HALLOWE’EN GIGS All slashed up and nowhere to go? We round up dark Hallowe’en music and club options
G ory gig options are in good supply this Hallowe’en. Fans of the tits + terror school of Dario Argento giallo horror movies can watch 70s Italian prog rock legends Goblin perform their live soundtrack to a screening of Suspiria (pictured) at SWG3 Warehouse. Which is probably where the Edinburgh slowcore band eagleowl would be too, if they weren’t dressing up for what used to be a traditional Hallowe’en transformation into Our Ladies of Sorrow - their kraut-goth- giallo tribute act. They’ll rise from the dead for the first time in four years, as part of Lost Map’s Hallowe’en Special, also featuring Tuff Love, Insect Heroes, CARBS and Archie Bronson Outfit. Meanwhile Zola Jesus, whose poker-straight black locks and middle-part were positively made for Hallowe’en, will be bringing her goth-pop to Stereo.
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Hallowe’en handily falls on a Friday this year, so night creatures can continue into the small hours with Hallowe’en clubnight specials from Pressure (with Dave Clarke, Boddika and an album launch for Slam), Nightrave (featuring Teki Latex and Joe Howe) or the excellent Hot Mess, who invite you to a ‘homo disco massacre’, with DJ Simon Eilbeck. (Claire Sawers) GLASGOW: Zola Jesus, Stereo; Goblin plays Suspiria, SWG3; Nightrave, La Cheetah; Pressure, The Arches.
EDINBURGH: Lost Map’s Hallowe’en Special, The Mash House; Hot Mess, the Annexe at the Liquid Room.
All on Fri 31 Oct.
HITLIST THE BEST ROCK, POP, JAZZ & FOLK
✽ The Pleasance Sessions The mini- festival continues with Italo-synths from
Ubre Blanca (above) and swooning folk from Two Wings and Prehistoric Friends (Thu 16 Oct), plus Glasgow’s excellent the Phantom Band and ambient vista-makers Remember Remember (Sat 18 Oct). See live review, page 79. The Pleasance, Edinburgh, until Sat 18 Oct.
✽ To Rococo Rot Spiritual descendants of Kraftwerk, Neu! and Can, the ever-
changing, ever-creative Berlin trio (with the palindromic name) are back. Platform, Glasgow, Sat 18 Oct.
✽ The Radiophonic Workshop The pioneering electronic music / sound effects
team from the Beeb (of Doctor Who theme fame) come out of retirement. The Art School, Glasgow, Wed 22 Oct.
✽ The Lighthouse Late We’ve teamed up with the Lighthouse for a night of soft,
soothing folk from James Yorkston and Ella the Bird (formerly Siobhan Wilson) plus a screening of God Help the Girl and lots more. The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Fri 24 Oct.
✽ Simple Things Truly excellent lineup
featuring Autechre and Dean Blunt (right). See previews, pages 57 and 75, and interview with General Ludd, page 80. O2 ABC, the Art School and Broadcast, Glasgow, Sat 1 Nov.
✽ Chvrches Glasgow’s synth-poppers will get the Scottish crowds dancing before heading back into the studio soon for album two. Barrowland, Glasgow, Mon 3 & Tue 4 Nov; Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Wed 5 Nov.
✽Future Islands OTT vocals and death- metal howls from Baltimore’s theatrical
synthpop trio. O2 ABC, Glasgow, Tue 4 Nov.