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Cinema Club : 29/04/2016

New Releases

Captain America : Civil War

Captain America is back, and this time he has to face his toughest opponent yet . . . Iron Man! Following an incident involving The Avengers, politicians propose a governing body to monitor the activities of superheroes. This decision causes conflict between Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), with The Avengers forced to pick a side. However, while fighting each other, they must work out a way to protect the world from a new enemy . . .


Following his wife’s death in a car accident, Wall Street investment banker, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal) naturally struggles to feel anything. His father in law, Phil (Chris Cooper) attempts to console him and help him rebuild his life, but Davis is more concerned with a minor complaint to a vending machine company. Eventually, his letters resonate with lonely customer service representative, Karen (Naomi Watts) who forms an unlikely friendship with Davis and helps him realise that, to move on, he must first demolish his old life.

Special Screenings

West Side Story @ The GFT

Monday 2nd May 2016 @ 3pm

This Bank Holiday Monday, The GFT are giving you the chance to see one of the boldest adaptations of Williams Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” starring Natalie Wood, about two rival gangs in 1957 Manhattan.

Movie News


Alicia Vikander has been cast as Lara Croft for the forthcoming “Tomb Raider” reboot. Vikander is an actress and dancer from Sweden who currently resides in London, and has enjoyed roles in “Anna Karenina”, “Ex Machina” and “The Danish Girl”. Vikander will replace Angelina Jolie who played Croft in the original “Lara Croft : Tomb Raider” movie in 2001 and its 2003 sequel “The Cradle Of Life”. The “Tomb Raider” reboot is set for release in 2017.

We got a sneak peek at Emily Blunt in forthcoming thriller, “The Girl On The Train” when the nerve-shredding trailer dropped earlier this week. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins and co-stars Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux and Allison Janney. The film is set for release on 7th October 2016.

This week also saw us get a peek of BIG laughs to come with an exclusive full-length trailer of “Absolutely Fabulous : The Movie” starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in their iconic roles as best pals, Eddy and Patsy (sweetie dahhhling!) who are caught in a media storm after accidently killing supermodel, Kate Moss. The movie sees Julia Sawalha and June Whitfield reprise their roles as Eddy’s long-suffering daughter, Saffy and Mother. The movie is due for release on 1st July 2016 and boasts over 60 cameos including Stella McCartney, Lulu, Joan Collins, Rebel Wilson, Christopher Biggins and Jeremy Paxman.



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Gutter Gig Guide : 27/04/2016

Gigs This Week

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut play host to Molotov Jukebox tonight (Thursday 28th April 2016). The band is fronted by actress, Natalia Tena, known for her roles in “Harry Potter” and “Game Of Thrones”. Molotov Jukebox are out in support of their second studio effort, “Tropical Gypsy”, which dropped earlier this month. Support comes from home-grown heroes, The Cut Throat Razors.

Rock/metal trio, Russian Circles are set to play Saint Luke’s in Glasgow tonight (Thursday 28th April 2016). The band, from Chicago, have released five studio albums to date, the most recent being 2013’s “Memorial”

Rat Boy, aka Jordan Cardy, is scheduled to play Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Friday (29th April 2016). Essex-born, Rat Boy has released two EPs to date; 2014’s “The Mixtape” and “Neighbourhood Watch”, which dropped last year. Support comes from Skaters.

Glasgow’s CCA play host to Japanese pop punk band, Shonen Knife on Friday (29th April 2016). The all-female band, who originally formed in 1981, are heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, The Beach Boys and The Ramones. The band released their latest LP, “Adventure” this year.

Former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, Chris Cornell flies solo on Friday (29th April 2016) at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall as part of his “Higher Truth Tour”. The tour is in support of the album of the same name; it was released in September 2015 and is Cornell’s fourth solo LP. Support comes from Fantastic Negrito.

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut plays host to Dublin-born quartet, We Were Giants on Saturday (30th April 2016). The band take influence from Biffy Clyro, Muse, Coldplay and Foo Fighters, among others and have been described as “indie rock with an anthemic touch”.

American rapper, Mac Miller is at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Sunday (1st May 2016). Miller, aka Malcolm James McCormick, is from Pittsburgh and released his third LP, “GO:OD AM” in September 2015; it features the singles, “100 Grandkids”, “Break The Law” and “Clubhouse”.

