Cafe Mono, Glasgow
My first time seeing a gig at this venue. By day it’s a record shop and vegan cafe, and a bit of a haunt for the more discerning of Glasgow’s hip crowd. (Not that I would know). But by night, as I discovered on Wednesday, it efficiently transforms itself into a cosy little live joint. The stage is underneath a big round skylight thing, so on pleasant balmy nights like this the place is bathed in nice evening sunshine. (Although in Glasgow that’s rare).
A brief word about the support act Kaputt first. A five piece art-rock outfit with the novelty of a female saxophone player, they wear their all-too-obvious influences (Beefheart and Talking Heads) on their sleeves. But they do it with such nonchalant arrogance, and with such obvious charisma (and enviable youth) that you can’t help but love them. They had an enthusiastic fan base of misfits moshing around up front, which really helped to set the scene. The most engaging thing about them is their sense of chaos and unpredictability. I can see them either hitting the big time by writing an accidental ear worm of a hit song that » Continue Reading.