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May

Step Away From The Computer #4: Stag & Dagger

Stag night: [noun] A party or weekend away held for a bachelor shortly before he gets married. May involve he and his party dressing up in weird or outlandish costumes, drinking to excess, gambling, stripper(s) and pranks.

OK, so take away the gambling, strippers and pranks, allow the ladies in and add some of the hippest bands around and you’ve got yourself STAG & DAGGER, a new entry on the Scottish festival calendar, and another ‘one ticket = many venues in one night’ affair.

Better still, we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one reader of The Pop Cop. To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question: Apart from Glasgow, which other two cities are part of the Stag & Dagger festival?

Now email thepopcop@gmail.com with the subject ‘Stag & Dagger Comp’ and include your name, address and answer. Over-18s only. All correct entries will go into a metaphorical hat and one winner will be drawn after the closing date on Wednesday, May 20 at 10am.

Location:
Half a dozen venues in Glasgow – ABC 1, Art School, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Captain’s Rest, Stereo, Classic Grand.

Fascinating fact:
Frightened Rabbit brothers Scott and Grant Hutchison will be playing as a two-piece for the first time since 2005.

Date:

Saturday, May 23.

Weather forecast:

Festival history:
This is its first year in Scotland.

Total number of acts:
31 (not including DJs)

Cost of a ticket:
£17.50

So each act is worth:
56p

Big-hitters:
Cold War KidsFrightened RabbitThe Twilight SadThe AliensBMX BanditsCursiveDananananaykroyd,BoycottsMeursaultThe Phantom Band.

Organiser’s propaganda:
“It promises to be bigger and better than anything… ever!”

Must-hear:
4 Cold War KidsWell Well Well (John Lennon cover)ABC 1
4 Frightened RabbitLast Tango In BrooklynABC 1
4 Over The WallGlasgowCaptain’s Rest
4 The AliensSetting SunStereo
4 The Joy FormidableWhirringArt School (Vic Bar)
4 The Twilight SadReflection Of The TelevisionABC 1
4 Woodenbox With A Fistful Of FiversDraw A LineStereo

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