The Icebox Arts And Music Centre – An Extraordinarily Unique Space.

The Icebox Arts And Music Centre, located on the south-side of the river Clyde, within Glasgow’s St Luke’s Business park is by far an extraordinary achievement, a unique space, the size of a small aircraft hangar which has been set up at the end of last year by an the exceptionally devoted non-profit music organization New Hellfire Club. (NHC) This exciting new space provides a distinctive take on supporting local, independent artists and musicians as well as D.I.Y projects and all alternative, imaginative forms and types of creative artistic expression.

A spooky feature which comes to life only at night in the Icebox…..

NHC has been around for a while, previously owning a small record shop in the west-end of the city, building a reputation in helping to promote bands and musicians within the music scene and has always pushed for a fair, no-pay-to-play code of conduct from promoters who work within the NHC fold, this code of conduct is staunchly carried through to the icebox music venue and the team have expanded the scope of their new space into movie showings, games nights, theatre, art exhibitions, burlesque and cabaret, spoken word nights, talk nights and also a space to shoot music videos, or art videos. Its taken a hard push of four years to bring this venue to life and its most certainly a highly commendable achievement which is fantastic for the city of Glasgow.

Jamie McDermid – Chief founder of NHC Music & Promotions Organisation – Also, Evidently head loiter behind the bar at the Icebox.

Not only is this an entertainments centre of many sorts with live music, video games, snacks, drinks pool tables and Scalextric racing table, it can be a place to chill or study during the day, with an excellent book section (Free books for Kids) and coffee bar. Animals are also welcome…I took some time at the weekend to check out the atmosphere of the place and experience some live music which was hosted by Timotheus McQuester, who helped provide synthpop, drone and noise acts which went down remarkably well.

Timotheus McQuester (on the right) Hosting this particular event in the icebox – A man who shoots laser beams even when he’s sad- Now that’s dedication….

The venue has a great vibe, very welcoming with top quality sound and visuals, at every point my eyes were drawn to something, with much art around the walls and features to take in. The stand out artist of the night for me was a solo electronic act whose moniker is titled, Jeye, aka John Muir. Who provided a strikingly nuanced, dynamic soundscape to lose our head-spaces within.  Glitch Electronics both alluring and uplifting with catchy tweaks and hooks, in contrast to sharp turns and twists in melody and rhythm. A set of hugely atmospheric ambient vibrations which provided hints of both darkness and light, helping of course to propel the imaginative movie reel in my head….

Jeye – Expert Knob Twiddler @ The Icebox.

Jaye managed to directly record his Icebox live set and it is available as a free download on the following link for your absolute listening pleasure….

I highly recommend you check out this very special space and get involved with putting on a night or simply enjoying what is on offer. Keep up to date @Icebox Glasgow on social media as there is lots coming up and going down in the future months ahead!.. Can it be said that the Icebox is one of the coolest venues in Glasgow.. Or is that too much of a pun ?

Full batch of photos from the night can be viewed over on the Gobophotography/ Revel Rousers social media page….

NHC Sound Engineer – Helping to sustain a fantastic sound throughout the icebox.

Author: Miff Morris

In many senses, I am still discovering myself through the complex tapestry in which life continues to weave, gaining unique physical experience in order to aid the progression of my precious spirit, this will continue for the rest of my fated days and my understanding of who I am shall be determined through how I learn to react, act and adapt towards the circumstances I face. I do sincerely hope the span of this life is enough to fully come to terms with the potential of my unique existence, through deep-rooted understanding, compassion, and love, and that I may fully acknowledge the absolute full potential of my existence through the network of others. Thus far the core of my being has learned through unique experience and individual perspective that I am most certainly a creative soul who takes solace in the truth & liberty of artistic expression. Freedom lays behind the eyes within the evocative realm of one's imagination, transforming originality through individual perspective, this is when my art becomes yours. Inspiring, motivating different modes of expression to overall influence and shape a better world, to help elevate to a higher consciousness. We are part of the great web of life and in this way each and every one of us are interconnected, to create a major shift in consciousness. We must wholeheartedly start to believe in what can be created for the greater good of this world, in my view it is most certainly the power of thought and intention which connect us, no matter how near or how far. Being understood has always been of paramount importance to me, self-expression is something I have been aware of from a very young age. From my point of view, artistic expression has always been the most liberating and uniting mode. When I am not caught up in life's cogs I love to write poetry, short stories, and shoot photographs. I adore and feed off music, so I highly enjoy capturing the live music scene in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. I also enjoy writing for Uk Entertainments website, Louder than War, as well as run my own music blog www.Revel, Amalgamating my love of music, writing, as well as photographic expression (Music, Landscape, Street, Wedding), which gives me a great sense of creative release, therefore forging a strong sense of purpose in the way of documenting life's remarkable moments. I find working with creatives within the music industry is wholly inspiring even though at times it can be quite challenging, after all, the greatest realizations and lessons learned are born out of challenges. I figured, seeing as I have a platform for my music reviews, interviews and photography I thought it would be time to create a platform for my creative writing and poetry.....It takes courage to expose oneself through the intimacy of poetry, However, that is how we truly unite and grow in compassion and understanding of each other's true essence. I am a deep thinker, I understand the power of words and their meanings. I also understand how empowering artistic expression can be. There is a raw truth buried within each original idea combined with a power to help change the world. Artistic expression is forever transforming through interpretation, that is what I mean when I say "When My Art Becomes Yours" My philosophy is to understand more, in order to love more....... Love ~M~

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