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
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.
JACOB YATES & THE PEARLY GATE LOCK PICKERS LAUNCH THEIR SECOND ALBUM… GOTHS!!!
& 7″ SINGLE ‘THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE SELFISH GENE’ VIA VAVA RECORDS
LOCKPICKERS PLAY STEREO SOMETIME AFTER 8 >>> THEN DJS IN OLD HAIRDRESSERS TILL LATE, £6
IT’S OUT LAST EVER, EVER, EVER SHOW!
Come help see us off, Once More, With Feeling! A six-act spectacular featuring…. A.L KENNEDY! A NEW INTERNATIONAL! MCGUIRE! JONNIE COMMON! ROSEANNE REID! GEORGIA BARTLETT-MCNEIL!
Bring yer dancin’ shoes, compadres…..
Wed 1st June at Stereo… JOANNA GRUESOME plus ANXIETY, BREAKFAST MUFF, THE GLUGG + ANDREW MILK DJ set
Sunday 1st May at Stereo… Night School presents MAYDAY: The Number Ones + Breakfast Muff + Anxiety + Mordwaffe
THE NUMBER ONES
There can be none other. The Number Ones hail from Dublin but their permanent home is your heart. With a background in psychedelic folk and hardcore, The Number Ones thankfully sound nothing like either: theirs is a pure power pop, like The Undertones or any of the Good Vibrations groups or The Beatles with distortion pedals, or the Buzzcocks on a Yellow Pills compilation. Following stone cold classic singles, The #1s’s debut album on Static Shock is like 10 Jaegerbombs slammed straight to your brain, with all the sweet sadness and sugar-rush melody that suggests. The 4 lads’ last show at the note was a riot, let’s make this a night to remember. Sean Goucher, Cian Nugent, Eddie Kenrick, Conor Lumsen what’s the crack? Wait that’s not right..
Glasgow’s wonderkids Breakfast Muff are riotous, a beautiful day-glo punk crash making it up as they go along. Or maybe there’s a grand plan, unveiling itself so fast and with such a sharp, popped punk loving dagger if you blink you’re already enthralled. With their 2nd album Rainbow Yawn on Fuzzkill Records, BF are the best friends everyone wished they have, a distorted colourful ooze that welds melody, anger, joy, guitars and joie de vivre.
Formed in the later half of 2015, the Glasgow-stewed quadraped malignants have already faced being banned from venues, thrown off bills, chained to railings, been subject to passing diseases and doused in drinks. Members of Pennycress, The Lowest Form, Apostille, Herbert Powell, Helena Celle stick a skewer in a crusty mainline of protest peace punk a-la Rudimentary Peni / Crass, lick the tip of fast-paced falling-down-the-stairs HXC with Crudos in mind and war dispoetical about darkness, wetness and ripped crotches. Chaos with a capital URK.
Bubbling over from an unnameable group of Glasgow based reprobates, Mordwaffe are another alignment of troubled humans David Roeder, Musho Fernandez, Matt Walkerdine, Ruari MacLean, Jess Higgins. For their second show, Mordwaffe’s jams will be kicked out, a Velvets klang spearheaded into the night coalescing around Roeder’s guiding light. Off kilter with plenty underneath the distorts-fuzz.
DJ BRING YOUR IPODS from 1979
ADV TIX: £5
ON THE DOOR: £6
The break is over…Too NICE is back and set to return to its place of birth. The hit squad are charged up and have a selection ready for all to enjoy.
It’s time to get Stereo Metro Boomin like Magic City on a Monday.
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Gold Standard (Don G b2b Ross Mac)
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R&B * Rap * Grime * G-FUNK * Trapsoul * Dancehall * Bieber …
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Come to FORGET.
Come to REMEMBER.
Come to REINVENT YOURSELF.
Join us as we pay HOMAGE to the PAST LIVES that have INSPIRED, ENCHANTED & EXPANDED hearts and minds.
Part of the month long celebration of LIFE, ART AND INNOVATION for LGBT History Month 2016.
CONDUCTING THE MAYHEM as always, your host, chief clown and general weirdo MISS ANNABEL SINGS.
SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMERS:
Legendary King of Drag DIANE TORR
Gender fucking performance artist JAK SOROKA
Dive’s one and only transgender showgirl TAYLOR HUXLEY
Stereo’s own SELL OUT super promoter/producer/DJ (PUSH IT/TYCI/POLYESTER)
Ex ARCHES/DEATH DISCO resident & producer on VOCO Records and Microrave. Electro/nu rave/moody basslines.
Producer slash DJ ‘Modifier’ takes you on a trip deep into chaos land. Expect technicolor musicality and BRAND NEW releases. Producing worldwide on Voco Records, Renaissance and High Sheen, and now Hot Gem.
Video installation: ARS MAGICAE LUCIS.
With the customary MIDNIGHT VOGUE WALK (get werkin’)!
Dive loves you x
£6 Early Bird (until midnight Sunday Feb 7th)
Press for DIVE:
“Offbeat and innovative “
LIST TOP 100 2014 & 2015
“Quickly becoming an institution”
“Camp and rowdy”
MISS ANNABEL SINGS
“Divine” (Time Out), “Magnificent” (Scotsman)
Reinventing the narratives of sex and gender, Diane Torr developed her work in performance art, film, installation and photography, particularly within the context of NYC from 1976-2002. She garnered acclaim as a prominent gender activist through her teaching of the Drag King (later known as Man for a Day) workshops. Man for a Day by Berlin filmmaker, Katarina Peters, premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival in 2012.
As a queer maker, programmer, and facilitator they are concerned with uncovering layers of shame (internalised and societal) around self-expression.
“brutal..unswervingly honest…a talented performer with intellectual, as well as physical stamina.” ***** Herald (for ACTS OF SELF LOVE)
We are beyond psyched to be teaming up with Lost Map to bring you Tuff Love’s album launch in 2016!
The duo’s debut album Resort will be released on CD, LP and through all digital channels on January 29, 2016 and will be available to pre-order from the beginning of next year. If you’d like a wee taster before that, there’s a snappy new track taken from Resort and Dregs called ‘Crocodile’ available to stream here right now – https://soundcloud.com/
The launch takes place Friday 5th February at Glasgow’s Stereo Cafe Bar.
We are also delighted to welcome the bodacious Bossy Love who will be bringing their dance anthems to Stereo.
Frances McKee (The Vaselines) will be joining us! This legend of a lady will be opening the party.
We will have a charity raffle in aid of Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice as chosen by Tuff Love. You can read more about them here –http://www.ppwh.org.uk/
We will also be collecting for Glasgow Women’s Aid. Items we are accepting are shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, sanitary products and any unwanted Xmas toiletry sets! Collections will take place at the TYCI table downstairs. For more info on Glasgow Women’s Aid, please visit – http://
To top it all off we will be having an afterparty upstairs in Stereo’s bar with TYCI and DJ Sycophantasy (PVC) till the early hours.
Gig (+14) Aftershow (+18)
Dice: #nobookingfees – https://dice.fm/
Poster by Robin Einsberg.