The Movielife are at Glasgow’s Stereo on Bank Holiday Monday (2nd May 2016). The band are from Long Island, New York and are out on their reunion tour following their split in 2003. The Movielife have released three albums in their career, the most recent being 2003’s “Forty Hour Train Back To Penn”.

Singer/songwriter, Lewis Watson is at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Monday (2nd May 2016). The Oxford-born singer released his debut LP, “The Morning” in June 2014

American indie rockers, Radiation City are scheduled to play Glasgow’s Hug & Pint on Monday (2nd May 2016). The band, from Oregon, formed in 2010 and released their third LP, “Synesthetica” in February of this year; it follows their 2011 debut, “The Hands That Take You” and 2013’s “Animals In Median”.

The SSE Hydro play host to country music superstars, Dixie Chicks on Tuesday (3rd May 2016). The band, who formed in Dallas in 1989, consists of sisters, Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robinson and lead singer, Natalie Maines. The band released their seventh and latest studio LP, “Taking The Long Way” in May 2006

Just Announced

Pop punks, McFly have parted ways with their Busted buddies and have announced a reunion tour for later this year, including THREE dates at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Thursday (16th), Friday (17th) and Saturday (18th June 2016).

Tickets go on-sale on Friday 29th April @ 9am

Home-grown heroes, Teenage Fanclub have unveiled plans to play Glasgow’s Barrowland on Saturday 3rd December 2016. The band, from Bellshill, formed in 1989 and have released nine studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2010’s “Shadows”.

Tickets go on-sale on Friday 29th April 2016 @ 9am



Cinema Club : 22/04/2016

New Releases

Bastille Day

Idris Elba is US Operative, Sean Briar, who is transferred from the battlefields of Iraq and Syria to The CIA station in Paris. Struggling to adjust to a desk-bound role in tackling cyber terrorism, Briar is soon determined to track down young American, Michael Mason (Richard Madden), the prime suspect in a terrorist attack, before the French authorities do. While Briar comes to believe that Mason is innocent, he realises that he may be the only link to the real culprit . . . Charlotte Le Bon co-stars. 

Friend Request

When Laura (Alycia Debnam Carey) receives a friend request from lonely, Marina (Liesl Ahlers), she accepts. However, things soon turn sour when Laura finds herself being obsessively pursued by Marina, and thinks hitting “unfriend” will solve it. When Marina apparently commits suicide in an online video, Laura becomes the victim of a supernatural presence terrorising her in her own home . . . A spine-chilling, topical horror that will make you think twice about unfriending someone on Facebook.

Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle plays legendary jazz musician, Miles Davis in this unconventional biopic, a man who was once described as “one of the key figures in the history of jazz”. Ewan McGregor, Keith Stanfield and Emayatzy Corinealdi co-star.

Louder Than Bombs

Three years on from the death of renowned war photographer, Isabelle Reed (Isabelle Huppert), an exhibition is staged to celebrate her work, with former colleague, Richard (David Strathairn) set to write an accompanying newspaper article. Richard informs Isabelle’s widower, Gene (Gabriel Byrne) that he intends to reveal the troubling circumstances surrounding her demise, while the couple’s eldest son, college professor, Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg) returns home for the first time in years and the family are forge new lines of communication and deal with their bottled-up feelings of resentment, grief and anger. 

Special Screenings

Alien Day Double Bill @ Cineworld

Tuesday 26th April 2016 @ 7pm

The date (4/26 American standard) is a nod to LV-426, the planet from the “Alien” films, so Cineworld are celebrating by giving you the chance to see both “Alien” (1979) and “Aliens” (1986) in a single screening, with Sigourney Weaver in her iconic role as Ellen Ripley.

Movie News

We got a sneak peek of things to come this week with the unveiling of the teaser trailer for “The Magnificent Seven” remake, due to drop in September 2016. The movie will see Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke take on the roles of the 1960 Western which starred Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner and Charles Bronson

Live Review : Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, SSE Hydro (21/04/2016)

The former Oasis guitarist brought his solo show to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Thursday night.


