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Arab Strap: 20 Songs for 20 Years

Aidan Moffat on vocals and Malcolm Middleton

Cult heroes Arab Strap have reformed ten years after they first split in order to celebrate their 20th birthday. An eponymous compilation of their singles, plus “secret hits and rarities” is out now on Chemikal UndergroundRecords, the esteemed Glasgow label who signed them in 1996 on the strength of a demo tape. The duo – Aidan Moffat on vocals and…

We’re 1!

It’s a year since we embarked on our first walking tours, and we’d like to thank everyone who has helped make them possible including; The Britannia Panopticon, CCA, The Clutha & Victoria Bar, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, King Tut’s, Mono, Nice’N’Sleazy, The Scotia Bar and The Scottish Music Centre. Thanks to everyone who has guest-blogged for us, the musicians who agreed to be filmed for…

Rab Noakes: Guest Blog

A man whose accomplishments are too many to list here, it’s an honour to have the great Scottish singer-songwriter Rab Noakes taking the time to pen a brilliant guest blog for us. Here he recalls some memorable experiences of gig-going in Glasgow in the 60s, including tales of Little Richard, The Rolling Stones, Bo Diddley…

Barrowland Hall of Fame

barrowland logo and hall of fame

No celebration of Glasgow’s music scene would be complete without mention of Barrowland, the city’s best loved gig venue. Only last week, Ian Astbury of The Cult was singing the east end ballroom’s praises from its stage, and he’s not alone in saluting its unique appeal – both Oasis and Metallica have cited Barrowland as…

GMCT’s guide Fiona features in #ScotSpirit

fiona spirit

Glasgow Music City Tours founder and guide Fiona Shepherd is the subject of one of the twelve beautifully-shot, documentary-style online films which capture the spirit of Scotland through the eyes of those who live and work here. Images of Glasgow will be beamed worldwide as part of the new VisitScotland cinematic TV advert set to be shown…

Where You’re Meant To Be: Glasgow Film Festival

where you're meant to be poster

On Friday 19th February Barrowland Ballroom will be turned into a cinema for the first time as part of the Glasgow Film Festival. The occasion is the World Premiere of Paul Fegan’s documentary Where You’re Meant To Be.  It’s sold out, but as we write there are tickets available for the screening on 24th February at the GFT….