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Pop Mutations Festival: Chris Brickley in conversation with Fiona Shepherd: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

No one likes a good gig story more than we do – especially if that gig story concerns an historic show in Glasgow and/or comes from our learned customers. But we’ve met our match in Chris Brickley, the man responsible for conceiving and compiling 16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990, a hefty pictorial account of Scotland’s live scene in the 70s and 80s.

a group of people posing for a photo

Chris has already blogged for us about the project – you can read what he had to say here. But you can also hear our lead guide Fiona Shepherd in conversation with Chris this Saturday, discussing the book’s content and spirit across his selection of around a dozen images – expect mentions for some classic Glasgow venues of the 80s from Tiffanys to Nightmoves plus some local and international post-punk heroes.

a group of people in a dark room

Ramones, Barrowland 1985, Chic Jamieson

 The Q&A is part of the latest online edition of Pop Mutations, a not-for-profit festival curated by the band bookers at four of our favourite Glasgow venues – Mono, Stereo, The Flying Duck and The 78.


The festival features online performances from artists home and away, from electro lounge lizard Apostille to the weird and wonderful Space Lady, from the luminous Pearl Charles to Count Florida (we haven’t heard them but we love the name…) plus a DJ set from The Orielles.

 To get you in the mood for the event, Chris has curated a playlist inspired by the photos he will discuss at the Q&A. Fill your boots here: