The Internet has enabled people to communicate, source information and form communities with fewer gatekeepers or barriers. The hope of a non-hierarchical network, where all speech was valued equally was a noble if impossible dream, especially in a political system still maintained and shaped by opaque and unknowable forces.
But as the technology has evolved, how people present themselves, their expertise and influence has also evolved. Snake oil has made its way to the online world, with influencers and experts able to shape and direct the narrative, command visibility on online and offline spaces and share fiction dressed up in the guise of expert testimony. The phantom of ‘fake news’ has gripped political discussion, but what about the networks behind it and those spreading information that banks on institutional respectability, the appearance of independent rigour and vibrant speech environment?
In this episode we will look at how new technology has fostered a new generation of charlatanism, and what that means for public discourse and organising, both online and off. To map this patchy landscape we are going to explore what happens when a 21-year old forms a political intelligence firm from his parents’ house, leading to a series of press conferences held on a DC driveway about leading Democratic presidential hopefuls and Robert Mueller.
If the internet is a house built for everyone, what happens when the charlatans or influencers have the keys...
🌱 Freshers can be an uncertain time in an unknown place. If the prospect of following the crowd as they stumble from student bar to student club doesn’t pique your curiosity, Glasgow’s finest community freeform station have created an alternative rebirthing for your new journey at uni. On Wednesday 18th September, Glasgow’s fabled Art School will be transformed into Subcity Radio’s Ecotopia. Each of the three rooms will have its own unique DJs and production, with something for everyone — from the luscious natural reverberations of the Vic Bar, the throbbing hum of the Assembly Hall’s mainframe upstairs, to the weird and wonderful possibilities of the Project Space at the top of the building. 🌱
🌵 A/S/L (https://www.subcity.org/shows/asl)
� Anwuli Sound (https://www.subcity.org/shows/anwuli)
🌼 Babestation (https://www.subcity.org/shows/babestation)
�� Beat Beneath (https://www.subcity.org/shows/beatbeneath)
🌳 chOOn!! (https://www.subcity.org/shows/choon)
🌺 DAYTIME/NIGHTTIME (https://subcity.org/shows/daytimenightime)
🌸 Electric Ladyland (https://www.subcity.org/shows/electricladyland)
🌹 Escapology (https://www.subcity.org/shows/escapology)
�� Green Eggs and Ham (https://www.subcity.org/shows/ham)
🌴 The Mariana Trench Sound (https://www.subcity.org/shows/trenchsound)
🌷 Sorbie Rd. (https://www.subcity.org/shows/sorbierd)
Tickets are £5, and only avaliable OTD - get down early as the last ones have sold out very fast!
Please note the venue is fully accessible with a ground level entrance and a large capacity lift to all floors. Gender Neutral toilets will be in operation.
Subcity believe in operating a safe(r) space policy. Nobody should be made to feel uncomfortable on the dance floor, no matter what. If you have any problems, please get a member of the Subcity team who will be distributed throughout the venue on the night, a member of bar staff, or security.
Join us as we celebrate the end of term and the end of a day of workshops at Civic House! Come along for a drink, some food and a dance.
£5 dinner served from 7pm by Civic House Kitchen, best enjoyed with those you love the most.
During the day join us at Saturday School at Civic House ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Queer History of Dance Music (subcity.org/shows/qhodm)
rest assured radio b2b Dilly Joints (subcity.org/shows/rar & subcity.org/shows/loosejoints)
Redstone Press (subcity.org/shows/redstonepress)
Taxidermy Cab https://soundcloud.com/taxidermy-cab/1-dont-slurp-it
Free before 9 £5 after All tickets OTD
Please note the bottom floor of the venue is accessible, if you have any questions get in touch !
Subcity believe in operating a safe(r) space policy. Nobody should be made to feel uncomfortable on the dance floor, no matter what. If you have any problems, please get a member of the Subcity team who will be distributed throughout the venue on the night, or a member of the bar / kitchen staff.
Subcity Radio were lucky enough to attend this year's Counterflows Festival - one of the best experimental music festivals Glasgow and the UK has to offer. We spent the weekend talking to some of the fantastic performers and organisers that help keep Counterflows consistently one of the most interesting music events around. This includes LYZZA, Alexander Hawkins, MC Carol, Jim C. Nedd, Palm Wine, the Gorbals Youth Brass Band and Bill Wells, Dakim, Micheal LaCour, Nena Etza, Myriam Van Imschoot and Doreen Kutzke, Sholto Dobie, Humming Dogs and more. Listen back to all these interviews below:
1) Introductions with Alasdair Campbell
The co-curator and founder of Counterflows Festival Alasdair Campbell joins us in the studio to discuss the origins of Counterflows, the performers and to play some music that will be heard live throughout the festival.
To celebrate the beginning of the festival programme we speak with:
Alexander Hawkins - Hugely talented jazz performer and improvisationist talks to us about his work and reccommends some of his favourite songs.
Gorbals Youth Brass Band & Bill Wells- we talked to the founders of this inclusive music programme, the children involved and the underground legend that wrote the piece to be performed, Bill Wells
Nina Etza also joins us in the studio for a fantastic selection of latinx tunes from QTWOC artists
3) Day 1 Recap
After the first night of Counterflows we spoke to:
Sholto Dobie - Scottish musician and performance artist speaks to us about his creative process and forthcoming album with Penultimate Press.
Doreen Kutzke & Myriam Van Imschoot - Yodel sound art collaborators tell us about their work and the diverse history of the yodel.
4) Day 2 Recap
French noise artists and Latinx american icons:
Humming Dogs - One of our favourite acts of the festival, french noise rock group Humming Dogs sit down with us and perform a special accapella version of the song "Ah ha ha!"
MC Carol - Brazillian baille funk godess gives us some insight to her opinions on music, politics and dance music.
LYZZA - Rising star featured on Boiler Room and NTS spoke with us about being called experimental and gave us some advice on acheivement.
5) Day 3 Recap
Hip-hop, hardcore and hope:
DAKIM - Underground hip-hop producer and beatmaker talked with us about creativity and taking hip hop seriously as an art form.
Michael LaCour (aka B L A C K I E ALL CAPS WITH SPACES) - Before his first performance as Micheal LaCour, the incredibly influential industrial hip-hop artist gave us insight into his influences.
Fielding Hope - Subcity alumni, programmer for Cafe OTO and Counterflows co-curator tells us about his career and behind the scenes of the festival
Jim C. Nedd & Palm Wine - Incredibly knowledgable musicologists and DJs Jim and Simone gave us an incredibly informative interview into Pico soundsystem culture. Unfortunately due to time we couldn't broadcast enough of the interview to do it justice so look out for a full version coming out soon.
A huge thank you to everyone that spoke with us, those that tuned in and especially to Alasdair and Fielding for making Counterflows happen