Mono is a breath of fresh air in Glasgow's Merchant City. It also has a contagious nonchalance which makes it an easy place to chill out, while the in-house record shop (Monorail, www.monorailmusic.com) ensures there's lots of cool types hanging about, and the live music schedule is consistently good. The cafe serves a top-notch, all-vegan menu, with reasonably-priced, hearty meals served up with a remarkable variety, considering it's all animal-free. Adored by its regulars, Mono has a heart and soul and a good ear to boot.
Ela Orleans8:30pm – 11:00pm, FreeMono
The Clan Destine Records star and cult chanteuse brings her loop-based, lo-fi soundscapes and Gainsborough-esque songs to Mono....
Sean Armstrong8:00pm – 11:00pm, FreeMono
The Yawns singer Sean Armstrong performs songs from his extensive solo catalogue, joined by an assortment of pals for an intimate free set.
John Lemke8:00pm – 11:00pm, £donationMono
Glasgow-based composer John Lemke launches his new album, Make Do, with special collaborative guest Poppy Ackroyd – fusing percussive piano, abstracted guitar landscapes and disembodied vocal textures....
The New Mendicantstimes vary, prices varyvarious venues
Banter-heavy performance from Glasgow-born Norman Blake and the Massachusetts-hailing Joe Pernice, now neighbours in Canada and making music under their sublime pop The New Mendicants guise.