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Milton Music Festival 2019

There’s great things happening at this year’s  Milton Music Festival . Huge thanks to the team behind the scenes for taking time out to tell us more about the festival and the project.

Happy Birthday Barrowland Park: Guest blog by Fans of Barrowland Park

Thanks Glasgow Music City Tours for inviting us to write this blog. We’re Fans of Barrowland Park, a community group campaigning to save the park. If you haven’t been yet (and if not what have you been doing with your time..?), Barrowland Park sits a few hundred metres along from the Barrowland Ballroom, in the…

Electric Honey Records celebrates 25 years

Electric Honey Records, the record label run by the students on the music business course at Glasgow Kelvin(formerly Stow) College, celebrates its 25th birthday this year with single releases from singer/songwriter Calum Frame, funk outfit Dopesickfly and garage band The Shambolics, and a rather fine debut album by Glasgow band Pronto Mama, called Any Joy. Electric Honey has been described by…

Arab Strap: 20 Songs for 20 Years pt 2

Arab Strap partnership frontman Aidan Moffat

So we’ve heard from Malcolm Middleton. Now the other half of the Arab Strap partnership, frontman Aidan Moffat, tells us about reviving lyrics he wrote twenty years ago and what we can expect from this weekend’s gigs. “There’s a full set and hopefully we’ll find some requests. We’re going to have a wee box where you can post them…

It was twenty years ago today…

Belle & Sebastian’s classic debut album Tigermilk was released exactly twenty years ago to the day, and the band are set to mark the occasion with a trio of gigs next week at Glasgow University Union. Here at Glasgow Music City Tours, we’ve been working up to the anniversary by initiating the Tigermilk Owners Club – our attempt to…

Tigermilk Owners’ Club

tigermilk label side 1

Okay, so The Beach Boys’ seminal Pet Sounds is fifty years young this year, but we at Glasgow Music City Tours are minded to celebrate an album anniversary which strikes closer to home. Belle & Sebastian’s debut album Tigermilk was released twenty years ago this summer, heralding the arrival of a special Glasgow band, irrevocably linked to their city…

Godard In Glasgow, Part 2: Sounds In The Suburbs and the Great B&B Fiasco

VIC posters collage

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

birdie

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

the pastels by a boat

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…

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…