Thur 30th July: Stereo presents… JOHN MORAN – Etudes: Amsterdam (Scottish premiere) Monday 20 July

Stereo is DELIGHTED to be bringing John Moran to Glasgow, to perform his latest solo music/theater work – Etudes: Amsterdam. This solo work was commissioned (2011) by Amsterdam Fringe and Mayfest, Bristol. It won the title BEST OF FRINGE at Spoleto Fringe (Italy) and Amsterdam Fringe (Netherlands), and has since been performed across Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Italy and UK.


Originally this Scottish debut of *Amsterdam* was going to be a co-production between The Arches and Stereo. In fact it was in The Arches that we first saw John Moran’s incredible composition/choreography/lip-syncing/achingly explicit self-narrative/social commentary. As it stands we’re going to be flying solo without the funding and in-kind contributions from The Arches, after the venue was forced into administration by Glasgow City Council licensing board back in June.
Don’t miss this rare chance to see John do his thing.

And big love from Stereo to all at The Arches past present and future xox#savethearches

Thur 30th July


Or on the door…


More on John Moran:

American composer / performer John Moran, has been called the ‘protege of Philip Glass’, having been discovered by Glass at a young age. In 2003, Glass was quoted as saying, “I am convinced that there is no more important composer working today, than John Moran.” His works of musictheater have featured performers such as Allen Ginsberg, Iggy Pop, Uma Thurman and Julia Stiles, receiving numerous awards internationally. The Boston Globe has written, “Moran is a modern-day Mozart.” Having been known as a leading figure in New York theater in the 1990′s, Moran then developed a new, and very simplified style of presenting theater, and began touring internationally under the name ‘John Moran…and his neighbor, Saori’ – with Japanese dancer, Saori Tsukada. Before the artist relocated to Europe and Asia, in 2008, The New York Times called these performances, “One of the most important and innovative artistic collaborations of New York City.”, and TimeOut Magazine wrote, “With a one-hour show, Moran has reaffirmed his reputation as one of the most important (and underrated) figures in the avant-garde.”

This solo work was commissioned (2011) by Amsterdam Fringe and Mayfest, Bristol. It won the title BEST OF FRINGE at Spoleto Fringe (Italy) and Amsterdam Fringe (Netherlands), and has since been performed across Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Italy and UK.

Wed 8th July: INTER- #1. A new night of multi-channel, surround and experimental sound Monday 29 June

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INTER- is a new event series for the performance of multi-channel and surround sound work, and other work made specifically for loudspeakers.

We’ll be presenting work and practices across aesthetic, conceptual and technical boundaries. We are excited to see what develops through these events.

Perhaps a broad range of
utopian/dystopian soundscapes – fragments – phone clips – club diffusions – field-recordings – youtube rips

Join us for the first night on Wed 8th July from 7.30pm

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Friday 5th June: WSHOM – We Should Hang Out More X BigBadLlama Thursday 28 May

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So after our month off we’ve come back fresh with ideas for how we can innovate the way we document just how great it is to #HOM.
We Should Hang Out More is about people. People are sexy. Like, really sexy. Like, so sexy that we thought we’d bring in one of the best young talents in the world of photography to document just how sexy everyone is.

From the pages of Vogue, Fashion week in NYC to drag queens in LA or dinner with Adam Lambert – the career of BIGBADLLAMA (Tony Webster), has taken off at rocket pace.
He spent 7 years as a humanitarian aid worker, travelling the globe and developing a passion for photography which has seen him featured on over ten times, shot with Boy London, Elle UK, shoot music videos with Rupauls Drag Race winner Raja Gemini, shoot at New York Fashion week and when he’s not doing that he’s cuddling his two little dogs or photographing scantily clad men for his side project ‘filthybadllama’ – which has been dubbed ‘homotography’ or ‘hipster porn’.

Probably worth mentioning his last club shoot in Glasgow… Mixmag’s feature on Subculture’s 20th birthday…

Stereo is a great space for its urban feel with all its nooks and crannies; we thought we might as well go and set up a booth in one of them where Tony can do his thing.

Now getting your photo taken by someone who has snapped for the most famous fashion publications (F*****G VOGUE!!) in the world can be intimidating so just to take the edge off we thought we’d throw in a few surprises on our runway…. Expect the unexpected.

AS ALWAYS El Horno, Shahaa Tops and The Phatman Bhatman will be providing aural and visual delight from start to finish – the dance floor will be its own domain; there’s no obligation to make it into Tony’s next Vogue spread but…y’know, you’re gorgeous; it would be a shame not to.

Vogue-quality photos for all and salacious disco vibes for £6?

Don’t say we’re not good to you ☺

Lights, camera… #HOM… Action.



