What's On Scotland 11-18 Apr: Record Store Day & more
It's the most wonderful time of the year for vinyl fans, as we all prepare ourselves for a big old Record Store Day party on Saturday. Plus, Lowkey, Wide Days, Suitable Women: Films of Female Friendship, Kieran Hodgson, Elena Colombi and more...
Aidan Moffatt & RM Hubbert are seriously making the rounds this Record Store Day, with performances lined up at VoxBox's party – this year, moving down the road to St Vincent’s Chapel – in Edinburgh, Monorail Music's event in Glasgow and at Assai's Broughty Ferry branch in Dundee, where they'll also be signing copies of their RSD release What The Night Bestows Us.
For fans of the more electronic side of the musical spectrum, Edinburgh's Underground Sol'ushn (pictured) have sorted a full day of DJ sets, and local community station EH-FM will be broadcasting live from the shop on the internet airwaves, while Dundee's Le Freak Records have invited a whole host of local club regulars into the shop to provide the soundtrack for your vinyl perusal.
If you want a full round-up of the Record Store Day events taking place across Scotland on Saturday, take a peek at our Record Store Day 2019: Scottish Events Guide.
The Blue Arrow, Glasgow. 15 Apr, 7.30pm
Former Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money member, Dawn Richard, aka DAWN, released her latest solo record new breed back in January. It came just a few months after DAWN embarked on a reunion tour with her Danity Kane bandmates Aubrey O'Day and Shannon Bex in the US, announced in an Instagram post with the caption “new albums, new era, grown us.” Mysterious.
Summerhall, Edinburgh. 13 Apr, 7pm
He's baaaaack! After eight years away, British rapper Lowkey is back with a new album, Soundtrack to the Struggle 2, and he's wasting no time in hitting the road either. Lowkey will grace our Scottish shores with two shows over the weekend – on Saturday in Edinburgh and the night before in Glasgow at SWG3. The new album features an array of intriguing guest features, including Noam Chomsky, Ken Loach and Frankie Boyle.
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Various venues, Edinburgh. 11-13 Apr, times vary
Wide Days takes place over three days in Scotland’s capital, featuring networking events, panel talks with industry professionals and live music showcases. This year, the convention will also include a festival takeover on Saturday, with three of Scotland’s best festivals – Electric Fields, Kelburn Garden Party and Tenement Trail – presenting a line-up of musical acts, including ST.MARTiiNS (pictured) and Slime City.
The Cause: Music for a Jilted Generation
Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, 13 Apr, 10pm
In memory of The Prodigy's Keith Flint (pictured), who sadly passed away at the age of 49 on 5 March, London nightclub The Cause are holding UK-wide fundraisers on Saturday night, with all the proceeds going to mental health charities. The proceeds will be split between two charities, with 50% going to The CALMzone (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) and 50% to Mind. Image: John Graham
Suitable Women: Films of Female Friendship
CCA, Glasgow. 13 Apr, times vary
Ever wanted to watch Little Darlings, Girlfriends, Frances Ha (pictured) and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion all in one go? Well your prayers have been answered, and by Pity Party Film Club specifically. Their all-day event Suitable Women: Films of Female Friendship allows you the opportunity to watch as many of the above as you would like in one all-day sitting. Image: Metrodome
Kieran Hodgson: ‘75
The Stand, Edinburgh. 16 Apr, 7.30pm
We apologise in advance for dropping the B word, but needs must as Brexit is a key theme in Kieran Hodgson’s latest show '75. Instead of focusing on the current mess though, Hodgson looks back on how Britain joined Europe in the first place. The show was nominated for the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show, but missed out on the prize to Rose Matafeo’s excellent Horndog. Image: Matt Stronge
LT x La Cheetah: Elena Colombi
La Cheetah Club, Glasgow. 12 Apr, 11pm
Italian-born DJ Elena Colombi joins Glasgow local Ribeka for her latest LT party, as part of another strand of La Cheetah’s ten year celebrations, where they’ll be teaming up with regular promoters to bring in acts they both love. Now based in London, Colombi hosts a monthly radio show on NTS, which demonstrates her diverse range of musical influences, as also demonstrated in her DJ sets.
1 Year of Ryot with Pleasure Pool
The Mash House, Edinburgh. 13 Apr, 10.30pm
For their first birthday celebrations, Ryot invite social media shy Glasgow band Pleasure Pool along to play a late night live set in room two of The Mash House. The band's exhilarating electro-leaning post-punk, combining drums, vocals and synths, is sure to sound great in a club setting. Support comes from Rory Millington and Ryot residents Scott Davidson and Ryan Wilson. Image: Alessandro Marini