THE WEEK AHEAD...
Our weekend comes to colourful life care of Scotland Loves Anime, who return for their third annual celebration of the best in Japanese animation and culture – which obviously includes a film called Tokyo Fish Attack, about a Japanese invasion of mutant fish (which hopefully also explains the mauled shark in the image above?). We're not sure if we can top that, to be honest, but Yoni Wolf and his Why? cohorts, Magnetic North's Sex and God, the return of All Night Horror Madness, and a new exhibition dedicated to the unbuilt designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh will all be doing their best to compete.
PICKS O' THE WEEK
GFT, Glasgow & Filmhouse, Edinburgh
Fri 12-Sun 14 Oct (then Mon 15-Sun 21 Oct, Edinburgh), More info here
This week Scotland Loves Animation return with what will be their third annual celebration of all things anime – Scotland Loves Anime – taking place first across Glasgow (12-14 Oct), and then Edinburgh a week later (15-21 Oct). Throwing up arguably their best programme yet, the line-up includes the European premiere of the Anime Mirai Project, a nurturing scheme showcasing some of the best young animators currently coming out of Japan, plus a showing of Gorō Miyazaki's much-heralded coming of age tale, From Up on Poppy Hill, and a late night screening of Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack, in which Japan is invaded by mutated sea life – obviously a winner. Real our full preview here.
Fri 12 Oct, 7pm, £14 here
Cincinnati-bred gent Yoni Wolf (whose handsome profile you likely saw gracing the cover of our September issue: see here) and his Why? chums, Josiah Wolf and Doug McDiarmid, take to the warehouse space of SWG3 for a full band showcase of their characteristically playful and pitch black new LP, Mumps, etc (reviewed here). Read our chat with Yoni Wolf here. Support comes from Scottish rap trio Young Fathers, who never fail to delight with their DIY verses and synchronised dance moves.
Thu 11-Sat 13, 7.30pm, £15.50 (£11.50/£6 unemployed) here
Edinburgh's dynamic Magnetic North theatre company (yes, they who brought you David Shrigley's bizarre mock TV cookery show, Pass The Spoon) return with a conceptual new piece in which female playwright Linda McLean weaves together four monologues on faith, lust, and family, each from the perspective of a different woman from a different period of the twentieth century. You get that? Just go see it. It's showing at Edinburgh's Traverse, then Paisley Arts Centre and Glasgow's Tron Theatre.
Sat 13 Oct, 11pm, £17.50 (£15.50) here
The gore-fest that is All Night Horror Madness returns for its fifth outing, bringing with them another quintet of grisly offerings which kick off with the basic staples of any classic horror: vampires and the 80s – that'd be Fright Night, FYI – showing alongside 70s Grindhouse epic I Drink Your Blood, Italian video nasty Tenebrae, Don Coscarelli's fantasy horror epic Phantasm, and the legendary Hellraiser. We've got a pair of tickets up for grabs here if you're quick about it; entry closes today.
Earth guitarist and principal member Dylan Carlson takes to the road lonesome in support of his first major solo project outside of Earth, for which he's combined field recordings from various megalithic sites of human/fairy encounters in the UK with a series of guest vocals. Could it sound any more epic? You've got three chances to catch him on Scottish soil, as he first takes to Edinburgh's Sneaky Pete's – with support from experimental freak-folker Wounded Knee – then Glasgow's Art School Union, and Aberdeen's The Tunnels.
We're offering one lucky chap or chapess the chance to win an exclusive VIP pass to the sonic art delight that is Sonica 2012 festival (read our full article here), for which the prize includes an overnight stay for two in citizenM boutique hotel, plus VIP passes to the launch reception, and a pair of tickets for both Sandglasses and Ecstatic Arc. Oh, and an exclusive Sonica t-shirt. It wouldn't be complete without a t-shirt, now would it? Browse the full Sonica 2012 listings here. Full competition details and how to enter here.
FULL COMPETITION DETAILS HERE
Sat 13 Oct, 7.30pm, £6 here
Gearing up for their fifth birthday bash next month, purveyors of rather ace gig-in-a-club night, Limbo, return for their monthly Saturday slot at The Voodoo Rooms, with this edition's handpicked line-up taking in a return set from Aberdeen indie-popsters The Little Kicks (some two-and-a-half years after their last appearance, no less), plus Edinburgh guitar ensemble Night Noise Team, and another outing for the fledgling collaborative project of Jill O'Sullivan and Jenny Reeve (aka Body Parts, pictured). Get to.
