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Into Music Reviews: Slayer || Lamb of God || Anthrax at SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Acts: Slayer || Lamb of God || Anthrax Venue: SSE Hydro, Glasgow Date: 12 November 2018 I should start this with full disclosure.  Despite my love of heavy metal and hard rock I’ve never delved into the darkest deepest recesses of thrash metal.  I’ve dabbled round the

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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: Swimming Tapes at SWG3 Poetry Club, Glasgow

Act: Swimming Tapes + Yakima Venue: SWG3 Poetry Club Date: 16 November 2018 When the opportunity came up to experience the Swimming Tapes live, it really was an easy sell for me. After a number of EPs, the Band are on the road promoting some of their

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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: Hothouse Flowers at Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow

Hothouse Flowers: 6 November Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow This was something of a rescue job after my last experience of the Hothouse Flowers at Celtic Connections in 2013. The Fruitmarket show was a complete mess with Liam Ó Maonlaí, in particular, rambling incoherently and singing the same

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Into Music Reviews: MC50 at O2 Academy, Glasgow

MC50: 10 November, O2 Academy, Glasgow MC5’s Kick Out the Jams is an album every record collection should have. A seminal piece of proto-punk that set the blueprint for a 1,000 other bands that followed in its wake. Hard to believe it was recorded 50 years ago

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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: The Decemberists at O2 Academy, Glasgow

The Decemberists: 5 November 2018 at O2 Academy, Glasgow The Decemberists rolled into Glasgow to promote their most recent release, the excellent ‘I’ll be Your Girl’. Always a pleasure to spend time in the company of Colin Meloy and his talented band of troubadours. Tonight was no

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