What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Oct
19
Thu
Tijuana Bibles support from Never Knowing & April Skies
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm

Tijuana Bibles-David Muir Photography-01


Born from Glasgow’s continuously fruitful and shape shifting music scene, Tijuana Bibles are one of the most formidable and creatively unshackled bands that the country’s varied landscape has to offer.

Garnering rave reviews from everyone from NME to Q Magazine, CLASH and many more, the critical acclaim has mirrored their prolific reputation as an awe-inspiring live band, leading them to rapturous reviews across the U.K. & Europe and taking in some of the nation’s most revered festivals along the way.

As anyone that has bore witness to headline shows in everywhere from Glasgow’s Oran Mor to the unfamiliar terrain of Poznan’s Alligator Club or during supports slots with Twin Atlantic, Deap Valley and more will attest, the band’s unique alchemy and charisma translates perfectly from the studio into the realm of live performance.

The four piece return and have emerged rejuvenated, carving out a brazen new path armed with a renewed sense of purpose and musical manifesto.

Tijuana Bibles much anticipated new material is propulsive, volatile and unencumbered by any expectation of what fans may have come to expect from their sound. Led by frontman Tony Costello’s shamanic and confessional vocal performance as he purges his demons with striking verbosity, James Brannigan (guitar) Danny Costello (bass) and Mikey Dornan (drums) provide the perfect canvas of gritty, hypnotic post-punk that bears their own unique hallmark and makes for the band’s most exhilarating release to date. Laden with festering discontent and all of the alluring swagger of desert rock, upcoming new single ‘Pariah’ is the sound of modern dystopia condensed into three hellacious minutes of uproarious music. All killer hooks and chaotic dissonance, Tijuana Bibles come careering from the studio with reckless abandon and an immersive new agenda.

2017 awaits the genesis of Tijuana Bibles’ next evolution coming to fruition before the eyes of fans and soon-to-be converts alike.

‘Black Sabbath and Kyuss style robo-riffery!’ – NME
‘Colossal Live’ – Fred Perry Subculture
‘Swampy, entrancing, debauched…’ – Clash Magazine
‘Unmissable Live Act’ – Tenement TV
‘huge slab of aural red meat that would cause the the Black Keys to salivate with jealousy’ – Q
“as thrillingly dangerous as the Mexican drug cartel town of their name” T in the Park Festival

Oct
20
Fri
The Roov
Oct 20 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 21 @ 3:00 am

The Roov


4 piece band who like rock and roll, the beatles, oasis and making music that could change your life.


Stick about for our resident Mad Hatters DJs until 3 am!

Oct
21
Sat
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Susie McCabe is getting the nation pumpin’ in her new show for 2017. Gone are takeaways and cigarettes, replaced, rather reluctantly, with bananas and bandanas. She is getting physical by all manner of means , regardless of the equipment required she has all the gear and no idea. Join Susie has she finds hilarity and humour on her new path of health , fitness and well being which has been instigated by a mid life crisis will Susie join the legions of fitness fanatics or will she go back to a life of an 17 year old in the head of a 37 year old with a body of a 57 year old?

Susie McCabe’s rise through the ranks of Scottish stand up has been nothing short of meteoric. Her brilliant storytelling, acute observations and killer punchlines have made her one of most sought after performers in the UK. Susie can regularly be found compering and headlining at top comedy clubs all over Scotland such as the Stand and Jongleurs. Susie has also supported the likes of Ardal O’Hanlon, Zoe Lyons and Stewart Francis.

A firm festival favourite, Susie has completed 2 hugely successful solo runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and has 4 sell out shows at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival (GICF) under her belt. Susie was the was the first performer in 2017 to sell out, making her one of the fastest selling acts in the event’s history. She has been tipped as one to watch in 2017, so don’t miss this chance to catch her on her first ever Scottish tour!

‘Susie McCabe is damn funny.’ Stewart Francis

‘A naturally funny storyteller and a genuine stand up. Highly recommended.’ Kevin Bridges

‘McCabe is hilariously down to earth and has a fantastically positive outlook. About as far down the opposite end of the spectrum from disappointing as you could get.’ Broadway Baby

‘The ever-reliable Susie McCabe delivers plenty of chuckles.’ Scotsman

Resolution
Oct 21 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 3:00 am

Resolution

Inverness band Resolution aims to blend together a wide range of influences from many sub-genres of Indie, Soft Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal and interpret them into their own style of music.


-Mina Taylor – Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
-Michael Macdermid – Lead Guitar
-Josh Rawcliffe – Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
-James Lynch – Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals


Stick about for our resident Mad Hatters DJ until 3 am!

Oct
27
Fri
Zombie Militia @ Mad Hatters
Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 3:00 am


Zombie Miltia return for Halloween! we recommend arriving early!

Oct
28
Sat
MODOWEEN! w/ The Redstarts
Oct 28 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 3:00 am

Redstarts


Mad Hatters presents MODOWEEN with The Redstarts playing in a night of MOD music. With a set that includes 60s mod and Revival with a couple of Northern Soul numbers thrown in.

Stick about for our resident DJs until 3 am!

