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Bucky, Springsteen and getting laid: Angel Olsen at Barrowland Ballroom

There is always something enticing about attending a show at Barrowland Ballroom, with its neon lights and grand entrance making one feel like they’re stepping into a Vegas casino more than a Glasgow concert hall. Undoubtedly, it makes one excited for the performance to come. No atmosphere could have felt more appropriate for the illustrious […]

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Live: Diamond Dog Sessions Presents Hector Shaw, Live at Sneaky Pete’s, 21/01

To great success, radio station Mojo Edinburgh held the first of their Diamond Dog Sessions; a series of evenings showcasing upcoming musical acts on the Edinburgh underground scene. Organiser and co-founder of Mojo Edinburgh, Milo Hynes spoke of the city’s notable absence of a scene for rising talent and thus his concern to create an […]

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The Twilight Sad shroud Usher Hall in awe

Fresh off the back of winning The Skinny’s Scottish Album of the Year Award and not too far gone from touring with the behemoths that are The Cure, The Twilight Sad endeavoured upon their largest headline show yet at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. Opening the night were Man of Moon, a diminutive 2-piece set-up that finds […]

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Fat White Family bring their hedonistic live act to Potterrow

Unceremoniously stamped hands displaying Potterrow’s infamous ‘Big Cheese’ logo trail up the banisters to the venue’s The Venue on this Thursday evening. Everything within the space is somewhat conflictual from what is normally expected; from the crowds of older men in leather jackets scattered around, to the complete rinsing both bars of draft lager, and […]

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Sigrid entices the masses at Usher Hall

It’s easy to assume many things about Sigrid, on first impressions alone. Her debut album Don’t Kill My Vibe is about exactly that. After experiencing difficulties in her early career working with executives who undermined her capabilities as a young woman trying to break into the music industry, this album is a testament to her […]

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Calexico and Iron & Wine are better off seperate

As their combined name suggests, Calexico and Iron & Wine are the coming together of two unlikely projects; sometimes a beautiful blend, other times an eclectic jumble (the fact that they retain their own names is telling). Nevertheless, they are a wonderfully talented group of musicians and they entertained a full Usher Hall on a […]

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Walt Disco headline The Mash House

Walt Disco are a band who have succeeded in garnering a near untouchable reputation between the teenaged populations of Edinburgh and Glasgow following their stint supporting the alternative giants that are Sports Team. Their new-wave-come-post-punk sound proceeds them, and expectations were high for their stab at headlining the Mash House. Upon arrival, the crowd was […]

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Black Country, New Road live at SWG3 Poetry Club

On an October night more frigid than usual, tucked away within the warehouses in the Glasgow rain, Black Country, New Road could never have sounded more appropriate. I was intrigued by the group after some friends drew my attention to their single “Sunglasses” (one of the two songs they have on Spotify). While the track […]