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DJ Yogi Haughton presents Scottish Soulful Weekender

18 Oct 2011

Dumfries event features Todd Terry, Kerri Chandler and Joey Negro

A weekend of soul music held at a hotel in Dumfries & Galloway sounds almost like a niche market event, a retro get-together for old school Northern Soul junkies to relive the glory days. Yet Yogi Haughton, the promoter of the first Scottish Soulful…

Family Fun Music Day

19 Sep 2011

Programme of music events aimed at opening up the Glasgow Concert Halls to younger music-lovers

Mission Impossible-style light beams that play musical notes as you cross them, a giant labyrinth of music and light, and a dark room filled with scary sounds – hardly business as usual at Glasgow’s City Halls. Organised by Svend Brown, director of…

The Captain’s Collection

19 Dec 2011

Matthew Zajac of Dogstar Theatre to play Gaelic music preservationist Captain Simon Fraser

The latest production from Inverness-based company Dogstar is a rich tale about a composer and former British Army officer who courts fame by publishing his volumes of Highland music. The piece, which is being performed in Glasgow as part of Celtic…

New Year in Vienna and A Viennese New Year

13 Dec 2011

Austrian-themed classical concerts by the SCO and RSNO

What would New Year music be without Vienna? No matter how many times orchestras sail up and down the Beautiful Blue Danube, pop the corks in the Champagne Polka or waltz their way through the overture to Die Fledermaus, audiences flock to hear their…

Numbers discuss the club/brand's New Year plans

13 Dec 2011

Hogmanay celebrations in both Edinburgh and Glasgow lie ahead

It’s been another good year for Glasgow’s ever-growing clubbing export Numbers. So big, in fact, that they need a whole three cities to contain their send-off to 2011. First they’ll be warming up with a set at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s the night before…

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Com Truise - profile

16 Nov 2011

Seth Haley (under his synth-pop pseudonym) gears up to play Sneaky Pete's

Who: No, not the one married to Hatie Kolmes. Com Truise is the alias of Seth Haley, the New Jersey based producer behind this summer’s sublime Galactic Melt; his debut album, and one of this year’s finest, most addictive electronic synth-pop…

Wake the President - Zumutung!

15 Nov 20113 stars

Harder, more mature songwriting on Glasgow duo's second album

(We Can Still Picnic) An improvement from their first album You Can't Change That Boy in 2009, Wake the President have taken a harder, more mature songwriting approach on new album Zumutung!. Twin brothers hailing from Glasgow, Erik and Bjorn…

Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore brings his fourth solo album to Glasgow

15 Nov 2011

We look back on the career of the legendary DIY music icon

Once upon a time in Stirling, a counter-cultural icon walked among the people and played his guitar and snapped up their Scottish country dance records. The year was 2005, when Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore came to the central belt to perform at…

Eat, sleep and breathe: The Drums

15 Nov 2011

The Brooklyn indie-poppers' guitarist Jacob Graham lets us in on his tour-time eating habits

What time is breakfast? Whenever I wake up. Usually around 9.30 or 10am. But going through time zones can mess that up. Tea or coffee? I’ve never really gotten into either. I do like hot chocolate though. Smoking or non-smoking? Non.

Ever been to a silent disco with a Chinese dragon?

25 Oct 2011

Ever explored a museum at night? Ever had a cocktail surrounded by thousands of years of history? Ever been to a silent disco with a Chinese dragon? Thanks to the support of RBS and The List, the National Museum of Scotland is bringing you an exclusive…

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Azari & III - Don't call them house revivalists

21 Oct 2011

Toronto-based act favour Roland drum machines, crisp piano loops and emotional lyrics

Is it too soon for a house music revival? That’s the question The List is mulling over ahead of speaking to self-proclaimed ‘house music aficionados’ Azari & III. The Toronto-based band, comprising producers Dinamo Azari and Alixander III and vocalists…

Eat, sleep and breathe: Twin Sister

20 Oct 2011

The dream-pop quintet's guitarist Eric Cardona explains the band’s on-the-road eating habits

What time is breakfast? Usually around 10 or 11 we are locating a Denny’s. Tea or coffee? Lately, it’s been coffee again. Not at Denny’s though. Too much water. One good cup a day. Smoking or non-smoking? Non-smoking for three of us…

