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Re: Glasgow

Post by Colin » Tue Apr 26, 2011 16:59

Colin wrote:I've got a spare ticket for Best Coast going at face value if anyone wants it (and is willing to help me out!).
Just reposting this from the previous page in case anyone missed it.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by islandhopper » Tue Apr 26, 2011 17:01

Not the biggest fan I'm afraid, Colin.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by Colin » Tue Apr 26, 2011 17:02

No problemo. I like them a lot and I'm going but Mrs Colin is ill, hence the spare.

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Glasgow Beer Week: 27th May – 3rd June 2011

Post by Sootyzilla » Tue May 03, 2011 14:31

I've been helping co-ordinate the first Glasgow Beer Week and it's happening quite soon. Here's the initial press release:
Beer Green Place – Glasgow's ale fans are in for a treat
The UK's first Beer Week is set to create a buzz about beer in Glasgow

Glasgow is hosting the UK's first ever Beer Week from May 27th to June 3rd 2011. It brings together brewers, restaurateurs and beer lovers in a week of events celebrating the variety and versatility of Scotland's beer scene.

A highlight of Glasgow Beer Week is Sisters Are Brewing It For Themselves, a beer tasting session for women led by Petra Wetzel from WEST Brewing, which offers a refreshing alternative to the UEFA Champions League Final taking place the same night. Homebrewing Live is a live demonstration of brewing techniques, in which experienced homebrewers Geoff Traill and Owen Sheerins show how simple it is to make beer yourself at home. And the Peckham’s Summer Beer Festival is a great chance to sample beers from Scotland and around the world. Other events including brewery tours, talks, tastings, and pub visits mean there’s something for every palate during the week which covers the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Beer-related food available throughout the week will include bread from organic bakers Tapa, sausages from Southside deli Gusto & Relish and beer truffles by The Chocolate Emporium. Award-winning restaurant Red Onion will have a special beer-inspired menu, and there will also be a curry night pairing spicy dishes with hoppy India Pale Ale.

There will also be beers available at various bars and restaurants from participating breweries, including Fyne Ales, Tryst, Stewart and Glasgow’s own Clockwork and WEST microbreweries.

Twitter users will be adding the ‘#gbw11’ hashtag to their tweets to create a real-time news feed that will be posted on the Beer Week website. The site also features a beer map showing what beer-lovers are drinking around the city, based on the checkins made by users of the beery social media app Untappd ('Foursquare for beer' – untappd.com).

Events are still being added to the schedule, so for the full updated programme of events and participating venues, please visit www.glasgowbeerweek.com or follow @glasgowbeerweek on Twitter.
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Re: Glasgow

Post by islandhopper » Fri May 06, 2011 14:28

Anyone going to stag & dagger? It mostly rests for me on whether Allo Darlin are playing or not. They're on the advert I saw in The Skinny today but there's nothing on their or the stag & dagger's websites.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by Elvistears » Tue May 17, 2011 14:15

Anyone seeing Low tonight? I have been very remiss and not bought a ticket, and would feel really rubbish if I miss them after missing Architecture in Helsinki too. They do still have tickets, apparently.
But a very big part of me wants to go home and go to sleep.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by islandhopper » Tue May 17, 2011 14:46

I think I mentioned that Low are one of those bands that I've never quite got round to listening to. I don't have anything coming up until The Mountain Goats and I think Over The Wall are playing Sleazys on the 3rd of June so I'll probably go to that.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by Elvistears » Tue May 17, 2011 15:35

I think the key to actually getting my arse along to gigs lies in buying the tickets beforehand. I can't believe I've missed so many bands I'd once have raced to see this year. Perhaps some of it is being spoiled for choice in Glasgow, and being a bit blase (or tired, trying to keep up with everything, and everyday life!). In Birmingham, any of these bands playing would have been great cause for excitement.
There's always Mercury Rev in Edinburgh on Thursday (Deserter's Songs, yay!) - already got a ticket for that so no slacking.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by northernlight » Tue May 17, 2011 15:47

Full lineup of the Glasgow Stag and Dagger here:

http://www.staganddagger.com/lineup/

43 bands.

There are some bands that I know, and many that I don't.

Any recommendations? Or ones to avoid?!!

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Re: Glasgow

Post by lynsosaurus » Tue May 17, 2011 18:32

i'm going to stag and dagger, but am under house arrest until my viva is done on thursday, so no low for me. BOO!

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Re: Glasgow

Post by islandhopper » Wed May 18, 2011 10:30

I've cleverly got out of the conundrum of whether to go to stag & dagger or not by leaving Glasgow for the weekend. I fear that a lot of the people I'd want to see would be on at the same time in different parts of the city anyway.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by Colin » Wed May 18, 2011 12:27

I don't like the idea of paying for a festival ticket and possibly being denied entry because the venue is full. I'll be giving it a miss.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by Colin » Wed May 18, 2011 13:37

Colin wrote:I don't like the idea of paying for a festival ticket and possibly being denied entry because the venue is full. I'll be giving it a miss.
Or not! I got the kind offer of a guestie from Allo Darlin' just after posting that, so I'll be at Stereo on Saturday night.

I have absolutely no intention of winning the lottery on Saturday either. None at all.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by Elvistears » Thu May 26, 2011 10:52

Anyone get to see Allo' Darlin?

I see from its web site that this place is now open. Looks great, but it doesn't say where it is!

http://www.heavenlyglasgow.co.uk

Veggie food and indiepop - what could be finer? But how to find it?

Anyone been yet?

And whilst I'm asking questions... anyone seeing Jad Fair at Stereo on Monday. I think it might be a lonely trip to that one.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by lynsosaurus » Thu May 26, 2011 11:26

it's on hope street! i've not been yet but planning on going soon for a drink. there is a facebook page for it here.

i saw allo darlin! they were MAGNIFICENT. the new songs sound amazing as well.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by islandhopper » Thu May 26, 2011 11:28

Elvistears wrote:Anyone get to see Allo' Darlin?

I see from its web site that this place is now open. Looks great, but it doesn't say where it is!

http://www.heavenlyglasgow.co.uk

Veggie food and indiepop - what could be finer? But how to find it?

Anyone been yet?

And whilst I'm asking questions... anyone seeing Jad Fair at Stereo on Monday. I think it might be a lonely trip to that one.
Yeah I've passed Heavenly a few times whilst it was still being done up. Maybe we could have some pre Mountain Goats drinks in there?
I've got way too much going on this weekend to be going out again on Monday though I'm afraid.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by Elvistears » Thu May 26, 2011 11:34

That sounds good - I was wondering where to eat beforehand, so that would tick both boxes.
My friend did say she didn't want to arrive at King Tut's too drunk. Oh well, she'll forget that soon enough.

So whereabouts is it?

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Re: Glasgow

Post by islandhopper » Thu May 26, 2011 12:04

Elvistears wrote:That sounds good - I was wondering where to eat beforehand, so that would tick both boxes.
My friend did say she didn't want to arrive at King Tut's too drunk. Oh well, she'll forget that soon enough.

So whereabouts is it?
185 Hope Street which is here

Afraid they don't seem to be sefving food until Monday though so that would have to be got elsewhere.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by Elvistears » Thu May 26, 2011 13:43

That's a shame. Might have to be Stereo, then. I am quite excited by the idea of Heavenly. Particularly impressed to learn that, yes, it is named after the band.

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Re: Glasgow

Post by islandhopper » Thu May 26, 2011 16:43

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