THE WEEK AHEAD
It's a good week that starts with beer, right? On that assumption we kick things off at the beer-soaked all-dayer that is Beer Geek Brunch, offering up a steady supply of bands, street food, and beer tastings. Elsewhere, Admiral Fallow celebrate their tenth anniversary with a special cross-genre event as part of Glasgow Film Festival, various cinemas get in on the one-off screening of Goldfrapp's Tales of Us, the GSA Fashion students host their annual catwalk showcase, and the lovely BDY_PRTS round things off with their first headline gig...
PICKS O' THE WEEK
Going by the general rule of thumb that any event with 'beer' as the first word is gonna be good, Beer Geek Brunch takes to the warehouse surrounds of SWG3 for an all-dayer of tunes, street food, and, yes, loadsae lovely beer. The day will kick off at 1pm with guest brewery tastings and food from Street Food Cartel traders Scoop (the globally-influenced ones) and So La Ti Dough (the wood-fired pizzas of joy ones), before the likes of Washington Irving, Miaoux Miaoux, Prides, and more, take to the stage post-6pm. Full line-up here. All-day ticket includes £10 beer bucks.
Sat 1 Mar, 8pm, £15 (£12) here
As one of the biggie events of this year's Glasgow Film Festival's music strand, orchestral indie giants Admiral Fallow mark their ten-year anniversary by taking to the Old Fruitmarket for their first ever cross-genre event. For it, they've been busily penning new material to preview alongside bespoke visuals created especially by a batch of emerging UK filmmakers, before culminating with a special set from their back catalogue, enhanced by clips from William S. Manson's seminal 1951 documentary, Glasgow, No Mean City. Sound suitably spectacular.
Various cinemas, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dundee
Tue 4 Mar, 7.30pm, various prices
Following the release of her 2013 gem of an LP, Tales of Us, Alison Goldfrapp takes to a cinema setting for a special one-off event featuring unseen behind-the-scenes footage and music film inspired by the album. The screenings, taking place simultaneously up and down the UK, will then be followed by an intimate performance exclusively for cinema audiences, transmitted via live satellite from London's legendary Air Studios. Screenings take place at various Scottish cinemas (full dates here). Watch the trailer: here.
Tue 4 & Wed 5 Mar, various times, £10 (£7) here
It's that time of year when the talented young pups on Glasgow School of Art's third year fashion courses showcase their work in a catwalk setting, taking in a mini collection of three outfits from each designer. This year the Textiles bunch explore the qualities and characteristics of lace, with each pathway of the faculty (Print, Knit, Weave, and Embroidery) inspired by a specific geographical area, while the Fashion Design students focus on the designs and traditions of the Inuit people. There'll also be a pop-up boutique selling one-off products downstairs in't Vic Bar.
Sun 2 Mar, 8pm, £5 (£3) here
Spoken word merrymakers Illicit Ink return for March, with this month being the turn of their bimonthly Underground night (the elder sister to their newer Skyground outing) – which finds 'em again delving into the darker confines of their collective psyche, this time exploring the central theme of the body. Essentially, they'll be dissecting the gloopy, pulsing, and wibbley bits of the body-not-so-beautiful, with performers including Scottish playwright Jo Clifford, author and poet Tracey S. Rosenberg (pictured), and musical storytelling group Nerd Bait. Full line-up here.
The Pleasance Sessions returns for a one-off night of music to whet your whistle for October's festival extravaganza proper, with a line-up that lends itself perfectly to the seated, relaxed venue of the Pleasance Theatre. James Yorkston requires little introduction to those with even a little knowledge of the Scottish music scene, and he sits a-top the bill, which also heralds The Pictish Trail's return to The Pleasance after showcasing the entire Lost Map label as part of the Sessions last October (which, happily enough, also included the magical whimsy of Seamus Fogarty – who completes this bill). Tickets here.
more information and tickets here
Wed 5-Sun 10 Mar, various times, From £8 (£6) here
Heralding the return of award-winning creative duo, choreographer Janice Parker and artist Richard Layzell, Glory pitches up at Tramway to bring together dancers of all ages and abilities – with the aim being to thoughtfully revel in the diversity of the individual performer, celebrating who can dance and what dance can be. It'll be accompanied by a specially-composed soundtrack from Glasgow-based musician, composer, and songwriter Michael John McCarthy (known to many ears as the guitarist in Zoey Van Goey).
Fri 28 Feb, 11pm, £17 on the door
The collective of legendary folk that make up the Berlin-based label, Leisure System, make the trip from Berghain to bring their renowned mayhem to the newly-opened Art School Union – which makes Scotland the 10th country to host 'em, FYI – presenting AV performances from Jon Hopkins (pictured) and his churning electronics, Clark and his renowned sonic assault, and the revived electro of Dopplereffekt, bolstered by the Leisure System residents. That do you? Get down early to nab the last few tickets on the door.
Thu 27 Feb, 7pm, £20 here
We return to Glasgow Film Festival's music strand for a date with Italian progressive rock masters, Goblin – best known for their work with Giallo maestro Dario Argento on the scores to horror classics Suspiria, Profondo Rosso, and Tenebrae – who make a return visit to the festival to play another of their intense multimedia performances; scenes of slaughter a given. Support comes from local duo Golden Teacher, who bring their brand of battering beats rich with leftfield disco, acid house, electronic body music and various forms of African dance.
Sun 2 Mar, 7.30pm, £6 here
The collective folk ensemble whose vast ranks include members of Danananaykroyd, How To Swim, Eagleowl, Q Without U, The Just Joans, and a raggle taggle bunch more (seriously, there's 16+ of them), The Second Hand Marching Band take to the intimate surrounds of Mono to play their new album for the first time – joined on the night by RM Hubbert playing his first LP in its entirety, and Withered Hand jamming songs old and new, both accompanied by SHMB backing.
Wed 5 Mar, 7.30pm, £6 here
We end the week with the joys of BDY_PRTS' first headline gig, with the Jill O'Sullivan (of Sparrow and the Workshop) and Jenny Reeve (of Strike the Colours) comprised duo taking to Sleazy's basement lair to launch their new EP proper – a sublime mix of sweet vocal harmonies and fluttering handclaps woven through a mix of instruments and a vintage AKAI sampler, recorded at the infamous Chem19 Studios with production from Miaoux Miaoux. Have a wee listen to their first single here, on our now regular Skinny-selected weekly playlist.
All Night Horror Madness tickets: We've got a pair of tickets to the gore-fest that is All Night Horror Madness (Cameo, 8 Mar) up for grabs to whoever emails us the most hideous horror trailer/clip. Closes 6 Mar. Entries to email@example.com
The Skinny/Innis & Gunn Short Film Competition: Filmmakers ahoy – you're invited to submit a short film to be judged by our esteemed panel, with the winning filmmaker(s) receiving £3,000 to spend on making a second short film that will have its world premiere at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2015. Full details here.
Skinny on Tour: Guess where in the world this Skinny reader has escaped to for some cheeky winter sun and you could win The Last Werewolf Trilogy by Glen Duncan, courtesy of our lovely pals at Canongate Books. Closes 2 Mar. Enter here.
Hula Juice Bar: Get 10% off food and drink at Hula Juice Bar throughout February simply by showing a copy of The Skinny.
Hillhead Bookclub: Chilled Glasgow haven Hillhead Bookclub are offering 20% off your food bill on your next visit (valid through February), by showing their advert on page 34 of the February issue.