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Arab Strap: 20 Songs for 20 Years pt 2

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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…

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Arab Strap: 20 Songs for 20 Years

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Cult heroes Arab Strap have reformed ten years after they first split in order to celebrate their 20th birthday. An eponymous compilation of their singles, plus “secret hits and rarities” is out now on Chemikal UndergroundRecords, the esteemed Glasgow label who signed them in 1996 on the strength of a demo…

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Sound of Yell on Sunday

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To end our third walking tour for the Merchant City Festival, Breakfast Muff play a free set in Mono today at around 4.30pm. You can read more about them here. On Sunday we’re delighted that the rather wonderful Sound of Yell will be performing. Piloted by Stevie Jones, Sound of Yell…

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Glasgow Music City Tours raffle for Nordoff-Robbins Scotland

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Our Merchant City Festival tours kick off this Sunday, each ending with a free gig in Mono. We’ve decided to take the opportunity to try and raise some funds for the excellent Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland. We have some lovely donations for a raffle — a selection pictured below…

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