With the news of Prince’s untimely demise breaking just hours early, the older Gallagher brother’s entrance served as a tribute to The Purple One; Prince’s image filled a screen accompanied by the opening speech of, “Let’s Go Crazy”, which was met by a mix of cheers and applause, and more than a few fans standing in solitary silence as a mark of respect.

“Everybody’s On The Run” got things started, with a generous mix of tracks from his self-titled, debut and latest LP, “Chasing Yesterday” shaping the set; “In The Heat Of The Moment”, “The Death Of You And Me”, “Riverman” and “If I Had A Gun”, which he dedicated to his wife, Sara, were particular stand-out moments. Gallagher sent a clear message to Oasis fans pinning their hopes on a future reunion with, “You Know We Can’t Go Back” suggesting that while things may be “alright” between the brothers, getting together again on-stage is still just a die-hard’s dream.

However, it was the sprinkling of Oasis covers that injected the audience with zest; some surprising (“Sad Song” and “Digsy’s Dinner”) and others, just plain brilliant (“Champagne Supernova” and “Half The World Away”). Another nod was given to the late Prince when Gallagher played “Live Forever” and his audience took lead vocals. 

Gallagher himself said very little, taking only a few minutes to chat and joke with his crowd during the two hour set in Glasgow; he was always the one to let the music do the talking, a stance he is clearly comfortable with and gives fans no cause for complaint.

There is no question that Noel Gallagher can do it alone, but with the crowd losing their heads over that euphoric, “Don’t Look Back In Anger” chorus, you can’t escape the nagging feeling that one Gallagher brother simply isn’t enough for them . . .


Gutter Gig Guide : 20/04/2016

Gigs This Week

Aussie pop rockers, 5 Seconds Of Summer are at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro tonight (Wednesday 20th April 2016). The band, from Sydney, formed in 2011 and released their self-titled, debut in June 2014. 5 Seconds Of Summer are out in support of their latest LP, “Sounds Good, Feels Good”, which dropped in October of last year.

Brit-born, Bellowhead are bringing their “Farewell Tour” to Glasgow’s 02 ABC tonight (Wednesday 20th April 2016). The 11-piece, folk band announced in June 2015 (via their website) that they would be calling it quits following the departure of singer, Jon Boden next month. The band have released five studio LPs in their 12 year career, the latest being 2014’s “Revival”.

Glasgow’s 02 Academy plays host to Norwegian DJ, Kygo tonight (Wednesday 20th April 2016). Kygo, aka Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll, is set to release his debut LP, “Cloud Nine” next month; it features the single, “Stay”, “Stole The Show”, “I.D” and “Here For You”

Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds are at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Thursday (21st April 2016). Since Oasis’ demise in 2009, Gallagher has released two solo LPs; his self-titled debut, released in 2011 and the follow up, 2015’s “Chasing Yesterday”. Support comes from Super Furry Animals.

Glasgow’s Hug & Pint plays host to American ska band, The Toasters on Thursday (21st April 2016). The band, from New York City, formed in 1981 and have released nine studio albums to date, the most recent being 2007’s “One More Bullet”.

Hacienda Classical takes well-known (and loved) anthem from the legendary Hacienda nightclub in Manchester and gives them a whole new lease of life, with a little help from a full orchestra. Glasgow’s SSE Hydro plays host to this very special event on Friday (22nd April 2016) bringing new life to classic tracks by New Order, Happy Mondays and many, many more, and includes guest appearances by Peter Hook, Shaun Ryder and Graeme Park.

Homegrown talent, Lola In Slacks are at Glasgow’s Saint Luke’s on Friday (22nd April 2016). The six-piece band, from Glasgow, are causing a stir on the local scene thanks to their bold and edgy sound.

LA-born, rap/rockers, Hollywood Undead are scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Saturday (23rd April 2016). The band formed in 2005 and have released four studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2015’s “Day Of The Dead”.

Country music singer, Kip Moore is at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Saturday (23rd April 2016) as part of his current “Wild Ones Tour”. Moore, is from Georgia, and released his debut album, “Up All Night” in April 2012; the follow-up, “Wild Ones” dropped in August 2015.

The Twistettes are launching their brand new album, “Jilt The Jive” at Nice ‘N’ Sleazy’s on Saturday (23rd April 2016) with support from The Girobabies. The duo, Jo and Nicky D’Arc are known (and loved) for their brand of alt punk, riot grrl and psychobilly sound.

