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Brian Reynolds' Glasgow Music and Film Festival highlights

Music programmer for The Arches picks out the music events highlights

Glasgow Music and Film Festival Highlights

‘As someone with indie Glasgow sensibilities, Mondo Morricone’s the event I’m most excited about. I first saw it ten years ago at Stirling’s Cowane Centre as a penniless student. Eugene Kelly and Isobel Campbell played with Duglas [T Stewart, of BMX Bandits] and Davie [Scott, of The Pearlfishers.] I bootlegged a copy of that gig, which I listened to loads. Then about eight months ago I approached Duglas to ask if he’d put the show back together, which he has done for the GFF.

Getting Goblin to come over especially is also pretty exciting. We had them booked last year, but they split up and we had to cancel it. We got in touch this year to ask if Claudio Simonetti [keyboards] would come over on his own, and they were like, ‘Actually, we’re back together again.’ Seems like they’ve fallen back in again! So we’re flying them over from Rome, and one member from Toronto. We’ve borrowed a high-power projector from the GFT; that’ll be screened in the main arch. Opening for Goblin will be a new project called OV [Iain Cook, ex-Aereogramme, with p6, aka Phil from DeSalvo] where they’ll score films by Derek Jarman and David Lynch.

It’s good to have Zombie Zombie back. I love that band. When I’d asked them last year to do a tribute to John Carpenter’s films, they weren’t keen at first. But they changed their minds and did it, and it led to a record being released. They loved the process, and this year are doing the Battleship Potemkin score.

The Lucky Dragons show is genuinely exciting too. We’ve been working with Cry Parrot on that one. It’ll be good to let the audience interact and control things.’

Glasgow Film Festival

Scotland's fastest growing film festival has taken less than ten years to turn itself into a force to be reckoned with in the film festival world. Highlights include the world premiere of Where You're Meant to Be at the Barrowland (19 Feb), Raiders of the Lost Ark and Silence of the Lambs at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and…

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 15 Feb 2017

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Thu 16 Feb 2017

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Fri 17 Feb 2017

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…and 9 more dates until 26 Feb 2017

Zombie Zombie

Parisian duo who apparently 'use sound and rhythm to explore the feeling of fear growing inside you'.

Glasgow Music & Film Festival

The music strand of Glasgow Film Festival, co-curated GFF and The Arches, returns with a programme featuring artists including Goblin, Zombie Zombie and Duglas T Stewart (BMX Bandits) paying tribute to their favourite films and soundtracks.

David Scott, Duglas T Stewart & friends: Mondo Morricone

Unique interpetations of Ennio Morricone's classic soundtracks from Davie Scott (The Pearlfishers) and Duglas T Stewart (BMX Bandits) and various musicians, including members of Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub, The Bathers and The Vaselines plus veteran Scottish broadcaster Peter Easton. Part of the Glasgow Music…

Lucky Dragons: No Boundaries, No Hierarchies

Experimental electronica that aims to break down boundaries between audience and artist, backed by silent short film screenings. Part of the Glasgow Music and Film Festival.

Claudio Simonetti's Goblin

The Italian band formed in the early 70s plays frenetic prog rock.


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