Friday, July 30, 2010

'Burning' poster competition results



Congratulations to cead for his winning entry in the competition to design a poster for the Brooklyn screening of Mogwai's 'Burning' live film.

The other entries can be viewed here:
http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/mogwai-poster-contest-48252

North American screenings for 'Burning':
Aug 23 - Seattle, WA @ Northwest Film Forum
Aug 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Aug 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Cinematheque

Aug 26 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall

Aug 27 - Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre

Aug 28 - Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre of Long Beach
Aug 29 – Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar
Sept 2 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

Sept 4 - San Francisco @ Roxie Theater

Sept 10- Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater

Sept 11 – New York, NY @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept 12 - Los Angeles @ Echoplex

Sept 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (2 showings)

Sept 23 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mogcast #6

http://radiomagnetic.com/main-features/mogcast-6-featuring-aidan-moffat/

This month Martin is joined by an old friend of Mogwai and the Rock Action clan, Aidan Moffat. Aidan will preview some of his new tracks as well as inform us of his immediate musical plans.

There will also be two exclusive Rock Action songs from the land of the rising sun. Music from MIA, Warsaw, Plank!, Wooden Shjips and from long term RM fave, Aidan Moffat himself. Enjoy!

News of new Rock Action signings Afrirampo, and a new track from Envy.

UK tour - the full list

Mogwai - UK Dates (February 2011)
We're about to head into the studio with Paul Savage to record our new album however before we do that we wanted to announce some UK dates happening in February.
Here they are:

February
17.02.11 Bournemouth O2 Academy
18.02.11 Cardiff University
19.02.11 Bristol O2 Academy
20.02.11 Leeds O2 Academy
21.02.11 Edinburgh Picture House
23.02.11 The Regal, Oxford
24.02.11 Birmingham Institute
25.02.11 Brixton O2 Academy
26.02.11 Manchester Academy
27.02.11 The Sage Gateshead

A limited number of pre-sale tickets are available for these shows via our online store from 9am on 29th July and will go on general release on Saturday 31st July at 9am.
http://mogwaitickets.sandbag.uk.com/

Tickets on sale now.

A proper UK tour - yay!

Further additions to the dates listed below:

Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 PM
ACADEMY EVENTS PRESENTS: Mogwai
at O2 Academy Bournemouth, England - South
On sale: Saturday, July 31 at 9:00 AM

Saturday, February 19 at 7:00 PM
DCB PRESENTS: Mogwai
at O2 Academy Bristol, England - South
On sale: Saturday, July 31 at 9:00 AM

Sunday, February 20 at 7:00 PM
ACADEMY EVENTS PRESENTS: Mogwai
at O2 Academy Leeds, England - North and Northeast
On sale: Saturday, July 31 at 12:00 PM

Ticketweb

Seetickets has a further date:

MOGWAI
The Regal
Oxford
WED 23/02/2011

So we're now up to eight dates between 17th and 26th February, with a couple of gaps to be filled too. Looking good, looking good. Anyone seen any more?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Edinburgh - 21st Feb 2011

Mogwai
HMV Picturehouse
Edinburgh

21st Feb 2011

Seetickets

Mogwai - English mini-tour - February 2011

Following on from Stuart's comments during the Q&A yesterday, ATP have confirmed three Mogwai shows for February 2011.

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ATP Concerts by arrangement with Art & Industry are very happy to present three UK shows from Mogwai in February 2011. They will play Birmingham Institute, London Brixton Academy and Manchester Academy from the 24th-26th February. Tickets go on general sale this Saturday 31st July from 9am. Full info on all three shows below...

BIRMINGHAM:

ARTIST: Mogwai
SUPPORT ACTS: TBC
VENUE: Birmingham Institute, Birmingham, UK
DATE: Thursday 24th February 2011
ADVANCED TICKET PRICE : £20.00 + bf
VENUE ADDRESS: Birmingham Institute, 78 Digbeth High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DY
VENUE TELEPHONE: 0844 248 5037
AGE RESTRICTIONS: TBC
DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm
CURFEW: 11.00pm

TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY 31st JULY 9am


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LONDON:

ARTIST: Mogwai
SUPPORT ACTS: TBC
VENUE: Brixton Academy, London, UK
DATE: Friday 25th February 2011
ADVANCED TICKET PRICE : £22.50 + bf
VENUE ADDRESS: Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SL
VENUE TELEPHONE: 020 7771 3000
AGE RESTRICTIONS: All ages. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and purchase seats in the Circle Balcony.
DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
CURFEW: 11.00pm

TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY 31st JULY 9am


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MANCHESTER:

ARTIST: Mogwai
SUPPORT ACTS: TBC
VENUE: Academy, Manchester, UK
DATE: Saturday 26th February 2011
ADVANCED TICKET PRICE : £20.00 + bf
VENUE ADDRESS: Manchester University Students Union, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR
VENUE TELEPHONE: 0161 275 2930
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 14+ (under 16's to be accompanied by an adult)
DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm
CURFEW: 11.00pm

TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY 31st JULY 9am


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Thanks Sean.

Whilst news of Mogwai shows is always welcome, it's disappointing to see so little imagination/variety/call it what you will in Mogwai's UK touring itineraries over the last five years.
[NB - these comments were made when it appeared that that the UK tour would consist only of the three dates listed above, and are unreservedly withdrawn in the light of the seven further dates confirmed subsequently - Rob]

Unless they've radically altered the interior during the recent refurbishment, Birmingham Institute is markedly smaller than the other two venues and should be first choice for those wanting to avoid the enormo-barns.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

UK tour announcement this week

Am I hearing things, or did Stuart just say that Mogwai are announcing a UK tour later this week? Great news if so, let's hope it's not just three enormo-shows. Four and a half years since the last UK tour, after all.

