Exposure - The Sauchiehall Crawl
- Camilla Pia
- 22 May 2008
For most of us, spending a night crawling down Sauchiehall Street is not an entirely new concept, but add 11 bands in three different venues for the price of one ticket to the equation, and you’ve got something pretty special. Created by Rooftop Movement, the first ever Sauchiehall Crawl springs into existence at such musical institutions as Nice’n’Sleazy, The Beat Club, and ABC2 this month, and Lori Anderson from the Glasgow-based independent music promotions company tells us exactly what will be on offer.
Firstly, how did the whole shebang come about?
It was inspired by London’s Camden Crawl, an event that allows music lovers to roam freely in and out of different venues and discover bands they wouldn’t normally have heard of. With both local and touring talent available every night in a growing number of new and established venues, we realised Sauchiehall Street was the perfect location to host the Scottish equivalent of the festival.
So who’s playing?
This year we’ve got a wide range of artists, including Chemikal Underground’s The Phantom Band, The Twilight Sad, Make Model, How to Swim, Jo Mango, El Padre, We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Ads, De Rosa, Ross Clark and Galchen. Entry to the venues will be subject to capacities – so make sure you queue early.
You can count on it. So are you planning to make this a regular event?
Oh yes, we hope to eventually involve more bands and venues and establish ourselves as an annual independent music and arts festival that is widely recognised for bringing together and showcasing the best new talent.
Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Sun 1 Jun.