Glasgow Mix Tape celebrates the music of the city, with Errors, Malcolm Middleton and more
- Colin Robertson
- 24 July 2014
Admiral Fallow, The Phantom Band and Richard Young will also perform at the East End Social event
In what is becoming an increasingly epic summer for Glasgow in general, and its music scene in particular, Chemikal Underground is celebrating the city’s enduring relationship with music with Glasgow Mix Tape, bringing together a stellar array of musicians and mavericks to kick out the jams over two stages at Glasgow Green on Saturday, Aug 2.
The event is part of the label's East End Social project, and the lineup reads as a who’s who of Glasgow’s music scene of the past and present, underscoring why Glasgow’s continued reputation as being a musical vanguard is justified.
Highlights include performances from perennial post-electro favourites Errors, Malcolm Middleton, Admiral Fallow, The Phantom Band, as well as the prolific Richard Youngs, Glasgow’s own traditional dixieland jazz band Penman’s Jazzmen and riff-heavy three-piece Holy Mountain.
On top of this, there are emerging acts such as Alarm Bells, folk crusaders Trembling Bells and retro-futurist, synth-obsessed duo Ubre Blanca. The festival also tips a hat to those who kickstarted the city’s current generation of music with a set from bis, one of Chemikal Underground’s first signings; an acoustic performance from Edwyn Collins, former member of the legendary Orange Juice; and a set from celebrated Scottish crooner Sydney Devine.
Additionally, the event will be hosted by Vic Galloway and regular List scribe Nicola Meighan, and there will also be DJ sets from Stephen Pastel (The Pastels, Monorail), Adele Bethel (Sons & Daughters) and Helen Marnie (Marnie/Ladytron).
Starting at 10.30am and running through until 9.30pm, with music videos from the last three decades of Glaswegian goodness peppered in between live performances, the event is free and unticketed.