Ben Butler and Mousepad

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Club night Positive Education ropes in Glasgow talent for good causes

27 Aug 2013

JG Wilkes, Thunder Disco Club, Ben Butler & Mousepad and Lovers’ Rights on line-up for second outing

Club promotion is a tricky business. Many claim to be in it for the party, to put on the best undiscovered talent or just create an opportunity to DJ themselves, but if you’re not making money, you won’t last long. It’s something Fraser Welsh, promoter…

The Arches: 21 defining moments

18 Oct 2012

The cutting edge venue turns 21 this year - here are some of the stand-out moments in its history

1. Cafe Loco October 1991 First set up as an experiment by Arches founder Andy Arnold to bring theatre to clubbers, Cafe Loco showcased numerous emerging and experimental performers including early sightings of performance company Mischief La…

Best of 2011: Songs

14 Dec 2011

The best songs of 2011 featuring Austra, Lana Del Rey, Aidan Moffat

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - ‘Bubble’ / Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – ‘The Copper Top’. It was a straight tie between these two underground power-duos. Showing off the cream of Scottish vocals (and one doesn’t even really sing); the emotions soar, the…

Jonnie Common - Mono, Glasgow, Sun 27 Nov 2011

13 Dec 20114 stars

Triumphant show from the skilled electronica musician and friends

In August Jonnie Common, founder of the now defunct trio Down the Tiny Steps, released his debut album Master of None. In real terms, the event passed without a great deal of fanfare and yet critical acclaim was heaped upon Common by those lucky and…

Ben Butler & Mousepad - Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, Thu 5 May 2011

23 May 20114 stars

Electronica wunderkind pairs cold synths with a fun-loving sensibility

Even on a quiet Thursday, faced with an array of geekish men of a certain age, tapping feet and nodding along while comparing notes on synth model numbers, Joe Howe still manages to put on a show. The sometime Gay Against You and Germlin member…

The List: 25 Years - A night at the Arches, Glasgow featuring Errors, King Creosote and Come on Gang!

5 Oct 2010

Event celebrates 25th anniversary of The List Magazine

After 25 years of writing about other people's events, we've decided to put on our own... and it's been worth the wait. We're taking over The Arches for one Friday night only, showcasing the best of Scottish culture, including many of favourite bands…

Calvin Johnson and Muscles of Joy

23 Jul 2010

One of Seattle's more prolific underground artist performs in both Glasgow and Edinburgh

An inspiration to unpaid music interns everywhere, Calvin Johnson began his musical career by volunteering at a local radio station in his hometown of Olympia, Washington when he was fifteen. KAOS-FM’s policy of playing underground artists, as opposed…

Exposure: Ben Butler and Mousepad

5 Feb 2009

The geeks will inherit the earth. So it was prophesied that men wearing big glasses and bright jumpers, and carrying around portable Yamaha keyboards in their backpacks, would come to replace posturing rock stars as the myspace heroes of a new…