Sat Dec 3rd at Stereo… Islam Chipsy & EEK + Cucina Povera, General Ludd DJs, Becky Marshall, and Flame Boi Three DJs! Monday 14 November

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2fKYthR

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Islam Chipsy and his band EEK are a three-way force of nature from Cairo, Egypt described by those who’ve been caught in the eye of their storm as one of the most exciting live propositions on the planet. At the core of the group lies electro chaabi keyboard pioneer Islam Chipsy, whose joyous, freewheeling sonic blitz warps the standard oriental scale system into otherworldly shapes, as flanked by Mohamed Karam and Mahmoud Refat raining down a percussive maelstrom behind dual drum kits.

Positive energies all nite!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpGYjZB-gf0

10pm til 3am
£10 advance STBF

Stereo celebrates World Vegan Day on Tuesday 1st November! Monday 31 October

DEAR PATRONS! TUESDAY 1st NOVEMBER is WORLD VEGAN DAY.

To embrace and celebrate all our culinary and cross cultural influences we present a day of ECLECTIC BURGERS. This one off menu gives you five unique burgers with fabulous toppings / sides / salads you choose! Also available… soup / bread, seasonal special salad, selection cakes and cheesecakes. ENJOY! xox

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October Highlights: Interview with Hannah & Rose (Pipe Dreams) Wednesday 19 October

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Stereo favourites Hannah Read and Rose Manson are back this week with another instalment of Pipe dreams. If you believe that club nights should be all about good tunes minus the chin stroking you’ll live it. We got them to shed some light on what they’re all about before the night.

What can We expect from the night?

A b2b disco until one of us gets too excited and drops some R’n’B. Rose will let me do a half hour of euro dance until she can no longer restrain herself from paying tribute to the great uk tradition that is funky house. it’s like a 70s disco, your aunts wedding after 4am, and the house parties you dreamed of going to when you were 14.

Why did you start the night?
We started the night because a Subcity pairing led to us playing Joceyln Brown and the Pussycat Dolls in a 45 minute set and we wanted more so many people love these tunes but through some sort of embarrassed “ironic” lens we present them in a cringe free environment

floor filler?

As a genre we are keen. as a compilation cd, we already own it.

floor killer?
Surprisingly, and heartbreakingly; My My My by Armand Van Helden cause it just never really goes anywhere

Do you feel the club scene is changing club scene?

Certain venues (Stereo, Art School) are definitely catalysing positive change in the scene and other venues are starting to take notice and follow suit. Another really positive thing we’ve noticed is not just an increase in female djs but in female promoters as well (Push It, OH141) and we’re excited to be part of that. Another aspect is about how everything is on vinyl, often seen as the premise of more pretentious purists, there are connotations that great vinyl djs play rare white label expensive things so to us it’s so funny to be able to play something as uncool and popular as the Sugababes on this format and watching people trying to reconcile the fact that we’re using Technics with the fact that they’re hearing some Freemasons song is really funny to us.

Who inspires you?

Aside from all the obvious big name female djs, we’re most indebted to all the other women who are in this with us (Sophie reilly, Sophie Kindreich etc) not just as djs and promoters but also all of our female friends who are passionate about techno, the bounce, clubbing, and the $e$h

What have you got planned for the future?

Continuing our line of parties and release a white label limited edition pink vinyl of our favourite Cheryl Cole singles. Also Rose saw some pink technics one time and we need them.

Have a wee listen to their pre-party Pipe Hype show on Subcity and get in the mood and catch the night this Thursday at Stereo

https://www.facebook.com/events/744744015668295/

Tickets now on sale for VEGFEST SCOTLAND! Sat 3rd and Sun 4th December at the SECC. Thursday 13 October

Tickets for this year’s Vegfest Scotland are now on sale at the bar in Stereo, as well as in Mono, The Old Hairdressers, The Flying Duck and The 78!

Tickets for the massive two-day event are £6 (no booking fee) and attendees can look forward to taking part in one of the biggest vegan festivals in Europe…

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The continuing success of Vegfest stems from seamlessly combining food and education with features such as the kids area and live music, which makes health and ethics accessible to not only health enthusiasts and animal lovers, but also festival goers and those just looking for a top day out with their families.
 
About 10,000 visitors are expected at Vegfest Scotland which includes a sumptuous cocktail of activities, including:

– 160 stalls with merchandise, information, special offers and free samples aplenty,
– 13 caterers with a colourful menu of globally inspired vegan food,
– Talks on light veganism
– Talks on deep veganism
– Cookery Demos,
– Vegan Health Summit (Saturday only),
– Vegan Activists Summit (Sunday only),
– Performances,
– Kids Activities with cookery classes and magic shows,
– Mature Zone for the elderly,
with more TBC.

