Admiral Fallow, Steve Mason (acoustic) and Mungo’s Hi-Fi to perform at ‘Live at the Longlist’, a brand new event exclusively announcing The SAY Award 2017 Longlist.
On Wednesday 24th May, The SAY (Scottish Album of the Year) Award 2017 Longlist will be revealed in front of a live audience at Glasgow’s O₂ ABC. Home to The SAY Award ceremony back in 2015, the venue welcomes the Award back for this new ticketed event where SAY Award alumni Admiral Fallow, Steve Mason (acoustic) and Mungo’s Hi Fi will perform live, and 20 outstanding Scottish albums will be announced as The SAY Award 2017 Longlist. Each of these 20 albums will be in the running for the £20,000 grand prize, as well as the coveted title of Scottish Album of the Year 2017.
Tickets are available here
Robert Kilpatrick, Projects and Operations Manager at the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), said:
“To announce this year’s SAY Award Longlist, we’re delighted to introduce this fantastic new live music event in Glasgow, allowing music fans to engage with the award more than ever before. Admiral Fallow, Steve Mason and Mungo’s Hi Fi have each been celebrated through previous SAY Award campaigns for fantastic album releases, so what better way to announce this year’s top 20 albums than by inviting them to play at ‘Live at the Longlist’, a new event celebrating great Scottish albums both old and new”. Continue reading
Barry Adamson is one of the supreme cats of the punk rock world – and we mean punk in its widest, most adventurous sense.
Back in late 70s Manchester, he auditioned for the band who would be Magazine using a two-string bass and got the gig.
Next up, a mid-80s stint in that magnificent band of desperadoes, the Bad Seeds, before he embarked on a solo career writing film noir-inspired soundtracks to imaginary films.
And then some soundtrack work on actual films, including David Lynch’s Lost Highway, Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers and Danny Boyle’s The Beach.
Over the last ten years, he has rejoined both Magazine and the Bad Seeds for a time before pursuing his own work again, adding filmmaking, photography and writing to his already stuffed CV.
His latest release is new EP, Love Sick Dick, a typically cinematic outing in which he inhabits the role of the title sad sack.
Ahead of his show at King Tut’s, where he says he will present “the full Barry Adamson experience”, we teased out some sage thoughts on a variety of topics. Here’s Barry…
On marking the 40th anniversary of punk
I remember being at a club called Rafters [legendary Manchester venue where the likes of Joy Division, The Buzzcocks and Depeche Mode played early gigs] taking photos of a mainly 17 year old band called The Fall and then playing on the same stage within weeks. Continue reading
The Album Pathway, created by Glasgow artist Jim Lambie, pays homage to the iconic Barrowland Ballroom and its role in Glasgow’s musical history. Arranged like the spines of records on a shelf, the Pathway lists the names and dates of bands who played Barrowland from 1983 until the Pathway was installed for the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Situated just along from the Barrowland, the Pathway forms a welcome “temporary” green space in the heart of a bustling urban area.
Our tour guests on the Pathway
Fans of Barrowland Park is a community group formed to campaign to save Glasgow’s Barrowland Park/ Album Pathway. On Saturday 8th April from 11am-1pm they’re holding an event to spring clean the Pathway.
Readers may remember a previous blog we ran about the campaign/ petition to Glasgow City Council last year. Barrowland Park was granted a temporary reprieve and as far as we’re aware that lasts until September this year.
Walking the Pathway with our guests
Like our friends at Fans of Barrowland Park, we’d hate to see the park disappear or move. It makes perfect sense right where it is. Our tour guests love it and are dismayed when we tell them it might not always be here.
Fans of Barrowland Park would love it if you could:
Follow them on FB and twitter.
Keep an eye out for events and public meetings.
Take photos if you’re at the park and either tag them and/or use the #SaveBarrowlandPark hashtag.