Mogwai 'Burning' live film - virtual screening



Pre-order 'Special Moves/Burning': http://www.mogwai.co.uk/order/

The hashtag for the event is #mogwaiburning.
Mogwai's Twitter is @mogwaiband
Q&A with Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite and the film's director Vincent Moon will follow the film

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Live mp3 Download Of The Week #4











SONG OF THE WEEK:
FOLK DEATH 95
Live at Tavastia, Helsinki
July 6th 2006

This process seems to be working now. I've asked for the folks organising this to provide me with some code for the second mp3, 'Friend Of The Night', as this seems to have been missed by many people.

Friday, July 23, 2010

'Special Moves' competition on exclaim



exclaim.ca are running a competition to win a copy of the deluxe box set edition of Mogwai's forthcoming 'Special Moves/Burning' live album and DVD.

They also have an updated list of North American screenings for 'Burning':
Aug 23 - Seattle, WA @ Northwest Film Forum
Aug 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Aug 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Cinematheque

Aug 26 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall

Aug 27 - Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre

Aug 28 - Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre of Long Beach
Aug 29 – Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar
Sept 2 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

Sept 4 - San Francisco @ Roxie Theater

Sept 10- Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater

Sept 11 – New York, NY @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept 12 - Los Angeles @ Echoplex

Sept 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (2 showings)

Sept 23 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

This list has undergone considerable changes over the last few weeks - anyone know if there's a definitive list out there anywhere?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

'The Singing Mountain' sings on 11th September



Following our previous post on Mogwai's recent/forthcoming collaboration with Douglas Gordon, Dimi from thepostrock.de got in touch yesterday to pass on the news that 'The Singing Mountain' will make its debut on 11th September.

A reminder, for those who missed the first post:

EMSCHERKUNST.2010, the biggest art project of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010, includes a work entitled 'Monument For A Forgotten Future" by Olaf Nicolai and Douglas Gordon with Mogwai

Further info here and here. The second of these links includes mention of 'The Singing Mountain', a new Mogwai track recorded in April 2010 for the project and due to receive a full release at the end of the project - maybe even this year?

'Batcat' in Dead Space 2 trailer



This will probably mean a lot more to others than it does to me.
Thanks to Katrien for posting this on the forum.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Further 'Special Moves' pre-orders



Insound have a Special Moves/Burning 2xLP+DVD package on pre-order for $24.99
Bear in mind that the Special Moves triple vinyl included in the Deluxe edition runs to 17 tracks. The Insound 'Special Moves' 2xLP has the same tracklist as the CD edition i.e. 11 tracks.

The cheapest UK pre-order I've seen so far, for the CD+DVD edition:
Amazon (£8.93 inc shipping)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Live mp3 Download Of The Week #3



SONG OF THE WEEK:
HELICON 1
Live at Gothic Theatre, Denver
May 3rd 2006

The process of circulating these things seems glitchy at best, a fair number of folks still complaining that they're getting the first mp3 (Secret Pint) again.

Given that the company who are processing these free mp3s are the same company who are supposed to be delivering all the pre-ordered download packages for 'Special Moves' in five weeks time, it's to be hoped that someone somewhere is giving them a hefty kick in the backside.

Update: a number of people are reporting that the only reliable way of getting these mp3s is to use a different email address each week. Or, presumably, to unsubscribe from the mailing list and then resubscribe?

Update from Stuart: "That's the live track problem fixed now. Let me know if you hear of any more problems."

It does seem to be working now.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Burning online screening - 27th July



Image taken from causeequalstime.com

The online screening takes place on 27th July via ustream at 12pm (PST), 3pm (EST), 8pm (GMT)

Hosted by Stuart Braithwaite and Vincent Moon, and with a Q&A session directly after the screening.

Presumably the video will be easy enough to embed, in which case I'll hopefully host it here (unless I need to be invited to do so, or some such thing)

Monday, July 12, 2010

'Burning' poster competition



Mogwai are running a competition to design the poster for the upcoming screenings of 'Burning' in the US. Full details and information on how to enter here:
http://99designs.com/

Friday, July 9, 2010

Live mp3 download of the week #2











SONG OF THE WEEK:
FRIEND OF THE NIGHT
Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London
October 24, 2008

Update: this doesn't appear to be working at the moment. Apparently last week's 'Secret Pint' mp3 is all that's available. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Burning in Preston



MOGWAI 'BURNING' – A film by Nathanaël Le Scouarnec and Vincent Moon

Kickstarting the Continental’s programme of music and art films – a pre-release screening of Mogwai’s new film ‘Burning’ (release date mid August). Brought to you in association with 44 Promotions.

BBC Lancashire Introducing are also supporting the event and will be in attendance. There will also be a sound installation, a fanzine swap shop plus a live sound-mix by Robbie Judkins.

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Thursday July 22nd
Doors 8pm. Entry £4.

The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR18JP.

Tickets are available from The Continental on 01772 499425. Or you can pay on the door.

newcontinental.net
creativelancashire.org

Further details on the forum

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Burning in Glasgow (again)



A second Glasgow screening of Mogwai's 'Burning' live film takes place at Glasgow Film Theatre on 25th August 2010 (9pm).
http://www.gft.org.uk

Tickets: glasgowfilmtickets.org.uk

Thanks Thom.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Live mp3 Download Of The Week











New section on Mogwai's Facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/mogwai

SONG OF THE WEEK:
SECRET PINT
Live at Akasaka Blitz on April 25, 2001

Thanks to Einzack for pointing this out. Long may it continue.