Upcoming shows:

  • 5/18, 10p @ Rye Bar, Athens, GA
  • 5/19, 8p @ The Cave, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 5/20, 5p ACOUSTIC SET! @ Between Books, Claymont, DE
  • 5/21, 7p @ Green Line Cafe, Philly, PA
  • 5/23, 8p @ Radio Bean, Burlington, VT
  • 5/24, 8p @ IOTA Club and Cafe, Washington DC
  • 5/25, 9p @ Blue Parrot, Wilmington, DE
  • 5/26, 10p @ Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC

Thursday, May 6, 2010



Your favorite neighborhood opera-rockers have decided to undertake yet another foolish, hair-brained scheme. Glasgow will be setting sail (in a van) up the Eastern Seaboard this month, in vain attempts to hoodwink innocent bystanders into enjoying our music. Hopefully, with enough converts, we can eventually turn our penny-ante operation into a nickel-ante operation. Because while a penny saved is a penny earned, nickels hurt a lot more when you throw them at people.


The whole shebang starts with a big BIG kickoff show at House of Blues Parish Room on May 14th. Headlining that night will actually be Glasgow's own Alexis Marceaux and her amazing band.

Here's the itinerary (redundant of the show list on the top of the page):

May 18th: Athens, GA - Rye Bar
May 19th: Chapel Hill, NC - The Cave
May 21st: Philadelphia, PA - Green Line Cafe
May 23rd: Burlington, VT - Radio Bean
May 24th: Washington, DC - IOTA Club and Cafe
May 25th: Wilmington, DE - Blue Parrot
May 26th: Charlotte, NC - Evening Muse

If you are someone who lives in any of these locales, if you know someone who lives in any of these locales, or if you know someone who knows someone who lives in, around, or near any of these locales, don't hesitate to use harsh force to get yourself, your aqcuaintances, or perfect strangers to these shows. Extreme duress is a proven catalyst for a good time.

We'll be updating about our tour to an annoyingly regular degree pretty soon, so stay tuned to this blog, our Facebook page, and especially our Twitter (yuck, I know).

Be very afraid America. Here we come.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jazz Fest Jubilation

We're as happy as this guy.
Hello again Internet,

Just in time for the 40th-ish annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, we at Glasgow have some crazy, fun, and exciting things going on.

FIRSTLY: Our very own Alexis Marceaux will be performing with her own band at the Lagniappe Stage at 12:35pm Friday April 23rd (Click here for a full schedule of that day at the Fest).

SECONDLY: Glasgow proper will be hitting the streets a few nights during the Festival, including playing Le Maison on Saturday April 24th w/ Silent Cinema (tix here, Facebook event here) and May 2 at Circle Bar with Vox and the Hound.

LAST AND MOST CRITICALLY: As you might have heard, Glasgow will be opening for Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas at Republic on April 29th. YEAH YOU RIGHT.

So, no matter what, whether you like it or not, we'll see you out there, somewhere.

Party time, excellent.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Just something neato: some folks lobbying to get Google Fiber in New Orleans made this video, using 'Birth of Joshua' and 'What Goes Up' from our new '1986 EP' in the background. John Goodman looks like he really enjoys the music. See for yourself, and read up on Google Fiber. It's seriously the future.

Bring Google fiber to New Orleans from Andrew Larimer on Vimeo.

Exciting stuff. See you at Dragon's Den.


Post SXSW, Spring has Sprung

Boy, SXSW this year sure was a hoot. We got to hang out with famous people and play in some of the coolest places on Earth. In the aftermath, we've been busy keeping up with new friends we made out there and exploiting (benevolently, of course) our new contacts.

We've got some exciting upcoming events. On Friday, April 2, we'll be rocking the roof off the Dragon's Den alongside carnival freaks Dirty Bourbon River Show and Houston's finest Wild Moccasins. The madness begins at 10pm.

Then, on April 16, we're going to be doing a STAR WARS-themed show at Republic New Orleans (!!). More on that to come. We can hardly handle the anticip...

THEN, we'll be doing a couple Jazz Fest night shows, one at Maison on Frenchmen St. on April 24th, and another at Circle Bar on May 2. These will feature a ton of insanely great talent. We'll be blogging about them individually closer to show time. VERY EXCITING STUFF.

FINALLY, we plan to embark on an East Coast tour at the end of May. We're going up to New York and back, making many stops on our way. Details still in the works.

We've been getting more into this twitter business. "Follow" us, if you'd like. See how I used the jargon there? That's what you're supposed to say: "Follow". Yeah. @Glasgowband is our name on there. So go "tweet" something about us, maybe. See? I did it again. No big deal.

Until next time. See everyone at Dragon's Den.


Friday, March 19, 2010

The Latest and Greatest from Austin


Been a crazy couple of days here at SXSW. Making blog posts is tough with all this whirlwind of gigs, conferences, and schmoozing. However, you can get a pretty good moment-to-moment account of the happenings here from our perspective by checking out our annoyingly frequent twitter feed: http://twitter.com/glasgowband, or at http://glasgowband.net right there at the top of the page, in big stupid letters.

Salutations from Austin!


Thursday, March 11, 2010


We're on this episode of Launchpad TV near the end. A couple of the people in charge of Foburg Fest, Mark Heck and Rachel Puckett, tell it like it is. This show is way cool!

Watch live streaming video from launchpadlive at livestream.com



Monday, March 8, 2010

Fests, Fests, East and West


We've just gotten rested up from our weekend in Lafayette, where we had a grand time rocking the Artmosphere as part of the second ever Geronimo Festival. There was a great turnout and absolutely perfect weather. Couldn't have asked for a better Saturday.

