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People, Places, Maps @ Box


“I can’t take the heat!” howls front-man Ryan McGlone, as the loose drums lead in People, Places, Maps’ first song ‘Pyromaniac’ in their poignant performance at Box earlier this month. His strong Fife accent commands the first few minutes of the song....

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Sean Russell, The Os @ King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, 18/2/11


Yikes, a Friday night gig at King Tut’s can’t be too bad a gig to get, eh? Hmmm? Hmmmm?

Well, dear reader, I should make you aware from the off that this gig took place in the BAR at King Tut’s, not the illustrious venue upstairs. Only once before....

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British Sea Power @ The Arches, Sunday 13th February


It’s fair to say that Valhalla Dancehall, British Sea Power’s 5th LP has not received universally glowing reviews. Not that it’s received awful ones either, just a couple too many of those forgettable mid level ones. Which to me has seemed a little u....

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The Meatmen Live @ The Butterfly & The Pig


Dancing shoes definitely required for this one. The Meatmen produced a fantastic mixture of rock n’ roll, country, blues and rockabilly to create what has to be one of the best atmospheres in Glasgow.
With covers of classics from those such as Chuck....

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Scott Hutchison @ Snafu 27.01.11


Although a little disappointed by We Were Promised Jetpacks unexpected no show, this writer was ecstatic at the prospect of an impromptu solo show from Scott of Frightened Rabbit fame. A mediocre offering from JJ Bull, local singer songwriter opened ....

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Vigo Thieves - Love Is Dead


Vigo Thieves are a band that I have been following for the last year or so. Why?

They write songs from the heart, they are hard working, creative with their use of social media and videos and they are ambitious. The fact that they are ambitious an....

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Sweep Across Horizons @ Cabaret Voltaire 04.02.11


As Get Loose Promotions start to unwind and relax in their Edinburgh base of Cabaret Voltaire, Sweep Across Horizons take to the stage for a full force performance. Although four bands play this evening, one of them stands out in musical excellence, ....

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He Slept On 57 - A Glow From the Night Light


Inverness trio He Slept On 57 return this month with the release of their second EP A Glow From the Night Light. With a very successful and eventful 2010 under their belt already, this year sees the band unleash a more mature and fuller sound with th....

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CELTIC CONNECTIONS 2011: John Grant @ St Andrews in the Square, 30.01.2011


John Grant’s 2010 debut solo album ‘Queen of Denmark’ has been a revelation to me of late. After interviewing our very own rising star, Rachel Sermanni for this very website, I was encouraged by the songstress to check out his music. I would like to ....

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