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Weekend venues and local record shops.
TICKET INFO: The Ten Day Weekend is at various venues in Glasgow from Friday ll-Sunday 20 October. Most evean are free or pay on the door. However. although the seminars are free, they are ticketed due to limited capacity. Claim your tickets from the CCA box office (0141 332 7521) where you can also buy tickets for any of the Reading Lights events. King Tut’s and Arches tickets can be purchased in advance from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street (0141 226 4679). The GFI‘ is offering a Music Saver ticket. costing £12 (£8) which allows entry to four of their screenings. or for the more ambitious there’s a Music Keycard for all twelve programmes. The first twenty cost £12. thereafter £30 (£24).
As with last year‘s event. there will be a free limited edition tape featuring tracks from some of the best bands of the festival, including Ganger, God’s Boyfriend. the Blisters. Arab Strap and Pink Kross (and Man Or Astroman even though those crazy intergalactic travellers aren’t actually playing). it is available now from Ten Day
I AC Acoustics, The leopards and Swelling Meg King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4.50. AC Acoustics make their own squiggles in the margins of the noise/melody interface. and like Creeping Bent's surf-punk saviours The Leopards they go for a full-on guitar onslaught live. Swelling Meg are the calm before the storm with their spook-folk.
I Kite Monster, Fabulous and Saint Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. Increasingly worthwhile melodic maelstrom from Kite Monster. while Saint go for that astral wall-of-guitars approach. I The Beat Poets Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Surf guitar instrumentalists extraordinaire with their repertoire of originals and classics. including the Randall/1nd Hop/ark theme tune.
I The 13th IIote Glassford Street. 632 2325. 9pm. Free. Along with the Art School‘s Vic Bar. the newly re-opened 13th Note will serve as an official 10 Day Weekend late night hangout. with live music every night until 1am (later than everywhere else) to be programmed only a day in advance. Local acts and bigger names will be coaxed along for informal electric or acoustic sets.
I Tommy GFT. Rose Street. 332 8128. 3pm/5.45pm. £3 (£2)/£4 (£3). The Who’s rock opera telling the torrid tale of the deaf. dumb and blind pinball wizard. played by a suitably glaikit Roger Daltrey. Crap storyline. but great music and cameo appearances by Tina Turner. Elton John and Keith Moon.
I Mirrorball: Pedro Bohmanyi OFT. Rose Street. 332 8128. 10.45pm. £4 (£3). Worth catching if you didn‘t see this programme of Rohmanyi's pop promos during the Edinburgh Film Festival. Featuring many Pulp favourites and tracks by Paul Weller. Blur and Manic Street Preachers. Pius live acoustic music from 10pm in Cafe Cosmo.
I Tomato Cafe Cosmo. GFI‘. Rose Street. 332 8128. An exhibition throughout the 10 Day Weekend of the work of Tomato. the state-of-the-art visuals company which number Underworld among their collective.
I Chocolate Art Velvet Rooms. Sauchiehall Street. 332 0755. 7.30pm. £5. Roger Robinson. Remi and Akure Wall of the Urban Poets Society present an evening of performance poetry against a soundtrack ofjazz and funk.
I Seminar: Money And Music CCA. Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 6.30pm. Free. How to make it and how to manage It.
I Morcheeba, Ingrid Schroeder and llardbody King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Vocal hip hop from Morcheeba. The
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supports sustain the trip-hop feel. Local outfit Hardbody have recently signed to Epic Records. so their slinky cocktail sounds will soon be reaching out nationally.
I luci Baines Band, Oscar and The Commercials Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. Mouthy Greenock tykes who charmed with the ballsy ‘Find A L’il Love’ which was soulful in a Black Grape kinda way. Two fellow Greenock bands in support.
I ﬂip Operation Cottiers. Hyndland Road, 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Jazzy.
I The 13th llote Glassford Street. 632 2325. 9pm. Free. See Fri 11.
I Mo’ Jazz With Attitude CCA Cafe Bar. Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 9pm. Free. DJs spin some laidback grooves. Latin. soul. funk and other groovy sounds.
I Score GFT. Rose Street. 332 8128. 5.45pm. £4 (£3). A Sig/rt And Sound showcase of experimental film from 1943 to the present day. featuring work by Kenneth Anger. Derek Jarman. Norman McLaren and Damien Hirst's Hanging Around which features music by Me Me Me. the ‘supergroup' composed of Stephen Duffy. Alex Blur and Justine Elastica. See preview.
I Tommy GET, Rose Street. 332 8128. 10.45pm. £4 (£3). See Fri 11. Plus live acoustic music in Cafe Cosmo from 10pm. I Tomato Cafe Cosmo. GFT. Rose Street. 332 8128. See Frill.
I Jamiroquai and Original Son Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. The return of the space cowboy. still sporting the same wardrobe of distracting hats and generally unchanged in every way. including level of popularity if the success of ‘Virtual Insanity' is anything to go by.
