Freitags #7

Time's a funny thing isn't it? it seems like hardly any time at all since the last brace of Freitags, and here we are again. It certainly doesn't seem like six years since the last album from (Aidan Moffat's pseudonymous electronica project) L. Pierre was released (Dip), but it's most cheering to see that the follow upThe Island Come True will be released on Monday through Melodic. The Quietus has a glut of articles related to its release, including an interview with the bearded bard, a stream of the album and an outstanding piece of writing from editor John Doran.


Stills and the CCA are co-hosting ECONOMY, a group exhibition focusing on the impact of global capitalist on our daily life. We are particularly interested in Stills' Film Lounge programme, showcasing work by Michael Glawogger (Austria), Francesco Jodice (Italy) and Maria Ruido (Spain).

Speaking of film,  we are very excited about The Glasgow Film Festival. The festival only started in 2005 and had been growing steadily ever since. The full programme was announced yesterday - we have a staggering 368 events, 57 UK premieres and 6 world premieres to keep us entertained  this February.  The highlight for us could be Souvenirs of Serge, a documentary charting the relationship between Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg. The film will be followed by a performance from Jane, who will be interpreting  a few classics penned by the Gallic genius/provocateur. We are also attending a screening of Carl Dreyer’s stark and extremely powerful The Passion of Joan of Arc. A classic that deserves to be seen in a good cinema, and that cinema happens to be Glasgow Cathedral, a rather perfect setting. The GFF opens on 14th February with French comedy Populaire: we will be keeping an eye on it on a daily basis and report anything we find of interest. Watch this space.


Last year's Counterflows was a multi-venue event dedicated to underground music and art that occurred in Berlin, London and Glasgow simultaneously. The 2013 line-up for the Glasgow edition has just been announced for April and it's looking pretty special already. Particularly noteworthy are appearances by Peter Brötzmann and Loren Connors, but the most exciting announcement may well be that the ever-enigmatic Jandek will be playing with the superlative Richard Youngs and Alex Neilson at Stereo (Youngs and Neilson having backed Jandek at his first ever gig in 2004). See you down the front.

Freitags #6

Freitags #6. Every Friday we post links to news, articles, media, events and other assorted sources of distraction that we've unearthed through the week. This week features The Filmhouse, Roman Polanski, The Pastels, Domino Records, Foxygen, Jagjaguwar, Flying Nun Records, Captured Tracks, The National Galleries of Scotland and James Joyce's Ulysses.

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Listism: Best of 2012

Our love of lists borders on compulsion, so a 'best of 2012' was inevitable. Please note these are by no means exhaustive/comprehensive, and in no particular order:

Andrew R. Hill:

  • VIC.ism
  • The Pastels @ Neu! Reekie! (Summerhall)
  • Cry Parrot vs Green Door @ Nice N Sleazy
  • Eastern Promise @ Platform
  • Savages @ The Führer Bunker
  • Grouper (part of Counterflows) @ St Andrew’s in the Square
  • Leo Condie @ The Voodoo Rooms
  • Veronica Falls, Palms @ Stereo
  • Bish Bosch – Scott Walker
  • Electric Cables – Lightships
  • Lawrence of Belgravia - Paul Kelly
  • Holy Motors - Leos Carax
  • Berberian Sound Studio - Peter Strickland
  • Hitchcock season @ The Filmhouse
  • David Lynch retrospective @ The Filmhouse

Erika Sella:

  • The Monochrome Set/Wake The President @ The Vodoo Rooms
  • VIC.ism
  • Muscles of Joy @ Summerhall (part of Art Late South)
  • Tabu - Miguel Gomes
  • Berberian Sound Studio - Peter Strickland
  • Holy Motors - Leos Carax
  • Lawrence of Belgravia - Paul Kelly
  • Vertigo - Alfred Hitchcock  (Thank you, Sight and Sound)
  • Picasso & Modern British Art @ The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Flying to Berlin/Husbands - Savages
  • North - Casual Sex
  • Lemondale - Bill Wells

Freitags #5

Freitags #5. Every Friday we post links to news, articles, media, events and other assorted sources of distraction that we've unearthed through the week. This week features Summerhall, Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys, Antony Gormley and Lady Gaga, The Filmhouse, The Cameo, It's a Wonderful Life, The Muppets, Gremlins, Trading PlacesBlack Christmas, Festivus and Ulysses.

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