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Psychocandy event with Paula Mejia and Douglas Hart

We’re really pleased to host a joint event with our friends at Monorail on Wednesday November 16th at 7pm to celebrate the launch of Psychocandy by Paula Mejia. Paula will be joined by Douglas Hart, we’d love to see you there. We have a guest blog from Paula and a brilliant Spotify playlist from Douglas featuring ten songs The…

Detroit 67 by Stuart Cosgrove

Detroit 67 is published by Polygon Books at £9.99

On Saturday 29th October we’re hosting an event at the Admiral Bar in conjunction with Divine to celebrate the launch of Stuart Cosgrove’s brilliant book, Detroit 67, it’s highly recommended. To kick the weekend off Stuart has very kindly penned a guest blog for us…thanks Stuart! Detroit 67 is published by Polygon Books at £9.99 I can remember exactly where I…

KT Tunstall: From Venice Beach to Glasgow Green

This weekend, KT Tunstall performs at Proms in the Park on Glasgow Green, backed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Tunstall has toured with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra before, but this is the first time she has ever been backed by a classical orchestra.“It’s well posh, it just feels so fancy,” she says with her customary enthusiasm. That…

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…

Thanks, Celtic Connections!

Glasgow Music City Tours had a terrific first Celtic Connections. We’d like to thank everyone who signed up for our tours, we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did…you just can’t beat a Jeely Piece singalong… People were incredibly generous in sharing their personal stories about Celtic Connections, and some even brought related memorabilia to…

Guest Blogger Peter Ross

When Glasgow Music City Tours began our guest blog slot, one of Scotland’s very best feature writers, the award winning Peter Ross, graciously allowed us to post some of his writing about Glasgow. A six time winner at the Scottish Press Awards, Peter was recently shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2015.

Happy Birthday, Pretty Ugly! Pretty Ugly turns 10

pretty ugly turns 10

Lynne from Pretty Ugly – Glasgow’s longest running alternative club night, which turns 10 this month – tells us about their Decade of Dancefloor Debauchery. Although Pretty Ugly is a Glasgow club night, it was actually born at Born To Be Wide in Edinburgh. Aarti, Lee & Pam all worked at PR firm Burt Greener and were asked to…

Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry: A short film by Marisa Privitera Murdoch

glasgow's grand old opry

Unlikely as it seems, there is a corner of Glasgow that will be forever Nashville. The Grand Ole Opry in Govan may be 5,000 miles from its better known Tennessee namesake, but the former cinema on Govan Road boasts more rhinestone than Reno and has a love affair with Country & Western that is as deep as…

Tenement TV: Guest blog Nadine Walker

At Glasgow Music City Tours we’re always proud to highlight what our musical partners in the city are up to, and we’re delighted welcome to our guest bloggers this week, Tenement TV. This weekend will mark the third consecutive Tenement Trail Festival. Created by and for the music fans in Scotland, Tenement Trail is a unique,…