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GLASGOW’S BEST GIG VENUES
BEST FOR: BUDGET BEST FOR: POP
BEST FOR: ROCK
THE OLD HAIRDRESSERS 27 Reni eld Lane, theoldhairdressers.com From free gigs to those costing a mere i ver, this independent arts centre offers a cheap way of getting into the Glasgow music scene. Acts set to play in September include two-piece girl group Brataklis and psych pop band the Bellybuttons.
SSE HYDRO 36–38 Blair Street, thessehydro.com If you’re the kind of person that likes to spend money on seeing chart-topping acts, you will be spending a lot of time at at this 13, 000 capacity venue. With concerts scheduled from Duran Duran to One Direction, this is Scotland’s ultimate pop music hub. BARROWLAND BALLROOM 244 Gallowgate, glasgow-barrowland.com The Barrowlands is one of the most renowned rock venues in Scotland, and has recently played host to FFS, the collaboration between art rockers Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. The Cribs, The Lafontaines and Idlewild have dates lined up before the year’s out.
ALSO TRY: Stereo, The Hug and Pint, Mono.
ALSO TRY: O2 ABC, O2 Academy, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. ALSO TRY: The Art School, The Garage, Òran Mór.
BEST FOR: DJs
BEST FOR: ACOUSTIC BEST FOR: UP-AND-COMING
SUB CLUB 22 Jamaica Street, subclub.co.uk Offering fans of electro and house music a place to spend almost every night of the week, Sub Club hosts several wild club nights and regularly invites guest DJs to spin the decks. Richy Ahmed and Erol Alkan both play sets this month. NICE’N’SLEAZY 421 Sauchiehall Street, nicensleazy.com Famous for its cheap but delicious White Russians and popular for its gigs, this Sauchiehall Street bar provides music lovers with an acoustic night every Monday, hosted by Gerry Lyons. It’s also got some of the best burgers in Glasgow, so arrive hungry.
KING TUT’S WAH WAH HUT 272a St Vincent Street,kingtuts.co.uk One of the most iconic music hubs in the UK, this was the place where, legend has it, Oasis were signed by Alan McGee back in 1993. It continues to host new acts, with upcoming highlights including State Champs and Raleigh Ritchie.
ALSO TRY: La Cheetah, SWG3, Broadcast.
ALSO TRY: Star Folk Music Club, Tchai-Ovna, Glad Café. ALSO TRY: The 13th Note, CCA, Box Glasgow.
3 Sep–5 Nov 2015 THE LIST 107