Top Ten Events 4-11 Oct: Eastern Promise, PAWS + Vintage Kilo Sale
PICKS O' THE WEEK
Fri 5 & Sat 6 Oct, 7pm, £15 (£9) here
Platform's annual mini-fest returns for a third surveying of some of the finest alternative music-makers around. Friday kicks off with a dose off transportive loveliness from Teenage Fanclub's Gerard Love (under his Lightships guise), alongside dark folk troubadour Adrian Crowley, celebrated jazz pianist Matthew Bourne, and the lo-fi loveliness that is Jill O'Sullivan and Jenny Reeve duo-ing as Body Parts, before Saturday finds recently reformed London brigade The Monochrome Set headering a suitably eclectic bill (full line-up here). So, aye, that'll be about every genre of music ticked off in one neat weekend. Buses run each day from Mono at 6.30pm.
Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow
Fri 5 Oct, 11pm, £10 here
A simple concept perhaps (a selection of comedians will literally perform with all the lights off), but it's what each comic does with it that makes this a truly offbeat experience – with each performer utilising new skills to deal with the pitch black environment. Note: this once involved tonight's MC Mark Olver clambering through the audience blind during Comedy in the Dark's Edinburgh Festival run. On the bill for the Glasgow leg of their UK autumn tour is Stephen Carlin, Davey Connor (pictured), and John Robbins.
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh
Sat 6 Oct, 11am-4pm, £1 on the door
The vintage specialists behind Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair bring their sister project, the mighty Vintage Kilo Sale back to Edinburgh. The premise is pretty simple; they'll be stuffing Leith's Drill Hall with stacks (2.5 tonnes to be exact) of vintage clothing and accessories, from which shoppers can choose a pic'n'mix selection and pay just £15 a kilo (which will get you around four or five items). The rails will be replenished throughout the day, and they promise plenty of winter-friendly sheepskin, Barbour, and wool.
The Bongo Club, Edinburgh
Fri 5 Oct, 11pm, £10 here
Celebrating six years of party-throwing in the capital, Substance do their best to top last year's shenanigans (where electronica mastermind Nathan Fake squared up to legendary DJ-cum-remixer DJ Pete) with another very special double billing, for which Numbers lynchpin Jackmaster (pictured, and chatted with here) will be going back-to-back with percussive maestro Blawan. Substance's own resident techno expert Gavin Richardson offers the ever-reliable support.
Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow
Tue 9 & Wed 10 Oct, 5.50pm, £7.50 (£6) here
As the 48-Hour Film Project takes to the streets of Glasgow over the weekend (y'know the drill: a bunch of amateur filmmakers run riot making their own mini film, with just a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue as their starting point), the GFT screen the fruits of their labour over two evenings a few nights later (9 & 10 Oct, 5.50pm) where you can meet the filmmakers and vote for your favourite – with the winning filmmaker being shipped to Filmapalooza in glitzy LA, no less.
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