Friday, 24 June 2011

The Big BBQ Show - Running Order

I only managed to fit in a quick mention of this in the gig guide this week, but now that the running order has been announced I should give it a bit of a better plug.

Taking place at the Oran Mor on Sunday as part of the West End Festival, the Big BBQ Show has been put together by the good folks at KMR Promotions. Along with a day full of music, there will be a (oddly enough) barbecue, a pig on a spit and lots more.

Everything kicks off around 1pm, with the line-up from then looking like this (subject to change):
1.15pm – 1.45pm - Gorman
2.00pm – 2.30pm – Kill Surrrf
2.45pm – 3.15pm – Male Pattern Band
3.30pm – 4.00pm – Ryan Bisland
4.15pm – 4.45pm - Galleries
5.15pm – 5.45pm – Washington Irving
6.15pm – 6.45pm - PAWS
7.15pm – 8.00pm – Wet Paint
8.30pm – 9.15pm - Galadrop
Curfew: 10.00pm

Tickets are £10 and available here.

Monday, 20 June 2011

News & Bits - June 20th

Not a massive amount to report this week, but I've started quite enjoying the news posts, so you are getting one anyway.

New Releases:
Conquering Animal Sound - Tracer. New single, backed with remixes from dems, Alex Tobin, FOUND and Voltage Black. Available from iTunes. Better off buying it from Bandcamp though, where you can name your price (minimum of £1).
Edinburgh School For The Deaf - New Youth Bible. Technically this came out last week, but it wasn't available anywhere yet when I did the release list then. Album available from Bubblegum Records.

Coming Up:

Less than two weeks to go till The Last Battle's EP launch gigs. The first one takes place at The Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh, with support from King Creosote who has a very special top secret backing band for the evening - they quite like Toto - and Loch Awe. There aren't many tickets left, try Avalanche Records on the Grassmarket if you want one.
The following night is the Glasgow gig, which you might well have noticed me mention before. It takes place in Stereo on July 1st. This is also the next Aye Tunes Presents gig, so get used to me mentioning it, I'll be doing it a lot.
Loch Awe will once again be joining The Last Battle for their first full band Glasgow gig. The Second Hand Marching Band will also be playing in Glasgow, all of which makes me happy. Tickets are available here. There should be some on the door too, though they'll cost you an extra quid.
The mini tour finishes up on July 2nd where The Last Battle and The Second Hand Marching Band will be joined by the wonderful RM Hubbert at Cafe Drummond in Aberdeen. Tickets are available here.
The Springwell EP is available to pre-order from Bandcamp now. It is rather good, which is fortunate. If it had been rubbish I'd have a couple of awkward weeks ahead of me.

Bad News/Good News:
It is with a wee sad face that we pass on the news that Macabre Scene have split up. Drummer Ewan Denny has quickly been scooped up to join Campfires In Winter full time, having previously been on loan. Campfires in Winter also have some new demos available for free from their Bandcamp page.

Colonics, who we were talking about just the other week, have a new release. You can get 1.5 here for however much you want to pay for it.
The Japanese War Effort, also known as the taller half of Conquering Animal Sound, has stuck a couple of new tracks up on Bandcamp for free download. You can find them here. You can also here the upcoming Surrender To Summer EP here, and order a copy of the 10" from Song, by Toad Records.
New Town Triptych have a new single. Climb/Don't Want To Hear It is available here.
Lou Hickey has a new EP imminent, and is celebrating with a launch gig. The EP - Minutes, hours, days... - gets a digital release on July 4th, with the launch gig taking place on the 3rd at the O2 ABC2. Tickets for the gig are available here. You can watch the video for the EP's title track here.

The Next Train Arriving At Platform 5:
In the gig guide yesterday I mentioned that Platform in Easterhouse is celebrating its 5th birthday. In addition to the events on Tuesday they've got a few rather fine looking gigs lined up next week. Mulatu Astatke plays on 30th June, with the performance at Platform being his only Scottish show.
Roman three piece Zu have recorded and collaborated with Mike Patton, Steve Albini, Mats Gustafsson, The Melvins and lots of others. they play at Platform on 1st July.
Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells made one of the best albums of the year so far in Everything's Getting Older, and this is their first Scottish show since the album was released. The gig is on July 2nd, with support from The Bill Wells Trio featuring Gail Brand.
Find out more about Platform at the website.

The Big Man:
Absolutely nothing to do with Scottish music, unsigned music, or anything the blog really focuses on, but as a fan, we're pretty gutted about the death of Clarence Clemons.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

This Week's Gigs: 20th - 26th June

Did you miss the gig guide? Well it is back this week anyway.
A quick thanks to everyone who came along to the birthday bash on Friday night, and extra special thanks to the three brilliant bands who did me a huge favour. Stress, fun and beer were all had in large doses. Less than two weeks until the next Aye Tunes gig now, so I'll still be annoying you with self promotion.


Platform's 5 Year Celebration. Platform, Easterhouse.
Platform are having a wee party to celebrate their 5th year. It all kicks off at 4:30pm and features 5 minute theater performances, Gerry Love DJing, a set from Sparrow and the Workshop and more. Entry is by guest list only, to find out more about the event and how to get on the list visit here.
Aerials Up. The Liquid Ship.

MILK: Cheesecake, John Knox Sex Club. Flat 0/1.
Need more calcium in your diet? This is for you then. Might want to be careful if you are lactose intolerant though. I can't find anything to link to for Cheesecake, but I can tell you that they are made up of members of Frightened Rabbit, Union of Knives and Galchen.
Ballboy, My Tiny Robots. The Wee Red Bar. (Tickets)

Dave Arcari, Shambles Miller, Jim Byrne. Captain's Rest.
Kraul, Clock, Run From Red, Turbyne. Oran Mor. (Tickets)

Wake the President, Casual Sex, Post. Captain's Rest. (Tickets)
Where's the links? Well, you try googling Casual Sex or Post and see how far you get (Edit: thanks ecstaticstatic for finding Post). Wonder how many disappointed people will find this gig guide in future?
Tellison, Sketches, Debutant, Esperi. Sneaky Pete's.
Slow Motion Replay, Black International, Bandit The Panther. The Store.
Slow Motion Replay launch their new single, Red Morning. £5 entry fee gets you a free CD.

A little fundraiser gig to help Strike the Colours record a new album.
Tellison, Sketches, Pareto, JJ Bull. Captain's Rest. (Tickets)
Mark Morriss, The Girobabies, The Calibre, Colour Cells, The Speeches. Pivo Pivo.
Bad McNulty, Sugar Crisis. Bloc. Free before Midnight, £2 after.

The Big BBQ Show. Oran Mor. (Tickets)
Runniong from 1pm, this has a whole lot to offer. Playing are: Banjo or Freakout, Vessels, Wet Paint, Gala Drop, PAWS, Washington Irving, Top Dollar, Male Pattern Band, Ryan Bisland + more, plaus there will be a BBQ, pig on a spit, a mariachi band and margaritas galore.