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Gig review

Playground Festival

It’s festival season and I have a lightbulb moment in Sainsbury’s – triggered by glitter and arsecheeks.

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Gig review

Electric Frog

It’s got a certain whiff of pub talk about it. That last-orders genius idea: “We should all get tickets for Glasto next year”…

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Gig review gig reviews (Scottish)

T in the Park 2013 (2)

Saturday The View open up my T20 with one of the best overall sets of the weekend.

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Album review Scottish albums

Frightened Rabbit

“I am that dickhead in the kitchen…” – as an opening gambit in the Selkirk-formed five-piece’s highest profile, highest stakes record to date, this opening line is probably up there with the best of ‘em.

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Album review Scottish albums

Stanley Odd

Scottish hip hop. Three words that rank alongside sticky Thatcher thong in striking terror into the heart of the man in the street

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Gig review

T in the Park

With a month to reflect on what happened at Balado and get the muck out of his turnups, Richard Baillie goes over T in the Park 2012 in his head. Again and again.

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Gig review gig reviews (Scottish)

Kelburn Garden Party

Now in its fourth year, the Kelburn Garden Party is settling as well into the festival calendar as it is into its home in the wonderful grounds of the Kelburn Castle and Country Centre.

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Single review

The Dirty Heads

A summery reggae-tinged pop song that sounds exactly like the kind of tune that worms its way under your skin via a radio blitz

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Album review Scottish albums

The Grand Gestures

Question – What do you get when you take a random crew of Scottish musical and artistic talent, a grumpy TV shopkeeper and the offer of a curry lunch in return for some lyrics and vocals?

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Album review

Maps & Atlases

Chicago Math Rockers Maps & Atlases return with a polished follow up to their shuddery debut (which was so low-fi in parts that it was only sung in vowels)