The Stone Roses reform to play dates at Manchester's Heaton Park in summer 2012

19 Oct 2011

As you’ve no doubt heard, yet another cornerstone of the British music establishment has chosen to dust off its bucket hat and have it large with a reunion tour. This is no ordinary by-the-numbers reformation, though. This is The Stone Roses. Capable…

Profile: Moritz Von Oswald

6 Oct 2011

Rare live show from minimal techno pioneer in association with club night Animal Farm

This Saturday sees one the most important and legendary figures in electronic music, Moritz Von Oswald, play a rare, pre-Subculture live set with Tikiman, organized jointly by Animal Farm and the Sub Club. An established percussionist for the likes of…

5 Things: the changing faces of Bob Dylan

19 Sep 2011

Our five favourite versions of the man born Robert Zimmerman

Folk Dylan Became the poster boy for protest music with album and song The Times They Are a-Changin’ in 1964. Electric Dylan Enraged the folky masses by plugging in for ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ in 1965. Allen Ginsberg pushed a broom in the…

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Bob Dylan set for 2011 UK tour

14 Sep 2011

Dates in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff and Bournemouth

Rock stars, like canines, maintain strange relationships with the tally of the passing years. The job is viable till the moment the performer hits 60, at which point the shade of pensioner-hood lowers like showers on a Bank Holiday weekend. We’re…

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

13 Sep 2011

Annual arts festival returns for biggest year yet

Unless you’ve been gently nestled under some rock for the past several years, you will probably be aware of the annual autumnal arts treat that is the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF). This year’s brochure boasts almost 300 events…

Electric Frog September Weekender 2011

25 Aug 2011

Frankie Knuckles, The Fall, Jeff Mills, Mogwai, and Joe Claussell feature in stellar line-up

Whoever chose to carry out some large-scale maintenance at their Eastvale Place business premises on the last weekend of July has inadvertently done Glasgow’s clubbing fraternity a favour. It might have meant the planned Electric Frog Summer Weekender…

Music Is The Music Language

25 Aug 2011

Festival of the experimental and esoteric

Music Is The Music Language, a two day festival organised by DIY promoters Cry Parrot and Tracer Trails, is testament to the vibrancy of Scotland’s underground music scene. ‘Underground music is strongest and most exciting where and when the values…

Classics at Greyfriars set for 2011 Edinburgh Fringe

10 Aug 2011

Beethoven concert series with church backdrop

Taking advantage of the unique way that music can be presented in the context of a festival, Greyfriars Kirk (at the top of Candlemaker Row) is presenting all of Beethoven’s piano sonatas and string quartets over the course of a new two-week long series…

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How to Dress Well - Tom Krell interview

3 Aug 2011

Tom Krell on of many reinventing solo songwriting

This is getting to be a trend. Where young men with an indie sensibility used to express themselves by picking up an acoustic guitar and letting it all out, a new generation disguise their fragile falsettos with a wash of reverberating electronic…

Interview: Oneohtrix Point Never

2 Aug 2011

Psychedelic synths and drones from experimental electronica-lord, Daniel Lopatin

Name Daniel Lopatin Job title Musician, label owner Where are you just now? Brooklyn, NY. What are you doing/ going to do today? Finish the track arrangement for the upcoming OPN record. Do you enjoy touring? I do, I didn't always. It…

Nicolas Jaar interview - Electronic pop artist on UK tour

27 Jul 2011

NY-based experimental DJ and head of the Clown and Sunset label

Trends bloom and wither fast in the fragmented landscape of modern music, and most die out without ever seeing the light of the popular consciousness. In the high-turnover world of electronic music this ephemeral air is accelerated, although it’s…

King Tut’s Summer Nights series of gigs

21 Jul 2011

Local heroes including Song of Return and Meursault line-up for Tut's fortnight-long season of gigs

‘Britain’s Best Small Venue’ – as voted last month by the NME but perhaps better known to Glasgow music-loving punters as plain old ‘King Tut’s’ – continues its successful run of seasonal live programmes with this month’s second annual ‘Summer Nights…

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - A potted history

13 Jul 2011

The post-rock deities set for 2011 UK tour

One should never underestimate the power of the bagpipe. It played a key role, after all, in F# A# ∞ (F-sharp, A-sharp, Infinity) – the official debut from Canadian post-rock deities Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The anarchic, enigmatic (not to…