Nov
3
Fri
The Comedy Bothy – with special guest VLADIMIR MCTAVISH @ Hootananny
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Comedy Bothy is a monthly event at Mad Hatters featuring comics from locally and across Scotland.

This month’s guest is VLADIMIR MCTAVISH!

Vladimir McTavish serves up a delightful feast of social observation and topical satire, seasoned with his caustic wit and presented via a platter of breakneck-pace patter. In addition to his headline appearances throughout the UK, Ireland, Holland and at the Norwegian Comedy Festival at Stavanger, Vladimir has appeared on a number of popular TV and radio shows. These have included ‘The Empire Laughs Back’ (BBC1), the football game show ‘We’re On Our Way To Wembley’ (ITV) ‘Velvet Cabaret’ (BBC Radio Scotland) and the ‘Live Floor Show’ (BBC Scotland). He ‘is nothing short of superb’ Scotsman, and ‘gleefully indulgent’ Guardian.

Equally at home discussing the celebrity status of the Beckhams or the political intricacies of the Scottish elections, Vladimir’s broad range of targets is matched by his equally broad appeal to all sections of the audience.

Nov
4
Sat
The Mystic Shoes
Nov 4 @ 10:30 pm – Nov 5 @ 3:00 am

mystic shoes

The best party band in the North!

Suckers for a good crowd the band set is an upbeat, bouncy, enjoyable affair resulting in slow country tunes being played at rock speed, rock tunes being played at reggae speed and reggae tunes played at punk speed!

Stick around for our resident Mad Hatters DJ afterwards until 3 am!

Nov
15
Wed
Beyond Presents November Lights
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

November Lights

SCOTTISH BAND, NOVEMBER LIGHTS SET TO TOUR THROUGHOUT 2017 – IN SUPPORT OF THEIR TALK EP AVAILABLE NOW FOR STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD. NL WILL BUILD ON A YEAR OF GAINING A LOYAL FANBASE AND INDUSTRY ACCLAIM WITH THEIR SOARING BRAND OF ALTERNATIVE INDIE POP THAT BELIES THEIR AGE. THEY’VE ALREADY MIXED IT WITH SOME BIG ACTS WITH SUPPORT SLOTS INCLUDING FATHERSON, SCOUTING FOR GIRLS AND WALKING ON CARS. NOW ARMED WITH THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TALK EP, THE BAND ARE SET TO SPREAD THE WORD TO BUILD ON THEIR ‘’ONES TO WATCH’’ STATUS.

Nov
17
Fri
The Head
Nov 17 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 18 @ 3:00 am

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Photo credit Andrew Thomas Lee


“Faced with a modern music scene that champions washed out bedroom recordings designed to be enjoyed alongside a cup of cold brew or craft beer, The Head make music that feels honest to them.


Brothers Mike Shaw (bass, vocals) and Jack Shaw (drums) and Jacob Morrell (guitars) have been jamming together since high school, writing and performing original songs inspired by the bands they love: trippy Brits like Stone Roses, Spiritualized, Ride, The Verve and Echo and the Bunnymen, and moody Americans like National, Scott Walker and early R.E.M.


After logging more than 200 nights on the road, The Head returned home to Atlanta to record with producers Tanner Hendon & Wyatt Oates at Madison Studios. The result is Space, their forthcoming 13-song LP that defines The Head’s lush sound and defies lo-fi conventions.”

Check out The Head on Soundcloud!


Stick about for our resident DJs until 3 am!

Dec
2
Sat
The Mystic Shoes
Dec 2 @ 10:30 pm – Dec 3 @ 3:00 am

mystic shoes

The best party band in the North!

Suckers for a good crowd the band set is an upbeat, bouncy, enjoyable affair resulting in slow country tunes being played at rock speed, rock tunes being played at reggae speed and reggae tunes played at punk speed!

Stick around for our resident Mad Hatters DJ afterwards until 3 am!

Dec
15
Fri
Ernest Rambles @ Hootananny
Dec 15 @ 9:30 pm

Ernest RamblesDave Rudge is a singer songwriter from Birmingham who learned his craft in the Cornwall music
scene.

After meeting a Scottish lass, a few years in Nottingham and roaming round the globe he moved to
the Highlands.

He then stole a ready made rhythm section from a struggling covers band on the condition that Martin took up the double bass.
Ernest Rambles was formed.

Martin Bell on the double bass
Sam Lumsden on the drums
and Ashley MacKay on vocals

FFO Damien Rice, Nizlopi & David Gray.

Dec
16
Sat
Dixie Fried @ Mad Hatters
Dec 16 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 3:00 am


Dixie Fried are a 2 piece, up-beat, blues inspired rock band from Central Scotland. They write songs about things we all witness in our own life experiences, from long car journeys to drunken nights to the ‘special’ characters that every town and village have bouncing through every street. However, they do tell each story to a background of Americana inspired rhythmic hypnotic blues music.

The backbeat of each song has a pulse that sings to your soul through Murphy’s drums, then you find yourself lost in music as Lamie’s captivating and alluring guitar style wondering why have you never found Dixie Fried before now ? With inspirations coming from RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, with the more contemporary North Mississippi Allstars and very early Black Keys it is easy to hear their hero’s influence but still capturing the dry yet clever, Scottish wit within the lyrics.