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Belle and Sebastian Hydro

We’re all doomed! Not really.

We found Dave Pollock’s Guardian piece about the ‘slow death of music venues’ thought-provoking and a lot of research has gone into it. We’re less convinced that it told the whole story about Glasgow. A number of us at Glasgow Music City Tours have or still do work as music journalists. We understand that an article has to fit the brief, make clear points and not muddy the waters but Glasgow’s live music scene appears to be in rude health rather than facing a slow death. We wrote a reply on the article’s comments page: ‘As a former music journalist who wrote about many of the same Glasgow and Edinburgh venues as David Pollock, I appreciate the power of a punchy headline. However, this article greatly exaggerates the slow death of live music in Glasgow. While the closure of The Arches was indeed a…

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September 9, 2015

Belle and Sebastian’s Glasgow Hydro gig

Belle & Sebastian played their biggest ever hometown show at the Hydro on Friday night. They were joined by the Scottish Festival Orchestra and a troupe of girl dancers for an ambitious pop extravaganza with balloons and t-shirt guns a-go-go. Favourite Glasgow haunts Frontman Stuart Murdoch also retained the local touch with shout-outs to his…

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May 25, 2015