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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: 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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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 Music Reviews: The Lucid Dream – Actualisation

I saw The Lucid Dream at 2016,s Liverpool Pzyk Festival where they drew a large and passionate crowd. They were on before Liverpool legends, The Stairs, but such was the response to both bands I thought both were from Liverpool. So, how did a band so loved

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Introducing The Band: Jordan Allen

It’s fair to say that Bolton four-piece, Jordan Allen, are making themselves noticed with people who you would want to be noticed by. BBC Introducing, Radio X and BBC 6 Music included previous single Synchronised on their playlists and their new single Naked is sure to follow

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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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