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Dreaming of King Tut’s: considering the uncertain future of live music

The expression ‘uncertain times’ is everywhere at the moment, from emails to TV adverts and political speeches. So when American pop punk band Waterparks announced a tour with no set dates, vaguely named the See You In The Future Tour, the infuriating uncertaintyperfectly summed up the live music industry’s precarious future. Coming out of a […]

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Live review: Willie J Healey provides warmth on a cold Glasgow night

A relaxed atmosphere exists amongst the crowd in King Tuts on this Wednesday night, or perhaps the crowd has been subdued by the Glasgow rain. Willie J Healey has never played in King Tuts before, yet he arrives on stage with a cheeky all-knowing grin to the audience that automatically intrigues, and convinces us that […]

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Live review: The Regrettes are infectious at King Tut’s

All the way from sunny California, The Regrettes graced Glasgow, performing in King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. It felt like a sort of exotic novelty, seeing them here in Scotland, such a contrast to the images of them in front of blue skies and palm trees we are so used to. Despite the sub-freezing temperatures, […]

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Nick Hakim, Jamie Isaac, King Tut’s

A decidedly woozy and weak-kneed witching hour was to be had compared to other nights at King Tut’s. Muddy-coloured beanies, lopping corduroy shirts, and soft, pasty vocals all came together in a show of a jazz-shaded, well-oiled coin – on the head(line) side was Nick Hakim while Jamie Isaac ensured it was a tail(or) made […]

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Interview: “My label is just Marika Hackman… Just use my name”

Marika Hackman is tired of being labelled. Though her show at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on 19th November saw her written up as a “folkster”, this description has to be described as inaccurate. Marika descended on the darkened stage with a full band, ready to work through her snarling, rumbling new record, I’m Not […]

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Just a few of the best hangouts in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh Located on the bustling vein of Edinburgh nightlife that is Cowgate, Sneaky Pete’s is difficult to miss but snugly tucked away beneath the arch of George IV Bridge. As a poky, sweaty room that can hold 100 heads, most gigs will be a squeeze but for the many fans of Sneaky’s that’s […]