Stuart Braithwaite: Spaceships Over Glasgow

£5.00£22.00

Friday 28th October 2022, 6:30pm, £5

Storysmith, 236 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JD

He’s best-known as one of the founding members of instrumental rock behemoths Mogwai, and we cannot wait to hear more about his first book: Stuart Braithwaite will be joining us in the shop to discuss Spaceships Over Glasgow!

Tickets include a glass of wine. Pre-order your hardback copy of Spaceships Over Glasgow (rrp £20) for a special discounted price with your ticket, then collect on the night!

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About Stuart Braithwaite

Stuart Leslie Braithwaite is a Scottish multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He is the guitarist of post rock band Mogwai, with whom he has recorded nine studio albums..

About Spaceships Over Glasgow: Mogwai, Mayhem and Misspent Youth

Born the son of Scotland’s last telescope-maker, Stuart Braithwaite was perhaps always destined for a life of psychedelic adventuring on the furthest frontiers of noise in MOGWAI, one of the best loved and most ground-breaking post-rock bands of the past three decades.

Modestly delinquent at school, Stuart developed an early appetite for ‘alternative’ music in what might arguably be described as its halcyon days, the late ’80s. Discovering bands like Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, and Jesus and Mary Chain, and attending seminal gigs (often incongruously incognito as a young girl with long hair to compensate for his babyface features) by The Cure and Nirvana, Stuart compensated for his indifference to school work with a dedication to rock and roll . . . and of course the fledgling hedonism that comes with it.

Spaceships Over Glasgow is a love song to live rock and roll; to the passionate abandon we’ve all felt in the crowd (and some of us, if lucky enough, from the stage) at a truly incendiary gig. It is also the story of a life lived on the edge; of the high-times and hazardous pit-stops of international touring with a band of misfits and miscreants.

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Location 236 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JD Phone 0117 953 7961 E-mail storysmithbooks@gmail.com Hours Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-6pm | Sunday: 11am-4pm | Monday: closed
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