Wednesday, 14 March 2012
AVFN, Live in Glasgow, 24/03/12
I'll be playing a gig next Saturday, the 24th of March, at Nice N Sleazy in Glasgow. I'm the only HNW/Static Noise act that night, and probably the only one in Scotland, so I'm curious to see how this one goes down. To date, I've been completely disinterested in sharing the stage with any acts other than HN/HNW ones. But recently I've had a change of heart and I'm ready to step outside of my comfort zone. For a few years now I've been lamenting the lack of harsh acts in Glasgow, overwhelmed as I am by the glut of free-form and psychedelic rock and noise acts. Gone are the glory days of when At War and Kovorox would put on gigs every week catering for more extreme tastes, and we certainly don't see acts like Bloodyminded, Prurient, Gelsomina, Mutant Ape round our way anymore. But there's no point whinging; if I want to go to a harsh gig it looks like I'm going to have to be the one playing. Here's hoping some harsh heads materialise out of the aether. Shame my first gig in my second town isn't at my musical mecca, but Sleazy's is a good spot. Nice poster by Kenny Love, who's also putting on the show, but unfortunately not playing himself.