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New venue opening in Glasgow: The Glad Cafe

Glasgow is getting its own version of Cafe Oto. On 17 August a new venue opens in the Southside of Glasgow for new and experimental music and art, with plans for installations and film screenings. Venue manager Joe Smillie says: "Three years ago my sister Sarah was staying in Dalston and took my mother to Cafe Oto, knowing it was the kind of place my mum would go nuts about. She did, and on arriving back in Glasgow decided that this was something the Southside was missing. She wouldn't stop talking about it and eventually roped my wife, Karina and myself in."

The first confirmed acts for the venue (on 17 August) are Conquering Animal Sound, Daniel Padden's One Ensemble and Jonnie Common, and the following night (18 August) fhosts Rustie, with support from Ben Butler & Mousepad and Cru Servers. More details here.