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Guest Blog from Francis McKee of the CCA on the former Maryland Club

In 1974 the Scottish writer and playwright, Tom McGrath, founded The Third Eye Centre in Glasgow. Described by the Guardian as ‘a shrine to the avant garde’, the centre hosted visiting artists and performers such as Allen Ginsberg, Whoopi Goldberg, John Byrne, Edwin Morgan and Kathy Acker, as well as quickly becoming the focus for…

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…

Godard In Glasgow, Part 4: 2013-2015

Ahead of his show at The Admiral on Friday 13th November (tickets) , we asked Subway Sect legend and all round post-punk muse Vic Godard if he would like to write us something about playing in Glasgow over the years. Today is the last Godard in Glasgow, bringing us right up to date. We’d like to…

A Weekend Abroad: Birdie, Normal Love and Paul Kelly Films Saturday Oct 24

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The Pastels have selected Saturday’s line up which features Spinning Coin, Birdie, Normal Love and Paul Kelly Films. Birdie Birdie was formed in the mid ’90s by Debsey Wykes (formerly of Dolly Mixture) and Paul Kelly (East Village) following a brief spell as part of Saint Etienne’s backing band.  Their first single Spiral Staircase was…

The Pastels curate A Weekend Abroad: Saturday October 24

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SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER THE PASTELS WITH BIRDIE, SPINNING COIN, NORMAL LOVE, PAUL KELLY FILMS ‘We always wanted to make music sound like it was being played for the first time, like it was new to us.  We never over-practiced or anything, we just were.’ Two years on from their late period Slow Summits triumph, The…

Spinning Coin: A Weekend Abroad Saturday October 24

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Back in July when Glasgow Music City Tours launched at the Merchant City Festival, we ended each tour with a set from a local band at Mono. We were really pleased when Spinning Coin agreed to perform, although they must have wondered what on earth they’d committed to. Probably slightly bewildered they played on and…

Night School Records at A Weekend Abroad

Night School Records curate Friday 23 October’s event as part of Monorail Music’s A Weekend Abroad. Featured artists: Molly Nilsson, The Space Lady and Happy Meals. DJ Femme Fresh and Syophantasy Berlin-based Molly Nilsson is undeniably a cult…

Monorail & Saramago Present A Weekend Abroad: Friday 23 & Sat 24 October

the pastels birdie spinning coin normal love

On Friday 23 October Monorail Music in partnership with Saramago will curate a weekend of some of their favourite music and film at the CCA in Glasgow.  Across this week we’ll be taking a look at the artists taking part in what promises to be a joyous celebration of independent and free-thinking pop music. Tickets are available here. Facebook event page Contact: [email protected]

Glasgow Americana 2015: Guest blog by Festival Director Kevin Morris

glasgow americana

On Wednesday this week the 9th Glasgow Americana Festival kicks off in venues across the city. We managed to catch up with the Festival Director, Kevin Morris, for a few words on this year’s highlights. Over to Kevin… At Glasgow Americana we’re gearing up for our 9th Festival and we can’t wait to welcome music lovers to…