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Places of Worship: The Freshers’ guide to music venues in Edinburgh

Welcome, fellow students, to the city of Edinburgh. Home to the famous Fringe Festival, your new home is proudly one of the most vibrant and long-established cultural epicentres in the UK, and as a student in this city, the world is truly your oyster. However, walking through the iconic greyscale cobblestone streets you may not […]

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Relic pressed on vinyl: The irreplaceable sound of live albums and why we enjoy them

Beneath the floorboards of his family home in Streatham, music producer Dan Carey hides lazers, smoke machines, and an entire music studio. He lives upstairs with his wife and children; music lives in his basement. While this may seem a strange setting for a professional studio, the peculiar décor and location are little more than […]

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Upcoming gigs in Edinburgh and Glasgow

If any reader is searching for some great concerts over the next few weeks, here’s a few the Music Team has compiled that you won’t want to miss!   EDINBURGH: 04/04: Pinegrove @ Summerhall HYYTS @ The Mash House   07/04: Swimming Tapes @ Sneaky Pete’s   09/04: DMA’s @ Usher Hall   12/04: Optimo […]

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The Front Bottoms earn their spot on the Barrowlands’ legendary stage

10th February 2018 Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow The iconic Barrowland Ballroom stands out in the stark, wet February night. Its animated neon lights are a dazzling galaxy in their own right, drawing in concert-goers and renowned bands alike. With a plethora of influential artists from across the ages – everyone from Pink Floyd to Biffy Clyro […]

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Kendrick Lamar at SSE Hydro: Kung-Fu Kenny, King of Hip-Hop

SSE Hydro, Glasgow 11th February 2018 After five long years, Kendrick Lamar has made his long-awaited return to Glasgow. With his last time on stage here being in 2013, following the release of good kid, m.A.A.d city, Lamar has since conquered the world of hip-hop and risen as king, his influence spreading not just musically, […]

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James Vincent McMorrow Live in Glasgow

10th October O2 ABC, Glasgow McMorrow is a singer-songwriter from Dublin who came to widespread attention with the album Post Tropical in 2014; he is currently on a world tour in support of his new album We Move. Wyvern Lingo opens the night as the only support act, and despite a promising first song they […]

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Preview: Upcoming Gigs in Week Five

This upcoming week is a good one for those with eclectic taste, the highlight is John Carpenter’s career retrospective. Known for directing a series of slasher flicks that defined campy 80s horror, Carpenter has experienced a renaissance as a composer of eerie synth music. His ‘night of terror’ will take place at Usher Hall on […]

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Live Music Preview: Upcoming Gigs in Welcome Week and Beyond

Nothing Broadcast, Glasgow 13th September Nothing is a fairly surprising and serious change of pace for a bunch of guys straight from the Philadelphia hardcore scene. Their sound is just about as mellow as you could imagine, with dragging, muted vocals and distortion galore. Some things never change though (and it works for Nothing) a […]