Liverpudlian indie rockers, Cast are at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Sunday (24th April 2016). The band, who originally formed in 1992, have released five studio albums to date, the most recent being 2012’s “Troubled Times”.

Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut plays host to Northern Irish band, Silences on Sunday (24th April 2016). The band, from County Armagh, are out in support of their latest EP, “Luna” which dropped earlier this month. 

UB40 are at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Monday (25th April 2016) on their current “Labour Of Love I & II Tour”. The Birmingham-born reggae/pop band are best known for their signature hits, “Red, Red Wine”, “Kingston Town” and their take on Elvis Presley’s “(Can’t Help) Falling In Love”, which topped both The UK and US Singles Charts.

Glasgow’s Hug & Pint have The Flatliners on the bill on Monday (25th April 2016). The punk band, from Canada, formed in 2002 and released their latest LP, “Division Of Spoils” last year. Support comes from Pale Angels and Science Made Us Robots

American indie rockers, Modern Baseball are at Glasgow’s Stereo on Tuesday (26th April 2016). The band, from Philadelphia, formed in 2011 and are set to release their third LP, “Holy Ghost” this year; it follows 2014’s “You’re Gonna Miss It All” and their 2012 debut, “Sports”.

Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall plays host to progressive rockers, Yes on Tuesday (26th April 2016). The band, from London, formed in 1968 and have released 21 studio albums to date, the most recent being 2014’s “Heaven & Earth”.

Just Announced

Canadian rockers, Barenaked Ladies have announced plans to play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Friday 2nd September 2016. The band are best known for their signature hit, “One Week”, which featured on “American Pie” movie soundtrack. 

Tickets are available now

M83 have unveiled plans to play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Monday 27th June 2016. The electronic band, from France, released their seventh studio album, “Junk” earlier this month.

Tickets are available now



Cinema Club : 15/04/2016

New Releases

The Jungle Book

Director Jon Favreu and an all-star cast give Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel and Disney’s 1967 masterpiece a thrilling makeover. Orphaned “man cub”, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is raised by wolves, Raksha (Lupita Nyong’o) and Akela (Giancarlo Esposito) deep within the Indian jungle. However, Mowgli’s life as he knows it is threatened by ferocious, man-hating tiger, Shere Khan (Idris Elba), he must embrace his destiny and face Khan once and for all, with a little help from jaguar mentor, Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) and loyal bear, Baloo (Bill Murray). Scarlett Johansson co-stars as snake, Kaa while Christopher Walken is orangutan leader, King Louie.

Eye In The Sky

Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman (in his final live-action screen performance) star in this gripping, suspenseful thriller. For years, Operation Cobra has been tracking the movements of a radicalised, British woman who joined Somali-terrorist group, Al-Shabab in Kenya. Now she’s finally in their sights, her capture is set to be observed by Lieutenant General Frank Benson (Rickman) within a briefing room of a London Cabinet Office. However, everything changes when commanding officer, Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren) learns that an imminent suicide bombing is being planned in the target’s house, changing the mission from “capture” to “kill, and to make matters worse, a US Drone Pilot (Paul) spots a little girl in the kill zone . . .


Fresh from his enormous “Deadpool” success, Ryan Reynolds stars opposite Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman in this tense thriller. Jericho Stewart (Costner) is a dangerous ex-con serving a life sentence on death row. However, he may unwittingly be The CIA’s only hope of foiling a deadly terrorist plot, one that has already claimed the life of Agent Bill Pope (Reynolds). Stewart is chosen as a guinea pig for a ground-breaking procedure where Pope’s memories, secrets and skills are implanted into his body, allowing the criminal to use the dead agent’s knowledge and complete the mission. However, the lines between Stewart and Pope become increasingly blurred, and success seems improbable . . .

Movie News

We got our first look at the forthcoming, “Rogue One : A Star Wars Story” film earlier this week, with the release of the exclusive trailer. The movie stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen and Forest Whitaker, and is set shortly before the events of  1977’s “Star Wars : A New Hope”, focusing on a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal The Galactic Empire’s new weapon, The Death Star. The movie is the first stand-alone of the “Star Wars” franchise is and is scheduled for release in December 2016.


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