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Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye (The Glasgow Edition)…End of Season Shows!

Sunday 28th June, 230pm, Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow. With AL Kennedy, Findlay Napier, Kirsty Logan, Michael Pedersen and Maud the Moth! Tickets £5 on the door or available in advance here.

So, this is it, chaps. So long and thanks for all the fish. It’s been a blast. We’ve loved seeing you. It’s not you, it’s us. Toodlepip, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir. Kisses. See ye around…

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We’ll be back in October for Season 4, by hook or by crook, and there is plenty to be getting on with in the meantime. But yes, this is the very final show of Season 3 for us, and we’d love it if you could come out to play. Helping us kiss off the year, in very very fine form and fettle, are…

AL KENNEDY!

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A.L.Kennedy was born in Dundee in 1965. She is the author of 15 books: 6 novels, 6 short story collections and 3 works of non-fiction. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Her new book All The Rage – a collection of short stories – was published by Jonathan Cape in spring 2014 and she will be reading from this collection at Rally & Broad.

An intense vulnerability, shot through with fragments of Kennedy’s dark humour… A sure-footed and intelligently organised collection.” (The Guardian)

http://www.a-l-kennedy.co.uk/

FINDLAY NAPIER!

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Findlay Napier is one of the most highly-regarded performers and creative forces on the Scottish music scene – thoroughly active and truly energised with a heart-warming zing. Findlay is also well known as the host of Celtic Connections’ Late Night Sessions and for his Hazy Recollections concert series which showcases the very best in new roots music.

His new album, VIP: Very Interesting Persons, contains ten songs about real life characters that have led very interesting lives.

“A collection of cracking songs that all add up to a cracking album… his voice has a mesmerising addictive quality to it…” (Maverick Magazine)

http://www.findlaynapier.com/

KIRSTY LOGAN!

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Kirsty Logan is an exciting, young, Scottish literary talent, rapidly gaining notice for her short stories and fiction. She is the author of acclaimed short-story collection The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales, and her debut novel The Gracekeepers was published in 2015. Kirsty is also a Rally & Broad favourite, with a gorgeous, sharp reading style, and The Gracekeepers has been required bedside table reading at Rally & Broad Towers for quite some time…

“The Gracekeepers is a seemingly impossible combination of the lyrical and the gritty, the magical and the brutal. In haunting prose Kirsty Logan has woven a compelling, emotionally dense fairytale that kept me enthralled ‘til the last page.” –Tamar Cohen

http://www.kirstylogan.com/

MICHAEL PEDERSEN!

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Michael Pedersen is a poet, playwright and performer with a broad track-record of collaborations with musicians, film-makers and artists across the UK. Pedersen’s first, partly-illustrated, full-length collection, Play With Me, was published in 2013 by Polygon Books (Guest editor Gerry Cambridge).

He is co-founder of the literary night and record label Neu! Reekie!, the lyricist for the band Jesus, Baby! and has written short plays for troupes such as the National Theatre of Scotland/Five Minute Theatre.

‘If you like poetry that is cool, smart, hilarious and quirky and can just suddenly rip your heart out, Michael Pedersen is your man’ – Irvine Welsh

https://twitter.com/scribepedersen

and MAUD THE MOTH!

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Classically-trained but thoroughly unique artist, Amaya Lopez (Maud The Moth) presents songs from album The Inner Wasteland. Deriving influences as varied as jazz, modern composition and heavy metal, Maud The Moth makes her Glasgow debut at our extra-special end-of-season show! We’re utterly delighted about it!

https://maudthemoth.bandcamp.com/

See ye there? Ours is a shandy. We’ll bring the cake. Love ye, xx

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Welcome to…The Apology Shop! Sunday 25th Jan, Glasgow

Rally & Broad: The Apology Shop! Sunday 25th January, 230pm. Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow. £5

Apologise?

Us?

Never.

