What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters
Punk garage psychobilly live music from Buzzbomb! (Scotland’s answer to the Misfits). Vinyl DJ support from Rosco Smith, Lady Alice, Molzer.
18+ | Standing only
Combining elements of dream pop, R&B, shoegaze and post rock, Rev Magnetic revolves around the core of long-time Mogwai collaborator Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Bows), Audrey Bizouerne (Gift Horse), Sam Leighton (Live w/ Prides, ST.MARTiiNS, So Many Animal Calls) and Gregor Emond who played with Luke in a band called Hynd way back before the birth of the internet.
While touring the world as guest multi-instrumentalist with Mogwai, Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Bows, Music A.M.) used the downtime to sketch a bunch of songs. Once he got home, he wrote a handful more and recorded them with the help of a few friends at his cottage on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. The result was an album’s worth of material with references ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Teebs, Lemmy-era Hawkwind to ABBA, Vaughan Williams to Boulez
Scottish tour launching their highly acclaimed new album on ONR records “Terror eyes”.
Medusa Touch – Born in 1983. Current Status : Very Active
If you want some good old NWOBHM, you are in the right place.
Medusa Touch are a heavy rock band from the 1980’s glory days of heavy metal. The band started in 1982 and lasted till 1990 when they stopped playing live. All the lads in the band came from Edinburgh, Scotland.
Their brand of rock varies from song to song showing various influences from Hendrix to Van Halen.
BACK ON THE ROAD 2019
Have a listen and enjoy.
Support comes from Inverness rock group This Machine and special guests Transient Suns plus more to be announced!
Stick around afterwards for Mad Hatters resident DJ until 3 am!
Rockabilly blues from the amazing Emma & The Ragmen. Fresh from a European tour and with loads of new material! Vinyl DJ support.
Finding your own unique point of view in an overwhelming, rowdy world takes time, patience and introspection. Being able to execute it in a way that feels authentic and distinctive is another battle entirely. Growing up in suburban East Kilbride and now based in Glasgow, Declan Welsh is a poet and songwriter that has managed to cement his individuality by putting humanity at the core of his comments about today’s current affairs. Along with his band The Decadent West, Welsh is here to use his music as a catalyst for hope and for change.
Joined by Duncan McBride (Guitar), Ben Corlett (Bass) and Murray Noble (Drums), the band are known for their strong socialist views and performed in Palestine in 2016 as well as Billy Bragg’scurated Leftfield Stage at Glastonbury. Releasing the All My Dreams Are Dull EP back in 2018, they built a strong following in the Scottish indie scene thanks to their anthems about toxic
masculinity, rent increases, the rise of right-wing fascists and battling the intolerance that surrounds us. Now, debut album Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold sees the four-piece build upon this raucous political fury, enforcing the idea that in today’s environment, we’re unable to ignore the atrocities forging our existential dread.
Over 14s (under 16s with an adult)
There is an impressive maturity and attention to detail in Zoe Graham’s music that sets this accomplished young songwriter apart from her peers. On stage, you will find her either with band or fleshing out the instrumentation with loop pedals on solo outings.
But when Zoe pares it back to just a vocal and acoustic guitar, as she does on the achingly poignant The Anniesland Lights (from her recent Hacket & Knackered EP), that is when you know you’re in the company of someone very special indeed. Championed by BBC Radio Scotland‘s Roddy Hart and with multiple Celtic Connections appearances to her name, Zoe Graham’s understated charms will not stay below the radar for much longer.
Scotch has always had its unique sound and obstinate theatrical interpretations. Some may describe the style of Scotch as Folk Rock, Theatric Punk, Balkan Ska or Celtic Baroque Rock. In the end, all will agree that you have to see a live show to meet the Scotch experience.
Five piece indie puck band from Glasgow.
Support from DiHydro
A Sarcastic Rock band from Glasgow, eclectically influenced by grunge, psychedelic rock, metal, glam rock, blues, folk and doom. All proceeds go to cheap drink and Gaffer Tape.
Support from 1000 mile stare
Thousand Mile Stare are a 4 piece Classic Rock band, based in Inverness, playing original material.
Indie Alt Pop from Falkirk, Scotland.
Band members Kevin Barnett, Kenny Doull, George Macaskil
The Gallowgate Murders
FFO Pavement, Sonic Youth, Trail of Dead, Nirvana
The tour of the decade, or, our little scarper round some lovely parts of the country making noise as we go.
“Very satisfying art-punk scronk with impeccable credentials and lineage.” – Adam Walton, BBC Wales
“Welsh three piece art rockers ¡Que Asco!’s debut album fully incapsulates the spirit of punk-rock and channels it through the sound of Sonic Youth, Pavement, Slints et al with fantastic results [….] ‘Reaper’ is a wonderfully unadorned record of the band’s desire to write short, sharp three minute pop songs which whilst sounding unpolished have a way of pulling you in.”
Shindig Magazine, July 2019
¡Que Asco! (“Kay assko”, Spanish for gross) came together with the singular aim of making a lot of noise and a dedication to raw, pure, powerful sound. Years spent touring as a folk musician and living a peaceful life in Spain left Joshua Caole desperate to get back to his hardcore roots.
Earth-616 promotions brings Pandacar back to the north for their first headline show at Inverness’ famous Mad Hatters.
Joining the good boy punks for the evening are Square Eyes with their swaggering seismic riffs, Glasgow based Indie-folk slingers Peplo, and local singer songwriter Kate Gregson-Macleod
Tickets available from the venue, Square Eyes and fatsoma.com/earth-616promotions
rhythm n soul n blues A stormin’ live band to dance to.
‘A banger! And it’s great!’ Craig Charles (bbc radio funk and soul show)
“Funky bunch of chaps, we like that” Stephen Duffy (the jazz house bbc radio Scotland)
“Very very good indeed” (the legend) Paul jones BBC radio 2
“Dexy’s with a touch of the Style Council” Huffington Post
“Time for some early morning soul” Tom morton (BBC radio Scotland )
“Storming diamond of an EP” scootering magazine
FORMED in 2000, Rooty Ma Toot Big Band has, over the years, included many of the top musicians around Inverness.
They have played at castles, Highland stately homes, corporate functions, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Stadium, festivals, clubs, many private functions, and featured several times on MFR.
Regular line up has piano, bass, drums, guitar, 3 or 4 trumpets, 3 or 4 trombones and 5 saxes. Guest vocalists appear often with the band. Big band swing, jazz, jump jive, Sixties soul – all regularly feature.
Join them between 8.00 pm and 10.00 pm at Hoots for their Xmas Special on Saturday December 19th.
Some of Scotland’s best metal and punk acts will play Rock With Thee for MND in order to raise funds for MND Scotland.
The event is inspired by former local musician Sheree Gregg the Highland’s youngest person to be diagnosed with motor neurone disease in March this year.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles and may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided.
The acts performing are:
Seed of Sorrow
The Starry Wisdom Cult
Please come along, rock out and support this very worthy cause.
Following the bands we will have a DJ set from our resident Mad Hatters DJ.