Last night’s gig in Edinburgh was surprisingly good. Surprising in that with four Edinburgh gigs under my belt, three have been pretty crap. It was in a venue called Henry’s Cellar Bar which was very much like the 13th Note in Glasgow. I had to drive up to Dundee afterwards, so could only see one other act on the bill. They were called A Lost Generation and were pretty damn good. Hardcore punk with political messages and really fucking tight. Also, they donate 50p from their £1.50 EP’s to the Glasgow Street Kids charity which is an amazing idea.
However, the main reason for this blog is to try and convince you that you should buy your early bird tickets for the Glasgow Oxjam Takeover. Basically, on the 24th and 25th of October 150 bands will be playing across Glasgow’s Merchant City in order to raise awareness (and cash) for Oxfam. Myself and the band are headlining the 13th Note Stage on the 24th, with a whole slew of acts that I fucking love including Roscoe Vacant and El Bastardos. Judith Harron from my band is also doing her first ever Glasgow show, which makes this extra special!
The early bird tickets are £6, after the last 29 have been sold the price will rise to £8. You can get them from We Got Tickets, and then trade the e-ticket for the wrist band at Oxjam Music on Byres Road, or in Mono (King St, Glasgow). This wrist band then gets you in to all the festivites across the weekend, where bands such as The Xcerts, The Attic Lights, Sons and Daughters and Many more (including one that I almost wrote there but had to delete it since its extra secret and special).