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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 Live Music: Christy Moore at The Barrowland, Glasgow

Christy Moore: 3 November 2018 at The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow On a rainy Saturday night in Glasgow I made my way through the streets of the East End towards the Barras. The streets that had welcomed 60,000 football fans only 2 hours earlier were now quiet with

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Into Live Music: Shinedown at O2 Academy, Glasgow

Shinedown: 30 October at O2 Academy, Glasgow Shinedown are one of the few support bands in the last 10/15 years that have managed to make an impression on me.  First when they supported Alter Bridge in 2013 and again in 2017 when support for Iron Maiden. What

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10 Reasons Why I Love Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’

What do I love about Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous? To begin with … everything. Cameron Crowe, teenage rock scribe turned adult film maker. To date, still the youngest ever staff writer in Rolling Stone magazines’ near 50 year history but I’m afraid his years on the road,

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Nick Ellis Releases New LP – Speakers’ Corner

…the fundamental endeavour of freedom of speech, is to galvanize another to think for oneself…” – An unidentified University Lecturer, Liverpool Transport Strike, 1911 Speakers’ Corner is Nick Ellis’ third album release in as many years, and was conceived in the heat of the historic, explosive Spring

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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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Into Live Music: U2 at O2 Arena, London

U2: 23/24 October 2018 at O2 Arena, London It’s impossible to have any real objectivity about a band you have followed for over 30 years and have seen over 20 times so I’ll not even try. Despite entering the veteran stage U2 are still one of the

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Into Live Music: Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine at Saint Andrews in the Square

Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine:
 14 October 2018 at Saint Andrews in the Square Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine are stalwarts of the UK folk and singer-songwriter scene. Kris has won multiple awards for both his solo output and for material released either with his band Lau

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Into The Music Vaults: Hipsway’s Eponymous First Album

A basement bar on a cold Monday evening and I’m with my oldest friend as we retrace some familiar steps. On any given Friday, Waterloo Street in Glasgow is a bustling centre of rebranded bars and restaurants filled with office block fodder, catching a wee taste of

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Live Review: Mono at Classic Grand

Mono – 3 October 2018. Classic Grand, Glasgow Japanese four piece Mono brought their own blend of post-rock instrumentalism to Glasgow last night. Although the band is now three part Japanese and one part American with the addition of drummer Dahm Majuri Cipolla who replaced original member

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