Approximately 120 exhibitors are already confirmed at the event with a sizeable proportion of them from Scotland.
 
Follow Vegfest Scotland also on Facebook and Twitter @VegfestScotland 

Join the Facebook event at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/237230453284293 

Visit www.vegfest.co.uk for details on all other vegan events, and visit www.vegfestexpress.co.uk for all latest vegan news worldwide updated 24-7.

September Highlights: Interview with Cat & Aby (Push It) Wednesday 7 September

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If you haven’t been to Push It, you’re missing out. Every month the club night takes over both floors or Stereo and packs out the venue with people letting loose to the hottest female hip hop and R’n’B. We spoke to the girls to find out what the chat is with one of Glasgow’s favourite nights.

What can we expect from the night in terms of music?

Aby: We play r&b, hip-hop and pop entirely from female artists, you can hear a few male artists but only when they take a back seat featuring role. We play both current tracks alongside long-time loves and total classics.

Cat: Loadsa’ Bey, loadsa’ Britney, loadsa’ fun.

Why did you start the night?

A: We started Push It to have as much fun as humanly possible. We both love the Glasgow clubbing scene but at the time, didn’t really feel there was any clubnights that we could call home and feel totally safe to get MWI. We started Push It as a venture between two pals who wanted to create more space to dance to Beyonce, basically without the fear of letchy dudes.

C: Yeah, basically we wanted a space for people to listen to really sexy music, feel sexy but not be harassed for being themselves. We also wanted to create a night for LGBTQ+ folk to feel safe  and listen to this kinda’ music outwith venues on the scene.

What sorta’ vibe are you trying to create?

A: We’re mega passionate about Push It being a safe space, we have a zero tolerance policy to any kind of prejudice.

C: A vibe that says people can have the best time and not have to worry about being harassed or made to feel uncomfortable.

Floor filler?

A: New big hits are usually guaranteed floor fillers as it’s what the crowd are listening to at that time. We held a Beyonce’s Lemonade inspired night recently called Hold Up and that was one of our biggest and bestest. But there are total classics that the crowd always respond to really well, like a lot of Destiny’s Child, TLC, J.LO, Kelis…
Push It is also great because there’s songs we play that you’d expect to totally fail but actually everyone loves guiltily. We’ve played complete ballads before past 2am that have been a roaring success like Aby’s favourite I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman, people genuinely get their lighters out and for a moment they merge souls with Britney.

C: Toxic!!!!! And any Nicki Minaj

Floor killer?

A: The best floor killer and ‘oh s**t’ moment that we’ve had was when we decided to play Shakira’s Wherever, Whenever which is a total tune and usually goes down a storm. However, this time we had accidentally cued an instrumental version that we somehow had the file for and for a good 30 seconds we were just waiting for the vocals to kick in. They never did.

C: That was so funny, everyone just sang the words anyway. The same happened with Lady Gaga’s Judas. We have such a great crowd though, nobody judges.

How long has the night been running?

A: 2 years, which is totally crazy. Our spontaneous decision to make Push It happen was a totally great one and we really hope it continues to be as successful with as many people having a wicked time.

What do you plan for he future?

C: Collabs, special guests, maybe some ventures in other cities, whatever we can get away with!

Push It’s next event will be paying homage to all the fine ladies of R’n’B. Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1069387579797770/
And have a wee listen to a special edition mix here: https://soundcloud.com/push-it-902942933/wooooo

September Highlights: Interview with Dom & Butsay (Hullabaloo) Monday 5 September

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Hullabaloo have been wreaking havoc in the basement for quite some time. With a heady yet skilfully blended mix of all things electronic as well as reverence for the classics, Dom and Butsay know how to hold it down. We had a chat with them about the night and the future.

What can we expect from the night in terms of music?

A kind of eclectic mix, we never want to feel constrained by genre or anything like that but I guess it’s mostly house & techno

What sorta’ vibe are you trying to create?

I guess we just throw a big stupid party, not really one for the technopolis as much as I’d love that kind of t shirt techno bro to come down and glare at me for playing abba I doubt they’d have fun.

What nights are you inspired by?

iAM and Optimo

Floor filler?

I’m really enjoying playing The Trouble With Me – Black Legend just now. It’s from like 15 years ago but it was such a massive tune then and it went out of vogue for a while.

Floor killer?

Hahaha I played this weird instrumental intro thing at like 1am at the last Hullabaloo and everyone went for a fag.

How long has the night been running?

