Joe Howe

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Banana Oil – The B.O.'s

15 Nov 20173 stars

Jazz fusion from the Glasgow underground: who'd have thunk it? The trio of Joe Howe (Ben Butler & Mousepad) on sax, Niall Morris (Sham Gate) on electric bass, and Laurie Pitt (Golden Teacher, The Modern Institute) on drums, aim to 'sound like Mothers of…

The best gigs to celebrate Halloween 2014

14 Oct 2014

Including Goblin, Zola Jesus, Nightrave, Pressure and Hot Mess

Gory gig options are in good supply this Halloween. Fans of the tits + terror school of Dario Argento giallo horror movies can watch 70s Italian prog rock legends Goblin perform their live soundtrack to a screening of Suspiria at SWG3 Warehouse. Which…

Simple Things 2014 lineup includes Autechre, Clark and Dean Blunt

14 Oct 2014

Bristol-based electronic festival is set to head north for the first time to venues across Glasgow

In recent years Glasgow has proven itself to be a fairweather friend to city-based festivals, with every continuing success story like Stag & Dagger giving way to an honourable but now defunct effort such as Hinterland. This November sees another new…

Interview: folktronica wunderkind Jonnie Common limbers up for the Jonnie Commonwealth Games

14 Jul 2014

Fellow electronica athletes Paddy Steer, Joe Howe and MC Almond Milk will also attend

With an album out this autumn and regular curatorship of the Save As Collective – alongside James ‘Conquering Animal Sound’ Scott, Julian ‘Miaoux Miaoux’ Corrie and Gavin ‘grnr’ Thomson – lone electro-acoustic troubadour Jonnie Common (who also performs…

Alternative top 5 albums of 2013, featuring Penny Penny, Andy Kaufman and Lithic Grid

18 Dec 2013

Five LPs you may not have heard this year - but are definitely worth tracking down

Various artists – Dark Acid 2 (Clan Destine) Part 2 in a series of acid/ techno records. This gently-face-melting beauty features Glasgow-based artists Stefan Blomeier, Claire (real name Elise Tippins), Tropics of Cancer (with members of Golden…

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…