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Withered Hand/Woodpigeon @ Stereo, Tuesday January 25th


Woodpigeon and Withered Hand arrived in Glasgow tonight following a short tour of Scotland, playing such far flung venues as Inverness, Aviemore and Stornoway, where Woodpigeons main man Mark Hamilton presumably acquired the dashing Harris Tweed bunn....

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Aerials Up, First Charge Of The Light Brigade, Acoustic Butterfly @ The Arches, 27/1/11


I must begin this review with an apology to Acoustic Butterfly; not because I’m about to slate them viciously, rather that I missed their entire set through a combination of events which I won’t bore you with. I mean, I’m sure you’re all too well awa....

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Forever Young - A 70th birthday tribute to Bob Dylan, Celtic Connections


At one point during the night, a visibly moved Hart recalled making the pitch for the concert to the Director of Celtic Connections, thinking that he may agree to a venue the size of King Tuts or Nice n Sleazys. However when the Director agreed to th....

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CELTIC CONNECTIONS 2011: The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bettye Lavette


Winners of 6 Grammy Awards including a lifetime achievement award in 2009, The Blind Boys of Alabama are one of the most lasting and popular soul artists still active today. The fact that this band formed in 1939, over 70 years ago, and have witnesse....

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BMX Bandits 25th anniversary show


There was an excellent turn out in the venue and it was pleasing that many turned up to see the support acts Randolph’’s Leap and Nick Garrie. Despite wanting to get in to see Randolph’s I unfortunately only caught the last song. I definitely intend ....

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CELTIC CONNECTIONS 2011: Giant Sand & The Boy Who Trapped The Sun


It’s a miserable, dark and wet Glaswegian Saturday night; not a unique occasion all will agree. You can set your watch by it, January will be a month of grim weather with the post-Hogmanay hangover in full effect, or it would be if it wasn’t for that....

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WWPJ Live Glasgow


It’s not just Christmas and further travel crisis causing hysteria here at Glasgow’s QMU tonight. It is what could be seen as a ‘home coming’ for a band that have barely, touched down on U.K soil this year. Now one of the finest bands Scotland has pr....

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Celtic Connections 2011


Thursday 13th January, Torchlight procession George Square

Celtic Connections kicks off with the traditional torchlight parade from George Square to the Royal Concert Hall. You can take part in this if you visit the website, be quick. It starts at....

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Astral Planes @ Stereo 15/12/10


First up its Astral Planes with no introduction, however going straight into a killer set.

The fairly loaded crowd at Stereo, who are mainly here to see the Yummy Fur had their dangly bits grabbed by the energy of the first song. Time to wake up ....

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Pearl & The Puppets, Boycotts, Debbie Kate @ Oran Mor, 14/12/10


As Debbie Kate takes to the stage, the majority of the crowd have yet to make their way in to the downstairs venue at Oran Mor. Still, the sixty or so who are inside find themselves captivated by Debbie’s voice. She strides through a set which includ....

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