2 years this November, the one this Friday is our 19th party in stereo

What do you plan for he future?

Confetti and Disco Balls. Everywhere. Promise we’ll help clean up.

Hullabaloo will be holding a very special party dedicated to yer’ nan’s favourite band Abba. Have a wee listen to their Soundcloud in the meantime https://soundcloud.com/hullabaloogla/domsbirthdaymixjpg

September Highlights: Interview with Erika Silverman (FOMO) Tuesday 30 August

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FOMO is a night which aims to bring together works of moving image and music form artists and DJs respectively. It make it’s debut in the basement this weekend. Stereo spoke to one of the organisers , Erika Silverman to get a get a feel for the vibe of the night.

what can we expect from the night?

A mixture of film and music from artists throughout the city.  A chance to dance, see films, get inspiration, and collaborate.

Why did you start the night?
We started the night as a way of showing off our friend’s works in a casual party atmosphere and now want more to get involved!

How do you source the artists?
All artists and those interested submit their work through our facebook page or email and we try to accommodate a space for everyone!  Glasgow/Scotland is so full of creators (artists and amateurs alike!) we don’t have to go far to find great talent.  We aim to be accessible to all and provide a space for emerging artists and artworks allowing for experimentation.

What nights are you inspired by?

We are inspired by the various art events throughout Glasgow like the film or art events at the city’s various festivals!  Also, the DIY culture of America where friends gather in basements to have gigs, show off songs and films, sell t-shirts, and (of course) party.

What do you plan for the future?

We hope to get bigger and better!  All proceeds from the night go toward future nights and supporting the artists with the aim to eventually creating a permanent space within the city.  We aim to have these nights every 3 months and try to offer something new at each one.

Have a look at the event and a listen to some of the tunes to come from the night here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/284804278549579/

 

Thursday 1st Sept at Stereo… Ela Orleans *Album Launch* w/ John Lemke + Apostille + Stephen Pastel (DJ set) Tuesday 23 August

Stereo and Night School present: Ela Orleans *Circles of Upper and Lower Hell* Album Launch
w/ John Lemke (live) + Apostille (live) + Stephen Pastel (DJ set)

Tickets available from Monorail Music, Tickets Scotland and online at http://bit.ly/2aTlj3D

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https://soundcloud.com/elaorleans
http://www.lostinsounds.com/
https://apostille.bandcamp.com/
http://nightschoolrecords.com/
http://www.thepastels.org/

Friday 19th August… BATTERIES (ex-bis) Album Launch w/ guests Rapid Tan & The Pooches Wednesday 20 July

Stereo Cafe Bar presents Batteries (a.k.a Sci-Fi Steven from Glaswegian disco/punk legends Bis – backed by all three Michael’s from We Are The Physics) – ‘The Finishing Line’ – Album Launch – with guests Rapid Tan +The Pooches

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2a8Hhzp

Batteries launch

Steven Clark returns with his one-man-band project Batteries what seems like seconds after last year’s self-titled snappy New-Wave debut. The debut’s dystopian potential future themes remain, but this time both the musical and lyrical safety nets have been removed.

With the “Devo plays Queens Of The Stone Age or vice versa” mantra still a loose guide, ‘The Finishing Line’ opens with the vague reassurance of lost Punk 45 ‘The Fall-In-Love Club’ before the safety is removed for the unhinged journey ahead. Remnants of Bill Nelson’s Red Noise and Cardiacs abound in ‘Mutual Enemies’ and ‘Hidden Tracks’ while there’s edgy American metallic synth punk in ‘Pigs’, ‘Pankhurst’ and ‘Children Be Normal’ which recalls Jesus Lizard and Brainiac.

It’s a restless itchy record, fleeting pop melodies are crushed by industrial strength guitars, but one that is a cohesive reward and illustrates Steven’s unique musical vision.

Links…

http://batteriesmusic.com/
https://facebook.com/batteriesmusic
https://twitter.com/batteriesmusic
https://soundcloud.com/batteriesmusic

This Saturday at Stereo… Jacob Yates & The Pearly Gate Lock Pickers. Goths!!! Album Launch Tuesday 28 June

JACOB YATES & THE PEARLY GATE LOCK PICKERS LAUNCH THEIR SECOND ALBUM… GOTHS!!!
& 7″ SINGLE ‘THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE SELFISH GENE’ VIA VAVA RECORDS

Jacob Yates

LOCKPICKERS PLAY STEREO SOMETIME AFTER 8 >>> THEN DJS IN OLD HAIRDRESSERS TILL LATE, £6
https://www.facebook.com/jacobyatesandthepglps/?fref=ts