Having just received an email from a grinch-worthy sometime writer of this blog telling me that Christmas is cancelled this year, it feels rather lovely to be giving something away to someone. Thanks to the cool dudes at The List and All Night Long Promotions we’ve got two tickets to giveaway for next weeks ListLive gig at Stereo in Glasgow. Each ticket holder will also get a chilled cider, thanks to those kind folks at Hornsby’s. Taking place on Thursday 17th of October, the gig will be headlined by the fantastic tech-electro beats of Roman Nose who release their EP “Long Live Our Friend The Revolver!” on October 21st. The first time we heard Roman Nose, we were a little bit smitten so we really can’t wait for this one. They’ve got a live drummer too! Yessss! Also appearing will be Plum (Live) as well as DJ sets from Marnie (Ladytron), Lukebusy and Dirty Noise. All in all, sounds like a good excuse to boogie.
Having attended the first ListLive gig earlier this year, we can attest to the the fine musical chops they possess. That night we enjoyed sets by Alarm Bells and new Fat Cat signings Honeyblood so we’re expecting as equally fine a night this time around.
To be in with a chance of wearing a pair of tickets, simply click the link below. The competition closes at midnight next Monday. For extra entries, we’d really appreciate you spreading the word. Good luck! Ticket holders must be aged 18 or over.
If you aren’t lucky enough to win the tickets, you can buy tickets, priced £5, here. ListLive featuring Roman Nose, Plum, Marnie (Ladytron), Lukebusy and Dirty Noise takes place at Stereo, Glasgow on Thursday 17th October, 7:30pm-1am. Each ticket holder will receive a free Hornsby’s Cider.
I think one thing you seem to be guaranteed when Gerry Loves Records announce a release, is that it’s going to come in some cool format, be it nicely packaged or some such thing. Their latest release is no different with green vinyl being the choice for the split John Knox Sex Club and Over The Wall single, released 7th October. ‘Tell Her I Love Her’, the Over The Wall side, is a bleary eyed, wistful, after-hours song which is punctuated with electric blips and almost Local Hero-esque guitars. It’s been a winner with us at Elba over the last couple of weeks. You can pre-order your limited run copy on the Gerry Loves Records site.
With both bands having gained a pretty formidable live reputation, it’s good to know that a few launch shows have been planned nearer to the release date. In Edinburgh, both bands will play as part of The Pleasance Sessions on Friday 11th October and over in Glasgow on October 19th the bands play at Stereo with the addition of the Book Group to the line-up. Full details of the gigs are below.
Fri 11th October 2013 – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
Part of the Pleasance Sessions
Sat 19th October 2013 – Stereo, Glasgow
Glasgow and adjacently situated musicians, promoters, managers, writers and all musically minded types should attune their ears to the Soundcloud Meetup – Glasgow 2011. SoundCloud is one of the most popular online audio distribution platforms boasting over a million subscribers making music in a diverse range of genres.
On Wednesday 9th February Stereo will be venue to a showcase and networking event celebrating the best that the music scene in the city has to offer. To enable this to happen SoundCloud users in Glasgow are being encouraged to submit their best tracks along with artist contact details to the SoundCloud group in advance of the event. On the night the music submitted will be played with the artist information being displayed on the visuals screen.
The event in Stereo will be preceded by an audio workshop at the Scottish Music Centre in City Halls, where a new collaborative composition will be created for showcasing at the main event. Musicians are being openly invited to attend with instrument in hand and contribute to a new work.
More than anything else, it is important to emphasize that this event has the possibility to expand and gain momentum the more you talk about it. Your or an acquaintance’s emerging band could get the attention of a manager someone else knows, or a small label that would dedicate themselves the sound that they hear in Stereo that night, even find themselves a dedicated fan in the form of a writer looking to discover new talent to praise in grand verse… the possibilities are endless. So go! Viral network until your eyes are dry from sitting in a dark room staring at a little rectangular screen for hours.
Further information on the event and how to submit material can be found on the Soundcloud Meetup – Glasgow 2011 Facebook page or you can jump straight to submission on Soundcloud.