Glasgow’s ever shifting, buoyant and self-sufficient music scene is the envy of cities across the globe. And it’s one that generates nearly £70 million for the local economy and supports around 2,450 jobs, thanks to two primary factors. Firstly, the insatiable appetite Glaswegians have for live music, be it in a basement venue bar on […]Read more "WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON WITH THE NEAR COMPLETE ABSENCE OF FEMALE ARTISTS ON GLASGOW’S ‘INDIE’ FESTIVAL LINEUPS?"
A former Glasgow based newspaper political cartoonist has called out famed graffiti artist and social commentator Banksy for possibly ‘pinching’ her illustration work to use as the basis for some of his most well known stencils and murals. Canadian born Cinders McLeod lived in Glasgow for four years from 1997 until 2001 and worked for […]Read more "‘HE ISN’T THE MESSIAH, HE’S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY’: HOW BANKSY LIKELY ADOPTED HIS IDEAS FROM A FORMER GLASGOW BASED POLITICAL CARTOONIST"
On May 1st this year, Scotland became the first country in the world to introduce minimum pricing legislation for alcohol, in attempt to curb the nation’s drink problem. And while that meant that many beverages such as cider saw overnight price increases of upto £6 a bottle, for Buckfast Tonic Wine, at 15% abv for a 750ml […]Read more "TONIC YOUTH: HOW ‘BUCKIE’ HELPS FUEL GLASGOW’S MUSICAL OUTPUT"
La palabra ‘locura’ no llega a definir lo que es SXSW, el showcase festival de música más grande del mundo, que tuvo lugar en Austin, Texas desde el 12 al 18 de Marzo. Mas de 1500 conciertos de 570 grupos a lo largo de la semana en más de 100 locales de la ciudad; salas, […]Read more "AUN CON LA MENTE PUESTA EN LO BONITO QUE FUE SXSW 2018"
…Without a guy from the Gorbals, there wouldn’t be a Messi or Maradona There are few countries in the world that have as much passion for the beautiful game as Argentina do. An ever present part of any World Cup tournament, with Russia 2018 no exception, the nation has graced us with some of the […]Read more "HOW A MAN FROM THE GORBALS BROUGHT FOOTBALL TO ARGENTINA"
As the clock struck 12 to welcome in the New Year in 2016/2017, unbeknown to Sacred Paws, they were still playing. Cue a late Happy New Year celebration at Mono in Glasgow, which the band – who went onto win 2017 Scottish Album Of The Year award – played alongside Shredd, Rapid Tan and Happy […]Read more "100 shows in 2017"
2017 has been another stellar year for the grassroots level of the Glasgow music landscape, with the DIY scene bursting at the seams with fresh, edgy and exciting talent. The likes of which keep the very idea of a ‘quiet night in’ firmly off the agenda, be it on a Monday night or at a […]Read more "THE 1O BEST UP AND COMING GLASGOW BANDS YOU REALLY NEED TO GO SEE IN 2018"