Photos: Queer Theory March 23rd March, 2017
INTERVIEW: Spite House 21st March, 2017
Seb: SH started late 14 after Catriona Riley and I organised a queer all dayer in the summer of that year. It was intended to work as a club night with live music but it didn’t really work out as at the one it was a little hard to break through in the scene. When Andrew moved to Glasgow we collaborated with the Downtown Boys gig and that’s when the shift went onto gigs. Joan joined after organising a tour fundraiser for our band Current Affairs and since then it all magically fell into place.
Andrew : I saw Sissy about a month ago in Cork and it was really fantastic, i’ve been a fan for a long while too so i’m definitely looking forward to seeing them again. I’ve also met CAIRNDHUNA TERR’ACE a few times but never seen them perform. We’ve had conversations about drag and performance, so I’m intrigued to see them as part of the Queer Theory curated performance part of the evening.Seb: All of them! Although Misc are gonna rip through and I cannot wait. Also scared/excited for dj sets!Joan: The whole night is one exciting thing after another, but I’m especially looking forward to Venus Tropicaux, they’re so fun and brilliant. The Ruby karaoke will probably be a highlight for me too though cos everyone gets to just have fun together.
Andrew: Really into Nachthexen from Sheffield and Pinkgrip from London. Closer to home I love seeing Kaspar Hauser play, Double Pussy Clit Fuck was probably the best live band i’ve seen this year, and I’ve been listening to Hausfrau a plenty.Seb: All sorts really, from Glasgow public service and rapid tan are keeping things frantic and I’m unashamedly excited about my new band Yelt with Dean and Vickie.Joan: I love Sneaks who we put on a little while ago, and Es and Terry were also fantastic. In Glasgow, there’s far too much to mention, but other than those above: Chump, Vital Idles, Anxiety, Odd Law, Breakfast Muff… And always Hausfrau <3.
Andrew: I’m really looking forward to the bands i dont know about yet…Seb: I agree with Andrew. We are lucky to start getting approached by amazing acts and the thing I’m looking forward to the most is when the queer scene solidifies further in Glasgow and we start seeing new rebellious faces. Also one of the biggest aims wit SH is to open up to younger audiences as the cert18 scene is bullshit!Joan: I concur. It’s been great to be constantly finding out about new exciting people from here and further away. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing Hairband soon cos with that line up they cannot be crap. There was a brilliant band of 10/11 year old girls that I got to meet a while ago called Elastic Band. They’re sadly no more, but hopefully we can get on their next incarnation. As long as we keep putting on people with a similar queer/feminist/open mindset then I know all our shows will continue to have that important atmosphere of fun, community and a driving pride.
Seb: Plenty in the next few months so, tell your sister, your cousin, your neighbour and keep your eyes peeeeled.Joan: But to be exact – Rat Columns, Nunofyerbeeswax, Anxiety and Street Eaters are all coming soon! Check out our facebook/ tumblr/ instagram to stay in the loop!
Acoustic Night 6 Music Special 19th March, 2017
Tonight! So Many Animal Calls final show! 18th March, 2017
SPITE HOUSE wont suffer fools ~ SLEAZYS TAKEOVER 16th March, 2017
SPITE HOUSE & QUEER THEORY are taking over Nice N Sleazy’s venue for an all day queer feminist rager!! FOR FREE!!
SISSY (Dublin, ROI)
Sissy are a three piece femenist garage punk band, killer live and coming over especially for this gig, do not miss.
VENUS TROPICAUX (Rotterdam, NL)
Venus Tropicaux, the new weird wave from the Netherlands! Our second international act Venus Tropicaux are a colourful explosion of sassy punk, garage surf and funk.
London’s Misc are a commanding post punk rallying call, FFO great bands ♥
Recently stirring up deep feels across Glasgow, SUE ZUKI is the solo moniker of artist and musician Alicia Matthews.
Local heroes delivering stomping indie bangers. A class act
Black Doves are a queer maelstrom of hi nrg disco meets cabaret with a Z, prepare to fall in love
Brought to you by the excellent Queer Theory
ANNA SECRET POET
SEB SPITE HOUSE
BUM NOTES karaoke with Esther Rancid and Ruby Waters
WIN BIG with our incredible RAFFLE!! feat. prizes from Nice N Sleazy, Mono, Flying Duck, Good Press, MILK Records, Possession Records, Push It and LOADS MORE ♥
Free entry all night
ILK + Cucina Povera + Dominic Waxing Lyrical 13th March, 2017
Taiko drumming. Drones. Loops. Violin.
