search

menu

news

Interesting Music Promotions Announce Their Latest Season

From James Yorkston to the Phantom Band, it's a treat for Aberdeen music fans.

Featured Artists: Aidan John Moffat  Crooked Still  Emma Pollock  James Yorkston and the Athletes  The Phantom Band  Willard Grant Conspiracy  Zoey Van Goey 

We can`t all live in London, hell some of us can`t even get it together to make it to Glasgow.  So, when you live in a musical backwater such as Aberdeen, it`s important to clutch every opportunity to see real, live, interesting music and never let it go.  This is where the Granite City`s Interesting Music Promotions come in, and their programme for Autumn 2009 isn`t just exciting, it`s bound to illicit a pang of jealousy from those living in the UK`s more musically vibrant cities.

First up, on 8th September, comes a show at The Tunnels from alt.country favourites Willard Grant Conspiracy.  The band inhabit a sound somewhere between John Cale and Johnny Cash and their last LP picked up the Album of the Month award in Uncut magazine.  Support comes from Doghouse Roses.

On 3rd October Glasgow`s Belle and Sebastian-associated Zoey Van Goey drop by Snafu along with Strike the Colours and, a fortnight later, we get two great shows within days of each other. James Yorkston drops The Tunnels on 15th October by with his Big Eyes Family Players to play some or all of his recent triumphant album of timeless folk songs (imaginatively titled `Folk Songs` and special guests Mary Hampton and David A Jaycock.  Three days later, again at the Tunnels, Boston`s greatest "alternative bluegrass band" Crooked Still play a show with Smokin` Catfish.

Perhaps most exciting of all, however, is a Chemikal Underground Records showcase at the Lemon Tree on 20th November that sees unstoppable stars of 2009 The Phantom Band join former Delgado Emma Pollock, former Arab Strapper Aidan Moffat (with the Best-Ofs in tow) and former De Rosa frontman Martin John Henry in a delicious flavour of one of Scotland`s best loved independent labels.

Tickets are available from One-Up Records, Belmont Street, Aberdeen (Phone (01224) 642662)

08/09/09 Willard Grant Conspiracy + Doghouse Roses @ The Tunnels

03/10/09 Zoey Van Goey + Strike The Colours @ Snafu

15/10/09 James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players + Mary Hampton + David A Jaycock @ The Tunnels

18/10/09 Crooked Still + Smokiní Catfish @ The Tunnels

20/11/09 The Phantom Band + Emma Pollock + Aidan Moffat & The Best-Ofs + Martin John Henry @ The Lemon Tree

Posted on 2 September 2009 by Richard Brown

Tags: Aberdeen  Interesting Music Promotions  Willard Grant Conspiracy  Zoey Van Goey  James Yorkston  Crooked Still  The Phantom Band  Live  Gigs 

Share this news item:

Digg.com Digg Digg.com Facebook Digg.com StumbleUpon Delicious Del.icio.us Reddit Reddit

Article Feedback

Deegee wrote:
Some of us made a conscious decision NOT to live in London or Glasgow ;-)
     Posted on 5 September 2009 at 12:06
Richie wrote:
Ha, indeed. The point was, if we didn't have people like imp getting these great acts up here then who else will? Unfortunately when acts are booking tours there can't be many who say "Hey, we really must play Aberdeen" can there?

Cue loads of examples of bands who love the Granite City....!
     Posted on 5 September 2009 at 13:49

Post a Comment

We welcome feedback from our users. Maybe you disagree with our journalist's opinion? Maybe you've some more information to add to a story or have a great, relevant link? Maybe we're talking out of our arses? Please let us know using the form below. Note: leave the 'name' field blank to post anonymously.
Your Name: 
As an attempt to prevent robots which roam the web posting spam about viagra, 'member growth' methods and, yuck, Razorlight gigs, we've installed this password thing below. Just enter the code to prove you're a human...or a very intelligent chimp.
Enter the code here: 

Live Review - Green Man Festival 2009
21st - 23rd August 2009
31 August 2009

James Yorkston To Release Three-Disc Folk Collection
It'll be out in July.
14 May 2009

Animal Collective, Roky Erickson and DJ History for Green Man
It's shaping up to be one of the festivals of the year.
23 April 2009

Live Review - The Phantom Band
Macbethís London 21st February 2009
23 February 2009

How To Get To Heaven From Scotland
That's the title of former Arab Strap man's new 2009 LP.
15 December 2008