by Kieran Cannon
With less than three weeks to go until Drygate Brewing Company welcomes Tom McGuire & The Brassholes and Awkward Family Portraits, we look ahead to what we can expect from the two bands. Hosted by 432 Presents, the event takes place on Saturday 21st March at 7:00pm. Tickets are currently sold out, although you can join the waiting list here.
Tom McGuire & The Brassholes
The Glasgow-based eight piece outfit headline this show in celebration of their latest EP, Caveman/Battle Weapons – a two-part project which explores the duality of human nature, specifically that you have to take the bad with the good in life. Drawing on a range of influences from James Brown to Kool & The Gang to Jamiroquai, their music is a unique and modern fusion of funk & soul with a tasteful hint of jazz. Speaking of influences – they’re set to support legendary funk forefather George Clinton (of Parliament-Funkadelic fame) at the O2 Academy Glasgow on 3rd June. No biggie. In the meantime, be sure not to miss this headline slot as they continue to stamp their mark on this sadly underrepresented genre. It’s going to be a wild one.
Awkward Family Portraits
Easing us into the night with their silky smooth vocal harmonies and eclectic roots rock, Awkward Family Portraits will be arriving fresh off the back of playing Glasgow’s Country to Country festival on March 15th. Whether you’re into Hank Williams or Frank Sinatra, there’s plenty on their debut record Everything We’ve Done Up Until Now, Except What We’ve Done Since to keep you entertained. Promising high energy and a high chance of spontaneous swing dancing, AFP are the perfect entrée – sure to get the crowd on their feet.