This time one year ago exactly I was in full of panic mode. Why? Well, one year ago tonight was Aye Tunes Vs Peenko 3, and I’m always a nervous wreck before a gig I’m putting on. That one, planned as the last AVP gig until we came back for one in August of this year, was particularly nerve wracking as we were leaving the lovely but pokey confines of the venues for 1 & 2, The Captain’s Rest and The 13th Note, for the much larger Classic Grand, the fear that no one would turn up was magnified by having a venue twice the size of the previous ones. People did come along though, and I Build Collapsible Mountains, Come On Gang! and The Seventeenth Century all did us proud.
(Incidentally, The Seventeenth Century are playing at The 13th Note tonight, so if you are looking for something to do…)
None of that has anything to do with this post really, but today does seem like a fitting time to get in a plug for something I would be doing a bit of blethering about anyway.
You see, another of my blogging buddies is turning his hand to gig promotion. Along with Song, by Toad and 17 Seconds, both of which have long since gone beyond being just blogs, The Vinyl Villain is one of the blogs that I’ve been reading for what seems like forever. Fun trivia, JC from The Vinyl Villain and I not only share initials, but our birthdays fall on the same day too. Turns out it has been around 5 years, as the blog celebrated its birthday at the end of September. To celebrate JC is throwing a pretty special birthday party in a couple of weeks, which looks well worth attending.
The gig takes place on Saturday November 19th, at Langside Hall on the southside of Glasgow.
Playing on the night are Butcher Boy, a band I was first introduced to through reading The Vinyl Villain, with support from Adam Stafford, who of course we got the AVP gang back together for back in August.
Tickets are £8, and available now here.