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Into Music Reviews: Embrace – Barrowlands, Glasgow

Act: Embrace Venue: Barrowlands, Glasgow Date: 6 March 2019 More and more bands these days are choosing to play their most revered album in full and when Embrace announced plans to play their debut, The Good Will Out, I was quick off the mark to get tickets

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Into Music Reviews: Tomorrow Syndicate, Nice n’ Sleazy, Glasgow

Act: Tomorrow Syndicate Venue: Nice n’ Sleazy, Glasgow Date: 22 February 2019 One of my favourite album releases last year was Future Tense by Glasgow band Tomorrow Syndicate. A meeting of many influences, but grounded in the motorik beat of krautrock with a bit of spacetronica adding

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Into Music Reviews: The Twilight Sad – Barrowlands, Glasgow

Act: The Twilight Sad Venue: Barrowlands,Glasgow Date: 2 March 2019 If you read my review of late last year, you would understand I am a big fan of The Twilight Sad. On Saturday 2 March they were playing a sold out show at The Barrowlands, Glasgow, only

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Into Music Reviews: She Drew The Gun /Man and The Echo – Mono, Glasgow

Act: She Drew the Gun / Man and The Echo Venue: Mono, Glasgow Date: 22 February 2019 There’s an orderly but excited queue snaking around the corner from Mono and out of Kings Court, on this mild February night; it’s an unusual sight to see at this

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Into Music Reviews: The Lemonheads at SWG3, Glasgow

Act: The Lemonheads Venue: SWG3,Galvanizers, Glasgow Date: 9th February 2019 “Everyone likes The Lemonheads, but I’ve never met anyone who would call them their favourite band!” This is the biggest Lemonheads fan I know, lamenting and musing, as we follow quite a crowd down the long, dark,

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Into Music Reviews: Steve Mason/Edgar Jones, at SWG3, Glasgow

Act: Edgar Jones/ Steve Mason Venue: SWG3, Glasgow Date: 31st January 2019 Edgar Jones has long been a cherished favourite of kindred musical souls, so when he took to the road with fellow adored musical magpie, Steve Mason, it felt to me an opportunity for both to

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Into Music Reviews: The Tea Street Band LP – Frequency

The Tea Street Band released their second studio album earlier this month. Frequency follows up on the band’s self-titled release from 2014. The four-year gap between albums definitely hasn’t made the band lose any of their edge, but just maybe they have gained a little extra swagger

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Into Music Reviews: Miles Kane at Glasgow Barrowland

Act: Miles Kane Venue: Barrowlands Date: 22 November 2018 After an intimate acoustic set in Fred Perry at Buchanan Galleries, the enigmatic indie rocker headed for Glasgow’s East End to perform to a sold-out audience at The Barrowlands. Already this year I have had the pleasure of

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Into Music Reviews: Bill Ryder-Jones at Maryhill Central Hall

Act: Bill Ryder-Jones Venue: Maryhill Central Hall Date 22 September 2018 Music for Dreamers There’s an intimacy to Bill Ryder-Jones’ music, a sense of secrets being shared and tonight at Maryhill Central Hall a small but attentive crowd gather close to the curtained stage, underneath the ornate

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Into The Music Vault: Glasgow Barrowland – A Love Affair Begins

One summer evening bored as hell I sat in my bedroom nearly lifeless. Then a song came on the radio that stopped me in my tracks. Janice Long was introducing the new single by some band called The Pogues and for the next three or so minutes

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