Sankeys 20th Anniversary Tour
The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 01415651000
£15 – tickets available from The Arches website
Recognised internationally as a spiritual home for house lovers with a sister venue in Ibiza to boot,
Sankeys club in Manchester makes us dribble with pleasure. Having taken their hedonism on tour to celebrate their 20th birthday, they’ll be commandeering the whole of The Arches with an eye-popping line-up. This will be the biggest house event of 2015.
02 ABC, 300 Sauchihall Street, 0141 332 2232
£13.50 – tickets available from 02 ABC website
If you think Sundays are made better with American stoner psychedelic rock, amble down to Dead Meadow. Formed in 1998 from two Indie bands, they’ve since released five studio albums and claimed John Peel as a famous fan. Fresh from a banging North American tour with a new album in the works, come and be taken on a trippy musical voyage.
Inn Deep, 445 Great Western Road, 0141 357 1075
The recent re-ignition of love for poetry amongst hipsters is displayed in this monthly event. Top-knots and doc martens flock here in droves to bathe their ears in fresh and feisty spoken word from newbies and regular performers; if you want a seat in which to sit and sip your craft beer, prepare to eloquently fight for one.
All We Are
Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall Street, 0141 332 7304
£7 – tickets available from Broadcast website
They might have gigged extensively with the likes of The Vaccines and Mew, but All We Are’s performance at Broadcast marks their first headline UK tour. Describing themselves as The Bee Gee’s on diazepam and firm favourites of the BBC 6 Music playlist, this could be your last chance to snobbishly brag that you saw them before they got famous.
Simon Amstell – To Be Free
Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 0141 429 0022
£21/18 concessions – tickets available from Citizens Theatre website
Having sold out residencies in London and New York, multi-award winning comedian Simon Amstell returns to Glasgow on his fourth international stand-up tour. His disturbingly honest manner of triumphantly mocking taboos until they become topical is a well-honed skill that will make you both howl with laughter and cringe simultaneously. Part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival.
Sub Club, 22 Jamaica Street, 0141 248 4600
£10 – tickets available from Resident Advisor
DJ and Producer extraordinaire Andy C has played to crowds as huge as 85,000 at Glastonbury and sold out London’s Brixton academy in minutes. His SubClub debut marks his only venture to Scotland for the whole of 2015; expect a mighty mix of jungle, electro, exceptional remixes and heavy bass. Strap on your rave shoes and prepare to sweat waterfalls.
Furry Chillum Warm-Up Party
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, 0141 353 4533
£7 – tickets available from Art School website
Those itching for festival season to arrive are in luck; this is a sneak peak of the artists playing in the Furry Chillum tent that resides at Eden festival, a party in Dumfries and Galloway gathering more attention by the year with its unique hippy feel. Come and practise your skanking to the vibing eclectic mixture of dub, jazz and African roots.