The Music Room: helping regeneration

Dorec-a-belle will play this Saturday at the opening of the Music Room.
Dorec-a-belle will play this Saturday at the opening of the Music Room.

The regeneration of Shawlands continues with a new shop for music lovers opening up thanks to the folk at ArtVillage.

ArtVillage has been running for the past couple of years, since they opened two units in Shawlands Arcade displaying artworks by some famous Scottish artists such as Pete Howson and John Bellany.

The Music Room will be the place to go for obscure records bysometimes even obscurer artists. Here, you will find a growing collection of the best recorded music from Scotland’s independent, small label and unsigned scene.

The new store will exclusively stock the music that is being played now, only new music by the most exciting new bands in Scotland.

The new shop will burst onto the scene this Saturday with a great flurry of excitement and live music performances in the Arcade.

The records collected by ArtVillage so far include a variety of music genres such as indie, pop, folk and alternative country, as well as electronic, drum and bass, techno or experimental pieces in cooperation with local record labels.

And ArtVillage claims its collection is still developing and the new shop will stock unique examples of limited edition DIY rapes, CDs and vinyl.

This weekend sees a programme which will cover a wide range of accoustic performances organised in close coopertation with Ollive Grove Records and Common Records.

Star guests will be Dorec-a-belle, who won the Sunday Herald’s unsigned band competition in 2013.

The fun starts at noon and goes on till 4pm, both days.