I The Ilectarine No.9, Lungleg and Motor life Co King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4.50. Davey Henderson’s sardonic. quirky racketeers continue to plough their distinctive furrow. supported by the spiky fempunk quartet Lungleg and the increasingly angular and intriguing epic guitars of Motor Life Co.
I Mr T Experience, Broccoli and X15 Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3.50 (£3). A Glasgow Music Collective night featuring San Francisco tunecore merchants Mr T Experience and Dundee’s rip-roaring Broccoli.
I Melonhaus Archaos. Queen Street. 204 3189. 10.30pm. £4. Local trance dance aﬁcionados.
I Gong Show Vic Bar. Glasgow School Of Art. Renfrew Street. 332 0691. 8.30pm. Free. Roll up. roll up for ritual humiliation — all entries welcome.
I The C-SDS Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free.
I The 13th IIote Glassford Street. 632 2325. 9pm. Free. See Fri 11.
I Tommy GFI‘. Rose Street. 332 8128.
5.45pm. £4 (£3). See Fri 11. I Tomato Cafe Cosmo. GF’I‘. Rose Street. 332 8128. See Fri 11.
I The Divine Comedy, The Frank And Walters and Ed Ball The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. See preview for Divine Comedy. Support from jolly. eccentric labeImates The Frank And Walters and the whimsical retro-pop of Mr Ed Ball.
I The Delgados, Magoo and Arab Strap King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4.50. Chemikal Underground Records showcase their wares. Label executives The Delgados recently won the award for best band at the Camden Crawl. while their latest signing Arab Strap (see panel) are making waves on Radio One with their single ‘The First Big Weekend‘.
I Player, Arc and Napoleon 4 Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. Triple bill of melodic pop and rock.
I los Crudos, Ebola and Scatha Vic Bar. Glasgow School Of Art. Renfrew Street. 332 0691. 8.30pm. Free. Punky triple bill. I Marc Pilley (little liopetown Giants) Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Solo set from the singer/songwriter with rootsy tinges.
I The 13th Ilote Glassford Street. 632
2325. 9pm. Free. See Fri 11.
I The Cabinet 0f Doctor Caligary GFT. Rose Street. 332 8128. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Robert Wiene's magnificently atmospheric silent expressionist classic is screened in a restored tinted print with an ambient soundtrack provided live by Shefﬁeld's in The Nursery. a duo who have made a career composing ﬁlmic albums.
I Tomato Cafe Cosmo. GFT. Rose Street. 332 8128. See Fri 11.
I Seminar: Record Contracts CCA. Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 6.30pm. Free. Asking what should you look (out) for. using examples of contracts big and small.
I Talk: Introduction To The Internet Java Internet Cafe. Park Road. 337 6727. 6pm. Free. Plus free access to Intemet 10am—5pm. One-hour sessions can be booked by phoning 558 9001 ext 249.
I Geneva, The Blisters and God‘s Boyfriend King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Eighties-style spook pop featuring a spine-tingling choirboy voice from the much lauded Dundee quintet Geneva. The Blisters are more strutting quifftastic fun with poise rather than venom. and God’s Boyfriend are a young. snarly combo
DIGGING THE BOOK OF ALL AGES
If the Ten Day Weekend fulfils its self- imposed remit in any way, it will be in demonstrating that nascent Glaswegian talent comes in many forms, although you might be forgiven for thinking that a diet of Sonic Youth and fanzine culture has produced all the city’s worthwhile output over the last couple of years. llnsurprisingly for a band who write ‘classic’, ‘timeless’ tunes like they were going out of fashion, The Diggers have remained outsiders to all this underground activity. But then their brand of ‘classic’ and ‘timeless’ probably is out of fashion and when you hear them enthusing about the music they love, it’s no wonder . . .
‘Wings are my favourite band, more than the Beatles,’ says guitarist Chris Mlezitis. ‘lt’s not something I personally picked up in record shops (oh well, that’s alright then . . . ). It’s basically music which has always been there since I can remember.’
So, blame the parents. But surely
your duty is to transcend your
The Diggers: tunes In spades
parents’ music taste (otherwise I would be the world’s biggest Buss Conway and Adam Faith fan)? The Diggers, however, are not The Enemy, owing to the considerable fact that their songs flirt with brilliance more often than a band on the verge of their second single (the wonderful ‘llobody’s Fool’) have a right to. And because someone else is responsible for the unimaginative subservience to the past so prevalent at the moment. ‘It’s all Paul Weller’s fault,’ says Miezitis, cutting to the chase. ‘lle’s the Dark Prince. All these bands [who can he mean?] are like live karaoke machines - they stand on stage and you put in your coin.’
‘It’s all this bullshit about looking back to the 60s as godlike,’ rants drummer Ilank Boss. ‘To be truly important you’ve got to be of your time.’
And to be out of fashion, you’ve got to have been in fashion at one point. Bather, The Diggers are beyond fashion and happy to be so. (Fiona Shepherd)
The Diggers play King Tut’s, Thurs 17.