Glasgow’s finest music and arts magazine, Beard, and VGB concerts present an unforgettable all day musical extravaganza on Saturday 19th May 2007! This is not just a standard gig; it is an event, with bands, solo artists, exhibitionists and nutters let loose in at Glasgow’s finest venue, the 800-capacity The Arches. Inspired by inclusive community ethos of the Green Man Festival, 1960s happenings at the UFO club and the diverse programming of Glasgow festivals as Triptych and Instal, there will be DJs, talks, projections and original artwork.
James Blackshaw: One of the most astonishing young acoustic guitarists in Britain, James Blackshaw weaves together folk traditions, trance-like minimalism and pan-ethnic influences to create music of rare grace and beauty. http://www.myspace.com/jamesblackshaw
The One Ensemble: Daniel Padden's (Volcano The Bear) avant folk troupe tap into British psych, European improv and Balkan mystery. http://www.myspace.com/oneensemble
PuMaJaW: Psychedelic torch songs and dark folk laments from the Perthshire duo of Pinkie MacLure and John Wills (ex Loop). http://www.myspace.com/pumajaw
Napoleon IIIrd: Kaleidoscopic DIY laptop pop from the Brainlove Records signing. Cornelius meets XTC! http://www.myspace.com/boney3
Kylie Minoise: Thrilling salvos of slobbering noise and ruptured audio from the Glasgow underground. http://www.myspace.com/kylieminoise
Wounded Knee: Sea shanties, looped vocals, drones and percussion from the Edinburgh noise guru. http://www.myspace.com/iamwoundedknee
Team Brick: Playful noise insanity, loops and mangled syntax from Geoff Barrow’s (Portishead) Invada label. http://www.myspace.com/teambrick
Skeleton Bob: Glasgow/Thurso trio sing melancholic country songs about girls and getting drunk. http://www.myspace.com/therealskeletonbo
Gilded Angels: Slug that bourbon and whoop it up for Glasgow's finest country rock revue! http://www.myspace.com/thegildedangels
Snakebelt One half of Glasgow’s mighty Bubblewrap Holocaust (Textile Records) fry your brain with surreal rants, killer Beefheart riffs and monster movie samples! http://www.myspace.com/textilerecords
Remember, Remember: Dreamy Glass and Eno inspired solo project from multi-instrumentalist Graeme Ronald (Royal We/Multiplies/Mogwai). http://www.myspace.com/rememberremember
Guanoman: Alarming bass, laptop and glockenspiel molestation from the man behind the Transdimensional Sushi label! http://www.myspace.com/guanomanmusic
Plus DJ sets from John Brainlove, Jheorgge Bloodfeast (//FAST//, Yo Yo Trix) and the Beard Soundsystem!
Beardstock: 1pm 'til 11pm, Saturday May 19th
The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL
Tickets: £12, available from Ticketweb, Tickets Scotland, Monorail and The Arches
Beard Fanzine was founded by journalism post-graduates Stewart Smith and Neil Jaques in Glasgow, following "much inebriated talk and subliminal musical influences".
- Beard #1 was launched in the Summer of 2003.
- Beard #2 saw Beard win the 2005 EMAP Fanzine award for best music fanzine.
It has quickly become a cult magazine and is popular with musicians, artists and hipsters alike.
In addition to giving underground Scottish acts like Park Attack, Lucky Luke and Hookers Green No1 their first in-depth press, we’ve ran rare interviews with cult legends Robert Wyatt and Shirley Collins. We bagged the first interview with US songwriter Daniel Johnston ahead of the acclaimed documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston and interviewed mystery novelist and country singer Kinky Friedman as he kicked off his thwarted bid to become governor of Texas. Other artists we have interviewed include Devendra Banhart, Alisdair Roberts, Mogwai, Sons & Daughters and star of Emmy-nominated comedy Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Mike Nelson.
Beardstock will serve as the launch for the long-awaited Beard #6. This bumper edition will feature interviews with resurgent folk spirit Vashti Bunyan, indie greats Silver Jews, Giant Sand maestro Howe Gelb, singer-songwriter Nina Nastasia, anti-folkster Jeffrey Lewis, Glasgow indie-pop heroes BMX Bandits, and British folk guitar deity John Renbourn. We also speak to underground comix legend and Spongebob writer Kaz.. Continuing our commitment to the most exciting new Scottish acts we chat to electro-pop mischief makers Gay Against You and rabble-rousing indie rockers Dananananaykroyd, and review the most thrilling live acts from Glasgow and beyond.http://www.myspace.com/beardstockfest, http://www.myspace.com/vagabondconcerts, http://www.myspace.com/beardmag