Vive la revolution

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STILL nursing a Hogmanay hangover? Fighting off the onslaught of January blues?

Those in the know aren’t — they’re heading to King Tut’s over the next few weeks in a bid to carry on the party.

The city centre venue keeps the festive atmosphere going with its third annual New Year’s Revolution — a two week event with over 50 performers on the bill.

Acts homegrown and from further afield will be taking to the legendary King Tut’s stage for an intimate gig each, with those lucky enough to have secured a golden ticket able to attend every one for just £30.

But not to worry if you’re too late off the mark for that limited number of catch-all passes — tickets can also be bought individually.

Scene’s pick of the bunch includes Glasgow’s own Miaoux Miaoux — melodic electro pop courtesy of one-man band Justin Corrie.

Aficionados of the genre will know him well, and those who like a show alongside their music are bound to be captivated by this modest yet mesmerising musician.

Other highlights include Kilmarnock’s own Fatherson (January 16) whose 2012 T in the Park appearance went down a storm and who will appear this time with mystery special guests, as well as Haight-Ashbury on January 14.

The latter — a Glasgow three-piece dreaming of San Francisco – marry 60s psychedelia with Scottish indie seamlessly, and are definitely one to watch.

The choice is yours: spend the miserable month of January holed up in front of the TV, or check out some of Scotland’s burgeoning musical talent in an intimate setting.

Here at Extra Weekend, we think the second option could make for a happy new year indeed.

n King Tut’s New Year Revolution runs January 3-17. Full line-up and tickets available at, or on 08444 999 990.