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Gerry Love: Part Two

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In part two of our exclusive interview with former Teenage Fannie Gerry Love, the mild-mannered bassist talks about his final shows with the band he had been part of for almost thirty years. With accidentally fortuitous timing, Gerry bowed out on a 2018 UK tour celebrating the legacy of the band’s years on Creation Records…

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Guest Blog from Francis McKee of the CCA on the former Maryland Club

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In 1974 the Scottish writer and playwright, Tom McGrath, founded The Third Eye Centre in Glasgow. Described by the Guardian as ‘a shrine to the avant garde’, the centre hosted visiting artists and performers such as Allen Ginsberg, Whoopi Goldberg, John Byrne, Edwin Morgan and Kathy Acker, as well as quickly becoming the focus for…

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Milton Music Festival 2019

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There’s great things happening at this year’s  Milton Music Festival . Huge thanks to the team behind the scenes for taking time out to tell us more about the festival and the project.

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16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990 Guest blog

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A new crowdfunding project, 16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990, is right up our street, we love the sound of it and would love to see it in print. We invited Chris, the man behind the project to tell us more…

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Pathfinders: Celebrating the women on the Barrowland Park Album Pathway

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Anyone who has taken our Merchant City Music Past and Present tour will already know how much we love Jim Lambie’s Album Pathway in Barrowland Park, which records the artists who have graced the Barrowland stage since its conversion to beloved gig venue in 1983.

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Happy Birthday Barrowland Park: Guest blog by Fans of Barrowland Park

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Thanks Glasgow Music City Tours for inviting us to write this blog. We’re Fans of Barrowland Park, a community group campaigning to save the park. If you haven’t been yet (and if not what have you been doing with your time..?), Barrowland Park sits a few hundred metres along from the Barrowland Ballroom, in the…

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Traceyanne Campbell: Guest blog

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Hi, I’m Tracyanne (Camera Obscura) and I want to tell you that I have a new record coming out. Myself and Danny Coughlin from Crybaby have become Tracyanne & Danny. After hearing a rumour we were all Indie purists up here in Glasgow, Danny from Bristol sent me a handwritten letter along with a C90…

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Cover Stories: Event & panel discussion

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Glasgow Music City Tours is pleased to present Cover Stories, an illustrated discussion on the art of the record sleeve, as part of Merchant City Festival 2016. Our guest panel of writers, artists and musicians will be discussing the art of the  record sleeve. We would like to extend huge thanks to; Manda Rin, Niall Smillie, Nicola Meighan and Francis…

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We’re all doomed! Not really.

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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…

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