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Sound of Guns at King Tuts 24/5/11


Its amazing what a bit of experience can do. Its been seven months since I first discovered the capabilities of the ferocious four-piece Sound of Guns after they supported Detroit Social Club at King Tuts, and in that time theyve fully completed thei....

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Liverpool Sound City: The Weird and The Wonderful


Liverpool is 2008’s European City of Culture – it seems so unsurprising considering the beautiful shape of the architecture and the sheer excitement surrounding the live music and art scenes. But for me, winning the City of Culture title is perfectl....

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Frances Thorburn @ Oran Mor, 1/5/11


A reliable source informed me that on the occasion of her last performance in Glasgow, Frances Thorburn had sold out The Arches, which is no mean feat. So, as I arrived at the appointed hour for this Sunday night show at Oran Mor, I was a little take....

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No Colour Too Strong Too Paint - Sick Kids Charity Album Launch @ Maggies Chamber, Edinburgh 07.05.11


Music in the name of charity is certainly the most fulfilling way to experience live gigs. Last night saw the launch of the Sick Kid’s Charity album No Colour Too Strong to Paint, with performances from some of the bands featured on the album. A lo....

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Belongings by Clock Opera (Moshi Moshi)


Every so often I go through a phase, like many of you might, of wanting some new music, not just any new music, but something really inspiring.


As you grow older you learn that there are some labels, blogs or journalists that you can rely on for....

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Kitty the Lion at Stereo 28/4/11


*** Review by Nikky Ward ***

Kitty the Lion opened the lunch night of Communion at Stereo Café Bar and although it was in the basement, the summery feeling that has hit Glasgow was far from forgotten. The crowd was filled with summer dresses, shor....

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Handwritten by Kevin Rutkiewicz


Footballer-turned-singer-songwriter Kevin Rutkiewiczs debut album Handwritten was initially released last year, and has been re-released due to Kevins recent increasing success, with notable appearances at King Tuts and a support slot for Midge Ure. ....

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W.E.F.U.N.K headline Love Music Hate Racism @ Hootenannys 28/3/11


At the anti-racism gig organised by activists Love Music Hate Racism at Hootenannys, W.E.F.U.N.K energetically take to the stage after four other diverse acts. “Good evening and welcome to the first Church of W.E.F.U.N.K,” lead singer Otis howls, as ....

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