Top Ten Events 12-19 Jan: Cry Parrot New Year Fest, Future Shorts + Ghostbusters!
PICKS O' THE WEEK
Nice 'n' Sleazy, Glasgow
Fri 12-Sat 14 Jan, 8pm, £4 (on the door)
Alternative DIY promoter par excellence Cry Parrot arrive at Nice 'n' Sleazy for a three-day takeover of rather epic proportions, where they'll be celebrating the best new Scottish acts on the scene. It'll be a pick'n'mix selection of bands that have caught their attention of late, many playing it as their first ever gig. Amongst 'em will be members of North American War, Tut Vu Vu (pictured above), Fox Gut Daata, Golden Grrrls, and Small Scale Collisions in new guises. Basically, we're imagining something pretty damn fresh and unexpected, where the essence of the thing is that you turn up and see who's a-rockin' the stage that night. Full nightly line-up here.
King Tut's, Glasgow
Until Thu 19 Jan, 8.30pm, Tickets here
King Tut's New Year's Revolution continues in full rip-roaring musical glory, celebrating all that is great about our current crop of homegrown talent. This week's schedule sees Glasgow quartet United Fruit do their all-out-post-hardcore-served-at-F1-velocity thing, joined by Edinburgh's own mathematic riff magicians Lady North, plus Hunt/Gather, and Natalie Pryce. It's then charged to Pareto and chums to bring proceedings to a close, in their inimitable dark and melodic pop way. More info and tickets here.
The Third Door, Edinburgh
Sat 14 Jan, 7pm, £5 here (or £7 on the door)
Music download portal Ten Tracks and video production studio video LaB join forces for the launch of their new gig-night-that's-not-really-a-gig-night, Video Loves The Radio Star, which marries live music and video art in one nifty whole. Edinburgh popsters My Tiny Robots headline proceedings, launching their new single Zut Alorz, while the video LaB team mix live visuals on site. In addition, there will be a showcase of video art from a trio of talented young artists – Candas Sisman, Chris Rutterford, and Calum Scott.
Fri 13 Jan, 11pm, £7 (£5)
The GFT do themselves proud once again, dipping into the classic film vault and pulling out an 80s gem we never get tired of re-watching. And so we end as all weeks really should, with a screening of the Bill Murray-tastic Ghostbusters. On Friday the 13th. Our ten-year-old self would have shat it. And, as with all the films on the Late Night Classics schedule, you can take drinks from the bar into the screening, and your ticket stub gets you free entry to Nice 'n' Sleazy's official after-bash. Amen.
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