took any perceived notion of a single ‘Sarah sound’ and exploded it in a mess of passion and joyful guitar noise. Their post-Sarah output is a vast thing of wonder!
Action Painting!: By marrying frenetic guitars with heartfelt lyrics sung with real feeling and a few nods to The Jasmine Minks and Buzzcocks along the way, AP! crafted some of the most vital music released on Sarah. Sure to be a blast live!
Secret Shine: With lashings of guitars through banks of effects pedals, Secret Shine always whipped up a considerable sonic squall. But there were lovely melodies, too. Again, their impressive post-Sarah records should be sought out immediately.
The Wake (DJ set): The Wake’s wondrous records grace the catalogues of some of the finest independent labels ever: Factory, Captured Tracks, LTM and, of course, Sarah. Expect to hear The Fall!
Mhenwhar Huws & Friends
Monday 23rd July
Doors 7:30pm £5
Una, Davidson, Nicholson & South Trio
Flower Corsano Duo, Ashtray Navigations, Nackt Insecten
Sunday 29th July, 8pm
Tickets £8 Advance, £10 on the door
We are really excited at the return of the Flower Corsano Duo this summer. An amazing line up with Ashtray Navigations and Nackt Insecten makes for a psychedelic improv explosion of the very best weird music. The show at KPC, Flower Corsano Duo played with Group Inerane was one of our favourite shows ever!
Formed in 2005, the duo melds the propane-lit, overdriven drone-ragas of MICHAEL FLOWER (Vibracathedral Orchestra, MV & EE, Sunburned Hand of the Man)’s electrified shahi baaja and the melodically kinetic and free drumming of CHRIS CORSANO (Paul Flaherty, Joe McPhee, Rangda, Bjork). In the years since their debut album The Radiant Mirror (Textile, 2007), they have toured and recorded frequently, expanding their range to include a mind-boggling array of free sound with seamless shifts between tumultuous intensity and blissed-out serenity. Watch them go at it HERE
Ashtray Navigations are 24 years old! The best psychedelic band in the UK. They put out so much great music. Their most recent release, ‘Zoom Up’ is a shimmering dream sequence with the “usual shiny mountain of FM, digital and analogue synthesis, rivmic pulsations and hot jet guitar, that kind of thing. Mixed and mastered on real old fashioned plastic audio tape, just like in ye aulde dayees for maximum crunch.” Listen to it HERE
Nackt Insecten, aka Ruaraidh Sanachan has put out lots of engrossing weird noise with his Sick Head tape label, brought us sublime kraut space rock with Moon Unit, and the flipper heavy punk of Bad Aura. Not seen much solo activity for a while so we are really excited to see him play tonight, check out his records Reality Bridge and Quantum Odyssey. Listen HERE
Freakender presents LYLO & Guests
Friday 3rd August
Watch Lylo Video
FM2U Music Conference
Saturday 1st September, Midday – 6pm
FM2U Glasgow 2018 is supported by HMUK and sponsored by EmuBands.
From me to you (#FM2U): A one-day music conference specifically from and for independent musicians.
The only music conference specifically from and for independent musicians is coming to Glasgow for the first time on September 1st at the Old Hairdresser’s.
From me to You (#FM2U) is a music conference specifically from and for artist entrepreneurs and their supporters. Celebrating music makers and innovators in the new music industry, FM2U acts as a platform for artists to share experiences, contacts and ideas. The event will feature four panel debates with topics pertinent to independent musicians, as well as networking opportunities and live music in form of musical keynotes by inspirational artists.
Previous FM2U speaker’s have included artists Imogen Heap, She Makes War, SaoDow, FEMME, representatives from Spotify, AIM, PRS, the arts the FAC, Resonate, legendary music manager Keith Harris, as well as Coda Agency, FRUKT and many more.
Artist and creator of FM2U, Roxanne de Bastion, says:
“The decentralisation of the industry has allowed for new models to emerge and for pro-active musicians and their supporters to create and stay in charge of their careers – it’s a really exciting time to be a musician!”
FM2U invites all pro-active, full-time musicians, their supporters, or those wishing to learn more about how to be one, to come along to The Old Hairdresser’s. The conference starts at noon on Saturday, September 1st.
Get tickets HERE