Monday, 6 June 2011

What's On?

My car broke down this morning, which means I have the day off work. That's handy because otherwise I wouldn't have had time to do a 'What's On' post this week.

Festival season is well and truly upon us, with this weekend alone hosting Doune The Rabbit Hole and Rockness. Head over to both those websites for more information, and I'll try and do a preview on both sometime mid-week.

Also happening this week is Go North in Inverness, which sees performances from a whole host of Scottish talent, including Bwani Junction, PAWS, Mitchell Museum and more. As this event is hosted in Inverness, I'm not going to list everything that's happening, so if you are going or are interested, please see the Go North website (above) for more details.

And through in old Reekie, the Leith Festival starts on Friday, running until 19th June. Again, as this is outwith Glasgow and West of Scotland, please direct yourself directly to the Leith Festival website for more information.

The West End Festival continues this week as well, with some tasty gigs spread across the West End of Glasgow as well.

So without further ado, here's What's On this week:

Monday 6th June

The Captain's Rest - Straddling genres like they were thorough bred horses, Matthew Dear is the brains behind False and Jabberjaw. Tickets are £9, doors are at 7pm

Mono - Tight for cash? Never fear, head to Mono for Sad City, which is absolutely blinking free! Doors at 8pm

Pivo Pivo - Having recently played Peenko's Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Daniel G. Harmann plays Pivo Pivo with Adam Stafford and Esperi. Entry is free, doors at 8pm.

Tuesday 7th June

The Arches - Words cannot describe how much I want to go to this gig. Battles are supported by Thank You. Also if you are free during the day, head down to Monorail, where the band will be signing copies of their new album Gloss Drop. Get me a copy if you're there. Tickets for the gig are £15.50, doors are at 8pm.

Buff Club - Hot of their set at yesterday's West End Festival Sunday, A Band Called Quinn play in Buff to launch their new single Wolf Cries Boy. Entry is free, doors at 8pm(?)

Brel - Head to Ashton Lane for some folky/poppy/rocky sounds from Stu Goodall Band. Entry is free, doors at 7:30pm.

The Ship - Barrhead's own The Love Spells play as part of the West End Festival alongside Kate Dunn And The Redundants, Shambles Miller, Sweethearts Of The Radio. Entry is free, doors at 9pm.

Wednesday 8th June

Bloc - Cities And Skylines play along with Wrote The Author, Colin Hunter and Orchestrarara in support of Mary's Meals. Entry is free, doors at 9pm

Flat 0/1 - Milk plays host to Edinburgh band Bwani Junction, and Other People. That's the band Other People, although I'm sure there will be other people there too. Tickets are £3/£4 and doors are at 9pm.

Nice 'N' Sleazy - London band Cats Cats Cats support Thomas Tantrum. Tickets £tbc, doors at 7pm.

O2 Academy - US rockers Korn come to Glasgow. If nu-metal is your vibe then head along. Support from Yashin and Stillwell. Tickets are £27, doors at 7pm.

Thursday 9th June

The Arches - Prepare for the electric sounds of Ladytron, who are supported by Scotland's own Let's Talk About Trees a side project of John Knox Sex Club and Washington Irving. Tickets are £17.50, doors are at 7:30pm.

SECC - Someone must have shouted "hair rock, assemble!" Ron Burgendy style for this one. JourneyForeigner and Styx unite. Tickets are £40, doors are 7pm.

Friday 10th June

The Captain's Rest - Communion label presents To Kill A King supported by Glasgow's own Sunshine Social, Crow Road and Yonderboy . Tickets are £5 and doors are at 7pm.

The Arches - Mono are a shoegazing Japanese Band. You can watch them watch their shoes. Tickets £12.50 doors at 7:30pm.

SECC - Rocket man himself Elton John brings his show to the SECC. Tickets range from £32-65 (!) doors are at 8pm.

Saturday 11th June

The Captain's Rest - Former Nine Black Alps member Martin Cohen's new project Milk Maid is due an album out soon on the Fat Cat label. With swooning melodies and distorted guitars this is definitely one to try and catch. Support from Robin Adams and She's Hit. Tickets are £5, doors are at 7pm.

The Arches - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are supported by Glasgow's Wake The President. Tickets are £12.50, doors at 7pm.

Sunday 12th June

Box - Catch Culann, Plastic Animals who I've played on the show before, Quinny and Logan La La Land. Entry is free, and doors are at 8pm.

Nice 'N' Sleazy - If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now are playing Nice 'N' Sleazy, however I'm not sure I'd want to live there. Black Jash are also playing and giving away lots of tapes apparently. Tickets are £tbc and doors are at 1:30pm.

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