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Flashback: Glasgow 96 & The Original 13th Note

The end of the year is traditionally the time for looking back, and with that in mind we asked Glasgow-based writer Damien Love if he had anything lurking in his archives that might be a good fit for our last blog post of 2017. He’s had a rummage and pulled us out a cracker:…

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Govanhill International Carnival

The inaugural Govanhill International Carnival and Govanhill Against Racism festival takes place from August 26-28. On Saturday 26 August, Govanhill International Carnival 2017, will bring Govanhill’s diverse communities together for a celebration of its unique community.  On Saturday 26 August a colourful and lively Parade will weave its way through…

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Glasgow Music City…The Movie! Episode III

Glasgow is a great place for music. But don’t take our word for it – listen to what some of the city’s musicians have to say on the subject… Today we’re releasing the third in a series of (very) short films we’ve put together, featuring Glasgow musicians talking about making music and going to gigs…

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Butefest 2016

Acts confirmed to date for this year’s Butefest include: Idlewild, The Magic Numbers, The Rezillos, Skerryvore, Tom McRae, Recreations (formerly ‘Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly’), Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Baghdaddies, Scott Wood Band and many many more. To mark the occasion we’re running a competition to win a pair of Full Weekend Adult Tickets…

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Tenement and Temple

Tenement and Temple are Monica Queen (“one of the greatest singers ever” Gary Lightbody- Snow Patrol) and guitarist, producer and writer Johnny Smillie, both formerly of country-indie pioneers, Thrum. This weekend, drawing on influences including Elvis, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, The Everly Brothers and Emmy Lou Harris, they indulge their love of guitars and harmony with…

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Music at Aye Write: Saturday 12th

Glasgow’s annual Book Festival celebrates the best in national, international and local writing at the city’s iconic Mitchell Library. We’re particularly pleased to see a number of great events featuring music writing this year. Saturday 12th March is another busy day, get your tickets while you can…  

James Yorkston & Colin MacIntyre – An Evening…

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Glasgow Film Festival: Hamish

On Tuesday 23rd February (GFT 6pm) the 2016 Glasgow Film Festival will play host to the world premiere of Hamish. 14 years in the making, Robbie Fraser’s film pays tribute to Scottish cultural colossus Hamish Henderson – poet, soldier, intellectual, activist and musician. The premiere will include a musical overture featuring two of Scotland’s most respected…

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Bent Meltdown at Celtic Connections

BENT MELTDOWN (Redux) is nostalgia for an age yet to come. Distant echoes. The event is in association with Celtic Connections, following on from the Creeping Bent organised Pop Group / Sexual Objects performance for Celtic Connections in Jan 2014. The Bent Meltdown takes place at Oran Mor, Glasgow, on Thursday 28th January. Come early, doors are…

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Godard in Glasgow, Part 3: VIC.ism

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. In response Vic has composed the definitive guide to Godard in Glasgow…Vic’s Here:…

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Duglas T Stewart: Welcome to my world. BMX Bandits are 30.

Ahead of their sold out show this week at The Hug and Pint in Glasgow, our guest blogger, Duglas T Stewart, reflects on 30 years of the BMX Bandits. It’s a lovely piece…welcome to his world… BMX Bandits formed in the Summer of 1985 and released our first single E102 /Sad in 1986. It seems…

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