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Gig Guide, Glasgow : 12/09/14

Glasgow Gigs This Week

Our very own Glaswegian boys Twin Atlantic will be playing at Glasgow’s Queen Margaret Union on Monday (15th September). The band will also play Barrowlands on Friday 24th October and an extra date for Saturdy 25th was added due to phenomenal demand. Prides and Vukovi will be providing support.

Indie rockers Owls will be at Audio on Tuesday 16th September. The band reformed after a ten year break from 2002-2012 and second album “Two” was released in March this year.

Beartooth will be coming from Ohio to perform at Cathouse on Thursday 18th September following the release of debut studio album “Disgusting” in June this year.

Announced This Week

Sam Smith will be coming to Glasgow for two nights on 16th/17th March next year performing at the O2 Academy in support of his hugely successful debut album “In The Lonely Hour”.

Chicago rapper Common is bringing his “Nobody’s Smiling” Tour to Glasgow’s O2 ABC on November 12th after his tenth studio album “Nobody’s Smiling” was recorded earlier this year.

The O2 ABC will also see Irish musician Hozier perform on November 16th after completing an American tour in October. The debut album is available to pre order now and will be on sale in the UK from October 6th.

Paul Simon and Sting announced an arena tour together to follow the success of their “On Stage Together” Tour in North America. The pair will be at the SSE Hydro next year on April 10th.

Glaswegian band Texas are celebrating 25 years as a band with a UK tour next spring. The Royal Concert Hall will see “An Evening With Texas” on Wednesday 22nd April.

Straight No Chaser will be coming to Scotland next year on 1st February with their “Happy Hour Tour” and this can be seen at Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh.



Cinema Club : 12/09/2014

New Releases

A Most Wanted Man

This espionage-thriller takes to the silver screen this week and is directed by Anton Corbijn. While many may not be familiar with the Dutch director (his notable works include directing 2007’s “Control” and shooting the album sleeve of U2’s “The Joshua Tree”), the cast of “A Wanted Man” features some of Hollywood’s greatest; including Philip Seymour Hoffman in his last acting role before his death in February of this year. Hoffman stars as Gunther Bachmann, an espionage agent heading up a team obtaining intelligence to track down a dangerous terrorist. Movie-goers will undoubtedly lose themselves in this clever and gripping adaptation of John le Carre’s 2008 novel. “A Most Wanted Man” is certainly worth a watch, if not only for Hoffman’s commanding final performance.


Winner of The Cannes Film Festival’s “Queer Palm” Award, “Pride”is based on a true story and centres on a group of LGBT activists during the UK miners’ strike of 1984. Joining forces with the disgruntled workers on strike, the groups’ unlikely alliance is both heart-warming and unexpected; perhaps due to Matthew Warchus’ theatre directing background, this film is uplifting and energetic despite being set in a very bleak time.

Catch A Classic

Sleeping Beauty @ The GFT (Saturday 13th September, 11.30am)

Feed your love for Disney and their tales of beautiful princesses and happy endings this Saturday when the original animated version of “Sleeping Beauty” will be screened in all its magical glory. Whether you’ll be watching golden-haired Aurora, one of Disney’s original and favourite princesses, with a little one or simply to relive your childhood, Disney on the big screen is always special!

Movie News

If the news that there is set to be a sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted” wasn’t exciting enough, confirmation that Morgan Freeman will join the cast certainly makes the film even more worth waiting for! Adding an element to solemnity to the comedy, Freeman will play the role of a civil rights lawyer, in keeping with his repertoire of important and influential characters.



Gutter Culture : 10/09/14


Citizen’s Theatre

Hamlet (19th September – 11th October 2014)

Shakespeare’s riveting but violent tragedy about a family dissolving under the weight of suspicion, murder, infidelity and greed comes to life under the direction of Dominic Hill and stars Brian Ferguson as Hamlet with Roberta Taylor as Gertrude and Peter Guinness as Claudius.

*50p tickets available for Hamlet on Saturday 13th September 2014

King’s Theatre

Dirty Dancing (Wednesday 10th – Saturday 20th September 2014)

The fastest selling West End show in history continues its run in Glasgow this fortnight bringing the iconic 80s movie tale of summer romance and stunning 60s soundtrack, including signature song, “(I’ve Had The) Time Of My Life” to the stage. 

The Tron Theatre

Janis Joplin Full Tilt (Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th September 2014)

Directed by Cora Bissett, this 45 minute triumph first aired at Oran Mor’s “A Play, A Pie And A Pint” last Autumn to rave reviews. Scottish actor and musician, Angela Darcy delivers a mesmerising performance as the now iconic American blues singer who died from a heroin overdose in 1970, aged just 27. A gritty, gripping tribute to godmother of rock.


“Granny Would Be Proud” Vintage Fair, The Shed, Shawlands (Saturday 13th September)

Now in its fourth year, “Granny Would Be Proud” Vintage Fair brings over 250 traders together and strives to promote independent creatives and bring together like-minded people. It boasts vintage clothing for men and women, accessories, retro glasses, homewares, baking, jewellery, hats, shoes and bags! “Granny Would Be Proud” will be at The Shed this Saturday from 12pm.

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair, The Briggait, Glasgow (Sunday 14th September)

One of the UK’s biggest and best vintage fairs makes its Glasgow debut this weekend at The Briggait; a MUST for fans of all things vintage! Expect fashion, homeware, craft, beauty, music, tea and cakes! Lou Lou’s Glasgow Vintage Fair kicks off at 11am until 4pm and entry is just £2 (under 12s are FREE!) Pin-Ups Beauty will be styling hair and doing make-up on the day, appointments are available by emailing [email protected]


GENERATION 25 Years Of Contemporary Art In Scotland, Gallery Of Modern Art (GoMA)

GENERATION is a landmark series of exhibitions charting the incredible development of contemporary art in Scotland over the last 25 years. It has been running since March and concludes in November 2014 bringing works of arts by over 100 artists to 60 venues across the country. On show at GoMA this week are Moyna Flannigan’s Stare, Sara Barker’s For Myself & Strangers and Douglas Gordon’s Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work From About 1992 Until Now.

