Sinatra 100 – Side Two

How did all these people get in my room? It’s time for Side Two of our virtual LP, marking the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth, featuring tracks chosen by a swinging gang of musicians, writers and other Charleys, Barn-burners and Clydes. If you missed it, you can still give Side One a spin here. Careful not to spill while you sip… Continue reading

Godard In Glasgow, Part 4: 2013-2015

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. Today is the last Godard in Glasgow, bringing us right up to date. We’d like to thank Vic and George for such a brilliant blog, it’s been hugely popular and we’ve really enjoyed hosting him. Catch him this Friday at The Admiral. For the last time…for now…Vic’s Here:

With several 1979 NOW! tracks in the bag AED Records decided to release a 7”: ‘Caught In Midstream’ and ‘You Bring Out The Demon In Me’ on Record Store Day (20/04/2013.) To celebrate I played an acoustic set at Monorail Music with Sexual Objects‘ Davy, Douglas and Simon.

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My second visit to Glasgow in 2013 was as the Jazzateers guest (27the June) at an event celebrating their legendary album Rough 46 at Stereo, promoted by the Glasgow Jazz Festival and the Creeping Bent Organisation. It was great singing old standards with The Jazz Independents: Mick Slaven, Campbell Owens, Andy Alston and Colin Auld (Jazzateers) on drums with James Kirk joining us for Felicity: Continue reading

A warm welcome to Jill Rodger of the Glasgow Jazz Festival

The 2015 Glasgow Jazz Festival ended on a high note with a 20% increase on ticket sales. Far from resting on their weary laurels, planning has already begun for 2016 when the festival celebrates its 30th edition. We grabbed a quick natter with the festival’s indefatigable director, Jill Rodger, about how she came to be involved. Over to Jill…

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In 1989  I was working in admin in the whisky industry when a good pal said there was an admin job coming up at the Jazzfest. Jazz? I knew nothing about it other than Miles Davis’ Tutu and Amandla albums.

Northern soul, soul, post-punk, funk, Postcard were all my sort of music. I’d been going to gigs since I was 11 (well if you can count the Wombles at Glasgow Apollo in 1974). Continue reading