Live Music Roundup for March

Article by Jay Shukla | 17 Mar 2006
Live Music Roundup for March


Skinny favourites Dawn of the Replicants kick things off at Cabaret Voltaire on March 3. Infamous for their twisted sense of humour and entertaining on-stage banter, DOTR are the current poster boys of the "voodoo New Orleans Jazz-rock" (Milo McLaughlin, Skinny Issue 5) scene. Get down to the Cab and give them some love. They also play Glasgow King Tuts on March 2

Rodrigo y Gabriela (see feature in the sounds section) bring their two-pronged acoustic guitar assault to the Liquid Room on March 17. Heavily influenced by the dynamic compositions of metal, their virtuosity and electric energy has been mesmerising audiences around the globe, and anticipation is high for this show. Consumate entertainers, this duo will give you a night to remember. They will also play Glasgow King Tuts on March 16.

Henry Rollins will bring his spoken word tour to the Usher Hall on March 25. The actor, writer and former frontman of punk legends Black Flag certainly has the gift of the gab, and is famous for his candid political opinions, biting observations and hilarious anecdotes. If you fancy something a little different then you should check this out.

Also this month: My latest novel at the Venue on March 7, Cinematics at Cabaret Voltaire on March 10,.


Versatile punk four-piece Against Me! Play King Tuts on March 6. Their provocative and confrontational synthesis of folk, rock and punk has seen them garnering considerable attention in recent times, with last year's 'Searching for a Former Clarity' finding the band expanding their sound without sacrificing the aggression or passion of their previous work. This promises to be a riotous live show.

Pitchshifter are back! Again! The occasion of their umpteenth comeback is this time marked by the birthdays of their drummer and singer, and the boys are promising a free six-track EP for everyone who buys a ticket for these upcoming shows. If you've not been pummelled by the 'shifter before then expect fucked beats, political invectives and guitars that'll take your face off. It will be worth it just to hear Genius again. They play QMU on March 21.

On March 31 Gestalt Productions will be putting on a large-scale, multimedia event featuring live bands, DJs, video artists and performers in the prestigious setting of the Glasgow School of Art. An event of unprecedented ambition, music will be provided by The Hedrons, Datapanik and Uncle John and Whitelock (three of the city's finest acts). The night will be a celebration of the vital, trend-setting Glaswegian scene and will also feature DJ sets from Mark Robb, Michael Peck, Chris Marr, plus The Discopia and Emergency DJs. The night will be coordinated with the best of Glasgow's artists, who'll be showing projections, performing and hanging their work, tying the night in with its fantastic setting and providing a cultural context for the music. This promises to be an idiosyncratic and unforgettable night. Don't miss it.

Also this month: Wolfmother at King Tuts on March 4, , Red Sparowes at ABC 2 on March 7, Pipettes at King Tuts on March 31.