Opens 15 Oct, Open daily, Free
The Lighthouse unveil a new permanent exhibition as part of this year's Creative Mackintosh Festival
(full details and programme listings here
), for which Glasgow-based model-makers Ozturk intricately explore Mackintosh's architectural vision through a selection of new models based on his unbuilt designs. They then continue to show Mackintosh some love with a special Pecha Kucha
event later in the month, where various enthusiasts will offer their perspective on why his designs continue to generate such interest.
Sun 14 Oct, noon-5pm, Free
Kicking off official with their autumn/winter markets, the ever-lovely Little Birds Market return for another outing, taking over the first two floors of Sloans with a 26-strong selection of stalls – amongst them a pop-up shop of vintage clothing and accessories from My Vintage Closet, Some Enchanted Evening, and Get Dreaming, plus various craft, jewellery, textiles, and upcycled sellers (i.e. too bloody many to name). We'll be heading straight for the high tea at their very own cake salon, as per.
makes its return to Glasgow with another handpicked showcase of short films
from around the world, this time taking in the Tom Waits-narrated A Brief History of John Baldessari
; Jersey born filmmaker Michael Pearce's BAFTA-nominated short, Rite
; Sundance Short Filmmaking Award-winner The Black Balloon
; Ritesh Batra's 11-minutes in the life of a couple's relationship, Cafe Regular
(pictured), and Reto Caffi's multi-award winning Auf Der Strecke
. Those fine folks at The Glad Cafe
will also be on hand to reveal details of their upcoming happenings.
Thu 11 Oct-Sun 11 Nov, Open daily, Free
Gallery and bookshop combined, Good Press (pictured) lay focus on making original works of art available to everyone, oft in the form of their beautiful art-zines produced by their own publishing house. For their latest exhibition, The Family Show II, they've collected together a batch of work from a vast selection of artists – each of which will be available to buy for the affordable sum of 30 quid. We're loath to say Christmas is a-coming, but, well, Christmas is a-coming...
All Night Horror Madness tickets: The infamous gore-fest that is All Night Horror Madness returns for its fifth installment on Sat 13 Oct, and you can win a pair of tickets simply by telling us what your favourite scary movie is and why. Closes 11 Oct.
Sparks tickets: Ron and Russell Mael (aka Sparks) are all set to play an entire tour as a duo using just voice and keyboards for the VERY FIRST TIME (excited much?!). We've got tickets up for grabs for their Edinburgh date (21 Oct). Closes 19 Oct.
Document 10 festival passes: Glasgow’s most loved documentary film festival (that'd be Document – keep up, eh?) celebrates it tenth anniversary this month, marking the occasion with a programme of the highest calibre – for which you can win one of two all-access festival passes here. Closes 16 Oct.
Play Poland tickets: Win one of three pairs of tickets to any event at the Play Poland Film Festival, aiming to present and promote contemporary Polish cinema all across the UK - and you can use your tickets for whichever city you may wish! Closes 19 Oct.
VIP Sonica passes: Cryptic and CitizenM celebrate the launch of sonic art festival Sonica 2012 by offering one lucky reader the chance to be a Sonica VIP for the night, including accommodation in a boutique hotel! Full listings here. Closes 29 Oct.
Celebration Day tickets: Y'all can win one of five pairs of tickets to see Celebration Day; Led Zeppelin's two-hour-plus tour de force tribute concert for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, recorded live in 2007 and now hitting cinemas. Closes 14 Oct.
Mercury tickets: Get your Queen on with top Freddie Mercury tribute act, er, Mercury, who have apparently received the blessing of Freddie Mercury’s own Mama, no less. Closes 11 Oct.
Damien Dempsey tickets: Get your ears acquainted with the lovely Damien Dempsey, aka 'the Bob Marley of Dublin', as he introduces his brand new album in what will be a Scottish exclusive at the Paisley Spree. Closes 15 Oct.
Skinny On Tour: Guess where The Skinny's own lovely Kyla is reading her trusty copy of the magazine (yes, it's a bog somewhere) and you could win yourself a boozy prize courtesy of our chums at Vino Wines. Closes 31 Oct.