Live Music - What’s on at the Southside Fringe?

The Southside Fringe’s programme of events is now available, and there is so much going on!


One of the best things about Glasgow is it’s live music scene - we’ve gone through all of our live music events and picked out some highlights for you.


If you are looking for the best local talent as well as the Southside’s sense of community, then maybe you’re looking for an open mic. Luckily, there are plenty to go to!

Open mics get going on Sunday 12th May with one at the Church on the Hill with Angus Rubber. This starts at 6:30, so you could head straight to the next Open Mic at the Clockwork Beer Co. at 9pm on the same night! If you need something to break up your week, there are weekly acoustic jam sessions on at Sweeney’s on the Park every Monday from 9pm as well as weekly Open Mic Nights at the Granary every Thursday.


Southside Sessions

There are tonnes more live performances (which don't involve you taking the mic!) This includes the Southside Sessions, featuring live music for 4 new acts every Thursday at Sweeney’s on the Park. Also at Sweeney’s check out Cahoots, featuring hits from the 50's, 60's and 70’s, Folk, Blues, Country and more, every Saturday afternoon. This leads smoothly into The Keelies on Saturday nights, bringing you the best Irish and Scottish Folk, pop, and rock!


Also at Sweeney’s, why not check out Carl Espirit Bridgeman & Friends! Carl is a well known multi instrumentalist from Glasgow, with a reputation for hosting some of the best jam sessions this city has ever seen! This is on Friday 10th May, so this would be a great start to your Fringe experience. Alternatively, why not try An Evening of Musical Theatre at the Cellar Southside? It's 8-10pm on Friday 10th May, and for only £5 a ticket, it’s certainly worth a go.


Howlin' Radio

On Saturday 11th, check out Howlin’ Radio at The Granary, which features songs from when from when the radio was king! Expect 50s Rock n Roll, and much much more. For something slightly different, head to the Rum Shack for Semispecific Ensemble (live) and Loosen Up DJs, bring you jazz, afrosynth, and dancefloor fillers from worldwide. For ticket info, go HERE


Sunday’s may be for rest, but at the Southside Fringe, they’re full of more of the best music in Glasgow. Check out Some Great Reward, the Southside’s own vinyl cafe, for Sunday Service - taking place every Sunday, featuring live performances, DJ sets, and awesome coffee, what’s not to like? If you’re fancying a wee knees-up, head to the free Ceilidh outside Langside Hall, open for all ages an abilities. You can then wrap up your day at Sound Collective Scotland at Pollokshields Burgh Hall,a flexible group that explores and performs a variety of pieces from solo to chamber orchestra repertoire. Ticket info can be found HERE


On Tuesday 14th, head to the renowned Glad Cafe where they’ll be hosting the Toronto dream-pop outfit, Tallies! Tallies navigate an unfamiliar world on their confident self-titled debut album, which blends elements of shoegaze, dream pop, and surf rock into a fresh sound that’s all their own. Support from Glasgow's Life Model. At only £8 in advance, you can get your tickets at the Glad Cafe’s website. There’s also the Traditional Music Night, which takes place just next door at Sweeney’s on the Park every Tuesdays.


On Thursday 16th, check out John Maclean - Southside Hero at The Butterfly and Pig South.Musicians from JohnMaclean100 retell the story of Pollokshaws born Red Clydeside hero, John Maclean through the music of Hamish Henderson, Matt McGinn, Dick Gaughan and many others. This free event launches a campaign to get due recognition for the greatest ever Southsider.