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Olivia Dean Glasgow gig review

Continuing her sold out tour around the UK/EU, it is clear that Dean’s music has connected with her Scottish audience. As soon as she arrives on stage she is met with roars from the crowd as she goes straight into her newest single ‘UFO’, accompanied by her 4-piece band. Everyone was instantly swaying and singing along […]

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Florence & The Machine graces the Glasgow stage in a ‘resurrection of dance’ 

Florence Welch possesses an ethereal quality that renders her live performances unforgettable. Some might even say indescribable. As the lights dim and a collection of white chandeliers descend from the ceiling of the Hydro, the crowd anticipates the enigmatic star’s entrance.  She enters the stage in a turquoise lace gown complemented by her iconic red […]

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Music and the Cost of Living

Still recovering from the last two years of COVID, the live music industry is now facing another threat to its way of life—the cost of living crisis. Even though the pandemic is far from being through, many musicians and bands were looking forward to this year as a time where live music would make its […]

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The Great Western Festival returns to Glasgow

The Great Western Festival, in collaboration with the 432 promotion company, started in 2019 and is set in Glasgow. Instead of being concentrated in one outdoor area with multiple stages, like a traditional festival would, TGW consists of multiple venues scattered around Great Western Road. What is interesting about these venues is that they are […]

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Raves and the Cost of Living

Raves, or free parties, are associated in the common subconscious to drugs, violence and anarchy. Thatcherism, and the neoliberalism and conservative ideologies that followed were the major drives behind the repression against rave parties and its participants (free party people and other travelling communities), an oppression that started in the 1990s and has never ceased. These communities […]

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“Music and Vibes”: Eva Lazarus Live Review and Interview at Sneaky Pete’s

“Vibes over genre.” These three words – spoken by Eva Lazarus midway through her set – vibrate through the sold-out venue, Cowgate’s very own Sneaky Pete’s.  These three words, Lazarus explains, are her main focus. As she says this, her hands are pressed together, as though praying, and her eyes are closed. Gentle, electric guitar […]

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Angel Olsen Brings her Effortless Incantations to Edinburgh 

On Saturday 22nd October, Angel Olsen and the Big Time Band came to Edinburgh for the penultimate concert on her UK/Ireland tour. After an acoustic opening set by Tomberlin, each member of the Big Time Band walks onstage adorning a different block colour ensemble and instrument; a pink violinist, a red drummer, and a green […]

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Impact of Astroworld

In 1989, at an FA Cup match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, the Hillsborough disaster took the lives of 97 football fans. The cause was overcrowding, which led to a crush amongst spectators. More than three decades later, legal action continues, with the families of those affected still seeking acknowledgement, compensation, and crucially, justice. In […]