Happy New Year to you all. We have not really departed over the festive period so, rather than catch you up on the few days where we managed to shut up(!), let’s instead charge on with this brand spanking new year and all that it has to offer.
What better way to do this than to give you details of the Glasgow Music & Film Festival 2011, which is returning for this its third year in February. Co-curated by film buffs and music geeks from Glasgow Film Festival and the Arches, a series of one off events combining audio and visuals are presented for your immersion. The line up is looking intense with Goblin, Zombie Zombie, 65daysofstatic, Davie Scott, Duglas T Stewart, Lucky Dragons and many more being selected to interpret, rework and pay homage to films such as The Wicker Man, Battleship Potemkin and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Alongside the live programme of music a series of documentaries will feature as part of the festival. Details of these will be announced along with the full Glasgow Film Festival line-up on 19 January 2011.
Giddy yet? The Zombie Zombie Battleship Potemkin event as well as the 65daysofstatic soundscape for Douglas Trumbull’s science fiction classic Silent Running look unmissable. Goblin, masters of horror scoring (think Argento and Dawn of the Dead), will mess with your equilibrium to no end. These alone would be enough to please even the most discerning film and music connoisseur and yet the programme continues to tease with pieces of Morricone and more.
65DAYSOFSTATIC, The Arches, Sat 19 & Sun 20 February, 7.30pm, £10
Gary Lucas, Monday 21 February, O2 ABC, Mon 21 February, 8pm, £15
NYOS Futures: Vanishing Boundaries, The Arches, Mon 21, 8pm, £9/£6
Lucky Dragons: No Boundaries, No Hierarchies, The Arches: Tues 22, 7.30pm, £7
Zombie Zombie: Battleship Potemkin, The Arches, 23 Feb, 7.30pm, £10
The Memory Band: The Wicker Man, The Arches, Thurs 24 Feb. 7.30pm, £6
Goblin, The Arches, Friday 25, 7pm, £24
David Scott, Duglas T Stewart & Friends: Mondo Morricone, The Arches, Sat 26, 7.30pm, £15
All shows listed are on sale now and can be purchased via the GFT Box Office (0141 332 6535), The Arches Box Office (0141 565 1000) or for the Gary Lucas show from the O2 Academy Box Office (0844 477 2000).