Hello, how are you?
If I get rid of this flu like whatever it is I shall be at Haddowfest in Edinburgh on Sunday, anyone else going? Be good to see you there.
I have a very special gig announcement to start today’s newsletter offering. I hope you can make it along to join us at some point on Saturday.
www.glasgowmusic.co.uk presents ‘The Acoustoblaster Tour 2011’
with Tragic O’Hara & The Ramisko Maki Maki Rocking Horse
Saturday April 2nd from High Noon
The ACOUSTOBLASTER TOUR is a triple feature presentation, with both SAMA nominee TRAGIC OHARA and THE RAMISCO MAKI MAKI ROCKING HORSE on the musical bill, plus a live "flip chart" art show from HARVEY GREENDOG.
The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse and Tragic OHara will take part in an intense one day tour of Glasgow, playing free micro sets at various venues across the city. A mixture of music venues, cafes, beer gardens or whatever else takes their fancy on April 2nd starting at noon.
The sets will last 10 minutes per act and will also include live artist, HARVEY GREENDOG wholl be creating works of art on a big flip chart while the music plays out. At the end of each gig the artwork will be offered up to an audience member as will a cassette recording of the sets. To save on setup time, weve constructed the AcoustoBlaster, which is an acoustic guitar with loads of gadgetry gaffer taped to it - including a small amp, mixer, vocal mic and cassette recorder. The whole day is gonna be documented and made available online on GlasgowmusicTV and other online sites shortly
As a special treat, the whole event will be FREE entry!!!
Places where you can see this incredible tour will include King Tuts, Bloc, Vintage Guru, The Ettrick, Mono, Brass Monkey, The Ark, The Arches with more just about to be announced plus other locations possible even announced on the day.
Times will be released on www.glasgowmusic.co.uk and www.acoustoblaster.co.uk in the lead up to the event, along side a poster/map of venues being used.
www.glasgowmusic.co.uk / www.acoustoblaster.co.uk / www.ramiscomakimaki.com
/ www.myspace.com/tragicoharauk / www.twitter.com/acoustoblaster
I am on BBC RADIO 1 INTRODUCING with ALLY MCCRAE on the A&R Zone once a month. I am looking to hear new tracks. You can upload tracks to my Soundcloud for consideration. http://soundcloud.com/craigmcgee
THE FORUM at www.glasgowmusic.co.uk is now up and running. Feel free to enter into discussion/sell your wares/find a new band member/someone to go to gigs with/tell us about your band! Its free to sign up! www.glasgowmusic.co.uk/GMForum
I will soon be running acoustic/electro/stripped back nights fortnightly in a number of venues. Line-ups are yet to be confirmed however I am looking for Acoustic singer/songwriters, Acoustic bands, stripped down bands, electronic artists or other acts interested and are away from full drum kits. Email me and send tracks to http://soundcloud.com/craigmcgee
AGENCY at www.glasgowmusic.co.uk/Representing
LOUISE MCVEY & THE CRACKS IN THE CONCRETE will be playing a stripped down set in the Liquid Ship on the 8th April. http://www.glasgowmusic.co.uk/ReadEvent-2169
FRIDGE MAGNETS / INDIAN RED LOPEZ and VERSUS VERSUS at ABC2 on Friday 15th April is now on sale. Tickets via bands and the ABC website. ***INDIAN RED LOPEZ WON BEST ELECTRONIC AT THIS YEARS SAMA’S***
ALAN MCKIM + Forgotten Kings + Sean Kennedy and Chris Rodger at Stereo on Saturday April 16th to launch his new EP “What I Know Now…Changes Everything” Tickets are on sale NOW ***ALAN WON BEST ACOUSTIC AT THIS YEARS SAMA’S***
TICKETS FOR ALAN MCKIM’S SHOW CAN BE BOUGHT HERE
WIDE DAYS EDINBURGH / BBOY FOR YORKHILL / GLASGOW SKA TRAIN / ATTICA RAGE SIGN ON AIR / FICTION FACTION REQUIRE NEW MEMBER
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www.glasgowmusic.co.uk REVIEWS + FEATURES
Susan Ford is the lead reviewer for www.glasgowmusic.co.uk and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org If you have a gig/EP, upcoming single wanting a review please get in touch with Susan will see who is available.
Check out the latest reviews on the website
I have updated my DJ website! http://www.glasgowmusic.co.uk/DiscJockey
***I have just been booked to play The Attic in the Garage on Friday 29th April! I cannot wait for this one!
HORRORSHOW at THE BRASS MONKEY
I will be playing a mixture of Rock and Roll, Indie, Electro, Motown and Soul
Requests welcomed as it’s your night out
Good music in good surroundings with good drinks and most importantly good people - what more could you want?