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Trongate 103

Opened between Wednesday and Sunday, Trongate 103 are hosting tragic and funny stories told through the choreography of carved figures and scrap metal moving to music and synchronised light. A treat for fans of visual art.





And The Nominees Are . . . Q Awards 2014

The nominations for 2014’s Q Awards were revealed earlier today. The prestigious ceremony will take place on 22nd October, hosted by Absolute Radio DJ, Christian O’Connell.

Following the release of latest studio album, “48 : 13″ and their coveted Glastonbury headline slot this summer, Kasabian lead the way with four nominations; “Best Act In The World Today”, “Best Album”, “Best Track” for lead single, “Eez-Eh” and “Best Live Act” while Arctic Monkeys cement a successful 2014 with “Best Live Act”, “Best Act In The World Today” and “Best Video” for single, “Arabella”.

Paisley-born Paolo Nutini has picked up two nominations for “Best Track” for latest single, “Iron Sky” and “Best Solo Artist” while Kate Bush’s recent return to the stage after a 35 year absence has gained her a nod in “Best Live Act” category and “Best Act In The World Today”.

Q Best New Act

Ella Eyre
Sam Smith
The Fat White Family
Royal Blood
FKA Twigs
The 1975
George Ezra
London Grammar

Q Best Track

Paolo Nutini  “Iron Sky”
Sam Smith  “Stay With Me”
Lorde  “Royals”
Kaiser Chiefs  “Coming Home”
Kasabian  “Eez-eh”

Q Best Video

Arctic Monkeys  “Arabella”
Elbow  “New York Morning”
Coldplay  “Magic”
Jamie xx  “Sleep Sound”
Paloma Faith  “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”

Q Best Album

Elbow  “The Take Off And Landing Of Everything”
Manic Street Preachers  “Futurology”
Kasabian  “48:13″
Damon Albarn  “Everyday Robots”
The Black Keys  “Turn Blue”

Q Best Live Act

Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys
Kate Bush
Jack White

Q Best Solo Artist

Paolo Nutini
St Vincent
Damon Albarn
Jake Bugg
Ed Sheeran

Q Best Act In The World Today

Arctic Monkeys
Pharrell Williams
Arcade Fire
Kate Bush

New Music : Out This Week (8/9/14)

Banks “Goddess”

LA-born singer/songwriter, Banks releases her debut album today, one of the most anticipated albums of 2014. The album includes Banks’ five singles to date, “Brain”, title track“Goddess”, “Drowning”, “Beggin’ For Thread” and “Someone New”. Banks will be on tour here in the UK in November including a date at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Wednesday 19th November.

Interpol “El Pintor”

New Yorkers, Interpol return this week with their fifth studio album, “El Pintor”. It’s the bands first album without bassist, Carlos Dengler and includes the single, “All The Rage Back Home”

Karen O “Crush Songs”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman flies solo with “Crush Songs”, her first album minus her bandmates. Despite a 2014 release, Karen O’s debut solo effort was written and recorded between 2006 and 2007. Karen O has fronted pop-punk outfit Yeah Yeah Yeahs since they formed in 2000 and has become one of the most celebrated female icons of the decade thanks to albums, “Fever To Tell” (2003), “Show Your Bones” (2006), “It’s Blitz!” (2009) and “Mosquito” (2013).

The Kooks “Listen”

The Kooks return with their fourth studio album this week, “Listen”. It’s the band’s first studio release since 2011’s “Junk Of The Heart”. “Listen” is The Kooks first album with new drummer, Alexis Nunez and includes the singles, “Down”, “Around Town” and “Bad Habit”.

Ryan Adams “Ryan Adams”

Ryan Adams releases his self-titled fourteenth album today. It was preceded by the single, “Gimme Something Good” and was heavily inspired by the sound of both The Smiths and The Velvet Underground.

Deacon Blue “A New House”

Fresh from live stints at Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games 2014 closing ceremony and Linlithgow’s Party At The Palace, Deacon Blue release their seventh studio album, “A New House” today. The album was preceded by the album’s title track as a single and the band are scheduled to tour this year.

Gig Guide, Glasgow : 05/09/14

Glasgow Gigs This Week

The Saturdays will take to the stage on Sunday at The Clyde Auditorium when the five girls bring their Greatest Hits Live show to Glasgow

American musician Benjamin Booker will be playing at King Tut’s on Monday September 8th and support will be coming from London-based band, Hidden Charms.  

The Magic Numbers are scheduled to play their folk-tinged pop-rock to a live crowd at The Garage this week (Wednesday 10th September) with support from Ren Harvieu.

Broadcast in Glasgow will see English five-piece Coasts perform on Thursday (11th Spetember) where they will be showcasing their folk rock tunes.

Announced This Week

British rockers You Me At Six and American pop-punk stars All Time Low have announced a co-headline UK arena tour for February next year and will be performing at the SSE Hydro on the 12th. Tickets are already selling out fast!

A Day To Remember are returning to the UK this winter and although there is no Glasgow date the American rockers will still be bringing the show to Scotland on November 18th at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange.  Tickets went on sale yesterday (Friday 5th September).

Duo Lily & Madeleine unveiled plans to tour the UK this November. It will be their biggest headline tour to date and they will be playing at Broadcast in Glasgow on Monday 24th November 2014.

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