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Into Music: Mark E. Smith & Ed Blaney’s 40-minute Train journey

Prior to Mark E. Smith’s passing at the beginning of the year, The Fall’s notorious frontman approved and initiated this collaboration with long-term associate, Ed Blaney, and producer, Mike Bennett. This reworking of The Train is part of a deluxe double CD set, which features the vocals

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Into Music: The Zutons reform to play debut album in its entirety

After a break of almost nine years, it’s time to get that Zuton Fever back in your head, those indie blues revival rockers from Liverpool will be back on the road after a 10-year absence. The tour will coincide with the 15th anniversary of the release of

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Into Music Reviews: Metallica ‘…And Justice For All’ 30th anniversary remaster

1988 saw Metallica with three albums behind them and, following the death of Cliff Burton two years before, with a new bassist in the form of the never-to-be a long-term feature Jason Newsted. Within the band it seemed new ideas were developing and many see this as

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Into Music Reviews: Stone Foundation at Oran Mor, Glasgow

Act: Stone Foundation Venue: Oran Mor, Glasgow Date: 15 November 2018 Music is all about making connections and the links in the chain keep lengthening and strengthening for the ever-expanding congregation of Midlands-based soul band Stone Foundation. Guitarist and singer Neil Jones and bassist Neil Sheasby met,

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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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