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MUSIC MUSINGS

The music scene in Scotland's Central Belt. We check out some gigs, and the occasional piece of recorded music. The emphasis here is heavily on rock, indie and electronic styles.

Mammút + Broen @ The Hug and Pint, Glasgow 29/11/2017

The Icelandic headliners combined Björk with rock charisma, while the Norwegian support were beguilingly eclectic in terms of both music and stage attire.

Mammút

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Wolf Alice + Sunflower Bean + Superfood @ Barrowlands, Glasgow 12/11/2017

The beautifully unconventional indie rock headliners soared high above their eclectically noisy backdrop in Glasgow's iconic venue, prompting a rapturous call for an encore.

Wolf Alice band shot

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Goat Girl + Jerkcurb @ Broadcast, Glasgow 3rd November 2017

This female-fronted indie-rock band have a distinctive edge to their material but live they lacked some of the onstage personality of their peers.

Goat Girl indie rock

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Diet Cig + The Spook School @ Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh 17/10/2017

Two bouncy, Joanna Gruesome-influenced indie pop bands play at Edinburgh's most intimate venue, proving that smaller gigs aren't necessarily less beautiful.

Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman of Diet Cig


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Thurston Moore Group + Curdle @ St. Luke’s, Glasgow 12th June 2017

Diamonds-in-the-grunge exhilaration from erstwhile Sonic Youth member Thurston Moore.

Thurston Moore Group

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Hidden Door Festival: Idlewild + Manuela + Hamish Hawk + Dama Scout @ Leith Theatre, Edinburgh 27th May 2017

The band that finally made the Edinburgh crowd go wild at the Hidden Door Festival.

Idlewild @ Hidden Door

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Hidden Door Festival: Anna Meredith + Marnie @ Leith Theatre, Edinburgh 26th May 2017

Spine-jangling but somewhat reserved electropop from Marnie, and impressive musical eclecticism from Anna Meredith at Edinburgh's Leith Theatre.

Marnie @ Hidden Door

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Evan Dando @ St Luke’s, Glasgow 18th May 2017

A triumph for the love of music over any potential whiff of pot smoke cynicism.

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Honeyblood + Estrons @ The Liquid Room, Edinburgh 22nd April 2017

Honeyblood breeze by on the duo’s tight playing and sparkly personalities.


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PINS + Baby In Vain + Yassassin @ Broadcast, Glasgow 14th April 2017

A heady rush of femme-punk vigour in an intimate Glasgow venue.

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More music

THEATRE

Locker Room Talk play @ Traverse, Edinburgh

COMEDY

Italian comedian Francesco De Carlo