Monday, 28 June 2010

This week: Swimmer One and WPM at Creation Studios,

(Isn't this a great poster by (if I've got it right)
Dep Downie?)

There's a keek load of stuff on this week. With what I've talked about below, plus New Works New Worlds at the Arches, Glasgow from Wednesday to Saturday, George Burt's improv guitar with the wierd and wonderful kinetic sculptures of Sharmanka Gallery as part of the 'First Thursday' monthly evening event at Trongate 103, plus the Kelburn Garden Party this weekend with Broken Records, Meursault and Panda Su to name a few, it really is going to be tricky deciding what to do, where to go. Especially since I bet there's also a keek load of great stuff in other places I haven't mentioned. I forgot to also mention Cryptic Nights this Thursday at the CCA, Glasgow. Why why why, is there only one of me...

Friday night in Dundee is the launch party of the Guerilla Gallery, hosted by the most entertaining and talented visual wizzos RetchyVSmash - Check out their website to see what beautiful and what 'f**king nuts stuff' they do. And if you want to submit five of your best digital images (no videos this time) email them at (deadline this Wednesday).

Y'know Andrew Eaton, arts editor of The Scotsman? Well he just happens to be in a cracking band called Swimmer One and they're playing Glasgow this Sunday at 'Words Per Minute III' at Creation Studios with his band Swimmer One - check out their myspace.
Also check out the Words Per Minute site for the full line up - Everyone should go to every WPM. It's a feast for all the artistic sensibilities you may have or didn't know you have. Inspiring, entertaining, affable, engaging and great quality. Organised by a few of those involved with Discombobulate, it is guaranteed that your culture-o-meter will whoop up to the next level in a very enjoyable manner. 3.30 - 6pm with DJ sets by Miaoux Miaoux between 6-7pm. £2

However, it kind of unfortunately clashes with some of the cracking all day music festival 'Commercial Alternative' with The 1990s, Phantom Band, Remember Remember, Comet Gain, Spectrals, Golden Grrrrls, Astral Planes, Peter Parker and Girls Names. If the tickets haven't already sold out, get one. It's going to be a really brilliant day of music. The very very nice poster is designed (I think, if not please someone correct me) by the rather talented Dep Downie of Monorail Music himself. I hope they're selling copies of the poster too!
- £20 (+ bf) if there are any tickets left - phone 0141 222 225

Also on Sunday is the 'Say No To Plastic' vintage summer sale is on at the Oran Mor (church) at the top of Byres Road.

I'm pretty sure you could manage a wholesome piece of all three Sunday events if you're super organised and mobile, but otherwise, keep wishing for the invention of a speedy clone machine.

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