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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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Into Music Reviews: We Were Promised Jetpacks at The Old Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh

Act: We Were Promised Jetpacks Venue: The Old Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh Date: 17 November 2018 In 1947, the Crawfords Biscuit factory was opened in Anderson Place, Edinburgh. It was a hive of industry for 10 years. Still in position to this day, it sits in a developed

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Into Music: Fontaines D.C. share new single, ‘Too Real’

Fontaines D.C. to release new single Following their recent signing to Partisan Records, and the announcement of their support slot on both the forthcoming Shame tour in the UK and Ireland, and next year’s IDLES tour in the US, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have now shared a video

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Into Music Reviews: Johnny Marr at Glasgow Barrowland

Act: Johnny Marr Venue: Glasgow Barrowland Date: 15 November 2018 From his time in The Smiths, to his time with Electronic, The The, The Cramps and his solo releases and through a number of other collaborations, Johnny Marr has delivered a body of diverse work over such

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Into Music Reviews: St Paul and The Broken Bones + The Americans, Glasgow Barrowland

Acts: St Paul and The Broken Bones + The Americans Venue: Glasgow Barrowland Date: 16 November 2018 “The Americans are in the building!” and that ain’t just the audaciously named support band, that’s L.A. and Alabama’s musical past; the blues and rock legends who recorded in the

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Into Music Reviews: Teenage Fanclub at Glasgow Barrowland

I’ll make it clear… I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Teenage Fanclub pushing 10 times over the years. My first ever at The Barras was seeing The Fannies on my 17th birthday (shh), when they were supported by Juliana Hatfield and The Posies (some real blasts from

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Into Music Reviews: Slaves at Glasgow Barrowland

Slaves at Glasgow Barrowland, 8 November 2018 Picture the scene: You are 35, you lived through the mid-to-late nineties and early noughties, and experienced all that came with it… Great music, some truly cheesy dance music, and a perceived political shift in New Labour. You now live

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Into Book Reviews: HWFG by Chris McQueer

Book: HWFG Author: Chris McQueer Publisher: 404Ink Release: November 2018 I had never heard of Chris McQueer until he appeared on the excellent ACSOM podcast, where he read stuff from his first collection of short stories, Hings and chatted about Celtic. I then noticed him pop up

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Into The Music Vault – TRNSMT 2018

Chasing Rainbows in the Company of Strangers Martin Donaldson looks back on TRNSMT 2018 As far as music festival experiences go, TRNSMT is one of the more agreeable. Held on Glasgow Green, in the heart of our Dear Green Place, there is no need to dust down

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