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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Introducing The Band: ARGH KID

Proper Funny F**ker. Top Lyrics. Top Coat” – Liam Gallagher The streets of Manchester breed guys with top lyrics who can pull off an anorak. Dave Scott (aka: ARGH KID) is another one who follows in the lineage of Mark E Smith and Shaun Ryder with sharp

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Into Music Reviews: Ian Brown – First World Problems

It’s not a quintessential Ian Brown track in the same vein as the lushly string-laden FEAR, nor is it cut from the same atmospheric soundscape as Be There, but First World Problems is profoundly the sound of a man who has finally been freed from the shackles

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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

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The Glasgow Echo with Chris McQueer, Edgar Summertyme & Brian McClair

When A Celtic State of Mind decided to strike out on our own, it was hardly akin to Paul Weller leaving The Jam. We knew what we wanted to do, the content we wanted to create, and we realised that, in order to reach the standard we

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Introducing The Band: Das Plastixx

When we first decided to put unsigned artists and new music on ACSOM, I must admit I was a bit worried about what we would be sent. We have ALL been in venues and seen that support band that we just don’t get or they are just

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Ace City Racers and The Hyper Reel at the Renfrew Ferry

I’ve been to a few interesting venues for gigs in my time, including a Volcano, an old gasworks and an abandoned cow shed, but I am not sure I have ever seen a gig on a boat. Until Thursday 4 October at the Renfrew Ferry venue on

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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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