The Art School Union
Anyone in Glasgow whose memories are missing a few Thursday nights will know that currently, the old GSA Union is quite literally an empty shell of the legendary venue it became after closing its doors in June 2010.
One thing the Art School Union on Sauchiehall Street isn’t trying to do is replace The Vic’s sweat-drenched corridors. Instead, the emphasis has been placed on creating a innovative new space for all. Since opening, GSA students and others have built a community inside the venue accessible to everyone – expect free gigs, exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, pool tournaments, etc.
On top of this, the new menu is full of temptations at what are essentially union prices for everyone. Burrito aficionados can get involved for two fifty, and put out the fire with a one fifty Tennents. Plus, those Triple Sec hot chocolates are a godsend in the winter. They've also recently introduced a night-time bistro menu, and a weekend brunch menu.
Giant Fang7:30pm – 11:00pm, £5The Art School Union
Glasgow's Douglas Wilson, aka Giant Fang, brings his synth-pop experiments to the Art School.
Thula Borah8:00pm – 11:00pm, £3The Art School Union
Expect post-rock, ambient and math-y indie textures from this Glasgow-based lot, launching their new album on the night.
The Barrels8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5The Art School Union
Unsigned Livingston alternative rockers, who started life playing in lead singer Michael Campbell's garage.
Let's Talk Daggers8:00pm – 10:30pm, £5The Art School Union
Eastbourne trio of pals making an alternative punk-styled racket, self-described as 'chaoscore'.
Back To Rock8:00pm – 10:30pm, £5The Art School Union
All-rockin' showcase night, this edition headlined by The Sleaze Brother.
The Aviators8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5The Art School Union
Lively East-Kilbride foursome led by Darren Hutton.
The Heart of Hip-Hop8:00pm – 11:00pm, £5The Art School Union
Bulging line-up of hip-hop talent, joining forces to raise funds for Yorkhill Children's Hospital.
Scotch + Woven Tents8:00pm – 10:30pm, £5The Art School Union
Psychedelic showcase featuring a meltdown of guitars, melodicas, violins, saxophones, pianos and pounding drums from new locals Woven Tents and Dutch upstarts on tour Scotch.
New Projects Festival3:00pm – 3:00am, £3various venues
One-off event between Sleazy's and The Art School, spanning the audio and visual fields – promoting new and innovate work by established and emerging artists and musicians. Line-up garnered from...