The Dam All Dayer, Elfingrove and Brass Arctic Monkeys
There is no shortage of bands playing in Glasgow this weekend and many of them will be appearing at The Dam on Brunswick street in the heart of the Merchant City for the Dam-All dayer. The Amsterdam bar opened at the beginning of the year and is quickly becoming one of the best spots for grub and drinks. Curated by the team behind Saint Luke’s and the Winged Ox and inspired by dive bars across Europe the Amsterdam prides itself on being a bit rough around the edges. If you descend down into the murky depths of The Amsterdam and you’ll find The Dam Basement, an underground haunt that’s home to wild parties, raucous gigs and club nights. No more so than tomorrow’s offering where 14 bands will take to the stage from 3pm to 3am. Some of the best underground live acts from Glasgow and further afield will grace the stage of The Dam including Snash, Velveteen Riot, Medicine Cabinet and much more. We will be supplying the whole backline for the event which includes a Pearl Vision Drum Kit, a Markbass 310 Combo, a Vox AC15, a Fender Deluxe Reverb and a Marshall JCM 2000 Combo. Make sure to head down and enjoy Whiskies, beers, good tunes and a healthy dose of Rock’n’Roll. Tickets for the event are available here.
Full line up for The Dam All Dayer. Tickets available here.
Continuing on the Christmas Festivities this week saw the opening of Elfingrove at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Inspired by the film series Night at The Museum the team behind GlasGLOW and itison is turning Kelvingrove into Elfingrove, with a spellbinding night time tour of Glasgow’s best-loved museum, where the magic of Christmas is brought to life. The experience includes a 60-90 minute tour where the museum is brought to life with state-of-the-art projection, sound and lighting to create the most magical Christmas journey. Animals will prowl and roar, ancient warriors battle, The Glasgow Boys banter as paintings and statues take on a life of their own. When you step outside, your journey won't end; you'll emerge into a festive wonderland of gourmet street food and a bar with some incredible festive surprises, singing and dancing. We will be supplying a Yamaha P120 Keyboard to the event which runs from the 4th December until the 5th January. It is bound to be a very special experience for all the family. You can get tickets and more information about the event here.
Elfingrove at the Kelvingrove Museum runs from the 4th December to the 5th January.
For those looking for something to do this evening (Friday 6th) Irish musician Maria Somerville will be playing at the glad cafe in Glasgow’s Southside. Maria Somerville draws on folk forms alongside post-punk, traditional Irish motifs, starry eyed pop and hypnotic drones to create wholly original music that is borne of her roots in Connemara, Western Ireland. Her debut album All My People (self-released on 1 March and distributed by Rush Hour), channels the wilderness of the Irish landscape through dense, ethereal soundscapes, bare boned percussion and a heady electronic undertow, interspersed with ghostly vocals that are ever present and all encompassing, like crystalline glints of sunshine peeking through dark stormy clouds. Her enigmatic and enthralling live show comes in both solo and band shape, born of ties with fellow Irish maverick Davy Kehoe (Wah Wah Wino). We have just delivered our Ampeg SVT-4 Pro Bass Head and our Ampeg SVT 15E Bass Cab for the show.
Irish musician Maria Somerville is performing at the Glad Cafe on the 6th December.
On Sunday night there is a very unique event taking place at SWG3 in Glasgow as the all-star 10-piece brass band Old Dity Brassterds will be playing one of the best albums of the century start to end. Following multiple sold out shows in London, the UK's finest brass troupe reinterpret Arctic Monkeys' notorious debut album, ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ in Glasgow. Now regarded as a timeless classic in British music history The Old Dirty Brassterds will be taking infectious floor-fillers like ‘Dancing Shoes’ and the generation-defining delights of ‘I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ and converting them into brass pipe bangers. We will be supplying our Yamaha Maple Custom Drum Kit with a set of Zildjian Cymbals to the unique event. This is one that fans of the Artic Monkey’s excellent first album should not miss. Tickets and more information about the event can be found here.
The Old Dirty Brassterds will be performing The Arctic Monkeys' first album at SWG3 on Sunday.
As usual if you are looking to hire any of these pieces of equipment don’t hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you are heading to any of the shows we hope you have a great time.