IVORY HOTEL SHAWLANDS
Expect a load of tunes to get you dancing before you hit the clubs. Good mixture of tunes from through the ages
In the News
WIDE DAYS is taking place in Edinburgh on 7th April
It’s a one day festival including seminars, workshops and showcases organised by the Born To Be Wide team. They have a really strong line up confirmed, as detailed below:
SEMINARS: including Making Touring Pay, Not Just SXSW, Music In Films, DIY vs Record labels
WORKSHOPS including Making Money with PPL, Music Making Money, How to write a Killer Biog
and Online Promotion
SHOWCASES featuring live sets from Capitals, GoGoBot, Paws, Letters, Withered Hand, Rachel Sermanni
All details can be found at www.widedays.com
KIDS EASTERMUSIC COURSE. Guitar,singing & songwriting 4th April to 15th April 2011 ages 9 to 15 years 12 pm to 3 pm mon to friday Orchardhill parish church Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6JR Get tuition and group work,full certificates and video recording Only 10 places per course discounts available Tel 0141 649 3169 mob 07885 426 547 Book now to reserve places www.thesoundinstitute.co.uk Info@thesoundinstitute.co.uk
OLD TO THE NEW BBOY night coming up at the Art School for Yorkhill Hospital. I was very excited to read this email today as the lineup is incredible. DJs Boydie, Mel & Zulu Inkee (Killie boy), The Cuban Brothers plus Special guest Bboy EVO
XAVIA (SAMA Best Newcomer) are playing a Charity show for CHAS at Apollo 23 on Thursday 14th April http://www.youtube.com/xaviahq
FICTION FACTION require keys/laptop person
Glasgow based band require the above. Must have own equipment and be as confident in sequencing software as using the keyboard/controller. The band is frequently gigging, rehearsing, recording etc...if youve not much spare time...it isnt for you. You can read/listen a bit about us here www.facebook.com/fictionfaction
ST DELUXE’s latest release is coming out on International Record Store Day on the 16th April.
Its going out on 10" vinyl only with inner cover made from a record shop brown bag with an illustrated screen printed cover. Its going to look like a very special release! The band will be playing King Tuts on 23rd April
GLASGOW SKA TRAIN presents Nick Welsh at Pivo Pivo on Friday 8th April www.facebook.com/pages/Glasgow-Ska-Train/145941825456208?sk=wall
ESPERANZA will be launching their album “Permanent Ska” at Stereo on Saturday 9th April www.myspace.com/esperanzaska
Scottish rockers ATTICA RAGE have signed to Rocksector Records for the release of their second album Road Dog. The deal was signed live on-air on 96.3 Rock Radio in Glasgow, with DJ Tom Russell. Road Dog is released on 4th April 2011. www.atticarage.com
MIAOUX MIAOUX has decided to give away his (instrumental) debut album Rainbow Bubbles for FREE to celebrate the fact that he is nearing completion of his new album Arcs of Brilliance. http://miaouxmiaoux.com/album/rainbow-bubbles
ANNIE STEVENSON are playing the 13th Note on Thursday 7th April.
STUNTMAN MIKE are at the O2ABC on sat April 2nd www.stuntmanmike.co.uk
SOL DIABLOS are launching their new album “Come get your Rock n Roll” on the 1st of April at Club 520 www.soldiablos.com
THE CORE have just completed their debut EP, ‘Prescriptioned Medication,’ www.soundcloud.com-thecore-1
The launch of the MARL ARTS SOCIETY is taking place this Saturday in the Shed at 1pm.. It is free entry and will feature live performances from A Band Called Quinn, Toryglen Music Project and Theatre Ecole. www.marlarts.com
The brilliant CALM AS THE COLOUR are playing Box on June 25th. I will hopefully have them down for a show soon too! http://calmasthecolour.bandcamp.com/releases
Warner Chappell Scottish Scout
BBC Radio 1 A&R Zone
Agency: www.glasgowmusic.co.uk/Representing Alan McKim / Any Color Black / Fridge Magnets / Louise McVey & the Cracks in the Concrete / Nevada Base / Vigo Thieves
www.facebook.com/mcgeecraig / www.myspace.com/craigmcgee / www.twitter.com/mcgeecraig
DJ: BRASS MONKEY (Fri), IVORY HOTEL (Sat)
Acoustoblaster - Various Venues - Saturday 2nd April
Fridge Magnets / Indian Red Lopez / VS VS - O2ABC2 - 15th April
Alan McKim - Stereo - 16th April