Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite is set to play a special concert in aid of an under-threat monument in Glasgow.
Mogwai are a force of nature. Live, the band are less a musical experience than a sensory one - their grinding, pummelling guitars overthrowing the logical mind to touch somewhere deep down in your soul.
So it makes sense for a member of the band to play a concert in aid of a stone circle. Built in Sighthill, the monument is under threat due to the proposed regeneration which will occur due to Glasgow hosting the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Built in 1979, it was the first astronomically aligned stone circle to be built for some 3500 years, and it's construction was overseen by Stuart Braithwaite's father.
The campaign to save the Sighthill Stone Circle was launched in 2012, and now Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite and Duncan Lunan have helped to curate a concert which will hopefully shine attention on the monument.
Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite comments: "I'm enormously proud to be involved in this concert to help save the Sighthill Stone Circle. My late father John was involved in its creation and I know he'd have been incredibly unhappy that they are being threatened. The event promises to be great and I've been really taken aback by the response of so many great artists willing to give their time to support this cause. I hope that it raises awareness of the plight of the stones and plays its part in saving what is a wonderful part of Glasgow's scientific and cultural heritage."
Using two rooms at performance space the Platform on July 27th, the line up includes sets from Stuart Braithwaite, Aidan Moffat, Eugene Kelly, Emma Pollock, Remember Remember, RM Hubbert, Adele Bethel (DJ) and very special guests.
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