TODAY 14th April, 2017
Stag & Dagger 2017 – 30th April 11th April, 2017
THIS WEEK: Golden Oriole + Lamina + Thoth 10th April, 2017
Interview: ILK 29th March, 2017
ILK are an exciting new super-group playing with Cucina Povera and performance artist FKA Twigs tomorrow – 30th April at Nice’n’Sleazy. We spoke to ILK about their formation, taiko drumming and what’s next!
How did ILK come about?
Georgie McGeown, Alison Roe and Jer Reid (who had met as members of Glasgow experimental taiko band Issho) got together to jam, decided to make a project out of it, then invited Ali Begbie (dawson, sumshapes) and Rafe Fitzpatrick (Tattie Toes, Alasdair Roberts) to join.
Were the songs improvisational at first?
Some songs came about through improvising together, others developedfrom rhythms, melodies or riffs brought to the group by us individually. And each song still contains sections which are improvised by one or
more of us.
You describe yourselves as “a band with taiko at it’s heart”, what drew Alision and Georgie to learn Taiko drumming?
Alison saw a Japanese group playing taiko in the Edinburgh festival and was basically blown away and wanted to try it. She then came across a full-time taiko group (Mugenkyo) in Lanarkshire the following year, joined them and went on tour. Georgie’s first taiko encounter was an odaiko (a massive taiko) she saw in a shrine in Tokyo on a trip to Japan which made a big impression on her, and she then took taiko classes once back in Glasgow. Both of them were smitten from their first beat on a taiko, and were drawn to its energy and power, the visual ‘shapes’, and the shared intensity of taiko group playing.
How can people get jnvolved with Taiko in Glasgow?
Georgie is currently giving taiko classes in Glasgow – find out more at taiko.scot/taikotronik or find “taikotronik” on facebook.
What’s next for ILK?
Writing more music! We’ve been busy building a practice room which has taken up quite a bit of time but good to have a base for writing. Festivals in the summer and some wee tours in UK and not UK in the autumn hopefully. And getting merchandise – latest ideas are Ilk tea towels and gravy boats.
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.