Most promising, or perhaps ‘interesting’ show we have come across this week is the debut of Hairy Area (don’t try to google it…).
The band is a side project of We Were Promised Jetpacks (three members, pictured, no Michael) plus members of Endor, Sebastian Dangerfield and Lady North.
If that wasn’t intriguing enough, it’s an Instinctive Raccoon show, billed as an “alternative to Eurovision” (not sure if there’ll be any Eurovision-themed stuff going on or if it is just literally something different to do rather than watch the annual confirmation that everyone hates the UK on the telly)
Anyway, it’s on Saturday 14th at Stereo in Glasgow, and (erk) it’s listed as kicking off at 11pm…
And a wee bit different – a four-day mini-festival across Glasgow features the world renowned Kronos Quartet and a variety of special guest collaborators, it includes the Scottish premiere of Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11, written especially for the Quartet.
They will also perform works by Terry Riley, Michael Gordon and Derek Charke, and (it says here) employ a specially constructed barbed wire fence to perform Jon Rose’s fascinating Music for 4 Fences
All this is from 12th – 15th May, a long weekend of events across the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City Halls and Old Fruitmarket, with a world exclusive recital at Hamilton Mausoleum.