Next, we are revving up for an event that will certainly find its way into the annals (heh) of New Orleans' musical history, Foburg Fest. It's going to be a 3-day extravaganza (March 12-14), 90+ bands, 10+ venues, and way too much fun for one weekend. Foburg serves as a pre-SXSW platform to route SXSW-bound bands through New Orleans. It will also help acquaint penny-ante New Orleans mistrels like us with seasoned national acts. We'll be headlining the Blue Nile Upstairs on Saturday, 3/13.

FINALLY, we'll be spending most of next week at the illustrious SXSW Conference and Festival, mostly because Glasgow is playing at Agave on March 17 (1:00pm) and at House of Commons on March 18 (7:30pm), all in wonderful Austin, TX.

What a month! Stay tuned for wild and wacky updates from festival-land.


Sunday, February 21, 2010


The 1986 EP has arrived! To celebrate this occasion, we've composed a quatrain:

The 2010 Winter Olympics

are in Vancouver, not Saskatchewan;

The 1986 EP is free? How simplistic!

So go out and getchu one.

Or, if rhymed verse isn't your cup of tea, get it by CLICKING HERE.



Friday, February 19, 2010


Oh boy, oh boy! We are tapping our toes and nibbling our cuticles in anticipation of tomorrow's release. We are SO excited, in fact, that we've decided to do something INSANE and make it absolutely FREE.

Yes, no fooling. Absolutely, 100% gratis. No charge. Zero dollars and zero cents.

Well, here's the deal. It will be as free as you want it to be. That is, you can feel FREE to make a donation, if you like. It's a name-your-price scenario, although the recommended price is ZILCH because we strongly believe our music is, well, priceless.

Yup. Paint. Suck it.

And, while we've (possibly) got your attention, don't forget this amazing weekend of shows:

TONIGHT: Glasgow w/ We Landed on the Moon! and Elsinore at Spanish Moon in Baton Rouge

TOMORROW NIGHT: Glasgow w/ We Landed on the Moon!, Elsinore, and Sun Hotel at One Eyed Jack's in New Orleans

We'll see you there, wherever 'there' may be.


Thursday, February 18, 2010


After today, two more agonizing days until you can download our funky fresh new jams.

As loyal followers know, this 1986 EP will contain five (5) selections of our original indie-rock opera 1986. So, without further around-the-bush-beating, we present to you now:


On January 1st, 1986, a prostitute, Mary, gives birth to a son, Joshua. We learn that the father, Joseph, met Mary on an impromptu, late-night tryst and developed a brief, secret, and passionate relationship with her, despite his prominent (and public) position in military politics and his blond-haired, blue-eyed wife back home. Mary gets pregnant and, wishing to start fresh and shed her ill-repute, decides to have the kid. By this time and despite many promises to provide for Mary, Joe has fled back to his "happily married" existence in Washington and won't return Mary's many attempts to get a hold of him.

[Riveting! The plot thickens...]

It turns out Joseph is an appointee of the National Security Council, who are deeply entrenched in a secret weapons-for-hostages trade with Iran during the Iran-Iraq War. As if that wouldn't draw enough intrigue, the NSC, on a somewhat random power trip, decides to funnel some of the profits from their arms dealings to subsidize the Contras, a Nicaraguan guerilla group who opposes the communist regime in that country. [Oh no they didn't!] Due to the subversive nature of these activities, Joseph is made to keep them under wraps by the rest of the Reagan cabinet. (Joseph's character and plight is very literally based on an amalgam of real-life former National Security Advisors Robert McFarlane and John Poindexter, perhaps with a little Ollie North thrown in for completeness.)

[Now THAT'S edu-tainment!]

Mary spends the year trying to track Joe down, both to get him to acknowledge his son and to do what she can to intercede when she realizes she can sway her baby's father from his ill deeds (which she picked up on via happenstance pillow talk during their romance). Mary [Magdelene, anyone?] is convinced that since Joshua [ = Yeshua = Hebrew for 'Jesus'] has "saved" her from her former life of prostitution, so can he save Joseph [of Nazareth? Snap.] from his shame of deceiving the American people and many of his colleagues in Washington (notwithstanding his adultery with Mary).

[Brain has officially exploded. I don't think I want to know what happens next.]

Too bad. Joseph travels overseas to nullify the NSC's deal with Iran. The whole thing ends in a standoff between Joseph and the NSC's Middle-East middleman, a high-ranking Hezbollah militant. Mary, still in pursuit and baby in arms, get caught in the conflict and is taken hostage.

[How ever will this situation be resolved?!]

Sorry, you'll have to wait for our big premier in May. But know that the ending is pretty epic.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010


No, not a countdown for the days it takes to get rid of a Mardi Gras hangover.

This Saturday, February 20, Glasgow will be releasing our 1986 EP in an internet-only format through Band Camp (It's a site where you can post your music for download. It can look like this one belonging to fellow New Orleans synth/math/metal/excellentness Big Rock Candy Mountain).

The 5-song EP will be made up of selections from our upcoming indie-rock opera 1986. The plot spans from January 1st to December 31st of this watershed year for Cold War politics. The songs all deal with events of the year (Chernobyl, the Challenger disaster, the Iran-Contra Affair, etc), each of whose significance is used allegorically and paired with events in the fictional A-plot.

More of the story of 1986 will be revealed as the countdown soldiers on. Can't wait to spill the beans.
Until tomorrow, goodnight and Happy Mardi Gras!