- Hamish Brown
- 16 October 2008
The List and Barfly collaborate on new live music event and online initiative.
The List are joining forces with Glasgow venue The Barfly in launching a new live music event this month. The List Exposure Night will be a regular monthly live music event showcasing the best new and emerging music from near and far. The line-up of the monthly show will be jointly curated by The List and The Barfly and reflects the best in new, interesting and high-quality music talent from Scotland and beyond.
The initiative kicks off with an appearance from politically-charged, London ska-folk-punk trio The King Blues (pictured), who arrive in Glasgow on the cusp of releasing their acerbic new album Save the World, Get the Girl. The band have been gaining plaudits for their self-proclamed, ‘conscious, rude boy ska’, being championed by the likes of Zane Lowe, the Guardian and Kerrang! alike. The band, reinforce the notion that music can be socially aware without being preachy.
List music editor Mark Robertson explains the ethos behind the series. ‘We have worked with various venues across Scotland in the past on live music nights, but had been looking for someone to head up a more regular event. The Barfly has earned a solid reputation for supporting new music and have enjoyed great success with similar nights in conjunction with NME, Kerrang! and XFM across the country, so when they approached us, it seemed like the perfect partnership.’
Rory Anderson, Head Booking Agent at Barfly Glasgow is also excited by the initiative, saying: ‘The List Exposure Night is a great opportunity for both local and touring bands, and with the support from Barfly, who have been actively committed to the development of new music, this event could give bands the much needed press they require.’
The live aspect of the event is complemented by a new web initiative, Exposure, at List.co.uk. Starting on Thursday 16 October, Exposure aims to provide a useful leisure-planning tool by profiling the emerging acts with upcoming live dates in your town. With five new artists being previewed each week – one a day Monday to Friday – users can hear an artist’s music online, watch their videos, read about why they deserve your attention and potentially decide to go and see them there and then.
The idea is an expansion of The List’s regular Exposure feature which picked up on the likes of Errors, Hayseed Dixie and The Fratellis at the very early stages of their careers. Visit www.list.co.uk/exposure for more info.
Bands wishing to be considered for Exposure should send their details plus links to firstname.lastname@example.org