This Bank Holiday Sunday: Subcity – Day Party + After Dark! Tuesday 19 May

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‘To celebrate the end of exams and the Bank Holiday weekend, Subcity is bringing you a real-life day & night musical extravaganza. We’ll be slapping on the sunblock for a (hopefully) sun-kissed day of music & madness at Lilybank Gardens (don’t trample the flowers), before we sweat it all off at Stereo until the break of dawn (literally, we checked).’

DAY PARTY // 1200 – 1800 // FREE
Lilybank Gardens (behind Ashton Lane)

AFTER DARK // 2300 – 0400 // £5
Stereo Cafe Bar, Renfield Lane.



• Hypnotia :
Genre: Dark, Ambient, Electronic
Favourite GU building: Boyd Orr.
Cocktail of choice: Black Russian.

• The Dissolving
Genre: Techno, Experimental.
TV channel of choice: Static.
Favourite record speed: 33 ⅓.

• Asterism
Genre: Techno, Bass.
Loves: Guests.
Party Drink: Buckie Milkshake.

Genre: Acid Techno, Industrial.
Holiday house in: Detroit.
City or country living?: Warehouse.


• Chust
Genre: Sea-shanties, Songs in the key of Rum
Favourite boy-band: Wet Wet Wet.
Dancing style: Jig

• Rainbow Dome:
Genre: Downtempo, Jazz, Ambient.
Favourite Mario Kart track: Rainbow Road.
Least favourite Radiohead album: In Rainbows.

• 199x:
Genre: Underground 90’s Hiphop.
Preferred ‘Snoop ____’ name: Snoop Doggy Dogg.
Worst Enemies: Big Smoke and Ryder.

• Jump Sturdy:
Genre: Electronica, Chilled, Hiphop.
Favourite Pokémon: Rattata.
Likes: Flannel.

Genre: Downtempo, Chilled, Funky.
Musical inspiration: DJ Keoma, Himself.
Related search terms: Machiavelli, Nepotism.

Genre: Alternative, Activist, Indie.
Dislikes: Small pockets on women’s trousers, Discrimination.
Likes: Nice tracksuits.

TYCI – Sat 16th May Wednesday 6 May

Total BOMAZ TYCI are back for May’s edition with rrrrrrrreally excellent line up! Sat 16th May, £5, mega vibes… easy peasy!


For TYCI’s May event, we are delighted to welcome back punk trio Youth Man, all the way from Birmingham, who last graced TYCI’s stages back in June 2014. Joining them is Glasgow’s own STROP (previously FROTH) and Suzi from the SAY- long listed Happy Meals on the decks.

Every month, TYCI’S raffle supports a different charity, with the funds raised at our April event going to ActionAid.

Poster by Sara Alonso.







Next Fri/Sat LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM and AKALA Thursday 23 April

Next weekend is a beltin LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM event on Fri 1st Mayday with PRONTO MAMA, BIGG TAJ & YOUNG PEOPLE’S ARMY and CUTTY’S GYM followed by TOO MUCH HYPE, and then on Sat Synergy Concerts presents AKALA – one of the most articulate and well-informed voices we have heard speaking on racism. GREAT>+!




Sat 4th April – Glasgow Zine Fest 2K15 followed by Poisoned Chalice III Tuesday 24 March



DAYTIME & EVENING: Glasgow Zine Fest 2K15 - Underground for the underdog. Zines, books, food, tunes, art, DIY DIY DIY. Spread across Old Hairdressers AND Stereo this year, we’re looking at double the fun.

NIGHT (11-3am): Poisoned Chalice presents:
Tonal (ft members of Whilst, Clocked Out, Skullwizard)
Letitia Pleiades (Fem Bitch Nation, Asparagus Piss Raindrop)
DJ Sports (Golden Teacher, Thoth, Optimo Music)
No Globe (The Art School)
DJ Femme Fresh ( Tigerbeat alter ego)

£2 b4 12, £4 after
big big fun
no chin stroking allowed

TMH visualz as standard

fundraising for volunteering trip to Lajee Youth Centre in Aida Refugee Camp, Palestine

Sat March 21st – TYCI (MARCH 2015): TUCK YOUR BUZZCU*T IN Friday 13 March


For TYCI’s March event, we are psyched to be collaborating with live art festival, //BUZZCUT//, along with cracking live music from Pennycress and DJ set from VSO (Divorce).

//BUZZCUT// Festival runs from the 18 – 22 March at the Pearce Institute in Govan. The 5 day, artist-led, pay-what-you-can, international art festival, will feature over 60 experimental performance makers and live artists from across Scotland, the UK and parts of Europe.

We’re delighted to welcome two Buzzcut-ers to TYCI in March! All female performance company Figs in Wigs – “Imagine Kraftwerk meets Chicks on Speed at a fruit stall… and you’re nowhere close”. And equally hilarious duo, Sh!t Theatre – ‘”We love improvisation, cracks in the facepaint, failure and being SH!T.”

Every month, TYCI’S raffle supports a different charity, with the funds raised at our March event going to SAY Women Glasgow.

Poster design by Úrsula Mestre.