Knock Knock livens up Glasgow's midweek

New cutting-edge club night plans weekly live acts and plays 'whatever the hell works'

Knock Knock puts its own spin on Glasgow's midweek

‘We don’t have any,’ says co-promoter Grainne Braithwaite. ‘We’re just going to ask DJs from Scotland who we like, or people who might not DJ but who we know have good taste in music.’ Lined up for some of the first few dates are Mogwai, Dolby Anol and Pro-Vinylist Karim.

Live bands every week, with the hotly-tipped D/R/U/G/S appearing on 9 Feb. ‘People are really excited about D/R/U/G/S right now,’ says Braithwaite. ‘The other week The Guardian compared them to Orbital.’ 16 Feb hasn’t been confirmed yet, but previous guests Becoming Real and Rocketnumbernine should give you a clue.

Music policy
Whatever the hell works, you might have realised by now.

What they say
‘Me and Rob [Morrison, co-promoter] were talking about it,’ says Braithwaite, ‘and we decided there’s so much good stuff to do during the week, but nothing on a Wednesday. And also, I’ve noticed through promoting gigs that your standard seven until ten show doesn’t work for bands like D/R/U/G/S or Becoming Real. It feels like your night’s just starting and it’s over. That’s no fun.’

What we say
Braithwaite’s company Synergy Concerts has a shining reputation for booking some astonishing cutting-edge artists, so you needn’t worry about the music. Morrison – who is the entertainments convener at the Art School union – will also be introducing a visual element to the show by allowing GSA students to display their work on the night. Even if it ends up shutting in the summer with the union itself, this still promises to be an unmissable midweek set for the next few months. (David Pollock)

The Art School, Glasgow, weekly Wed.

Knock Knock

  • 4 stars

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