Well…sometimes. Sometimes, it’s late, and you’ve come crashing in at 3am after a most excellent Tuesday night out on the tiles, with plenty of dancing shoes and perhaps a few more gins than one ought to have quaffed, and there, in the glowing refrigerator light, is a packet of pristine sushi. And maybe, just maybe, your darling flatmate who-has-to-get-up-for-work-in-4-hours-time wouldn’t miss just one, just ONE piece, although it really would be better with a sliver of pickled ginger and just the faintest dab of wasabi, and whoopsydaisy, now there isn’t any left but she loves you, really, doesn’t she, and she can always get more from the shop as she runs to the bus, and isn’t it raining and…

….and it is 4pm the following day, and you have finally woken up, and this time, friends, comrades. This time, is when you will need to go to the Apology Shop.

For instance. As an example. Ahem.

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Come join us for an afternoon celebrating apologies, chagrin, regret, shame and all permutations thereof…or not. This lot have nothing to apologise for.

Rally & Broad present…

…LIZ LOCHHEAD!

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‘Her pulse [is] the racing, faltering pulse of a nation obsessed with identity and self-analysis. For 25 years, Lochhead has been the distinctive female voice of Scotland. Gallus, inquisitive, accusing and playful. Angry and tender by turns’

(The Scotsman)

The Scottish Makar nigh needs no introduction, does she? Liz has performed a few times on the Rally & Broad stage, and has provoked, outraged and delighted us every time. Poet and dramatist, as Anne Varty wrote, ‘her work is that of one woman speaking to many,  and one person speaking for many’. The Scotsman, Read more about her and her work below – and better still, come and see her in person, on the day celebrating the Scottish Bard.

http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poets/liz-lochhead

 

…LOKI and the KARTEL (feat BECCI WALLACE)!

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Words about rapper, activist and writer Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey:

“A powerful grassroots political orator of resonant lyrical ability… [a] strongly expressed work rich in soulful, old school beats.”
**** – The Scotsman

“Scottish hip-hop’s Chairman of the Board.” 

– The Skinny

And for G.I.M.P (Government Issue Music Protest), his entirely crowdfunded album released in 2014.
“A piece of work that demands and deserves multiple listens… all wrapped up in a coherent time-travel dystopian audio-novel… Now there, as they say, is yir dinner.”
– Dave Hook, Stanley Odd

“An Orwellian dystopia where Dr. Peter Capaldi drives a Bitcoin-operated time machine between Gotham City and Govan with a smacked-up Marty McFly in the boot singing The Wall by Pink Floyd as the Doc cranks up Spotify… A masterpiece… layered with storylines and sub-plots, metaphors and philosophy, characters and narrative, sex and drugs, war and poverty, lies and integrity, love and hate, imagination and reality, genetically modified wasps and eh cats …. lyrically this is a work of art… They may even just be bumping it in the New Glasgow slums in the year 2034.”
– Mark McG, The Girobabies

https://www.facebook.com/MistaLoki

 

…KIRSTY LOGAN!

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Kirsty Logan is an award winning writer of short fiction and journalism. Her first book, a collection of short stories entitled ‘The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales’ arrived in 2014,  twenty tales of lust and loss featuring clockwork hearts, lascivious queens, paper men, island circuses, and a flooded world. And as a geekish aside, we love the fact that she moonlights writing about The X-Files (in really, REALLY brilliant detail) for the The Female Gaze.

http://www.kirstylogan.com/

 

…KEVIN GILDAY!

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Kevin P. Gilday is a writer and spoken word artist (amongst other things) living and working in Glasgow, Scotland He’s the winner of the StAnza Digital Slam, the Creative Stirling Slam and a two time Scottish National Slam finalist; the presenter of Rhyming Optional, Subcity Radio’s dedicated Spoken Word show, and has performed all over the country including the Edinburgh Fringe and Glastonbury Festival. And he’s just lovely to boot.

http://kevinpgilday.tumblr.com/

 

and SHAMBLES MILLER!

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Shambles first performed with Rally & Broad at the Tron in the spring of 2014, and we vowed to have him back. And here he is, just for you. Yes, you. The one at the back. Stop picking your nose. He’s for you. He writes and sings songs. He hopes you like them.

http://shamblesmiller.bandcamp.com/

 

See ye at the front? Ours is a thimbleful of regret and a large helping of humble pie (and sushi).

xx