Mickey 9’s the popular purveyors of bass and beat are playing The Bungalow tonight. The funky Glaswegian 4-piece – with a masked, shamanic frontman known only as ‘St. Cool’ – are best-known for their infectious rhythms and electrifying live performances. In fact, the band’s shows earned them the ‘Best Live Act’ award at last year’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards.
Mickey 9s have always done things in their own, irreverent way. The last couple of years have seen the band release a series of popular music videos, hilarious comic strips protesting against Thatcher, Bono, and all things evil, and regularly blowing the minds of unsuspecting gig punters all over the UK.
Mickey 9s’ debut album ‘The Party Manifesto’ parades all that is great about the band: driving bass rhythms, funky guitar licks, four-to-the-floor pounding beats and satirically potent lyrics. It is music like a bomb: unpredictable, explosive, and with a hefty bass-sound. Only a few tickets left, and you might get them on the door from 7pm.
Tomorrow The Bungalow Mod All Dayer is back again and this time it features a fantastic line up including The Players, Bits & Pieces, The M65’s, The Substitutes, SHOUT! and guest DJ. Tickets on the door from 1pm, all for £12.
For the first time the Jesse Janes are bringing their previously sold out live show to The Bungalow and for that matter, Scotland. The show celebrates the now legendary soundtrack from the Coen Brothers 2000 movie ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’. The band will also be performing many iconic tunes associated with the movie music producer and musician T Bone Burnett. Expect to hear classic tunes made famous by the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Alison Kraus, John Prine, Elvis, The Stanley Brothers, Roy Orbison, Jimmie Rodgers, and Gillian Welch to name a few.
The Jesse Janes are an Americana quartet made up of Irish sisters Kate and MaryRose plus Liverpool lads Tom and Ben. Heavily influenced by Bluegrass and Blues, they have been enchanting audiences in Ireland and the Northwest of England for over 10 years with their joyful Americana interpretation of many a classic song plus an increasing repertoire of originals. The band are particularly looking forward to performing in Paisley as the girl’s Dad is a Buddie. Tickets on the door on Sunday from 5pm.
The Bungalow Jam Open Stage on Tuesday kicks off at 7pm. The Jam House Band will be there to entertain you and help out any performers who want to go on stage and do their bit. All backline and drumkit provided just bring your instruments.
Thursday Introducing Night features the musical stylings of Jamie Welsh and his band, supported by local favourites Leisureland. Tickets on the door from 7pm.
Itchycoo Park are at The Old Swan tonight from 8pm and tomorrow afternoon from 4pm The Dangerous Brothers will be ‘Rawkin it Out’ The Northern Soul Club starts at 4pm on Sunday Crawford Carlyle will be singing on stage on Monday from 4pm, Lee James on Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm and Duncan McLellan is in his usual slot at 4pm on Wednesday.
The Keg has Graeme Kerr in tonight at 9pm tomorrow night also at 9pm Bicycle Trip with support from Jodie Campbell. Lappalie Band a German alternative folk and singer-songwriter with some influences of indie, punk and pop are stopping by The Keg on Monday as part of their Scottish Tour. Pop in and give them some support. Gig starts at 9pm.
The Cave have Overdrive in tomorrow from 7pm and on Sunday it is the turn of Splendid Suns at 7pm. Rumours are at Kennedy’s on Sunday from 3pm and Casper and Co are at Inn on the Corner at 4.30pm also on Sunday.
Open Mic/Stage sessions next week are: The Abbey at 9pm on Monday, The Gantry at 9pm on Tuesday, The Bungalow on Tuesday 7pm and The Keg on Wednesday at 8.30pm.