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Pop-up venue hosts punk star
Rock frontman Frank Carter will be the star attraction at a Glasgow pop-up venue that celebrates the city's thriving music scene. Jerry's Open House, located in an old warehouse on Houldsworth Street, Finneston, will operate from February 15 to March 15, 2018.
Star attraction: Frank Carter
Frank Carter, from Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, will be the venue's special guest on February 21. The former Gallows and Pure Love frontman will take part in an 'In Conversation With' session from 5pm, then perform a 'Sailor Jerry Presents' acoustic gig with bandmate and guitarist Dean Richardson from 8pm. Tickets for both events are £5.
Frank will also judge 'Glasgow Unsigned', a competition for three local bands to each win a chance to play at Jerry's Open House wrap party on March 15, studio time to record a limited-edition vinyl EP, shoot a professional music video and have a personalised photoshoot. The three shortlisted bands will be announced by Frank during his acoustic gig.
Jerry's Open House launches on February 15 with a housewarming event starring Honeyblood and special guests, Spinning Coin and DJ Ally McCrae. The venue, supported by the makers of Sailor Jerry spiced rum, is a co-created space inspired by the legendary tattoo artist Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins.
Frank Carter's history with Sailor Jerry stems back to Norman Collins. A well-regarded tattooist himself, Frank previously co-owned a studio in the US with famous tattoo artist Keith Underwood, a good friend of Norman Collins.
Formed in 2015, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes released an EP, Rotten, in May of that year and launched their debut album, Blossom, three months later.
Frenzy: Frank Carter on stage in Manchester
In 2016, they launched the single Snake Eyes as Annie Mac's Hottest Record In The World on Radio 1 and it went on to be added to the Radio 1 In New Music We Trust Playlist. They then performed at London's legendary Maida Vale studios for a BBC Radio 1 session, with Frank whipping the crowd into a frenzy.
The singer picked up the Spirit Of Punk award at the Kerrang! Magazine Awards, before flying off to Nova Festival and then returning for a wild, riotous Download Festival. European festivals followed, with a headline UK tour which concluded at Wolverhampton's Slade Rooms.
In 2017, their end-of-year tour was supported and promoted by Sailor Jerry Rum.