ILK is a band with taiko at its heart.
ILK comes from the rhythms of Georgie McGeown (Sound of Yell) and Alison Roe (2taiko). With Jer Reid (sumshapes, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra etc.) on guitar (the three had met playing in Issho Taiko Drummers), Ali Begbie (sumshapes) on bass and Rafe Fitzpatrick (Alasdair Roberts, Sound of Yell etc.) on violin.”
CUCINA POVERA :
Fenno-karelian producer with feet firmly in Glasgow, mind aloft in the imaginary and heart ambling around Europe. Produced, curated, composed and performed as part of Luxos (optimo, huntleys and palmers), Between the Acts (subcity radio, GI, radiophrenia) and Gong bath (green door studios).
I make songs about nourishment, precarity and serendipitous ephemera.
DOMINIC WAXING LYRICS :
Baroque folk that’ll rebuild your hopes.
偏執症者 [Paranoid] :
Swedish Mangelmeisters making their Scottish debut. With many a fine record under their collective bullet belts prepare to have you hair stand up and your ears turn blue! Nasty Disclose vibes vs. Atmospheric Black Metal shroud, unbeatable and their latest LP has recently been released in the UK by the very fun Sothern Lord Records.
Are you ready for the shakedown?!?
UK86 d-beat legends return to Glasgow, joining Paranoid to promote the latest volume of ‘The New Wave of the Grave New Beat’ compilation, featuring tracks from both bands. Copies shall be available at the show. OW!
Dublin based queer orientated warriors are back in Glasgow, this time they are taking no prisoners. Echo drenched wailing vocals, assault&battery rhythm section and scalp tearing guitar results in maximum destruction.
Joyce Delaney :
One of the best new bands in the country featuring Chrissy Barnacle, Nyla Ahmad and Barry Carty. A real post punk gem of instantly enjoyable pop jingles to soundtrack every awkward moment. Have been known to cover the Spice Girls and convert amsses of total baddies to the path of right-on.
NEW BAND 1ST GIG from Vickie (Divorce / Leecher) + Seb (Anxiety) + Dean (Citizens + United Fruit) making a vicious slab of noise rock for you to digest. No one knows what they sound like and this is your chance to find out. Rejoice!
Tonight: HOME$LICE EP LAUNCH 24th February, 2017
Ubre Blanca + Mai Mai Mai + Hausfrau – 4th March 20th February, 2017
UBRE BLANCA : Blowing minds and challenging notions of dance music, this atmospheric and dynamic band made up of ex members of Divorce, Shit Disco and Remember Remember call to mind Dario Argento and John Carpenter soundtracks but mainly the spooky ones. Future music for future people. Their sick and tired and they aren’t going to take it any more. All we do is dance.
MAI MAI MAI: As a child, Toni Cutrone aka Mai Mai Mai followed his parents around Europe and the Near East, ending up in the south of Italy, assimilating different cultures, atmospheres and sonorities of the places he was involuntarily taken to. These sensations and sounds were intense enough to leave indelible traces in his music, but Roman noise omnivore Cutrone own decade-plus experience in the Italian underground has doubtless played a role as well .
Each and everyone of Mai Mai Mai poisonous, punishing electronic miasmas are named after characters of the Greek alphabet, beginning with Theta (Boring Machines, 2013) and followed by Δέλτα (Delta) (Yerevan Tapes, 2014).
Φ (Phi) is the third and final installment in his Mediterranean trilogy, pushing the project deeper into a vivid interzone of digital synthesis and scorched ritual, out October 21st on Not Not Fun Records and Boring Machines.
HAUSFRAU : “Blurring the line between artifice and reality, HAUSFRAU is the pop construct of Glasgow based artist Claudia Nova. Themes of darkness and light are mutated into sensual shades by synth projections and Nova’s powerful voice, drawing the listener into a quasi sado-masochistic relationship with the performer-as-oracle.”
– Michael Kasparis, Night School Records.
Queer Theory February photos 17th February, 2017