Now in its sixth year, the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival is one of the most diverse cultural events in Scotland. It aims to promote positive mental health and wellbeing and challenge pre-concenceptions through music, film, theatre, dance and literature.
Never ones to miss out on a right good time, monthly gig-in-a-clubnight MILK (normally at Flat 0/1) is marching down the street to Mono to host a pre-festival party for SMHAFF.
They are joined by three musical delights: alt pop geniuses Midn
ight Lion, indie post rock trio Friends in America, and smashin’ solo artist Gav Prentice (of Over the Wall)l. Each have created very special sets, making for an aura of all-round loveliness that is guaranteed to make you feel gooood. Then after, we party.
This is a free entry gig - first come, first served!
Part of Social Media Week 2012. Barcelona. Berlin. Bogotá. Chicago. GLASGOW. Hong Kong. Jeddah. London. Los.Angeles. São Paulo. Seoul. Shanghai. Torino. Vancouver. We’ll be tweeting live from the event, and look out for twinterviews! Please spread the message and share the word on the event. More information about the Festival and all it has to offer will also be available on the night.
We don’t have any friends in America, or any friends at all for that matter, so it is very nice to have FRIENDS IN AMERICA, a band who are friends, but not in America. YET. If their rise and rise in Scotland is anything to go by, they’ll be crossing over stateside in nae time at all. We first played host to these guys-and-a-girl last year at MILK, where they impressed with beautiful harmonies and perfectly rounded pop songs. Now, fate has been kind to us, and they grace us with their presence again. This will be the band’s LAST gig with the very lovely/talented Siobhan Wilson, so we hope you can join us to give her a good send off! www.facebook.com/friendsinamerica
“Friends In America are going to blow people away.” – Favourite Son “My favourite new Scottish band of 2011.” – Pop Cop “Beautiful post rock, atmospheric and heartfelt vocals. Oh and silly faces.” - Ally McCrae, BBC Radio 1
YOUNG AVIATORS cannot be trusted with aircrafts, but give them an instrument and they’ll make magic happen. Hailing from Ireland but living in Glasgow, this is another band that absolutely blew MILK’s socks off (on Halloween - and dressed as priests, no less), and we can’t wait to welcome them back. www.facebook.com/youngaviators
Ally McCrae (aff BBC Radio 1) and David Weaver of Detour will be providing the tuuunes till 3am. And it’s all for FREE like bicycles that haven’t been properly secured.