Tenement Trail: TeenCanteen, Crash Club and the Bar Dogs

Tenement Trail: TeenCanteen, Crash Club and the Bar Dogs


We talk to Tenement Trail acts about who and what they're looking forward to from the festival

Tenement Trail, Glasgow's Tenement TV-promoted gig crawl, is back with its fifth iteration. The lineup is cracking and the patter is top notch, but don't just take our word for. Let some of the event's top pulls – TeenCanteen, Crash Club and the Bar Dogs – explain why you should be excited.

Carla Easton, TeenCanteen

Who do you recommend people see (apart from you)?
I'm 100% in love with The Spook School. The first time I saw them live was a few years ago at the Glad Cafe and they immediately blew me away. I remember instantly liking them and being excited by what they were doing and telling everyone they were the best live band in Scotland at that time. I still believe that today. Frantic two-minute song guitar-pop at its absolute best by four of the most genuine people you could meet.

What's your favourite TT memory?
Hector Bizerk smashed it in 2014 at Broadcast.

What can we expect from your slot at TT?
We'll be playing songs from our recently released sold out debut album Say It All with a Kiss.

Neal McHarg, Crash Club

Who do you recommend people see (apart from you)?
Tijuana Bibles, one of the best live acts around. They've not played live much in 2016 so you'd be crazy to miss the chance of seeing them. Just out-and-out rock'n'roll music.

Medicine Men: They just get better and better live. I've seen them at Saint Luke's for TTV's all-dayer and I thought the bigger stage was perfect for them, their sound just filled the room. Then they stole the show down at Leeds festival this year.

Domiciles: Love this band. You don't get to see them in Glasgow enough. I thought the lighting for them when they played the T Break stage at T in the Park this year just added to the stage show, so hopefully there'll be more of that at the Trail.

Be Charlotte: It's been brilliant every time I've caught Charlotte, and I reckon this will be one of the last chances you'll get to see her before she hits the big time.

Van T's: They've gone from strength to strength in 2016. It actually might end up being one of those shows where you'll need to sneak in the back door to get in if you're late.

What's your favourite TT memory?
Last year at the midnight show was definitely my highlight. Just looking up from the stage and seeing people crowd surf, people dancing on the bar and Gino from Vigo Thieves on someone shoulders. He's about six foot anyway, so he just towered over the rammed crowd.

What can we expect from your slot at TT?
A high-energy set, lots of beats to help you dance, and a massive lighting show.

John O'Neill, the Bar Dogs

Who do you recommend people see (apart from you)?
Alligator, for some rock n roll with dark licks. Plus other acts Barrie-James O'Neill, Emme Woods, American Clay, Crash Club and Sinderins. So many!

What's your favourite TT memory?
Dancing to the different sounds coming from each bar is an amazing aspect of TT. Plus, we played our first Glasgow gig at last year's TT. The fact that everyone in Glasgow's music scene and beyond is roaming the streets for a full day makes it the best day for patter!

What can we expect from your slot at TT?
The feeling that James Brown is lending himself to your body.

Tenement Trail, various venues, Sat 8 Oct.

Tenement Trail

The likes of The Temperance Movement, The Big Moon, Anteros, Catholic Action, Life, Emma Woods, Lucia, Sway, Rascalton, Stevie Parker and Fauves play this Tenement TV-promoted gig crawl, which takes in Nice'n'Sleazy, O2 ABC2, Broadcast, Flat 0/1 and King Tut's.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sat 29 Sep


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