What's On Scotland 10-17 Jan: King Tut's New Year's Revolution
Get the lowdown on the Scottish bands to watch this year at King Tut's New Year's Revolution. Plus, A Weekend at Art's House, The 1975, Glasgow Girls, Sonnet Youth and more...
King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution returns this year (running up until 19 January) and as it has done for the past few years, the St Vincent Street venue is jumping head first into the new year with a host of local bands they think you should have your eye on in 2019.
Over the next week, you can take your pick of shows from the likes of Bad Hombres, Static Union, Deni Smith and more. The one we're most excited for this week though is the ST.MARTiiNS show on Friday night. One of our favourite bands to come out of Dundee in recent times, the duo are bringing their woozy, lo-fi pop to Tut’s and you should most definitely join them.
Also throwing a belated new year party in G-town this week are local promoters Hiip Priest, who have lined up Fauves, Future Glue, Freakwave and more for their Saturday night shindig. If you've been wondering whether it's too late to still be wishing people a Happy New Year, evidently it's not.
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Various venues, Glasgow, 17 Jan-3 Feb
Celtic Connections is the leading annual festival of world, folk and roots music that lightens up the Scottish winter each year. Taking place in Glasgow every January, the festival welcomes over 2000 artists and musicians to the city from all over the world including some of the most prominent names in roots and world music. Artists appearing at the 2019 festival include Moonlight Benjamin, Rhiannon Giddens, KT Tunstall and Aidan Moffatt & RM Hubbert.
hwts presents: Skatebård
Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh. 14 Jan, 11pm
For their first party of 2019, the Heriot Watt Techno Society, AKA hwts, invite Norway’s Skatebård – real name Bård Aasen Lødemel – along for his Edinburgh debut. With his sets firmly rooted in Italo and new age disco, you had better polish off your best pair of dancing shoes and limber up for a night of solid boogieing.
A Weekend At Art's House
The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow. 11-12 Jan, 11pm
Give up on your dry January plans right now and scrape together all the pennies you can to make it along to one or both of Artwork's shows at The Berkeley Suite this weekend. The enigmatic London DJ will take over the club for a two-night residency to get your 2019 off to a flying start with his infamous Art's House party.
SSE Hydro, Glasgow. 12 Jan, 6.30pm
Their latest album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, was widely credited as one of the best of 2018, their politically-charged single Love It If We Made It featured on many tracks of 2018 lists, and they were called “the band of the decade” by Q Magazine; it can only be The 1975. And it’s probably time for you to get on board.
King’s Theatre, Glasgow. 15-19 Jan, times vary
Since its premiere back in 2012, Cora Bissett and David Greig’s Glasgow Girls has gone from strength to strength, picking up awards, including Best New Musical at the Off West End Awards in 2013 and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award in 2016 along the way. The production returns to theatres across Scotland this month and next, so stick it on your to see list.
Uncanny Valley: The Hunger
Filmhouse, Edinburgh. 11 Jan, 11pm
Indulge in a bit of late-night cinema as gothic horror The Hunger screens as part of the Filmhouse’s Uncanny Valley season this weekend. Directed by Tony Scott, the film stars Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie as vampire lovers, who lure their victims out of New York nightclubs, as depicted in the film’s opening scene set to Bauhaus’ iconic goth anthem Bela Lugosi’s Dead.
Sonnet Youth #23
Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow. 16 Jan, 7.30pm
Kevin P. Gilday and Cat Hepburn (pictured) host the latest edition of Sonnet Youth, celebrating all things spoken word. The line-up includes Neu! Reekie!'s Michael Pedersen, Flint & Pitch's Jenny Lindsay and Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist Paul McDaniel, alongside Irish poet Abby Oliveira, Egyptian playwright Sara Shaawari and up-and-coming spoken word artist Stuart Kenny. Image: Eddie Middleton